Macaw45 plays Cybergames for Amiga on Twitch

This was a pleasant surprise.

Twitch streamer Macaw45 recently played through our old Amiga game Cybergames, live on his Twitch channel. For you who don’t know, Cybergames was developed by me and Johan Lundin, back when we had a company called Cyberpunk Developments. After many years of development, we finally managed to finish and release it as shareware in 1995.

Almost 30 years have passed, but this game still manages to pop up from oblivion once in a while, which warms the heart of this old ex-game developer.

Anybody interested in the back story of this game, and can read Swedish, should try to get hold of the book Svensk Videospels-Utveckling (Swedish videogame development), by Sundhede and Lindell, ISBN: 978-91-981120-4-7.

February 7th, 2023|Blog, Cybergames, Games|

I’m playing Assassins Creed Odyssey on PC

I have put in about 30 hours of game-play in Assassins Creed Odyssey but the game is so huge it feels like I only have scratched the surface. There are still many more islands to visit and I think I’m actually only at around 28% completion. Great story, world-building and I love the mediterranean atmosphere. It takes me back to my summer vacations in Spain and Greece and makes me long for the summer again.

The game feels somehow similar to Origins but even better. It’s bigger, the graphics is better, more life-like and there is a choose-your-own adventure approach where you have to select yourself what to say and how to respond. I like that you don’t always have to choose the violent option. Many times there is actually a peaceful solution to a problem, a solution that doesn’t involve a complete massacre.

As with Origins, I have of course taken the opportunity for some in-game-photography.
Here are some of my better captions so far.


In-game photography: Assassins Creed Origins for PC

I put in around 100 hours playing Assassins Creed Origins and its two DLCs.

It’s such a beautiful, well written game and the world building is top notch. It almost feels like you are there in ancient Egypt, with all the people going about their daily business.

Another thing I really liked was the ability to take screen-shots or in-game photography as some call it. Here are some of the better ones. You can download them and use as background for your desktop if you like.

I’m in the book Svensk Videospelsutveckling (Swedish video game development)

Svensk Videospels-utveckling

I was interviewed for creating the game Cybergames for the Commodore Amiga in the mid-90s.

Just got my copy of the book Svensk videospelsutveckling (Swedish computer game development), where I’m one of the 150 people interviewed for their contribution to game development in Sweden from the 50s to the 90s.

It’s available to buy at Bokus and several other Swedish bookshops.

November 4th, 2016|Amiga, Blog, Cybergames, Games|

I just played REZ on Dreamcast again

I re-connected my old Sega Dreamcast today and tried out some of the old games. One that still holds up perfectly is REZ, originally released in 2001. What a great and addictive game that is. It plays like a psychedelic music video version of William Gibson’s vision of cyberspace. You are this polygon avatar that has to fly around in the matrix and watch out for various geometric constructions out to get you. All while digging the interactive techno music. It’s impossible playing this game and not moving your feet to the beat.

September 27th, 2016|Dreamcast, Games, Retro|

SOMA is another great game I’m playing at the moment


SOMA was released over a year ago, so as usual I’m a bit late to the party. I grabbed this game at the latest Steam summer sale but haven’t started it until now for some reason. SOMA was developed by Frictional Games, a team of indie-developers that happens to be located in my old hometown Ängelholm, in the south Sweden. These guys of course also did the hugely successful Amnesia The Dark Descent, which I have to admit to have bought at another sale but actually only playing a couple of hours. SOMA however is just my cup of tea with the perfect blend of mystery, horror and science fiction. Love it.

September 11th, 2016|Computer Games, Games|

The best game in the world, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Last night, after 18 hours of playtime and 677 kills I finally finished Uncharted 4 on my PS4. I’m still awestruck. It’s such a great game, on so many levels and I would dare to say it’s one of the best so far, if not the best.

It’s not often I get impressed by a computer game but the Uncharted series has managed to do this four times now. The thing I’m most impressed with is the world building and how the story sucks you in. The world of Nathan Drake is believable and the characters are almost real, with their own desires and emotions. It’s the trademark of a really good movie and rarely, just rarely you get this from a computer game as well. Check it out if you haven’t already.



September 3rd, 2016|Blog, Computer Games, Games|
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