In the magical land of gaming, there was a time when we played old games and did not believe that our hobbies could be a potential professional career one day. The definition of games has been radically redefined on multiple occasions as the years go by. From Real Time Strategy (RTS) to Role-Playing Games (RPGs) to Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) to finally Open World/Sandbox games that we see trending now, games have served us a great purpose: Entertainment. The eSports industry is booming and will continue to become even bigger in 2017. Tonnes of professional gamers have become millionaires from prize pools, advertisements and sponsorships.
Amidst the hype in the new graphics-intensive games, we retake a look into the past instead, right before gaming videos and live shows became a norm. Good games cannot get popular without the right marketing strategies; here are some old but gold classic games which you may have never heard of until now.
Old Games #1 Heroes of Might and Magic (1995-2015)
A series of video games created and developed by Jon Van Caneghem through New World Computing. Heroes of Might and Magic is a well-polished turn based strategy game back in the 1990s. The most notable release of this game was the 3rd instalment. It was well-received by the gaming community and probably was famous for awhile. However, this game is not easy. In fact, it will be one of the hardest games you ever played.
Unfortunately, things took a turn as multiplayer gaming began to rise. Impossible to beat games slowly died off one by one and the game company which acquired the game, The 3DO Company, closed down in 2003. The licensing rights of Heroes was then sold to Ubisoft, and the game was never heard of ever since.
If you were a real fan of this series, you would remember the countless sleepless nights spent trying to devise strategies to slay dragons and demons. Heroes of Might and Magic is a game you have to play and get hooked.