Shifting perspectives: because that axe was difficult to carry.
April 26, 2015 5:21 AM   Subscribe

Remember Stanley Kubrick's The Shining with Pippin Barr's Let's Play: The Shining, a browser game in Atari 2600 style. Press release.
posted by khonostrov (8 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I stopped at the point where i was expected to type out an entire page of 'All work and no play...', but I should have stopped at the hedge maze modeled after Atari's E.T. abortion.
posted by dgaicun at 7:41 AM on April 26, 2015

I guess I had a similar but opposite experience where I stopped because somehow the game started to freak me out more than watching the movie would have.
posted by tigrrrlily at 7:52 AM on April 26, 2015

Previously on Metafilter: The Great Gatsby on the NES and Watergate as a parody of Shadowgate

Let's Play The Shining is an ok idea, but the above two are much more fun to play.
posted by obscure simpsons reference at 8:08 AM on April 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

I liked the driving bit.
posted by Going To Maine at 8:09 AM on April 26, 2015

The hedge maze reminded me more of the maze in Adventure.
posted by MythMaker at 8:37 AM on April 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

Seconding the awesomeness of the Great Gatsby game, in that I actually wanted to play it a second time. The Shining game is definitely a one-and-done.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 8:48 AM on April 26, 2015

Agreed. Also it was seriously lacking a QTE for drinking in the bar.
posted by Samizdata at 9:01 AM on April 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

I would like to see Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick play each other.
posted by mazola at 9:41 AM on April 26, 2015

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