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    Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    Gamers can now download Bullfrog's classic fun clinical management sim.
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    Re: Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    One of the best ever games in my opinion. Loved it, and still occasionally fire up CorsixTH.

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    Re: Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    Agreed. Never fails to bring me hours of joy every time I occasionally fire it up.

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    Re: Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    Must. Not. Spend. All. Night. Playing.

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    Re: Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    Figure it's worth linking CorsixTH

    https://github.com/CorsixTH/CorsixTH

    Really nice effort.
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    Re: Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    Yep another nod to Corsix TH here for both me and my other half.

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    Re: Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Figure it's worth linking CorsixTH

    https://github.com/CorsixTH/CorsixTH

    Really nice effort.
    I couldn't get it to work through Origin, but that actually worked!

    Nice bit of a flash from the past, don't seem to be quite as good at it as I used to be.

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    Re: Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    I couldn't get it to work through Origin, but that actually worked!

    Nice bit of a flash from the past, don't seem to be quite as good at it as I used to be.
    Considering it's nearly 20 years old, it still holds its own!

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    Re: Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    Ironically Theme Hospital, was what I was hoping that the app store revolution would be back to gaming.

    We don't need AAA+ titles with amazing graphics, that suffer if every scene is graphiced to amazing standards. A good simple game play that's fun is what matters. Now-adays, these kind of things can easily be programmed in any language. Hell I dare say you could write Theme Hospital in JavaScript without it being too slow. This means it's cheaper to make such games.

    But sadly the freemium industry has killed so much of the bottom end market
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    Re: Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Ironically Theme Hospital, was what I was hoping that the app store revolution would be back to gaming.

    We don't need AAA+ titles with amazing graphics, that suffer if every scene is graphiced to amazing standards. A good simple game play that's fun is what matters. Now-adays, these kind of things can easily be programmed in any language. Hell I dare say you could write Theme Hospital in JavaScript without it being too slow. This means it's cheaper to make such games.

    But sadly the freemium industry has killed so much of the bottom end market
    Don't even think about a remake or you have to go sit on the naughty step and play ipad dungeon keeper for an hour

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    Re: Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    Quote Originally Posted by herulach View Post
    Don't even think about a remake or you have to go sit on the naughty step and play ipad dungeon keeper for an hour
    An hour? You would use all your resources in 42 seconds and then either be sitting watching a timer for the duration or end up spending £123124112323232312312312.92

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    Re: Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    CorsixTH is kind of a remake!

    My point is, I was hoping we'd see more of those games from the 90s, the kind that cost a lot less to develop, so would take more chances. Instead people expect indie titles to behave like AAA ones, and worse yet, fund software on Kickstarter whilst having no idea of software development.
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    Re: Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    CorsixTH is kind of a remake!

    My point is, I was hoping we'd see more of those games from the 90s, the kind that cost a lot less to develop, so would take more chances. Instead people expect indie titles to behave like AAA ones, and worse yet, fund software on Kickstarter whilst having no idea of software development.
    I agree. The most fun I've had with mobile gaming on phone/tablet has been old remakes/official ports (Broken Sword 1 & 2 are great!), Unofficial ports (CorixTH) or Emulators (Snes / SCUM). The telltale games work well and Xcom / Frozen Synapse / KotoR are good on Android but that's due to the style of game suiting the touch input and not twitch nature of mobile gaming.

    Then there is Hitman Go which was incredible. They looked at the hitman series, took the essence of it and then applied it to a mobile friendly puzzle game instead of porting a terrible onscreen control pos.

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    Re: Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms View Post
    I agree. The most fun I've had with mobile gaming on phone/tablet has been old remakes/official ports (Broken Sword 1 & 2 are great!), Unofficial ports (CorixTH) or Emulators (Snes / SCUM). The telltale games work well and Xcom / Frozen Synapse / KotoR are good on Android but that's due to the style of game suiting the touch input and not twitch nature of mobile gaming.

    Then there is Hitman Go which was incredible. They looked at the hitman series, took the essence of it and then applied it to a mobile friendly puzzle game instead of porting a terrible onscreen control pos.
    I didn't know kotor was on mobile. Thanks for wasting my weekend!

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    Re: Origin gives away Theme Hospital, free, 'On the House'

    I got it a month ago, but have not yet played. Tomorrow, I'll have time to play.

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