Getting Back into the 80’s

Last time I posted I talked about the games we were limiting ourselves to for inspiration while creating our new game. One of the fun things we get to do right now in these early stages of development on Project: Artificial Legacy is get immersed in the media of the 1980’s.

Similar with video games, We restricted ourselves to content that is from 1986 or older. Before we dived in we thought this was going to be a big challenge. To our surprise a lot of our favorite nerd culture came from this era and we were find ourselves not having to ignore as many influences as we thought, thou there were still a large area of content we had to ignore and keep ourselves from using as influence.

Here is a list of things that have been playing in the office (and a few things we’ve been reading):

Anything DC & Marvel (pre-1986) ~ Lots of Superman, X-Men, Green Lantern and Batman
Ninja Turtles – B&W Comic (1983)
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons & Dungeons & Dragons 4th version (1985)

Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1974)
Doctor Who (Pre-1985)
Transformers (1984)
Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984)
Battle of the Planets (1978)
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983)
Dungeons & Dragons (1983)
The Twilight Zone (1959)
A-Team (1983)
MacGyver (1985)
Miami Vice (1984)
Batman (1966)
Green Hornet (1966)
Star Blazers (1979)
Super Friends (1973)

Any Godzilla films between: Godzilla (1954) & Godzilla 1985 (1985)
Any 007 films between: Dr. No (1962) & A View to a Kill (1985)
Any Star Trek films between: The Motion Picture (1979) – The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Wars Original Trilogy: A New Hope (1977) – Return of the Jedi (1983)
Bladerunner (1982)
Tron (1982)
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Superman (1978)
Superman II (1981)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Back to the Future (1985)
The Goonies (1985)
Red Dawn (1984)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Gremlins (1984)
First Blood (1982)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
The Thing (1982)
Poltergeist (1982)
Excalibur (1981)
Flash Gordon (1980)
Police Academy (1984)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
Red Sonja (1985)
Commando (1985)
Explorers (1985)
Swamp Thing (1982)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
The Last Starfighter (1984)
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1985)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (1984)
Legend (1985)
Platoon (1986)
Terminator (1984)
Return to Oz (1985)
Escape from New York (1981)
The Delta Force (1986)
No Retreat, No Surrender (1986)
Enemy Mine (1985)
Day of the Dead (1985)
Streets of Fire (1984)
The Final Countdown (1980)
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
Galaxy of Terror (1981)
The Ice Pirates (1984)
The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)
Ghoulies (1984)
Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Missing in Action (1984)
American Ninja (1985)
Fire and Ice (1983)
Rocky IV (1985)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Westworld (1973)
Patton (1970)