Monday, June 29, 2009

Indiana Jones and the History of His Videogames

The stories of an adventurous archaeologist with a hat and a whip. Indiana Jones is one of the most well known characters in film history, the theme tune has worldwide renown and the famous boulder scene is one of film’s most iconic -parodied, acknowledged and recreated uncountable times.
A man who swings across chasms with a whip, shoots Nazis, explores temples and jumps between moving trucks; he’s a badass and his adventures transition perfectly to video games. Whether you’re pointing and clicking around a freshly excavated tomb, fighting skeletons with your trusty whip or asking “which collection of pixels is supposed to represent Indy”, Harrison Ford’s character has appeared in a colossal ten games, with another two on their way – that’s three times the number of films!
With the fourth film in the series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, gearing up for the silver screen this week, we thought it was the perfect time to take a trip down memory lane. A lane filled with booby traps, Nazis and fine leather jackets…

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