;though, I think the problem is a lot deeper than that.
I have a few examples;
*The Mac game Kooky's Quiz Carnival; Jupiter Corporation's first game? (see www.tjm.jp/product/game/other/quize.php ). For my filter bubble, entering "Kooky no Quiz Carnival" on Google gives just 1 search result, "Kooky's Quiz Carnival" 5 results, and "クーキーのクイズカーニバル" (the official native name) only 43 results. Furthermore I can't find any footage of the game on YouTube or Niconico yet.
*Various old Sanrio licensed games for PCs, I'm still putting together lists of these for my Sanrio Wiki site on Shoutwiki.
*The Smaki games, of which Blupi is the mascot (still an obscure character though), but recently Epsitec released lots of their games as open source. twitter.com/BlupiGames
*Thinking about it, it's deeper than that as well. Some of the most obscure may span back to arcade games (one idea to discover these may be to look for issues of Game Freak magazine, but I was able to document some of Vol. 1 niwanetwork.org/wiki/Game_Freak_(magazine)/Volume_1 ), such as that cancelled Nintendo arcade game Space X mentioned on the forums recently.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jul 5, 2021 8:20:42 GMT -5
I was thinking about potentially obscure games I've played, but I don't think there's any that's so under the radar that no information can be found online. Games that do fall under this are often non-commercial.
Aside: technically, I can simply a game myself, let a few play it, never publish it and call it content forever lost to history. I actually think this has happened a lot in the world of home computers or early Windows.
A few off my head:
David Newton's Treasure Tower: Originally made as a Windows game and later ported to Flash. Obscure due to the author's site being down and due to its generic name.
Nokia 8310 Snowboarding: The phone itself is overshadowed by its more popular predecessor, the Nokia 8210. Everyone remembers Snake, but this one is far more fun to play.
DiscStation games from Compile. Nowhere as obscure as the others listed here.
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5