AUTHOR: Xvision at the origins of the games DataMan or GeoRing revised Donkey.BAS, the first video game on PC by Bill Gates.
DESCRIPTION: Young people probably don’t know what is Donkey.BAS, but older people will jump up by hearing this name. It’s the first video game ever created on personal computer. The ancestor of all our current games had been developed by Bill Gates and one of his friends. Today, Xvision decides to remake the game on iOS. IPhone users will have the chance to drive an 8 bits car and to avoid some donkeys on the road…
LOCATION: The game is available on iTunes, or directly in the Apple Store.
AMUSEMENT RATING: 2/5. OK, thanks to Xvision, we rediscover the origin of our playful video world, but is that really worth seeing? The studio says that the game has been “modified” in order to differentiate the two versions. Nevertheless, when we test the two games, we indeed wonder where the change is. At the same time, Xvision published a tribute to Bill gates in the description of the game. If the goal was just “to congratulate” the giant of the computing 30 years later, we would have saved ourselves the comparison of the two versions.