It seems there was a Dungeon Keeper shaped disturbance in the Force as I was hit with nostalgia for the game last month. Four days after I posted about getting the original from Good Old Games, EA announced that they're releasing a new version of DK on iOS fairly soon.
I picked up Dungeon Keeper yesterday from Good Ol Games to see if it still had that certain magic about it that I crave to this day in a real time strategy game.
Sure it was a DOS based game back in the late 90's with a few rough edges in the user interface.
Yep, it's still awesome.
It's part parody on hero quests, part real-time strategy game, part management philosophy game. So good.
I love how Good ol' Games has it packaged up with a great App icon and it just works, even in OS X Mountain Lion. Well over a decade since it was made and on an operating system it was never intended to run.
While I know it is running in a self-contained virtual machine environment, it's just wonderful to be able to run the game.
Even better - it' great to re-discover how well designed a game it is.