Space: the final frontier that we’re aware of, but among hypothetical frontiers, barely breaks the top 10. Oh and while we’re on the subject of top 10s…
Games, be they video or board, are so often inspired by the big black void that engulfs us and the possibilities that may await beyond, opportunities, horrors, exploration and adventure. While we had options beyond counting, we somehow managed to drill down to a mere ten games themed in and around space.
They came from another world with an irrational hatred of the bawling apes crawling on the blue planet in orbit around a yellow sun. It’s almost as if we’ve been bombarding the local area with a wide variety of radio signals that could be decoded to discover angry, hate-filled or generally annoying content. Frankly we don’t feel there’s any need for the death beams and intimate probing, the whole thing has been a whole over-reaction, we’re not the bad guys here, and we have the films to prove that out of everyone else in the galaxy, we’re the heroes.
Hunker down, and arm yourselves, as we play host to the intrusive outsiders from beyond the stars and life from places that defy understanding. Welcome to the Top 10 alien invasions.
Your votes once again led us to a tie! We’re shocked and astonished at how well received some of our topic choices have been this year. Now as I cast my eye out towards each and every one of you reading this Top 10, I ponder if you are really there or if you are all a figment of our imaginations, as we look towards our favourite Fourth Wall Breakers.
To break the fourth wall is a theatre trick, to engage with the audience at some level. Sometimes you may turn them into a mob, or you may decide to talk to them such as in pantomime (“Oh no he didn’t!”, “Oh yes he did!”) There are more subtle uses of the Fourth Wall however, some of them are semi-contained below… We couldn’t completely contain them, they reached out of the computer and told us not to. (more…)