Computer UI pioneer Susan Kare teamed up with Areaware to make a physical deck of playing cards based on her design for the first Windows Solitaire game. It’s funny that we got a real life version of Minesweeper way before this one.
Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of Space Invaders-themed stuff. Although some aren’t things I’m very fond of (like the Space Invaders silk tie), there are some that I definitely think are worth getting (like the Space Invaders Alarm Clock and the Space Invaders Multi Tool.)
One of the first games I got hooked to on the PC was Solitaire. Our computer then ran on Windows ’95, with a wonderful CRT monitor that cost more than laptops do these days. I would try to finish the game as quickly as possible, and gaze proudly at the screen when the cards would go berserk and flying all over the screen when I won the game.
Solitaire on a diet of sugar and acid. That’s the best way to describe Awesome Solitaire, the iPhone & iPod Touch timewaster. It’s biggest draw? Slick visuals – it has a “gyroscope-powered parallax starfield background” – and Guitar Hero-like encouragements whenever you make a good move.