We’d like you to a party… from 24 years ago! This is an invitation to the official Daikatana launch party, held on December 17, 1999.
Daikatana was one of the most hyped and controversial games of the late 1990s. Led by John Romero, the co-designer of Doom and Quake, it was supposed to usher in a new era of first-person shooters. Instead, the intense publicity and extravagant behavior from studio Ion Storm would turn it into a punchline.
This little memento of the Daikatana hype comes to us via a donation by former GamePro editor Dan Amrich. As you can see on the flyer, this party was hosted at Chase Tower, where Ion Storm’s infamously lavish headquarters was located.
This invitation is part of our library’s collection of flyers, advertisements, and event memorabilia, which we’ll eventually be able to scan and catalog with your support!
GOG Bundle Now Available!
GOG, along with a group of game developer friends, has put together a game history bundle for our benefit!
We’ve personally curated a selection of three historically important and interesting titles: The Last Express by Jordan Mechner and Smoking Car Productions, The Manhole by Cyan, and Wasteland by InXile (or originally, Interplay).
Not only have these three publishers agreed to donate all profits to us, so has GOG! If you’re interested, the bundle is available now through December 20th.