Matt Chat 156: Police Quest



If you’re fan of a classic Sierra adventure games, then you’ve surely played Police Quest, the only adventure game to be written and designed by a real-life cop. ┬áSet in the city of Lytton, Police Quest is a fun mix of realistic police work and humor–you can really tell that Al Lowe had something to do with that. Warning: Do not play this game high, or you’ll be in deep whale do-do. ­čÖé If you don’t have the game, you can buy the whole pack from GOG for only $10 (the first four games). Please use my link so I will get a kickback. That’s a really good deal; no DRM, easy setup, and nice PDFs of all the manuals.

Also, I’m announcing my new audience participation feature. If there’s a game you want me to feature in one of my famous retrospectives, then record a 10-30 second video, post it to YouTube (or wherever), and send me the link. Your video must contain the following:

  1. Your name or handle
  2. Where you’re from
  3. The game you want me to look at
  4. Why you think the game is great/historically important/unique

If you want to talk more about the game in the video, fine, but make sure the first 10-30 seconds are concise and can standalone. If I decide to cover the game, I’ll insert the clip into my video and link back to your channel (if applicable).

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About Blacklily8

About: Dr. Barton is an associate professor of English at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He is host of Matt Chat, a weekly YouTube program dedicated to classic videogames for all systems. Matt Chat has been featured on several prominent Websites,, Game Banshee, Blue's News, Tech Report, and RPG Codex. The show features historical retrospectives on important games as well as personal interviews with their developers and designers, including John Romero, Timothy Cain, Chris Avellone, and many others. He is the author of Dungeons & Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games (nominated forGame Developer Magazine's 2008 Front Line Award), author of Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time, and editor of Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom. He is a founder of Armchair Arcade, a PC Magazine Top 100 Website mentioned on Slashdot, Boing Boing, Slate, and many other prominent tech and game-related publications and Websites. His other games-related writings have been published on Gamasutra andGame Studies. He is currently writing and producing a feature film documentary called Gameplay: The Story of the Videogame Revolution, for Lux Digital Pictures. Matt is presently responsible for Armchair Arcade's technical and editorial direction, as well as general content generation. Be sure to check out Matt and his work at the following links: [LinkedIn] [Facebook] [Twitter] [Amazon Author Page] [YouTube]