SCOUTing Torin’s Outdoor Classrooms with Hart – WIRed #49

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Before we party like it’s episode 50 (coming NEXT WEEK), this week’s 49th weekly episode of WIRed discusses fundraising for an outdoor classroom in Denver AND the Scanadu SCOUT health analysis device, the underrated “Torin’s Passage”, and remembering Owen Hart & “RAW is OWEN”. Also, cockroaches may have evolved from Jawas… Continue reading “SCOUTing Torin’s Outdoor Classrooms with Hart – WIRed #49”

Torin’s Pasasge: An Underrated Classic

Back in the summer of 1995, our family got our first Windows-based computer, an IBM Aptiva running Windows 95.  Along with the computer came some free software, including the only type of software that interested a 10-year-old boy: VIDJA GAEMS! I loved playing “Caesar II”, “The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain”, and “Battle Beast”, the game I put the most hours into was “Torin’s Passage”, an underappreciated point-and-click adventure game designed by Al Lowe (of “Leisure Suit Larry” fame) from Sierra On-Line.  “Torin’s Passage” holds the distinction of being Lowe’s family-friendly game, a contrast from the adult-oriented “Leisure Suit Larry” titles — which surprised many fans of his work –, as Lowe stated:

“I think many people misunderstood Torin’s Passage, however. It was designed for a parent to share with a child, because I wanted a game that Megan (my then 11-year-old daughter) and I could play together.”   Continue reading “Torin’s Pasasge: An Underrated Classic”