Gaming Goes ‘Old Skool’

Published by PETA.

If you prefer Atari to Wii or have dreams of getting your name on the Galaga Top Ten High Score Table, We’d like to introduce you to what could easily become your new addiction: Escape From the Slaughterhouse.


Escape from the Slaughterhouse


Created by Mikael Romlin, this game is for the “old skool” gamer in all of us. It has a Crystal Castles feel, but instead of collecting gems and trying to escape Berthilda the Witch, you are searching for cages in each level in order to set your friends free and trying to escape from the slaughterhouse. You’ll encounter butchers along the way (whom you can defeat by jumping on their heads), and you have to be careful not to fall into the meat grinders.

I’m going to give you a heads-up and say that this game isn’t easy (even our resident gaming expert, Joel Bartlett, only made it to the first boss), but the rewards are worth it. Freedom for all? Yes, please!

And for those of you looking for some gaming on the go, check out Mikael’s Hunt the Hunter. It’s a cell-phone game in which you take shots at fox hunters before they can shoot vulnerable foxes.

After you’ve played the game, how about giving Mikael a little love in the comments below for his retro games?

Written by Shawna Flavell

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