In the early Nineties, computer games were pretty expensive — not all that different from now, actually. But where it was fairly reasonable to expect a parent to be willing to buy a cheap, five- to ten-dollar toy, it was a lot more difficult to convince them to buy a piece of software that ranged from thirty to fifty dollars in price. Oh, and sometimes the software (computer game or otherwise) wouldn’t work due to bizarre compatibility issues. (Never buy Mac software for a PC user.)

I remember trying to get my dad into video and computer games. If he liked them, then we stood a fair chance of getting new titles for the computer (and maybe getting a console at some point…) more than three times a year. Where we stood (my brother and I) was the chance of getting games on our birthdays (twice a year) and at Christmas. Amusingly enough, looking back on it now, we probably should have tried to get our mom hooked on video games instead. :D

Alien Logic was one of those titles we picked up for our dad because it was weird and kind of sci-fi and he wanted him to play games. Also, it looked like fun and we wanted to play it wanted him to enjoy it. The title from this article actually comes from the rolls of malleable DNA (corks) that you would “cut” using your hand-held gene lab, before inserting it into a furry, colorful, organic womb-incubator that looked like a watermelon, the name of which name escape me at the moment.