2022 - Post-apocalyptic gaming

WAY BACK in April 2020 (the early days of this pandemic), my dark humor was already surfacing when I discussed pandemic themed games I felt inspired to play as we all felt the pandemic would be over soon. Well, coming up on two years later, we are realizing that a post-pandemic world is not what were were expecting back when this all started. As I continue to ponder life in this pandemic/post-pandemic world, a rush of excitement occurred as a favorite game from my younger years, Thunder Road, was rebirthed via Kickstarter as Thunder Road: Vendetta. All the mayhem and chaos of post-apocalyptic racing bringing back memories of shows, books, and games that I have loved growing up. If you were not aware, I really enjoy the post-apocalyptic genre and in this post-pandemic world, it just felt appropriate for me to share this interest with you in great detail. So, here are my favorite cinema, books, and games of the post-apocalyptic genre for your to enjoy as we make the transition to a hopefully post-pandemic world that is NOTHING like is depicted in these lists.

Cinema

  • The Book of Eli
  • The Blood of Heroes/Salute to the Jugger
  • Dredd
  • The Highwayman tv series
  • The Last Man on Earth/The Omega Man/I Am Legend
  • Mad Max series (Mad Max, The Road Warrior, Beyond Thunderdome, Fury Road)
  • The Postman
  • Tank Girl
  • Thundarr the Barbarian cartoon
  • Waterworld

Books

  • 2000 AD – comic series
  • A Boy and His Dog by Harlan Ellison
  • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  • The Last Man by Mary Shelley
  • Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
  • The Postman by David Brin
  • The Shape of Things to Come by H.G. Wells
  • Tank Girl – comic series
  • The Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past – comic series
  • Wasteland – comic series

Games

How are you holding up after two years of this pandemic? Is your darker humor sneaking out? Do you enjoy the post-apocalyptic genre and have suggestions for me?

Post-Pandemic…Post-Apocalyptic?

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