Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’s Video Game Is Now Playable IRL
The latest craze to sweep the internet is Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, a choose your own path movie on the popular Netflix streaming service. Many know the hit series as a brilliant anthology of science fiction, horror, and dramatic tales that are often a reflection of what’s happening in the world today.
That said, Bandersnatch is an entirely new event from the Black Mirror team, and it is set during a pivotal point in video game history – the 80s. Many of the games featured in the film were nods to previous episodes in the series, but one of them is an actual experience that can be played right now. Nohzdyve was developed for the ZX Spectrum, a popular PC in Britain that was released in the early 80s.
However, the only way to actually play Nohzdyve is through the power of emulation. That is, of course, unless you have a functioning ZX Spectrum lying around. Those wishing to dive in will need to acquire an emulator of their choosing (Fuse and Speccy are both good choices), and then head to the Tuckersoft website to grab the game. That’s right, the developer from the movie has its own website, and it is pretty glorious. The description for the game, according to the site, reads:
You’re falling fast through the sky! Collect eyeballs and avoid the buildings and other hazards. Perfection is key. This was truly a five star game by none other than Colin Ritman.”
What makes all of this even more interesting is that the website itself is almost like a puzzle. Some of you might go directly to the link above, finding Nohzdyve in all of its glory. In this instance, Bandersnatch appears to have been cancelled. Others, however, might be directed towards the History page on the site, with the game nowhere in sight, save for the short blurb about how the highly-anticipated Nohzdyve was cancelled, but Bandersnatch remains. If this happens, just clear your cookies and you should be good to go. There’s even a scenario where both are on the website.
That being said, all of this plays right into Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, but we won’t dive into spoiler territory. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as we learn more about the now-available Netflix film, and for other entertainment goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.