Doctors of Gaming is a group of medical students and professionals that game as a way to leave work at work and promote the mental well-being of all caretakers. Red Husky Media’s Alex McGowen contributes consistently to their blog, which is available here. The following is an excerpt from an RHM contribution to the DoG blog titled “Revisiting Platformers and Banjo Kazooie“:
Platforming games have played a pivotal roll in the video game industry. Household names like Mario, Donkey Kong, and Sonic helped pave the way for games as we know them today. Their successes are still giving us great 2D platformers today (see Super Meat Boy and Shovel Knight). But after the 3D platformer craze started by Super Mario 64, the market hasn’t seen a truly exceptional non-Mario 3D platform game since the early 2000’s. Sure, we’ve had games like Portal, Mirror’s Edge and Enslaved, but they lack that je ne sais quoi that collectathons like Donkey Kong 64 and Conker’s Bad Fur Day had.