On occasion, my wife and kids look over my shoulder, peek at my computer, and ask, “Why are you staring at those little dots?” They are baffled that I engage in such an antiquated computer game and perplexed why I am so captivated by images of circles. I also consider the same questions and ponder my reasons for my dedication. I don’t know the answer, but I’ll continue to play at least until I do.
As notoriously complicated and difficult as VGA Planets is, one of the major barriers to learning is the lack of a user manual or a straightforward tutorial. This is a common complaint both from new and seasoned players. Many of the difficulties in the documentation have resulted from the long and colorful history of the game itself. An understanding of the history and development of the game will help you to understand why the documentation is incomplete and of uneven quality.
This article also will help you to know where to go to find good information and give a bit of insight into our future vision of Planets Mag.