Ancient Greek Punishments: The Retro Video Game

When you have a sense of humor and some free time, this is what you can come up with: Let’s Play Ancient Greek Pun­ish­ment!

This amus­ing lit­tle cre­ation lets users play vin­tage-style video games based on Ancient Greek mythol­o­gy. You’re asked to tog­gle the “G” and “H” keys as rapid­ly as you can … until you real­ize some­thing: the games, like the pun­ish­ments met­ed out in Greek mythol­o­gy, have no end. They go on for eter­ni­ty.

The Theoi Greek Mythol­o­gy inter­net ency­clo­pe­dia will tell you more about the suf­fer­ing of Sisy­phus, Prometheus and oth­ers.

Ready for more retro-cul­tur­al video games? Here you go:

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