Tozai Games is reporting the sad news that Douglas E. Smith, creator of the iconic, groundbreaking game Lode Runner, has apparently died. Details are still emerging and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more. (HT: @yesterbits via Twitter.)
Lord British’s return to Britannia is old news – Richard Garriott’s Kickstarter to fund his new game, Shroud of the Avatar, is already up to more than 75% of its stated goal of $1 million – but did you know that pledging at the “Lord of the Manor” level, a $10,000 donation, would have secured […]
A new contest has been announced over at the Eamon Adventurer’s Guild. If you’ve read through the old NEUC and EAG newsletters, you’ve undoubtedly run across one of the contests held years ago. (This is why there are about a billion Eamons mentioning a “Life Orb.”) They tended to produce some pretty solid adventures. Of […]
Bill Budge has posted to github the source code to his seminal hit Pinball Construction Set, according to this Y-Combinator item. Â Some sharp eyes in the comments thread noticed that although the code is for the Atari 800 version of the program, it was developed on an Apple II, a common practice in those days […]
In September, the Eamon Adventurer’s Guild Online blog took a look at Whit Crowley’s attempt to port Eamon to the Apple IIGS using HyperCard.Â The project was ultimately abandoned, as was Darrel Raines’ non-HyperCard porting effort, for which he produced a “tech demo” of what he envisioned for the final product.Â Today, the EAGO blog […]
An announcement has been made over at the Eamon Adventurer’s Guild Online blog regarding Eamon Adventure #255: Tenement of the Damned: I’m very happy to announce that Eamon #255 “Tenement of the Damned” has been completed. Â Frank Black was able to recover the entirety of the French program and I, in turn, translated it into […]
Frank Black today released Eamon Deluxe 5.0: Eamon Deluxe is an enhanced and expanded variation of the classic Eamon gaming system. With the release of version 5.0, Eamon Deluxe features cross-platform portability and an alternate accessibility mode for disabled or vision impaired users. The Eamon Deluxe adventure library includes a growing selection of original adventures […]
Over at comp.sys.apple2, an extensive message detailing the disassembly of Richard Garriott’s Ultima 1 has been posted. Â It’s a great read and definitely worth checking out if you’re at all interested in Ultima, game programming or just Apple II programming in general. Â Check it outÂ here.
Jordan Mechner announced on his blog today that after years of searching, the original Apple II source code for Prince of Persia has finally been located. You can read the details of the discovery here.
A new edition of The Eamon Deluxe Newsletter has been published over at the Eamon Adventurerâ€™s Guild Online blog. Writes Frank: I’m writing this blog to announce that an entirely original, 10-page Eamon newsletter was just added to the Guild website. While it is named “The Eamon Deluxe Newsletter”, this publication is actually intended to […]