Before John Romero became an epic game developer and all around awesome guy, he was a kid. Â “A very smart kid,” asÂ Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo puts it. Â He was also a gamer who loved what he played and wasn’t afraid to let developers know it. Â InÂ this letter from 1985, published yesterday by Kotaku, a young Romero […]
Jimmy Maher of the excellentÂ Digital Antiquarian blog wrote today to let us know that his proposed Robot War Tournament, which he first announcedÂ here, has been canceled due to lack of interest. Â From Jimmy’s email: “Unfortunately… I just don’t think we can muster the participation necessary to make a tournament that feels, well, like a real […]
According to this article over at IGN, Brian Fargo, the man behind the original Apple II hit Wasteland, wants to create a sequel and heâ€™s looking to fund it through a Kickstarter campaign. Plans are still vague at this point and the campaign has yet to go live, but you can read Brianâ€™s thoughts on […]
Frank Kunze, the man behind the upcoming Eamon Deluxe 5.0, sent out the first beta to play testers early this morning. Hopefully, this means a general release isnâ€™t too far off. You can check out Frankâ€™s progress at the Eamon Adventurerâ€™s Guild Online blog.
The Eamon Adventurerâ€™s Guild Online, the place for all things Eamon on the Internet, yesterday posted screen capture images of Eamon Deluxe 5.0 in action. For those unaware, this is an effort to update and improve upon the original Eamon Deluxe. A call for playtesters went out recently and it looks like the project is […]
Egan Ford continues to improve his Apple Game Server ONLINE! project, releasing the latest version (0.5) today. The games available to play now numbers more than 200. According to the Change Log, v0.5 has these updates: * Boosted audio volume from 50% to 75%. * Added MON download option (Apple Monitor text for pasting into […]
Jimmy Maher over at the Digital Antiquarian is running an excellent series of articles on Infocom. Â Be sure to check out his latest, The Birth of Infocom,Â here. Â You won’t regret it.
We first mentioned Egan Fordâ€™s Apple Game Server Online! last week. Today Egan posted to comp.sys.apple2 that, with the help of Michael J. Mahon, he has updated the server to version 0.2. The game count is up to more than 200 now, and he and Michael were able to speed up the 12kHz/6kHz 8000 bps […]
Egan Ford (aka datajerk of the jerkwerks) today announced that his web-based Online Apple Game Server is open for business. The concept is that games can be served directly to your Apple II as audio files through the machineâ€™s cassette ports. Ford has posted a video tutorial explaining exactly how to get it up and […]