The classic book BASIC Computer Games, published by Creative Computing, inspired a generation of programmers. The games were written by many people, and compiled by David H. Ahl. The fabulous illustrations accompanying each game were done by George Beker.
I've included all the games here for your tinkering pleasure. I've tested and tweaked each one of them to make sure they'll run with Vintage BASIC, though you may see a few oddities. That's part of the fun of playing with BASIC: it never works quite the same on two machines. The games will play better if you keep CAPS LOCK on, as they were designed to be used with capital-letter input.
The collaborative, web-based, massively multiplayer game Glitch began its initial private testing in 2009, opened to the public in 2010, and was shut down in 2012. It was played by more than 150,000 people and was widely hailed for its original and highly creative visual style.
The entire library of art assets from the game, has been made freely available, dedicated to the public domain. (CC0)
qtMUD is a Python package containing a MUD driver written by emsenn and released under the MIT License.
Somebody ported the original ADVENT to Python 3. This implies that it can be built into or called from stuff.
A retrofuturistic transhuman game where you hunt down uploaded renegades in a mesh network.
I'm not sure what kind of game this is. It starts with an avatar generator of some kind.
A collection of text art and photographs with an 8-bit aesthetic.
OpenDUNE is an open source re-creation of the popular game "Dune II", originally made by Westwood Studios, and released by Virgin Entertainment. It attempts to re-create the original game and apply modern technology to it to allow it to be run natively on most operating systems.
OpenDUNE is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.0.
An online password generator/decoder for the Mega Man games, Castlevania 2, Metroid, Solar Jetman, the Guardian Legend, Faxanadu, and Battle of Olympus. Pick the options you want and it'll build you a password. Type in a password and it'll show you what it means.
Website for a new sci-fi adventure game for the C64 and ZX Spectrum. Free. Downloadable.
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