Links Last Updated:
February 13th, 2016
Below are a selection of links which are relevant to my work or me personally. I try to return to these links every once in awhile to keep them up to date, or to get in touch with the individuals responsible for them.
If you want to see your link added here, contact me so I can review you website and decide if it is relevant. I'm primarily interested in links to other independent game developers or resources for those looking to develop their own games.
The Adventures of Felix Fox - http://felixfox.com
A website hosting a series of beat-em-up games featuring a misfortunate red fox by the name of Felix, all created by independent developer Wendell Preston. Certainly worth a look, even if you're not too big on the beat-em-up genre. ;)
Everett Kaser Software - http://www.kaser.com
This developer's been around since the early 90s and offers a huge array of games, primarily logic puzzles, which may sound like a genre that can't get too imaginative but just wait until you see the variety in all the games offered here! He also made Snarf, which I reviewed in Ancient DOS Games Episode 15!
Ron Heuse Software Development - http://www.heuse.com
Another developer who's been around since the early 90s. Presently, Ron Heuse offers an extensive Mahjong program loaded with content and he also made "Reaping the Dungeon", also known as "Dungeon Rogue", a game I covered in Ancient DOS Games Episode 91!
Tactical Neuronics - http://www.tacticalneuronics.com
Run by John A. Reder, a veteran of PC software development, his website is geared towards pretty much everything he's ever done in his spare time, including PC games, Atari 2600 and GBA homebrew titles, arcade cabinet projects and a slew of other things. I covered one of his very early games, "The Dungeons of Grimlor" in Ancient DOS Games Episode 179!
Web Shows:Clint Basinger's: Lazy Game Reviews - http://www.lazygamereviews.com
Clint does a web show where he reviews classic games and hardware (as well as a few modern ones) in a style that has some similarities to my own. Definitely worth a watch if you enjoy Ancient DOS Games!
Pushing Up Roses - http://pushinguproses.com
Roses does a series of videos about old games, usually inventory-adventure titles, ranging from Let's Plays with guest stars as well as "Second Look" videos where she reviews older such games to see if they were worth the effort to dig up and play again. She's even guest-started in a trio of Clint's LGR Plays videos!
Personal Websites:Ken Silverman's Official Home Page - http://www.advsys.net/ken
Do I really need to say anything about this person? He made the freakin' BUILD ENGINE! He's got a lot of his past and present personal projects up, including a fun little program called Evaldraw which I can only describe as a real-time programming language, as you get instant results as you code!
Patrick Aalto's Home Page - http://www.patrickaalto.com
Unless you were a LineWars fan, chances are you'll have no idea who this person is. His claim to PC gaming fame was the LineWars games, the second of which was published by Safari Software in 1994 and was one of the first games I can recall with modem/networked gameplay.
Steven Don's Website - http://www.shdon.com
Steven Don primarily runs a technology blog but has lots of additional resources for people who are into programming or video editing!
Mark Incitti's Website - http://www.incitti.com
Mark's one of the regulars in the pinball league I'm a part of, plus he runs the website for it. So not only is this a guy I see in person every so often, but he's done some indie game development too, one of his more interesting and original titles being "AtomHex", which is designed to be easy to play, but it takes a lot of skill and a little luck to really rack up the points!
Links Related to My Games:Nonosweeper website - http://www.nonosweeper.com
Nonograms are special puzzles using numbers which, when solved, produce a pixelated image of something. Nonosweeper takes the theme one step further by turning nonograms into minesweeper puzzles! ...OK really, this just comes down to trying to solve a nonogram without making any mistakes, but for people who like nonograms this one's sure to please! ;)
The Authoritative Minesweeper - http://www.minesweeper.info
This is one of the best places to go for information on Minesweeper and to quickly download the shareware versions of other Minesweeper variations, such as Crazy Minesweeper and Exotic Minesweeper. Also has world rankings and short essays on various things about Minesweeper that most people don't spend any time thinking about.
Game Download Sites:Good Old Games - http://www.gog.com
Offers many old commrecial games to download, all for great prices, that are tweaked to run properly on modern computers. That said, there are a few freebies too!
RGB Classic Games - http://www.classicdosgames.com
A great place to go to find lots of classic DOS games, many of which have had their full versions made free and legal by the original authors! Many of the games can also be played directly in your browser so you don't have to muck around with DOSBox if you're untrained in its usage! ;)
Dosgames.com Website - http://www.dosgames.com
Has a selection of over 500 DOS games to download, spanning shareware and freeware downloads.
Completely Free Software - http://www.completelyfreesoftware.com
Despite looking like a site out of time, this gold mine of free and legal software downloads has been around since the early days of the internet, pushed out of the forefront by more modern sites like the ones listed above. The selection of programs here is somewhat different than you'll typically find on other sites so it's definitely a good place to check if you're having trouble finding something! ;)
Game Development Resources:Allegro.CC - http://www.allegro.cc
A great place to go for games and resources related to the Allegro Game Programming Libraries, used in building some of the games here on the Pixelmusement website!
Scrolling Game Development Kit 2 - http://sgdk2.sf.net
If you wanna casually make some tile-based games with minimal programming effort, here's something to check out! The SGDK2 is being developed by Ben Marty, the same person who made Technoventure, an old DOS game I reviewed in Episode 80 of Ancient DOS Games!
DigitalMZX Website - http://www.digitalmzx.net
This place has existed for an extremely long time now and is presently the best place to go to get the Megazeux game creation system as well as hundreds of games made using Megazeux!
Truevision3D Website - http://www.truevision3d.com
This place features a very simple to use and powerful 3D software development kit. If you want to get into 3D programming but don't have the time to build your own fully-featured 3D engine then this is a great place to look!
Other Links:DOSBox x86+DOS Emulator - http://www.dosbox.com
Want to play some old games but they require DOS and don't exactly run nice on your high-end system? This is the program you need! (Also helps for running some of my old games!)
VOGONS Forums - http://vogons.zetafleet.com
Home of the official DOSBox forums but also a great place to go for retro gaming enthusiasts looking to talk with other such people about the software and hardware sides of things. There's also an active Ancient DOS Games thread which I keep up to date as new episodes come out!
DOS Gamers - http://www.dosgamers.com
To put it simply, this site is a one-stop resource for learning what tools are out there for playing old games on modern systems. Although the focus is DOS, numerous systems are covered!
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