- Play it again: What do Dragon, White Dwarf and The General have in common?
- Launch of the Play it Again Popular Memory Archive
- Play it again: John Passfield, Australian game developer
- Play it again: home coder Matthew Hall
- Play it again: The Hobbit game co-created by Veronika Megler
- Play it again explores Help columns in the 1980s
- Play it again: PC Games Challenge Chamber
- Orphaned work: Susan Corbett asks “Is the law an ass?”
- Play it again: Abandonware
- Play it again: What Institutions are collecting
Home coder Matthew Hall recalls coding his first games…
Finishing up their month focusing on home coders, this week Matthew Hall of KlickTock reflects on his early days writing games in rural Victoria and the wonderfully cheap games he would buy on shopping days in Horsham. There’s also a link to download his package of games from the 80s.
Matthew Hall started and still runs Klicktock!
The screenshot is from “Nonsense Manor”, one of the text adventures from Matthew’s pack of 1980s Commodore 64 games rescued from decaying cassette tapes.
A bundle of classic games are available “Featuring Impossible text adventures. Graphics that will turn your stomach. And SUECK ‘masterpieces’ by a 9 year old Kid. Load if you dare.”
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DMZ celebrated the launch of the Popular Memory Archive here.