Posted by: coolerbecky | June 23, 2009

Abandoned but not Forgotten

Back in the ancient times, when computers were still running Windows 3.1 and MS-DOS was in common use, there were all sorts of innovative computer games. With the lack of good graphics and severe restrictions on programming, these games were fairly simple and extremely fun to play.

Sadly, as graphics improved, many games weren’t updated to keep up with changes. As time progressed, these games and their makers began to sink into obscurity. With nobody to claim ownership of them, they became abandonware, left to rot and disappear forever.

Thankfully, with the help of emulators, these games can still be revived and played on more sophisticated, modern computers.

Abandonia is a volunteer run website started in 1999 dedicated to making these abandoned games available to nostalgia enthuiasts. It boasts a database of 1000 downloadable games, screen shots, documentation and reviews. Everything on it is completely legal as the site respects the Entertainment Software Association and doesn’t offer any copyrighted games for download, which is great because you’re getting great games legally for the cheap price of free.

Game reviews on Abandonia are very accurate. They give a very good description of the games so you know exactly what to expect. Like this blog, Abandonia is updated daily and doesn’t lack for content.

So, if you’re looking for that rare game that you remember from your childhood, why not stop by at Abandonia first and see if they have it? It’ll cost you nothing, just a quick clickthrough to http://www.abandonia.com/.

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Responses

  1. Yes I remember a game I liked in 1985 called Frogger and I found several versions on Abandonia


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