Links


Further reading


Further playing

  • DOSGames.com - Loads of old DOS games to download, with a brief review, star rating, and video attached to each; includes filters for shareware and freeware titles
  • Archive.org's MS-DOS Shareware Software Library - A big collection of DOS shareware, playable in your browser
  • Archive.org's Windows 3.1 Shareware Software Library - A big collection of Win3.1 shareware, playable in your browser
  • Macintosh Garden - The definitive collection of old Mac software, with a great community of vintage Mac lovers
  • Atari Mania - A huge database of software/games for various Atari systems; link goes direct to the list of all PD & shareware Atari ST software
  • Lemon Amiga - One of a few excellent databases of Amiga games; link goes direct to the list of all non-commercial (including shareware) softwre and games they have

Further watching

  • FPS: First Person Shooter - A 3+ hour documentary I'm working on as producer and co-writer (fellow author David L. Craddock is co-writer/co-director)
  • Matt Chat - Matt Barton's excellent video interview series, where he talks to game devs and authors like me in depth about the history of video/computer games
  • DOS Nostalgia - Videos about old DOS games
  • Pixelmusement - More videos about old PC games, with a special series dedicated specifically to the stuff that would get put on shareware compilation CDs
  • Play Different - Videos about old Mac games, HyperCard stacks, and multimedia software, with a particular focus on obscure and community works
  • [let me know if you think something else should be here]

Further listening

  • Fringe Game History Podcast - A short-lived interview podcast dedicated to obscure games
  • The Retro Hour - An interview-focused podcast that talks to a different industry figure each week about the history of video/computer games
  • DOS Game Club - A community and podcast that plays a different old DOS game every month, many of which were shareware
  • The Life & Times of Video Games - My documentary/narrative podcast about games history, which often delves into indie games
  • [more to come]

Buy your copy

Hardback or DRM-free ebook Amazon UK (Paperback or Kindle) US Kindle edition Book Depository (Paperback) US paperback preorder (Amazon, avail. Jan 10th 2023)


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WEBSITE STILL WIP — STAY TUNED FOR MORE

Progress:

(While you wait, you can play with the Classic Mac-themed website for my other book.)