Hi, well today i have remembered how nice were the old DOS games. When i was younger, those games were the coolest thing in my life. There was: Commander Keen series, Cannon Fodder, Preistoric 1 and 2, Raptor, Zone 66 and all that kind.
I got my first PC when i was 4 years old...my father was a programmer and he bought it from Italy. It was a 486 and it was very nice . I had all those games full version. My father got them from a dealer that sold them cheaper. As we know, 10 years ago the internet wasn't so great.
I want to tell you(for those who do not know) that the Time's Best Indie Games Archive is at www.dosgamesarchive.com so you can have a look
You can also inspire from there...the best indie games developers: Apogee, Capcom, ID, Epic, can help you make your next great game
Ah, that's old. I like http://www.the-underdogs.org Now that's got some good games and even rates them as well. Also, if you're playing DOS games, get DOSBox, it makes them more compatible
Indie development was never really such a big deal. But I think it's good, otherwise games like Dwarf Fortress, Avernum, platformers, roguelikes, all of them wouldn't exist. Or yeah, Commander Keen and all those other old games. We'd just be swamped with Atari & EA games.
Disclaimer: Any sarcasm in my posts will not be mentioned as that would ruin the purpose. It is assumed that the reader is intelligent enough to tell the difference between what is sarcasm and what is not.
The commodore 64 was my first computer if you could call it that! Anyone remember Turrican 1 & 2, Boulder Dash & Flimbo's Quest? The classic years! I had a game making tool on my C64 actually called Tool box, never really figured out how to use it though!
My first "home computer" was the Commodore VIC 20. The coolest game for that machine was High Noon. A cowboy duel game, quite funny, because at that time, the game really had good graphics.
My next step in the history of home computers, was a cool Commodore 64. It had that new design, which looked like the later Amiga. At that time, my interest for game design was kindled, especially when I got my fingers on S.E.U.C.K. (Shot'em'up Construction Kit). Those were days.
Of course I followed the evolution of computers, and got my hands on the one and only AMIGA (*sniff* at that time, that computer was the future... ). My interest for game design crew much, and that was when I got my shaking hands on AMOS the Creator (wow), that was a software from another world. I had alot of game ideas, but never finished one (I was too young... )
Anyways, eventually I took the giant leap, and bought me a PC. The first PC I got, was a 80386, with a Super VGA graphics card, and a Soundblaster card. That was when the PC's started to take over the good old Commodore 64 and AMIGA. And the good old days (for me) were over.
Now in the year of our Lord, 2008. I have a PC with a nVidia GForce 8800 GTS (direct-X 10) graphics card, with 360 MB memory; an Intel Core Duo 2.4 Ghz processor, 500 GB harddisk and 2 GB RAM. So I have been on this train since the stone age of computers - hehe. Is it strange that I feel old? ...
And of course lastly, I have started to create games again, and even with a Software that is made by the same people that was behind the great AMOS. That is; The Games Factory 2. I will eventully get my hands on Multimedai Fusion, sooner or later...
u are old, because a lot of the TDC users are teens between 14 and 20 but you are 35? anyway, well MMF2 is a good addition for the game making world. think about if you become as experienced as the clickteam members are you could create a "monster"