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Feel free to visit any of these great websites. Iím not partnered with any of them and I donít receive a dime if you click any of the links below. Some of them you may have already heard of, others are  just cool sites that might get overlooked in the increasingly crowded world wide web.


Adventure Game Studio
Chris Jonesí amazing swapware game creation utility. Updated often, vigorously supported and featuring a robust support forum. Many of the Barn Runner games were made with this great program.

Game Maker
Mark Overmarsí equally amazing game creation utility. In addition to Adventure Game Studio, this engine is also being used to create some of my games. Itís not swapware, but it is powerful and versatile enough to justify the small price tag.


Video Game Music Archive
Where old console game .midis go to be forever enshrined.

Abandonia Reloaded
Reviews of some of the best freeware games available on the net. They gave some of the Barn Runner games great reviews, so you know they have good taste!

Caiman Free Games
One of the first big fans of Barn Runner, Rudy and his crew collected some great  freeware games over the years. Sadly, Rudy passed away in early 2010, but his legacy lives on here. Pay them a visit and discover oodles of overlooked gaming gems.

Penny For The Ferryman
Another game review site, but one that focuses on games so obscure you've probably never heard of them. For example, this is probably the only site on the internet that has a review of Barn Runner 0. A great place to discover overlooked gems.

AGS Blog
Andrew MacCormack is one of the big wheels in the AGS community, and his blog covers just about everything going on in that world.

AGS Archives
A complete record of all things AGS. Peder Johnson and crew has archived virtually the entire history (and most of the games) made with AGS since Chris Jones unleashed it upon the world. Check it out.

Adventure Legends
A virtual clearing house of old, great games abandoned by their publishers. If it's worth playing, you can probably find it here.



Grumpy Gamer
Ron Gilbert's (he of Monkey Island and other classic LucasArts Gaming fame) editorial / rant website. One of the greats of adventure gaming plus he has a fascinating article in the archives about  just how much work and money goes into producing old school adventure games. Well worth the time of any game maker in the making.

A nostalgic peek into the early days of the internet. For anyone who visited a bulletin board system back in the days when BBSs were the only thing you COULD visit, this is the place for you. Just browsing this site makes me remember when War Games was the most cutting edge hacker coolness I had ever seen. I should have linked this site from the very beginning as it is very much in tune with the "retro-ness" TWI is all about.

The Watley Review
A great humor site with a distinct feel. How would the world at the turn of the last century report on the news of the world of today? Go there and find out -- and send them an electro-mail while you're at it. Not updated as often as I would like, but funny, unique and even more retro than TWI is!

What You Ought To Know
The Brothers Winn fill your head with almost useful information in these funny, short films. If you've ever wondered why it feels so weird when you whack your funny bone or why orange juice tastes so damn nasty if you've just brushed your teeth, then this is the place for you.

Hollywood Animation Archive
A fantastic repository of the golden age of American animation. For any aspiring animator or just some who appreciates a bygone era, this site is a must-see.






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