BIG PAGE O' LINKS
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
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
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
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
Runner 0. A great place to discover overlooked gems.
Andrew MacCormack is one of the big wheels in the
AGS community, and his blog covers just about everything going on in that
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.
A virtual clearing house of old, great games
abandoned by their publishers. If it's worth playing, you can probably
find it here.
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
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.