Games, computer, recreational

January 22, 2020 — August 2, 2021

computers are awful

Miscellaneous notes on games (of the recreational/fun variety) that did not fit elsewhere.

1 Tooling

Open surge is a 2D platformer with integrated scripting language and level-designer. Cute. cf LÖVE, the Lua-scriptable game engine. Here is chr15m’s Roguelike Browser Boiler plate by and there are probably other excellent things on

2 Retro games

2.1 Lazy in-browser

You can play a bunch of retro games in the browser; e.g. the DOS Games collection includes classics (Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2). Similar, but more suspect provenance, Classic Reload.

2.2 emulate classic games

  • RetroPie is a miniature distribution that makes a raspberry pi into a polymorphic games console

2.3 arcade machines

Turns out they were all weird bespoke platforms and emulating them is hard. the most prominent emulator is MAME

2.4 C64

VICE - the Versatile Commodore Emulator Many games are on the internet archive](

3 Incredibly retro games

Games from previous centuries, previous millenia