Memories: Midnight Player and QBasic Games

I spent time tonight organizing and cleaning up old CDs* — mostly backups — and in the process found some old projects of mine. QBasic Games and Midnight Player. I recommend giving castles3.bas a shot. I’ve got other interesting things on those CDs too… (namely: the first seven releases of Sphere ever, crazy videos – including guys who tried to build a mach-one muzzle velocity potato gun, and I apparently also wrote a frontend to a gameboy emulator.) I may or may not upload them, depending on interest and time.

* Concerns about the lifetime of optical media are valid. Most of my CD-RWs don’t work and some of the CD-Rs are broken too. They’re only 2 to 5 years old.

p.s. I apologize for the performance problems of this site. My ISP is hosing me lately. Not sure if I can even complain since I’m not supposed to be be running a server. (You’re NEVER supposed to run a server.)

p.p.s. Do postscripts go after the footnote or before? :)

p.p.p.s. WHERE HAS MY LIFE GONE?? I used to be at least semi-interested (if not semi-decent) in computer art. I also wrote some pretty okay AI algorithms (used a rudimentary possibility search instead of hard-coded state checks) when I was 15 or 16. Now I feel like a stuffy old manager working on (important…) things like build systems and architectures. Where’s the style!? Even the first Sphere demos looked better than some of the latest ones…

Okay, enough with the postscripts. Check out my friend Kevin‘s new game: Rotator. Screenie:


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