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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:13 pm     Post subject: Shareware Heroes book coming soon Reply with quote

Hey all, check out this upcoming book by video game journalist Richard Moss, "Shareware Heroes". It chronicles how "How the golden age of shareware subverted, shook up, and reshaped the video game industry, and kept independent game development alive." The unbound page is here where you can preorder / help fund the book:

https://unbound.com/books/shareware-heroes/

I also did a quick blog post about it on DOSGames:

https://dosgames.com/blogpost/coming-soon-shareware-heroes-book-about-shareware-in-the-80s-and-90s/
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:20 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

That should be a good book. Also, the page mentions The Secret History of Mac Gaming by the same author, should be interesting as well.

I remember reading on the subject a while ago, including an extensive interview with Scott Miller, and also some stuff about Jim Knopf, to get the idea of how the shareware scene came about to be.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:19 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I met him at a conference I attended, he did a talk about his Mac gaming book which i had already purchased at the time.

Great book, considering purchasing shareware heroes but not yet!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:53 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

So you're in the industry Wally, didn't know that!

Mac gaming is a pretty interesting topic with some fairly unique titles having emerged in the 90s. I'm not even talking about all the high-res ports of PC stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:17 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah not really in the industry, was a developers conference I had a complementary ticket for through work Happy

There's quite a large number of old quirky Mac games out there which are really unique to the platform, it's quite hilarious to open up a game and go whoa what on earth? Then end up playing it for hours. Suspicious
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:24 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wally wrote:
There's quite a large number of old quirky Mac games out there which are really unique to the platform, it's quite hilarious to open up a game and go whoa what on earth? Then end up playing it for hours. Suspicious

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