Playing old obscure games can be tough. They’re not easy to learn about, they’re not easy to actually get a copy of, and then they’re not easy to play on modern devices. If you don’t have experience with the right technology, familiarity with gaming culture, and significant time and resources to invest in the whole process, big chunks of gaming might simply not be accessible for you. That’s no good!
Luckily, there’s lots of resources out there, although they can be difficult to find if you don’t know where to look. If you need a place to start learning about old games, I’ve compiled some of my favorite resources into this guide. Hopefully this makes it easier for folks to explore the deep catalog of games that aren’t so easy to learn about or play anymore.
This guide deals primarily with obscure computer games from the 80s to early 2000s, the same sorts of games covered by the scope of this blog (see the About page). These are many of the same resources I use for this blog and my research.
These pages are always a work in progress, so please feel free to send suggestions or additions.