I’ve been on reddit for many years now and have always been disappointed that there was no subreddit dedicated to gaming on classic Macintosh computers. If you take a look at the Reddit Retro Gaming Network (a collection of retro gaming subreddits across various platforms) you’ll see that there is no classic Macintosh gaming representation. I dug and dug trying to find one, and besides /r/MacGaming which is really meant for modern Mac gaming, I came up empty handed. As time went by I figured I’d just sit back and let someone else start one up, as it was bound to happen eventually. As time went by I realized that the obscurity of this platform being seen as a gaming platform meant that the subreddit probably wouldn’t happen, and that’s a damn shame in my opinion.
I did something about it.
I started up /r/ClassicMacGaming which I hope will eventually become a home for vintage Macintosh games on reddit. It’s been a community for a mere 6 days at this point, with 10 subscribers. I’ve been submitting content daily, with no plans to stop any time soon, so I really do hope that others will enjoy it. You’ll find articles, pictures, videos, gifs and more on this subreddit so please check it out and subscribe if you enjoy it. If you have anything to share or contribute, you can do that too!
Classic Mac Games #32
Review of the cannabis and Pac Man inspired Mac Game HappyWeed, created in 1993 by Christopher B Council and released as shareware.
Classic Mac Games #31
A look at the 1984 Macintosh game Airborne! by Silicon Beach Software. No Macintoshes were hurt while filming this video.
Classic Mac Games #30
Swoop is a Macintosh arcade-style space shooter released in May of 1995. It was created by David Wareing and Ambrosia Software. It was a really polished game with great artwork and very great audio for its time.
I’ve been getting questions asking if I’m still alive and also about my YouTube channel and the status of it. First off – Yep, I’m still alive! I haven’t died or abandoned my site or channel. I will be back soon, though as of right now I’m not making videos or games. Once again I’ve hit a very time consuming semester in college, and my wife and I just recently had my son, a super cute baby boy, just a couple of months ago. I’m not a first time father, I had my daughter going on six years ago now so it’s not as life changing having another baby, but it still takes a lot of energy.
I’ll definitely be back at the beginning of 2016, or possibly later, though I still might finish some projects I’ve been working on earlier this year. Thanks for all the comments and concerns on YouTube and in emails! I’m not dead!
Jarrod <— Not dead!
I spent some time this week creating a new HTML5 version of the classic Macintosh game StuntCopter. It’s been a number of years now since anyone has done a remake, and I believe this is the first HTML5 version.
I tried to get the game as close to StuntCopter 2.0 as I could, but I ultimately decided to change a few things around such as scoring and speed. I feel the changes are minor and don’t really change the gameplay in a bad way. The new scoring system works well with the online highscores I’ve implemented in this version.
I believe I’ve hammered out most of the bugs, but if you find a serious bug, please contact me.
A quick look at a free Windows game called Stoat Aventure. A retro Macintosh styled platformer where you guide a wild flopping Stoat to eat rabbits and find the exit.
You can download this game at:
Lode Doomer is a Lode Runner clone for Windows 95 – XP. This game features pre-rendered 3D sprites, save slots and the AI is supposed to be smarter than the real lode runner.
I was expecting it to be kinda screwy, but I actually had fun playing this one.
Classic Mac Games #29
There weren’t a lot of choices when it came to using a gamepad controller on old ADB equipped Macs. Today we are taking a look at one such device, the 1993 Gravis Mac Gamepad.