This BBC article looks at the publishing war of the 90s, in which magazines vied for the pocket money that drove the quickly expanding market relating to videogame consoles. Julian "Jaz" Rignall, editor of Mean Machines, reflects on this period.
Rémi Vansteelandt won JS13K 2023 with this game that, like every other entry, fits within a 13K zip file. This post mortem covers some interesting technical details about how it was made and shows the variety of things that have to be considered when undertaking such a project.
It's long overdue that Frasier Crane makes his Gameboy debut in this very well realised fan game. From Café Nervosa to KACL, this is a really tightly paced homage to a great TV show. Play in-browser and see for yourself whether or not Frasier ends up with scrambled egg all over his face.
A look back at Gorillas, a game included with the QBasic programming language. Nibbles gets a mention too, which I have fond memories of hacking at the code of. It's even possible to play Gorillas or to play Nibbles (my tip is that in QBasic you can press F5 to run the program).
VirtualBeeb is a functional, 3D recreation of the BBC Micro. It was the 8-bit that could be found in schools throughout the UK in the 1980s, thanks to the Computer Literacy Project. Playing Granny's Garden on one of these was probably a rite of passage.