November 5th, 2014, 02:42 Posted By: wraggster
The Internet Archive, a non-profit collection of movies, music, books, websites and (most relevant to the following information) games, has unleashed The Internet Arcade: a collection of more than 900 classic arcade games which can be played for free inside your browser.
On The Internet Arcade, you'll find classics like Out Run, Millipede, Tapper andPaperboy, alongside some not-so-classics like Turkey Shoot, The Three Stoogesand Kangaroo. But hey, since there's no coins to gamble, why not give them all a try?
Jason Scott, a developer of the project, described the process converting arcade games as surprisingly easy on a blog post (despite the fact that he also acknowledges scaling issues, control mechanisms that don't translate to keyboard or gamepad and several other minor problems). "My hope is that a handful, a probably tiny percentage [of people], will begin plotting out ways to use this stuff in research, in writing, and remixing these old games into understanding their contexts," Scott writes. "Time will tell."
If you're having trouble getting started with a game, press the 5 key to insert a coin, and Tab to change the controls to something comfortable.
For more information and downloads, click here!
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