Text-mode games, ASCII games, ANSI games, text-based games. No matter what you call them, we celebrate them here: fun, inventive, visually compelling games created by pioneering designers using only 16 colors and the 255 symbols in the IBM-extended ASCII character set.
The games featured here are shareware, written by various authors, that I have collected over the years. I still find these old DOS games fun to play, and it is my hope that as you stroll through our virtual museum, you’ll take a few moments to download, play, and admire these gems from a simpler time in computing.
As much as we love old-school games, there are also lots of new games that are pretty sweet. For instance, you can use your mobile device to play on mobile casinos, and even win real money.