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...that The Good Old Days is one of the oldest sites of its type which is not only still online, but also still active? We've seen many other sites and people come and go, but always prevailed. The ups and downs of our history are documented in their own article.
So what is this site? To put it in the most simple way imaginable: It's a site about digital games. Not about the latest gaming news, but about the games themselves, and - as you've already surmised from the site's name - specializing in what's usually considered 'classic' these days. Of course, definitions of 'classic' differ widely. However, if you browse around a little, you'll find us covering pretty much everything (with varying intensity) from the earliest home systems (late 1970s) to the end of the last millenium.

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The 21st Annual Interactive Fiction Competition
The Evolution of Paradroid

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2019-01-08

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A happy new year, everyone! I'm sure everybody's full of energy to fulfil all those new year's resolutions, I'm sure. Like giving something back to the community by putting a lot of time into this website ;)

Ironically, we begin the new year with something hanging over from the last. LostInSpace submitted this review right on New Year's Eve. My own unavailability to do the finishing editing touches led to this delay of a week. Rebel Planet sort of picks up the grand plans some of us had a couple of years ago concerning the coverage of game books. Hm, maybe there is a new new year's resolution in there?

Mr Creosote

2018-12-31

And another year has come to an end. It was kind of black and white. Stressful, hectic but also quite productive and perhaps even revolutionary to an extent. We have recruited new members in our staff. We have re-thought some of our policies and conceived a new site model, which is possible to see the light in the year to come. We have received tons of contributions, particularly disk image files of all kinds and have gone past 3000 mark. And finally, we have advanced towards stream and hybrid images, which will find their place in the upcoming new version of TGOD. I'd like to thank everyone who has been with us and contributed immensely this year. Namely: Pheonix for his knowledge, enthusiasm and assistance, fuxxxyfloppy for a handful of good ideas and active participation in forum discussions, flyers80, escarioth, mikic for their enormous file contributions, and, of course, Mr Creosote for all the technical labour. Happy New 2019, everyone!
Moebius

2018-12-25

TGOD crew wishes you all a...

Moebius

2018-12-16

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What is this? Bit of a strange format for a screenshot, isn't it? Considering what we've been covering so far, sure. Though it is actually the format of what may be the majority of active gaming these days.

Today, we're taking a first plunge into the area of modern-day mobile platforms. Not a Game Boy derivate, but what each and every one of us takes into their hands more often than any other device every day. Possibly the most evil platform ever created by mankind: Google's Android.

Andor's Trail comes with little baggage, but as expected in the roleplaying genre, it can eat up a large amount of time easily with its involved gameplay, sprawling world and many more things you should better discover for yourself.

2018-12-08

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vaultdweller1701 has been registered with us for almost three years, and now decided to become an active contributor. His review of SimTower summarizes the fascination with this game very well: the sandbox appeal of the original Sim City returned with this one. The seemingly simple balancing tasks which turn more and more complex as your (vertical) empire grows into new dimensions. Welcome, once again, to our website!

2018-11-24

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marinru takes us back to the beginnings of MS-Windows gaming. While not exactly a common game platform for many good reasons in its early days, it did find its niche in the development of fairly abstract, thinking man's games. Often freeware or shareware. Most commonly known to a wider audience through inclusion on large CD-based game collections. At least this was the immediate association I had when I saw those screenshots and read the review of Stellar Empires.

2018-11-17

The results for the 24th Interactive Fiction Competition are finally in. Who has won? Well, head right over to the article and have a look! ;)

And with that we conclude this year's coverage of the IFComp and return to our regular programme.

2018-11-15

The judging period for the 24th Interactive Fiction Competition is almost over. It is only a couple of hours before the ballots close and then we will have to wait for the results. Who is going to win? Will it be because of the writing? Or rather because of some interesting gimmick? It is really hard to say because there were so many games this year, with so many exceptional titles amongst them, that the bets are off.

To round things out I gathered some overall thoughts in my article, including (among other things) my personal top ten list, my guess at who is going to win and even some awards to the one or the other game that stood out to me.

What is there left to say? Well, a big thanks for reading of course! Expect some final comments when the results are in.

2018-11-13

Fresh from the press! An almost last minute review for the IFComp: Alias 'The Magpie' is yet another great game from this year's game pool which definitely deserves a recommendation.

2018-11-10

The IFComp is drawing to a close: Only six more days to cast your votes! So far I have given almost all of the games at least a short trial run and seriously played roughly more than half of them. Overall I am quite impressed with the quality of the games. Compared to the first couple of IFComps I took a look at there were no unplayable entries. Instead almost each one of them has its own charm, and there are actually so many outstanding titles I regret not being able to cover them all. Yes I know with 77 games this would be unrealistic anyway.

Therefore I have to do some cherry picking and for today I chose one of the games which in my opinion deserves to get a bit more attention. It is a very ambitious spy game full of interesting ideas and a clever story full of twists and secrets within secrets. So put on your trench coats and put on your sunglasses to find out the Truth in Six Silver Bullets.


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