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Time bandits: Check out the '80s and '90s titles still going strong

There are plenty of titles from the '80s and '90s still being updated, and budding historians will be thrilled to hear there's an interesting tale behind each and every one.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

July 11, 2018

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PCGamer has whipped up an interesting feature to spotlight some of the oldest PC games still being maintained and updated today. 

As you can imagine, the piece highlights more than a few blasts from the past, and includes a couple of familiar faces like Ultima Online, StarCraft, and NetHack.

Those included are mainly from the '80s and '90s, and budding historians will be thrilled to hear there's an interesting tale behind each and every one. 

Take UnReal World, for instance. The roguelike RPG launched back in 1992, and asks players to survive in a procedurally generated world based on Finland in the late Iron Age. 

The game was initially written in Turbo Pascal, but has since been rewritten in C, and after that made the switch from DOS to Windows. More recently, it shuffled on over to Steam, launching on the popular digital marketplace in 2016 at the ripe old age of 24.

Naturally, there are more historical tidbits where those came from, so be sure to check out the full article over on PCGamer.

About the Author(s)

Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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