Sunday, June 28, 2009

How games are made

Abandonia is an abandonware website, focusing mainly on showcasing computer games and distributing games made for the MS-DOS system.
Abandonia also features a music section and an Abandonware List,1 a continuously expanded database of over 4600 games including information about their publishers, release dates and whether according to the staff's knowledge the software is sold, protected or abandoned. This list is a sum total of research and enquiries made by the site crew, with sources including but not limited to MobyGames, Wikipedia and the company registry at Home of the Underdogs.
Abandonia Reloaded sometimes referred to as "AR" or simply "Reloaded" is a sister project of Abandonia, with the focus upon freeware games.
Every game showcased is accompanied by a set of screenshots, and reviews written and proof-read by members. As non-profit sites, both Abandonia and Abandonia Reloaded are community-driven projects. With the exception of the featured games themselves, all content available on the sites is created by their community as a volunteer effort.
Both also feature a progressive system of game evaluation, in which the quality of the game is rated not just by the reviewer but also by votes of regular visitors.

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