Fill up the docking space ships with fuel, by matching 3 or more gems.
Featuring a cozy FM AdLib soundtrack and beautiful 16 color EGA graphics.
As a small love letter to the DOS EGA games i grew up with, i decided create a real DOS based EGA game, directly in Borland Turbo C on a 33MHz 486 PC.
It took a lot of research and digging through old scanned technical PDFs and finding old programming books from the 80s/90s, as programming the EGA graphics adapter was actually really sparsely documented on the internet, compared to the later and more capable VGA standard.
A MS-DOS compatible PC with an EGA compatible graphics adapter (will work just fine on VGA too).
It can technically run on everything from 8088 and above, but a 386 or 486 is recommended as i developed and tested the game on those machines. Please report how it runs on older machines though :)
I put around a years work into it on and off during the evenings (which is both hard but fun), so please consider giving a tiny donation or buying the source code. It would really motivate me to do more stuff like this!
The game is of course still free, and i hope it triggers just a fraction of your good old memories of EGA games, just the way it did for me while i developed it.
Want to make games together?
I am always working on new game projects for old machines, but would love to do them with a talented pixel artist and/or game designer. So feel free to get in touch!