You may be familiar with the Internet Archive – a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, music, and of course the Way Back Machine, which archives websites. But did you know it is also a treasure trove of free gaming software?
That’s right! The archive is home to a gigantic software library which hosts thousands of games. You may remember classics like The Oregon Trail, Pac-Man, and Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
There are several collections of games, including MS-DOS computer games, Internet Arcade (featuring arcade-style games), and Console Living Room games (featuring Sega, Playstation, and Atari games).
The games require no software installation; users can play right through their web browser. Since the games are all capable of full-screen mode, playing them feels like a blast right back to 1989!
Advanced users can also download Classic PC games, which require intermediate knowledge to install and run on modern computers.
Enjoy these boredom busters & happy gaming!
– Richelle @ Sewickley Public Library