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2018-07-15 Print

Retrogaming site gets first major update in 17 years

Retrogaming website releases its first major update in 17 years, including new design, browser-based play, new games, curated content, and many new features.


For nearly 20 years, has provided hundreds of free and legal MS-DOS games to millions of website visitors. Now, approximately 17 years after its last major update, the website has been totally redesigned and improved with numerous new features. The most important updates include playing games directly in web browsers, a modern yet retro responsive design, database-driven searchable and sortable game listings, user ratings, comments, and new content. Created with user experience first in mind, the site allows easy game downloads, or users can play online using Javascript-based DOSBox technology.

Special collections and interactive features, such as the Game Bytes Magazine archive, the game company catalog collection, and the "Guess the Game" experience allow users to experience the era of freeware and shareware DOS gaming in fun new ways.

"Retrogaming is even bigger now than when the website was launched in 1999," said founder and webmaster Darren Hewer. "This update keeps the same classic content but modernizes the website to provide easier access." Long-time discussion forum member and website visitor Richard Ward commented, “I have been a member of the community for most of its existence. As a child during one of the biggest tech booms to date, my family computer quickly showed its age; but provided me with an amazing outlet to find great games that would still work on my computer.” Regarding the redesign, he said, “The webmaster has has done a fantastic job curating a list of freeware and shareware titles, and the latest update to the site brings the ability to enjoy these games right from your browser, user ratings, and more interactivity.”

Many new features are planned for the future, so visitors are encouraged to revisit the website or its social media channels frequently for new game additions and other announcements. "There are still hundreds of unknown DOS games created by enthusiasts out there, which are currently relatively unknown and waiting to be discovered," said Hewer. "I want people to be able to experience these little-known classics for themselves, and celebrate the people and culture that led to their creation."

Contact Info
Darren Hewer
64 Sufi Crescent
Toronto, ON

Phone: 4165563569