Man Finds 1983 Homebrew Star Wars Game, And It’s Awesome

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We’ve all had stories of finding lost games before — my copy of Rogue Galaxy had been missing since 2009 before I found it hiding in a drawer. But you don’t hear many like this, where stuff has been missing for over 30 years.

Weird Paul here made a bunch of primitive stuff for his Commodore 64 in 1983, from sprites to crude Star Wars text adventures. Between losing the disk and thinking the files were busted, it’s been 30 years since he saw the code, but now that he’s been reunited with it — and given it a good clean — it’s time for an awkward trip down memory lane.

Stick with it until you hit the Empire Strikes Back game. It’s amazing.

Commodore 64 floppy disk from 1983 [Weird Paul, via Retroist]

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