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

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]


Comments

    OMG that picture, he looks like he just found an 8ball of meth after staying awake four days looking for it.

      His teeth are certainly bad enough for me to believe he lives on the pipe.

    I must have missed the parts where it's awesome and amazing.

    This guy needs to be hired by one of the major studios!! With his talents the next gen wont know what hit it!!

    I can see he still has the same hair cut from when he was 13 too...

    My god that was so horrible...

      Manboy, with the body of a man, but the hairstyle of a 13-year-old boy!

    Nothing awesome here at all. I want my 5 minutes back.

    I really need to stop going for this Kotaku clickbait

    This guys face and hair are the stuff nightmares are made of.

    He looks like the bizzaro version of Demetri Martin who took up meth instead of comedy.

    Really? I suppose if you're used to the spectrum this must be amazing in terms of colour and sound! ;-)
    10 print"I will just let myself out"
    20 goto 10

    This made me nostalgic for my C64. But not for the 80s, where he and his hair still live, but I love his enthusiasm. What a fun video.

    "The precious it's mine!"

      If Justin Bieber and Gollum had a kid, that's what he'd look like

    Time has not been kind to Eric Foreman.

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