I had been digging in my email account for some reasons and voila I found the binaries of two games I developed around year 2000. These games were written in FoxPro as I found FoxPro very interesting those days. I used to develop financial apps in FoxPro and I still believe that it was a good development platform albeit not suitable for game development but anyways these two were simple text based games. I just downloaded the binaries and they still work but via ‘DOSBox’ which is a Dos emulator shell for newer windows version.
I developed these games to basically promote the services of the company for which I did freelancing. I figured that with some free games floating around people would find out about this company. Actually the plan failed miserably as I don’t think we made any new contact that way. But the games still work and it feels nice to see them operating after all these years. I would have loved to tweak around the source code if I still had it 🙁 but those were the days when I had still not learnt anything about Version Control and Backups.
I still remember the pride with which I included my name ‘Abhinav Anand’ in these game titles. I loved putting my name in everything I did and I still feel that branding is important for your work.