Palm OS developers open source classic games from more than 20 years ago
Palm OS developers open source classic games from more than 20 years ago.
Palm OS developer Aaron Ardiri has published the source code for several games, GameBoy emulators, and various tools developed for Palm OS more than 20 years ago on his GitHub homepage, in a total of 12 repositories.
Aaron Ardiri writes : “Before iOS and Android, and even before the invention of the smartphone, handheld personal digital assistants (PDAs) existed, powered by devices such as Newton OS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile and Symbian systems.
At that time, Palm OS was a boom in gaming, through emulators or implementing/replicating many classic games, such as LodeRunner, Lemmings, Game and Watch.
These games are mainly written in C language and compiled by assembly Optimized — because these games go into a variety of Arduino-like microcontrollers; plus, they’re designed for low-memory, low-processing environments and are perfectly portable.”
The current open source repositories include the following games:
- Phire (Fire!) ( game and watch clone)
- Parashoot (Parachute) (game and watch clone)
- Maryobros (Mario Bros) (clone)
- Lemmings (Lemmings) (clone)
- Hoards of the Deep Realm (Loderunner) (clone)
- Hexxagon (Ataxx) (clone)
- DKung (Donkey Kong – Dual Screen) (game and watch clone)
- DKJR (Donkey Kong Jr) (game and watch clone)
- Oktopus (Octopus) (clone)
- The above games all come with compiled binaries that can be used out of the box.