If you are interested in game design, you may have done side projects or a few prototypes. If you were lucky, you wouldn't have the means to start early in life and make a few games as a child. This often results in removal or loss in rotating hard drive equipment. You certainly don't expect them to appear twenty years later on a random live stream.
Rick Brewster is a program editor and author of Paint.NET, a free Microsoft Paint site to feature features such as image editing programs such as Photoshop and GIMP. In 1994, at the age of 12, Brewster made it Gold Flute IV: The Immortal Machine
The game plays like a traditional traditional game. You select a character category, scan a world map with random objects in it, and purchase resources in nearby cities. There is a final boss in a row that you can defeat to end the game. It's a great test from a young student studying in programming games.
"I made ONE copy accessible to the 3,5" 720K disks I downloaded and sent it to my cousin on the east coast, and that, "Brewster explained on Tw itter.
Obviously, that's not what happened. Somehow, the version of that game came into the hands of the revolutionary Macawer, who takes care of ancient and popular games. Macaw is an expert at finding classic games and casual combinations, a mixture of He played Gold Flute IV on December 23, check it out for a while before moving on to other games.
"This is not a good estimate," Macaw said while playing. "This is another RigG RigG attempt to get this done."
Update 8:37 PM: Brewster responded with a Twitter DM to Kotaku, which provides more details on game discovery. Although his cousin does not remember uploading the game, it seems that it was collected by the shareware "Cream of the Crop 5" which was compiled in 1994. That version of the game was also available on FidoNet.
When asked if he would give up or not Gold Flute II and II, Brewster said yes.
"Well, I don't see why," Brewster said. “I looked at everything yesterday but couldn't find it. The disks can be in my parents' house somewhere, I have to ask.“I hope the rest of the series will reach the web.
Brewster quoted on Twitter that his cousin may have uploaded the game to BBS, because he somehow ended up in the archive of “Frostbyte”, a collection of classic games uploaded to the History Internet. If you want to know how to play, you can do it check it out using this DOSbox browser in the browser.