Hope you didn’t have any plans for the rest of the weekend… You’ve likely heard of the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization who is working toward building a library of the digital world. This weekend the organization opened a new wing of their site, the Internet Arcade — a selection of more than 900 fully playable, online arcade games from the 1970s through the 1990s.
The game collection ranges from early “bronze-age” videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.
Games range from Burgertime, to Defender, to Zaxxon, to Street Fighter II. There’s a darn good chance that if you snuck quarters from your Dad’s change pile while he was in the shower so you could play your favorite arcade game in your misspent youth, that game is likely available here.
Visit The Internet Archive today, and don’t worry about that glow in the east when you finally look up from your computer’s screen, it’s just the Monday morning sunrise…
(Via Digital Trends)