NES homebrew: not just nostalgia

  By Thom Holwerda - Posted on 2018-04-12 22:39:54 UTC at http://OSNews.com

Growing up in the era of the Nintendo Entertainment System, I always wanted to create my own NES game. I scribbled ideas in notebooks, mapped out levels on graph paper and spent countless hours composing my own MIDI-based soundtracks to games that didn't exist. These ideas were lost to time until 2018, until I watched Joe Granato's documentary, The New 8-bit Heroes [http://www.thenew8bitheroes.com/], about his quest to create the game of his childhood dreams. Now, with the successfully funded Kickstarter for his NESMaker software [https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1316851183/nesmaker-make-nes-games-no-coding-required], the project may help to simplify the creation of homebrew NES games. Joe isn't the first one to do this, however, as homebrew has a long and storied history. Today's Tedium seeks to explore this corner of NES history [https://tedium.co/2018/04/10/nes-homebrew-scene-history/] and the creation of NES games over 20 years after the end of the system's commercial life.

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