a permanent(?) collection of game media, archeaology, and artifacts for you to peruse.

LATEST UPDATES: 9/3/16 added complete scans of arcane magazine, a uk magazine that ran from the 90s to 2000s, which covered role-playing games and the then-new collectibe card game format. once again, scanned and contributed by blumf.

8/15/16 added complete scans of imagine magazine - basically the uk version of dragon. thanks to blumf for scanning and donating these!

NETGAMES is an index, classified ads-style, of hundreds and hundreds of pre-internet online games. prodigy, imagination network, MUDs and chat games. includes features on bolo, netrek, online role-playing, and where to have furry "tinysex" (aka cybersex) online. many of these games now exist only as names in books like this: here are the names. almost 300 pages of them.

download netgames (cbz)
THE JOY OF CYBERSEX was published in 1993, before the internet existed. instead, the book focuses on early multimedia CD-ROMs and porn games, the promise of virtual reality, and - from a woman's perspective - the adult BBS landscape. thanks to simon carless for donating the book and the support of ANNARCHIVE readers for helping me scan it!

view joy of cybersex files (cbz format)

the MS-DOS SHAREWARE COLLECTION contains over 900 MS-DOS shareware games released over the decade of 1983 and 1993. before there was an indie game scene, there was the shareware movement. you'll want to use the DOSbox emulator to run these! thanks to jeremy penner for making all these games available to ANNARCHIVE!

view ms-dos shareware archive (1983-1993)
TALES OF THE CRYSTALS is a 1993 imagination game / live-action role-playing game from milton bradley. it's about girl friendships, cooperation and the sharing of secrets. thanks to donations from allison and laura hall, ANNARCHIVE hosts scans of all the components you need to play this (long out-of-print) game for yourself!

view tales of the crystals scans


ABOUT ⒶNNARCHIVE: though many of the files hosted in these archives were donated or scanned by myself, many more were collected from file-sharing websites, some of which no longer exist. i don't take credit for these files nor do i in many cases know the identities of the original scanners - i'm just trying to make sure these files continue to be available.

☠ yr archivist is anna anthropy ☠ hosted by andrew evans ☠ with code by colin marc

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: we're specifically interested in software catalogs, 3.5" shareware diskettes and docs related to the early web. contact collectfruit at gmail dot com!

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a note on the CBZ file format: some of the files hosted on annarchive are in .cbz format, orcomic book reader format. you can view these using a free program like cdisplay, or you can rename the file from .cbz to .zip and open it as a zip archive to extract the images.

ANNARCHIVE is dedicated to SARINEE ACHAVANUNTAKUL, gaming's first historian