There are a lot of old games out there that need to be brought back. Here’s the deal. They were fun then. They’d still be fun now.
I’m going to start a list of games I’d like to see ported to the most recent iteration of OS X and maintained forever.
Dear readers, please add your suggestions for old games in the comments. A wise businessman could negotiate the royalties for these games and continue to sell them forever. All you’d have to do is maintain compatibility. Surely there must be a programmer out there with the business moxie – or a business buddy with the moxie – to pull this off.
Here is the list, starting with my own favorites:
Sid Meier’s Civilization I, II, and III
Sub Battle Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator
The original Sim City
I’ll add to the list as new suggestions come in.
Additionally, it would be nice if someone would write a Mac Classic emulator for OS X.
I can run virtual DOS, Windows (any version), Commodore 64, Apple //, and even CP/M on my Mac Pro, but I can’t run Talking Moose. That is just plain wrong.
Work on it.
Update 11/15/08: Crystal Quest is now available for the iPhone. While that certainly rocks, it isn’t on my desktop yet, so it only “sorta” counts.
Update 12/19/08: Sim City is also available on the iPhone. That’s nice. I want it on my 24″ Cinema Display. I love keyboard equivalents.