|reaching for atari|
I'm an Atari 2600 programmer. Not a spectacularly good one, but I do have
one published homebrew game, and I have written a pretty decent tutorial.
This is a small list of resources I put together just so I'd have them
all in one place at an easy to remember URL, and maybe some other people
will find them useful.
An introduction to programming the Atari 2600...not for the faint of heart or weak of programming skill. Some people have found it a useful gateway to this esoteric artform. Andrew Davie's AtariAge forum 2600 Programming For Newbies is also a good starting point, though hasn't been updated in a while.
Batari BASIC kernel-don't-panic
do re Bb - the BASICs of Atari Music
Leprechaun Level Editor
vgames @ kirkjerk.com
The Dig! Stella Archive|
MiniDig Stella Selections
The [stella] mailing list is a stupendously important resource for most Atari developers, and The Dig is currently the most powerful search engine for diving into its past conversations. The MiniDig features choice selection from the old days of the [stella] list.
Stella Programmer's Guide
PCAEWin [local mirror]
Console Passion Retro Games|
A UK based site featuring "Online ordering of Classic Games and Vintage Consoles. All the major systems and Japanese imports. Modification services, competitions and polls."
For some reason, I just like the idea of game development journals.
As far as I know, there's no big listing of them, so here are some
I've found interesting.