Abandonware DOS title

Applications related to gaming: interpreters, game development, etc. sorted by release date

Back in the 80s and in the 90s, game design wasn't something for the common gamer. There were a few programs to help creating games with a decent user interface, aimed at the non-developers, but to be honest there weren't that many.
Interpreters are programs that execute other programs without really emulating the system they were intended to run on. Interactive fiction interpreters, for example, are a must-have for text-adventure fans.

Most popular applications

Virtual Reality Studio
applicationDOS
Adventure Game Studio (AGS)
applicationWindows, Linux, Mac OS
dungeonmasterass1enc-1

Dungeon Master's Assistant Vol 1

DOS1988protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
dmassistant2-1

Dungeon Master's Assistant Vol 2

DOS1989protected3.8/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
3d-construction-kit-2

Virtual Reality Studio

DOS19914/5 Incentive Software
rawcopy-01

Rawcopy

DOS19924.2/5
3d-construction-kit-2-08

Virtual Reality Studio 2.0

DOS19924.4/5 Incentive Software
thepatcher-1

The Patcher 6.1

DOS19933.8/5
ags-01

Adventure Game Studio (AGS)

WindowsLinuxMac OS1997freeware3.9/5
Adventure Game Studio (AGS) is a software development tool that enables users to create point-and-click adventure games. It was originally created by Chris Jones and has been used by game developers to produce a variety of 2D adventure games. AGS provides a scripting language, a visual editor, and various other tools to simplify the game developmen...
htmltads-2

HTML Tads

Windows XP/98/951997freeware3.6/5
mtg-encyclopedia-01

Magic: The Gathering Interactive Encyclopedia

Windows XP/98/9519993.6/5 Wizards of the Coast
Magic: The Gathering Interactive Encyclopedia is an abandoned "educational" application and turn-based strategy game based on he Magic: The Gathering collectible card game. MTG: Interactive Encyclopedia was developed by Wizards of the Coast and released in 1999 for Windows XP, 98, 95. The base application contains Magic cards up to the Mercadi...
scummvm-01

ScummVM

Windows XP/98/952001freeware4.3/5
winfrotz-1

WinFrotz

Windows XP/98/952002freeware3.9/5
residualvm-01

ResidualVM

Windows XP/98/952003freeware3.8/5
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