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Laaca(R)

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07.06.2009, 22:47
 

Save the rest of ruins of the "DIV games studio" empire (Miscellaneous)

In past there was a great game making program (programing language which can be compared to Game maker)
It was called DIV games studio and there were thousands of games written in it.
The scene around was focused on site http://www.div-arena.com but unfortunately around year 2004 the company Darkstard got into trouble the site was deleted and the scene doesn't exist anymore. The all the thousands of games and WIP projects are gone.
To have a notion how the resulted games look like download the masterpiece "Bert the barbarian". It was quite popular so it can be downloaded from other places too, for example here:
http://www.downloadfreegames.co.uk/games/details.asp?id=11

So, what I want to do:
The lost pages can be found on web archive on http://www.archive.org
They usually don't archive the files however sometimes do. But usually only the small ones.
Anyway - better than nothing.
So lets open for example http://web.archive.org/web/20020802042736/www.div-arena.com/
and try what can be saved. I already downloaded few small games.

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Laaca(R)

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21.06.2009, 22:50

@ Laaca

The best pieces I ressurrected

Well, the number of created DIV games is not in thousands but in dozens but it is still a lot. Plus really many unfinished projects.

So far I serrucested from underworld few games and few unfinished projects. The best pieces I uploaded on my site. Please, mirror it in another place, I want to keep them on server only temporary.

Bert the barbarian - something like Golden Axe but in supperior graphics. Well, the gameplay is maybe not superior but again, the graphics is magnificant.

Fishdish 2 - simple but extremely addictive game. Don't play it if you later have to go on date or in work, you'll not come. You are a fish, eat smaller fishes and avoid the bigger ones. And you gradualy grow up

Jetpack - remake of some 8-bit game. Nice arcade game with decent gameplay. Quite addictive and cute

New cheese - something like Lemmings but in 3D. I haven't played it much but it looks interresting and promising.

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Arjay(R)

10.12.2009, 10:31

@ Laaca

The best pieces I ressurrected

Hi Laaca,

> Well, the number of created DIV games is not in thousands but in dozens but
> it is still a lot. Plus really many unfinished projects.
Interesting as I wasn't aware of DIV studio until your posting as my own game development stuff predates it. For those of you unfamiliar with "DIV Games Studio", I found this translation of the Dutch Wikipedia entry helpful: Dutch Wikipedia entry on "DIV Games Studio" (via Google Translate)

> The lost pages can be found on web archive on http://www.archive.org
Not any more. The site now has the dreaded "Robots.txt Retrieval Exclusion."

FYI, a few searches turned up the Fenix project which I guess you are aware of?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenix_Project
http://fenix.divsite.net/

Regards Richard

Laaca(R)

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Czech republic,
11.03.2016, 22:12

@ Laaca

Save the rest of ruins of the "DIV games studio" empire

Wow!
It seems than in 2016 is going a resurrection of the DIV games studio site.
Large part of the game archive is already available. Cool!
http://div-arena.co.uk/

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