Did any of you play Jim's games? DO you remember them?

macOS & Mac Apps

Good morning! Did any of you play these games? The games I'm referring to were for Windows created by an American programmer named Jim, but unfortunately he's dead. They were games created specifically for us visually impaired, so there was no graphics but only audio. My favorite was Pong! The game consisted of steering a soccer ball with the arrows trying to score and not to score the opponent, it was played only with the arrows on the keyboard. But it was not the only game, this blind programmer had created many other beautiful games including Wincar, a game where you had to drive a car on tracks of varying difficulty. Now you are wondering why I posted this topic in the forum dedicated to mac programs? I'll answer you right away! In case someone has played any of them, I refer in particular to the developers, would you be able to produce games like these for the Mac platform? What do you think about it? Thank you!



Submitted by Siobhan on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

I know you said windows and to my knowlege they are still at www.kitchensinc.net Someone who hosted them wanted to keep them alive. I actually enjoyed the adult games personally but that's my own opinion. As for developing for the Mac, I don't know if they could but you are right, it would be worth trying.

Submitted by Maranatà on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Hello! Unfortunately, the browser tells me that it is impossible to reach the site, it comes to my heart almost certain that this site no longer exists. But some of us should have kept them. The problem is that I do not think they work on Windows 10. However, I think that producing them on Mac is not so difficult, just rewrite them in the right format. Indeed, I think that somehow you could also recreate for iPhone, for example by replacing the arrows with vertical flicks or turning the gyroscope of iPhone on the right and left.

Submitted by Kerby on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

My favorites were baseball and the trucker game and Homer on a Harley. I would love to see these games on the iPhone.

Submitted by cool cat on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

I downloaded them a couple years ago when I was still using Windows XP. I played the game where you had to guess numbers in the correct sequence. It's a common game but I can't think of it at the moment.

Submitted by sockhopsinger on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

These games can be played under Windows 10 currently. When you download the installer, you need to save it and then right click on it. You'll have to run the setup program as administrator, but they will work. I used them as recently as last night.

Besides baseball, I would also really like to see football and golf somehow ported over to the iPhone. so many of these games would be possible to do that, I think.

Submitted by Maranatà on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

I also liked the game of air war a lot. Driving the plane was not easy but when I understood the trick it was easier.

Submitted by Ornella on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

My favourites were life, trucker baseball and monopoly. There are others but I haven't played in a while.

Submitted by Ekaj on Thursday, February 7, 2019

Count me in. I played these all the time in Windows, and would be eternally grateful if they were ported to iOS and/or the Mac. One other game of his that I don't think was mentioned here is Spanker. I actually demonstrated that one to a sighted former tutor when I first moved into the building where I am today. She cracked up.

Submitted by Maranatà on Thursday, February 7, 2019

That I played it too, it was one of my favorites! How many slaps I gave! Even this game would be easy to create it on the iPhone, it would be enough to move the fingers in the right direction!

Submitted by Justin on Thursday, February 7, 2019

Oh god! I forgot about Spanker. I definitely had most of his games for PC back in the day. I'd have to say my favorites were football, life, the trucking game, and honestly all of his tytles. He really knew how to crack ya up laughing, and all those games were quite fun and enjoyable.

Submitted by techluver on Thursday, February 7, 2019

I wish I knew swift; it'd be nice to make 1 app that contained all these games.

Submitted by Sean Terry on Thursday, February 7, 2019

Oh, man, would I love the windows exe to be ported to iOS. Even Android. I have an EXE that contains all his games.

Submitted by Ornella on Thursday, February 7, 2019

I now remembered pizza delivery was another one of my favourites.