DOS Games Now Playable Through Social Media Embed, Here's How

You can now embed DOS games directly into Twitter via the archive.org DOS software collection.

In the not so distant past of 2015, when robot and man become one, a blast from the past emerged in the form of DOS games playable in your browser... ok I will stop the dramatics.

You can now get any of the DOS games hosted on archive.org embedded into a Tweet, that's pretty sweet!

Legally, we are still unsure about where this stands. With archive.org offering almost 2400 DOS games for free, is it against copyright to embed a game in a Tweet to boost your brand? There have not been any legal cases surrounding this DOS collection; archive.org is a well-recognized and respected non-profit.

One thing is for sure: many gamers have missed out on some of the best classic PC games due to be being either too young or playing on console. Some of the greats have been missed, from Wolfenstein 3D to Prince of Persia, Oregon Trail to Donkey Kong, Street Fighter to SimCity... now to just find some more free time...

Of course, if Twitter isn't your jam, you can also embed a game directly into a post, like so: 

Published Apr. 30th 2015
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  • The Soapbox Lord
    Featured Contributor
    Whenever I feel disgusted with humanity, something like this happens.

    Now to get all these younger kids to try these....
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    Woop! :) I'm also learning what gaming used to be. :)
  • The Slow Gamer
    This. is. amazing. The archive.org collection has almost made me want to go back and finish Star Trek: A Final Unity.

  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    What's wrong with it? Or is it just hard?
  • The Slow Gamer
    It wasn't hard, but it was quite tedious. I played it for ages but rage quit when I failed the game at like 95% completion. Ahhh, the days when you could die in adventure games... I'm so glad they're gone.
  • Jay Ricciardi
    Good way for me to quickly realize how terrible I am at all these old games! I don't remember sucking so much at Wolfenstein X_X,
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    I don't either... because I could just turn to easy mode on the new one... but not on the original... god games were so much harder! We are spoiled, aren't we?
  • Amanda Wallace
    Former Staff Editor
    Love the idea of games working in tweets.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
  • Elijah Beahm
    Featured Columnist
    Almost as crazy awesome as when that guy had Tetris running on his business card.
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    Almost... almost... very not far off.

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