DOS Games Now Playable Through Social Media Embed, Here's How
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!
Hello, yes this is Wolfenstein 3D embedded in a tweet. https://t.co/NnFQnSALV4
— Bransfield (@ianinthefuture) April 30, 2015
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:
<iframe src="https://archive.org/embed/msdos_Oregon_Trail_The_1990" frameborder="0" width="560" height="384" />