“There was something magical about being young in the early era of PC gaming. I can recall having my own PC from a young age, and spending many hours using it. Exposed to the glorious concept of “shareware”, an idea where a floppy disk with a short version of the game or a demo would be released.
There games from companies like Apogee or id Software would bring me hours of entertainment. Of course, being young I had no idea that these amazing demos were just that, demos. I wasn’t aware that there was any kind of “full game” I was missing out on. To me, shareware versions of likes of Doom or Wolfenstein 3D were these full, amazing games with entire worlds that I could get lost in.
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