The original source for the 1981 masterpiece “Defender” is now on Github! #Gaming #Arcade
The original source for Eugene Jarvis and Sam Dicker’s 1981 masterpiece “Defender” has been put on GitHub this week!
The source code can be assembled into an executable that you can then run in Windows or Linux. You can also assemble it into the 11 rom files that would have been loaded onto the arcade cabinet’s ROM board. Today, these rom files can be used to play the game in an emulator such as MAME.
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