Windows games from Denmark
July 7, 2011
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About a month ago I uploaded Jens Klausen’s 01Soft Mancala, and afterwards I noticed with some astonishment that this was the first Windows game from Denmark on Download Central. In the following week I found quite some more, but it’s still remarkable that there are relatively few Windows games from Denmark, and the development seems to have started rather late, which cannot be said of PC games in general; Bjoern Kroghore’s Yatzee dates back to 1987, which is fairly typical for Europe. Anyway I’ll list here all the Danish Windows games I’ve found and uploaded so far, in chronological order.
Thomas Riedel’s Upuzz is the oldest that I’ve found so far, and it’s from 1996! And it’s not really a finished game either, it was more a programming exercise.
3D Tic-Tac-Toe is at the moment the only other 16-bit game. It has a custom window without a title bar and needs an 800×600 desktop.
Kenneth Boldt’s Balut is currently the oldest 32-bit game, like 3D Tic-Tac-Toe from 1997. It’s a dice game similar to Yahtzee (or, rather, Yatzy), and runs well in Win32s.
Brian Caos Tempting Music Player (1998), both a music (specifically: module) player and a Tetris game with appealing graphics, is on the whole the most interesting in the bunch.
In spite of the name, Anders Busch Hansen’s Master 2001 was finished in 2000. Currently I have no Danish game from 1999.
And finally there’s 01Soft Mancala (2001), the game that started it all.