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A real-time multi-stage story-adventure (mini) RPG!

Welcome to the Destiny Hunter Official Host site!


~ by voidstar ~
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Destiny Hunter is an interactive short story represented in software. One can think of each stage as a page in a children story book.

The primary version is for the Commodore PET (the original home/office Personal Computer), but the media has been adapted to multiple vintage computer systems. The intent of this experience is to be a tribute to the introduction of software and digital computing systems that made this form of media possible: accepting keyboard inputs and depicting virtualized responses to those inputs. While conceptualized in 1950s, this was an experience that did not exist in homes before the 1970s.

This project is primarily to honor the many individuals that contributed to the development of these original systems. This population of technical pioneers is dwindling, such that soon the last generation that knew the world Before Computers will be passed. As a secondary purpose, this project is to demonstrate various modern tools that can be used to produce this media with machine-language that is compatible with these legacy systems.

To obtain the game, see the Download page.


Donations appreciated (see bottom of this page).


C64 port with color is available! [ SID support in work, standby ]

Apple ][ (6502) port also available! Download

TRS-80 Model 3 (Z-80) port available! Download

IBM PC (x86) port with color is available! Download

PET and C64 version both support the texELEC SNES CONTROLLER!


The following is the Game Manual that describes how to play and what the background story is about…


Destiny Hunter Lore (story and trivia)

Downloads (PET, C64, Apple ][, TRS-80, IBM PC)


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Destiny Hunter – Copyright (c) MMXXI by voidstar

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Several weeks went into the development of DH, starting from an empty “int main()” from scratch. Amy and I greatly appreciate your donation and hope to someday make a SEQUEL that is even more extensive!

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What is a Game: Rules vs VR/Simulation [TBD]

OTHER TECHNICAL REFERENCES
(some related to DH, some more abstract thoughts)

Tribute to software (why Destiny Hunter was built for the Commodore PET)

Steve’s Computer Collection (oldcomputers.net)

2020 make of the game depicted in the movie Big: Cavern of the Evil Wizard game at DOSGames.com