Why another MAME site?
This isn't just another MAME site - it's a MAME site totally
devoted to the Mac community. Being an avid classic arcade gaming
fan myself, I decided to breathe life into this site for one
reason only - to bring the Macintosh gaming community a little
closer to those good old days of game arcades, a pocket full
of change and a desire to kick ass on such games as Salamander,
Asteroids Deluxe, Outrun, Splatterhouse and many more. You will
find a huge resource of MacMAME downloads, game reviews, the
high score Hall of Fame, one of the best MacMAME Forums around
and and a whole lot more.
Where did you get the idea?
I've always been a big fan of the classic games since I was
10 years old. I can remember playing my first ever game of Space
Firebird on the east coast of England - it was 10 pence a go!
Those balmy afternoons trying to better my previous scores will
always be fond memories. From the 'bleep-bleep' sound effects
to the smart bomb that floated down to you from the enemies
above which when shot, rained down a cloak of debris you had
So, whilst between jobs here in New York City, I put my mind
to creating something that would bring me that one step closer
to that gaming era I once loved. Starting out with a template
from the guys at Elated.com
I quickly hashed together what I can only describe as 5 pages
of shite. A few download links and lots of text wasn't going
to achieve the audience I desired, and certainly wasn't doing
the MacMAME Community any justice. The site was originally hosted
free service, although constant bandwidth limitations and a
lack of abundant storage was keeping the site from growing -
which was my ultimate goal for Invader.
About 8 months passed when I received an e-mail from one of
the Site Directors at classicgaming.com
praising my work and recommending I apply for hosting through
them. Needless to say, I was all over this like white on rice.
The first thing I did was to get rid of the original template
as I craved originality for the site - the rest as they say
is history, and Invader as it is now has a pretty decent following
of MacMAME enthusiasts and it's growing every day.
How old is Invader?
I actually began the first release around December 2001 when
the site was hosted through Angelfire. Since moving over to
Classicgaming, Invader has been going since January 2003 with
a much larger following.
Anything else I should know?
Any other help you may need can be found at the very detailed