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 to avoid.

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 through Angelfire's 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 help section.