Tiny arcades in the system tray.
February 3, 2010 6:27 AM   Subscribe

Years ago I found a suite of games that took place entirely in system tray icons--super tiny Tetris, Space Invaders and Arkanoid/Breakout. I would like to find them again.

Google searches turn up nada, mostly because infinity people have had trouble with games and their system tray.

I vaguely remember the author's site saying he had to take one or more of them down for copyright concerns, but as there are tens of Breakout clones, I don't see why that one would be verboten.

They were remarkably easy to play, considering the sprites were only one pixel wide.
posted by JeremiahBritt to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I remember this--it had checkers and Othello, too, right?
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:53 AM on February 3, 2010

Dang, looks like the original site is down, but "tinygames" seems to be the keyword.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:03 AM on February 3, 2010

Oh! I remember these too. It look like they used to be at www.tinywindowsgames.com/tiny/ but the site is dead now (referred to here). Here's an archive.org link.
posted by jzed at 7:04 AM on February 3, 2010 [1 favorite]

Oops, should have previewed! "systray" was a useful keyword in turning up the info I got.
posted by jzed at 7:05 AM on February 3, 2010

Surprisingly enough you can download "Tiny Games Compendium volume 1" from The Internet Archive (I had no idea it archived .exe files).
Search for "Tiny Games Compendium volume 1" on the page.
posted by Memo at 7:09 AM on February 3, 2010 [2 favorites]

Thanks. It's too bad some of them don't work, but the core ones are there. I thought they were lost forever.
posted by JeremiahBritt at 7:26 AM on February 3, 2010

Was it the Favicon?
posted by MtDewd at 7:26 AM on February 3, 2010

Should mention, I don't think these are the ones I remember, but close enough.
posted by JeremiahBritt at 7:30 AM on February 3, 2010

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