The Lynx Domain
The Atari Lynx is a phenomonal handheld gaming system introduced by Atari way back in 1989. Though it blew away almost all of the competiton, it never really caught on with the general public.
Now, twelve years later, Atari is but a shadow of its former self ("Shadows of the Empire?" :-) ), and the Lynx is all but forgotten. Many devoted fans still exist, as with any platform, but it's also true that the lifeblood of any platform is new software.
That's where we come in. I am part of a small group of dedicated Atari fans that has taken on the challenge of writing new games for the Lynx. It's a slow, laborious process -- we only have a few scant hours of free time each week, and for a novice like myself, it's tough to decipher the Lynx hardware and documentation, and learn all the tricks one needs to create a viable game.
But progress is being made. See for yourself in the sections below... these are real games running on a real Lynx, programmed by yours truly or other fine programmers...
To that end, Songbird Productions has been formed to sustain the Lynx and Jaguar into the next millenium. Not only is this an avenue to publish my own development efforts, but it also provides opportunity for other hobby developers to get their games published as quickly and painlessly as possible.
|Crystal Mines II:
|Exciting expansion for CM2, create your own levels!
|Challenging puzzle game, spell words to clear the screen
|1-2 player ball and paddle action
|The coolest 3D spaceship combat game on the Lynx!
|The ultimate audio tool for the Lynx
|Multiplayer overhead spaceship combat
|Check out my Lynx lab...
|A new series of articles to analyze existing Lynx games
|Features: Awesome Golf and Super Asteroids / Missile Command
|Features: APB and Blue Lightning Demo cart
|Features: Rampart and Qix
|Features: California Games
|Features: Batman Returns
|Features: Turbo Sub
|Lynx to TV adapter
|Lynx serial cable
|Connects your Lynx to a serial port. Can be used as a download cable with BLL or SIMIS cart, and also will work with upcoming product CM2: Buried Treasure.
|Bastian Schick's web pages
|Online Lynx documentation and developer's software, and the SIMIS multi-cart!
|Atari archives by Robert Jung (FAQ, reviews, and more!)
|The Jaguar's Domain
|Lots of info on the Atari Jaguar, including new games!
|Kurt's Lynx pages
|Online 65C02 reference manual and Lode Runner info
|Laurens' Lynx pages
|ParaLemmings, Panther, and TNT Terry!
|Barry Bankhead's Lynx Xnet pages
|An artist with aspirations for Lynx games
|Lynx emulator for Win95/98/00
|Puzzler 2000 home page (downloads available)
|Developer and publisher of Atari Jaguar and Lynx games
|Publisher of Atari Lynx games
|Classic Gaming Expo '99 video
|Check out the only official video, filmed and edited by Mark Santora. Includes video feeds of new Jaguar games!
|Back to Carl's Game Page
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