Retro32 is proud to announce the opening of our very own BBS (Bulletin Board System).
Running on MysticBBS, the board is focused on the Amiga community – offering an alternative and laid-back approach without the complications of modern social media platforms and ads. The main man FuZioN has been working hard on converting the PC high ansi and block ansi to Amiga style. I’m sure you’ll all appreciate the amazing ascii skills of our resident staffer and artist who is very active in the demo scene. It looks bloody beautiful!
We’ve opened the board at an early stage of its development to allow for feedback and community engagement in the platform. If you’d like to make a suggestion or would like a dedicated messageboard or file download area created for your group or business then please get in touch by email [email protected] or on Twitter / discord. As you’ll see from the door games, there’s still some work to do but we’re working tirelessly behind the scenes to make it one of the best BBS board experiences available online today.
There are a number of exclusive file downloads now available on the BBS such as the STL file for our Tank Garage. FuZioN has also been picking through his own personal archives from his early days with the BBS, making available some corking game packs and ascii art. We’ve also been teamed up with some legends of the Amiga game dev community such as Nivrig, Geezer Games and the mighty h0ffman. They have kindly allowed us to host such gems as the highly addictive Santa Run, Turbo Santa and an exclusive Alpha of the upcoming Rogue Declan: Zero (not available anywhere else).
That’s all very nice, but what the h*ll is a BBS?
BBS stands for Bulletin Board System, which was a popular type of online service in the early days of the Internet. BBSes were typically run by individuals or small groups and allowed users to dial in using a modem to access various features such as message boards, file downloads, and online games. BBSes were prevalent during the 1980s and 1990s before the widespread availability of the World Wide Web. Users would dial into the BBS using a terminal program and could interact with other users through message boards, email, or chat rooms. Some BBSes also provided access to online games, file downloads, and other features.
How do I connect to the Retro32 BBS?
We’ve created a page dedicated to the BBS that gives full instructions on how to connect either using a dedicated client or using telnet. You can check it out below. If you get really stuck then please feel free to reach out to me personally and I’ll get you sorted.