Posts old public information films and PSAs made by various governments and public bodies around the world. Note that due to the films being designed as public warnings, they may contain deliberately disturbing imagery.
Podcast about technology history, covering both obscure and well-known software, computers, gadgets and other tech stuff, including both failures and successes.
Posting artwork from classic vinyl record album covers.
Small indie game company currently working on new games for MS-DOS featuring classic 1980s and 1990s style graphics.
Cooking videos where the presenter prepares food and explains the history behind each dish. The dishes are often traditional American comfort foods.
In-depth videos about video game history and related topics, especially covering the history of classic game series.
Musician who also runs a band called the Capharnaum County Magicians Society. The music is mainly 19th/20th Century banjo pieces.
Fediverse address (main):
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Retro gaming collector, posting about famous and obscure video games from the 1980s and 1990s. Often features games for Sega consoles.
Videos about retro gaming, technology and related stuff, particularly MS-DOS PCs from the 1980s and 1990s.
Tagged 16 Bit, 1980s, 1990s, Computing, Computing History, MS-DOS, Retro, Retro Computing, Retro Gaming, Technology, Videos
Picks a year at random and then spends a week watching horror films made in that year.
Posting exclusive pictures of forgotten technology such as the all-touchbar MacBook Pro, AOL Punchcards and the IBM ThinkPod.
Live streaming account on the Fediverse that shows weird old public domain films and television series 24 hours a day. They are usually kitsch documentaries or tacky sci-fis, but there’s the occasional genuine classic too.
Fan site and community celebrating the Panzer Dragoon video games by Sega.
A vintage computing centre in Freiburg, Germany. They preserve hardware and software from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, and have it set up working so visitors can use it.
Fediverse address (in German):
Tagged 16 Bit, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Computing, Computing History, Deutsch, Germany, Hardware, History, Museums, Retro, Retro Computing
Posts public domain photographs of kitsch American roadside scenery, as taken by John Margolies from 1969 to 2008.
Tagged 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Architecture, Bots, Culture, Photography, Public Domain, Retro, Travel, United States
Freelance writer based in New York, USA, posting about classic American film and television of the 20th Century.
Bot posting adverts from video game magazines of the 1980s and 1990s, posts every six hours.
Posts a classic 78 rpm record each hour, digitised and hosted by the Internet Archive.
Web-based IDE which lets you write code for classic 8-bit computers and consoles within your browser, and see it run as you do so. Also publishes a range of books on programming for classic 8-bit systems.
All about retro gaming and retro computing, mainly on MS-DOS PCs of the 1980s and 1990s. Posts include screenshots, video clips, MIDI music and discussion of favourite memories.
Tagged 16 Bit, 1980s, 1990s, 32 Bit, Computing, Computing History, History, MIDI Music, MS-DOS, Retro, Retro Computing, Retro Gaming, Video Games
Three bots posting chiptune music tracks from the C64, ZX Spectrum and Atari ST.
Fediverse address (C64 music, posts every 4 hours):
Fediverse address (ZX Spectrum music, posts every 4 hours):
Fediverse address (Atari ST music, posts once a day):
Tagged 16 Bit, 1980s, 1990s, 8 Bit, Bots, Chiptunes, Commodore 64, Computing History, Electronic Music, Music, Retro, Retro Computing, Retro Gaming, Synth Music, ZX Spectrum
Videos about retro adventure games, especially those made by Sierra in the 1980s and 1990s. Note that the videos feature quite a lot of swearing and adult humour.
Retro computing fan and 3D printing enthusiast, who restores old computers and designs new cases for them.
Highlighting interesting and amusing articles from the history of computing and video games.
WWWTXT is a hand-curated selection of public internet posts from 1980-1994.
Creates new Nintendo NES games and pixel graphics, using clever tricks to make them look much better than you’d expect for the hardware.
Inspired by the classic video games, this is a bot that posts unusual crossovers featuring characters from all genres of popular culture. Posts once a day.
Blog posting news and articles about retro gaming and retro computing.
German-language podcast about the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, covering its games, hardware, history and community.
Fediverse address (in German):
Posting kitsch retro photos usually from the 1970s and 1980s, often featuring technology.
Posting videos of ANSI computer text art often seen on BBSes in the 1990s.
Illustrator who creates beautiful 1920s/1930s style intricate line drawings, usually monochrome and uninked, often with a historical aviation theme.
Bot that posts randomly generated text adventure / interactive fiction scenarios. The scenarios are somewhat interactive, you can type commands as replies and the bot will reply with responses depending on what you do. Inspired by the classic text adventures of the 1980s. New scenarios appear every 4 hours.
Retro photos, adverts and images from American popular culture covering many decades.
Tagged 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Advertising, Kitsch, Libraries, North America, Pop Culture, Retro, United States
Comic book creator currently focusing on pulp interpretations of classic characters from history and literature, reinterpreting them as moody graphic novels.
Pixel artist who creates images within the technical constraints of the ZX Spectrum computer of the 1980s. The Spectrum hardware quirkily divided the screen into lots of 8×8 squares with up to two colours in each square, so the art based on it has a very distinctive look.
Creates retro-style pixel art.
Game developer creating 1980s-style retro PC games for MS-DOS, featuring CGA graphics. Also interested in the ZX Spectrum and Psion handhelds.
Preserving classic video game magazines, especially those from the UK.
Posting about classic tabletop RPGs such as Dungeons & Dragons, including RPG history, maps, rules etc.
A pop band from the Fediverse, their music is really well produced sharp retro synthpop, often featuring LGBTQIA+ themes in the lyrics. I would especially recommend their self-titled album, and “Constellation” is a good track to start off with.
All about classic television series from the UK, including, clips, articles, discussion etc.
Posts images about the history of air travel, especially passenger planes.
Videos featuring mainly 1980s and 1990s childhood nostalgia, including films, television, food, books and assorted cultural phenomena.
Image processing app for iPhone/iPad which lets you convert stills and video clips so that they look like graphics from classic 8-bit and 16-bit computers and consoles.
Restores and fixes old computers, consoles and other bits of retro technology, often posting detailed videos about the repair process.
Fediverse address (main):
Fediverse address (videos):
Tagged 16 Bit, 1980s, 1990s, 8 Bit, Computing, Computing History, Electronics, Hardware, Retro, Retro Computing, Retro Gaming, Videos
Podcast and forum about old MS-DOS computer games from the 1980s and 1990s.
The hosts also post lots of retro computing stuff:
Fediverse address (Rnlf):
Fediverse address (Tijn):
Tagged 16 Bit, 1980s, 1990s, 32 Bit, Computing History, Forums, MS-DOS, Podcasts, Retro, Retro Computing, Retro Gaming, Video Games
Creating stylish upbeat electronic music with a funky 1990s/2000s flavour and an intriguing weird twisted nature thanks to use of microtonality and xenharmony.
Pixel artist who (amongst other things) creates cute images of classic game consoles.
Independent site based in Australia all about retro gaming including vintage consoles, classic computer games, pinball machines and general retro culture.
8-bit retro computing enthusiast, particularly keen on Acorn computers like the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron.
Retro computing enthusiast who uses and repairs old computers, and hosts a retro computing livestream.
Tagged 16 Bit, 1980s, 1990s, 8 Bit, Computing, Computing History, Electronics, Live Streaming, Retro, Retro Computing, Retro Gaming, Technology
Retro gaming and retro computing collector, posting about titles and hardware from years gone by.
Posts photos and screenshots of old games, software and other items of computing history. Lots of nostalgia.
Videos all about retro computers and consoles including both highly obscure and well known machines. Covers the history of machines and looks at the hardware itself.
Tagged 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Computing, Gaming, PeerTube, Retro, Retro Computing, Retro Gaming, Video Games, Videos
Website and account documenting the differently decorated rubbish bins used in Disney theme parks throughout their history.
Veteran programmer for the venerable Commodore 64 home computer from 1982, who nowadays posts in-depth videos about developing software on the C64.
Tagged 1980s, 8 Bit, BASIC, Commodore 64, Computing, Computing History, History, Retro, Retro Computing, Software Development and Programming, Videos
Free open source software which allows classic adventure games, graphic adventures and RPGs to run on modern, old and unusual hardware.
Retro gaming livestreamer who tends to focus on older games and unusual forgotten titles that aren’t streamed often.
Videos about retro pop culture history, especially from the 1990s and 1980s, including food, drink, technology, games, television etc.
Retro gaming enthusiast posting photos and making videos about classic games, obscure consoles and retro collections.
Bot posting news, screenshots and links about the Commodore 64 computer.
Bot posting nostalgic screenshots, magazine scans etc about the Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer.