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posted Sep 5, 2012, 4:22 AM by Darryl Giors   [ updated Sep 5, 2012, 7:35 PM ]
June 28, 2008 

You may have noticed many posts in the video games section have to do with Alternate Reality.  What is Alternate Reality? It is a computer RPG (Role Playing Game) that was originally released on the Atari 8-bit computers in 1984.  It was ported to AR Wrapper screenshotmany other computers of the time.  There was a very substantial sequel released in 1986 with many other sequels planned but never released.  To this day the game Alternate Reality the City and it's sequel Alternate Reality the Dungeon are two of my favorite computer games. That's no mean feat after 25 years of gaming on almost every platform out there. There are already many websites dedicated to the game maintained by fans all around the world. There is also a mailing-list for the fans and several people are developing Alternate Reality utilities, remakes and spinoffs. There's plenty to discover about Alternate Reality whether or not you are new to the series or a seasoned veteran.

Instead of re-inventing the wheel, I'm seeking to offer Alternate Reality content that the other guys don't have. I've even landed an exclusive software release that will be available here July 1st.

Some links

If you don't know yet what Alternate Reality is about I recommend visiting The Original Alternate Reality Page.

The AR Mailing List can be found here . I'm a full-time reader and occasional contributor. There is an online archive with past messages. is host to an interesting remake project continuing to move forward.

There are more links to check out on my links page.

Download AR Wrapper from the files section

AR Wrapper

AR Wrapper is a brand new utility coded by Richard White. I have been involved in play testing the utility for the past several months. Richard is being kind enough to offer an exclusive to host AR Wrapper V1.0 at it's launch on July 1st! All fans will rejoice in the feature list presented on the announcement page.

I'm starting to sound like one of those late night sales pitches. Really, it is as good as it sounds. I'd hate to go back to using the emulator without AR Wrapper. It's a great convenience and time saver. It allows you to enjoy the game and bypass many of the inconveniences of regular play.

I look forward to seeing many of you on the site tomorrow to download this excellent tool. I'm sure you'll enjoy it and find it as indispensable as I do.