Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

By Brenna Hillier
30 April 2015 05:24 GMT

In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets.

For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field.

Turns out this feature extends all the way to playable MS-DOS games. Here’s an example from Wired‘s Chris Kohler:

You can play that right now. Go on, have a go. The head over to the Internet Archive‘s collection of compatible titles, grab the URL from the individual game’s page, and paste it into the compose pane. Press send. Done.

What a cool feature. It’s worth noting that you can embed these games into any iframe or WordPress compatible platform, too; just click the share icon and copy the relevant code. Here’s The Oregon Trail:

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