Neonauticon Web Directory
Inspired by Kicks Condor's [Foundations of a Tiny Directory](//www.kickscondor.com/foundations-of-a-tiny-directory/) and [href.cool](//href.cool/).
* ![Mutant Standard Emoji: phone](/images/mutant_standard/phone.png) [Android Apps](<#android-apps>)
* ![Mutant Standard Emoji: keyboard](/images/mutant_standard/keyboard.png) [Cyber](<#cyber>)
* ![Mutant Standard Emoji: crt_prompt](/images/mutant_standard/crt_prompt.png) [Gaming: Development](<#gamedev>)
* ![Mutant Standard Emoji: printer](/images/mutant_standard/printer.png) [Gaming: Print and Play](<#print-and-play>)
* 1️⃣ [Gaming: Solitaire](<#solitaire-gaming>)
* 🎲 [Gaming: Tabletop](<#tabletop>)
* ![Mutant Standard Emoji: gamepad](/images/mutant_standard/gamepad.png) [Gaming: Video](<#videogames>)
* ![Mutant Standard Emoji: floppy_disk](/images/mutant_standard/floppy_disk.png) [Software](<#software>)
* ![Mutant Standard Emoji: artist_palette](/images/mutant_standard/artist_palette.png) [Resources](<#resources>)
- Bill’s World Wide Boutique - Surf the web like it’s 1999.
- bluef00t - Zines, robots, art, and more.
- cloudworld - A cute, relaxing place. Visit the garden!
- Cyberlife - cy b e r
- Incessant Pain - An excellent writer who blogs and posts reviews.
- Intrinsically Repulsive - On censorship and privacy.
- heyty- Hacker and explorer.
- nightcity - Discussing many personal interests, including terrariums, bonasi, miniature toys, ZX81 and old handheld gaming devices.
- Noko’s Almanac - Musings on tech and cyber.
- paeneultima - Personal artisinal space for an interesting person.]
- QBMikeHawke - A site dedicated to QuickBASIC and the preservation of QB programs.
- Rabid Rodent’s Internet Scrap Heap - Interesting bits, including NES CHR.
- RVKlein - Open design fonts and icons as well as art. I have used some of their designs on this site.
- system/labyrinth - An interesting labyrinth of articles, thought, and mood that isn’t easily categorized. I like it.
- Versus - Classic arcade love
- Web-Site-Ring - A site-of-the-day for old websites.
Sometimes finding a decent, appropriately-sized app that doesn’t have invasive permissions or ads can be a little time consuming.
- andOTP - Android OTP Authenticator
- Aurora Store - Allows downloading of apps off Google Play without linking an acocunt. I’ve been using this instead of Yalp, which no longer works for me.
- Brogue - bilgincoskun’s Brogue port.
- Bromite - Chromium with ad-blocking and privacy features. I’ve found the Firefox variants are really slow on my tablet, Bromite is faster.
- F-Droid Repository - A catalog of free and open-source apps. I look here first, especially if I need something simple.
- Feeder - RSS Feed Reader
- Solitaire Card Games - Never underestimate the usefulness of a small cardgame app. Great small FOSS app with no permissions or ads.
- Bitsy - A game editor for tiny sprite-based games.
- Godot - 2D/3D game engine.
- Ren’Py - Visual Novel engine.
- Twine - Interactive story tool.
Print and Play Games
Some people get into PNP for the papercraft aspect, some get into it to have access to more games. I enjoy it for both reasons. See also: Solitaire PNP Game List
* All the DIY Links You Never Knew You Needed - A BGG linkpost with tons of links and information on various aspects of PNP.
* DriveThruCards - Indie card shop that also sells a number of PNP games.
* Geeklist: Kickstarters with PNP Versions Available - A community-updated Geeklist for Kickstarters with prototype or full (free or purchase) PNP versions.
* PNP Arcade - One of my favorite PNP shops. Has a wide range of free and paid PNP games organized by by player count, which is particularly useful to the solo gamer. Currently emphasises micro and card games as well as roll-and-writes.
* Print-n-Play Crafting Aggregator - Useful aggregator for the BGG monthly PNP crafting threads. A good way to look for notes on specific builds.
* Print and Play Game News - Chris Hansen’s PNP news blog. No longer actively updated but still a great source of games.
* Randomskill.Games Print & Play - PNP storefront, has some unique titles.
* Wargame Vault - Source of PNP and POD games, with more emphasis on war, skirmish, and miniature games.
Solitaire gaming, or playing tabletop games solo, is naturally fun for me after so many years enjoying single-player video games. See also: Tabletop Gaming, Solitaire PNP Game List.
* Geeklist: Games with Automata for Solo Play
* Geeklist: Non-Solitaire Games that have Solo Rules on BGG
* Solitaire Games on Your Table Aggregator - The SGOYT Aggregator is an invaluable resource for the solo player. Enables easy searching of all past SGOYT threads to get playnotes. I have consulted it often.
* Solitare Times - Solo board game news blog.
Resources for Tabletop gaming more generally, mostly useful stat apps for BoardGameGeek. See also: Solitaire Gaming, Print and Play.
- Boardgamegeek - BGG is the defacto tabletop gaming community. I use this site a lot to share files, buy and trade games, and log plays, plus there are many geeklists and forums for discussion. It is home of the 1 Player Guild and Print and Play Guild. Many annual board game design contests are hosted here, including the Solitare PNP Contest, the 9-Card PNP Design Contest, and the Wargame PNP Contest, to name a few.
- boardgamegeek4android - ccomeaux’s unofficial BGG app. Says it needs Google Play but I was able to run the app without it. I can only install 6.6.7 currently.
- BGG Buddy - A stat app that links to your Boardgamegeek account. This is the easiest way I have found to sort games by the date they were last played.
- Boardgameprices.com - Excellent way to get a quick idea of what a game is currently retailing for and how widely available it is.
- Boiteajeux - Online board game portal
- Bored Gamer Tools - A BGG stat app that includes arbitrary challenges (Insights > Challenges)
- Only You App - A webapp that tells which games only you (or only a few) players logged on BGG in a given month. Compliment to the Games only YOU have played threads.
- Yucata.de - Online board games
- Vassal - Open-source board game engine. A wide range of modules are available for many genres, not just wargames as I originally believed.
Resources for video gamers, including sites that do a wide range of reviews and useful apps. See also: Freeware List of Excellence.
- The Cutting Room Floor - A wiki dedicated to cut video game content.
- DekuDeals - Nintendo Switch price tracking.
- FRAPS - Screencap software.
- Glorious Trainwrecks- Dev community celebrating beautiful messes.
- Hardcore Gaming 101 - A wealth of articles on gaming, including many obscure titles. I have been able to read about many niche genres here.
- How Long To Beat - Sometimes I want to start a long game. Sometimes I want to play a short one. This site crowd-sources playtimes.
- Is There Any Deal - Price comparison tool for games and bundles.
- itch.io - Indie gaming marketplace. Not just for digital games, includes tabletop, rulebooks, zines, assets, freeware, and more. Has a desktop app.
- The Lost Levels - A blog about unrelased games. The bloggers have since gone on to do other things, but the archives are interesting.
- Obscure Handhelds - A blog covering the many, many portable gaming devices on the market.
- Rock, Paper, Shotgun - PC game reviews and news site. Jolly good.
- Scorchy’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II Let’s Play - One of the greatest LPs of our time, on a flawed and amazing game.
- Shmupulations - Archive of English-translated Japanese developer interviews and articles.