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Writing NES games! with assembly!!

by Christian Joudrey

Published May 6, 2017 in Programming

Talk given at !!Con 2017.

I’d like to take you on a stroll down memory lane and dig into the internals of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) to figure out how it works. While we’re there, we’ll see how to build a game for the NES using 6502 assembly with the help of a few modern tools. We’ll gain a new respect for ’80s developers and an appreciation for the high-level languages we have today!