Internet Archive's MS-DOS Twitter games suspended

Popular feature falls foul of Twitter rules

Just a few days ago the internet discovered that classic games from the Internet Archive's MS-DOS collection could be embedded and played in tweets; today it seems Twitter has suspended the feature.

It was Wired that first reported on the trick, which meant MS-DOS titles like Disney's Aladdin and Lemmings 2 could be shared on social media. The news was greeted with happiness by gamers but these tweets no longer host the games, and just show a link to the game on the Internet Archive's website.

You can still access all the games directly here.

Twitter has pretty strict terms and condition when it comes to what can and cannot be embedded in tweets, and it seems as though the Internet Archive may have fallen foul of this particular clause.

"Do not build end-to-end interactive experiences inside the video or audio player unrelated to Player Card content, such as the following: purchasing, gaming, polling, messaging, and data entry. Instead, build these interactive experiences with our other Card types or enhance your Player Card content with links to your website or mobile application."

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Peter Bond Studying Art & Design, University of Bedfordshire4 years ago
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Benjamin Hoyt Founder & CEO, 47 Games, Inc.4 years ago
Amazing how fast Twitter was able to shut this down considering how hard they say it is to stop people from verbally abusing each other using their system...
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