Illustration of a mashup of the Neo Geo and Web Assembly logos

Extracting Neo Geo Emulator Graphics Data to Create Animated gifs

13 May 2020

Web Assembly lets us bring native applications right into the browser.

By porting a game emulator to Web Assembly, I was able to reach into its memory to build animated gifs.

Screenshot of the Saturn game Guardian Heroes

The Sega Saturn and Transparency

23 Jan 2016

The Saturn's complex hardware architecture meant implementing semi-transparent entities in a game was challenging.

This interactive article explains the conundrum, and shows why game developers often settled for inferior alternatives.