MSX is a standardized home computer architecture, announced by Microsoft and ASCII on June 16, 1983. It was initially conceived by Microsoft as a product for the Eastern sector, and jointly marketed by Kazuhiko Nishi, then vice-president at Microsoft and director at ASCII Corporation. Microsoft and Nishi conceived the project as an attempt to create unified standards among various home computing system manufacturers of the period, in the same fashion as the VHS standard for home video tape machines.
It is powered by a Zilog Z80 CPU and has a dedicated video and audio chips.
Games and programs could be loaded from cassette or floppy, but the most popular format was cartridge.
It was also my first computer, the one I learned to write code with, and one that still has a vibrant homebrew community.
I have made a few games for the MSX back in the day, but with the current tools of today, I have made:
- Raftoid: An Arkanoid tribute that was presented to MSXDev challenge of 2020
- LOGIC Rematered: A reworked version of a game I made back in the day
You can also check out my open source repository about MSX in GitHub.