Since 2005, the Free Video Games Project has hosted fan recreations of old video games so they could be played by new generations in a gamer friendly way, with minimal advertising, and always a full screen option, to faithfully reproduce the experience of how they used to be played. Our games have been played by over 1 billion people worldwide, and over time we've gradually added new games, about 1-2 new games each year.
The original copyright in the games of the Free Video Games Project belongs in most cases to the individual programmer or artist who designed them, as detailed below. Over the years the Free Video Games Project has worked to convert games from older technologies so they can be played in modern browsers, so they remain accessible to the public. We provide this as a public service. The Free Video Games Project occasionally licenses games, and occasionally we publish games that are in the public domain, or make games ourselves.
Note that it is not possible to copyright a game idea. Relatedly, games that are re-written with new code create new copyright, to the benefit of the person who coded them. Tribute or 'fan games' regularly fall into this category and are often the first step in a game designer's education or career. Archival and fan websites are a widely accepted tradition on the Internet (as one example... the Wayback Machine) and provide a valuable service, raising awareness of older games to younger people, and preserving content that would otherwise be lost, or become completely unplayable on modern systems.
As the most recent example, hundreds of thousands of popular games coded in Adobe Flash, from the mid 90's to the mid 10's, are now all but lost, now that Google, Apple and Microsoft have removed support for the once ubiquitous Flash plugin in their popular browsers. In 2022 we completed a project to convert all the games we have been hosting at FVGP for the past 18 years, from Flash, so they could play in modern browsers and in some cases on mobile. We also made many improvements.
Copyright in the presentation of our games, our websites, and many unique features such as our full screen mode, UI, zero ad features, and offline app capabilities, lies exclusively with The Free Video Games Project, and must not be reproduced. The games should not reproduced without contacting us or the individual copyright holder listed below.
Thank you for all the support over the past 18 years. We value your patronage and hope you enjoy the games.FreeFishy.org - © XGen Studios
FreeJetpac.org - © GC
FreeWordle.org - © The Free Video Games Project
FreeSolitaire.org - © The Free Video Games Project
FreeMahjong.org - © The Free Video Games Project
FreeAsteroids.org - © The Free Video Games Project
TheEmpireGame.com - © Goodgame Studios
TheBigFarmGame.com - © Goodgame Studios
FreeFlappyBird.org - © Max McDonnell
FreeInvaders.org - © Paul Neave
FreePacman.org - © Paul Neave
HappyHopper.org - © Paul Neave
FreeSimon.org - © Paul Neave
FreeAsteroids.org - © Paul Neave
FreePong.org - © Piotr Parys
FreeMinesweeper.org - © D. Shep Poor
FreeGalaga.com - © Jason Cirillo
FreeQbert.org - © Felix Turner
FreeKong.org - © LilDwarf
FreeMario.org - © Jay Pavlina
FreeTennis.org - © GameDesign
FreeSonic.org - © Dennis G
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