DOVE (Freeware)

Creator: Intergenies and other (Neoarts)
Language: English, German
Release: 2001
Genre: Arcade Shooter
Platform: Windows 95 - XP, Windows Vista - Windows 10 (in compatibility mode)
Downloads: 13803
SHA256: 00E04FB3829016CF4CA01387543855CED9590C7A0AEFD270DDF22D1855201A95
SHA256: 0E616F81E006C9A400EDF8F66B7BA72921B81FC2B324A96CBFF6EE92D9416DC9


The year is 1999 and I followed my dream to finally create a cool game. Without any money and with no Unity/Godot/Unreal Engine available for free I used the only tool that I could get my hands on: Visual Basic, Paint and Fast-Tracker. I started with a little ship that fired on astroids and showed my masterpiece around. I started to create a first level with my own level-editor and asked everybody for help and to join me. Till the end coding was my responsibility, but every time when my motivation left me, some new music or some new graphic lay around in my inbox. One time I was especially surprised when Malte Kollmann send me a complete new level (- it's the last level before the final boss)! He learned my level-editor by himself. In the end, two years later, everything came together to a great game and in my mind - beside the bad graphics - DOVE still stands the test of time.

There was no Indi-scene and no Steam in the old times. I tried to send the game to different download-portals and some time even the big german magazine "Computer Bild Spiele" released DOVE on CD. I also heard the rumor, that DOVE was mentioned in the TV-Series COPS.

Compatibly issues

Sadly I lost the source code to this game. But it's still possible to play this on Windows Vista and higher!


DOVE was a product of a team of hobby game developers: Markus 'Kauto' Madeja (everything), Malte Kollmann (render-graphic), Toxeen (music), Hilmar 'HiBri' Brinkmann (additional graphics, intro), Hürgy Hasbh (musik, graphic), Manuel Kempf (pixel-graphic), xenion (ying-yong-fish), Harald CL (blade-enemy), Quasian (music), jori (music), Pickel (main-tester), Kay 'MontyP' Kollmann (translator)