Honestly I feel funny calling these “old” but, oh well. XD Many rambles ahead!
For similar reasons that I’m on this site, I’ve been very into “rewritten” versions of games I used to play as a kid online. A rewritten game is pretty much just a reuploaded game of a previously shut down web game, such as Club Penguin for example.
These games will have their own private servers hosted by whoever wants to. The games will either be nostalgia-based and remain unchanged, or focus on adding new elements to the old experience. Not all of them have the word “rewritten” in their title though, and there can be many different versions of the same game running, all by different people or teams.
Some of these games I play are:
- Moderneopets - A fan site focused on recreating the old feeling of Neopets, even though the original site is still running (its very different nowadays)
- Club Penguin Legacy
- Moshi Community (Moshi Monsters)
- Soon to be, FreeRealms: Sunrise
- Soon to be, Feral Heart: Unleashed
I also play Webkinz Classic now, I never got to experience it but that is still the same site running after all these years. It just had its 17th anniversary recently if I remember correctly?
I have loved being able to play these games again, I genuinely had no clue rewritten/private server games were available. I thought I’d never be able to play them again! I really wish there was a way to play Petpetpark and Littlest Pet Shop VIP/Online again though, I miss those games dearly. Flash being removed killed quite a handful of online games from back then, but some of them were shut down long before that.
Related, I feel like nowadays there isn’t enough variety for children to choose from when it comes to safe online games to play. For me, I’m playing these because I miss them and I’m nostalgic, but I feel spoiled in the sense that there were so many safely moderated online games to pick from when I was growing up. :( I don’t feel like there is much variety nowadays?
Anyway! That concludes my rambles ^.^ I just love nostalgia!