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Cool and Interesting Websites

Part of the Ultimate Curation List

Websites that host free games can be found in the Find More section in Freeware.

Databases

The Fighting Game Glossary Glossary of fighting game terms.
Nestflix Shows within shows.
Title Scream Gallery of title screens from 8 and 16 bit games.
Archiverse Miiverse Archive.
Consumer Aesthetics Research Institute A whole host of aesthetic styles.
Fonts In Use Database of fonts and where they're used.
INT 10th Old PC fonts.
Velvetyne Type Foundry Open-source fonts. Cool design.
Textfiles.com Archive of old text files.
The Chess Variant Pages Variants, versions, and alternate takes on chess.
Nuzlocke List of Pokémon Nuzlocke challenges. For info on Nuzlocke, see this explainer by the guy who originated it.
GUI Gallery Pictures of various Graphical User Interfaces
Kaomoji Japanese emoticons.
Three Hundred Mechanics Gameplay concepts.
Speedrun.com Everything you need for speedrunning, from leaderboards to resources.
TASVideos Tool Assissted Speedrun videos and community.
Mobile Phone Museum Charity with sortable gallery of old phones.
Telnet BBS Guide Searchable index of BBSes.
Amiga Graphics Archive Commodore Amiga art.
Console Variations All versions of consoles.
Museum of ZZT ZZT world preservation.
Steve's Old Computer Museum Vintage computers.
VGMaps.com: The Video Game Atlas Screenshots of videogame maps.
FailScout Broken and worn-out products, crowdsourced.
VGMdb Complete videogame OST database.
Speed Demos Archive Speedrun videos.
The Unsent Project Unsent texts to first loves.
Awesome Github-hosted lists on a lot of stuff.
Steam 250 Steam discovery website.
Game Detectives Wiki Wiki of ARGs.
tapedeck.org Tapes of all designs.
Sudomemo Kaeru Gallery Flipnote Studio animations, also revivals of the web services.
Flipnote Archive What the title says.
My Famicase Exhibition Yearly expo of fictional Famicom game carts by Japanese game store Meteor. Site in Japanese.
bash.org Chat room quotes
PostSecret Post Secret Voicemail Anonymous secrets. Not affiliated with each other.
DoesTheDogDie.com Crowdsourced content warnings.
WhoSampled Samples, covers, and remixes database.
Sixteen Colors ASCII art.
Fanlore Fandom history wiki.
Let's Play Archive Forum-based Let's Plays. Try out the story of Boatmurdered.
Glitch Gallery Beautiful software bugs.
Port Forward Guides to forwarding your ports per router.
Arty Widget Art made with code.
Driftory Comics viewer and creator based on Scott McCloud's Infinite Canvas
iptv.org Internet Protocol Television URLs.
Everything2 Linked writing of all types.
Interface In Game Video game UIs.
asciicinema Videos of terminal sessions in a special player.
Video Game Preservation Github archive of commercial videogame source code.

Also see: some of the fansites

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Interesting

Low-text Magazine Solar powered website.
Gail.com When you mistype gmail.com.
Aesthetic Compasses
80s/90s Explanation 2000s Explanation
Good Twitter threads on an intresting subject.
Sidetalkin Pictures of people sidetalking on the Nokia N-Gage.
CatCam Live feed of cats as images updating every minute.
Cyberspace and Time Website that functions like an OS.
Windows93 Quirky web OS.
Infinite Mac (Info) (Mac OS 8) (Macintosh) (Macintosh Japanese) Old Mac in the browser.
Toki Pona Conlang with less than 200 words.
Ithkuil Extremely complex conlang.
Dopefish Official site of the Commander Keen enemy/reference.
Center for the Study of the Public Domain Duke Law School site about the public domain.
Vistaserv Neocities alternative.
Video Game Obsession Good-looking site.
SpeedRunsLive Tools to manage speedrun races.
Super Pixel Quest Webcomic.
Wolfman Museum Online museum dedicated to art and multimedia.
DSiPaint 3DSPaint Forums and apps for the DSi/3DS browsers.
VOLE.wtf Cool stuff.
MSCHF Online stunts.
Neal.fun Funky web things.
New Session Zine hosted with telnet.
what3words The entire world divided into named grids.
Deleted City Geocities visualized as a town.
Orion's Arm Collaborative science fiction writing project.
The Wanderer's Library Collaborative fiction project. Sister site to the SCP Wiki.
The SCP Foundation Famous collaborative horror fiction wiki.
Run your own social Guide to running a small social site.
This Website Will Self Destruct ...unless it gets a message.
the html review Poetry for the format of the internet.
Interactive 4D Handbook Great learning thing.
PixelCanvas.io r/place on an infinite canvas.
cmd.to Command line internet OS. Also does music.
MeatballWiki "Community of active practitioners striving to teach each other how to organize people using online tools"
Teletext Viewer Simulate teletexts in the browser.
Living Worlds Mark Ferrari pallette-cycling pixel art. (iOS/Android versions)
ANSIWAVE Modern BBS.
Skytopia Every page is designed different.
The Video Game Library Videogame books.
64DD.org N64 Disk Drive fan site with ROMs, hacks, and conversions to cartridge formats.
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Blogs and Newsletters

50 Years of Text Games Newsletter about text games and interactive fiction. Completed.
Garbage Day Newsletter about the internet.
Tedium Blog about very specific topics.
Dracula Daily Bram Stoker's Dracula in real time.
30pin Online magazine about consumer technology.
The Obscuritory Lesser-known games.
Bad Game Hall of Fame Sincere examinations of bad games.
Critical Distance Curated videogame articles.
The History Of The Web Every entry adds to a timeline.
Handheld Underground Bootleg games and rom dumps of them.
Lunatic Obscurity Obscure videogames.
Gaming Hell Long-running old games website.
Before Mario Nintendo before they were a videogames company.
McMansionHell Architectural education by taking down shitty houses.
Dracula Daily Bram Stoker's Dracula, emailed to you in real time.
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Tools

Zonelets (Itch.io) Blogging engine that works with Neocities (or other sites).
Piperka Webcomic tracking and bookmarking.
Teksti The above for web fiction.
LaTlmes Fake news link to rickroll generator.
The Death Generator Make videogame screens say anything you want.
Objection.lol Create your own Ace Attorney objection and courtroom scenes.
JSKidPix Kid Pix but online.
You.com Alternative search engine that works differently from others, summarizes results.
NeoCities "Site to User-Profile" Tool Bookmarklet to jump to profiles.
Learn X in Y minutes Programming language tours.
10015.io A lot of tools.
Can You Run It Automatically check system requirements for games.
RSS Box RSS feed generator for websites via API.
Redditle Reddit only Google.
Flipnote Player Play Flipnote files.
AdBlock Tester Test your adblock.
favicon.cc Favicon maker that uses the actual favicon to preview.
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Music

Nightwave Plaza Vaporwave radio station.
Poolsuite Summer-themed radio station with Mac-style OS. Sells NFTs for extra features.
Rainwave Videogame music radio.
Jet Set Radio Live Multiple music stations, including other Sega games and similar styled music.
OverClocked ReMix Videogame remix community.
Webamp Github Winamp in the browser.
The Mod Archive KeyGenMusic keygenmusic.tk Tracker and keygen music.
muki BitMidi MIDI archives
Music Player for Reddit Turn Reddits into playlists
musicForProgramming(); Cool UI.
cmd.fm Command line style player.
lofi.cafe Lofi hip hop radio, other channels too.
Cirrus Radio Retro game music player with the ability to toggle sound channels.
UpBeat Radio Modern radio site and community.
8Beats Videogame music radio.
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Fansites

Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archive Ultimate resource of its turbulent production.
Homestuck Music Wiki Complete database of music from Homestuck and beyond, including fan tracks.
MSPaint Fan Adventures Fan-made Homestuck-likes.
Jazz2Online Jazz Jackrabbit fansite which hosts levels and other stuff.
JJ2 Clan Ladder Lori Central Alister.eu/jazz Other Jazz Jackrabbit fansites.
KeenWiki Community Portal List of Commander Keen fansites.
Yolkfolk.com Dizzy fansite.
Chao Island Chao fansite and information hub.
Bit Busters Club Chip's Challenge community fansite.
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Freenium Web Games

Non-freenium games are listed under the freeware list.

Fallen London Story and text based MMO-like. (Subscription and microtransactions, energy system)
Kingdom of Loathing Stick figure MMO. (Rewards from donations, energy system)
Board Game Online Obtuse, goofy board game thing. (Rewards from donations)
GeoGuesser Guess you Street View location. (Subscription)
AI Dungeon GPT-powerd infinite text adventures. (Subscription and microtransactions)
New York Times Crosswards Includes other games too. (Subscription)
Chess.com Chess site. (Tiered subscription)
Neptune's Pride Blight of the Immortals Real-time social strategy games, competitive and cooperative respectively. (Subscription and microtransactions)
Minesweeper Online Self-explanatory. (Ads, subscription)
Little Golem Board Game Arena Board games online. (Subscription)
Colonist Catan clone. (Subscription and microtransactions)
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Other

Homestar Runner The iconic web series.
You're The Man Now Dog The cause of many old memes.
Zelda 64 Reverse Engineering Project to decompile Zelda games.
Hacks.Guide Wii Guide Hack your consoles.
Surfcity Background TV for the web.
CSS Zen Garden Style Stage CSS showcases.
A Single Div CSS drawing showcase.
fuzzy notepad Notable for their CSS history writeup.
The Cutting Room Floor Unused videogame content wiki.
Hidden Palace Community that preserves videogame development media.
ZOMBO ???
John Doe Site made with only one HTML page. (Neocities)
TempleOS Religious operating system known for its infamous creator. See also: SCUM Games in Freeware.
Sokpop Game collective that makes a game every month.
Dynamic Designs Old translation group.
After The Tone Answering machine messages.
tixy Creative coding.
Indie Game Jams Timeline of game jams.
Legends of Localization All about video game translation.
Darkpattern.games Game review website focused on dark patterns.
Llamasoft Page of Jeff Minter's games.
Monkey Island Inflation The ending of The Secret Of Monkey Island, adjusted for inflation.
Highway Frogs Frogger 1997 modding forum.
KrazyDad Printable puzzles.
Practical Typography Web book.
Lospec Pixel art (and more) resources and tools.
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Discovery

Websites to find more websites.

r/InternetIsBeautiful Subreddit about cool sites and tools, usually single-purpose.
Stumbled Stumbleupon spiritual successor.
Websurfer Similar tool. By Sadness.
Daniel's Network Search engine and directory for old-web/web revival sites.
Curlie Largest human-edited directory of the Web.
Wilderness Land Islands with hidden links made in Google Slides.
Oldest Search Search ordered by the oldest results.
Marginalia Search Search engine for non=commercial pages.
Million Short Trim the top sites from the results.
Lindy Hacker News Best of old Hacker News articles.
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