In reality, it is Steve Moraff, who started producing many fine shareware
games back in the day
(mid '80s). Other than the Breakout
clones, Pinball, and Flygame, their games are mostly turn-based
, and all feature what in their time was considered stunning or at least outstanding graphics. Formerly known as Moraffware
- Moraff's Revenge (1988) -- Their first RPG, one of the earliest 3D, first-person perspective RPGs.
- Moraff's World (1991) -- A beautiful extension of Revenge, with much finer graphics (now supporting SVGA), much more detailed gameplay. This version has many new monsters and items, an amazing fractal landscape, a vast number of massive dungeons, and several continents to explore.
- Moraff's Dungeon of the Unforgiven -- Another RPG, never seen it.
- Moraff's Entrap-- Not sure I got this one right. But this is a fun 3-D puzzle/maze type game with a vast series of squares suspended in space before you, which you can dig or fill in or jump over at will, and robots of varying intelligence chasing you.
- Moraff's Flygame -- A simple, free demo. You navigate a plane up and down a fractal landscape and try not to hit any mountains.
- Moraff's Stones -- Based loosely upon the Moraff's World universe, you are a trader playing a sort of trading/gambling game, in which your goal is to get a full set of precious metals or jewels. Quite intriguing.
- Moraff's SuperBlast-- A Breakout clone with all the bells and whistles.
- Moraff Pinball-- A pinball machine on your computer. Nothing terribly revolutionary about this one either.
Those are all DOS-based. I highly recommend Moraff's World. They run perfectly under FreeDOS or any DOS 3.x compatible operating system.
Today, Moraff Games may still be found at www.moraff.com, and sells non-violent puzzle games for Windows (since 1995). Orders can be called in at 1-800-VGA-GAME