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Welcome to the Maelstrom Wiki,

a public website with background informationen and details on the video game Maelstrom, that everybody may edit. Maelstrom is a shoot ’em up from Ambrosia Software, developed originally in 1992 for Mac OS, that is designed after the example of the older classic Asteroids. Meanwhile it is available as free software for free usage, sharing and modification.

Contents

Gameplay
– the game and its practical secrets
the game world
and its story
History
of a milestone of video games history
Technology
behind the revolutionary game
...

Latest activity

  • edit Points
    edited by Smart Mole diff
  • new page Points
    created by Smart Mole
    New page: The goal of the game is to reach the highest possible score. Scores are kept in a highscore list that can be cleared by pressing the z key (“zap”);...
  • edit Gameplay
    edited by Smart Mole diff
  • edit Force shield
    edited by Smart Mole diff
  • new page Force shield
    created by Smart Mole
    New page: The player's ship is equipped with a force shield that protects the player's ship for a few seconds after it is spawned and may be activated later on...
    Added category: Game element
  • edit Nova
    edited by Smart Mole diff
  • new page Nova
    created by Smart Mole
    New page: Novas appear randomly during the first 30 seconds of a stage and the shock wave of their explosion shakes the whole scenery for some seconds during...
    Added category: Game element
  • edit Technology
    edited by Smart Mole diff
  • edit Linux
    edited by Smart Mole diff
  • new page Linux
    created by Smart Mole
    New page: In 1995 Sam Lantinga ported Maelstrom to Linux and his Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL). In the process he added features like a networked multiplayer...

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