Software made by Bill Williams

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Alley Cat

Alley Cat is a video game created by Bill Williams and published by Synapse Software for the Atari 8-bit family in 1983, and later for DOS in 1984 by IBM. The player controls "Freddy the Cat", an alley cat whose objective is to perform certain tasks within the homes of people in order to reach his love, Felicia. He was the author of the acclaimed Atari computer games Salmon Run, Necromancer, and Alley Cat, and the Amiga games Mind Walker, Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon, Pioneer Plague, and Knights of the Crystallion. Alley Cat was actually started by another programmer, John Harris, who abandoned the project and left him to finish it. Near the end of his game development career he wrote Monopoly for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Bart's Nightmare for Super NES. Williams was disappointed with the way the last game turned out, calling it "Bill's Nightmare." Williams' games are admired for their unique and imaginative design concepts, beautiful graphics, innovative sound and music, and skillful implementation. Pioneer Plague was notable as the first Amiga game to make full use of Hold-And-Modify mode for the in-game graphics. Williams wrote the book, "Naked Before God: The Return of a Broken Disciple", published by Morehouse Publishing in May, 1998. It imagines himself as a disciple of Jesus with cystic fibrosis in the present day, trying to understand his struggles with CF and diabetes, and Jesus's message. Williams died from cystic fibrosis in 1998, at the age of 38. +++THIS GAME DOES NOT NEED DOSBOX. I PLAYED IT IN WINDOWS XP (32bit) SP3 WITHOUT PROBLEMS. SOUNDS COMES ONLY FROM THE PC SPEAKER+++THIS IS THE CGA VERSION OF ALLEY CAT+++