Abandonware

What does abandonware mean?

Game that has been abandoned by its developer

A term used to describe a game that has been abandoned by its creator.

Abandonware is a play off of the "shareware" and "freeware" terms. It is often used by gamers that distribute the games illegally to allow other gamers to enjoy them since they are not available for purchase.

Example

"He doesn't own the abandonware but it's the only way to play the game after the developers discontinued it."

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Last Updated: September 30, 2015

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