Carl Burks is a software developer for a global financial institution. With over ten years experience in technology and software development for financial organizations and over twenty years of software experience, Carl Burks provides articles, musings and insight into technology issues, software development, and other selected topics.

Games from my past


Carl Burks

After watching several episodes of the 8-bit guy on YouTube I was feeling nostagic and went looking for a few games I used to play on the C64C the longer grey Commodore 64.

Gateway to Apshai

This was my entry into roleplaying games. I had spent days playing this game.

It was a wonderful intro into the world of dungeoncrawling. Fighting rats, snakes, mummy's, searching for keys and weapons. I could play this game for ages.

Movie Creator a Fisher-Price game from Spinnaker

A wonderful little program for making movies.


  • City
  • Lighthouse and ocean
  • Field, tree, and pond
  • Planet, lander, space
  • Living room
  • Castle
  • Gas station
  • Airport
  • Football Field
  • Apartment
  • Blank green horizon
  • Black
  • Grey


  • Man
  • Woman
  • Boy
  • Alien
  • Football Player
  • Dog
  • Car
  • Van
  • Bird
  • Helicopter
  • Plane
  • Tie-Fighter Clone
  • U.F.O.
  • Sailboat
  • Tugboat
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Kite
  • Pine Tree
  • Fence
  • Cloud
  • House
  • Storefront
  • Business building
  • Church
  • Circle
  • Smaller Circle
  • Square
  • Triangle

Other features include:

  • "Undo" under OOPS!
  • Online help
  • Ability to change colors
  • Small movements for actors
  • Recording up to 8 tracks of actors