About Anamon


Profile
Name: Daniel Saner
Year of birth: 1985
Location: Switzerland
Occupation: Visual computing research

Favourite genres
Adventures, C-RPGs, Racing, Action, Beat-'em-Up

Projects and editing work
My efforts are focussed mostly on PC games, especially older and lesser-known titles. Researching these for projects of my own, I have over time gained access to a couple of game archives, resources, and industry contacts to help me. I'd like to consider myself an amateur videogame historian. To be honest, these days I'm more into documenting games than actually playing them – an observation that is supported by my Backloggery statistics (I own a lot of games, but really played only a few of them). If you have questions about any of the contributions or edits I made to the site, or would like to know my sources where they aren't mentioned, feel free to ask.

Gaming history and platforms
1991—first contact with an IBM PC when my father brought one home (Vobis; Intel 386 16/33 MHz, 50 MB HDD, MS-DOS)
1992—started playing games copied from friends and neighbours (incl. virus epidemics)
1994—first contact with full-price games: CD Player 1/94 magazine covermount with 150+ game demos
1994—first PC game bought myself (Microïds Action Pack, compilation of 10 games)
1995—first full-price PC game bought myself (Fatal Racing a.k.a Whiplash)
1996—exact years unknown, but by this point I also owned a Game Boy Pocket and a Master System II
1998—subscription to new German PC games magazine GameStar, still ongoing
2005—got a PlayStation 2 for free from my cousin (thanks again!)
2010—picked up a cheap PlayStation 3

Current systems

  • Game Boy Pocket: since ~1996
  • Sony PlayStation 2: since 2005
  • IBM PC, portable: since 2005 (HP Compaq nx8220: 15.4", Pentium 4-M 2 GHz, 80 GB HDD, 1 GB RAM, ATI Radeon Mobility X600 128MB, Windows 7 32-bit/Ubuntu Linux)
  • Sony PlayStation 3: since 2010
  • IBM PC, desktop: since 2010 (custom: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 4x2.5 GHz, 6+ TB HDDs, 4 GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD4870 512 MB, Asus Xonar D2X, Windows 7 64-bit)
  • IBM PC, portable: since 2011 (Lenovo ThinkPad T420S: 14", Intel Core i7-2620M 2x2.7 GHz, 160 GB SSD, 8 GB RAM, Intel HD 3000 + nVIDIA NVS 4200M 1GB, Windows 7 64-bit)
  • IBM PC, 2012 upgrade to 2010 desktop (Intel Core i7-3820 4x3.6 GHz, 6+ TB HDDs, Intel 320 series 180GB SSD, 16 GB DDR3 RAM, Gainward GTX 570 1280MB)

    Profiles on other gaming sites
    Backloggery
    Steam
    PSN
    Games for Windows Live
    Playfire
    MobyGames
    The Legacy
    Gamezone
    OGDB

    Private websites
    anamon.ch
    Intoxic Productions
    lounging.ch
  • Top platforms Anamon contributed to

    New games
    32 Windows
    7 Mac OS Classic
    2 MS-DOS
    1 PS2
    1 iOS
    1 Tandy Coco
    Game edits
    41 Windows
    6 MS-DOS
    2 Win3.1
    2 Dreamcast
    2 Mac OS Classic
    1 Arcade
    1 PS2
    1 PCE CD
    1 FM Towns
    1 C64
    1 Amiga
    1 Atari ST
    1 Wii
    1 DEC PDP-1
    1 Atari 400/800