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On 18 July 1998 Barry Gillhepsy announced(1) the grand opening of the Allegro Games Depot on the Allegro mailing list. It initially contained an alphabetized list of seventy different Allegro games, complete with descriptions, pictures, and links. It quickly grew in popularity, making it hard for him to keep up with all of the updates by hand. To make his job easier, Matthew Leverton wrote him an offline administrative tool to maintain the growing database of games. Using it, the website could be quickly published to static HTML files.

People were surprised to read six months later on 11 January 1999(2) that Gillhepsy was closing the Depot due to burn out and a lost database file. He offered to pick an official successor to the site if there were any interested volunteers. Five days later, he announced(3) that he had chosen Leverton and described some of the new features that would become the foundation of

The Allegro Games Depot was moved to (and later, keeping the same general format of listing games. On the 24th of April 2000, the expanded to first resemble the current site was opened to the public.(4) Since then, features have gradually been added to the site in a spasmodic fashion.

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