Damian Walker

Personal Web Pages

Other Sites I Maintain

For some of my hobbies I have built extensive sites, and one for my web development business also. The links for them are here.

Cyningstan: Traditional Board Games


Here at Cyningstan we want to spread our enthusiasm for the traditional board games that have entertained people not just for centuries, but for millennia. These are games that you can make yourself, usually using simple pieces, and without restrictions of copyright or patent. Many of them are easy to learn, but difficult to master, providing a life time of amusement for people through the ages. It is no wonder that they have lasted so long! (visit...)

Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings


While most of the world knows how to play the ancient games of backgammon, chess and draughts, there is an almost forgotten game, comparatively ancient, which hangs like a spectre over a large part of northern Europe. This game is hnefatafl, also known in its various forms as tafl, brandubh, tawlbwrdd, alea evangelii and tablut, and less certainly by some as gwyddbwyll and ficheall. It is a game of skill in which a king tries to escape, with the ... (visit...)

Cyningstan: New Games for the ZX Spectrum


The Sinclair ZX Spectrum was a classic computer launched in 1982. Its sound and colour graphics tied to its low price attracted millions. Its simplicity allowed clones to be developed (legal and otherwise), increasing its popularity across the world. That simplicity and the Speccy's continued sense of fun make it a popular target for emulation today. Such is people's affection for this simple computer that people are still writing games for it today. Now Cyningstan has joined them. (visit...)

Tiny BASIC Interpreter and Compiler Project

My Tiny BASIC Portal. Tiny BASIC is a subset of the BASIC programming language, originally developed in 1975 by Dennis Allison and others. The site is centred around my implementation of Tiny BASIC from 2019. On here you'll find downloads for Tiny BASIC itself, some programs and subroutines, documentation, news and blog posts and some discussion. (visit...)