The Retro Hour (Retro Gaming Podcast)
Summary: Your weekly dose of retro gaming and technology news and interviews with industry veterans. New episodes released every Friday!
This week, we're in conversation with Daniel Crocker from Wave Game Studios, the force behind some remarkable new titles for the Sega Dreamcast
We chat with Eva Pascoe, co-founder of Cyberia, Britain's first internet cafe.
We speak to the man who brought some of your favourite games to the English-speaking world!
We chat with David L. Craddock and Richard Moss, the creators of 'First Person Shooter'
384: Swordquest and Atari's Pac-Man with Tod Frye - The Retro Hour EP384
On this week's podcast, we journey into the heart of the classic strategy game, Age of Empires 2, with none other than its Lead Designer, Mark Terrano
We delve into the fascinating world of Bulletin Board Systems with Al's Geek Lab, the creator of the awesome YouTube series 'Back to the BBS'. We explore how BBSs laid the groundwork for today's Internet, the artistic flair of ANSI art, and the enduring allure of BBS games and mods and why the scene is thriving again today.
Join us for a deep dive into the iconic 1984 video game "Montezuma's Revenge" with its creator, Rob Jaeger. Delve into the mind of a then 16-year-old game designer and discover the untold stories of this gaming masterpiece, including features that didn't make it to the final cut.
We have a long-overdue catch up with Daniel Ibbertson AKA Slope's Game Room, including breaking down the ill-fated Intellivision Amico. Promising to bring back the classic brand, the Amico's repeated delays, leadership changes, and potential cancellation have left it shrouded in uncertainty. DJ Slope, renowned for his comprehensive gaming history content, brings his insight into this saga, discussing the console's initial vision, the issues it faced, the intriguing lineup of games that were slated for release, and what the Amico's journey means for the wider retro gaming industry.
We chat to the creator of the beloved kid's TV and book series, Arthur. From TV to PC, we'll explore how Marc and the team at Living Books crafted an engaging, fun, and educational experience for kids back in the 90s. If you're a retro gaming enthusiast or an Arthur fan, you won't want to miss this nostalgic journey back to Elwood City's digital domain.
We sit down with Brian Lowe, a veteran in the gaming industry, known for his work at Strategic Simulations and Midway.
Born from a chance encounter with a low-priced Sega Dreamcast at video game shop, The Dreamcast Junkyard has grown from a personal blog into a thriving online community.
We talk to Oliver Harper, the director of “Here Comes a New Challenger”, a documentary about the legendary Street Fighter 2. Oliver shares his passion for the game, his process of making the documentary, and some of the fascinating stories and insights he uncovered along the way.
Check out the captivating journey of Neill Glancy, from pixel artist to lead designer. We explore his work at DMA Design, Iguana Entertainment, and more, touching on classics like Walker, the ill-fated Walker 2 and the troubled development of the first South Park games.
We chat with Stephen Jones, the founder of Checkmate Digital, a company that makes Amiga-inspired desktop computer cases. Stephen shares his journey from developing Amiga products in the late 1980s and early 1990s, such as the Checkmate A1500 and the Siamese System, to his return to the scene with new products and his love for the Amiga community.