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Episode 107 – The Last Express

April 30, 2018

Bonjour Blockers!

In episode 107, we cover a unique adventure game by Jordan Mechner, 1997’s The Last Express.

Links:

Get The Last Express on GoG:
https://www.gog.com/game/last_express_the

Get The Last Express Gold on Steam:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/252710/The_Last_Express_Gold_Edition/

Get The Last Express on iOS:
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/the-last-express/id508049561?mt=8

Get The Last Express on Android:
https://www.amazon.com/DotEmu-The-Last-Express/dp/B00FVZKMJI

Next Episode:

Next time, we’ll be covering the Sierra edutainment classics in the Dr. Brain series.

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/107-UMBCast-The-Last-Express.mp3

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Episode 106 – Transport Tycoon (feat. Father Beast)

March 27, 2018

All Aboard, Blockers!

We’ve got a special one for episode 106 in which second time guest-host Father Beast takes us on a tour of the 1994 business and management simulator, Transport Tycoon.

Links

Reunion (1994) Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk_L8BL0r48

Play Transport Tycoon in your browser
https://www.playdosgames.com/online/transport-tycoon/

Play Transport Tycoon Deluxe in your browser
https://classicreload.com/transport-tycoon-deluxe.html

Screenshots from Chris Sawyer’s Transport game. (And a video of Chris Sawyer playing it!)
http://www.transporttycoon.com/transportgame

TTD Patch site
http://www.ttdpatch.net/

Buy Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion on Steam
http://store.steampowered.com/app/356430/Chris_Sawyers_Locomotion/

Buy Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion on GOG.com
https://www.gog.com/game/chris_sawyers_locomotion

Open TTD
https://www.openttd.org/en/

Star Control: Origins Pre-order on Steam
http://store.steampowered.com/app/271260/Star_Control_Origins/

Star Control 1+2 on Steam (Renamed Star Control: The Ur-Quan Masters
http://store.steampowered.com/app/358920/Star_Control_The_UrQuan_Masters/

Star Control 3 on Steam (Renamed Star Control: Kessari Quadrant)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/358930/Star_Control_Kessari_Quadrant/

Ghosts Of The Precusors Early Website
https://dogarandkazon.squarespace.com/

Ur-Quan Masters HD
https://sourceforge.net/projects/urquanmastershd/

Remnants Of The Precursors (Master Of Orion 1 Fan Remake)
https://remnantsoftheprecursors.com/

Next Episode

Next time, we will be covering the 1997 Jordan Mechner adventure, The Last Express.

Thanks and enjoy!

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/106-UMBCast-Transport-Tycoon.mp3

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Episode 105 – The Lost Vikings

February 28, 2018

Heil ok sæll, Blockers!

Time for episode 105 where I dive into the 1992 Silicon and Synapse puzzle platformer, The Lost Vikings.

Links:

Get The Lost Vikings direct from Blizzard, for free! http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/games/legacy/

Lost Vikings in Heroes of the Storm: https://us.battle.net/heroes/en/heroes/the-lost-vikings/

Next Episode:

Next time, we’ll be hearing a guest show from Father Beast about the 1994 MicroProse business sim, Transport Tycoon.

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/105-UMBCast-Lost-Vikings.mp3

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Episode 104 – Defender of the Crown

January 23, 2018

Hail and well met, Blockers!

Here is the long awaited episode 104 in which I dive deep into the 1986 strategy/action game, Defender of the Crown from Cinemaware.

Links:

Jim Cuomo’s Amiga and gameplay CD music (authorized hosting from Tomer):
http://www.tomergabel.com/DefenderOfTheCrownMusic.aspx

Buy Defender of the Crown on GoG:
https://www.gog.com/game/defender_of_the_crown?pp=1106a1dda2d680438ecfb0bb70fd479c55a1791f

Next Episode:

Next time, we’ll be discussing the 1992 Blizzard puzzle/platformer, The Lost Vikings.

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/104-UMBCast-Defender-of-the-Crown.mp3

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Episode 103 – Mailbag

January 7, 2018

Hey Blockers, remember me?

Wow! After an unplanned seven month hiatus I’m back!

Before jumping right back into the schedule, I decided to jump in with a little show updating everyone about the state of the show, why I went away for seven months and to get through a bit of an email backlog that has built up while I was off being distracted with my dumb life.

Next time, we’ll be covering the 1986 Cinemaware game, Defender of the Crown.

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/103-UMBCast-Mailbag.mp3

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Episode 101 – F-19 Stealth Fighter

May 4, 2017

Safe Landing Blockers!

Time for episode 101 in which we discuss the 1988 Microprose flight sim, F-19 Stealth Fighter and its sequel/remake, F-117A Stealth Fighter 2.0!

First though, I read some email that leads us to two cool links:

Troels and I playing A Final Unity:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeuPHRWonRSTOs9KHN_aPgbinDMJfQP9J

Ben Chandler’s PC Gamer article about adventure game backgrounds:
http://www.pcgamer.com/ten-of-the-best-classic-adventure-game-scenes/

We then get into the usual topics around these unique Microprose flight sims.

Buy F-19 Steakth Fighter on Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/347250/F19_Stealth_Fighter/

Buy F-117A Stealth Fighter 2.0 on GoG:
https://www.gog.com/game/f117a_nighthawk_stealth_fighter_20?pp=1106a1dda2d680438ecfb0bb70fd479c55a1791f

My F-19 YouTube Research session:
https://youtu.be/J-F6WsoNxcA

Next time we’ll be covering the iconic 1986 Cinemaware strategy game, Defender of the Crown.

Enjoy!

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/101-UMBCast-F-19-Stealth-Fighter.mp3

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Episode 100 – Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Final Unity

March 22, 2017

Hailing frequencies open, Blockers!

Here it is! My long overdue return from “parental leave” and episode 100 of the podcast! This time around I celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with the 1995 Spectrum Holobyte adventure, Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Final Unity.

Find CD copies of the game via this eBay search.

A Final Unity research on YouTube: https://youtu.be/h30smq8aX0c

Support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/umbcast

Next time, we’ll be flying again with F-19 Stealth Fighter and F-117A Stealth Fighter 2.0.

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/100-UMBCast-A-Final-Unity.mp3

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Episode 99 – Cyber Empires (feat. Troels Pleimert)

February 12, 2017

Hey Blockers!

One more guest show before I’m back in episode 100. This time around my good buddy Troels, the Space Quest Historian is here with a hidden gem, the 1992 Silicon Knights action/strategy game Cyber Empires (or Steel Empire in Europe).

Not only does Troels do a great job with the show, he also interviews the game’s creator, Denis Dyack! This episode contains an abridged version of the interview, for the whole thing, check out Troels’ mixcloud:

https://www.mixcloud.com/SpaceQuestHistorian/space-quest-historian-interviews-denis-dyack-silicon-knights-about-steel-empirecyber-empires/

Watch Troels play Cyber Empires:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ckYzIeIfTQ&list=PLeuPHRWonRSTUuE_0uFCX6Cdt1AwHMXwc

You can also find Troels on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sqhistorian

Also check out his awesome YouTube channel over at https://www.youtube.com/spacequesthistorian

Next time, for episode 100 I will be back for good with the long awaited Final Unity episode.

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/099-UMBCast-Steel-Empire.mp3

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Episode 98 – A Mind Forever Voyaging (feat. Chris Olson)

December 29, 2016

Hello Blockers!

Here comes episode 98 where friend of the show Chris “CGOApps” Olson takes the big chair to discuss our inaugural text adventure, A Mind Forever Voyaging by Infocom, released in 1985.

Digital Antiquarian:
http://maher.filfre.net/if-book/

Get Lamp Documentary:
http://getlamp.com

AMFV Infocom Cabinet:
https://archive.org/details/InfocomCabinetAMindForeverVoyaging

Find Chris at:

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/cgoapps

His blog/developer site:
http://cgoapps.wordpress.com

Next time, we will hit the long awaited show on Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Final Unity.

Enjoy!

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/098-UMBCast-A-Mind-Forever-Voyaging.mp3

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Episode 96 – Sid Meier’s Colonization (feat. Father Beast)

November 27, 2016

Hey Blockers!

Here comes another guest show! Father Beast has been kind enough to put together an episode on the 1994 Microprose strategy game, Sid Meier’s Colonization!

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Colonization on GOG.com:
https://www.gog.com/game/sid_meiers_colonization

Colonization on Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/327400/

Freecol, an open source remake of Colonization:
http://www.freecol.org/

Article: “Is Colonization offensive enough?”:
http://www.playthepast.org/?p=278

Next time, we’ll be having our 6th Patreon hangout discussing game music & sound! Also, we have another guest show in the hopper on I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream so if you’d like to drop me comments about that one, we’ll get them into the show!

Enjoy!

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/096-UMBCast-Colonization.mp3