Archive for the ‘Podcast’ Category

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Episode 112 – Heart of China

August 28, 2018

Nǐ hǎo, Blockers!

Time for episode 112, in which we explore the mysterious world of 1930’s Hong Kong in the 1991 Dynamix adventure, Heart of China.

Links:

My video research sessions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKLSnBxpjNM&list=PL2whCuUnKwYC1gOgCR6N229FHnVpkI5MZ

Buy Heart of China on GoG:
https://www.gog.com/game/heart_of_china?pp=1106a1dda2d680438ecfb0bb70fd479c55a1791f

Next Episode:

Next time, we jump forward to 1998 with the Unreal series from Epic games.

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/112-UMBCast-Heart-of-China.mp3

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Episode 111 – One Must Fall

July 11, 2018

Blockers, fight!

In episode 111, we hit our first fighting game, 1994’s One Must Fall 2097 by Diversions Entertainment.

Links:

My video research sessions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ-OBT0PYE0&list=PL2whCuUnKwYBNDRCGWvJzjmVSIg0Ij8Tk

One Must Fall 2097 on archive.org:
https://archive.org/details/OneMustFall2097

One Must Fall 1.0 (Demo) on archive.org:
https://archive.org/details/msdos_MUSTFALL_shareware

Tomer’s interview with Rob Elam on Mobygames:
Part 1 http://www.mobygames.com/featured_article/feature,8/
Part 2 http://www.mobygames.com/featured_article/feature,8/section,31/

Next Episode:

Next time, we’ll be covering the 1991 Dynamix adventure, Heart of China.

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/111-UMBCast-One-Must-Fall.mp3

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Episode 109 – We’ll Miss You Akago (The Neverhood repost)

June 11, 2018

Hi Blockers,

Earlier today, I received word that long time friend of the show, Amayirot Akago (aka Maarten Amkreutz), took his own life. As a very small, very insignificant gesture, I’m reposting his guest show from mere days before the arrival of the UMBaby covering The Neverhood.

Akago was one of the first to step up when I put out the call for guest shows and has been a constant and welcome fixture of the show since its earliest days.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmayirotAkago

Postman’s Quest: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2073/

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/109-UMBCast-Akago-The-Neverhood-repost.mp3

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Episode 108 – Dr. Brain

May 31, 2018

Hey Blockers,

This time around, we’re hitting our first edutainment title with the Dr. Brain series from Sierra. Big shout out this month goes to Father Beast for catching some research I missed!

Links:

My video research sessions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzndtmyZZEE&list=PL2whCuUnKwYCc2Eh38uGBgpuAxhi43fEI

CBC’s The Artists Ep8 – LucasArts (Canada Only):
https://watch.cbc.ca/media/the-artists/season-1/episode-8/38e815a-00e5822082e

Next Episode:

Next time, we’ll be covering the 1994 Diversions Entertainment fighting game, One Must Fall: 2097.

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/108-UMBCast-Dr-Brain.mp3

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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