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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

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Episode 95 – The Neverhood (feat. Amayirot Akago)

September 28, 2016

Hey Blockers!

Time for episode 95! Originally we were scheduled to cover A Final Unity, but what with the UMBaby coming, I’ve been thrown all out of whack so friend of the show Amayirot Akago has graciously stepped in with a guest show!

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He’ll be covering the 1996 adventure, The Neverhood! In true UMB fashion, he hits all the major points and takes us through the very cool world of The Neverhood.

For more from Akago, check him out on the Internet!

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/amayirotakago

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

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

Next time, we’ll be talking about our favourite music & sound in games on out 6th Patreon Hangout, followed by the long awaited Final Unity podcast.

Enjoy!

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/095-UMBCast-The-Neverhood.mp3

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Episode 94 – Tyrian

August 24, 2016

Hey there Blockers!

Time for episode 94 where I cover the 1995 Eclipse Software / Epic Megagames shoot ’em up, Tyrian!

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First though, I read through some emails I missed out on in the last show discussing Day of the Tentacle.

Then we do as we do and dive deep into the various versions and game modes of Tyrian!

Links:

Steam Regional Prices:
http://www.steamregionalprices.com/index.php

OpenTyrian:
https://bitbucket.org/opentyrian/opentyrian/wiki/Home

Remastered Graphics (From Daniel Cook):
http://www.lostgarden.com/2007/04/free-game-graphics-tyrian-ships-and.html

Get Tyrian FREE on GoG:
https://www.gog.com/game/tyrian_2000?pp=1106a1dda2d680438ecfb0bb70fd479c55a1791f

My Tyrian Research on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doYWd0CWXJE

Ending music:
“Data Flux” by Magellanic
http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02918

Next time, we’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with the Spectrum Holobyte adventure Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Final Unity.

Enjoy!

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/094-UMBCast-Tyrian.mp3

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Episode 93 – Extended Memory – DOOM 2016

July 22, 2016

Rip and tear Blockers!

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It’s time for episode 93 where I’ll be covering a newer game in my Extended Memory format. This time we’ll be talking about the newly released version of DOOM.

I discuss all the usual UMB stuff but with a more modern twist, then hear from some of you guys!

Buy DOOM on Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/379720/

DOOM Demo:
http://doom.com/en-us/demo

Next time we’ll be hitting a shoot ’em up, I think our first, Tyrian!

Stream the show live:

Direct download:
http://umbcast.com/podcast/093-UMBCast-DOOM-2016.mp3