Episode 7 – Wolfenstein 3D

June 23, 2012

Hail blockers!

It’s time for episode 7! This time around we’re talking Wolfenstein 3D.

But first we talk some news: Both the SpaceVenture and Tex Murphy Kickstarters have funded, but they are both trying to make their stretch goals. Check them out if you haven’t already.

I played through the Space Quest 2 remake from Infamous Adventures. The creators of this remake have a kickstarter named Quest for Infamy, who’s goal is to create a new game in the spirit of the Quest for Glory series.

Then we get to Wolfenstein 3D. As usual, we talk about the genre, story (such as it is), gameplay and the development story. I then read a listener e-mail and I decide if the game holds up today.

Next week, get ready for some RTS action with Command and Conquer!

Listen and enjoy!

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  1. I completely agree with you and the listeners who wrote in afterwards, Wolfenstein 3D doesn’t really withstand the test of time, unfortunately. It’s an iconic FPS, a herald of things to come, a harbinger even, that much is true. But to play it today… Meh, I’d rather play something else. Another great podcast, I’ve said it before, but I really love the development story segment. I had no idea how John Cormack, John Romero and the rest of the gang got started, and it was great to hear the tale. Looking forward to hearing more!

  2. Although archaic by today’s standards, WOLF3d was the greatest thing I had ever seen when I first saw it played at a friends house. It literally spurred my interest in PCs and PC gaming (and my angst at the SNES port, which if memory serves was censored). I remember playing the shareware on the computer I had at the time (only had PC Speaker) so of course the sound quality was pretty poor. I later upgraded to a Soundblaster and was blown away by what sounds there actually were in the game (the Germans are speaking and the dogs are barking!!!). I followed up by buying the full game.. and a little later Doom came out.

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