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Arcadology: Video Game History and Design

Apr 23, 2020

Independent game development is hard. Like any creative endeavor it involves pushing yourself for months, or years. And in the end, there’s no guarantee that it will connect with the audience. Littered across the various video game storefronts are small games, put together by people hoping to connect with others...


Sep 21, 2018

In this episode, I go over the History of Super Mario Bros. 2 in celebration of the game's 30th anniversary. Check out the video version of the episode on my channel, youtube.com/arcadology.

 


Sep 5, 2018

In the late 1980s, Tetris for the Game Boy ended up taking the world by storm. But how did Nintendo end up with the licensing for the Russian game? In this short episode I go over a brief history of the licensing, and legal battles surrounding Tetris.


Aug 22, 2018

This episode is part two of our interview with with industry veteran David Fox. We spoke about his exit from LucasArts, his exploration of location based entertainment and VR, his Rube Goldberg game, as well has Thimbleweed Park. 


Aug 8, 2018

In this episode we spoke with industry veteran David Fox about his time at LucasFilm Games, his exploration of immersive entertainment, and his reunion working with the old LucasArts crew on Thimbleweed Park. This will be a two part episode, with the first part focusing on the early days of the point and click adventure...