Retro Tea Breaks

Bite sized Tech Tales told by the people who shaped the industry. Video game designers, artists, musicians and more. Grab a cuppa and enjoy a moment of living tech history. Hosted by Neil from the popular YouTube channel RMC.

https://www.youtube.com/RMCRetro

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 52m. Bisher sind 34 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 7 hours 18 minutes

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episode 5: Glenn Broadway - Artist and Designer


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 2022-06-09  1h18m
 
 

episode 4: Ken Williams - Co-Founder of Sierra On-Line


Ken and Roberta Williams created Sierra On-Line in 1979 with their first graphical adventure game for the Apple II compute "Mystery House". From these humble beginnings the world opened up for them and with games such as Police Quest, Space Quest, Leisure Suit Larry and Kings Quest, Sierra rocketed to the top of the charts and became one of the biggest game publishers in the world...


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 2021-07-08  1h2m
 
 

episode 3: Brenda & John Romero - Game Dev Origins


Game developers don't come much more legendary than Brenda and John Romero. From Wizardry to Doom, Commander Keen to Quake, between them they have over 80 years of experience in the video game industry. Today they share their memories of what attracted them to it, how they got their first break and a whole lot more. Pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy the chat.

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 2021-05-25  1h0m
 
 

episode 2: Richard Kay - Founder of Software Creations


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 2021-02-11  1h43m
 
 

episode 28: Mark Ferrari - The Art of Lucasfilm Games


Mark Ferrari shares his life as an artist, an author and so much more in our Tea Break today. A fascinating tale from the inside of Lucasfilm Games.

Marks Website: https://markferrari.com

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episode 26: Lee Jackson - Apogee / 3D Realms Composer


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