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.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 48m. Bisher sind 32 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 4 hours 21 minutes

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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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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


Richard Kay is a founder of Software Creations, one of the most innovative British game studios of the '80s and '90s. Famous for conversions such as Bubble Bobble and Bionic Commando from Taito, Capcom and other big name arcade machine creators of the era Richard and his team created the games others said weren't possible. Early success forged a partnership with Nintendo and a series of firsts for a games company outside of Japan in their relations with the big N...


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episode 1: Trip Hawkins - Founder of Electronic Arts


Trip Hawkins is a video game pioneer whose experience dates back to the very birth of the industry. An employee of Apple Computers reporting to Steve Jobs with a big idea for the video games industry, but not until the time was right to strike. And when he did he created one of the most valuable and well recognised game publishers on the planet. In our chat today we cover EA, The 3DO Company, the competition and what makes up the man with the vision and drive to create it all...


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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 27: David Pleasance - The Fall of Commodore


David Pleasance shares his story of the fall of Commodore from his position on the inside of the company, soon to be published in his new book "From Vultures to Vampires". https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/469255657/from-vultures-to-vampires

David's first book 'Commodore the Inside Story' is available here: https://downtimepublishing.com/collections/commodore-books

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


Lee Jackson is responsible for the theme tune to Duke Nukem 3D as well as many more video game music greats. Today he tells us of his unusual route into the industry.  Sometimes, perseverance pays off!

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episode 25: Sam Battle - 'Look Mum No Computer' Interview


Sam Battle shot to fame when he launched his YouTube channel in 2016 with creations such as the Furby Organ and flame throwing synth.  It propelled his music and his personality into the spotlight and now allows him to tour the world making music with his mad creations.  Today we chat with him about life on the channel Look Mum No Computer.

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episode 24: Aaron Fothergill on Amiga Game Dev, STOS & AMOS


Today Aaron Fothergill shares his history with us including creating games on the Amiga and Atari range of computers, how he broke into the industry, and where those experiences in the early days took him today.  Grab a cuppa it's time for a teabreak!

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episode 23: Richard Garriott on Ultima's origins


Richard Garriott is the man behind the legendary RPG series, Ultima.  His part in the industry goes all the way back to 1979 with his first title Akalabeth.  He went on to found Origin Systems with his brother Robert which gave us such titles as Wing Commander and System Shock.  Today we learn about Richards history and his contribution to the video game industry.

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