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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 52m. Bisher sind 34 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 7 hours 18 minutes


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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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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 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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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 5: Glenn Broadway - Artist and Designer

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episode 6: Dominik Diamond - Games Master Presenter

Games Master was the biggest video games TV show in the UK in the '90s and Dominik was centre stage as the presenter. With over 3m peak viewers this was the show we all looked forward to. Dominik shares with us today his background, rise to stardom, behind the scenes stories and troubles along the way.

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