Civilizing Sid Meier

September 15, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 050 - Civilizing Sid Meier

We go over Sid's transition into the video game industry.  Starting with meeting "Wild Bill" and their break out game HellCat Ace, and the iterations that lead to F-15 Strike Eagle that cemented MicroProse as a company.  We cover the how/why of Sid Meier's name being on the boxes particularly for the simulation and 4X games.  We wrap it all up with the seminal piece Sid Meier's Civilization, the industry changing  concepts it brought to the table, and Sid's leaving to form Firaxis where he works today!

Interview with Sid Meier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyH24CHTlHA

Atari Red Baron: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oa7_mdJLUw

HellCat Ace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwYaQS59UGQ

Solo Flight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqjQscY_IZQ

F-15 Strike Eagle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC0FPKCSWhM

Floyd of the Jungle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKuH6oXD8Pg

Seven Cities of Gold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57qE1arvo3U

Sid Meier's Pirates!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ro-1dXuRBM

Covert Action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-VAwGlghoU

Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ths0tQL2qu4

Sid Meier's Civilization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3bA818U15c

Sid Meier's Gettysburg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS986jTnWBA

FreeCiv: http://www.freeciv.org/

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Alex's Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Old and Elite

September 1, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 049 - Old and Elite 

We go over a classic from Great Britain!  Elite is unique in the ambition and execution of creating a massive open world space, complete with a 3d perspective, on such  limited hardware.  The game has influenced a variety of others most notably Grand Theft Auto.

Demo of Elite on a BBC B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owz7XExO-Wk

Elite Comparison of BBC B VS Zx Spectrum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov4OAteeGWs

Elite Gameplay Starting Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cni8ZInHQXs

Procedural Generation In Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRfdN4L2SUg

Elite on the NES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSPmQYI4ju8

Frontier Elite 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqhP_e855C4

Elite Dangerous Alien Encounter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsga26eiDPE

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

TCW Email: tcwpodcast@gmail.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Alex's Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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