The MYSTeries of Brøderbund!

August 15, 2018

TCW Podcast Episode 072 - The MYSTeries of Brøderbund!

 

We cover the later years of Brøderbund looking at their "evergreen" products.  Print Shop being the first one to really put them on the map.  We then look at the series of successes, and challenges that the company faced throughout the 80's and 90's.  We then see how the meteoric success of MYST ultimately dead to the downfall of Brøderbund in 1998.  Still Brøderbund was a fascinating company which was willing to take risks on some of the influential games, and software that built the PC industry we know today.

 

Bank Street Writer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHQVD25Y3Gg

Apple ][ E Print Shop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJV1nAeHkQ8

TCW Where in the game is Carmen Sandiego?: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/where-in-the-game-is-carmen-sandiego/

Quick and Dirty Desktop Publishing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEqQlEgQ3_4

Dawn of Desktop Publishing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rCNnMZrFUQ

Sim City Retrospective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O42kxeilMaQ

Living Books "Just Grandma and Me": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1qVm133XJg&list=PLCAF301BEC1CA0D5D

PC DOS Prince of Persia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv20j8ChtRY

HyperCard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMFscTOazS0

The Manhole 30th aniversary with Robyn Miller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kX5E7yOHJg

Cosmic Osmo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K30UmVsqTn8

A Brief History of Myst: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4wWITMUop0&t=1352s

Myst VS RealMYST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZOxPlWGiL8&t=151s

Gone Home Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRjJ5LY6tX8

Stanley Parable Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBtX0S2J32Y

 

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

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's forthcoming book will be released through CRC Press!

 

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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A Story of Brøderbund!

August 1, 2018

TCW Podcast Episode 071 -A Story of Brøderbund!

We cover the founding of Brøderbund by the Carlston brothers.  We delve into their initial forays into the PC game market.  The used a unique business model that supported developers, and creators, but did not bring them on as employees.  However they did retain staff to assist in polishing up games that showed potential.  Brøderbund even started exploring consoles with a few of their games until they decided to transition to evergreen products.

 

Galactic Trader: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waxrpG-19jM 

Alien Rain Apple II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q5z3wbF9vo

Choplifter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao9VAgyAgY4

David's Midnight Magic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1a9Y55NJy0

Space Panic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLd1xABCsaQ

Lode Runner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7JY5nEOUGA

Lode Runner Championship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDVYa4q9Qhg

Karateka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKqk9kosCs4

Laughing Gas Charlie Chaplin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZrsuEWw9m8

The Close up and Cross Cutting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osTF3zsplt0

Lode Runner NES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwxLChxi8WA

Karateka NES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJoHgELbO5s

Raid on Bungeling Bay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKeelD1VmnA

Raid of Bungeling Bay NES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiuU5FHYaiE

 

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

 

TCW Email: feedback@theycreateworlds.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theycreateworlds

Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's forthcoming book will be released through CRC Press!

 

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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