They Create Worlds
And Landing on it!

And Landing on it!

April 15, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 112 - And Landing on it!

 

We continue our dive into platforming games.  We look at the three main "schools" of thought brought about in the 2-D era.  We start with the fast platforming pioneered by Sonic with Crash Bandicoot.  The cinematic platformer of Prince of Persia is continued with Tomb Raider.  Nintendo, makes its shift into 3-D with Starfox, and the development of the N64.  This culminates with the release of Super Mario 64.  These early transitions continue to evolve into the modern action platformers of Uncharted, and Super Mario Sunshine.

 

How Crash Bandicoot Hacked The Original Playstation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izxXGuVL21o

Crash Bandicoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK-h4M4Aetg
TCW 082 - An Unlikely Pairing of Siliwood: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/an-unlikely-pairing-of-siliwood/

Crash Bandicoot Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTi5EaocGaY

Sega Saturn Tomb Raider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfTnITt-vkU

TCW 036 - Raiding Eidos: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/raiding-eidos/

Starglider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqmTEjpLd8E

Starfox: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EkVHxE0Y8I

Stunt Race FX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUT0ZLdYwok

Super Mario World 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8btNneN8ew

Croc Legend of the Gobbos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ5xtiisV-U

Super Mario 64: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6tFoIUyOdU

Jax and Dexter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lpq3zVXs9A

Sonic Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd9Duv-6pFg

Super Mario Sunshine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e11_HgnBUg

Uncharted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv48CUSjC40

Uncharted 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EhpxpPeTKE

 

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 book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

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/

Jumping to It!

Jumping to It!

April 1, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 111 - Jumping to It!

 

We leap around to the myriad of games that were influential in the development of  platformer genre.  Starting with an evolution from Space Invaders into Heiankyo Alien; the concept was thrown onto its side with Space Panic.  Further refinement brought in jumping with Donkey Kong.  Platformers were not as suited for the arcade scene, and ended up truly finding a place in the home on consoles and computers.

 

Load Runner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWwyhymcDxI

Space Invaders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opru6qPsPa4

TCW 074 - The Japanese PC Industry : http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-japanese-pc-industry/

Heiankyo Alien Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSxYdeqJAkY

Heiankyo Alien Game Boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY3qVBkIu74

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

Donkey Kong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U24OcmpZ6fA

Gaming Historian YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mcfrosticles

Raiders of the lost ark intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUWYmTpYdP4

Pitfall Atari 2600: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkDllyETiBA

Miner 2049er: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg12YPQ5nKk

TCW 018: British 8-Bit Computer Market: Software: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-british-8-bit-computer-market-software/

Packland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CDVshu9a4U

Super Mario Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvfBUntkYcg

Russian Attack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STjMHqeF3R0

Mega Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkD3lEANa_4

Mega Man 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWZZUyD-nRs

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

Rotoscoping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDaEKy7qB7U

Alex Kidd in Miracle World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yasiyS7dkcU

Aladdin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlxuPsQFX28

Sonic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTBGIo7HXis

Donkey Kong Country: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4EUEsEM328

 

 

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 book is available for order through CRC Press and other retailers: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

 

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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