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The Mysteries of Imagic

The Mysteries of Imagic

October 15, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 148 - The Mysteries of Imagic

 

We look at the company Imagic.  This company only lasted a few short years during the lead up to, and through the crash.  The company is notable for innovative packaging, and creating games that pushed the graphical fidelity of the Atari VCS to new levels!  They were also one of the first companies to use graphics on a computer to then be translated to code on a console.  A feat famously used by Rare in the creation of Donkey Kong Country.  Unfortunately through a lot of bad luck Imagic was unable to go public due to the Time Warner earnings report two days prior.  This lead to the company's downfall.

 

Sprint 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuPEoLkVwtI

Touch Me Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGY-wXvjWa0

Atlantis High-Res Scan: https://archive.org/details/AtlantisAtari2600HiResScans

Cosmic Ark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKYRsvy4pHg

Demon Attack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deEgbiAHaGs

Atlantis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1bZGlW6708

Atlantis Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVcxOA9iMOw

Cosmic Ark Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-gXCpJfx5M

Demon Attack Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TlLS54t6JY

Star Voyager Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YQiCdHfc2I

 

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/

Others in the Field Too

Others in the Field Too

October 1, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 147 - Others in the Field Too

 

We look at the contributions of other in the field chronicling video game history, and trying to write perspectives on what we know at the time.  To start we look at Gaming Alexandria which has become one of the major communities dedicated to preserving video game history, and has many contributors who work on a myriad of projects.  We look at the work Ethan has put in between court cases, blogging, and as a consultant on "Arcade Dreams".  We look at the work done by Kate Willært of "A Critical Hit!"  Her work consists of blogs, videos, and twitter threads!  She did fantastic research into the first Easter Egg in video games, women characters in games, and if working on more interesting projects.  Finally we look at  academia, and what they are doing in relation to Video Game History!

 

Gaming Alexandria: https://www.gamingalexandria.com/wp/

Gaming Alexandria Discord: https://discord.gg/cF7c7Jd

Video Game Legal Documents: https://archive.org/details/videogamelawsuits
Norm The Gaming Historian: https://www.youtube.com/c/gaminghistorian
History of Donkey Kong - Gaming Historian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iraLfEz0tJo

The History of How We Play: https://thehistoryofhowweplay.wordpress.com/
A Breakout Story: https://thehistoryofhowweplay.wordpress.com/2018/12/29/a-breakout-story/
Who Created Periscope?: https://thehistoryofhowweplay.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/who-created-periscope/
Arcade Dreams: https://arcadedocumentary.com/
Atari Archive: https://www.youtube.com/c/AtariArchive
A Critical Hit!: https://www.acriticalhit.com/
A Critical Hit! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPqeWdb-LGtPXeVXNoh-iqA
A Critical Hit! Twitter: https://twitter.com/katewillaert

Stanford: https://web.stanford.edu/group/htgg/cgi-bin/drupal/
The Strong National Museum of Play: https://www.museumofplay.org/
Video Game Pioneers Oral History Collection: https://sova.si.edu/record/NMAH.AC.1498
 

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/

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