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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: 

Alien Rain Apple II:


David's Midnight Magic:

Space Panic:

Lode Runner:

Lode Runner Championship:


Laughing Gas Charlie Chaplin:

The Close up and Cross Cutting:

Lode Runner NES:

Karateka NES:

Raid on Bungeling Bay:

Raid of Bungeling Bay NES:


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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download: 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - 

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