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Books-B-Ware

July 1, 2019

TCW Podcast Episode 093 - Books-B-Ware

 

We look at what was largely a footnote in video game history.  However it is notable as an early attempt at the integration of traditional media and the computer revolution.  There are parallels between bookware and the Siliwood era that came after.  Many of the games were stifled by the limitations in hardware at the time.  Still there are some notable collaborations between programmers and writers that provide an interesting take on what was to come.

 

The Digital Antiquarian - Bookware: https://www.filfre.net/2013/09/bookware/

The Hobbit Text Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WJW-xB4mwg

HGTTG Babel fish Puzzle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf_2faXuxEo

Ford puts Babel fish in Arthur's ear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuumnjJWFO4

HGTTG Text Adventure Game 30th Anniversary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-game-30th-anniversary-edition

HGTTG Walkthroughs: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/pc/564459-the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-1984/faqs

Star Raiders Atari 8-bit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_VDM8nC9sM

Mind wheel: on Apple II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODKy8-c-If8

Rendezvous with Rama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VMbPzf_pq8

Fahrenheit 451: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnET12whCYs

EA Amnesia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl5lJSwF890

 

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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 

 

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