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Grand Theft Auto 1

December 1, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 151 - Grand Theft Auto 1

 

We start our look at the legendary game series Grand Theft Auto.  A game series that had many influences that came out of the British PC market.  The game may not have seen the light of day if it was not for developers and executives championing the game to BMG Interactive.  With the help of a PR campaign to stir up false controversy that lead to a speech denouncing the game to the House of Lords, the game launched to modest success!  Though the best is yet to come as Rockstar gears up to release Grand Theft Auto 2 and 3!

 

Menace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM8r8Nn-fxU

Lemmings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuiyFXMjGxA

Uniracers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ5sR5Gui6U

Red's Dream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96xGUa1a_zs

Body Harvest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkw4Jpr0lDw

Space Station Silicon Valley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX-GdHNoRRQ

Syndicate Wars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7saA60qM4H4

Clockwork Knight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c3reFAM0QI

Race N' Chase Design Document: https://www.gamedevs.org/uploads/grand-theft-auto.pdf

Grand Theft Auto 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0TLzxpmHE0

Lord Campbell of Croy: https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/lords/1997/may/20/grand-theft-auto-computer-game

Get Carter Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV4XrUDBlfM

The Warriors Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--gdB-nnQkU

You Don't Know Jack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CDMOTyCpp4

Hell A Cyberpunk Thriller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM6Qu2kIXVU

Grand Theft Auto PSX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02kMHWKaMg8

 

TCW 082 - An Unlikely Pairing of Siliwood: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/an-unlikely-pairing-of-siliwood/

TCW 083 - The Silliwood Era now in FMV!: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-silliwood-era-not-in-fmv/

TCW 049 - Old and Elite: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/old-and-elite/

 

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

 

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Twitter: @tcwpodcast

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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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