Our new episode is a very special Xmas present! Joerg and Remute had the pleasure to interview the world-famous Acapella band MayTree!
Beginning in 2021, the group began releasing a series of YouTube videos in which it covers sound effects used in computer and mobile phone systems. The first video of these series, released in January 2021, covered Windows sound effects. Others followed, including sound effects for iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones, as well as the Angry Birds and other video games. On Oct 1,2021 at the height of the explosion of popularity of the South Korean show, Squid Game, which became Netflix's most popular ever series, Maytree released covers of some of the main themes from the show. As of Dec 12, 2021, the video has amassed over 240 million views on YouTube.
The Interview starts at minute 6:13
In our new episode we are covering the Game Preservation Society. It is a non-profit organization actively preserving Japanese retro games from the 70’s and 80’s as cultural assets.
The members are describing their project as follows:
"We see games as an important asset and work to preserve it for future generations. Our members, although having various fields of expertise, overcome differences and share our knowledge to work towards the same goal. The preservation of video games carries many difficulties: scattering, neglect, obsolescence, vast amounts of data to handle... all making it an impossible task to take on as an individual. We strive to pass on to the world the knowledge that we gather. We need more people to help us, regardless of who you are. In return, we promise to do whatever it takes to preserve this important culture."
Interview starts at minute 12:56
In our new podcast episode we are talking with Giulia Valentini and Fabrizio Rizzi from Smallthing Studios who are developing a brand new Simon The Sorcerer game! Enjoy and watch out for Simon The Sorcerer Origins! It's an official prequel to the original Simon the Sorcerer game and transports players back to a few weeks before the events of the first episode, set in 1993. The game world is crafted with a modern visual style filled with seamless real time sequences, magic and puzzle solving tied together with an engrossing story-line that will finally answer some important questions raised by fans from the first game.
Interview starts at 31:58