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Video interview with Randy Farmer

Randy farmer is a pioneer in online gaming, he created the first MMOPRG in 1986 aka Habitat while he worked for Lucasfilm Games (Later Lucas Arts), he has worked for Yahoo, Google, worked on Second Life and a lot more. Join us as we go through the history of time, it will be an entertaining ride!

Posted by Nafcom on Sep 10, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #94 - The Yandex Computer Museum - The Russian Retro and Demoscene

There is a massive knowledge gap regarding what is going on in Russia and how it all started with the demoscene and retro scene in general in a country that is mostly known for sending us Tetris with love. AJ and Joerg talk to the the Founder of the museum Pavel Anokhin and to the Technical Manager Oleg Senin about what is going on in Russia in those regards. The interview starts at 9:45

Posted by Nafcom on Aug 25, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #93 - Revisiting NeoHabitat with Randy Farmer

Habitat, and its final version Club Caribe, was one of the world's first MMORPGs: an immersive, graphical, virtual world populated by C64 users in real time through the Quantumlink Network. Randy Farmer is one of the original architects of that world, and he remains involved in maintaining the project to this day. He joins AJ and Joerg to talk about the challenges behind creating the original Habitat, as well as resurrecting it, and the unique ways in which it has influenced culture, law, and modern MMORPGs. (Interview begins at 12:00)

Posted by AJ on Aug 20, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #92 - MINBEKKER

Min and Mina Bekker have it all: an enormous YouTube following, two awesome game releases, and even an amazing love story to tie it all together. Now, they're sitting down with AJ and Joerg to discuss their games, Black Bekker and Takelshin, how they got to be where they are, and what drives them forward. (Interview begins at 26:22)

Posted by AJ on Jul 21, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #91 - From Vultures to Vampires with David Pleasance

David Pleasance is the former marketing director for Commodore, and gained notoriety for his use of software bundles to sell computers, especially in the UK. He's also the author of "Commodore - The Inside Story", which detailed the internal workings of Commodore during its waning years. He's following this book up with a look at the Amiga: "From Vultures to Vampires", which looks at what became of Amiga after Commodore vanished into the mist. David joins AJ and Joerg today to talk about his time at Commodore, how other companies can carry on the torch, and about his new book, which is on Kickstarter. (Interview beings at 24:00)

Posted by Nafcom on Jul 03, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #90 - Comanche with Hakan Bilenler and Hien Quy Tran

Who doesn't know Comanche? A development studio in Hanover Germany (Nukklear) is doing a reboot with the help of THQ Nordic and they talk to us about it in what makes the reboot so great and welcoming old retro and new players! :) The interview starts at 25:40

Posted by Nafcom on Jun 22, 2020 // Read more »


unboxing the Atari 2600/7800: A visual compendium book!

Our famous member and editor Andrew has a look at the new Atari 2600/7800: A visual compendium book! more about it at https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk More about Scene World at https://www.sceneworld.org

Posted by Nafcom on Jun 12, 2020 // Read more »


Recording of the June 2020 livestream where AJ and Joerg played Sega Mega Drive / Genesis classics.

On June 7th,AJ and Joerg were live on Twitch.tv playing Sega Mega Drive / Genesis classics against each other!

Posted by Nafcom on Jun 12, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #89 - The Uncensored Library

The world is a weird place right now, and censorship of the press has become widespread. Reporters Without Borders have created a unique way to get around this: censored articles become uncensored books inside Minecraft. AJ and Joerg talk to Reporters Without Borders' Kristin Baesse about The Uncensored Library, and how it, and Minecraft, is being used to bring the truth back into countries without press freedom. (Interview begins at 21:00)

Posted by AJ on May 25, 2020 // Read more »


Video Interview with Holger "Harvey Dent" Weßling

Holger tells us about his time publishing and writing books and software for the Amiga under Data Becker and later on other publishing houses. He talks a lot about the atmospheres and little stories and background about the times of computer book / software publishing in the 90s and throughout his book publishing today including the books for the C64 Mini and Maxi

Posted by Nafcom on May 24, 2020 // Read more »