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Podcast Episode #107 - Demoscene: The Art of Coding

Demoscene - The Art of Coding is an initiative to enlist the demoscene as the first digital culture on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage. AJ and Joerg (er, Derision and Nafcom) talk to Dedux, Flopine, Kudrix, and Unjello about why this is important and how we can all help move the initiative forward. (interview begins at 10:00)

Posted by AJ on Feb 16, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #106 - Remute with Denis Karimani

Retro music is in right now, but few people have taken it to the lengths that Remute has, releasing his songs not just on vinyl and digital download, but also on cartridge and floppy disk! Joerg, Martin, and AJ talk to him about why he chose this medium, and the unique challenges associated with releasing music on such unusual platforms. (Interview begins at 22:40)

Posted by AJ on Jan 25, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #105 - Project CARS 3 with Joe Barron

Merry Christmas everybody! We close this year with a special treat! Project CARS is one of the most anticipating racing series, that sprung out of an idea to make a racing game, formed with the help of the gaming community and covering as many kinds of different racing series and aspects of racing as possible! We speak to Joe Barron, Marketing and eSports Manager of Slightly Mad Studios about the journey of the past 5 years, why Project CARS 3 is a game to not miss and what the changes from a more simulation driven to a more arcade centric means for the players. Interview start at 10:56

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


Podcast Episode #103 - Gamescom 2020

As it is a tradition for us, here is the annual Gamescom special. However, 2020 was different from the Gamescoms before, as this year it was all digital through a livestream, rather than meeting half a million people in fair halls! AJ, Joerg and both of our Martin's talk about how it has been and how it was for AJ to be the first time attending at a Gamescom even though not in person.

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 21, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #102 - Netlabels and retro pixeling with Martin 'Nodepond' Wisniowski

Martin is not only part of the demoscene and a graphic artist for Scene World, but he is also a pioneer in the early ages of Netlabels and a creative head that often creates unique artistic projects. In this podcast, AJ and Joerg talk with him about the early ages of the internet and how he found its way into music and graphics! The interviews starts at 21:40 minutes

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 16, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #101 - Craig Stadler's Petey Vid

When you are searching for a video on the internet, which search engine do you typically use? Google? YouTube's? Then perhaps there is another place where you can get more complete and valuable search results! What it takes to bring a new search engine for video's alive, all the challenges and hurdles to overcome, we talk about this with founder and birth giver Craig J. Stadler, the guy who went out to improve in the world of content search engines! (Interview begins at 28:33)

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 07, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #100 - Mike Clarke's inSIDious

"Thank you for purchasing inSIDious, the best SID emulation available for your DAW, and welcome to the wonderful world of the MOS Sound Interface Device," is how the manual refers to Mike Clarke's SID emulation plugin that no longer requires a costly full version of Reaktor to use! How does a veteran composer, largely known for his awesome music on the Amiga, produce SID emulation that offers the unique sounds of famous composers like Chris Huelsbeck, Martin Galway and many more? AJ, Joerg, and our musical hero Martin sit together with Mike to learn more about the magical world of SID emulation and why this attempt makes it so outstanding! (Interview begins at 12:46)

Posted by Nafcom on Nov 30, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #97 - ArcadeFire! with Casey Ross and Walter Day

Billy Mitchell is certainly one of the more controversial and divisive individuals among the gaming universe, and precisely the sort of character you might write a musical about! Casey Ross has done just this with with her musical ArcadeFire: The Redemption of Billy Mitchell. Casey -- and Walter Day! -- join Joerg and AJ to discuss the musical, the controversies, and whatever else comes up. (Interview begins at 12:20)

Posted by AJ on Oct 30, 2020 // Read more »


Video interview with Rudolf Stember

Rudolf is a video game composer veteran who worked also for Rainbow Arts and later Factor 5 and has been known for working on games like the Star Wars franchise, the strategy puzzler Logical or converting the Money Island soundtrack from the PC to the Amiga together with Chris Huelsbeck. In this interview we go back in time and he shares many insight and stories of his time he started out as a composer.

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


Podcast Episode #96 - The Retro Gaming Scene in Venezuela with Pedro Planas

Pedro Planas is a computer game retro composer and a YouTuber from Caracas, Venezuela. Not only he shares his passion for video and computer game music, but also gives us an inside about what is going on regarding the retro scene in his country and why it became harder in the last 11 years for the video game companies to leave a footprint. The interview starts at 13:14 mins.

Posted by Nafcom on Sep 30, 2020 // Read more »