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Podcast Episode #156 - MayTree

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. Enjoy! The Interview starts at minute 6:13

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 22, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #155 - Japan's Game Preservation Society with Damian Rogers

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." Enjoy! Interview starts at minute 12:56

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 15, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #154 - Simon The Sorcerer Origins with Giulia Valentini + Fabrizio Rizzo

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

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 01, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #153 - GameTree with Dana Sydorenko + John Uke

In our new episode we are covering GameTree. GameTree is a free LFG app for finding gamer friends, getting personal game recommendations, and coordinating gameplay sessions with non-toxic people. Enjoy! Interview starts at minute 21:57

Posted by Nafcom on Nov 20, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #152 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge with Yannick Belzil

In our new episode we talk with Yannick Belzil - script writer for the new Turtles game Shredder's Revenge by Dotemu and Tribute Games! This brawler for PS4, Switch, Xbox and PC Steam has a lot in common with the classic TMNT games 'Turtles In Time' and 'Hyperstone Heist', but also adds many quirky new ideas... Cowabunga! Interview starts at minute 16:41

Posted by Nafcom on Nov 04, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #136 - Composing for the Sega Master System with Polaria Poyon

We're delighted to welcome Polaria Poyon in our new episode. She's a genius composer of chiptunes for the Sega Master System and Game Gear. AJ, Joerg, and Denis get to know about her and her new projects, as well as some interesting tech insights. Enjoy the tunes and tune in! (interview begins at 23:00)

Posted by AJ on Mar 31, 2022 // Read more »


Video Interview with Andreas Garbe

It's time for a look into our archives and this time we're happy to welcome Andreas Garbe.Andreas is an acclaimed videogame journalist working for the german public sector television network ZDF and you also might know him from 3sat Kulturzeit.

Posted by Nafcom on Feb 05, 2022 // Read more »


Video Interview with Tommy Tallarico

It's time for another bit of Scene World history - a talk with Tommy Tallarico: He is not only one of the most prolific game music composers of all time (think about Earthworm Jim, MDK, The Terminator, Aladdin...) but also CEO of Intellivision and a celebrated live musician with his very own worldwide concert tour VideoGamesLive. Enjoy!

Posted by Nafcom on Jun 10, 2021 // Read more »


Audio Interview with Gary Penn

A historic interview with Gary Penn, a video games industry veteran and former games reviewer for Zzap!64. Fun fact: The first Grand Theft Auto game would have been ended up cancelled without his efforts as a creative director at DMA Design (later Rockstar Games). Enjoy!

Posted by Nafcom on Mar 28, 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 »