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Podcast Episode #57 - The Hungarian C64 and Amiga Gaming Scene with Andras Kaptas

Martin Ahman and Joerg talk to Andras Kaptas from the insert-coin.hu Association about the Hungarian C64 and Amiga Gaming Scene and how it came to be behind the iron curtain and how it envolved into creation of independand full price games for these machines long after their lifetimes. Also we talk about preserving the Hungarian videogame culture with him and a lot of other things! The interview starts 17 minutes into the podcast

Posted by Nafcom on Nov 24, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #56 - PLATO and IRATA.ONLINE with Thomas Cherryhomes

PLATO is the great, great, great granddaddy of the online computer network. Developing forums, email, multiplayer networked games, screen sharing, and instant messaging, it is responsible for many of the things we take for granted today. AJ and Joerg take a deep dive with IRATA.ONLINE's Thomas Cherryhomes into why PLATO is as awesome as it is, and how it still has plenty to offer both retro- and non-retro-enthusiasts. The interview starts 19 minutes into the recording! Watch the YouTube version preferably!

Posted by AJ on Nov 09, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #55 - Databases with Retroplace and Consolevariations!

How do you keep track of all the different machines released over the years? How do you catalogue different versions of games, down to the different packaging? And how can you ensure that the game you're looking for is real and authentic? Databases, that's how! The guys talk to Fred Fischer from Consolevariations and Armin Hierstetter from Retroplace about creating and maintaining these databases and how this plays a vital role in the retro scene.

Posted by AJ on Oct 28, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #53 - Building a New C64 PSU with Andrzej Wisniewski

Andrzej Wisniewski is making amazing new power supplies for vintage Commodore hardware! Joerg talks to him about this complex project, and how important it is to preserving this hardware. The interview starts at timestamp 16 minutes into the podcast.

Posted by AJ on Sep 14, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #52 - Kim Justice

Kim Justice is one of the retro scene's most popular YouTube broadcasters, with videos covering nearly every aspect of the video game industry. This month, Kim joins AJ and Joerg to talk about her history in the gaming scene, YouTube popularity, and her process for creating engaging content.

Posted by AJ on Sep 06, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #50 - 50th Episode Extravaganza with Lars Sobiraj!

Lars Sobiraj is a freelance journalist, member of the Amiga scene as Ghandy, and editor for Tarnkappe.info and fomer editor of the Hugi diskmag and the news / underground portal gulli.com. He is also the first guest to ever be on the Scene World Podcast, all the way back in 2014. AJ and Joerg welcome Lars back to catch up with him on this special 50th episode!

Posted by AJ on Aug 15, 2018 // Read more »


Video interview with John F. Kutcher

John F. Kutcher is one of the early C64 programmers programming games like Space Taxi and Solo Flight 2nd Edition in the early 80s. Space Taxi especially celebrating a huge recognition by its unique gameplay and accurate physics at that time as well as digitized speech!

Posted by Nafcom on Aug 06, 2018 // Read more »


Video interview with Mike Clarke

Mike Clarke is a famous composer who former worked for Psygnosis. Among his most known works are the musics for Last Ninja 2 on the Amiga or e.g. Lemmings 2 on the SNES. He speaks about his experience of doing "a little bit of everything" as a composer, coder, manager, etc from the C64 throughout the Amiga, SNES, etc.

Posted by Nafcom on Jul 28, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #48 - Engineering a New C64 Keyboard with Lau Brix

Lau Brix has designed a modern, drop-in replacement for the C64's keyboard. Joerg and AJ talk to him about this awesome new hardware, and the story behind how it came to be.

Posted by AJ on Jun 16, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #45 - Sam's Journey with Chester Kollschen

Chester Kollschen has been producing groundbreaking games on the C64 for over two decades. AJ and Joerg talk to him about his acclaimed new game, Sam's Journey, as well as about his past, and what might be in his future (hint: it's not a racing game).

Posted by AJ on Mar 15, 2018 // Read more »