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Podcast Episode #121 - Chris Abbott - The Little Books Of Soundchips

We're happy to have Chris Abbott in our new podcast episode, a british chiptune musician and true master of the C64 SID chip. Right now he is working on an extensive book about soundchips which is set to be released by Fusion Retro Book. The interview starts 10 minutes into the podcast

Posted by Nafcom on Jul 21, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #120 - Jeri Ellsworth (TiltFive)

In our new podcast episode we speak with Jeri Ellsworth, an American entrepeneur and chip designer. She is very well-known for 'C64 Direct-To TV', a complete Commodore 64 system on a chip housed within a joystick which was released in 2004. We speak with her about her work on TiltFive, an interesting new company focussing on AR glasses technology...Interview starts at 22:30

Posted by Nafcom on Jul 12, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #119 - Japan Retro Game Collector

In our new podcast episode we speak with Deniz Orbay who is not only one of the most well known Neo Geo collectors, but also THE expert for retrogame imports from Japan. Get ready for some interesting insights and facts about the history and current state of retrogaming in Japan...Interview starts at 25:37

Posted by Nafcom on Jun 26, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #118 - Tronimal

Hello World! We are happy to have one of the most prolific Chiptune musicians in our podcast - Tronimal. He released music for the Gameboy, ZX Spectrum and even the TI-82 calculator! Besides some tech talk, the virtuoso gives us some interesting insights and talks about his upcoming projects. Interview starts at 18:12.

Posted by Nafcom on May 23, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #114​ - Piepacker

We interview Benjamin Devienne from Piepacker - a new free social gaming platform that allows users to play officially licensed retrogames with friends online! Piepacker provides access to games that have been featured on a variety of platforms: arcade machines, NES, Super NES, Saturn, Mega Drive, NeoGeo and PlayStation with more to come. Piepacker has partnerships with publishers Codemaster, Team 17 and Interplay and indies like Bitmap Bureau or Morphcat. The catalog continues to grow with plans to add modern indie as well as original exclusive cards and board games - among the available titles are the iconic Worms World Party, Earthworm Jim 1 + 2, Xeno Crisis and Micro Mages. Listen to some very interesting insights... Interview starts at 15:49

Posted by Nafcom on Apr 17, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #110 - Karl Lillrud

Karl Lillrud is an entrepreneur and public speaker and also recently released his book 'Hacking Your Destiny'. In this interview we learn a lot about the live of a person of his caliber and try to tackle why Commodore failed and what they could have done to make certain they'd still be around today. (Interview begins at 21:00)

Posted by AJ on Mar 09, 2021 // Read more »


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 #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 »


Video Interview with Stello Doussis

Stello Doussis is a veteran graphic designer, coder and composer, mostly recognized for for the cool soundtrack of Game Boy Color games such as "Happy Hippo" for the Kinder Surprise brand! In this interview he talks about how he started with is love for game music, learned how to code, do graphics and finally was able to turn his love for music into an employment to make a living. He also covers his steps working on music on the C64 for the cracking and demoscene. Learn more about the process of creating Game Boy (Color) music and how he tried to squeeze more out of the system's sound hardware than what he used to hear before. Also he shares stories about working on games for the pre-smartphone mobile phones (J2ME devices) with tiny screens and crude possibilities! A journey not to be missed!

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