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Podcast Episode #127 - Nicola and Anthony Caulfield

In our new podcast episode we are happy to have Nicola and Anthony Caulfield: a filmmaking team from London, responsible for awesome documentaries like From Bedrooms To Billions and its sequel The Amiga Years. We are talking with them about their new project The Rubber-Keyed Wonder - a documentary about the ZX Spectrum which is currently on Kickstarter. Interview starts at 09:47 minutes

Posted by Nafcom on Nov 09, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #126 - Lucas Lund and his The Detective Novel

In our newest episode we speak with Lucas Lund, a swedish author. He is working on a crime fiction book based on Sam Manthorpe's 1986 C64 game 'The Detective Game'. Interview starts at 11:47 minutes

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


Podcast Episode #125 - Watermelon Games - Fonzie Part 2

Welcome back Gwénaël Godde aka Fonzie! The Watermelon Games chief talks with us about his plans to port the furious Sega Genesis / Mega Drive brawler Paprium to current-gen consoles and games business in general. Turn on, tune in, drop out! (Watch out for their Kickstarter launching soon!) Interview starts at 6:38 minutes

Posted by Nafcom on Oct 04, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #124 - Scott Miller: Relaunching Apogee Entertainment

We are delighted to have Scott Miller in our new podcast - the founder of Apogee Entertainment which later on became 3D Realms. The game designer and entrepreneur is responsible for many classic games like Terminal Velocity, Raptor and of course Duke Nukem. Let's rock! (interview begins at 08:44 minutes)

Posted by Nafcom on Sep 30, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #123 - Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher is an author, journalist, coder, musician, and scholar of all things Commodore. He's a contributor to Retro Gamer Magazine, and also one of the main editors of Scene World. AJ and Joerg catch up with him, talk about his career, and get very, very sidetracked. (interview begins at 10:55)

Posted by AJ on Aug 24, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #122 - Brenda Romero

We are very proud to have Brenda Romero in our new episode. She is not only an award-winning game designer, but also an amazingly dedicated creative spirit since 1981. And a metal music lover too! As a game director, she has worked on over 50 games and contributed to many seminal titles, including the Wizardry and Jagged Alliance series and titles in the Ghost Recon, Dungeons + Dragons and Def Jam franchises. This episode is packed with interesting stories...enjoy! The interview starts 7 minutes into the podcast

Posted by Nafcom on Aug 06, 2021 // Read more »


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 #116-117 - Roy Shildt Part 2

Roy Shildt is back with some more insights about Twin Galaxies - especially regarding Missile Command scores and the people behind them... Hear some stories, conclusions, theories .. this second part of the interview shows some guts! Interview starts at 10:53.

Posted by Nafcom on May 15, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #115 - Uncensored Library Part 2

We are talking to Emmanuel Colombié from RSF Latin America. Learn about the state of press freedom in Brazil and the work of Reporters Without Borders. Spoiler Alter: Nearly all indicators are flashing red in Latin America and the coronavirus crisis has exacerbated an already complex and hostile environment for journalists... Interview starts at 14:52

Posted by Nafcom on May 10, 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 #113​ - Oliver "V3to" Lindau And The Eye Of The Beholder

Oliver 'Ve3o' Lindau is a a veteran graphic artist. He's best known for working with Starbyte on titles like Rolling Ronny and since 10 years also very active in the demoscene constantly making the first ranks on graphic compos. In this episode we talk with him about the technological challenges of bringing the Eye Of The Beholder from the Amiga onto the C64. Interview starts at 9:10

Posted by Nafcom on Apr 08, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #112 - C64 Keycaps with Jim Drew

Have you been burnt by the 2015 keycaps Indigogo of Phase5 from Austria like us and many others? Jim felt the pain as well and went out creating his own C64 keycaps project. Having a long history in developing hardware for Commodore computers, if there is somebody who can pull this off, then this guy with decades of knowledge in the field! We talk with Jim about the journey of running a successful crowdfunding for C64 keycaps and many other stuff and developments he is involved in.Interview starts at 12:50​ minutes.

Posted by Nafcom on Mar 31, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #111 - Repair Cafes with Martine Postma

When Martine Postma was done with the "throw away and buy new" behavior of society, she had no idea that her idea for a repair cafe where the layman can come in and get help repairing their electronic devices, would cause international awareness. Nowadays repair cafes are spread all around the world! Learn her story how it all started, how it moved the society back to a more repair-than-bin mentality, and how it helps the #righttorepair movement despite she is not officially a part of it. (Interview begins at 6:30)

Posted by AJ on Mar 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 #109 - Watermelon Games' CEO Gwénaël Godde aka Fonzie

For the world outside of the retro game bubble, it's just some strange variant of playing with food, but for the retro lovers, this is a publishing powerhouse known for Pier Solar, the biggest Mega Drive game release back in 2010 and a well-praised RPG which was even ported to many current-gen consoles later on. After many years of hype and drama they just released their new smash hit Paprium, a brawler pushing Sega's 16bit console to its absolute max and even beyond. This sophisticated 80 Mbit shock is already considered by many as the system's best game and even Game Of The Year 2020. So, what is all the fuzz about? You've got more questions than answers? Fonzie himself speaks out! The interview starts at 8:34 minutes.

Posted by Nafcom on Feb 27, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #108 - Roy "Mr. Awesome" Shildt (Part 1)

Roy "Mr. Awesome" Shildt is one of the worlds' premier gamers, specifically for his Missile Command scores. More recently, he (and Twin Galaxies) have become the subject of controversies regarding said scores, and Roy's battle to maintain his supremacy. AJ and Joerg talk to him about his history, the intricacies of playing Missile Command, and hit on some of the controversies at the heart of this topic. (interview begins at 14:50)

Posted by AJ on Feb 22, 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 #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 #104 - Color Switch with David Reichelt

David Reichelt is the CEO of Color Switch Ltd, and the guy behind the hit mobile games Color Switch and Color Switch 2. He sits down with Joerg and AJ to talk about his history in gaming, how he developed not one but several games, and his philosophy behind creating entertainment. (interview begins at 8:37)

Posted by AJ on Dec 23, 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 #99 - The MADE with Leland Heller

The Museum of Arts and Digital Entertainment (the MADE) is one of the premier video game museums in the United States, and they currently need our help! AJ and Joerg talk to MADE Development Director Leland Heller about the museum and how we can all help. (Interview begins at 4:43)

Posted by AJ on Nov 24, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #98 - Myst Online: Uru Live and MystiTech Productions!

The MystiTech are a fan group currently producing The Lost Art, a YouTube series filmed using the sets and avatars of Cyan's online game, Myst Online: Uru Live. Learn all about what it takes using an online game engine to create a film series, including all the challenges, obstacles, etc which they had to overcome! The interview starts 26:10 minutes into the podcast

Posted by Nafcom on Nov 05, 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 »


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 »


Podcast Episode #95 - Mechanical Pinballs with Hagen Krentz

Hagen Krentz is a man who knows mechanical pinball machines a lot. He is also a co-founder of the For Amusement Arcade + Pinball Museum in Seligenstadt, Germany. Furthermore, he also used to work for the movie industry in the 90s. Join AJ and Joerg as they listen to the tales and stories for this man! The interview starts at 11:43 minutes

Posted by Nafcom on Sep 26, 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 »


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 »


Podcast Episode #88 - Digital Retro Park with Stefan Pitsch and Falk Heinzelmann

The Digital Retro Park is one of the premier museums of digital culture. Falk Heinzelmann and Stefan Pitsch are the guys who started it all, and they've taken some time to talk to AJ and Joerg about the museum, as well as take us on a virtual tour while we're all stuck at home! (interview starts at 10:05)

Posted by AJ on Apr 27, 2020 // Read more »


A Message from Scene World (April 2020)

As we all go through these unprecedented, socially isolated times together, AJ and Joerg have a quick message for everyone looking for ways to pass the time.

Posted by AJ on Apr 26, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #87 - Scene World's 20th Anniversary - With guest host Rick Heaton!

Scene World was founded 20 years ago, on November 1st, 2000 to be exact. Long ago enough to look back with staffers Altraz, Merman and Nafcom and share stories how this was all made possible and where it lead to. We are also proud to have gotten the great Rick Heaton aka Sapience!

Posted by Nafcom on Apr 04, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #86 - Johan Grip and the C128 Neo!

In the world of retro reproductions, the Commodore 128 is the red-headed stepchild, with the least attention from enthusiasts. That is, until now! Johan Grip joins AJ and Joerg to talk about the C128 Neo, a replica PCB designed to help preserve these vintage machines. (interview starts at 13:40)

Posted by AJ on Apr 01, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #85 - Let's Encrypt with Josh Aas

Josh Aas is one of the founders of Let's Encrypt, THE non-profit certificate authority. We talk to Josh and learn more about why it's important that the last 20% of the internet that isn't secure yet is getting encrypted and why it is also important for us retro related homepage owners (and surprisingly also to phishing sites)! interview starts at 18:23

Posted by Nafcom on Mar 17, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #84 - Right to Repair South Africa with Gunther Schmitz

If you thought that the Right to Repair was limited to Europe and North America, you were totally wrong! Being able to repair your own stuff is an important topic all over the world, including Africa. Joerg and AJ talk with Gunther Schmitz of Right to Repair South Africa about how this topic relates to his unique neck of the woods, and ways that this is important for more than just us tech nerds. (Interview begins at 10:15)

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


Podcast Episode #83 - Intellivision!

Intellivision was one of the absolute pioneers in the video game industry, starting all the way back in 1979 with the original Intellivision console. Now in 2020, they're back with a new console called the Amico, which promises to rekindle some of the actual fun that video games used to be. AJ and Joerg talk to Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico and European president Hans Ippisch about how this all began and how they're bringing Intellivision into the 21st century while honoring its long legacy. Also, watch AJ struggle to keep his mic from falling over. (Interview begins at 7:00)

Posted by AJ on Feb 04, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #82 - Welle:Erdball

Welle:Erdball has been making music for almost 30 years, and the Commodore 64 has been an integral part of their unique sound since the beginning. Joerg and AJ talk to W:E members Honey and MissMoonlight about their musical process, what it means to them to be able to create art at this level, and the importance that the C64 plays in their music. (Interview begins at 35:49)

Posted by AJ on Jan 22, 2020 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #81 - Kick-Off II World Cup with Frank Fuhrmann and Oliver Stender

Kick-Off II is one of the most difficult football (or soccer, if you're NTSC) games to master. Oliver Stender and Frank Fuhrmann have done just that, though, and their skill has lead to them being two of the highest ranked players to take part in the Kick-Off II World Cup -- championships that are still being held today. AJ and Joerg talk to them about what draws them to this game, as well as the challenges of keeping a vintage game championship series relevant and entertaining in the 21st century. (Interview starts at 21:34)

Posted by AJ on Dec 30, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #80 - Gamescom 2019 Special Episode!

Martin Ahman, AJ and Joerg look back at the games that were revived via retro IP successors. (Yes, PC retro is also retro nowadays!). Let's have a look together at what publishers and development studios showed us today!

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 29, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #79 - Pleasant Green: Exploring the World of Internet Scammers with Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor likes to make friends with internet scammers. He's the man behind the Pleasant Green YouTube channel, where he tells the stories of -- and gives a human face to -- people we often think of as entirely nefarious. AJ and Joerg talk to him about what drew him to this, the very human stories behind many internet scammers, and what we can all do to help others. (Interview starts at 10:00)

Posted by AJ on Nov 30, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #78 - Creating a New Mechanical Amiga Keyboard with Liwei Guan

The Micronics is hard at work creating a new mechanical keyboard for the Amiga 500, 600, and 1200, and Liwei Guan is the person making it all happen. AJ and Joerg talk to her about how she got involved in the Amiga community, the logistics of creating a new keyboard, and the unique directions she's taking to get this done. (Interview begins at 10:19)

Posted by AJ on Nov 21, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #77 - The Internet Archive with Jason Scott

Jason Scott is the free-range archivist of the Internet Archive and the creator of textfiles.com. AJ, Joerg, and Martin W. talk to him about why preservation is so important and ways in which everyone can help ensure that our digital histories are preserved. Interviews starts at 26:59

Posted by AJ on Nov 16, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #76 - Gamescom: Publishers and Devs with Michael Blatz, Nico Grupp, and Markus Grupp

Gamescom is one of the biggest gaming conventions on the planet. AJ and Joerg start off Scene World's annual Gamescom retrospective by taking to Markus and Nico Grupp, developers of the game Highrisers; and Michael Blatz, who was at Gamescom as a publisher, to learn about the Gamescom experience from their unique perspectives. Also, AJ learns what "Ego Shooter" means. (interview begins at 33:43)

Posted by AJ on Nov 02, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #75 - Christian Spanik's Digisaurier

Christian Spanik is one of the best known IT journalists on the planet. From his start in journalism, to writing books, TV shows, and eventually joining Data Becker, he has had a hand in almost every facet of the computer world since the 80s. In this podcast, Christian sits down with AJ and Joerg to talk about his new project, Digisaurier, and about how changes in technology and our digital lifestyles impact the way that we consume information. (Interview begins at 14:53)

Posted by Nafcom on Oct 01, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #74 - Antstream with Jo Clifford and Brandon Keenen

Antstream is the world's first retro game streaming subscription service (think Netflix, but for retro games!). AJ, Martin, and Joerg talk to Antstream's Brandon Keenen and Jo Clifford about how this all came together, and how they're paving the way for the future of retro gaming.

Posted by AJ on Sep 09, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #73 - Dr. Wuro Industries with Christian Gleinser

Christian Gleinser is the guy behind Dr. Wuro Industries and some of the most popular and unique games to come out for the C64 in decades. He joins AJ and Joerg to talk about how he got started, where he gets inspiration for creating such unique products, and where he's headed in the future. Also, AJ learns some German. (Interview begins at 8:00)

Posted by AJ on Aug 15, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #72 - The Kodai16 with Peter Smets and Valerio Cannone

Superguns may not be actual guns, but they're definitely super! They're also vital for preserving vintage arcade machines. Valerio Cannone and Peter Smets have designed their own -- the Kodai16 -- and they join the podcast to talk about their version of this important component, and what it means for the future of arcade preservation. Interview starts at 12:15!

Posted by AJ on Jul 30, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #71 - The Repair Association with Gay Gordon-Byrne

Gay Gordon-Byrne is the Executive Director of The Repair Association, and is one of the foremost voices in the Right to Repair movement. She joins AJ and Joerg to finish up Scene World's Right to Repair Month [obnoxious air horn], to discuss why the right to repair is so important, the ways in which we're losing this right, and how everyone can help to keep the right to repair. (interview begins at 8:55)

Posted by AJ on Jul 17, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #70 - Tora.mod with Katja Becker

The Right to Repair movement covers not only repairing, but also the right to modify. Katja Becker, the force behind Tora.mod, is one of the premier hardware modders around. She joins AJ and Joerg to talk about vintage hardware, the modding scene, and why it's important that the knowledge and ability to do this be available. Also, Joerg gives his views on why disk drives are still important. (Interview begins at 34:30)

Posted by AJ on Jul 08, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #69 - iFixit's Kelsea Weber and Kay-Kay Clapp

If you're looking to repair almost anything, iFixit is THE place to go for almost every resource you'd need. Joerg wraps up Scene World's Right to Repair Month [obnoxious air horn] with iFixit's Kelsea Weber and Kay-Kay Clapp, where they talk about the amazing resource that iFixit provides to those who want to repair their stuff, and why having the right to repair is so important. (interview begins at 11:40)

Posted by AJ on Jun 30, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #68 - iPad Rehab with Jessa Jones, PhD

Jessa Jones is the force behind iPad Rehab, and one of the foremost authorities on data iPhone/iPad data recovery. She joins AJ and Joerg for part 2 of Scene World's Right to Repair Month to talk about her history, the amazing work she does, and why having the right to repair your own devices is so important. Interview starts at 14:07

Posted by AJ on Jun 21, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #67 - Strange Parts with Scotty Allen

Scotty Allen is the man behind the hugely successful YouTube channel, Strange Parts. He joins Joerg and AJ for Scene World's Repair Month to talk building and repairing your own hardware, China's unique electronics marketplace, and why preserving older hardware is important for future generations. (Interview begins at 14:42)

Posted by AJ on Jun 11, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #66 - Valerio Cannone

Valerio Cannone is a hardware developer known for repairing vintage arcade machines in his spare time. Valerio shares some of his knowledge with Joerg, and gives us some insight into his history, what drives him, and why keeping vintage arcade machines functional is important in the 21st century. (Interview begins at 8:40)

Posted by AJ on May 31, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #65 - Andrew and Rob Hewson!

Hewson Consultants! Who doesn't know them! (Later renamed to 21st Century Entertainment), we talk to Andrew Hewson who started all this and talk about the good old times, as well, as talking about what Rob Hewson does nowadays as an Indie videogame developer and publisher with Huey Games, releasing Hyper Sentinel on the Switch before and currently working on Kickstarting their new game Droid Assault! (Interview starts at 20:55)

Posted by Nafcom on May 19, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #64 - The 8-Bit Symphony with Rob Hubbard and Chris Abbott

Chris Abbott and Rob Hubbard are at it again! This time, they're working on the 8-Bit Symphony, a live concert featuring the Hull Philharmonic, celebrating the history of home computer gaming. They join AJ and Joerg for this special 64th episode to discuss bringing together this amazing project. (Interview starts at 22:27)

Posted by AJ on Apr 30, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #63 - The Retro Hour with Dan Wood and Ravi Abbott

Dan Wood and Ravi Abbott host the amazingly popular Retro Hour Podcast, as well as having awesome YouTube channels of their own. AJ and Joerg talk to them about how they do it, keeping retro fresh, and we trade some fun podcasting stories. (Interview starts at 24:50)

Posted by AJ on Apr 08, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #62 - Rad Rodgers RE - Ion Maiden - Wrath!

Even in 2019 firepower matters still! Our retro gaming expert Andrew and Joerg spoke to Frederik Schreiber (Vice President of 3D Realms + Managing Director of Slipgate Studios) and Mike Nielsen (President + CEO of 3D Realms) about their latest games: - Rad Rodgers: Radical Edition - Spiritual successor of "Commander Keen" with extended extras, and more characters to play with! - Ion Maiden - Action 3D game based on the same engine as "Duke Nukem 3D"! - Wrath - Action 3D game based on the same engine as "Quake". They talk about the long bumpy ride to develop and bring such new retro coined IP games to us enthusiastic old-school gamers! The interview starts at 4:56 minutes!

Posted by Nafcom on Mar 17, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #61 - Silk with Chris Bateman

Chris Bateman is a game designer with a storied history. From helping to develop the Discworld game series to his newest endeavor, Silk, he has been blazing trails in game design for years. Joerg talks to him about his history and about his newest project, the unique sandbox RPG and adventure game, "Silk", that is on Kickstarter right now! (Interview starts at 11:33)

Posted by AJ on Mar 15, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #60 - The Guru Meditation!

Bill Winters and Anthony Becker are, together, the creative force behind The Guru Meditation, one of the Amiga scene's most beloved and visible institutions. AJ and Joerg sit down with them for a wide-ranging conversation about the modern Amiga scene and how they produce their brilliant content. (Interview begins @ 24:00)

Posted by AJ on Mar 03, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #59 - Farming Simulator with GIANTS' Martin Rabl

2018 was a banner year for commercial C64 releases, none more surprising -- or more well-received -- than GIANTS Software's hit game Farming Simulator. AJ and Joerg talk to GIANTS' Martin Rabl about how the C64 port came to be and why retrogaming is such a big part of gaming culture. The interview starts 12 minutes into the podcast.

Posted by AJ on Feb 03, 2019 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #58 - Richie Knucklez

AJ and Joerg talk to Richie Knucklez who is very famous for his Kong Off events, his skills in repairing Arcades to make them look again like new from factory, and his strong bounds with good old Twin Galaxies, when Walter Day still ran it. We cover everything about arcades in this interview, Twin Galaxies, high score scandals, changes in the scene, his experience with Walter and the rest of the core founder gang of Twin Galaxies! The interview starts 30 minutes into the podcast

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 21, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #57:Andras Kaptas - Hungarian C64+Amiga Gaming Scene

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 14, 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 #54 - Gamescom 2018 Special

As each year, we have been with a booth at the biggest game fair in the world: Gamescom! This is our special episode in which Martin Ahman and Joerg discuss with AJ about the experiences and flair of this year's gamescom, including interviews with creators and publishers about what's coming up for us retro gamers for end of this year and 2019!

Posted by Nafcom on Oct 21, 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 05, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #51 - Digging Deeper with Tectoy's Stefano Arnhold

Tectoy is the producer and distributor of Sega products in Brazil, credited with keeping the consoles popular in Brazil long after their discontinuation around the rest of the world. Andrew and Joerg welcome back Tectoy CEO Stefano Arnhold for a deeper dive into the unique legacy of this company and their 2017 edition of the Megadrive. Also, AJ and Joerg fall into a sci fi rabbit hole.

Posted by AJ on Aug 17, 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 »


Podcast Episode #49 - Neohabitat with Steve Salevan

Habitat was one of the precursors of the modern MMORPG: in the 1980s and 1990s, it was an immersive graphical world populated by C64 users in real-time, through the Quantumlink network. AJ and Joerg talk to developer Steve Salevan about the challenges in resurrecting Habitat and why this unique chapter of computing history is important today.

Posted by AJ on Jul 16, 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 #47 - The 128 Remastered with Peter Reichenbach

Peter Reichenbach has been hard at work designing and building a remastered motherboard for the much neglected Commodore 128! AJ and Joerg talk to him about the hurdles and triumphs of this project, and why it's awesome. Also, Peter troubleshoots AJ's C128, and AJ gets to talk about Jeeps again.

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


Podcast Episode #46 - User Group Meetings with Robert Bernardo

Robert Bernardo is a very known figure in the American Commdore scene, being the head of the "Fresno Commodore User Group", we have been in touch with him since we started with Scene World 18 years ago - time to talk to him and hear about his side of our Commodore User World and Sphere! Enjoy listening to his experiences! This guy knows everybody and everything!

Posted by Nafcom on Apr 25, 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 »


Podcast Episode #44 - Rob Hubbard!

Rob Hubbard is one of the best known composers of video game music, and has been producing music on the C64 as well as many other machines for decades. AJ and Joerg talk to him about the recently completed PROJECT HUBBARD, his career, and the future of game music.

Posted by AJ on Feb 07, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #43 - Talking Bitpop with Gavin Graham

AJ and Joerg talk to musician Gavin Graham about the mixture of sid/retro vgm sounds and pop music called "Bitpop". He talks about his journey from being a former demoscener under the handle of "Gazza" over analyzing C64 sound drivers written by famous C64 composers into going towards Bitpopping.

Posted by Nafcom on Feb 04, 2018 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #42 - AmeriCon Special

As every year, Scene World has also been visiting conventions in America! Jon, AJ and Joerg talk about the VCFEMidwest and EEEC that our staffer Jon has visited and VCFEast and AVGC which AJ has visited.

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 28, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #41 - David Fox

David Fox is a game designer and programmer that worked on some of LucasArts' most memorable games, as well as the new Thimbleweed Park. AJ and Joerg talk to him about his history in the games industry, and his experience coming back to the point-and-click adventure genre.

Posted by AJ on Dec 02, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #40 - Gamescom 2017 Special

As every year, Scene World has also had a booth at the biggest game fair in Europe: Gamescom! AJ, Martin Ahman and Joerg have a look at the experiences and interviews Scene World had this year.

Posted by Nafcom on Nov 19, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #39 - Talking Project Hubbard Kickstarter with Chris Abbott

Joerg and AJ talk to Chris Abbott, "C64Audio.com", about his currently running Rob Hubbard book Kickstarter called "Project Hubbard", and whatever else comes up in the retro computing music sphere.

Posted by Nafcom on Oct 22, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #38 - Talking Sonic Mania and Sega with Fabian Mario Doehla

Joerg and AJ talk to Fabian Mario Doehla, "Mr. Sega", about Sonic Mania, doing PR for Sega Europe and America, and whatever else comes up.

Posted by AJ on Oct 09, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #37 - RetroKram's Senad Palic Talks Retrobourse 2017!

Senac Palic of RetroKram is back with his newest project, Retrobourse Darmstadt 2017! AJ and Joerg talk to him about the bourse, RetroKram, and whatever else he's been up to!

Posted by AJ on Sep 04, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #36 - Saul Cross

Saul Cross is a pioneering graphician and developer who is still active to this day. Andrew, AJ, and Joerg talk to him about what he's been up to, and about his history in the scene.

Posted by AJ on Aug 09, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #35 - Reshoot R with Richard Loewenstein and Altraz

Richard Loewenstein and Altraz are currently working on Reshoot R, the follow-up to Richard's 2016 game, Reshoot, for the Amiga. AJ and Joerg talk to them about developing for the Amiga, and the challenges they face in bringing new games to the market.

Posted by AJ on Jul 25, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #34 - The Bolo Museum's Yves Bolognini

Yves Bolognini is the founder of the Bolo Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. They’re working to preserve and display the history of computers, and they need your help! AJ and Joerg talk to Yves about this unique collection, and about the largely unknown Swiss influence on computing history.

Posted by AJ on May 27, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #33 - Ron Gilbert

Ron Gilbert is legendary for genre-defining games like Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, and The Cave. His newest game, Thimbleweed Park, builds on the classic point-and-click adventure games while delivering a fun new gaming experience. AJ and Joerg talk to him about his history in the gaming industry, what makes a good game, and what the future might hold.

Posted by AJ on May 08, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #32 - Andreas Wallstroem

AJ and Joerg talk to Andreas “Morpheus” Wallstroem about his new book, Commodore 64: For the Love of a Machine.

Posted by AJ on Apr 17, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #31 - Cosplay with Lily Stitches and Sven Voessing

AJ and Joerg welcome Lily Stitches and Sven Voessing back to the podcast to talk all things cosplay, Ghostbusters, and... er... everything else!

Posted by AJ on Mar 22, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #30 - MEGA65 Update

AJ and Joerg start off the year with an update from the MEGA65 team, Paul Gardner-Stephen, Andre Kudra, and Detlef Hastik.

Posted by AJ on Feb 13, 2017 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #29 - Individual Computers with Jens Schoenfeld

AJ and Joerg close out the year by talking to Jens Schoenfeld from Individual Computers about their Commodore products and what their plans for the future hold.

Posted by AJ on Dec 27, 2016 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #28 - Talking Tectoy with Stefano Arnhold

Stefano Arhnold is the chairman of Tectoy, a Brazilian company that helped Sega gain a foothold in South America. AJ and Joerg welcome him to the podcast to talk about his history with the company and with gaming, and about Tectoy's new Mega Drive Limited.

Posted by AJ on Dec 07, 2016 // Read more »