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Ep. #190 - Asgard's Fall with Vitali Sperling

Welcome to our new episode! This time we are talking with game designer Vitali Sperling from the game studio Soulpotion who made 'Asgard's Fall'. The game is a mix between a rogue-like and RPG, featuring a persistent skill tree that heavily influences your character's progression. Enjoy.The interview starts at minute 14:26

Posted by Nafcom on May 18, 2024 // Read more »


Ep. #189 - THE400 Mini with Darren Melbourne

Darren Melbourne returns to the podcast - 3 years after, this time with Retro Games' THE400 Mini. I this episode, hi talks about the rocky way of getting this onto the road and what it means for the Atari scene and the Amiga-Atari competitive being, as well. Enjoy!.The interview starts at minute 23:48

Posted by Nafcom on Apr 30, 2024 // Read more »


Ep. #188 - Mike Killingbeck's Project P3OL

In this new episode we welcome Mike Kilingbeck. He is the developer of Project P3OL, a server project compatible with America Online clients from the 90s. Enjoy!.The interview starts at minute 25:53

Posted by Nafcom on Apr 17, 2024 // Read more »


Ep. #187 - Super Tilt Bro and Broke Studio

We are back with another episode and this time we invited Antoine Gohin from Broke Studio and Super Tilt Bro coder Sylvain Gadrat AKA Roger Bidon. They are talking about their new upcoming game Super Tilt Bro with us which is an online platform-fighting game with a unique and revolutionary Wi-Fi enabled cartridge for the NES! Broke Studios are mostly known for their first NES Game Twin Dragons...The interview starts at minute 28:17

Posted by Nafcom on Mar 29, 2024 // Read more »


Ep. #186 - Brazilian video game history with Chirinea

In our new episode we are talking with Guilherme Chirinéa, a Youtuber from Brazil covering vintage videogames history and doing vgm cover music. His collection of Master System videos is pretty impressive, also he runs an extensive encyclopedia of Brazilian video game history! The interview parts starts at minute 24:23

Posted by Nafcom on Mar 21, 2024 // Read more »


Ep. #185 - Eleonora Sayaka and her digital attic

Eleonora is a striving tech YouTuber that concentrates on retro tech, all about modding and repair any really anything tech, in multiple languages as well! :) She tells us more about her history and love for tech and her projects she is following in her attic! The interview parts starts at minute 23:18

Posted by Nafcom on Feb 29, 2024 // Read more »


Ep. #184 - Jon Hare about Sociable Soccer 24

Now that Sociable Soccer 24 was finally released on PC end of 2023, we welcome back famous and pioneering designer Jon Hare to talk about what had happened between our first interview with him (Podcast Episode #25 in August 2016!) and what the hurdlers have been for him and his time to finally be able to release another kick-ball arcade soccer game! The interview parts starts at minute 22:13

Posted by Nafcom on Feb 08, 2024 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #183 - Fall of Porcupine

Here's our new episode and we very happy to welcome Sebastian Hesse from Critical Rabbit . They developed the adventure game 'The Fall Of Porcupine' and Sebastian is the writer. He shares some interesting insights with us about the making of the game and his approach to writing and game design. 'The Fall Of Porcupine' is now available on Steam and will be available on further systems soon. Enjoy! The interview parts starts at minute 24:25

Posted by Nafcom on Jan 30, 2024 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #182 - VCF SoCal

Jon and Joerg talk to Micki And Steve Diederich who decided to make the Vintage Computer Festival one location richer by creating the new event for the Southern California area! We dig into what made them deciding to start the journey, the challenges, the hopes, and the future plans and what to expect when you visit the event happening February 17-18, 2024! Enjoy! :) The interview starts at minute 9:15 .

Posted by Nafcom on Jan 26, 2024 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #181 - Rebel Rabbit

We are back with a new episode of our podcast and this time we welcome Germán Cruz, CTO of the game studio Rebel Rabbit from Peru. We are talking about their history, their several years experience in the industry, their approach and of course about their new game 'Wild Wild Space'. Enjoy! The interview starts at minute 37:37 into the podcast

Posted by Nafcom on Jan 15, 2024 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #180 - Chris Huelsbeck

Ho Ho Ho! We wish you a merry X-Mas and this is our present: in this episode we welcome gamemusic legend Chris Hülsbeck known for legendary soundtracks for legendary games like Turrican or Apidya. We are talking with him about his recent projects and his approach to music. Enjoy! The interview starts at minute 18:36 into the podcast

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 24, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #179 - Game development in LATAM with Kartherine "Ekate" Vildoso

In this episode, we delve into the creative realms with the exceptionally talented Katherine "Ekate" Vildoso. As a seasoned artist and designer, Katherine brings a unique perspective to the conversation, sharing insights from her journey that spans the worlds of digital art, illustration, and immersive storytelling. Join us as we explore the dynamic intersection of technology and creativity, uncovering the inspirations that fuel Ekate's work. From her experiences in augmented reality to captivating visual narratives, this episode is a fascinating journey into the mind of a visionary creator. The interview starts at minute 13:08 into the podcast

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 11, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #178 - Binary Impact's Parking World

We are back with a new episode and this time we are very happy to have Jens Wiechering from the game developer Binary Impact on board. He is talking about his work and their upcoming game Parking World with us. Their game BEAM was already a huge success, but Parking World will be a for sure a business simulation blast, too!Enjoy! The interview starts at minute 34:08

Posted by Nafcom on Nov 27, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #177 - Richard Loewenstein

Here's our new episode and we are very happy to welcome Richard Loewenstein aka Spieleschreiber. He's very well known for his Amiga game Reshoot Proxima 3 or Reshoot R and being an editor for Amiga Joker. Furthermore he also wrote articles for Spiegel Online or T-Online. Enjoy! The interview starts at minute 29:03

Posted by Nafcom on Nov 18, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #176 - TheQueenG22

We are very happy to welcome TheQueenG22 in the new episode of our podcast! She is a content creator with a huge love for anything retro and the TNMT. Being an eighties baby she grew up watching The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoons and playing on the Nintendo Entertainment System. It's all about passion! Enjoy! Interview starts at minute 42:49

Posted by Nafcom on Oct 31, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #175 - Club Koala

In our new episode we are talking about Club Koala by Play for Fun Games - an Al-powered 3D simulation game which lets players build their own islands and create a fully customized gaming club based on their designs and interests, without the need for complex programming skills. The public beta version of the game will be released later this year and will feature various cutting-edge AI functions such as lifelike AI NPCs and captivating AI music, as well as user-friendly editors, which make creating your dream world and building a community of like-minded players and NPCs seamless. Enjoy! The interview itself starts at timestamp 54:37

Posted by Nafcom on Oct 25, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #174 - The - I adore my 64 - film with Jeff Schaap

In this episode we are very glad to welcome Jeff Schaap, Producer and Director of - I Adore My 64 - a documentary film of the usership of the Commodore 64 in the US. We talk about his motivation and goal of this documentary, and don't forget to pledge its crowdfunding campaign to make sure it is to be a success! Interview starts 31 Minutes into the podcast episode.

Posted by Nafcom on Sep 23, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #173 - Irata

In this episode we are very glad to welcome Irata, one of the first sceners on the C64 talking in this podcast episode how everything started for him back in as early as 1983 and why he still is active in the scene nowadays! The interview start at minute 10:00!

Posted by Nafcom on Sep 16, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #172 - The Chernobyl Family

In our new podcast episode we are very happy to welcome the Chernobyl Family consisting of Alex from Ukraine and Michaela from Slovakia. They explore and study the phenomenon of Chernobyl since 2009 as on-site researchers and they are retro computing enthusiasts as well. Enjoy! The interview starts at minute 15:55

Posted by Nafcom on Aug 31, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #171 - Bitmap Bureau

It's time for another episode of our podcast and this time we welcome Mike Tucker from Bitmap Bureau. Their shooter game Xeno Crisis is a hit on many retro consoles like the Mega Drive, Neo Geo or Dreamcast - at the moment it is even getting ported to SNES! Listen to some new insights. The interview starts at minute 11:10 Enjoy!

Posted by Nafcom on Aug 12, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #170 - "I Doesn't Exist" with Anna-Lena Pontet + Luzia Huettenmoser of Lual Games!

Discover the mesmerizing world of "I Doesn't Exist" in this exclusive podcast episode with LuaL Games! Step into a text adventure experience that defies conventions, as we explore the boundless creativity and multiverse possibilities behind this groundbreaking game. Join us for an intriguing peek behind the scenes, where we uncover the inspirations, challenges, and secrets that brought "I Doesn't Exist" to life. Don't miss this thrilling audio adventure - subscribe now and be the first to dive into the extraordinary universe of "I Doesn't Exist"! Interview starts at 27:25 minutes!

Posted by Nafcom on Jul 27, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #169 - Limited Run Games

In our new episode we are talking with Joe Modzeleski and Dimitris Giannakis from Limited Run Games. Enjoy some interesting insights from one of the most interesting gaming companies these days which brings you fantastic collector editions and re-releases of long forgotten retro gems. Interview starts at minute 21:48

Posted by Nafcom on Jul 20, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #168 - Watching games being played as a form of entertainment with Rhakimdar

In this episode, we delve into a unique form of entertainment: watching games being played! Join us as we sit down with our newest Scene World staffer, Rhakimndar, to explore this rising trend. Discover why more and more people are turning to live streams, gameplay videos, and esports events for their fun and engagement with games. We'll dive into the experience of watching games and explore how it influences gaming culture. Rhakimndar, a passionate gaming expert and live stream enthusiast, will share their insights and perspectives on this phenomenon. Get ready to immerse yourself in the exciting world of watching games being played as we examine how this trend is shaping the way we interact with games. Tune in now and join us for this fascinating conversation about watching games being played! Interview starts at minute 38:07

Posted by Nafcom on Jun 29, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #167 - Manu Segura about game development in Spain

We have a new podcast episode and this time we are talking with retro game developer Manu Segura. He and his team mates of Tuxedo Games are very well-known for their work on ZX Spectrum, Gameboy and Master System and games like Coloco or Chain Break. A lot to learn about the beginnings and history of game developing in Spain and also about what Manu is particularly working on right now. Enjoy! Interview starts at minute 09:11

Posted by Nafcom on Jun 13, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #166 - OverTake + RaceDepartment

In our brand new episode we are dealing with OverTake and RaceDepartment. They joined forces and are now the number 1 sim racing community The merger between RaceDepartment and OverTake will help them to overcome various challenges while providing the best possible experience for every sim racer! Enjoy! Interview starts at minute 13:16

Posted by Nafcom on May 25, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #165 - Grundislav Games with Francisco González

We're back with a new episode of our podcast and this time we welcome Francisco Gonzáles from Grundislav Games. They are known for indie adventure games like Lamplight City, Shardlight or A Golden Wake + Ben Jordan. Currently Francisco is working on his new game 'Rosewater' and we're happy to get some insights. Enjoy! Interview starts at 13:05 minutes!

Posted by Nafcom on May 14, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #164 - Postal 4 with Mike Jaret + Vince Desi

In our new episode we welcome Vince and Mike from Running with Scissors. Masterminds of the most controversial FPS series ever - Postal! Postal 4 just has been released for the PlayStation 4 and 5, while Postal 2 still has a huge and highly active fan base all around the globe... Enjoy some awesome insights and stories. Interview starts at minute 28:05

Posted by Nafcom on Apr 22, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #163 - Employee 13

In this episode, we delve into the captivating world of hacking and the life of legendary hacker John Captain Crunch Draper. Joining us is Screenwriter Jon Artigo, the mastermind behind the upcoming movie "Employee 13," and co-author of "Beyond The Little Bluebox" book, Craig Wilson, who helps revise the stories for the movie, along with John Captain Crunch Draper himself. We'll learn about the inspiration behind the movie, the challenges of bringing this story to the big screen, and the impact Draper's work has had on the tech world. We'll also get a chance to hear from the man himself, as John Captain Crunch Draper shares his experiences and thoughts on the movie. The movie, with the working title "Employee 13," is a highly anticipated film that aims to bring Draper's story to a wider audience. Based on the life and exploits of one of the most notorious hackers of all time, the movie promises to be a thrilling ride for tech enthusiasts and true crime fans alike. Whether you're familiar with Draper's work or just discovering it now, this is an episode you won't want to miss!

Posted by Nafcom on Apr 09, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #162 - Frank Klepacki

Join us on this episode as we sit down with legendary video game composer and musician Frank Klepacki. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Frank has created iconic soundtracks for some of the biggest games of all time, including Command + Conquer, Dune, and Star Wars: Empire at War. Not only is he a master of electronic and rock music, but he's also a multi-instrumentalist and a pioneer of using live instrumentation in video game soundtracks. Tune in as we discuss his creative process, his journey through the gaming industry, and his latest projects. Interview starts at minute 17:23

Posted by Nafcom on Mar 26, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #161 - JowyBear

We're happy to welcome South African Twitch streamer JowyBear as a guest in our podcast episode. We are talking about her daily routine as a professional streamer and gamer and all the tasks involved...Not only regarding her playing of PUBG, but also other games and activities like her drawing streams. An episode full of action - 100% promised! Enjoy! Interview starts at 49:33 minutes

Posted by Nafcom on Mar 14, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #160 - The Crimson Diamond with Julia Minamata

In our new episode we are happy to talk to Julia Minamata. She is the developer of 'The Crimson Diamond' - a text parser EGA mystery adventure game to be released soon on Steam! Follow amateur geologist and reluctant detective Nancy Maple to the ghost town of Crimson, Ontario to investigate the discovery of a massive diamond. Sounds like a wonderful classic adventure experience! Enjoy! Interview starts at 12:57 minutes

Posted by Nafcom on Feb 19, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #159 - Robert Tuck

In our new episode we talk with Robert Tuck from Screwball Gaming. He's also the community manager of GameTree and the first person to beat Super Mario Bros on the Super Nintendo. Interview starts at 10:55 minutes

Posted by Nafcom on Feb 01, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #158 - Modern Vintage Gamer

We're happy to welcome the one and only Modern Vintage Gamer aka Dimitris Giannakis. In our new episode he talks with us about his channel and his passion for modern and vintage systems and consoles. His Youtube channel is one of the most popular ones regarding competent facts and information about games culture. Over 725.000 followers love to get educated AND entertained by MVG! Authentic as authentic can be! Enjoy! Interview starts at 12:00 minutes into the podcast

Posted by Nafcom on Jan 22, 2023 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #157 - Robert Neal's RetroRGB

RetroRGB is THE portal to learn all about how to get the picture the best way out of such retro consoles to your modern TVs! Robert Neal is the master behind behind this portal which is the go-to address for console info of all kind as well, thanks to its extensive Wiki which is a whole database, YouTube videos, podcast and so much more! Time to speak to the man! Interview starts at 21:41

Posted by Nafcom on Jan 10, 2023 // Read more »


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 #151 - The ATARI Dig Part 2 - Joseph Lewandowski and Richard Griffith

In our new episode we welcome back Joseph Lewandowski to talk about him selling some more cartridges from the ATARI Dig from 2014, as well as the ATARI story from Richard Griffith who does restore ATARI consoles for a living back into mint condition. Interview starts at minute 17:38

Posted by Nafcom on Oct 29, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #150 - Floppy Totaal

In our new episode we welcome Floppy Totaal . These amazing people from the Netherlands are 100% into floppy disks! They are keeping the spirit alive with events and even a book called 'Floppy Disk Fever'. Enjoy! Interview starts at minute 19:08

Posted by Nafcom on Oct 13, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #149 - Espacio Tec

We're happy to welcome Sebastián and Francisco from the Espacio Tec Museum in Argentina. Espacio Tec is a museum dedicated to describing the history and evolution of information technology around the world, particularly in Argentina, a process in which the city of Bahía Blanca - where the museum is located - played a singular role. Drawing on a large and ever growing collection of computer equipment, consoles and calculating machines, the museum aims to establish a permanent exhibition in a multipurpose space capable of hosting a range of activities, including exhibitions, and meetings of related groups and organizations. The interview starts at minute 06:15

Posted by Nafcom on Sep 27, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #148 - Female Gaming in Jamaica with Sashaun Bailey (Empress Nile) of The Valkyries of Arcadia + Triforce Johnson

Today, we talk about the female side of gaming in Jamaica, for this Sashaun Bailey (Empress Nile) of The Valkyries of Arcadia gives us an insight of the gaming and cosplay scene in Jamaica from a female point of view. She is also joined by Triforce Johnson who celebrates his 2nd comeback to our shows with this episode. The interview starts at Minute 32:42

Posted by Nafcom on Sep 09, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #147 - The Uncensored Library Part 3

In our new episode we talk again about The Uncensored Library - This time to Jeanne Cavelier, Head of Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk at Reporters Without Borders (RSF). This time we are focusing on the situation in Belarus. Enjoy! Interview section starts at minute 11:52

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


Podcast Episode #146 - eSports in Ghana with Yuba Rahamani

In our new podcast we welcome Yuba Rahamani and talk about the E-Sports scene in Ghana. Learn about some interesting insights and entertaining facts. Interview starts at minute 11:31!

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


Podcast Episode #145 - Christian Leuenberg

Once having been our webmaster, Christian Leuenberg returns to the retro gaming scene working on the German podcast "To Be On Pod", we talk about the good old times, his current and upcoming plans for the retro hobby! Interview starts at minute 11:11!

Posted by Nafcom on Jul 27, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #144 - The Return of MINBEKKER

Once again we welcome Min and Mina Bekker to the podcast. Joerg and AJ talk to them about new levels for their game Takelshin... and the best thing is: these levels are free of charge! We also talk to them about their non-video-game projects in literature and art. We hope you enjoy this part as much as part 1. Have fun!

Posted by AJ on Jul 09, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #143 - Creating new point'n'click adventures with Gregor Mueller and Eva-Ramona Rohleder

It's a double-feature-episode! This time we are having 2 interviews in a row! First part with Gregor Mueller who is kickstarting a pixel art detective game Casebook 1899 - The Leipzig Murders - Second part with Eva-Ramona Rohleder who is kickstarting A Twisted Tale with a sparkle of retro. Hear more about their struggles and stories on crowdfunding point'n'click adventures and back them to make sure both games make it to the finish line! Interview 1 with Gregor Mueller starts at minute 08:34 Interview 2 with Eva-Ramona Rohleder starts at minute 56:58

Posted by Nafcom on Jun 21, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #142 - Legowelt

In the new episode of our podcast we are very happy to welcome Danny Wolfers aka Legowelt! For over 20 years now he's an acclaimed electronic musician from the Netherlands with many many releases on legendary music labels like Clone, Ghostly Records or Cocoon. Right before a live gig at the famous PAL Hamburg Club, he talked with Remute about his career and his love for synths and home computers. Interview starts at 6:21 minutes! Enjoy!

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


Podcast Episode #141 - Uni-Joys UNITHOR joystick project

and it's a hattrick! After interviewing David Pleasance and Dixon Wu from Retro HK, here's our new episode already! This time with Uni Joy who are explaining us how to make a new joystick in 2022. Their UNITHOR project is very ambitious and promising! Interview starts at 3:47 minutes! Enjoy!

Posted by Nafcom on Jun 09, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #140 - Retro and gaming preservation in Hong Kong with Dixon Wu of Retro.hk

It's time again for a new episode and this time we welcome Dixon Wu! He is the founder of the RETRO.HK Gaming Expo and an avid videogamer since earliest childhood days. Currently residing in Hong Kong, Dixon is an Entrepreneur, UX/Gaming Consultant + Designer, who has taken part in numerous mobile applications, online game platforms and startup projects as the lead consultant. Tune in for some interesting insights! (Interview starts at 2:29 minutes)

Posted by Nafcom on May 29, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #139 - David Pleasance and the German version of Commodore - The Inside Story

In the new episode of our podcast we are very happy to welcome again the one and only David Pleasance! The prolific Ex Commodore + Amiga executive (and musician!) gives us some exclusive , spicy insights and tells us about the German translation of his book 'Commodore - The Inside Story'. (Interview starts at 22:40 minutes)

Posted by Nafcom on May 25, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #138 - Isaiah “TriForce” Johnson (Part 2)

We had such a great talk with Isaiah that we decided to invite him again! This time we are talking about the recent Esports scene in Jamaica. It's alive and kicking!

Posted by Nafcom on Apr 30, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #137 - Isaiah “TriForce” Johnson (Part 1)

This time we welcome Isaiah “TriForce” Johnson, a true Esports veteran in Jamaica! He told us so many interesting things about his beginnings in Esports and it was a pleasure to listen... Tune in and get educated and entertained!

Posted by Nafcom on Apr 22, 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 »


Podcast Episode #135 - Gaming journalism and more in Jamaica with Wayne Benjamin

AJ and Joerg start off their series to dig into what's going on about gaming in Jamaica - For this episode we're happy to welcome Wayne Benjamin. He is one of the most influential video game and Esports journalists from Jamaica. Enjoy! (interview begins at 18:00)

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


Podcast Episode #134 - Michael "MrMobile" AKA "Captain2Phones" Fisher

AJ and Joerg talk to Michael Fisher, who is one of the most profiled mobile tech reviewers out there! We talk to him about his journey from being an actor to a fully fledged mobile tech reviewer and what made him a grown entity on youtube while still remembering and cultivating his roots that made him who he is now. Not only does he share his adventure in the race of trying to get a Commdore Pet Phone back in the day, but also how he dips into other fields of interests besides being MrMobile while keeping his coolness. (interview begins at 26:19)

Posted by Nafcom on Feb 28, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #133 - The Video Game History Foundation with Kelsey Lewin

We're delighted to welcome Kelsey Lewin to the podcast! Kelsey is a a huge nerd, preserving the history of video games with a focus on the weird and the obscure. She joins AJ, Joerg, and Frank to talk about her passion for games and her work for the Video Game History Foundation. (interview begins at 27:50)

Posted by AJ on Feb 13, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #132 - Netlabels with Simon Carless

Simon Carless is a former Amiga musician and founder/owner of the Monotonik netlabel, which rose to prominence in the late '90s and early '00s. Joerg and guest co-host Martin Wisniowski pick his brain about this unique time in the development of the internet, independent labels, and music distribution. (Interview begins at 19:15)

Posted by AJ on Jan 22, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #131 - Robert Mruczek

Robert Mruczek is the former head referee of Twin Galaxies and knows a thing or two about high scores! Joerg and AJ sit down and talk to him about his history in gaming, the controversies surrounding Twin Galaxies, and a host of other topics. (interview begins at 15:00)

Posted by AJ on Jan 09, 2022 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #130 - The A500 Mini with Darren Melbourne and Chris Smith

Darren Melbourne returns to the podcast - 5 years after, this time with Retro Games' CTO Chris Smith, they are talking about the upcoming A500 Mini. I this episode, they talk about the rocky way of getting this onto the road and what it means for the Amiga scene and the Amiga competitive gaming scene, as well. Interview starts at 05:55 Minutes

Posted by Nafcom on Dec 18, 2021 // Read more »


Podcast Episode #129 - Mike Witschi (Naomi Sample of Musikfladen)

In our brandnew episode we're happy to welcome Naomi Sample - a true chiptune veteran! Get to know some insights about producing music for C64, Game Boy and other consoles. Interview starts at 04:53 Minutes

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


Podcast Episode #128 - Gunnar von Boehn (Apollo Team)

In our new episode we welcome Gunnar Vonn Boehn from the one and only Apollo Team. They are known for their stellar Vampire cards which are a must for every Amiga fan. Interview starts at 37:38 Minutes

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


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)

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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)

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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 »