We’re now accepting voice messages!

Hey hello!

We've decided to accept voice messages from listeners for all future episodes. Our show is all about discussions and we try to invite people who seemed to be interested in our month's game to the show, but we figured, maybe some people don't want to be present for the whole recording, but still have something to contribute.

So, if you want to share your opinion, experience or trivia about the game we're going to cover in an upcoming episode, we're now accepting voice messages.

Simply record your message and e-mail it to us. Our address is: DGC mail address.

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Six Small Games

Hello DOS people!

We're a little behind schedule, but remember last December? We featured no less than six games that month! Because we had received a bunch of suggestions for smaller games, we decided to pick a few and play them all in a single month. The games we played were:

* Ugh!
* Bolo Ball
* Micro's Dilemma II
* Lode Runner
* Alley Cat
* MinerVGA

Hosting this episode is Florian ("rnlf") for a change, joined by Martijn ("Tijn"), Jozef ("jozy"), Mike ("toasty"), Philipp ("derphilipp"), and a brand new member: Tim ("Spacefarer").

We tried to take about 15 minutes per game. We considered talking about each one for two hours, but we're running late as we are, haha.

[ download mp3 ] (100 mins, 81 MB)



Planet X3 for February???

Hi everyone,

UPDATE: In an update on Kickstarter, David Murray has let us know that his new DOS game Planet X3 will only become available for digital download once all of the boxed copies have been shipped to the backers. Since this will likely take a few weeks/months, we won't feature Planet X3 in February, as the game is simply not available for purchase. The game will be available later this year and that is when we'll feature the game then. This means that in February we'll go with our original plan of playing 1988's surgery simulator Life & Death.

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Master of Orion 2

Hey hey hey!

In November we featured the amazing Master of Orion 2, as suggested by our trusty co-host Florian. He's been wanting us to play this one ever since we started DOS Game Club, so we're very excited to finally talk about one of his favourite games.

Joining hosts Martijn ("Tijn") and Florian ("rnlf") for this episode are Jozef ("jozy"), who was previously on the Monkey Island episode, and also Ynze ("bitrot") who is joining for the first time.

Enjoy!

[ download mp3 ] (131 mins, 106 MB)

RELEVANT LINKS:

* Free download of "Star Lord", prototype of what eventually became the first Master of Orion game

* Soundtrack of Master of Orion 2 on YouTube, with a comment by the original composer Laura Barrett

* Master of Orion 2 strategy guide, including some great tips for getting started and how to design effective custom races



Happy holidays everybody!

Dear DOS fans,

Thank you all for an amazing year! We hope you all have a lovely christmas and a happy new year!

DOS Game Club wishes you all happy holidays

- Florian & Martijn



Alone in the Dark

Bonjour mes amis, it's a new DOS Game Club episode!

In October we were looking for a spOo0ky game to play and luckily, we had several great suggestions over on our game suggestion forum. Out of the options available, we decided to go with 1992's "Alone in the Dark", suggested by long time DGC member Marwane ("wan"), who was also able to join the podcast!

Alongside our hosts Martijn ("Tijn") and Florian ("rnlf), joining this time is Phil ("PixelProphecy"), who you might remember from the great voice message he left in the previous episode (on Monkey Island).

And last but not least we have Anatoly Shashkin, host of the DOS Nostalgia podcast and YouTube channel. He's a big fan of French DOS games in general, and Alone in the Dark specifically, so it was great having him on the show and share his expertise with us.

[ download mp3 ] (134 mins, 118 MB)

RELEVANT LINKS:

* Frederick Raynal speaks about Alone in the Dark at the Game Developer's Conference in 2012

* Popcorn's Boss Key screen, kindly provided by Anatoly. Popcorn is a CGA Breakout clone, programmed by Frederick Raynal.

* Alone in the Dark OPL music, from the floppy disk version

* Alone in the Dark CD-ROM edition music

* Magazine review scans, kindly provided by DGC member Richard ("Pix")