Simon the Sorcerer

Calypso needs your help! The evil sorcerer Sordid has turned him (and a couple other people) into stone. You need to become a Wizard and save the day in Adventure Soft's 1993 graphical adventure hit "Simon the Sorcerer"!

Joining hosts Martijn ("Tijn") and Florian ("rnlf") for this episode is Richard ("Pix").

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01 Aug 2021 // 4 Comments >


In May we played Syndicate, the 1993 tactical shooter game by Bullfrog. Set in a futuristic dystopian cyberpunk world where governments have been replaced by corporations, it's quite a bit grittier than many of Bullfrog's other titles. But is it fun? Listen to find out!

Joining host Martijn ("Tijn") for this episode are Rob ("Spoonboy") and retro gaming YouTuber Kim Justice. Sadly our trusty co-host Florian ("rnlf") couldn't join us for this one, but we did receive a voice messages by Canageek, so thanks for that!

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01 Jul 2021 // 4 Comments >

Play Together: Simon the Sorcerer Part 3

This is part 3 of your little Play Together series. This one covers the last part of Simon the Sorcerer, in which we finally defeat the evil wizard Sordid.

For this episode, Jonas and Gonzalo join at the beginning. Both are stuck in different parts of the game, but both on puzzles that we did in the first episode. We try to nudge them in the right direction without spoiling too much.

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Play Together: Simon the Sorcerer Part 2

Welcome back to part two of "Two elderly nerds trying to beat Simon the Sorcerer while recording a podcast".

We've made quite a bit of progress since the first episode. At the end of the last one we had just saved the druid who sent us on a quest to find frog bane, a herb that he needs to be able to keep his human form. I can tell you, we have not made any steps forward in that direction that we are aware of, but in this episode you will learn, among other things, how we become a wizard, save a speaking tree and make a woodcutter happy nonetheless.

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06 Jun 2021 // 1 Comment >

Play Together: Simon the Sorcerer Part 1

For this month's game, Simon the Sorcerer, we are doing something new: since the game has a reputation of being overly hard, we decided that instead of grabbing a walkthrough, we're going to attempt to use our combined wisdom to beat the game.

So every couple days we're going to meet up and discuss the progress we made individually, get everyone up to speed and onto the same page, then play together for a while until we're in a situation where everyone can progress on their own again.

We're discussing this further on the forums:

Let's see how this will work out!

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04 Jun 2021 // 3 Comments >