Greetings DOS fans,

Last May we featured not one, but many games. All of the same genre: PINBALL!

Helping Florian ("rnlf") and Martijn ("Tijn") out are two very knowledgeable experts. First of all DGC regular Tim ("Spacefarer"), who has made an elaborate video series covering the history of pinball videogames, from the very basic beginnings all the way up to the most sophisticated games. And last but not least Kris ("Gemini" / "Pixelmusement"), who you might know as the host of the Ancient DOS Games YouTube show, among other things. Apart from covering various pinball games on his show over the years, Kris is also an avid real-life pinball player and even competes in ranked tournaments.

Also thanks to DGC member Esko ("Firefyte") for sending in a voice message!

In the episode we cover all sorts of pinball-related subjects, but the main games we're diving into are:

  • * Pinball Construction Set (1983, Bill Budge)
  • * Macadam Bumper / Pinball Wizard (1985, ERE Informatique)
  • * Pinball Dreams (1992, Digital Illusions)
  • * Epic Pinball (1993, Epic Megagames)
  • * Psycho Pinball (1994, Codemasters)
  • * Pro Pinball series (1995-1999, Cunning Developments)
  • * Pinball Builder (1996, 21st Century Entertainment)
  • * Star Trek Pinball (1998, SCi Games)

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System Shock

Welcome to my death machine, interloper!

My plans have come to fruition prematurely, quite to my satisfaction. You have my thanks, hacker. Let me show you the destruction podcast episode you I have brought upon the planet Earth.

Martijn and Florian are joined by David ("evilcommiedictator") and Jozef ("yozy") in their fight against SHODAN in Looking Glass' 1994 hit game System Shock.

Look at you, hacker. A pathetic creature of meat and bone. Panting and sweating as you run through my corridors listen to our podcast. How can you challenge a perfect immortal machine?

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27 Jun 2020 // 1 Comment >


Hello Dostalgicians!

We still haven't quite caught up with our schedule, but we're getting there. One step along the way is this episode in which we discuss Parallax Software's 1995 hit game Descent - the game we played back in March.

Martijn and Florian are joined by Elias ("pumpuli"), Rami ("JikissGamer") and Jonathan ("microwerx") in an attempt to save earth from an alien computer virus by blowing up asteroids. Sounds crazy? Sure, but it's also a lot of fun.

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DOS Games Jam & modern DOS Culture

It is the year 2020 and yet, some of us are still fascinated by an operating system that hasn't been updated in nearly 20 years. In this episode we are trying to answer the question "why"?

That DOS is still relevant today is demonstrated by the success of DOS Games Jam - a game jam dedicated to the style of DOS games. 123 games have been submitted to this jam, all of which are either inspired by old DOS games or are even DOS games themselves.

We are also taking a look at other things that are going on in the modern world of DOS. New commercial games, new hardware and productivity software are still being made as well as development tools and various emulators that allow us to enjoy the games of the past with absolute ease.

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* DOS Games Jam

* Haunted PS1 demo disc

* DGJ entry: StellarRoads

* DGJ entry: Kalevala

* DGJ entry: SlipSpeed

* DGJ entry: Witchy Workshop

* DGJ entry: Capax Astra

* DGJ entry: Acronia

* MiniLD 52: The Retro Challenge

* MiniLD 71: The Retro Challenge

* MS-DOS on Github

* FreeDOS

* DOSBox + forks

* ScummVM

* LoveDOS: create 2D games in Lua

* Tapegro: create DOS games in Javascript

* RAD Tracker v2


20 May 2020 // 2 Comments >


Bonjour DOS fans!

In our ongoing attempt to get back on schedule, we present to you our podcast episode on Nomad, the obscure 1993 space adventure game we played in February.

The show is filled with DGC veterans, as Florian ("rnlf") hosts for a change, joined by Martijn ("Tijn") and Esko ("FireFyte"). Suggested by DGC member voxel, he sadly couldn't be on the show, but did send in a voice message for which we're very grateful.

So buckle up and get ready for lift off!

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