Game for September: Monkey Island

Wednesday 19 September 2018 marks the next International Talk Like A Pirate Day, so we thought it would be fun to have a Pirate-themed game for September.

Now there are several good choices for a pirate-themed DOS game available. One obvious one would have been Sid Meier's Pirates!, which was suggested by Tijn.

However, we try to cover all sorts of different genres and we've had a distinct lack of point & click adventure games so far. The only game we've played which could be categorised as such would be Quest for Glory, which we played in August 2017. But that game originally came out with a text interpreter, and is also a hybrid RPG game. So we're long overdue for a real point & click adventure.

So that's why we've chosen to go with Monkey Island in September. If you want to join the conversation and share your thoughts, you can do so over on the forums!

Death Rally

Hello there!

We're about halfway through June, so there's still plenty of time left to dive into TYRIAN, our game of the month. You can share your opinions on this game over on our forums.

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In May we played DEATH RALLY, as suggested by M2tias. It's a great little shareware game, released by Apogee/3D Realms in 1996 and developed by Remedy Entertainment (who later made Max Payne, amongst other things). The game is full of racing, shooting and even Duke Nukem makes an appearance!

Joining Martijn and Florian for this episode are David (DavidN) and Oddvar (Dollarone). David previously made a cool video about the 3D Realms Anthology, which also includes Death Rally. You can check that out on YouTube.

[ download mp3 ] (110 mins, 101 MB)

During the podcast, we quickly mention the freeware Windows port of Death Rally, made by our Ludum Dare friend Jari Komppa. He has a great writeup of his story on his website.

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Hello, hello, hello!

In April we played Starflight, a game of hard to define genre, that is nonetheless pretty damn cool!

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Starflight is a game from the very early days of DOS gaming. Still from a time when game genres were still a bit diffuse. So this game is a bit adventure, a bit RPG and a bit simulation. Apparently it's also been one of the main influences for Mass Effect. All those are reasons for us to check it out.

Joining the discussion with Martijn and Florian are Joshua (vede), Richard (Pix) and Tyler (Corgibuttz). Tyler was the one who suggested the game and has been playing it since his childhood, so he has a lot to tell us about it.

[ download mp3 ] (111 mins, 92 MB)

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28 May 2018 // 2 Comments >

Duke Nukem 3D

Yo yo yo!

Last March we played Duke Nukem 3D, so here's our podcast episode discussing this great game. But before we dive into that, here's a quick reminder that there's about a week left in April to check out the amazing Starflight, a space RPG from 1986. There's all sorts of cool stuff going on on the forums, so if you haven't already, please check them out now!

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Now in March we celebrated our 1 year anniversary with the DOS Game Club. Last year we started off strong with the all-time favourite DOOM, so we were looking for a game that could compete with that and thus landed on DUKE NUKEM 3D.

Joining the discussion with Martijn and Florian is Matthew, known as "mgoddard" on the forums. He's been an active member for a while now, so it was great to have him on the show!

[ download mp3 ] (122 mins, 95 MB)

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24 Apr 2018 // 1 Comment >

We’re now accepting voice messages!

Hey guys!

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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