Who likes turn based strategy games? WE DO! But we think we're not alone in that.
Simtex' 1994 4X classic Master of Magic is seen by many as one of the hidden gems of the genre often compared to "Civilization with Magic", but does that hold up? Or is it actually more than that? We're discussing this and many more questions with a few veterans and a newcomer to the game.
Joining hosts Martijn ("Tijn") and Florian ("rnlf") for this episode are Oddvar ("dollarone") and HP ("HPLoveGames"). FatherBeast has sent such an extensive voice message, that we consider him the fifth participant in this episode, haha.
Now let's get ready to cast a Wall of Darkness and conquer Arcanus and Myrran together!
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How many Skiing games are there for DOS? We don't know for sure, but we believe the number is 13. And we tried them all!
There are some that probably everybody knows about, like The Games: Winter Challenge, even though people probably thought that game was actually called "Winter Games". Far from it though, that's an entirely different one! Crazy huh? Yeah, we thought the same. But there are also games, probably very few people ever heard about, like "ורדית בהרפתקאה חדשה באליפות הגלישה", a game advertising chocolates to Israeli kids using a skiing cow!
Joining hosts Florian ("rnlf") and Martijn ("Tijn") for this episode are Richard ("Pix"), and Björn ("TigerQuoll"). Also contributing is DGC member Watchful who sent a voice message.
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In November we played STREET ROD, a quirky little racing game that's all about 1960s hot rods, released in 1989 by California Dreams.
Sounds pretty American, right? Turns out, this game was actually developed in Soviet-controlled Poland, behind the iron curtain!
Learn all about what makes this game interesting in this episode of the DOS Game Club podcast.
Joining hosts Martijn ("Tijn") and Florian ("rnlf") for this episode are Oddvar ("dollarone"), Rob ("Spoonboy") and Jonas ("bitblt"). Also contributing is Jozef ("yozy") who sent a voice message.
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Northern Europe, 928 AD. A thirsty traveler, a wolf howling in the distance, and a seemingly deserted village. Or is it?
Ečstatica is a 3D survival horror game with a very unique look: Instead of polygons, everything is made out of ellipsoids. Join us in our adventure to restore the village and defeat evil demons.
Martijn (Tijn) and Florian (rnlf) are accompanied on this journey through Psygnosis' 1994 game by returning guests Tyler (corgibuttz) and Nick (f2bnp).
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Thirty years ago, on 26 September 1990, Origin Systems released Wing Commander for MS-DOS, the first game in what would be a very long-running and expansive series of prominent videogames. Last September we played it with the club to see what it's all about and whether it holds up today.
Two DGC veterans join hosts Florian ("rnlf") and Martijn ("Tijn") for this one. First of all Richard ("Pix"), who is a long-time Wing Commander superfan and has even seen the Wing Commander feature film. And last but not least Esko ("Firefyte") for whom this was actually the first time playing a main series Wing Commander game, although he has spent plenty of time playing some of the many spin-offs, such as Academy and Privateer.
Also we received no less than three voice messages for this episode, one of them even being a small quiz! Thanks to John ("Shattered"), David ("EvilCommieDictator") and Rob ("Spoonboy") for sending them in. If you'd also like to contribute a voice message, you can email them to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The episode not only covers a discussion of the game itself, we also dive into the rich history of the wider franchise and talk about Chris Roberts' origins, his many endeavours with both games and films, and what he's up to now with Star Citizen.
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