We had a bit of a summer break, but we're back now! We hope to be back on track shortly.

Now back in June we wanted to play a vertical shooter, as this is a genre that we haven't covered so far. We ran a poll on Twitter between some classic games in the genre: Raptor, Tyrian, Xenon 2 and Raiden. Out of these, Tyrian won with a good margin, so that's what we played in June.

Joining our regular hosts Martijn ("Tijn") and Florian ("rnlf"), we had a very special guest: new DGC member and Tyrian speedrunner Esko ("FireFyte"). Esko is not just A Tyrian speedrunner, he is the one who came up with the idea of doing speedruns of this game in the first place! He's spent countless hours figuring out this game in great detail, so it's great he wanted to join our show and explain everything that's cool about Tyrian. He's one of the moderators of the Tyrian page over on speedrun.com.

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* Watch Esko's speedruns on YouTube

* Tyrian composer Alexander Brandon's music, including the Tyrian soundtrack

* Get Tyrian 2000 for free on gog.com

Game for October: Alone in the Dark

Since October is all about Halloween, we thought it would be fitting to have a sp0o0ky game this month.

Last year we played Nitemare 3D for this occasion, as suggested by DGC member toasty.

Alone in the Dark was suggested by DGC member wan. Since we haven't covered any 3D action/adventure games yet, this seemed like a solid choice.

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

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.

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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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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.

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