Sid Meier’s Pirates!

Sail ho!

Back in September we appropriately played Sid Meier's Pirates!, the classic 1987 pirate game by Microprose. While not Sid Meier's first game by any stretch, it is the first game which has his name in the title, firmly establishing him as the famous game designer he's known as today.

We're excited to announce our regular co-host Florian ("rnlf") is joining Martijn ("Tijn") once again, after being absent for the past two episodes. Joining the show are David ("EvilCommieDictator") and Jonas ("don_amar"). David has previously been on the Knights of the Sky episode, and has also kindly supplied us with voice messages. Jonas on the other hand is completely new to the podcast, it's always great to see new members joining us.

So get your cutlass ready, arm your cannons, raise the sails and enjoy Pirates! Arrrgh!

[ download mp3 ] (124 mins, 99 MB)

RELEVANT LINKS:

* The Digital Antiquarian on the origins of Sid Meier's Pirates!

* Sid Meier's psychology of game design (GDC 2010)

* Print-it-yourself version Barbarian Prince, a solo board game designed by Arnold Hendrick, who would later work on Pirates! at Microprose.

27 Nov 2019

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