July: The Aching
Hello, hello, hello!
In April we played Starflight, a game of hard to define genre, that is nonetheless pretty damn cool!
PODCAST EPISODE #17: STARFLIGHT
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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GAME FOR JUNE: Tyrian
We had a Twitter poll to find our game for June. Since we wanted to play a vertical shoot-em-up, we let you choose between Raptor, Tyrian, Xenon 2 and Raiden. And more than one third of you wanted Tyrian, so that's what we're gonna play.
Usually we tell you to play our current game, but it's only three days left in May, so if you want to, feel free to play some more Death Rally, but we're jumping right into Tyrian!
DOS GAME CLUB
If you'd like to join us, please feel free to register an account, play the games with us and discuss them on the forums.
The forum is also used for suggesting games to us. Most of the games we play are chosen from your suggestions.
You can also talk to us on IRC. We've got a fairly active channel on AfterNet, called #dosgameclub. Now if IRC isn't really your thing, there is a web client on our site which you can use to join our IRC channel straight from your browser.
And last but not least, we're also on Twitter. If you're on Twitter as well, follow us to get updates on what's going on.
Happy DOS gaming!
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