10 episodes

Arcadology is a podcast focused on looking at the history of video games. The show explores the earliest days of the medium up to present day with examinations into how some of your favorite games and franchises got off the ground. The show will also feature interviews with game developers and designers, as well as journalists and other subject matter experts. New episodes will be posted every two weeks.

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Arcadology is a podcast focused on looking at the history of video games. The show explores the earliest days of the medium up to present day with examinations into how some of your favorite games and franchises got off the ground. The show will also feature interviews with game developers and designers, as well as journalists and other subject matter experts. New episodes will be posted every two weeks.

    ARC 10: The History of Super Mario Bros. 2

    ARC 10: The History of Super Mario Bros. 2

    In this episode, I go over the History of Super Mario Bros. 2 in celebration of the game's 30th anniversary. Check out the video version of the episode on my channel, youtube.com/arcadology.
     

    • 15 min
    ARC 9: How did Nintendo End Up with Tetris?

    ARC 9: How did Nintendo End Up with Tetris?

    In the late 1980s, Tetris for the Game Boy ended up taking the world by storm. But how did Nintendo end up with the licensing for the Russian game? In this short episode I go over a brief history of the licensing, and legal battles surrounding Tetris.

    Arcadology theme by: https://twitter.com/PAldousMusic
    Arcadology on the web: http://www.arcadology.net
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/arcadology
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/arcadology

    • 7 min
    ARC 8: Interview with David Fox - Leaving LucasArts, VR and Location Based Entertainment, Thimbleweed Park

    ARC 8: Interview with David Fox - Leaving LucasArts, VR and Location Based Entertainment, Thimbleweed Park

    This episode is part two of our interview with with industry veteran David Fox. We spoke about his exit from LucasArts, his exploration of location based entertainment and VR, his Rube Goldberg game, as well has Thimbleweed Park. 

    Arcadology theme by: https://twitter.com/PAldousMusic
    Arcadology on the web: http://www.arcadology.net
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/arcadology
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/arcadology

    • 24 min
    ARC 7: Interview with David Fox - Early LucasFilm Games, Point and Click Adventures, and The Rivalry with Sierra

    ARC 7: Interview with David Fox - Early LucasFilm Games, Point and Click Adventures, and The Rivalry with Sierra

    In this episode we spoke with industry veteran David Fox about his time at LucasFilm Games, his exploration of immersive entertainment, and his reunion working with the old LucasArts crew on Thimbleweed Park.

    Arcadology theme by: https://twitter.com/PAldousMusic
    Arcadology on the web: http://www.arcadology.net
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/arcadology
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/arcadology
    Arcadology theme by: https://twitter.com/PAldousMusic

    • 39 min
    ARC 6: How Are Video Game Trailers Made? An Interview with Trailer Editor M. Joshua Cauller

    ARC 6: How Are Video Game Trailers Made? An Interview with Trailer Editor M. Joshua Cauller

    We spoke with M. Joshua Cauller, a professional video game trailer editor. In this episode he spoke about his journey into his job as well as his hopes and aspirations for his career. Find him on twitter at https://twitter.com/Mjoshua and see his work at http://mjoshua.com/

    Arcadology theme by: https://twitter.com/PAldousMusic
    Arcadology on the web: http://www.arcadology.net
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/arcadology
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/arcadology

    • 28 min
    ARC 5: Community Management for MMOs - an Interview with StarStable Community Manager Stacy Place

    ARC 5: Community Management for MMOs - an Interview with StarStable Community Manager Stacy Place

    On today's episode we spoke with Star Stable Community Manager Stacy Place about her journey into the industry and the unique challenges presented by being a community manager for a game aimed at children. 

    Stacy Place on Twitter: @onedizzypenguin
    Star Stable: https://www.starstable.com/en/

    Arcadology theme by: https://twitter.com/PAldousMusic
    Arcadology on the web: http://www.arcadology.net
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/arcadology
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/arcadology

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

JF0000T ,

Love!

Love this podcast. Interesting subject matter and definitely takes me back. Something every gamer and gaming enthusaist should subscribe to!

MasterofMoneyMindset ,

I love Tetris!!

Thank you, Arcadology, for this super informative yet highly entertaining podcast. I love Tetris and was pretty addicted to this simple game at one time. Leave it to the Russians and the tricky laws...extremely interesting!

Mark Lineberry ,

Fun podcast

Arcadology not only takes me back to parts of my childhood with fun memories, but it dives into the “behind the scenes” of how they were created, expanded upon, etc. Great podcast. Keep it up.

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