19 episodes

The video game podcast for you! Whether you are a big fan of video games or new to the hobby, there is something for everyone in this scripted, lovingly edited podcast. It covers video game history, gives helpful insight, answers listeners questions, and is a whole lot of fun!

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Level Zero Greg Griffith and Preston Willke

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    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

The video game podcast for you! Whether you are a big fan of video games or new to the hobby, there is something for everyone in this scripted, lovingly edited podcast. It covers video game history, gives helpful insight, answers listeners questions, and is a whole lot of fun!

Website: https://levelzeropod.com/
Email: Questions@LevelZeroPodcast.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LevelZeroPod
Facebook: Facebook.com/LevelZeroPod
Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/levelzeropod/support

    The Making of HyperDot

    The Making of HyperDot

    We continue our chat with Charles McGregor! This time we focus in on the development of HyperDot from the initial idea all the way to release and the game awards. Some ideas that started out as "what ifs" grew until they were core components of the game! 

    Come find out Charles' reactions to his own game and the development process as well as what he dubs "The year of dreams."



    Website Post - https://levelzeropod.com/2021/12/13/the-making-of-hyperdot-with-charles-mcgregor/

    Featuring: Charles McGregor of Tribe Games

    GDC Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzxf9pWpWx4

    Hello Player: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YRQuZUQLXZe1JqOn1Y062?si=8d347e88812f4ed9

    Itch.io page: https://tribe-games.itch.io/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkaysTG

    Tribe Games: https://www.tribe-games.com/



    Download and play HyperDot!
    Xbox/Windows 10: http://bit.ly/2QTBMrR

    Steam: http://bit.ly/2NjDRfN 

    http://Itch.io: http://bit.ly/39Nm6z2



    Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo!

    Twitter - @clobberinthyme

    Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/



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    • 45 min
    Becoming a Game Developer with Charles McGregor

    Becoming a Game Developer with Charles McGregor

    Becoming a game developer is no easy feat. Especially when you're wearing all of the hats as an independent developer looking to create their own company. Charles McGregor joins Preston this week to tell us how he got into programming and how that interest at a young age grew to a successful career. 

    Even though his story is unique to him, there is plenty of great advice for those new to programming or anyone considering the field. 



    Website Post - https://levelzeropod.com/2021/11/28/becoming-a-game-developer-with-charles-mcgregor/



    Featuring: Charles McGregor of Tribe Games

    Itch.io page: https://tribe-games.itch.io/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkaysTG

    Tribe Games: https://www.tribe-games.com/



    Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo!

    Twitter - @clobberinthyme

    Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/



    More from Level Zero:

    Website: https://levelzeropod.com/

    Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A

    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod



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    • 38 min
    The History of Sega: Part 3

    The History of Sega: Part 3

    After the sloppy launch of the Sega Saturn in 1995, Sega was struggling. The second half of the 90’s would prove to be a challenge for the company, but there was one more shot at success: The Dreamcast.  Would it be enough to save the company?

    Journey back with us to second half of the 90’s to take a look at Sega’s internal struggles, the “most successful launch in entertainment history” with the Dreamcast, and what brought about the end of Sega in the console market. Greg dives into the details with the help of video game historian, Alexander Smith.



    Episode Transcript! - https://levelzeropod.com/2021/11/11/the-history-of-sega-part-3/



    Featuring:

    Alexander Smith of “They Create Worlds”
    Bio: https://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com/about/

    Website: https://theycreateworlds.com/

    Podcast: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/

    Book: https://www.amazon.com/They-Create-Worlds-Companies-1971-1982/dp/1138389900?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&tag=storypodca-20&linkId=2P4S6EY6B462X4AR

    Twitter: @tcwpodcast - https://twitter.com/tcwpodcast

    For more on the downfall of Sega, check out “Dreams of Sega” - http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/dreams-of-sega/



    Ken Horowitz

    Website: https://sega-16.com/

    Books and Bio: https://www.amazon.com/Ken-Horowitz/e/B07BFY3D6L%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share



    Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo!

    Twitter - @clobberinthyme

    Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/



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    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod



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    Bonus: LZ has been featured on this post! Check out this article, along with these other great shows: https://blog.feedspot.com/video_games_history_podcasts/


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    • 51 min
    The History of Sega: Part 2

    The History of Sega: Part 2

    By 1993, Sega was America’s leading video game company, but was everything as good as it seemed? This second part of our documentary-style series on the History of Sega explores the company's focus during the mid 90’s and the series of missteps that led to its troubled times.

    Journey back with us to the mid 90’s to take a look at Sega's hardware from the MEGA CD and 32X, to the Sega Saturn and its launch at the very first Electronic Entertainment Expo. Greg dives into the details with the help of video game historian, Alexander Smith.



    Episode Transcription - https://levelzeropod.com/2021/10/29/the-history-of-sega-part-2/



    Featuring:

    Alexander Smith of “They Create Worlds”
    Bio: https://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com/about/

    Website: https://theycreateworlds.com/

    Podcast: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/

    Book: https://www.amazon.com/They-Create-Worlds-Companies-1971-1982/dp/1138389900?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&tag=storypodca-20&linkId=2P4S6EY6B462X4AR

    Twitter: @tcwpodcast - https://twitter.com/tcwpodcast



    Also featuring: 

    Bob Buel of 99 Questions

    99 Questions - https://anchor.fm/99questions

    Twitter -  https://twitter.com/99questionspod



    Special thanks to Alex Brinegar for the Logo!

    Twitter - @clobberinthyme - https://twitter.com/clobberinthyme

    Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/



    More from Level Zero:

    Merch Store - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/level-zero?ref_id=25344

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiBUMAOUkjV5rz1v6qABt-A

    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/levelzeropod

    Website: https://levelzeropod.com/



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    • 58 min
    Bonus Level: Top 5 Sega Games

    Bonus Level: Top 5 Sega Games

    What are the best Sega games of all time? We assembled a panel of the biggest Sega fans and asked them to share their top 5 favorite Sega games. Spanning over 4 decades, Sega has created a lot of incredible video games, and these Sega experts are excited to talk about their favorite first party Sega produced games.

    Featuring esteemed Sega researcher, Ken Horowitz, 99 Questions podcast host, Bob Buel, and America’s number 1 Sonic fan, Alex Brinegar.

    Video Version - https://youtu.be/nqfTRbK8Ybk



    Featuring:

    Ken Horowitz - @Sega16

    Site -  https://www.sega-16.com/

    Books and bio- https://www.amazon.com/Ken-Horowitz/e/B07BFY3D6L

    Bob Buel - @bobbbackwards

    99 Questions - https://twitter.com/99questionspod - https://anchor.fm/99questions

    Alex Brinegar - @clobberinthyme

    Graphic Design - https://alexbrinegar.wordpress.com/

    Werehog Review Club - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsf4hbVP0BHCLuDm-5dFLQ





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    • 1 hr 57 min
    The History of Sega: Part 1

    The History of Sega: Part 1

    From slot machines and photo booths, to arcades, to America’s leading video game company, this documentary-style episode explores Sega’s history with the help of Ken Horowitz.

    Journey back with us to discover how an early 1930’s father-son shop became a 1990’s video game juggernaut that seemed too big to fail.



    Featuring:

    Ken Horowitz of Sega-16.com

    https://www.amazon.com/Ken-Horowitz/e/B07BFY3D6L%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

    Bob Buel of 99 Questions

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/99-questions/id1504738284



    Episode Transcript:

    https://levelzeropod.com/2021/09/16/the-history-of-sega-part-1/ 


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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

BoysenB ,

Professional and comedic

Greg and Preston have come together to make Level Zero bigger than it was ever dreamed up to be. They’re now a living podcast/video network that produces the highest quality of content. As a team they’ve ushered in a new era of Level Zero and are never looking back. If you watch any piece of Level Zero media I can promise you two things, you will learn and you will laugh. What more can you ask for with your entertainment?

noooooob gamer ,

Great Podcast

Fantastic podcast. I knew nothing about video games before!

DanTheManN64 ,

Awesome!

Great insight to the video game word by a guy with genuine passion for the industry. Hilarious guest callers as well. Where’s my Xbox, I need to play some HALO!!!!!

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