February 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
bonus, interview, mac
For any of you who aren't aware, last week was the 35th anniversary of the release of the original Mac. I published a Medium article to celebrate the milestone, and here now you can listen to an audio version of that — 14 current and former game developers talking about the early Macintosh computer and how it inspired them to make something insanely great.
November 4th, 2017 | Season 1 | 11 mins 55 secs
8-bit, art, bonus, business, cancelled game, mark ferrari, marketing, soundbite, tv game, x-men
The story of a cancelled X-Men TV controller game, as told by former LucasArts illustrator Mark Ferrari, who is a world-renowned and innovative pixel artist responsible for popularising multiple graphical techniques — including dithering, colour cycling, and palette shifting. And an inside look at the downside of having marketing-focused gatekeepers in charge of what products hit store shelves.