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by mossy_11
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:26 am
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Topic: Shareware Heroes Book
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Re: Shareware Heroes Book

Thanks ClockWise! Always appreciate the signal boost. And at 80% funded in a week, I'm delighted to say that it looks like the Kickstarter will comfortably hit its goal — which is a great relief after the struggles we had with funding on Unbound. It also means that pretty soon I can stop worrying ab...
by mossy_11
Fri May 08, 2020 2:37 am
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Topic: Escape Velocity Override Remaster KickStarter
Replies: 21
Views: 3806

Re: Escape Velocity Override Remaster KickStarter

A Maelstrom remake in the new engine would be very cool, but I'd be surprised if they did it officially — likely more of a fan mod project. I talked to Peter after they launched the project. He's really passionate about getting this remaster done and, hopefully, moving on to the sequel he'd planned ...
by mossy_11
Fri May 08, 2020 2:27 am
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Topic: Old School Macintosh Shooters
Replies: 3
Views: 1611

Re: Old School Macintosh Shooters

Thanks guys. That was a fun article to write. (I've been learning a lot more lately about a few of the games mentioned in there, too, for a certain new project I'm working on. *hint* *hint*) The joy of having my work in a print+digital magazine again was offset somewhat by the disappointment of Old ...
by mossy_11
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:20 pm
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Topic: Ares 20th Anniv. Livestream
Replies: 4
Views: 3563

Re: Ares 20th Anniv. Livestream

Wow... this brings back memories. Ares was right at the end of my Ambrosia gaming experience; I fired it up, but never fully got into it before life took me elsewhere. I guess we're too late for an Avara livestream? I'd love to see some of the Avara masters have a go at it again with moonjumps and ...
by mossy_11
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: General Macintosh Emulation
Topic: SheepShaver: Power Pete runs fast!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3610

Re: SheepShaver: Power Pete runs fast!!

Also, regarding the name change, Mighty Mike was actually the title during development -- MacPlay changed it before release and Brian Greenstone never much liked their decision to go with Power Pete, so he was more than happy to change it on the shareware version when the opportunity presented itsel...
by mossy_11
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:05 am
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Topic: Return of the Obra Dinn
Replies: 2
Views: 3459

Re: Return of the Obra Dinn

I talked to the dev Lucas Pope about the game a few years back for a Gamasutra article: http://gamasutra.com/view/news/260368/Lucas_Pope_and_the_rise_of_the_1bit_ditherpunk_aesthetic.php Met him at PAX Australia last year, too, and had a nice chat. He's a big fan of the early Mac games era. And we b...
by mossy_11
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:48 am
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Topic: The Manhole livestream with Robyn Miller
Replies: 4
Views: 3286

Re: The Manhole livestream with Robyn Miller

Here's a replay for anyone who missed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kX5E7yOHJg Same replay is also at https://www.twitch.tv/videos/278446619 Robyn had lots of interesting stories to share. We played a bit of Cosmic Osmo as well, and even popped into Spelunx at the end. Next stream will probab...
by mossy_11
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:00 am
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Topic: The Manhole livestream with Robyn Miller
Replies: 4
Views: 3286

Re: The Manhole livestream with Robyn Miller

Maybe. I already know where to find Lauren Elliott (co-creator of Carmen Sandiego, worked on Shufflepuck Café and many other games) — he's working with Will Wright on a new thing . Doug Carlston is apparently still fairly accessible, too. Beyond that, I'm not sure. But probably some of the other peo...
by mossy_11
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:42 am
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Topic: The Manhole livestream with Robyn Miller
Replies: 4
Views: 3286

The Manhole livestream with Robyn Miller

I'm doing another history of Mac gaming livestream next week. This time I'll have Robyn Miller joining me to talk about Cyan's first game, The Manhole, in celebration of its 30th anniversary. We may talk about some other stuff, too, like Cyan's other games and HyperCard and the early Mac in general....
by mossy_11
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:23 am
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Topic: The Secret History of Mac Gaming
Replies: 8
Views: 4474

Re: The Secret History of Mac Gaming

I think I'll be doing a livestream sometime soon with Charlie Jackson and Eric Zocher in which we talk about Dark Castle and the Silicon Beach days. It was going to be last month, but I got sidetracked with other stuff. There are also excerpts on Ars Technica (the Pippin chapter): https://arstechnic...
by mossy_11
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:33 am
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Topic: Classic Mac Games Livestream
Replies: 11
Views: 4919

Re: Classic Mac Games Livestream

Which made me think: I'll have to request our local library get a copy or two of your book :) Oh, yes. Libraries. Definitely wanting to get the book into as many libraries as possible. One of the things still on my post-release to-do list is to contact a few libraries I use about getting copies and...
by mossy_11
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Classic Mac Games Livestream
Replies: 11
Views: 4919

Re: Classic Mac Games Livestream

108 uniques, apparently, which is better than I expected. Total views was 168, so some probably left for a bit and came back. 18 people participated in the chat. Average viewer count across the duration was also 18, with a peak of 26 about half an hour in (and again about one hour in). And there wer...
by mossy_11
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:41 am
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Topic: Classic Mac Games Livestream
Replies: 11
Views: 4919

Re: Classic Mac Games Livestream

Thanks for helping spread the word, guys. I was planning to post about it on MacScene and a few other places but forgot amidst all the preparations of the actual games and streaming setup (not to mention the several hours of Mario Odyssey I played for the weekend). I'll definitely announce the next ...
by mossy_11
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Secret History of Mac Gaming
Replies: 8
Views: 4474

Re: The Secret History of Mac Gaming

Makes me happy to have known Mossy when he was still just a spore :D This book really is a great snapshot of a special history, and worth the read. Heh, I have fond memories of the late-90s/early-2000s heyday of emulation on the Mac, and of excitedly discovering emulation.net and Mac.EmuScene/MacSc...
by mossy_11
Sun May 29, 2016 8:25 am
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Topic: Audio documentary on The Manhole (Cyan's first game)
Replies: 0
Views: 2880

Audio documentary on The Manhole (Cyan's first game)

I pulled out some bits from my book interviews with Robyn and Rand Miller to put together an audio documentary on how they got started making games. Enjoy! http://ludiphilia.net/podcast/6-the-manhole (OR iTunes direct link: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/6-the-manhole/id1045649972?i=1000369...
by mossy_11
Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:10 am
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Topic: The Secret History of Mac Gaming book
Replies: 9
Views: 7121

Re: The Secret History of Mac Gaming book

looks super cool! Just one question, what is that Author's shed one would get access to? It's Unbound's equivalent to Kickstarter updates. By pledging you get access to any private (i.e., backer-only) posts I make. Right now most updates will be public, but I'll probably flip that around and make m...
by mossy_11
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:03 pm
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Topic: The Secret History of Mac Gaming book
Replies: 9
Views: 7121

The Secret History of Mac Gaming book

My side project of the past two years: https://unbound.co.uk/books/macgaming It's a narrative-style history of Mac gaming, full of stories about the people, communities, and ideas behind the Mac games of the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. If you've enjoyed my feature articles on MacScene, Ars, and elsew...
by mossy_11
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:11 am
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Topic: F/A-18 Hornet now on iOS
Replies: 0
Views: 3241

F/A-18 Hornet now on iOS

Another classic Mac games has finally made its way onto iOS, and from the original developers no less. https://itunes.apple.com/app/fa-18-hornet-combat-jet-flight/id971855056?mt=8 I've only played through a couple of the tutorials at this point, but it seems to be a pretty solid update to the old Ma...
by mossy_11
Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:29 am
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Topic: Old Glider Versions
Replies: 5
Views: 5573

Re: Old Glider Versions

After a solid decade of lurking I figured it was about time I signed up. I'm writing all over the place these days. Doing big features for Ars Technica, regular science-y stuff at Gizmag, and semi-regular game dev-centric work for Gamasutra plus occasional contributions to each of several other site...
by mossy_11
Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:23 am
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Topic: Old Glider Versions
Replies: 5
Views: 5573

Re: Old Glider Versions

This site has Glider PRO, Glider 4, and two extra level sets.
http://www.scuzzstuff.org/gliderpro/

Looks like Mac Garden has them now, too.
http://macintoshgarden.org/author/john-calhoun