Dean Swain (AKA Swainy), Steve Erickson (AKA Press Play On Tape) and Paul Driscoll (AKA The Drisk) takes a look at some of the forgotten gaming heroes of yesteryear. We have tried to concentrate on the more computer based platformer from days gone by. So come and join in as Retro Asylum reminisces about some of our favourite platform heroes, including Pitfall Harry, Monty Mole, Rick Dangerous, Bonk, James Pond, Chuck Rock and Zool. Also in this episode we announce the winner of our ZX Spectrum Visual Compendium competition, so if you entered, make sure you listen to see if you're the lucky winner. Also come join the Retro Asylum Club, and get a totally free digital quarterly magazine. To join just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and enjoy the fun.
In the first episode of Indie Asylum Paul Davies chats with the gaming industry’s ‘Indie Champion’ Shahid Ahmad. During his ten years heading up Sony’s Strategic Content division in the UK Shahid has played a pivotal role in enabling independent developers to launch games across Sony’s platforms. We not only talk about how Shahid fostered relationships with developers during his time at Sony but we also touch on his game making track record, and his new career jumping back over the fence to become a game developer once again. If you’ve ever heard Shahid talk before you’ll know that he’s a hugely entertaining and engaging guy and he’s the one person we were determined to appear on our debut episode.
Welcome to episode 134, where Paul Driscoll AKA The Drisk and Matt Lamborne AKA Metz look through some hidden arcade, obscure gems for our listeners to track down and play. So come and have a listen, and let us know your views on our suggested game titles.
In the fifth Bytesize episode of Retro Asylum, Steve chats to old friends of the show Sam Dyer and Matt Wilsher. Discussing everything from Matt’s leaving the show to Sam’s books to singing some praise for the ZX Spectrum, they even manage to throw in a little announcement and a chance to win a ZX Spectrum Visual Compendium.