In this episode Steve and I discuss the games Tempest and Yars' Revenge and how they represented a change, at least to us, in the home and arcade gaming experience. We also have some home brew news, and a new song from Tony Longworth
Written, Edited, Produced by Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton
Branding by Daryl Litts
Additional music - “Spineless Wannabe Tinpot Dictator” By Tony Longworth
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In our quest to discover the secrets of programming 8 and 16 bit computers this season, we caught up with Dan Kitchen, a true survivor of the 80's video game crash, still making games today. In fact, he's on a quest to build and publish a brand new set of games for the Atari VCS n the spirit of Activision, the company he and his brothers Garry and Steve once worked for and ran the east coast branch We Catch Steve and Dan Talking about Dan’s new game and then start to dig into the History of the Kitchen Brothers In part 2 we get into deeper topics including Gary Kitchen’s game Maker,which Dan ported to the Apple II and created all of the demo games for the Commodore 64 version. Its a piece of software that as an Atari 800 user we were very jealous of not having on our own machine. Http://www.dankitchen.com ...
The Atari 400 was a games machine masked as an entry-level computer computer. When it was released in 1979, it could play Atari’s killer-app “Star Raiders” just as well as it’s more serious, older brother the Atari 800. At the same time, the Atari 400 acted as a gateway for many kids to the world of programming. In this episode we explore how we were first introduced to the Atari 400, the first few amazing games we played on it, and how it sparked dreams of being a computer programmer. The story in this episode was written and produced by Steve Fulton with music from Tony Longworth. Show Notes Gamasutra “Atari 1971-1977” :Gamasutra - The History of Atari: 1971-1977 Gamasutra “Atari 1978-1981” :Gamasutra - Atari: The Golden Years -- A History, 1978-1981 Antic Pix Ten - 10 great games (atarimagazines.com) Miner 2049er History (archive.org) An interview with Bill Hogue from 1983 - Atari 8-Bit Computers - AtariAge Forums ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast: ANTIC Interview 94 - Bill Hogue, Miner 2049er (libsyn.com) Written,edited, Produced by Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton Branding by Daryl Litts The song “Everything Changes But It All Stays The Same” by Tony Longworth used by permission. ...
In the 80's we sold all of our Atari 800 discs and lost all of our youthful programs BASIC programs and creative output forever. Or so we thought.A few weeks ago we discovered a lost "treasure": an audio tape from 1984 that we never remembered recording of us using one of our programs. With the help of musician Tony Longworth, we embarked on quest to plumbs the depths of this computer audio ephemera, the Pokey audio chip and how it was the cornerstone of much of the Atari "Into The Vertical Blank" experience. Features a remix by Tony Longworth. Written, edited, produced by Steve Fulton, Jeff Fulton Branding by Daryl Litts Music "Pokey Remix" by Tony Longworth . Find Tony on Bandcamp Here:Tony Longworth (bandcamp.com) Theme by Brian TravisTitle: Into The Vertical Blank theme Words & music by Brian Travis (c)(p)2021 Taste This Moment Music ASCAPhttp://www.briantravisband.com/ Links: The Retro Hour UK Podcast Unfinished Atari Jaguar FMV Game American Hero Coming to Console – Push Square Ultima Forever Press Reset Book by Jason Schreier and Ray Chase Music Video of New Theme by Brian Travis : Video by 8bitrock Studios Wikipedia Article Pokey Chip Our Pokey Sound Player Tool PokeyONE – Atari POKEY Chip Replacement for Atari Arcade Games Starting Line: A sound introduction (atarimagazines.com) Atarimania.com Mule Page Nothing Special – Pokey Tunes Video Atari Books and References noted:Atari Graphics and Arcade Game Design-Chapter 8 (atariarchives.org) Atari Program Exchange: Sound Editor (atariarchives.org) ...