Welcome back to The SEGA Lounge! This week, we welcome to the show Darren Doyle, of Greyfox Books, to discuss a new Mega Drive book currently being funded through Kickstarter: Mega Book Collection. The SEGA Lounge is proud to be an official endorser of this project.
Joining KC this week is industry legend David Warhol, developer in the early days of Intellivision and founder of Realtime Associates, responsible for many games released on SEGA systems, including Bug! and its sequel, Bug Too! Mr. Warhol tells us many stories of his career in video games and even how RTA was, at one point, supposed to develop a 3D Sonic game for the Saturn.
Joining KC on The Lounge this week is Eli Galindo, founder and owner of Piko Interactive, a company which has been acquiring video game licenses and releasing new games for retro systems. Eli talks about the company's history and also shares some details about their upcoming Kickstarter project to bring to fruition a long-lost project from the Mega Drive's past - Cybernauts: The Next Breed.
This week, I'm joined by Jord Odell, E-commerce and Social Media Manager at SEGA Shop Europe, which includes both the UK and European storefronts. Jord is the marketing wizard that connects the fans and Numskull, the people running the shop. She kindly agreed to have a chat with me about her career and her love for video games and was also kind enough to let me put her through another brutal edition of The SEGA Lounge Challenge.
This week's guest is Mikael Tillander, the Swedish developer behind a fairly recent Mega Drive game called Tänzer. It's a blend of different genres, the most notable ones being platformer, hack 'n' slash and shoot-em-up. A fast-paced action game with an amazing soundtrack that you can get for your Mega Drive or Genesis in physical format. I talk to Mikael about his hobby as a video game developer, his newfound love for the SEGA Mega Drive and what to expect from him in the future. Check it out.
Celebrating International Podcast Day in advance, this week's guests are James and Dan, aka The SEGAGUYS, a couple of veteran SEGA fans who host The SEGAGUYS RetroPod. I had a great time recording this interview and learning about the guys' love for SEGA and how they got together to start the podcast. I also learned a lot about how playing Sega Rally can be a meditative experience. Listen to the episode if you want to know more about this awesome SEGA podcast.
Welcome back to The SEGA Lounge. After a break of two weeks, we're back with Maciej Baron, of Good Praxis and lead dev and composer of ASAP PLZ, a new game for the Mega Drive. Find out more about Maciej's history, including his love for Sonic and hacking Sonic games, as well as the story behind this free 16-bit that centers around office work.
It's time for our tie-in with issue #3 of Mega Visions magazine. This time, we have with us Gwenael 'Fonzie' Godde, founder of Watermelon Games. Listen as he talks about his past projects and an upcoming physical release for the Mega Drive/Genesis: Paprium. Also, don't miss our review of Puyo Puyo Tetris!
This week, we have a chat with Michael Mendheim and Rob McCallum, here to tell us all about Mutant Football League, the revival of the 16-bit classic Mutant League Football.
This week, on The SEGA Lounge, we have Mr. Din, admin of Streets of Rage Online and the Brawlers Avenue community. Learn more about the fansite as well as his projects to revive the SOR franchise.
This week, we welcome back Ken Horowitz to the show and learn more about his book "Playing at the Next Level". He also reveals his plans for an upcoming book dedicated to another piece of SEGA history. - Follow Sega-16 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sega16 - Check out Ken's book: https://www.amazon.com/Playing-Next-Level-History-American/dp/078649994X
Celebrating the 23rd anniversary of the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, we did another 'Memories' episode, featuring regular panelists Kopke and Awinnerwasyou. Join us as we reminisce and Donnie renames all the zones in both the 16-bit and 8-bit versions of the game.
This time, KC and Donnie are joined by Greg Johnson, co-creator of the classic ToeJam & Earl series. Find out more about the history of past games (some SEGAducation!) and what's in store for the funky duo in ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove. Back the project on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1578116861/toejam-and-earl-back-in-the-groove
This week, the Mega Drive turned 26 years old in Japan, so we decided to invite some friends over to reminisce on the glorious days of SEGA's 16-bit machine. Join KC, Awinnerwasyou and Steve from the Opus Science Collective as they look back at the best and worst games for the system. Also, Donnie's back!
Can we get guests that are even crazier than SSF1991 and KC? Well, this week we find out the answer by talking to the guys behind the 16-bit Audiophile Project, donluca and Roareye. Join us as we discuss this awesome musical project, this week's news and anything else you can think of, really.