Podcast in 2010

von Moritz am 28.12.2010 (4.816 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

Transcript of the podcast published on December 28th, 2010. I am ending my little series of memory segments for groundbreaking game companies of the past talking about one of my favourite companies: Iron Crown Enterprises, or short: I.C.E. (not to be confused with the fast trains used in the German railway system). This company was […]

von Moritz am 1.12.2010 (29.035 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

Transcript of the podcast published on December 1st, 2010. I have just come back from BGG con and it was a blast to meet all you Dice Tower fans out there. Thank you for all the great moments I had there – the Dice Tower fans are the best! But I have to hurry on […]

von Moritz am 1.11.2010 (1.582 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

Transcript of the podcast published on November 1st, 2010. This time I want to talk about another company that existed some time ago but which has left its mark on the gaming scene, and this company is called “Games Workshop”. “What?” you may ask, “Games Workshop? But they are alive and kicking and very much […]

von Moritz am 15.10.2010 (1.426 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

Transcript of the podcast published on October 15th, 2010. As one of the more unusual and quirky game companies, Yaquinto was always its own beast.  It existed only for short 4 years and was founded at a time when wargaming was already on its way out in mass popularity, 1979. But in these 4 short […]

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von Moritz am 30.09.2010 (1.384 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

Transcript of the podcast published on September 30th, 2010. TimJim/Prism Games – both names work – was always a small company and never a big player on the market, but in their short life – they closed down business 1998 – they managed to put out a small but extremely influential portfolio of pretty outstanding […]

von Moritz am 10.09.2010 (2.210 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

Transcript of the podcast published on July 16th, 2010. This time I am going to talk about a German game company that few of you will know, but which was extremely influential in the rise of the Euro Game phenomenon in Germany. The company was called… Hexagames. For 10 years, 1982 to 1992 – which […]

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von Moritz am 16.07.2010 (1.496 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

Transcript of the podcast published on July 16th, 2010. After looking at some of the most important game companies of the US let’s move over the big pond to small and crowded Europe, and to a country that was nearly lost to gamers at that particular time in the past: Italy. That is until International […]

von Moritz am 2.06.2010 (3.759 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

Transcript of the podcast published on June 2nd, 2010. SPI, or Simulations Publications Incorporated, was to Avalon Hill what Marvel was and is to DC Comics: the former new kid on the block, which then went on to become a bit louder, a bit more in your face, a bit more bang for your bucks […]

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von Moritz am 24.05.2010 (28.429 mal gelesen, keine Kommentare)

Transcript of the podcast published on May 24th, 2010. GMT’s hugely successful tactical WWII combat game “Combat Commander” is an interesting case. It proves that game design and rules design play an important part in the success of a game, perhaps even more so than a theme. And let’s be honest: WWII tactical combat has […]

von Moritz am 13.05.2010 (3.654 mal gelesen, 1 Kommentar)

Transcript of the podcast published 13 May 2010: How can we not talk about one of the greatest game companies ever when following up last week’s segment about 3M: and that company was called Avalon Hill! Now many of you will say: “but why, Avalon Hill still exists, aren’t they the publishers of Axis and […]