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Matt Chat 205: Bill Volk on Avalon Hill

In the second installment of my interview with Bill Volk, we chat about his days at Avalon Hill and the dawn of the computer games industry. Bill was a programming machine, writing games and ports for TRS-80, Commodore Pet, Atari 400s, and CoCo! We also talk about his games Controller and Voyager.

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Matt Chat 204: Bill Volk Part One

This is the first installment of my interview with Playscreen co-founder and Avalon/Activision veteran Bill Volk. An industry veteran with 30+ years experience, Bill is the man to talk to about the current state of affairs and where the future lies for Ouya, Facebook and mobile gaming, and Google Glasses. In this part of the interview we focus on his current projects.

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Matt Chat 203: Frayed Knights

This episode is a review of Jay Barnson's Frayed Knights game, an indie RPG with lots of humor and turn-based combat.

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Matt Chat 202: Jeff Tunnell on Tribes, Torque, and More

Jeff is back this week for one last installment. Topics covered include Tribes, the Torque Game Engine, Indie games, why Microsoft shot itself in the foot with Xbone, and some "tough love" advice for aspiring game developers.

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Matt Chat 201: Jeff Tunnell Part Three

Dynamix founder Jeff Tunnell is back this week to give his views on educational software, patents, Sierra, and behind-the-scenes looks at Betrayal at Krondor, Incredible Machines, and Sid & Al.

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Matt's spacey tune

What do you guys think of my latest stab at a Tangerine Dream-like piece?

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Matt Chat 200: Jeff Tunnell on Red Baron, Willy Beamish, and Rise of the Red Dragon

In my 200th episode of Matt Chat, Jeff Tunnell, founder of Dynamix, returns to talk about his company's greatest hits, which probably aren't the games you're thinking of. Then he talks about his fall out with Electronic Arts. Needless to say, if you're a fan of classic adventure games or flight sims, you won't be able to turn away from this episode.


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Matt Chat 199: Interview with Jeff Tunnell Pt. 1

In the first slice of my interview with Dynamix founder Jeff Tunnell, we chat about his latest projects, including Contraption Maker and why Jeff doesn't like Apple or Google's app stores. Then we talk about his background and how he met Damon Slye and Ken Williams. Then we talk about Stellar 7 and Arctic Fox, one of my favorite Amiga games.

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Matt Chat 198: Red Baron

This episode takes a look at Dynamix's 1990 hit Red Baron, a fun (but maddeningly difficult!) flight simulator set during World War I. You can get your own copy of the game at GOG for only $5. Download the video here.

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Matt's Podcast June Edition

Hi, guys, I had the itch to do an audio podcast today, so here ya go! Don't expect slick production values, though--this is just some off-the-cuff stuff about all the exciting things Bill and I have been working on. Those projects include the forthcoming Vintage Game Consoles book, Frayed Knights II dungeons, and of course Matt Chat interviews and retrospectives. If you'd like to propose topics for me to cover in future episodes, please do so below!
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Now back to work!

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