I can think of very few "edutainment" titles that have inspired the deep, long-lasting veneration earned by MECC's The Oregon Trail. Originally a mainframe game, The Oregon Trail was designed by three student teachers at Carleton College in Minnesota. It was a nice collaboration--Don Rawitsch was a history instructor, whereas Bill Heinemeann and Paul Dillenberger were math teachers. The three of them put their heads together to figure out a way to use computers to teach kids, and Don's historical background gave him the key insights necessary to create The Oregon Trail.
LOL, pretty funny stuff here, and well produced! Just how cool is Little Miss Gamer, eh? :)
My latest video in support of my friend TER who runs the ZAP online Classic Gaming website and forums and who was the creator of the ZAP! Fanzine back in the early 90's.
Welcome to the weekend with Matt Chat 5, covering another of the all-time greatest retrogaming classics. This week I look at Acornsoft's Elite, the pioneering space-trading game that made such a huge impact in the mid 1980s on the BBC Micro and other platforms.
Welcome to the weekend with Matt Chat #4: M.U.L.E.! So, leave those multiple-use labor elements alone for awhile and check out my new YouTube video!
It took some money and effort, but here it is: Matt Chat #3! This week, I cover the classic Amiga game Defender of the Crown. Please watch, comment, discuss, and enjoy!
Matt Chat #2: Myst is now live! Please watch, subscribe, rate it, comment on it, have fun!
I tried to tweak the audio and what not this go round, so let me know what you think.
Hi, everyone. I hope you enjoy my first-ever effort to make a video! Matt Chat #1: Pool of Radiance. Please let me know what you think and feel free to give me tips or suggestions for future episodes. Just keep in mind that this is my first attempt at this, so be gentle. :)
Welcome to a very special The Goodnight Gamer - Episode 2, on the serious topic of Manbags, shot on the Flip camera.