TCW Podcast Episode 093 - Books-B-Ware
We look at what was largely a footnote in video game history. However it is notable as an early attempt at the integration of traditional media and the computer revolution. There are parallels between bookware and the Siliwood era that came after. Many of the games were stifled by the limitations in hardware at the time. Still there are some notable collaborations between programmers and writers that provide an interesting take on what was to come.
The Digital Antiquarian - Bookware: https://www.filfre.net/2013/09/bookware/
The Hobbit Text Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WJW-xB4mwg
HGTTG Babel fish Puzzle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf_2faXuxEo
Ford puts Babel fish in Arthur's ear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuumnjJWFO4
HGTTG Text Adventure Game 30th Anniversary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-game-30th-anniversary-edition
Star Raiders Atari 8-bit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_VDM8nC9sM
Mind wheel: on Apple II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODKy8-c-If8
Rendezvous with Rama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VMbPzf_pq8
Fahrenheit 451: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnET12whCYs
EA Amnesia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl5lJSwF890
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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode - Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode
Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love
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