Gaming History 101

Know Your Roots

Podcast: Genre Study of Platformers (Part 1)

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This week Fred and Jam begin to tackle the evolution of genres.  One of the biggest and earliest influences is definitely the Platformer.  In this episode they discuss the early instances, gameplay mechanics, and eventually what comes to define the genre.  In what will have to be a multi-part series, this episode covers a majority of 1978-1990.

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Written by Fred Rojas

February 10, 2016 at 11:00 am

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  1. Wrong file link, please fix.


    February 11, 2016 at 6:52 am

  2. The link is for the wrong episode, that’s last week’s episode, Don’t Call It A Comeback

    Sparky Kestrel

    February 11, 2016 at 10:24 pm

  3. Sorry guys, I screwed up the link first and then WordPress didn’t alert me to the comments until now. It is fixed. Hopefully this sees you getting the right ep. I also am aware of the background hum, I know that problem too and it will be fixed come next episode.

    Fred Rojas

    February 12, 2016 at 9:42 am

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