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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