'thief' Episodes

UMBCast 047 - Beneath a Steel Sky

     3/14/2014

Welcome to episode 47 where we discuss the 1994 Revolution Studios adventure, Beneath A Steel Sky.

First though, the news:

Thief 4 has released to mixed reviews.

Jane Jensen's Moebius: Empire Rising now has a release date and it's soon!

The BBC has released a free remake of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text adventure in celebration of its 30th anniversary. Play it for free online!

Peter Molyneux and 22 Cans have released a big update to Godus in light of some negative feedback.

We then get on to the main event, Beneath a Steel Sky. We talk about all the usual suspects and a few listener emails.

Get Beneath a Steel Sky for FREE on GoG:
http://www.gog.com/game/beneath_a_steel_sky

Get Beneath a Steel Sky from SCUMMVM:
http://scummvm.org/games/#sky

Beneath a Steel Sky Enhanced Soundtrack Project:
http://www.jameswoodcock.co.uk/2011/11/21/my-beneath-a-steel-sky-enhanced-soundtrack-version-1-0-released-for-scummvm/

Next time, I'll be talking about the 1991 platformer, Another World.


UMBCast 039 - Populous

     10/22/2013

It's episode 39 where I will be discussing the iconic 1989 Bullfrog god game, Populous.

But first a little bit of news:

Last time we talked about Rand Miller and Cyan getting back together fr a project. Well, it's out and it's called Obduction. It is a spiritual sucessor to Myst and Riven.

Next, in Thief news, The Dark Mod, a Thief mod for Doom 3 has released it's second version. Dark Mod 2.0 is now standalone and does not require any resources from Doom 3.

We then get to the main topic, the Populous series. We cover all the usual suspects and also read an email from Paul where he talks about building his own version of Populous during Lionhead's Creative Day in 2011.

Buy Populous on GoG:
http://www.gog.com/game/populous?pp=1106a1dda2d680438ecfb0bb70fd479c55a1791f

Buy Populous 2 on GoG:
http://www.gog.com/game/populous_2?pp=1106a1dda2d680438ecfb0bb70fd479c55a1791f

Buy Populous: The Beginning on GoG:
http://www.gog.com/game/populous_the_beginning?pp=1106a1dda2d680438ecfb0bb70fd479c55a1791f

Next time I'll be covering the 1995 LucasArts FPS, Dark Forces.


UMBCast 036 - Lemmings

     9/2/2013

It's episode 36 where we discuss the 1991 Psygnosis action puzzler, Lemmings.

The news:

GoG.com has released their indie portal where devs can go to submit their games for sale.

EA and Mythic are developing a new version of Dungeon Keeper for Android and iOS. it will be free to play with in-app purchases.

The Bureau: X-COM Declassified has released to middling reviews.

SimCity for Mac launched, it didn't go well.

The first preview of Star Citizen, the Hangar module, has released.

We then get to the main topic, the Lemmings series. We discuss the gameplay and dev story in detail and then talk about all the official sequels as well as read some great listener emails.

Play Lemmings online:
http://www.elizium.nu/scripts/lemmings/

Download the Lemmings shareware demo:
http://www.classicdosgames.com/game/Lemmings.html

Next week, we'll be moving to the tail end of the time frame of the show with the 1998 stealth action game, Thief: The Dark Project.


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