Ultima: Exodus to Akalabeth


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TCW Podcast Episode 142 - Ultima: Exodus to Akalabeth

In this episode we look at the legendary series of Ultima! We look at the lead up inspiration, and influences that led to the creation of Ultima. This episode ties in heavily with our look at Origin Systems. In this we use the creation of Ultima as a microcosm of the development of the PC industry. The plight of the bedroom coder. Wanting to make cool games, finding themselves thrust into a wider PC game world, and the eventual whirlwind of having publishers involved. We mainly focus on how the creation of the games mirrors Richard's growth as a game designer and eventually perfecting the base formula with Ultima III.

TCW 038 - Origin Story: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/origin-story-1489274251/

TCW 117 - Wing Commander: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/wing-commander-1593278423/

Introduction to the Society of Creative Anachronism : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=046bs9DY7QY

Escape: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM2tb0-9uyg

Download Akalabeth: https://www.gog.com/game/akalabeth_world_of_doom

Apple II - Akalabeth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKAlDUu7zko

Apple II - Ultima I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrQFzWO4pYo

Apple II - Lemonade Stand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dUbDDmXp2I

Trailer for Time Bandits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vioocIR0gHQ

Apple II - Ultima II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts-zYdjDyAI

TCW 039 - On-Line Systems: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/on-line-systems/

TCW 040 - Sierra On-Line: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/sierra-on-line/

TCW 114 - The Wizards of Sir-Tech: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-wizards-of-sir-tech/

TCW 115 - The Return of the Sdraziw of Sir-Tech: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-return-of-the-sdraziw-of-sir-tech/

Apple II - Ultima III: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FvHQI2qSKQ

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Alex's Video Game History Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

Alex's book is available for preorder and should be released through CRC Press in December 2019: http://bit.ly/TCWBOOK1

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

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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