Gamer Profile: Richard Garriott

Richard Garriott de Cayeux is an English-American video game developer and entrepreneur. He is also known as his alter egos Lord British in Ultima and General British in Tabula Rasa....

Gamer Profile: Walter Day

Walter Aldro Day, Jr. is an American businessman, historian, and the founder of Twin Galaxies, a video game related company. Day is an authority on video game scorekeeping records who in 2010 retired ...

Profiled: Nick Clarkson

On this episode of GPS we talked with Nick Clarkson a true gamer who has not only played a large number of classic PC games, but was a pioneer with gaming magazines in the U.K. and worked with a numbe...

Profiled: Ray Willmott

This episode of GPS takes us across the pond to the U.K. Wales to be exact, where we talked with Ray Willmott of Big Cake Games on their upcoming game for PS4 and PC titled. Cold Horizon. This is the ...

Profile: Hollyanne Setola

Alt F4 was honored to feature Hollyanne Setola in our latest episode where we talked about her history of gaming from being introduced to gaming by her grandmother who worked at NASA, to her Counter S...

Profiled: Judy L. Tyrer

When you have a passion for games that stays with you your entire life and the drive and focus to peruse what you want in life you can achieve great things. That was just one of the many things we lea...

Profiled: Paul Elsy

Paul shared some insights about his journey from being a classic gamer and his love of games like Dune and Sonic the hedgehog to studying Robotics at University before volunteering with the community ...

Profiled: Ichiro Lambe

We talked with Ichiro Lambe from Dejobaan games their incredible game, Elegy for a Dead World where you explore dead civilizations, write about what you find, and share your stories with the world. Yo...

Profiled: Kevin Mentz

When you have a company known for great games you become even more curious about the people behind them so when we had a chance to talk with Kevin Mentz from Daedalic Entertainment we were excited to ...

Profiled: Derek Smart

When you have a chance to talk with someone who created over 17 games you’re going to want to pick his brain on the state of gaming today in comparison to gaming in the past. Derek and his independe...

Profiled: Aidan Price

We sat down with Aidan Price from East Asia Soft to talk about their upcoming game Lost Sea and about Aidan's gaming influences which included classic games such as the original Super Mario Bros. and ...

Profiled: Brad Smith

Gamer Profiles heads to the great white north to talk with developer, Brad Smith on his latest project titled, Lizard. His Kickstarter brings us a cool platformer for the NES where you explore an 8-bi...

Gamer Profile: Loris Malek

We’ve talked with fantastic people from around the world and Loris from Moon Spider is no different. Their game, Harold is an interesting mix between Pitfall and Lemmings that gives you that hardcor...

Gamer Profile: Jan Kavan

CBE Software is an independent video game studio in the Czech Republic that has released a number of games including their current game, the fantastic, J.U.L.I.A: Among the Stars We had a chance to ta...

Gamer Profile: Agustín Cordes

Senscape was founded in 2010 and released the award winning title, Scratches. Agustin is a true fan of classic games specially horror and adventure games such as Kings Quest and Alone in the Dark. He ...

Gamer Profile: James C. Burns

I blew a lot of lunch money on that bad boy, but what really hooked me was when I got my first GAMEBOY… I loved the game for a simple reason….endless ammo!!! and endless replays..well... until h...

Gamer Profile: Todd Friedman

Todd Friedman is a World record holder in DJ Hero and DJ Hero 2 as well as other records on the Nintendo Wii and the original Nintendo Entertainment system. An avid game collector, Todd owns over 1700...

Gamer Profile: Dave Vogt

In the end, not Mega Man, not Mario, not even Castlevania could take that spot. It had to be Zelda. This was the game that changed everything for me. The feeling of awe that overwhelmed me the first t...

Gamer Profile: Carrie Swidecki

There was something cute about those twin dragons Bub and Bob that hooked me into the game. Plus I loved the simplicity of the graphics and the background music. This was the 1st game that I became ob...

Troy Doerner: Cosplay Deviants

My favorite classic game would have to be the original Dragon Quest. I remember playing it when I was younger and spending hours simply exploring what (at the time) was a massive open world. I also lo...

Gamer Profile: Stephen Barton

I loved 3D Monster Maze on the Spectrum ZX, but Doom really reset the bar entirely. The soundtrack was awesome (especially given the resources available), but what really got me hooked was that it was...

Marty Newcomb: Raising My Superkid!

Ultima VII (including its follow-up, The Serpent Isle) was one of the first games I remember playing where you could do almost anything in the world that you wanted to. It was enormous, with seemingly...

Gamer Profile: Jay Mohr

I loved Donkey Kong Jr. and spent so many rolls of quarters on it. There was also Dig Dug at my local Ihop and I wore that out too. I wasn't particularly good at Dig Dug but I loved digging and diggin...

Gamer Profile: Evan Hahn

Windforge is a steampunk building block RPG, with fully buildable airships. It's kind of like a mix of Contra and Minecraft with flying airships. It's a game that embraces freedom, creativity, and cha...

Profiled: Daryl Rodriguez & Jeanette Garcia

World 1-1 is the first in a documentary series on the history of video games. This chapter is about the early years including Atari and how they helped to create a new industry. It focuses on the busi...

Gamer Profile: The Unallied

More than all other games, the original Pokemon was a game that hides its complex mechanics under a dead-simple interface. I like many Nintendo games for this reason, but I'm still impressed with how ...

Gamer Profile: Ryan Culver

Now one of my most memorable video game experiences was playing the original NES at my friend’s house as a kid and working every night to beat Super Mario Bros. It was by far the most popular and t...

Amrack’s Gamer Profile

So my name originated from my youth (like most people). To me a name is like a connection to the past that you can never experience again; it's a memory of what I once was. When I was little (~8 years...

Gamer Profile: Cambria Edwards

I didn't have gaming consoles growing up, but my cousins did and I was over there all the time. Donkey Kong was one of the first games I ever played and I fell in love. Whenever a new console came out...

Gamer Profile: Ashly Burch

I really like games that are deceptively complex and that don't hold your hand at all. One of my favorite modern games is Spelunky, as a point of reference. Harvest Moon is actually incredibly nuanced...

Gamer Profile: William Watterson

4-player Warlords tournaments are the most fun you can have with any gaming system. That grinding sound effect and flashing screen when you toast someone? Brutal. Empowering. Priceless. Unforgettable...

Dominique Vial: Domsware

We were on our final "lycée" studies and we needed to prepare THE french exam named "baccalauréat". It's very important to make a big score to this exam because it's the passcard to university and H...

Kevin Cerdà: BeautiFun Games

This isn't a really known game. However, I believe that it was really innovative at the moment it appeared. It was made by Mythos games, with Julian Gollop, creator of X-COM. In Magic & Mayhem you rea...

Paul Stephen-Davis: Retro Army

“I’m ultimately making this game for the players. I firmly believe that what players want is what should go in the game. They are our customers at the end of the day, and in my experience what the...

Tony Oakden: Charlie Dog Games

Exile first appeared on the BBC Micro in 1988 and later on the Amiga. It's one of only a handful of games to score 10/10 in Edge magazine. Years ahead of it's time it uses physics, emergent AI and pr...

Septian Ganendra: PST Team

I'm the founder as well as the main programmer of PST Team, a small indie game developer based in Surabaya, Indonesia. I've been passionate about gaming since kid, when my father bought me something c...

John Getty: Exato Game Studios

As an entrepreneur and gamer by nature, I always wanted to create video games. It started very early in middle school as I modded games like Starcraft and Command and Conquer: Red Alert, then dabbled ...

Gamer Profile: Joymasher

I think (Super Mario Bros 3) is a fantastic game running on a super limited hardware, a real miracle for that time....

Thais Weiller: JoyMasher

I just love beautiful well done 2D graphics and both of these games grab me at first because of that. I grew to love them, however, for very different reasons. I love the sense of solitude and utilita...

Eva Tran: Spacetime Studios

I really got into the art style and the accessible, modern setting of Earthbound. You hung out with jazz musicians, took the bus and had to call mom when you got homesick. It was a funny, well paced l...

Will Brierly: Soda Drinker Pro

I love both of these games for different reasons. Burgertime because I love the gameplay, and it's a game that I've consistently come back to since a little kid, I still can't get very far in it but ...

Axel Schmidt: GameDuell

Due to its unrivalled presentation, its compelling storyline, the unique races and characters and the enormous strategic gameplay depth and balancing StarCraft has continued to keep my fascination ali...

Jonathan Malave: Kuroato Media

It's the only game I have ever played over and over again, and never got bored of it. I love Japanese Anime; Final Fantasy 7 always gave me the feeling like I was taking part of an anime or something....

Gamer Profile: John A Pompa

I love all games. Both old and new, but the classic/retro ones, are the ones that appeal to me more. I'm a collector of game systems and computers. It seems the older I get, the farther I drift back...

Gamer Profile: Sandeep Parikh

I played Galaga with my older brothers, they would steer and I would shoot. Happy memories there. And then Zelda is what truly transformed me into a gamer. I made a whole show about it! www.legendofne...

Gamer Profile: Pamela Horton

I heard about it from my group of friends who had read articles on it back in 2009. The very first character I ever played was Janna. I was really good with her (or so I thought.) The second character...

Gamer Profile: Vincent Caso

It's one of the games I grew up with, and I was fortunate enough to be able to play it on the system that it was released for....

The Gamers of Origin PC

The fall of 1993 was when I really began paying attention to PC games when my uncle purchased DOOM for his PC, I was completely hooked on that game. Consoles introduced me to gaming the PC has kept me...

Gamer Profile: Amy Okuda

We didn't have one at home but my grandparents in San Francisco had one and when I was little I remember running into their house and that would be the first thing I'd turn on/play when I got there....

Gamer Profile: Jeff Lewis

It's my favorite game because, even though the graphics are quite awful, I love tanks and the multiplayer version is soooo fun with a couple friends especially when you have these weapon pick ups you ...

TGI Trading Card Profiles: Matt Bradford

One of the first games I used to play (and got addicted to) with my Dad when we first brought home the Intellivision. Like many classics from that time, it connects me back to the 80s when gaming was ...

TGI Trading Card Profiles: Lance Eustache

Street Fighter II was literally my escape to game when I was a child. When I got crap from my parents I would head to the arcade and start playing. I also played my cousins in SF2 as a kid. I sometime...

TGI Trading Card Profiles: Ben Mullen

The movie itself follows the story of 6-10 of the best NES Tetris players in the world covering their training routine, love of the game, past present and future plans: I am one of those players I cur...

TGI Trading Card Profiles: Matt Miller

With seemingly endless game play and a crafty A.I., Night Stalker not only tests your skill and reflexes, it challenges your will. Squaring off against a relentless and perpetually respawning invisib...

Gamer Profile: Micheal Hogan

He told us about visiting his son in Toronto and asking him to get his phone to stop beeping, and when his son looked at his phone, he told his father, “You have 87 texts!” To which Hogan responde...

TGI Trading Card Profiles: Brian Cady

Brian Cady enjoys maintaining and restoring classic pinball and arcade games as much as he enjoys playing them. He was inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural ...

TGI Trading Card Profiles: Eric R. Cummings

It’s an NES RPG by Capcom based on events that took place in Second Century China that first puts you in the shoes of Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei (The same guys from the ROTK and Dynasty Warriors...

TGI Trading Card Profiles: Rudy J. Ferretti

This game was the ONLY reason I rushed home from school each day to play the NES, I was intrigued by the colors, the originality and the secrets. I loved the idea of being a Vampire Hunter locked insi...

TGI Trading Card Profiles: Patrick Scott Patterson

Patrick Scott Patterson - After more than 30 years of playing video games, The OriginalPSP has moved into recording gaming history and helping push gaming culture and the people in it into pop culture...

Dylan Barker: Cadenza Interactive

Making games is hard, particularly for people who grew up immersed in gaming culture. Your first forays into development never live up to your standards, because despite having ideas about what makes...

Torben Larsen: Cope-Com

Cope-Com was founded in 1987 by Martin Pedersen and Torben Larsen with the aim of making great Amiga computer games. With the award-winning game titles Hybris and Battle Squadron they successfully pro...

Gamer Profile: Chris Getz

My friends had been requesting that I used the RBI Baseball theme song for years as my walk-up music, so I finally decided to give it a shot. So far it’s been a hit, the fans seem to like it. ...

Gamer Profile: Amanda MacKay

“Super Mario 3 was huge for me. I was the first person in my family to finish that game. I can still feel the triumph that I felt over my cousins that day. ...

Gamer Profile: Australian Retro Gamer

I'm partial to all types of gaming genres, but beat'em ups are pretty much at the top of the pile. Double Dragon was the first beat’em up to introduce two-player co-operative play. For this reason, ...

William Lukas Black: Mr. Gravity

I liked how the art in (Donkey Kong Country) popped out at the player. It was one of the first games I can recall that tried to combine 3D (style) characters into a 2D platformer. I also liked how var...

Nathan Bradford: Mr. Gravity

The controls are simple yet addicting, there is a lot to explore in such an early game including lots of secrets that I'm still discovering despite having played through the game nearly a dozen times....

Jeremy Heintz: DreamWorks Animation

Simplistic controls and challenging mazes - The Legend of Zelda challenges you in way that you don't see in current generation games. The labyrinths are long a boss fight are epic....

Casey Spencer: React Games

Each level was challenging and unique. Very rewarding when you finally beat it after hours of playing. The music for the game was awesome....

Tiane: Creative

I've spent so much time on it, that if it wasn't my favorite I would have to ask myself some serious life questions.....

Andy Briggs: Pwned

This is a tough question, I could of gone with a few games that I loved growing up, Mike Tyson's Punch Out, Mario Bros., Skate or Die and countless other ones, Tetris is just one of those games that I...

Marc Georgeson: Addictive 247 Games

It's the game that I loved to play in my local snooker hall when I was about 11! The graphics and sound captivated me and even though it was a really tough game I kept on putting coins in....

Greg Moore: Capcom

A great blend of fine-tuned action, adventure elements, and intense theatrics with a delightfully subversive twist on pre-established platform gaming norms....

Brett Elston: Capcom

Though it's the easy choice, to me, Mega Man 2 was and always will be a perfect game. Not a wasted second or sprite in there. Controls, graphics, music, design, everything is top notch and I think rem...

David Kudrev: Retrospekt

Not only the colourful graphics and amazing soundtrack presents itself as one of a kind in a jRPG, but also the storyline, and longevity of 3 days’ worth of gameplay nonstop. I should add, that the ...

Greg Zesinger: DoughMain

I could have gone a few different directions here - Madden 93, Super Tecmo Bowl, Castelvania, Secret of Monkey Island, or Ultima, but went with Quest For The Rings which predated them all and helped s...

Yuri Moskva: Frogwares

Being a huge fan of karate-ninja stuff I was completely mesmerized when I first played this game. I was always concerned that this game is much more advanced in terms of gameplay and possibilities tha...

John Master Lee: Raptr

“It's a rare turned-based strategy game that only came out in Japan. It was published by Atlus and Namco in 1988 on the Famicon. It was the first time I was completely absorbed into the gameplay in ...

Derek James: Polyclef Software

I'll actually pick two. For classic arcade action, my favorite was probably Gyruss. Why? Because I thought tube shooters were cool...it was like Galaga, but in a circle! And I also really thought the ...

Robert Allen Peeler: Square Enix

While not my first RPG, or my first FINAL FANTASY, FINAL FANTASY VI was just a great game overall that hit all the points that make playing the classics often superior to games today. The large well-d...

Kyle Kulyk: Itzy Interactive

I just found out recently that this was Will Wright's first game. I loved this game as a kid. It was one of the first games I played where your play area wasn't confined to the immediate screen, and t...

Bryan Davies: Wargaming.net

It was a groundbreaking game in the sense of crossing genre barriers, it was also really the first game that the gameplay and story truly changed based on your choices in how you play. ...

Sabre: Frag Dolls

This was my very first Zelda game, and I feel in love with it as soon as I started playing it. I can remember taking turns playing the game with my dad, and we’d work together to beat the mini-bosse...

Pixxel: Frag Dolls

Super Mario World was my introduction into gaming. When I was about four years young, my mom purchased a SNES and this was my very first game for it. She would play this game with me for what seemed l...

Spectra: Frag Dolls

I was really really good at it. It was my very first video game addiction. I played it so much that when I closed my eyes at night I would see little pills falling. No other video games at the time ap...

James Booth: Distorted Poetry

At my grandparents there was never anything cool there, except for this game. Fortunately this game was all I needed. A classic example of addictive gameplay with the most simple of mechanics. Still p...

Giuseppe Grassi: Aureus Interactive

Pirate: Guybrush Threepwood? That's the most ridiculous name I’ve ever heard! Guybrush: Well, what's your name? Pirate: [matter-of-factly] My name is Mancomb Seepgood....

Aileen Bautista: Dinoroar Interactive

I played this game religiously when I was a kid on my PC. I loved the mystical feel of the game and any opportunity to upgrade my weapons was a given. I also enjoyed all the secret rooms and codes y...

Seppo Santapukki: Prank Ltd

The second Mega Man was my first encounter to the series, igniting a love that still keeps growing after 20 years - thanks to Mega Man IX and X. It taught me patience, dexterity, and above all: trying...

Theodore Bergquist: Gamersgate

The depth of the game, the many endings, the spell creation system. Back then this was so complex and immersive and I spend many hours with that game as my best friend....

Olivier Vermeille: Zallag

It was about politics, religion, betrayal, love, murder, friendship…all mixed perfectly with a near-perfect gameplay experience. I won’t go into detail about the mechanics but let’s just say tha...

Daxon Flynn: BattleGoat Studios

A quick thinking strategy game that uses a trackball to build walls with tetris like pieces to defend your castle and fight enemies with your cannons. An arcade game that I actually beat with one quar...

Chris Gerspacher: Kerberos Productions

It was a hard pick, but I mentally went through all my NES carts and I have to pick Ninja Gaiden. Bouncing from wall to wall, ninja star throwin', minion dodgin', hack and slash boss battlin' - the or...