Moleman 4 is a documentary about game developement in hungary right within the cold war. An unknown fact is that many ames for the Commodore 64 were developed by Novatrade in Hungary. Szilárd Matusik made a documentary about this time and revealed some interesting facts. In this episode of ""devcom podcast" our host Lars Janssen talks about the documentary and how it was to develop a game behind the iron curtain.

  • 00:00:00 Welcome
  • 00:01:11 Introduction Szilárd Matusik
  • 00:02:23 Remembering the first gaming experience
  • 00:04:05 Making a documentary about gaming history
  • 00:09:37 How game development starts in hungary in the 80s
  • 00:18:07 Reverse engineer the hardware
  • 00:22:36 The structure of the teams
  • 00:29:35 Creative ways in developing
  • 00:31:48 How game development evolved
  • 00:36:51 Pitching games to Nintendo
  • 00:41:00 Developers on fire
  • 00:42:41 Why Novatrade vanished
  • 00:48:07 Hungarin game developers today
  • 00:51:44 How to support the work Szilárd Matusik
  • 00:53:24 Goodbye
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