Episode 8: Sea Battle

We take a “deep dive” into Sea Battle, have an interview with Blue Sky Ranger Dave Akers about his past and current Intellivision games, and also interview Ken Smith, programmer of Sea Battle (and other early Intellivision games). Plus we have our usual news, listener feeback and mentions. Chris Bidwell from Now You’re Playing With Podcast guest hosts, and Rick begins a new modern day Intellivision programming segment.

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0:00:00 – Turn on the tube TV to ch. 3, insert Sea Battle, power up, reset and hit the disc!
0:00:22 – The Intellivisionaries Theme (by Paul ‘Nurmix’ Nurminen)
0:01:45 – Welcome
0:13:44 – Feedback – part 1
0:22:41 – Baseball Remix!
0:22:54 – Feedback – part 2
0:31:59 – The power of Ferg!
0:32:03 – Feedback – part 3
0:39:54 – Game Gavel Promo
0:40:05 – Non-Intellivision Mentions Of Significance That Are Primarily Retro Themed!
0:49:01 – Now You’re Playing With… (#1)
0:49:05 – News – part 1
1:00:00 – At the tone, the TIME will be… (1 hour)
1:00:01 – News – part 2
1:01:36 – Intellivisionaries Promo 1
1:01:43 – News – part 3
1:11:06 – Now You’re Playing With… (#2) + The Odyssey 2 Speaks!
1:11:29 – Retrogaming Roundup Promo
1:11:38 – News – part 4
1:17:13 – An Intellivision Close Encounter?
1:17:44 – R.I.P.S. (Rick’s Intellivision Programming Segment #1)
1:32:37 – Interview: Dave Akers – part 1
2:00:00 – At the tone, the TIME will be… (2 hours)
2:00:01 – Interview: Dave Akers – part 2
2:28:52 – Intellivisionaries Promo 2 (Luke)
2:29:24 – ColecoVisions Podcast Promo
2:29:42 – L.A.S.T. (Listener Audio Submission Time) – Chris & Steve play Sea Battle
2:40:16 – Sea Battle REVIEW – part 1
3:00:00 – At the tone, the TIME will be… (3 hours)
3:00:01 – Sea Battle REVIEW – part 2
3:02:27 – Interview: Ken Smith – part 1
3:36:06 – Inty chip tune break: “Ending” – Carl Mueller Jr.
3:36:36 – David Rolfe Promo
3:36:52 – Interview: Ken Smith – part 2
4:00:00 – At the tone, the TIME will be… (4 hours)
4:00:01 – Interview: Ken Smith – part 3
4:30:31 – Inty chip tune break: “Intro” – Carl Mueller Jr.
4:32:08 – Sea Battle REVIEW – part 3
4:54:36 – Intellivisionaries Promo 3
4:54:46 – George speaks!
4:54:56 – Wrap-up and sign off (“Treasured” by Paul ‘Nurmix’ Nurminen)
4:58:39 – Outtakes
5:00:00 – At the tone, the TIME will be… (5 hours)

Links mentioned in the show:

David Harley sent us a screenshot of what WCB looks like when it crashes
intv-WorldChampionshipBaseball-crash

Aaron over on the Retro Obscura Podcast posted a meme photo
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Youtube video of Auto Racing that shows the entire map at the end
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_soL4ZsL8c

games.yahoo.com’s 10 most influential games of the 1980′s
http://games.yahoo.com/photos/the-10-most-influential-games-of-the-1980s-1395078784-slideshow/10-utopia-intellivision-1981-imagine-a-game-where-you-rule-your-own-private-kingdom-feed-your-photo-1394821092514.html?soc_src=sh

Turtle Flakes podcast
http://turtleflakes.podomatic.com/

Intellivisionaries channel on youtube.com where the Othello and Checkers videos can be seen
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8MBr4z37VQkktUVYkaR9hA

Pacman3211′s posting with Night Stalker hacks
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/223524-night-stalker-hack/#entry2955007

Links for announced new carts over on Atari Age
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/223533-official-pre-order-thread-for-brickout-intellivision-homebrew/#entry2955282
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/223534-official-pre-order-thread-for-crazy-clones-intellivision-homebrew/#entry2955289
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/224290-official-pre-order-thread-for-smurf-rescue-intellivision-homebrew/

Pacman3211′s infinite time Thunder Castle hack
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/223640-thunder-castle-hack/#entry2957221

Intellivision Library online
http://www.intellivision.us/library/library/index.htm

IntyBasic v0.7 announcement
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/223886-intybasic-compiler-v07-now-with-intycolor/

Unboxing of fushek’s prize for winning 2nd place in the Carol vs. World contest
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/224407-its-christmas-again/?view=getnewpost

Christmas Carol rom download
http://carolvsghost.com/pg_game.html

Lost Caves of Kroz preview video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=OBv3W35DsZk&app=desktop

ZGRASS company that was helping with Intellivision 4 graphics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GRASS_(programming_language)

A link from Chris Bidwell
http://youtu.be/7azW4YTCivM

Bug in NHL Hockey discussed with Ken Smith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfmOvwzlAr4