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Never seen Moleman 2 - Demoscene video extras as bonus to Moleman 4

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Probably you have heard about our new documentary Moleman 4 - Longplay which recounts the so far little-known story of the beginnings of Hungarian video game development behind the Iron Curtain.

It is available on Vimeo and Steam.

Both are Deluxe Editions which means you get a lot of video extras with the film.
And now not only outtakes from Moleman 4 but also several never seen footage from Moleman 2.
Watch complete interviews with Sir Garbagetruck, Xtrium, Borys, Fei, Hakon and Voyager. Or watch how Gargaj played the bass guitar ;)

If you liked Moleman 2 - Demoscene and would like to find out how a video game developing company of worldwide success could come into being at the beginning of the 80s behind the Iron Curtain, support us and buy Moleman 4.
Or just spread the word about the film. We appreciate any kind of help.

Watch a video where Ian Livingstone, Louis Castle, Chris Taylor and others share their thoughts about the film: https://vimeo.com/227404196

If you join our fellowship on moleman4.com you can win unique artifacts or can be part of the next Moleman episode.


More info about Moleman 4 - Longplay:

In 1983 video game development began in Hungary on an industrial scale still under the Soviet influence. While in the Western nations at that time we can only speak of handfuls of bedroom developers in Hungary on behalf of Novotrade already more than 150 people were developing games for Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and other types of computers. Due to the Iron Curtain the computers used for developing several times had to be smuggled in through the borders. Despite the difficulties posed by the circumstances as early as 1983 the Hungarian developers evinced such a high level of technical brilliance that even Jack Tramiel, the legendary leader of Commodore, decided to pay a visit to Hungary to meet with them.

As far back as 1984 the British newspaper The Times reported that ’’Western computer stores are clearing room on their shelves for Hungarian products...” Hungarian developers released such world-famous games as the ’Scarabeus’ ('Invaders of the Lost Tomb') for instance which probably was the very first 3D image-tear free, first person labyrinth game to appear on C64. Or there was the 'Impossible Mission II'. And as it turns out the Hungarians are to be thanked for the creation of the 'The Last Ninja' too. Eidos’ later president, Ian Livingstone, too, started to develop his first video game with the help of Hungarians. What’s more, it’s quite possible that the first video game developed in Europe and released in Japan as well was the Hungarian ’Traffic’ which Sony released for MSX in 1986.

Hungarians developed games for Nintendo’s console as well with no official development kit at their disposal that no one in the world, let alone Nintendo, could comprehend how they actually managed to pull off. The Hungarian games were released by companies such as Activision, Epyx, Commodore, Konami, Virgin, Sony, etc.

The link between the international publishers and the Hungarian video game company Novotrade was Robert Stein of the Andromeda Software who fled to England from Hungary in ’56. Incidentally, it is thanks to Robert Stein that Tetris got introduced to the West. He talks about this in this video: https://vimeo.com/227896090

According to SEGA in the middle of the 90s Novotrade running under the new name of Appaloosa Interactive became the biggest independent studio for game development at the time. During these years Hungarian developers have produced such world-famous games as 'Ecco the Dolphin', 'Adventures of Batman & Robin', 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Crossroads of Time', 'Contra: Legacy of War,' 'Lost World: Jurassic Park', etc.
added on the 2017-10-06 17:52:47 by lameron lameron
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added on the 2017-10-06 19:22:04 by moqui moqui
moqui, thanks a lot!
added on the 2017-10-06 19:52:10 by lameron lameron
I have to thank, it's a bargain!
added on the 2017-10-06 19:59:57 by moqui moqui
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added on the 2017-10-10 16:12:18 by Maugli Maugli
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added on the 2017-10-10 16:16:43 by Maugli Maugli
Bought on Vimeo! I've always wondered why so many fun c64 games seemed to come from Hungary, starting with Caesar the Cat :)
added on the 2017-10-10 17:08:34 by sagacity sagacity
bought it on steam. <3
what GΞN7LΞM4N said
added on the 2017-10-13 00:40:25 by reptile reptile
You Guys rock! ;) Thanks!
added on the 2017-10-17 14:39:44 by lameron lameron

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