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30 October, 2007

Podcast interview covering Meridian 59 history
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 11:38 PM

As I’ve said before, I don’t listen to many podcasts. But, I was asked by the Online Gamers Anthology podcast to do an interview about the history of Meridian 59.

I talk about some things I haven’t even talked about on here, so it might be interesting for people that want to know a bit more about what’s happened in the 9.5 years I’ve been working on M59.

It was a fun time, and a great chance to talk about memories of M59. I’m really glad someone’s talking about older games and trying to tell people about them. If you don’t know your history, you have less of a chance to impact the future.


  1. Hahahaha, that was cool to listen to. :) Interesting to connect a voice to the text, reminds me of BBS times. And the tale as a whole was very inspiring.

    Makes me wish I’d played M59 back then.


    Comment by Shade — 31 October, 2007 @ 9:35 AM

  2. I posted a comment on the blog, but I’ll post another unrelated comment here… Needless to say, it all brings back lots of memories. I’ve been back to M59 at least twice since NDS: once on an NDS server, and then a little later you announced that you were outsourcing a Sacred Haven server. I joined the SH server when it was new, but I didn’t see the end of it. I don’t remember who the hosting company was. Makes me want to go back yet again. As much as I play (and still like) WoW, M59 still holds fond memories. I could go on forever, I’m sure, and you’d be bored to tears of it :-/ Well, thanks for the interview, and posting about it here (cause I’da never found it otherwise)

    Comment by Bill — 1 November, 2007 @ 8:56 AM

  3. Wow… no wonder you’re so attached to M59! I didn’t realize it had been so long.

    It’s amazing how far MMORPGs have come in all that time—and also amazing how far they *haven’t*. :P

    Comment by moo — 1 November, 2007 @ 9:45 PM

  4. It will always surprise me how some work can just be thrown out the window like it almost happened for M59′s code. Recently I heard something similar about a very popular tv show here in Quebec. They were to throw away all the tapes when someone finally had the idea that it might be worth something. Now they’re thinking of bringing the show back to life…

    Oh and we still use Sourcesafe as our source control here. We know it’s bad, everyone tell us it’s bad but go figure, we’re still using it. I’ll just cross my fingers (but hopefully, we also have daily backups on tapes… when it’s working… which is not often it seems…).

    Comment by Over00 — 2 November, 2007 @ 7:28 AM

  5. I haven’t played meridian since before your graphical update, but somehow I ended up spending nearly FOUR hours on Meridian related material which included not only your podcast interview but of course going through the forums, and I literally couldn’t stop. I’m really glad you did that podcast, brought back a lot of warm fuzzies from my youth, not to mention the rush of elitism once again course through my veins remembering the joy of when Meridian was first released. ;p

    Comment by Brent (Gatchaman) — 2 November, 2007 @ 1:15 PM

  6. Brent,

    Your comment is almost insulting! It’s only 11 bucks to check out all of his work. Don’t just drool about it, TRY IT!

    Comment by Anon — 28 December, 2007 @ 2:59 AM

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