1 More Castle was launched on May 28th, 2012 along with our bannered WordPress theme, proudly emblazoned with the hip online badge of honour: “beta”. While this didn’t start off as a point of ironic humor, as the months dragged on with no updates to the theme, I started to feel the unfulfilled promise of ”beta” weighing down on me.
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1 More Castle is 1 year old!
Woohoo! Party on!
Yes, it is true: Late last May, this collaborative retro gaming website launched, and it has been quite a ride ever since.
Who knows what the future will hold? I am excited to find out.
In the meantime, though, please leave a comment in celebration of 1MoreCastle.com turning 1 year old.
Sign our birthday card!
Over the weekend of March 23-24 2013, Bailey and Hunter, the two Erics, podcast co-hosts, were able to enjoy the Midwest Gaming Classic in Milwaukee (pics or it didn’t happen) on behalf of 1 More Castle. We had a ton of fun introducing kids to NES games for the first time, playing lots of arcade cabinets, shaking hands, and meeting lots of like-minded gamers.
But we had an ulterior motive, too: While we were there, the Retroids podcast network announced that 1 More Podcastle is joining up with them! We got to do a live introduction and everything, alongside AddedXP, the other new podcast on the Retroids network. When we were initially asked if we wanted to join, it really seemed like a no-brainer decision, one with plenty of benefits and no consequences. I can now say that any hesitation I had with joining Retroids was eased by the warm welcome we received from “Trickman” Terry and Ken “Sushi-X” (Retroids founders, whom savvy retro folks may remember as former writers for Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine), along with Joel, the network manager, who even let us sit in on a live podcast recording for his A Band Of Gamers show.
So, just to be clear: 1 More Podcastle is now a part of the Retroids podcast network.
One of my favorite types of moment at the Castle is when we can finally reveal fun stuff we have been working on behind-the-scenes for a while. The recent release of the Android app was one example, and there will be more to come (even relatively soon), but I am excited to say that today is one of those days we get to reveal some shiny new developments.
[ Editor's Note: The contest is now closed. -- Eric. ]
Let’s keep this short and simple: One week ago, 1 More Castle launched. And it was great. And it continues to be great.
So to celebrate, we are giving stuff away! For free! As part of a contest!
At this point, you may be wondering: What are you giving away? How can I enter this wonderful contest?
The player is sitting on the living room carpet, hunched forward with wide eyes and intent concentration. The 8-bit protagonist on the softly glowing screen is running across the pixelated landscape, dodging projectiles and defeating enemies with ease. Every glorious beep and bloop serves as an overture to what feels like inevitable victory.
“Honey,” a female figure suddenly, quietly interrupts from the hallway in a halted, raspy tone. “It’s late. You should go to bed,” the player’s mom gently urges, her silhouette barely discernible against the dim backdrop of the walls behind her.
The player’s focus is unwavering. Thumbs flit from button to button, leaning on precise directional angles, the controller softly clicking and slightly angling with each press. The hero persists, champion of another realm, bent on saving the world and rescuing the princess, on triumphing over evil, on fulfilling a noble purpose no mere mortal could ever appreciate.
“Just a minute mom,” the player sharply hisses in return; not meaning any disrespect, but honed in on the mission at hand. Lives are in the balance. “Just one more castle…”
To put it in simple words: We love old video games.