Level One Dad | Exploring Similarities Between Parenthood and Retro Gaming
About This Show
Level One Dad is a weekly podcast presenting snippets of retro gaming wisdom, humor and nostalgia applied to parenthood. In each episode we'll pull one cool thing from an old school title - a theme, a game mechanic, a story element - and talk about how it relates to raising kids.
New episodes air every Wednesday and run about 15'ish minutes in length.
Most Recent Episode
Track and Field (Konami, 1983) and Kids Learning to Walk
A Kid's First Step and Track and Field Hurdles Mastering Track and Field involves trial and error, rhythm and a lot of wipe outs. Learning to walk requires similar practice. My little girl took her first steps last night. In this episode I'm exploring the similarities of kids learning to walk and advancing through Track and Field (Konami, 1983). Episode Details Track & Field, the game basics and memories (00:32) The components of T&F compared to a kid learning to walk - trial and error, rhythm and wipeouts (04:20) Trial and error (04:34) Kids establishing a rhythm in walking, just like mashing buttons in T&F (05:34) The consequences of falling out of your rhythm (06:38) Tripping on a hurdle or tripping on a toy; all the same (08:25) Opening up for feedback (10:45) Is T&F a good game to play for busy parents? For certain! (11:16) Closing thoughts (15:58) References Track and Field general info on Wikipedia Play a quick game of T&F online [l1d_follow]