Ep. 18: The Lost Power-Up Baseball with Brian Smolik

We uncover lost stories of the never released Power-Up Baseball, sometimes referred to as “MLB Jam,” with then programer, now arcade game developer, Brian Smolik. Back in those days, Smolik lived the life only a young 25 year old could: programming and testing until 6 a.m. while riding a sugar high brought on by giant Slurpees. This breakneck paced work cycle was mirrored in the sweat inducing, get a running start for you pitch, maybe even break your hand on the screen style of gameplay involved in Power-Up Baseball.

See more from Brian Smolik:

Profile: Collector’s Call

Website: teamplayinc.com

Website: bigsquidrc.com 


The Video Game History Hour music is Blippy Trance by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/