Episode 2 — The Texas Video Game Championships

Okay, so this episode went online almost a week ago as evidenced by the handy-dandy RSS feed on the sidebar, BUT life has been crazy so I’m finally ready to share the show notes for Episode 2 — The Texas Video Game Championships.

Billy Joe Cain (center, video game developer, 1982 Defender Champion, and founder/owner of the Radical Empathy Education Foundation), flanked by Walter Day and Billy Mitchell

In the newest episode of the show, I sit down to talk to Billy Joe Cain about… everything. Today’s show is the first part of our long interview, and I chose to break it up because Billy has an extensive history with the video game industry that began long before his time as a game developer.

Currently, you can find him at the helm of the Radical Empathy Education Foundation (REEF) doing amazing work to aid in bringing an end to human trafficking worldwide by utilizing virtual reality technology to spread awareness by building empathy. Please take a moment to visit their website and take a look at all of the amazing work they’ve done so far with their first project Trapped: A VR Detective Story. Billy and I get deep into his work as a dev and with REEF in a later episode, so keep an eye out!

Today, though, Billy Joe Cain discusses his experience in competing in the Texas Video Game Championships in 1982 and what it was like to take home the title for Defender. I got to spend the weekend with him at this year’s Classic Game Fest, where he was honored by Walter Day for his time competing in the 1982 Texas Video Game Championships.

You can find a link to download the show or listen on the web here: KakeBytes episode 2! You can also find the show on iTunes, GooglePlay, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Overcast, Podcast Addict, TunerFM, and literally most of these million pod directories. If you’re having trouble finding the show on your preferred app please email me at katy@kakebytes.com.

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