Archive for September, 2012

Episode 48 – Whatcha Playin’ 09.24.12

faster than light, plague inc, papo and yo, minority, that game company, journey, robot entertainment, orcs must die, resident evil 6, capcom, steam, ios, multiplayer, fangamer, gerritt rosa, leeni, headphones on your heart, jed foundation, love is louder

For this episode we invite Gerritt Rosa from Fangamer to talk about the games we’ve been playing. Gerritt exposes his secret love of management systems with the games Faster than Light and Plague Inc. Rich strips away the peels of rotting flesh from his PS3 to reveal some pretty wonderful gaming experiences with Popo and Yo and talks about the silent multi-player aspect of Journey. Steve gets scared for the future of Resident Evil with it’s sixth installment. Finally, Matt digs into his pile of Steam shame and pulls out a gem of a tower defense game with Orcs Must Die.

Featuring music by Leeni from the album Headphones on your Heart EP.

As a side note, all of the proceeds from Leeni’s new EP will be going to the JED Foundation to support their Love is Louder campaign to support suicide prevention. This is a great cause and I urge my listeners to take part in this and buy a copy of the album. — Matt

Episode 47 – Barf Rooms and Laser Sandwiches

scott c, scott campbell, psychonauts, double fine, double fine adventure, DFA, brutal legend, great showdowns, art, 2 player productions

Scott Campbell has had a hand in some of the most iconic images in video games. Whether its the metal inspired chill spots in Brutal Legend, the Lungfish and Raz in Psychonauts, or concept art for the Double Fine Adventure, his unique take on visuals have set games apart. We talk about his journey to Double Fine, helping shape a video game company’s image, being part of a game with an intense cult following, and making a game with your every idea put on display. Prepare for your master class in being awesome.

Scott C also does a series called “Great Showdowns“. Its an A Jumps B Shoots favorite and everyone should check out his live drawings.

Featuring music from Mosaik from the album Leandi

Episode 46 – PAX Adventure 2012

catch-22, pax prime, pax, 2012, the bridge, johann sebastian joust, splice, cipher prime, mango down, octodad, young horses, die gute fabrik, indie mega booth, pax 10, indie games

Matt took a trip to the fabled land of Seattle, WA to experience the 8th Wonder of the World that is PAX. Amidst the sea of cosplayers, MMO junkies, Counter-Strike pros, Nintendo fanboys, booth babes, and wide-eyed first-timers… there were the indie game developers. 5 games struck Matt as either super interesting, super fun, or just different. Here is the 5 converstations Matt had at PAX with the developers of Catch-22, Octodad: The Dadliest Catch, Splice, The Bridge, and Johan Sebastian Joust.

Featuring music by Supercommuter from the album Products of Science