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Episode 22 – PIG Squad’s Indie Game Adventure

AJBS, A Jumps B Shoots, PIGSquad, Portland Indie Game Squad, Chipocrite, Mechlo
In this episode we talk with Will Lewis and John Henrich, founders of the Portland Indie Game Squad, about the creation of their developer collective as well as the philosophy of what does—or does not—make a game “indie”. Whether an indie descriptor defines an actual genre, what constitutes an independent developer and the standard fifteen dollar price point are among discussion topics. (Skeletor also makes an appearance.) So, are AJBS snobs for only playing indie games? Well, maybe.

Featuring music from Chipocrite and Mechlo and the Bad Bits recorded at Micropalooza 2011

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the Micropalooza album, available soon!

Game Dev Story
Binding of Isaac
Adult Swim Games
Gemini Rue

Episode 15 – Game On!

AJBS, A Jumps B Shoots, Game On, Barry Hitchings
This week we sit down with Barry Hitchings, exhibition consultant for Game On, the Barbican Art Centre’s globally touring show on the history and culture of video games. On tour since the show’s inception in 2002, Barry talks both about his experiences working and traveling with Game On and Game On 2.0, as well as providing us some lesser known facts and anecdotes about various consoles and the gaming industry. The dueling sorrows of Demon’s Souls and Pokémon White are also lamented, while Matt talks about the virtues of the Humble Bundle and Rich compares El Shaddai to Xanadu.


In keeping with the history lesson theme, music from this week’s episode comes from some our favorite game soundtrack composers—Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger), Yoko Shimomura (Parasite Eve) and Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill 2).

 

 

Episode 2 – Nerds We Long to Be

On this episode, our special guest Switch from the Dangerous Kids podcast joins the fray. We talk about how 2 Player Production’s coverage of Uncharted 3 is a breath of fresh air from the “Mountain Dew-swilling bro” culture the game industry usually associated with, followed by a discussion of Indie Game: the Movie and the importance of a strong indie presence in the industry. Topping it all off is an impromptu debate over the state of nerd culture in America, which brings up varying interpretations of what it means to be a nerd.

Featuring music from Plain Flavored

Pac-Man 2

Hydrophobia

Klonoa

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