One Life Left's Podcast

No Super-Special Guest this week due to illness, but we do have the return of the Scants. She's feeling a bit better after a week off, which meant Ste and Simon were feeling a bit better as they wouldn't have to do the news.

Without a Super-Special Guest this meant that the team could work on their personal projects. This involved trying to work out where Ipswich was, remember who Ann made eat an egg, and clarify if Mike Channel can drive in real life.

We also updated the OLL Style Guide with the correct pronunciation of Prima Games, and Simon bought another thing that he definitely won't like. There was also discussion of the latest YouTube videogame shows that are available, which allowed Simon to make a really good joke.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/gameanglia
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdMWnD7qCz4Y7FbbbfyDq5g

Tracklist:
1. Amateur LSDJ - Fleet
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/fleet
2. MC Jimmy - What it Means
https://chipmusic.org/MC+Jimmy/music/what-it-means

Direct download: OLL_12_11_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

Another Ann absence this week, which would normally mean that Simon and Ste start buying video game equipment that they don't need, but this time they took to opportunity to learn something about themselves. Which was mostly their middle names.

Ann did manage to write some news which Simon read out, but he did point out that no jokes were included. Unless there were and Simon was news-shaming Ann. Or maybe Ann just improvs the jokes as she's reading the news out?

This week we had the very prepared Nicholas Lovell on as our Super-Special Guest. He was in to talk about his new book - the Pyramid of Games Design - which is aimed at people who make videogames, those who are trying to switch to service-based games, and anyone starting in the industry. He told us how you get people to become superfans of your games, how many layers a game needs, and if losing the narrative in videogames is a Good Thing.

But to be honest, we were a little disappointed that Team OLL wasn't acknowledged in Nicholas' previous book The Curve (which invented FIFA's Ultimate Team mode). Surely this would be rectified in his new book?

We also found out that Ste has been spying on Mrs Graham, how easy it is to put on a bandana (Hi D Perry), if P Moulinex invented Fortnite, how Ste tells the temperature, and Simon couldn't remember.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/nicholaslovell
https://twitter.com/gamesbrief
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pyramid-Game-Design-Designing-Producing/dp/1138298891/
https://www.games4eu.com/

Tracklist:
1. Imaginary - Transfer Student
https://chipmusic.org/Imaginary/music/transfer-student
2. Nakayama Ramo - Sticky and Stringy
https://chipmusic.org/Nakayama_Ramo/music/sticky--stringy

Direct download: OLL_05_11_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:18pm EST

After three episodes where they were separated by illness and work, the full team were back together. Ste and Simon were particularly happy about this as it mean that they didn’t have to worry about who was doing the news.

This week’s Super-Special Guest was James Parker from Ground Shatter, who wanted to talk about the Switch port of SkyScrappers. Instead Ann asked him to clarify how years works and why we have seasons. It’s really annoying as SkyScrappers is the definitive fighting game where you climb up a collapsing building, and we know how crowded that genre is. We managed to discover if it works with the Flip Grip, if a clever title works in print or only on OLL, and what categories should be in the Switch eshop.

Simon is still buying more stuff, and even persuaded Ann into joining him. Ste is still having microphone issues, Ann worked out why the Pope doesn’t like Apple, and James proved to be a good aide memoire for Ste.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/groundshatter
http://skyscrappers.groundshatter.com/
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fangamer/flip-grip

Tracklist:
1. Ada Mills - O.O.E.
https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/ooe
2. Klamm - No Life Left
https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/no-life-left

Direct download: OLL_29_10_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

... When you're driving on a ceiling.

With Ann absent due to non-OLL related work, it was left to Ste and Simon to man the studio. Luckily for Simon's wallet they didn't have to fill the space buying more peripherals for his Switch as they had Leo and Al from Wired Production on as Super-Special Guests. Originally they were on to talk about Leo's history in games, but we rapidly changed to talking about their latest game, GRIP: Combat Racing, once we realised what was literally at stake.

GRIP:Combat Racing is a combat racing game. Once again, what comes after the colon explains everything. It's inspired by the classic Playstation game Rollcage and sees cars driving on the ceiling. Oh wait, that's what the GRIP bit stands for. It turns out not everything is explained after the colon. We asked how GRIP improves on Rollcage, what it is like getting the fans involved, and what should be put in a collector's edition.

Due to Scants' being away there was a news-shaped hole in the episode, and we proved that three men are definitely not the same as one Ann (and we repeated a story - we should really listen to the episodes that we're not on). We also discovered if Leo likes sand, Simon gets another peripheral for his Switch, Ste discovered a Swedish cure for cold, and we had some Red Hot Intellivision Chat.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/WiredP
http://wiredproductions.com/
https://twitter.com/leo_zullo
https://twitter.com/alasdairhibberd

Tracklist:
1. Imaginary - Transfer Student
2. Zark - Gods of Nature

Direct download: OLL_22_10_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 11:06am EST

After last week with no Ann and no SSG, what will this week bring? Well, Ste had been taking Marioke to the streets of LA and unfortunately caught a bug so couldn't be in the studio. And Simon? Well, he was away but we are never really sure why he needs to take so much time off. Perhaps he bought a new docking station for his Switch.

So it was Ann running the studio, and she wasn't by herself. Helping her out was the NSSSG (Not So Super-Special Guest) Ben Hall. Ben hasn't made a game, but he does upload the podcasted episodes of One Life Left and is also writing this sentence now which is very meta. And, as well as Ben, an absent contributor made his return to the airwaves.

We managed to cover the important gaming topics, like which VR game is potentially the Best VR Game Ever, which FOTS caused Brexit, what game can Ann not pronounce properly, and how will Ben save the programmers at Rockstar? We also got in a fish pun cul de sac and came up with some amazing videogame ideas that we will make our millions from.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/games/moss-ps4/
http://skyscrappers.groundshatter.com/

Tracklist:
1. Monotron - Chipchune
2. Ada Mills - Secret 7
3. Amateur LSDJ - Macabre

Direct download: OLL_15_10_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 12:56pm EST

No SSG. No Ann. No plan. All Ste and Simon.

It's the standard lads night in show - Simon persuades Ste to buy loads of gadgets that he doesn't want, Ste gets to talk about latency (let's talk about you and me), and we forget that with Ann away someone needs to do the news.

We tried to figure out where we have broadcasted from and offered ourselves to other locations (but NOT to other stations), worked out the OLL style guide for where we stand on Parko, Ste made his students do opposites, and Simon is buying lots of items for his favourite new addition to his household.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/events/227717864769788/
https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Harry-Potter-A-History-of-Magic-Audiobook/B07FMPS2XD

Tracklist:
1. Klamm - SubZero
2. Solarbear (feat. dr!p) - My Life is a Triathlon and I'm the Slowest Kid on the Playground
3. Amateur LSDJ - Impact

Direct download: OLL_08_10_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

It's extremely worrying to be writing about a videogame lawyer. If we get anything wrong about them then we could be sued for our Marioke Millions, it's why we've avoided having Phoenix Wright on the show. Luckily this week's Super-Special Guest, Tim Davies from Sheridans, set the bar (clever wording we know, cheers) for being a good lawyer so we took the opportunity to ask him lots of purely theoretical questions that we have to legally state we were not asking for a friend. We manage to cover loot boxes, found out which publishers are good for developers, and when can you legally shake a client.

Ann is still a bit poorly, but this time it seems to be because she licked that Switch cartridge last week. Remember: All of Team OLL are professional trained cartridge lickers, things can go wrong. Please, don't try this at home. Do it outside of the home, as the Switch can be a portable console. Ann is away next week (this is unconnected to the cartridge licking), so if you fancy being an SSG that week (or any other Monday) then drop us a line at the usual address.

As well as all that we had Simon coming to the studio all fresh after a hair cut, we came up with a great non-IP infringing idea, and Ste found out what the kids know about videogames.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/tagdavies
http://www.sheridans.co.uk/lawyers/tim-davies.aspx

Tracklist:
1. adaMills - Secret 7
2. Alternate Dementia - Grizzly

Direct download: OLL_01_10_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:45pm EST

As befits a new season of One Life Left, we missed recording an episode last week. This was due to the combination of Simon being in Portugal and Ann getting ill through bad videogame news. There was the potential 'third way' of podcasting by having a 'One Ste Left' episode but luckily the OLL National Executive Committee overruled him.

However, this meant that the full team was in the studio this week to talk to our Super-Special Guest: George Perkins from Super Rare Games (Super-Special Rare Games is still available at Companies House). They make games that are usually only available on the Nintendo eShop as actual physical games. Not only that, but you get EXCLUSIVE extras like crosswords, signed trading cards, and pebbles instead of cartridges (the pebble thing might only be a monetisation idea that Ste has had).

We also did some live unboxing, live tasting, updated the OLL style guide, and found out that Ann is going to Comicon. But mostly, we were worried about Simon. Him liking a chiptune is fairly unusual, but not buying a Nintendo product as soon as it's available? Something must have happened in Portugal.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/superraregeorge
https://twitter.com/superraregames

Tracklist:
1. Gavin Graham - The Eve of the War
2. Feryl - Self Esteem (II)

Direct download: OLL_24_09_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

Annoyingly our attempt at doing a Wii U/EU pun for the title of this episode didn't really work when it was written out. So just make your own ones up, as long as you say them out loud. But anyway. One Life Left is back! After a summer break of about six weeks we were back in time (give or take a few weeks) for the start of Parliament so that we could finally talk about Brexit. We got Ian Dunt, the host of the Remainiacs podcast and Editor on politics.co.uk, on as a Super-Special Guest to talk about Brexit but he kept wanting to relate it to videogames. Doesn't he know that we're Europe's only radio show about politics? Or did we get confused from our time away? That's possibly the answer. As well as our red hot Brexit chat we all did our usual spoken-word essay on What We Did In Our Holidays, updated the OLL style guide with the approved pronounciation of 'troll', and let you know which popular beat combos are good at Mario Kart. Ann told us her criteria for a good videogame, Ste gave us a Crimewatch update on his stolen laptop and one of our readers gave Ian the ultimate moral dilemma (great cars them moral dilemmas). Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/IanDunt https://twitter.com/RemainiacsCast http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2018/09/10/brexit-is-sabotaging-the-british-video-games-industry Track List: 1. Amateur LSDJ - Hardcore 2. adaMills - Mini Boss 3. hiro094 - Returnees
Direct download: OLL_10_09_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 12:15pm EST

It's the final episode of One Life Left before our summer break which means that it's mufti day. Actually, did everyone have a mufti day at school or was it a regional thing? Well everyone brought games in for their last day didn't they?

Despite there not being an England World Cup match on Monday Simon still didn't make it into the studio and he also neglected to book a Super-Special Guest so it was a Scanters and Ste Summer Special. This meant they got to talk about the most relevant topic in videogames this week, which was obviously haircuts.

There was also discussion about immersive theatre, a solid rain joke from Ann, we finally confirmed if we were HAPPY TO PAY FOR GAMES, and the Ste and Microphone feud continued. It'll probably still be going into Season 17.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2125483711021889/
https://www.digitiser2000.com/main-page/review-somnai-an-immersive-vr-experience
https://www.dotdot.london/

Tracklist:
1. Deko - Pancakes
https://chipmusic.org/Deko/music/pancakes
2. Feryl - Summer is Fading
https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/summer-is-fading

Direct download: OLL_30_07_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:10pm EST

We had a Scanters-shape hole in the show today (why does HR keep approving her holiday requests?) which meant that Simon and Ste needed to do the news this week. Do you think that they planned ahead and wrote the news stories well in advance or decided to throw this week’s Super-Special Guest a curveball and asked him what he thought was good news?

It's a fairly easy question to answer, but we felt that Jim Rossignol from Big Robot would be the perfect SSG to be able to cope with this challenge. He's well known for his polite manner and definitely thinks that swearing isn't big (robot) or clever (robot). Jim also took the chance to tell us about Big Robot's soon-to-be-and-sort-of-already-released fifth game The Light Keeps Us Safe which is available on Steam Early Access.

There was some talk about how the OLL style guide differs to Eurogamer's, we tried to find out why we keep getting excluded from the important debates, and Jim remembered which reviews he forgot about writing.

Cheerio,
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/bigrobotltd
https://twitter.com/jimrossignol

Tracklist:
1. Crystal Cave - ada Mills
https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/crystal-cave
2. Castaway - Amateur LSDJ
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/castaway

Direct download: OLL_23_07_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

What does QVC stand for? Great products at great prices. OK, let's make this clearer: What do the letters in QVC stand for? You will find out the true answer during this week's episode of OLL. Which stands for One Life Left - a poor videogame radio show on a great radio station.

Our Super-Special Guest was Alex Fleetwood from Sensible Object, who has passed most of his training to be on QVC. He's been busy making Fabulous Beasts, then renaming it as Beasts of Balance, adding a new feature to Beasts of Balance (which is a potential OLL EXCLUSIVE), before moving onto Alexa powered board games like the travel trivia game When In Rome. Alex has also been trying to make Bingo more exciting, but annoying things like image rights have been getting in the way.

We also found out if Simon is annoyed by time travel, if Ste gets on with his microphone, and if Ann liked her hotel in Brighton. And football isn't coming home either, but if this is news to you only as a result of listening to this podcast then you probably weren't that bothered about it’s attendance anyway.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.voiceoriginals.com/
https://twitter.com/ammonite
https://twitter.com/VoiceOriginals
https://amateurlsdj.bandcamp.com

Tracklist:
1. Klamm - Transformation
https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/life-transformation
2. Amateur LSDJ - Storm Outro
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/storm-outro

Direct download: OLL_16_07_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:08pm EST

We had the full team in this week but no Super-Special Guest. We were going to get Jesse Lingard on to talk about Fortnite, but he was busy for some reason or other.

After our mini-break last week we came back to a very hot studio and Ste had made the mistake of not wearing shorts (luckily he didn’t make the additional mistake of not wearing trousers). We discussed what we got up to during Saturday’s football, Ann successfully workshopped a joke, Ste ordered some games in contradiction to his previous statements, and Simon has made some money.

We also found out that soon we will find out if we are more important than QVC, that Simon is a Catfish, and that at least two of our Significant Others listen to the show live. You can too at 7pm on Resonance FM.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://resonancefm.com/
https://twitter.com/developconf

Tracklist: 1. Zer0 Filt3r - neato https://chipmusic.org/Zer0+Filt3r/music/neato 2. Sanczo Zapiekanka - Pegasos Elegium https://chipmusic.org/Sanczo+Zapiekanka/music/pegasos-elegium 3. Amateur LSDJ - Armada https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/armada

Direct download: OLL_09_07_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

Simon was back this week but we didn’t have a Super-Special Guest through no fault of our own. Honest. This meant that Ste had more time to talk about Mario Tennis Aces and if he loves it more than he loves Smash Bros. Simon decided to go headphones free and has discovered literally hundreds of pounds hiding in his attic (it’s the cupboard under the stairs that is where the real worthless items are).

We also found out that we are now on Spotify, Ann discovered that you can put JoyCons on your body, and we managed to solve Brexit through loot boxes. We debriefed the team about Marioke in Berlin and how it is different to UK Marioke (mostly it’s to do with smoking).

WARNING: Ste will be mostly talking about Lumines next week so be prepared for that.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://open.spotify.com/show/2qWrMFprXwtOFfVEQIh6qd?si=chqlsdtpTMG8ybMAHpERUA

Tracklist:
1. Ada Mills - Space Stage
https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/space-stage
2. Squoril - Atari Love Song
https://chipmusic.org/squoril/music/atari-love-song

Direct download: OLL_25_06_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:07pm EST

Sometimes One Life Left is scheduled against big events, which means that some of our listeners usually have to catch up through these podcasts. Luckily this week all that was happening at 7pm was an England match - which pretty much everyone agreed was a 7/10 performance.

For some reason Simon was away this week (which HR are investigating), but he managed to book Luke Williams as a Super-Special Guest before he went off. Luke was on for his fourth or fifth appearance and took his third or fourth chance to talk about Worlds Adrift. Except this time Worlds Adrift has finally been released. As it’s an open world MMO we found out if Americans are nicer than Europeans, why Team OLL was missed off Bossa's big sky ship event, and if the game broke in a good way.

We thought of a great mod for The Last of Us 2, Ann decided she was going to become great at Fortnite, then realised that she was already a legend in Worlds Adrift, Ste showed even more love for Smash Bros, and we found out if Luke enjoyed swinging.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/WorldsAdrift
https://twitter.com/eternz
https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldsAdriftTakesFlight

Tracklist:
1. Brink - Tough World
https://chipmusic.org/Brink/music/tough-world-2a03-sunsoft-bass
2. Pointless - Pulse Wave Rave Party
https://chipmusic.org/Pointless/music/pulse-wave-rave-party
3. Klamm - Discoveries
https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/discoveries

Direct download: OLL_18_06_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

The full team is back in the studio for the second week in a row, so that should mean that we had no issues with playing jingles correct? Assuming that the Caretaker made the edits that needed doing then the answer is yes.

Our Super-Special Guest was the games designer and writer-for-hire of Little Mix fanfic Holly Gramazio. She clarified some points of order that related to our first episode of this season as she part-curates the amazing Now Play This festival and runs design superstar company Matheson Marcault - our favourite gaming company with the initials MM (at least until Media Molecule are on the show). We find out all about Holly’s new Kickstarter project Art Cards, which cards were rejected from Art Cards, whether people prefer to be Arty or to Party, and what border control think of her job.

Ann brought her backpack into the studio and also found a great loophole for doing E3 news that she should have implemented twelve years ago. Simon has a new purchase that he hasn’t opened yet and jointly proclaimed his love for Kingdom Hearts with Ste. We also found out why Ste has an Android phone. The answer probably won’t shock you.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/hollygramazio
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1334173917/art-deck-a-collaborative-drawing-game
https://twitter.com/mathmarcault
https://twitter.com/nowplaythese

Tracklist:
1. Klamm - The Door into the Summer
https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/the-door-into-the-summer
2. Amateur LSDJ - Naval
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/naval

Direct download: OLL_11_06_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

The full team were back from their bank holiday off including Simon (who had also taken another four months off for some (literally) small reason and we were willing to answer the most important question in gaming today: Is caviar vegetarian?

We managed to get Tom and Sam from Roll 7 into the studio to tell us all about their new game Laser League 1.0, which sounds (and is) excellent. We found out what it is like to be beaten at your own game, how useful feedback from the public is (remember to send in your letters to us) and what colour their new game is. Hey - some running jokes just span multiple seasons.

We also find out that Ste didn’t want Sam to talk very much on the show, if we had a shark in the studio, try to remember if we’re on Spotify (spoiler: not yet), and find out rough Simon is with his Switch.

Cheerio,
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Roll_7

Tracklist:
1. Klamm - Doc (seems to have been deleted from Chipmusic - Ed)
https://twitter.com/Klamm00/status/1003197641927380992
2. sudstep - Beach Episode
https://chipmusic.org/Sudstep/music/beach-episode
3. amateur lsdj - Peace Outro
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/peace-outro

Direct download: OLL_04_06_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

We’re back! And as usual for us coming back for a new season, we’re not on next week. We also don’t have a Super-Special Guest, Super-Special Simon or the Super-Special reviews theme. So normal service has resumed.

We are also proud to announce that One Life Left is GDPR compliant, which famous person an Italian Ste looks like and that Ann has forgotten her headphone and hairdo preferences. There’s also a review of how Marioke has taken over the world and we tell you all how great Now Play This was.

Not only that you get to find out if our partners are snorers or not. As we said, normal service has resumed.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6lY1GXTu5M
http://nowplaythis.net/

Track list:
1. ada Mills - prelude (NES)
https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/prelude-nes
2. Lognes - Artificial Intelligence Assistant
https://chipmusic.org/Lognes/music/fish-out-of-water
3. Justbeenwarpzoned - Ignorance
https://chipmusic.org/Justbeenwarpzoned/music/ignorance

Direct download: OLL_22_05_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

This is our final episode from 2018’s GDC. Ste finally manages to get the subject onto ice cream, but we also got to speak to these fab* Super-Special Guests:
Robin-Yann Storm (@RYStorm)
Esben Kjær Ravn (@esbenravn)
Daniel Nye Griffiths (@D_Nye_Griffiths)
Mare Sheppard (@MareSheppard)
Raigan Burns (@raiganburns)
Carli Velocci (@velocciraptor)

Hosted by:
Bryant Francis (@rbryant2012)
Kris Graft (@krisgraft)
Ste Curran (@steishere)
Ann Scantlebury (@scanters)

Cheerio!
Team OLL (and Team Gamasutra) x

* Clever wording we know, cheers

Direct download: OLL_GDC_2018_05.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

Our fourth GDC episode sees us missing Kris for the first set of Super-Special Guests, but we manage to get him back partway through the show. Speaking of which, the Super-Special Guests on the show were:
Robin-Yann Storm (@rystorm)
Joel Nyström (@reallyjoel)
Nathalie Lawhead (@alienmelon)
Bennett Foddy (@bfod)
Robin Baumgarten (@robin_b)
Frank Cifaldi (@frankcifaldi)
Vincent Diamante (@vincentdiamante)

Hosted by:
Alex Wawro (@awawro)
Kris Graft (@krisgraft)
Ann Scantlebury (@scanters)
Ste Curran (@steishere)

Cheerio!
Team OLL (and Team Gamasutra) x

Direct download: OLL_GDC_2018_04.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

First there was an episode of One Life Left from GDC 2018. Then there was another one of it. Then there was another one of it (we need a new joke for episode 4). Featuring the following Super-Special Guests:
Jennifer Hazel (@rx_pixel)
Osama Dorias (@osamadorias)
Laura Bularca (@sarienn)
Emily Short (@emshort)
Will Porter (@batsphinx)
Andrew Barron (http://andrewbarron.net/)
Jennifer Scheurle (@Gaohmee)

Hosted by: Kris Graft (@krisgraft)
Ste Curran (@steishere)
Ann Scantlebury (@scanters)

Game played during the intro/outro: Puyo Puyo Tetris

Direct download: OLL_GDC_2018_03.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

It's our second episode from GDC 2018. Featuring:
Jonathan Ying (@Fancymancer)
Kate Edwards (@geogrify)
Anna Lapinsh (@treslapin)
Gabby DaRienzo (@gabdar)
Luis de Leon (@luisfdeleon)
Brendan Greene (@playerunknown)
Ben Myres (@_benjamming)
Tammy Duplantis (@tambalaya)

Hosted by:
Kris Graft (@krisgraft)
Ste Curran (@steishere)
Ann Scantlebury (@scanters)

Direct download: OLL_GDC_2018_02.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

Recorded live in San Francisco, 19/3/2018. Presented by Ann Scantlebury, Ste Curran and Gamasutra's Kris Graft. Guests: Jerry Belich (Jerrytron) Eline Muijres (Dutch Game Garden) Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) Martine Spaans (Tamalaki Games) Tadhg Kelly (What Games Are) Daniel Nye Griffiths (Improbable) Martin Jonasson (Grapefrukt) David McCarthy (Cygames) Anita Sarkeesian (Feminist Frequency) Adriel Wallick (Train Jam) Quintin Smith (Shut Up & Sit Down) Matt Boch (Harmonix) Leigh Alexander (Reigns: Her Majesty)
Direct download: OLL_GDC_2018_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07am EST

Here is this week's podcast. 

 

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Direct download: OLL110318.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:01am EST

Hello!

It’s Ste, Simon and Ann here. As we type this – each taking a word, because we broadcast in a democracy – we are in the midst of “The Beast From The East” which is 2018-speak for “Some Snow”.

Listeners in the UK will be familiar with Some Snow because when it happens The Man puts it on the news and in the papers. Trains get cancelled and right-wing idiots make a joke about global warming. The country comes to a standstill.

But not us! Oh no, at least two of us and hopefully a Super Special Guest made the arduous trek to Resonance Eff Em to bring you this show, which once again does not feature The Other One.

(Who is a little frustrated because he or she has been meaning to tell you about Celeste – great even though it’s hard – and Mercenary Kings – hard, even though it’s great – both solid 7/10s, full reviews to follow).

As ever, this is probably a brilliant show. The Other One hasn’t listened to it yet because it’d likely wake the baby and we literally frame our lives around trying to keep it asleep for a bit so we can catch up on East Enders.

Enjoy!

Ste, Simon and Ann.

 

 

Direct download: OLL260218.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

Roses are red

Violets are flowers

Missed One Life Left?

Then enjoy this hour's

 

Hi Listeners.

HUGE Apologies for being so tardy with the podcast so far this year. All have us have been so busy, we’ve neglected our duty to you, our biggest fan.

We have found a short-term solution, though – one of us has been sacked from show and forced to upload the podcast, which also involves writing this bit. See if you can guess who.

This week, the show features Ste and Ann talking about stuff, which includes videogames and probably Marioke. I dunno, I haven’t heard it, I have a baby. Ste said I could do this bit whilst literally holding it but that’s not true. Have you ever held a baby? It takes, at the very least, half of your arms.

Anyway, I’m going to upload this now. I hope you enjoy it.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love from,

Ste, Simon, Ann

PS: Please help support Resonance FM - head to the fundraiser site here https://fundraiser.resonance.fm/

 

 

 

 

Direct download: OLL120218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am EST

Right, the Caretaker stayed a lot later at work than expected today so this intro is going to be missing the (attempts at) jokes that you usually receive. There was no Simon this week or at our Christmas Party and Ann couldn’t be bothered to do any news, so we reviewed 2017 and Si Park’s review of 2017. Expect the CD of Resonance FM tunes to become a major part of the show in 2018.

We also gave the definitive list of iPad games which we shall type here for posterity:
Getting Over It
Anything by Zac Gage
Picross Galaxy
Reigns: Her Majesty
Anything by Simogo
Anything by Mediocre Games
Space Team
Desktop Dungeon
Any Synthesiser simulators

Cheerio and Merry Christmas!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.theguardian.com/games/2017/dec/10/best-video-games-of-2017-observer-critics-review

Tracklist:
1. The Emu - Foodman in Duckland
https://chipmusic.org/The+Emu/music/foodman-in-duckland
2. Shizundeiru Chip - Sabertooth
https://chipmusic.org/shizundeiru_chip/music/sabertooth
3. METRO - Codename: Sailor V
https://chipmusic.org/METRO/music/codename-sailor-v-nec-pc-88-ost---stage-1-1-city-streets-by-metro

Direct download: OLL_11_12_17.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:49pm EST

Due to a swollen tongue we were unable to have a Super-Special Guest this week. As this is likely to be the final episode of 2017 with the full team we took advantage of the extra time to complain about Animal Crossing and Battlefront 2.

Outside was pretty cold, but the studio was fairly hot so it was tops off for all attending - even the piano. It was Simon’s birthday last week and he took to his new hoverboard to become a YouTube/drug deal busting Superstar. Expect it to be in a canal near you at some point in 2018.

We also discussed which industry celebrities are confirmed for our Christmas Party. Ste is making preparations for Ste Life Left, Ann isn’t paying attention and Simon played PUBG for the first time ever. By the end of the show we were talking about nursery rhymes. Maybe we do need Super-Special Guests.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
NOT https://twitter.com/ammonite
https://www.facebook.com/events/1870461506601750/

Tracklist:
1. PSS-270 - Mikromusikwerk 01
https://chipmusic.org/PSS-270/music/mikromusikwerk-01-casio-ct-670
2. Frank Angelotti Is Dead - Careless Whisper
https://chipmusic.org/frank+angotti+is+dead/music/fid--shitbird----celess-whispe

Direct download: OLL_27_11_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

As we approach December it becomes time for it to not only be tops on, but for double tops on along with hats and scarves. This week’s Super-Special Guest Teddy Dief held no truck with popular opinion and tried to go tops off from the very beginning of the show. He had flown into London to represent Square Enix Montréal in his role as Creative Director and we took the opportunity to ask what it was like working on AAA titles again after previously working on the indie title Hyper Light Drifter and also being in academia.

Teddy also told us about an online crane game that sounds really interesting, an EXCLUSIVE reveal about a game that he’s working on, who he tells taxi drivers that he works for and we tell him how he could use that information to his advantage. One Life Left: always looking to use a system to their benefit. Or to push Phil Fish over. One of the two.

We found out how many moons Ste has, how happy Simon is with Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Ann had to do some live editing of the news due to font troubles. What we didn’t find out is how we can get our show on Spotify. We’re missing out on literally fractions of pennies as a result of this. If only we hadn’t worn out our Caretaker during One Life Left Week.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/TeddyDief
http://www.teddydief.com/

Tracklist:
1. Warefaire - Heros And Hauntings
https://chipmusic.org/warefaire/music/heros-and-hauntings
2. Sypher1590 - Oui Sí Waves
https://chipmusic.org/sypher1590/music/oui-s-waves

Direct download: OLL_20_11_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:31pm EST

We’re back to our usual podcasting schedule so from now on until the Caretaker’s next holiday (or our next holiday) you can expect a new episode to download at some random point on a Wednesday.

This week we had David Nadal from Eden Games as a Skype Super-Special Guest to talk about driving games and in particular Gear Club, which is to shortly come out on Switch. We try to find out how driving games have changed since Eden was founded in 1998, what players want from a driving simulator and if Gear Club has the most important car as a playable option: a blue Ford Focus.

In the show we announce that the tickets for our Christmas party have been delayed, but they’re on sale now. Which is a terribly confusing sentence. Anyway, if you want to come to our Christmas party and see if Father Keithmas will give you a present then click on the Eventbrite link at the bottom.

We also try to work out if No Man’s Sky is indie, which of the team would like a cat VR game, how popular Simon is on YouTube and if Radio Five Live listen to us for inspiration.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/edengames_
https://www.facebook.com/events/1870461506601750/permalink/1870461559935078/
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-life-left-2017-christmas-party-tickets-39828228303

Tracklist:
1. lamsorz - Shade Storms
https://chipmusic.org/lamsorz/music/shadestorm
2. Klamm - Trauma
https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/trauma

Direct download: OLL_13_11_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:24pm EST

This episode sees our latest attempt in Understanding Esports. The Super-Special Guest showing incredible patience as we ask obvious questions was Deborah Mensah-Bonsu from Space Ape Games. We find out when the first ever esport happened and how Twitter changed the world of esports. In addition we try to see if you can deliberately design a game to be an esport. Ann then uses this information to make her own esport.

Space Ape have made lots of games that can be classed as esports so Deborah was a good guest to have. But in order for their new game to become an esport we need one of the team to be a watcher. Which one will it be?

Ste was back from Finland so as punishment we put him a cupboard with a dodgy microphone for the first half, Simon works out a new way to monetise the show by entering a competition and Ann tries to remember if she's played The Witcher before.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links
https://twitter.com/DebMensahBonsu
https://twitter.com/SpaceApeGames
https://crownchampionship.clashroyale.com/worldfinals/

Tracklist
1. This Is Embr- Poison, Poison, Thorns!
https://chipmusic.org/this-is-embr/music/poison-poison-thorns!
2. Amateur LSDJ - Marathon
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/marathon

Direct download: OLL_06_11_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

It was the night before Halloween and all spooky things were going on in the studio which was affecting the jingles. Or maybe Ste was in Finland, which meant Simon was operating the desk and muffed it up. No. It’s definitely the first of those two options. Spooky right?

What wasn’t spooky was our Super-Special Guest (or our ability to segue between topics). We got Jupiter Hadley on the show to talk about streaming indie games, her website indiegamejams.com which - no! but yes! - keeps track of all indie game jams, why she started streaming videogames and if a jam is better if it’s faster. Jupiter is nominated for a Golden Joystick and you could have voted when the show first aired, but it’s another unfortunate casualty of the Caretaker’s holiday. Sorry Jupiter.

As Super Mario Odyssey had just come out, Simon may have gone slightly overboard with the song selection in this episode. Was it worth it? You’ll find out in the reviews. Ann did a football joke, despite having jet lag from playing Mario when the clocks changed, we worked out the least scariest game, announced a Jack Attridge game and found out what Jupiter would do in an empty home.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Jupiter_Hadley
http://www.indiegamejams.com/

Tracklist:
1. The Super Mario Players feat.Kate Davis - Jump Up, Super Star!
Itunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jump-up-super-star-single/id1295624919?app=itunes
Web version - https://supermario.nintendo.com/
2. Mario - Just Dance 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39L-M5nhx6Y
3. Super Mario RPG/DjjD/Jehm Faulking - Tricky Labyrinth
https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03617
4. Super Smash Bros/WillRock - Smash and Burn
https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03608

Direct download: OLL_30_10_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 5:28pm EST

Right, the Caretaker went away for a week with strict instructions for the two episodes that he would miss to be uploaded each Wednesday. These instructions were not followed. Therefore this week is now going to be One Life Left Week. This episode from two weeks ago will be uploaded on Tuesday, the following episode on Friday and the next one on Monday. This should get us back up to speed. It also means Dan Marshall is going to be doing a heck of a lot of running this week.

So, what happened in this/that week’s episode? Ann was still playing Picross and managed to get juice all over the screen. Ste was doing Marioke in Sweden and also presented the Swedish Game Awards. Simon went to Blackpool for the Slime Fest and found out the correct way to talk to EthanGamerTV.

Our SSSG was Yan Kuzovlev from Weappy Studio, who called in to talk about their game This Is The Police which was about to be launched on Switch, but has now been out for ages. Sorry Yan, it’s not my fault. Yan talked about how This Is The Police had been received on PC and the other consoles and why (“the” - Ann) Switch was a logical choice for the next port.

There was also a bit of chat about the price of popcorn these days. You know the usual videogame chat.

Ste is away next/last week as he’s in Finland. Luckily the show will be in good hands right? Find out on Friday…

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/2Piccadilly
https://twitter.com/weappystudio
https://twitter.com/thepolicegame

Tracklist:
1. Not entirely sure
https://chipmusic.org/
2. Veenomn - My Haunted Ass
https://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/my-haunted-ass
3. Son Of A Bit! - Chased By A Running Chupacabra
https://chipmusic.org/son+of+a+bit%21/music/chased-by-a-running-chupacabra-lsdj-version
4. Donotrunwithpixels - Sorry For The Long Track Title, Here’s A Potato
https://chipmusic.org/donotrunwithpixels/music/sorry-for-the-long-track-title-heres-a-potato

Direct download: OLL_23_10_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

We tried getting Lewis Schaffer on the show to be able to find out if he really does eat toilet paper and, if so, whether he eats it folded to the front or back. But really we wanted his son on the show so we could finally work out what League of Legends actually is. Unfortunately we didn’t do a great job of arranging it so we contacted the next League of Legends expert we knew: HRH Lord Sir Charles Cecil.

Luckily we managed to catch Charles in a rare talkative mood and managed to find out lots of information. He’d just been to that burger shop Simon owns and told us various tales involving topics like the Congo (he didn’t tell us what he drank there), the Gunpowder plot, religion and Turkey (the country). We even managed to get a mini-audition for a new Weather Presenter on the show due to the strange weather across the country. And there’s an EXCLUSIVE! reveal about Charles’ latest game.

Other than that we were all a bit under the weather, reminisced about buying Tamagotchis, had a LIVE NEWS UPDATE from Ste and had some Local News.

We also announced our Final Marioke date of 10/11 and announced the Christmas Marioke date of 08/12. We’ll tell you where to buy the tickets for the Christmas event soon. See you there! Apart from Simon as he’s off.

Oh and expect delays in the upload of the podcast for the next two weeks as the Caretaker is off on holiday. He didn’t even check it with HR!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/charlescecil
https://twitter.com/SingMarioke

Tracklist:
1. Hide Your Tigers - Candlvwax
https://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/candlvwax-lsdj!
2. Nanoloopbandit - Bank 7
https://chipmusic.org/nanoloopbandit/music/bank-7-nanoloop-17gameboy-dmg-01

Direct download: OLL_16_10_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

Alternative title: Babylon Zune

This episode was brought to you by the freshers’ flu. In fact, even the caretaker is writing this with a very snuffly left nostril. As a fun side quest why not see if you can count how many times we cough away from the microphone?

Our SSG (no additional S required) was James Parker from Ground Shatter. He risked our germ-filled studio to talk about his latest game Rico. It’s a co-op FPS where you kick doors and shoot men. Kind of Rainbow Six but with the boring bits removed (which depends on if you consider the non-shooty bits boring). Ste of last year would have hated this game but it’s now right up his violent street. James has even made the game incredibly timely by adding in a certain animal (that will probably be out of date in two weeks’ time). As Ann is in HR she asked a very pertinent ethical question about the baddies, but James had an apposite response.

Sorry about the different vocabulary in this episode intro. The cold must be affecting the caretaker in ways we didn’t know possible.

We also found out what Simon has found under his stairs, why Ste got sent dirty pants through the post and chatted about spiders and toilet roll a bit too much for a radio show about videogames. Sega Badawi informed us of Local News and we’ve come back from Finland via a castle in a river on an island. This is literally where videogame karaoke can take you.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/GamesWriting
https://twitter.com/GroundShatter

Track list:
1. Jerkemy – Zero Days Without A Gravity Wave Incident
https://chipmusic.org/jerkemy/music/0-days-without-a-gravity-wave-incident
2. MicroD – Rhotic Stagger
https://chipmusic.org/MicroD/music/rhotic-stagger

Direct download: OLL_09_10_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:41pm EST

There’s a fable about how you go on One Life Left twice: once on the way up and once on the way down. So what does it mean if you are on the show for a third time? In Tony Gowland’s case it means that you are releasing Binaries on Switch. Tony was on as a SDSSSG (Slightly Delayed Super-Special Guest) to tell us about the (lack of) difficulty in porting to the Switch, how helpful Nintendo are and if you should make a game controller smashingly frustrating. Tony is also making a game that’s a twin stick shooter influenced by Ghostbusters, which has to be great doesn’t it?

The team had an alright week. Ste had a week of teaching and Simon got a little confused about who Ste had actually been teaching, Ann walked in front of the Patron Saint of Resonance FM and Simon’s man crush is getting worse.

We also found out that we need to find a Nick Faldo to help Tony out, that Simon can tell brilliant jokes from a content perspective and that Sega Badawi is just about managing to find some local news. And Marioke is off to Dundee on 17 November so we’ll see you there.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/FreakyZoid
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/igda-scotland-2017-agm-and-marioke-powered-by-unreal-engine-registration-38429479608


Tracklist:
1. d0us - Tactical Bacon
https://chipmusic.org/d0us/music/tactical-bacon
2. Amateur LSDJ - Fleur
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/fleur

Direct download: OLL_02_10_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

This week saw the whole of Team OLL back in the studio and there’s been some major developments. Simon is getting into virtual currency, but only the type of virtual currency that costs him actual currency. Ann is potentially back in VR and Ste is keeping track on how many waters he has drunk. Well, for us they were pretty major.

For the second time in as many weeks we welcomed a Skype Super-Special Guest onto the show. This week’s one was Brandon Edler from Finish Line Games (dammit, we should’ve chosen The Edler Scrolls as the episode title). He was on mostly to talk about NBA, how nice people in Toronto are and how nice people in the Games Industry in Toronto are. Oh, and we let him talk about Finish Line’s excellent adventure game MAIZE, which has just been released onto PlayStation 4 and XBox One.

Maize is a videogame about sentient corn and was inspired by the classic Lucasarts games, as well as the new style of adventure games. We also found out how the move from PC to consoles has gone, how bored Brandon is of corn puns (ignore the episode title Brandon) and how many corn renderings does it take to set a PC on fire.

Sega Badawi finally uncovered some local news and we promoted our Marioke gig at Leamington Spa this Friday. It’s for charity so if you could come and add to the atmosphere you’d be even more of a FOTS than you already are.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/mrbrando3
https://twitter.com/FinishLineGames
https://www.facebook.com/events/161345677778681/
https://twitter.com/SpecialEffect

Tracklist:
1. ATKstat – This Isn’t Over
https://chipmusic.org/ATKstat/music/this-isnt-over
2. Amateur LSDJ – Victory
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/victory
3. YWN – Bqck In Bluck
https://chipmusic.org/YQN/music/bqck-in-bluck

Direct download: OLL_25_09_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

As our tradition with the second episode in a new season of One Life Left we do not have the full team in the studio. Unfortunately Ann drew the short straw and was absent due to illness, but she managed to send us in her news for Ste to read it out. Will he be a good Ann replacement?

We had a Skype Super-Special Guest this week and it was Jaakko Maaniemi from 10 Tons games. They are one of the elder statesmen of indie developers so it was interesting to get an experienced viewpoint of how indie games have changed over the years, which platform is currently the best and why, and what are the challenges for indies at the moment. He also spoke about 10 Tons latest game Time Recoil, which is a twin stick shooter that nods respectfully in the direction of Max Payne and Hotline Miami.

In addition to that we hear about Mario going tops off (he obviously listens to the show), try to work out if we are actually on air and we repurpose information from the internet for our own benefit.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/10tonsLtd
http://www.timerecoil.com/

Track list:
1. Matt D – Watch Out!
https://chipmusic.org/MattD/music/watch-out!
2. Jiar - We Did It Reddit!
https://chipmusic.org/jiar/music/we-did-it-reddit!
3. Cecil The Goat - Hoof In Hoof
https://chipmusic.org/cecil-the-goat/music/hoof-in-hoof

Direct download: OLL_18_09_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:26pm EST

After going off on our summer holidays we’re back! But does this count as a new season or not? The official OLL Style Guide isn’t clear on the matter but we’ve taken a chance and decided that the fifteenth season starts here.

This is what we did on our holidays:
- Simon blanked both Ste and (FOTS) Rami in Germany
- Ann and Ste went to an esport
- Simon got annoyed by Sonic Mania
- We all found out that you can do other stuff on a Monday other than make a radio show

So in other words, it was business as usual. At least with Simon being back we managed to book a Super-Special Guest. Book being the special word as the SSG was Nate Crowley, author of 100 Best Video Games (That Never Existed). The book started life as a series of tweets to avoid writing a book, which seems a strange way of not writing a book. We found out what was the first game that Nate made up and how many people have been tricked by the book. We’re offering up our copy in an auction so put your bids in.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/FrogCroakley
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Video-Games-Never-Existed/dp/1781086141/

Tracklist:
1. Tangy Phoenix - Free
https://chipmusic.org/Tangyphoenix/music/free
2. Cecil The Goat - Sometimes I Feel Good
https://chipmusic.org/cecil-the-goat/music/sometimes-i-feel-good

Direct download: OLL_11_09_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

It’s our last show of the current season, and we were already one person down with Simon going to Canadia. But would Dan Marshall have listened to our pleas last week and be our Super-Special Guest, or will we remember to not mention him on the show?

In related news Ann does a review of Dan Marshall’s Behold The Kickmen and we had Sega Badawi as our Super-Special Guest. It was Sega’s first time in the studio and we took full advantage to ask him about reporting from the Mushroom Kingdom. We even got him to do a live local news, which he nearly did perfectly. Although he did slightly spoil Weaselspoon’s letter about Edinburgh by rabbiting on about footballers so the links below detail the shows that he mentioned.

The other link relates to the news story that Sega found out on his rounds. How will Ste and Ann react to his investigation? Presumably the same way that our CD player took the first attempt at playing the news jingle.

See you in about six weeks!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/john-robertson-the-dark-room
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/joe-hart-alpha-beta-gamer
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/chris-coltrane-make-love-and-smash-fascism-1
https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Life-Left-Autobiography-Games-ebook/dp/B01AJ6RWPA/

Tracklist:
1. Amateur LSDJ - Explosion
http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/explosion
2. Feryl - Summer Is Fading
http://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/summer-is-fading
3. Alone - Your Eternal Adventures
http://www.alone-music.co.uk/portfolio/your-eternal-adventures/

Direct download: OLL_31_07_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

There’s no Super-Special Guest this week, despite our best efforts as you will find out during this episode. Instead the team get together to chat about videogames and prepare for our AGM. Have we all met our objectives for the year?

But mostly we spoke about Splatoon 2. Have you played Splatoon 2? It’s rather good.

We also referenced an old show presented by Craig Charles, cured and caused the common cold, busted the myth of Crash Bandicoot and Simon realised he could’ve stopped a disaster.

Cheerio and don’t get cooked… stay off the hook!
Team OLL x

Links:
Definitely not http://store.steampowered.com/app/529440/Behold_the_Kickmen/

Tracklist:
1. Club Cult - Bull Shift
http://chipmusic.org/clubcult/music/bullshift
2. Klamm - Solar_Sailer
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/solar_sailer
3. We Danced - Untilted 6
http://chipmusic.org/wedanced/music/untilted-6

Direct download: OLL_24_07_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:06pm EST

After ten years of hosting One Life Left it seems that Ste thinks it’s time for an image change and he’s now going to become the bad boy of videogames. Not content with skinny dipping last week in Finland, we learnt about how he broke the rules in his youth. It’s a shocking revelation that we need to warn you about here so that it doesn’t offend you too much.

We were happy to finally be able to put a monetary value on how much an appearance on One Life Left will bring you, thanks to Gary Penn being our SSSG last week. Dan Marshall will be kick(ball)ing himself about how much he’s missing out due to his dodgy internet connection.

We also planned a trip to Bury, found out that Radiohead are trolling us and Ann found out what the lads do behind her back when the news is on.

Come to Married-oke this Friday - the Bad Boy won’t be there but it will still be fun!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football
https://www.facebook.com/events/183684258833963/

Tracklist:
1. Johan Andersson - Ghost and Goblins (Surf Mix)
http://www.remix64.com/track/johan-andersson/ghosts-and-goblins-surf-mix/
2. Veenomn - Big Beat
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/big-beat
3. Sudstep - Like We Used To
http://chipmusic.org/Sudstep/music/like-we-used-to

Direct download: OLL_17_07_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

(Who, who, who, who?)

There’s no Ste this week. After literally getting out of his sick bed to dj at Ann’s wedding celebration he then literally went back to his sick bed. This meant that Simon was in charge of the studio so there could be problem with the wrong jingles being played. Luckily our Super-Special Guest that we’d booked ages ago wouldn’t let us down right?

We activated the ESSSG (Emergency Skype Super-Special Guest) beacon and Denki’s Gary Penn answered the call. He had a haircut especially for the show but it would also get an outing for his big interview with Jonathan Smith this week’s Develop Conference. Denki had been working on Crackdown 3, but have recently been taking the opportunity to test a few new game ideas out. One of which has come to fruition as Autonauts, which you can download for free on itch.io.

We also spoke to Gary about working on magazines (which involved the Mario coin sound needing to be used), how making games helps you learn about ropes and which pubs he went to in Bath. There was also confirmation on the official OLL Style Guide pronunciation of itch.io and Ann got married!

And it was Engineer Week this week at Resonance FM. Thanks to our excellent engineers, we literally couldn’t do the show without you.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://denki.itch.io/autonauts
https://twitter.com/garypenn

Tracklist:
1. Gigatron - Bubble Bobble Theme
https://www.amigaremix.com/files/2730/Gigatron_-_Bubble_Bobble_Title.mp3
2. Pinozulp - Gods (Into The Antanifull)
https://www.amigaremix.com/files/3061/pinozulpo_-_Gods_-_Into_the_antanifull.mp3
3. Captain MoreGain - Return To Monkey Island
https://www.amigaremix.com/files/3101/Captain_MoreGain_-_Return_To_Monkey_Island_Theme.mp3

Direct download: OLL_10_07_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

There was no Ann this week as she’s busy preparing for her wedding (this is also why we’re not doing a show next week). We also didn’t have a Super-Special Guest, but this was just as well as they would have been totally overshadowed by our live preordering special! Yes, in the same way that Sky Sports News only does well when it is transfer deadline day, this week’s episode saw live coverage of whether the space under Simon’s stairs would see an increase in items being stored in it. But would Ste also fall under the item’s spell? And would anyone regret their purchase by the end of the episode?

Without an SSG our listeners helped fill the void by sending us loads of excellent letters. Sega Badawi also helped for a minute with some Local News. The rest was covered by Simon’s grey joycon, Ste going back to trousers and a rather crap Glaswegian accent. Oh, and as this episode gets uploaded we’ll be at Unite Europe doing a Marioke with Simon Parkinson. What will we get him to do in Amsterdam? As with preordering in The Netherlands all bets are off. And probably tops too.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://unite.unity.com/2017/europe

Tracklist:
1. Sudstep - Like We Used To
http://chipmusic.org/Sudstep/music/like-we-used-to
2. Pselodux - Columinata
http://chipmusic.org/pselodux/music/columinata

Direct download: OLL_26_06_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

Blimey it’s been hot this week. So hot that the CD kept accidentally playing the wrong jingles. Yes that’s exactly why it did it this week. Nothing to do with us doing it wrong. FUN FACT: The alternative title for this week’s episode was going to be Jingle’s Rosy Rupeeland.

But instead we went for a title named after the last game that our SSG - Gwen Frey - helped make, which was The Flame and The Flood. She had just flown in from America and boy were her arms tired! We spoke to her about how her studio Molasses Flood came into being; which came first: The studio or the game; and what are the pros and cons of being a Kickstarter success. Ann also managed to get an EXCLUSIVE but it wasn’t as EXCLUSIVE as we hoped. So, more of an exclusive then.

We also got our legs out for radio, thought of another great monetisation idea and got maths wrong. Sega Badawi brought some local news and Ann got an injury at third base. Ouch.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/direGoldfish
https://twitter.com/molassesflood

Track list:
1. AJAXE - Death Lord Wasabi
http://chipmusic.org/AJAXE/music/death-lord-wasabi
2. Amateur lsdj - Igneous
http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/igneous

Direct download: OLL_19_06_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

After a frantic week in the UK, we got the team together to talk a bit about E3. But where was Ann? We tried to check with HR, but we couldn’t contact her either. How strange.

Luckily we had a SSSG (Selfie Super-Special Guest) that made up for our missing newsreader: Anisa Sanusi. She had been on the show before during an Ann Life Left and also during GDC, but this was the first time she got to be interrogated by the heavyweights of videogame radio shows. And she did a great job at coping with us. We found out how you can become a UX/UI designer; why her current employer, Hutch Games, are great at making driving games; and how UX differs between mobile and consoles.

As well as all that we heard about how Simon used time travel last week, had a competition for a JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker and confirmed that we’re off to Amsterdam with Parkinson. And Sega Badawi could finally use the election in a story.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/studioanisa
http://www.hutchgames.com/
https://twitter.com/studioanisa/status/874332086873853952

Track list:
1. Amateur LSDJ - Chrysalis
http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/chrysalis
2. Eduard - Lights Of Shanghai
http://chipmusic.org/Eduard/music/lights-of-shanghai

Direct download: OLL_12_06_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

After the events in London over the weekend Team OLL decided to take a different approach. Without an SSG (Simon was off) or Simon (he was in Barcelona), Ann and Ste went through their favourite nice games. Whilst we normally try to be as positive as possible, us being positive about so many games may disconcert you. Luckily our CD player went on the blink during the reviews section and hearing our shoddy professionalism will reassure you that we’re still the same Team OLL.

We also did a bit of wedding admin, Ann ran on the beach in Scotland and Ste found out he was a super taster. Busy week.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Track list:
1. m0n0deaf - k0ng0
http://chipmusic.org/m0n0deaf/music/k0ng0
2. saulc12 - the crunch
http://chipmusic.org/saulc12/music/the-crunch

Direct download: OLL_05_06_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

It’s another Bank Holiday Monday so that means it’s time to check back into the Nordic Game Jam and see how things progressed since our last episode. The main issue is that 24 hours had passed since our last Game Jam episode so (in theory) people should have slept. We tried our best to find out the best and worst places to sleep at a Game Jam and also tried to see if snoring had affected any games created.

Luckily we managed to find lots of people who were on our previous episode so we got to see how their ideas (and teams) had changed and also got to speak to someone from the most exotic country attending.

We also came up with an idea for a Game Jam that we thought of two weeks ago, but was two weeks after this episode was recorded. On both times we appear to think it’s a new idea that we’ve had. This is what Game Jams can do to you.

Look in our links section below to see all the games that were created from the Jam. They’re all excellent.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/nordicgamejam
https://itch.io/jam/ngj17
https://nordicgamejam.org/

Track list:
1. m0n0deaf - k0ng0
http://chipmusic.org/m0n0deaf/music/k0ng0
2. amateur lsdj - grounded
http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/grounded
3. Eduard - Lights of Shanghai
http://chipmusic.org/Eduard/music/lights-of-shanghai

Direct download: OLL_29_05_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:40pm EST

We start the episode a little confused. So confused that Ste mentions how it’s our first show together for a few weeks, er, except we were all together last week. Ste did have an excuse in that Team OLL got together over the week to once again give the gift of Marioke to Nordic Game. Apart from Simon who decided Belgium was much better, which it would have been but he failed to go to Ghent or Bobbejaanland.

Anyway, after last week’s lack of an SSG we went overboard by getting a guest who had just flown in from America - and boy were his arms tired! It was Glenn Gregory from ID@Xbox, which is the main route to getting your indie game onto to Xbox platform. We bombarded him with questions that he actually gave a straight answer to like: Is there still a place for traditional indie games? What does Ann need to do to promote her indie game that she hasn’t made yet? And: How many games have been released on the ID service? This last one wasn’t a question we asked, but we did find out the answer in the show.

One other thing that means Glenn will always be a Friend Of The Show is that he managed to give Ann and Ste the opportunity to audition to be a Sugababe. Were either of us successful? We may never know. We also had some Local News, had a joke stolen by time-travelling television people and realised we’re getting old. What a bummer of an ending.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/ID_Xbox
http://www.bobbejaanland.be/

Tracklist:
1. Veenomn – Big Boofer
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/big-boofer
2. amateurlsdj - Stellar
http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/stellar

Direct download: OLL_23_05_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:17pm EST

Apologies for the delay in releasing this episode - our Caretaker was at a team build in Doncaster. Unfortunately Derek Williams wasn’t providing the after-dinner entertainment but there’s always next time.

Simon was finally back in the country and on the show after a world tour that took in Toronto, Great Yarmouth and Greece and also a flight that was delayed 27 hours. Luckily this meant that Simon had plenty of opportunities to play the Switch in various locations and with different people, including ex-contributors Taliah and Dexter. So without an SSG we decided to discuss the Switch in more detail. Do we think it will change the videogame world? Or how it will change the tea break at cricket matches? And can we persuade Ann to buy her own Switch?

We also found out if Ann passed her driving test, the first line of Ste’s Nordic Game talk and Simon’s cunning plan for his Playstation. Sega Badawi managed to find a non-election story and we had a good idea for a Game Jam.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/two-complaints-bring-planned-video-game-cafe-one-life-left-before-norwich-city-council-licensing-committee-1-5018784

Tracklist:
1. Kal – On My Own
http://chipmusic.org/Kal/music/kal---on-my-own-[sgb-mix]
2. Ocean Palace – Zero Leaf
http://chipmusic.org/ocean+palace/music/zero-leaf

Direct download: OLL_15_05_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:49pm EST

Another week without Simon, but we’ve been promised that he will definitely be here next week. However, going by his Twitter as at Wednesday, this promise might not be kept. At least Ste will be here, even though Simon thinks Ste won’t be.

As one of Simon’s roles is to book the SSGs, we had to resort to sending a signal out. Luckily Lukas Roper answered and became an SSSG (Skype Super-Special Guest). When Ann found out what Lukas had previously worked on you could hear her gasp in admiration and you can too. Lukas is currently working on the excellently named Corrupt Cup Contest, which is a tongue in cheek online multiplayer game based on the ongoing FIFA scandal. It sounds like it’ll be great fun, although if Team OLL decide to play each other it’ll be a little boring as we all play by the rules and won’t stab each other in the back. Maybe.

Ann tells us a very interesting fact about the oceans and gives us some useful lessons in hacking while Ste made a quite good joke about Whitstable and is worrying about his new talk. We also had a feature from Sega Badawi, who is finding it difficult to have news stories that aren’t about the UK election.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://corruptcupcontest.com/
http://lukasroper.com/
https://twitter.com/LukasRoper

Tracklist:
1. Ampliflyer - Post Physical
http://chipmusic.org/Ampliflyer/music/post-physical
2. Mute Hero - BGM 00
http://chipmusic.org/Mute+Hero/music/bgm-00

Direct download: OLL_08_05_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:17pm EST

Team OLL managed to get approval from our HR director to go and record a show from the floor of this year’s Nordic Game Jam, which was held in Copenhagen between 20 April and 23 April. So, as Resonance locked us out of the studio this week because of the bank holiday, we decided to release an episode from the first day of the Jam.

Enjoy!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/NordicGameJam
https://nordicgamejam.org/


Tracklist:
1. Amateur LSDJ - Journey
http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/journey
2. Israel Junior - Spring Song
http://chipmusic.org/Israel+Junior/music/spring-song
3. Vincentizghra - Mergefusion
http://chipmusic.org/vincentizghra/music/mergefusion
4. YERZMYEY - Agartha
http://chipmusic.org/YERZMYEY/music/agartha
5. VCMG - Swashbuckler Saga
http://chipmusic.org/VCMG/music/swashbuckler-saga

Direct download: OLL_01_05_20172.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

After a break for the Easter holidays and to go to Denmark, we’re back! And, as usual for when we have a break for a holiday, we’ve left a member of Team OLL in another country.

And our Super-Special Guest had a very apt name for this week’s presenting team with Stephane (Ste + Ann) Ferrandiz from Gamevil making his first appearance on the show. He was here to talk about War of Crown, which has all the best bits of Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics, but none of the bad bits. It’s also has real time PVP so we tried to find out how easy that is to do (presumably we’re thinking of doing it in Marioke).

We also spoke about Snooker, came up with a cheap way to make a mini NES and Ann told us about her massive bruise that happened at the Nordic Game Jam. It’s been a difficult two weeks.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/GAMEVIL
http://gamevil.com/

Track list:
1. Amateur LSDJ - Equestrian
http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/equestrian
2. DEgITx - Remember Your Name
http://chipmusic.org/DEgITx/music/degitx---remember-your-name
3. Leave Luck To Hell - Pheonix Down Syndrome
http://chipmusic.org/leavelucktohell/music/pheonix-down-syndrome

Direct download: OLL_24_04_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

It’s the fourteenth season of One Life Left! Miracles can happen if you believe in them! For instance, Ste has a tan and could potentially be djing at Ann’s wedding for up to 22.5 minutes! Oh, and the caretaker could forget to press play and record, thereby missing important chat from the beginning of the episode so had to make a seamless edit (sort of)! Miracles!

Some people could argue that one such miracle would be Failbetter Games getting all of their Kickstarter money for Sunless Skies within one day, but we’re not too surprised by that as their games are rather excellent. And it was EXCLUSIVELY announced on One Life Left so it’s successful monetisation was assured.

This week’s Super-Special Guest was Cash Decuir from - no! But yes! - Failbetter Games so we got to talk to him about how you write for a game like Sunless Skies, what lessons were learnt from their previous Kickstarters and which flying insects are a force for good.

We had a debrief about our Marioke Live event, with the conclusion that it was excellent and that YOU should be there next time. Plus we raised enough money for Resonance that they’ll have no choice but to keep us on air. Sega Badawi gave us the latest Local News, Ann reviewed Wedding games and we also had a bit of goat butter chat. Standard videogame radio show stuff really.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/cashdecuir
https://twitter.com/failbettergames

Tracklist:
1. Himsy Pimsy - The Bell
http://chipmusic.org/HimsyPimsy/music/the-bell
2. Not too sure, we’ll update the website when we remember who did this

Direct download: OLL_10_04_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:26pm EST

It’s the last day for GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra 2017 and we are all very sad, but luckily we have a sofa full of guests to cheer us up.

 

Today we talk pitches, perfecting vocal performances, and why there is blood on the walls and wine on Kris’ shoe.

 

Thanks to all our lovely guests, viewers and listeners. See you next year!

 

On the show were:

Brian Upton, Game On The Rails

Jon Ingold and Joe Humfrey, Inkle

Tony Gowland, Ant Workshop

Glen Gathard, Pinewood Studios

Sarah Elmaleh, Freelance Voice Actor

Stephen Barlow, Freelance Voice Actor

James Parker, Ground Shatter

Anisa Sanusi, Frontier

Chris Wilson, Cardboard Sword

Barbara Lippe, Entrez

Direct download: One_Life_Left_x_GDC_Presented_by_Gamasutra_Friday.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is joined by more brilliant guests for our show today. It’s Thursday, so the cracks are beginning to show, but we still managed some great networking. Tune in to find out which business deals we brokered on the sofa today.

On the show today were:

Mike Jungbluth, Volition

Ryan James, Naughty Dog

Rhodri Broadbent, Dakko Dakko

Andrew Maximov, Naughty Dog

Grace Carroll, Creative Assembly

Matt Lees and Paul Dean, Shut Up and Sit Down

Nic Tringali, Bithell Games

Teddy Diefenbach, Square Enix

Robin Arnott, Independent

Colin Northway, Northway Games

Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris, The Tiniest Shark

Michael Lee, Schell Games

Direct download: OLL_GDC_Thursday_MP3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54pm EST

GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is live from the show floor, talking to more amazing guests and, for the first time ever, smelling their games.

Tune in tomorrow for more sensory experiences.

On the show today were:

Rebekah Saltsman, Finji

Kert Gartner, kertgartner.com

Rayna Anderson, Eidos Montreal

Itay Keren, Untame

Tanya Short, Kitfox Games

Richard Rouse, Paranoid Productions

Herman Narula, Improbable

Martine Spaans, Tamalaki Publishing

Lisa Brown, Independent

Jenn Sandercock, Inquisiment

Alex Fleetwood, Sensible Object

Direct download: One_Life_Left_GDC_Wednesday_1st_March_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:34pm EST

GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is live on the conference floor and we are Twitch streaming together for the first time!

We’re joined by some incredible guests who chat carousels, cash and the coldest GDC on record. Tune in again tomorrow for more.

On the show were:

Gemma Thomson, Kaludoscope

Richard Lemarchand, USC

Holly Gramazio, Matheson Marcault

Mark Cooke, Shiny Shoe

Kenny Young, AudBod

Grant Shonkwiler, Shonkventures

Shawn Allen, NuChallenger

Emily Short, Spirit AI

Soren Johnson, Mohawk Games

Hannah Bunce, BBC

Tanya DePass, I Need Diverse Games

Brandon Sheffield, Necrosoft Games

Direct download: One_Life_Left_GDC_Tuesday_28th_February_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27pm EST

We’re easing ourselves into GDC week with a low-key hotel room recording, but there is nothing low-key about our brilliant guests.

Adriel Wallick fills us in on how Train Jam went, Rami Ismail from Vlambeer talks to us about his talks this year, Unity’s Kerry Turner tells us what it’s like being on a booth.

We’re also joined by The New Yorker’s Simon Parkin, Shailesh Prabhu from Cape,  Mediocre’s Henrik Johansson, and Runa Haukland and Henriette Myrlund from Splash Jam.

If that’s us at low-key, imagine where we’ll be by the end of the week.

Direct download: OLL_GDC_Monday_270217.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23pm EST

It’s the final One Life Left of the season, before we go into our cocoon and emerge as One Life Left X Gamasutra for this year’s GDC. Unfortunately Simon didn’t obey our rules and went into hibernation earlier than expected due to a cold. This also probably means that Simon will be Patient Zero for this year’s Con Flu. One Life Left is always ahead of the game.

Our Super-Special Guest this week was the always-excellent Matt Sheret. Some might argue that he actually doesn’t have much to do with videogames and he was only on the show as he was in the area and answering our calls. But he’s actually very big in VR (our alternative title for this episode was Lawnmower Matt).

We also spoke about the hot topic of gender in Pokemon and gave a typical One Life Left response, found out which Batmen Ann identifies with and tried to remember where our Blackberry Playbooks were. And we give more info about our New York and San Francisco Marioke parties, the gist being: Get there early.

Cheerio and see you in America!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/mattsheret
https://www.facebook.com/events/672291596276893/
https://fundraiser.resonance.fm/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDEfaonoQvg


Tracklist:
1. Jellica - Side Rmx 4three
http://chipmusic.org/Jellica/music/jellica---side-rmx4three-c64--909
2. Klamm - Prisma
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/prisma
3. Plants of Prisms - ekononom
http://chipmusic.org/Plants+Of+Prisms/music/ekononom

Direct download: OLL_20_02_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 11:58am EST

This week’s show sees two BIG Marioke announcements. The first is that we’re doing a Marioke gig in New York on 24th February (we would put 24/02, but it would just confuse everyone who is going there). It promises to be a great event and not just because Simon won’t be there.

The second Marioke announcement involved our Super-Special Guests, Henry and Chris. They’re in a band that play live backing tracks to people singing songs. But hang on, don’t we have a side-project that changes the lyrics of karaoke songs to be about videogames? Is there some way that we combine these two aspects and make a Marioke with a live backing band? And perhaps we could make it a fundraising event for Resonance FM (the best radio station ever)? The answer to all these questions is YES.

Other than our amazing announcements we further developed our relationship with Lewis Schaffer, had a cameo appearance from Producer Chris and Ann confirmed that smoking is cool. She’ll probably have to speak to HR over the week about this.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Henryhbarnes
https://www.facebook.com/events/672291596276893/

Track list:
1. Business Pastel - Mutual
http://chipmusic.org/business+pastel/music/mutual-2xlsdj-demo
2. POPCORNKID - Out The Sound
http://chipmusic.org/POPCORNKID/music/out-the-sound-demo-lsdj-and-more

Direct download: OLL_13_02_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

It’s just the lads tonight as Ann had a migraine. And being a kind, trusting team at One Life Left we take her at her word and don’t try to work out where else she could be - at least for the first half-hour anyway.

We also failed to have a Super-Special Guest in the studio. But luckily that meant we could talk to David Heslop about videogame tv via Skype. David told us how difficult it is to get videogames on television (usually through a SCART lead or HDMI cable) and how frustrating that is considering the many opportunities that games offer children’s tv.

Normally Ann being away causes issues with the news, but luckily Ann came to the rescue. There was also a bit of Parkinson chat, Simon told us what it’s like to be a big deal on Twitter and Ste nearly broke his NDA. Ouch.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/dtHeslop

Tracklist:
1. Hide Your Tigers - Decaying Tigers
http://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/decaying-tigers-lsdj
2. Enders Crusade - Xenocide
http://chipmusic.org/Enders+Crusade/music/xenocide
3. Shintarou Music - Hanging
http://chipmusic.org/ShintarouMusic/music/hanging

Direct download: OLL_06_02_17.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

One thing we always forget to check before each show is if Simon’s workplace proximity acquaintance John believes our Super-Special Guest for this week’s show is excellently named. Luckily this week we remembered and we can confirm that week’s SSG - Jake Tucker - has a John-Approved name.

Jake is currently writing for Rock Paper Shotgun, but has also been involved with Videobrains, which Vice described as TED talks for videogames. He’s also created a game called 20something that is based on his personal experiences and is currently working on a new game that will presumably be based on when he was on the show. Either that or Ste persuaded him to make a cricket themed sequel called 20twentysomething.

We also found out the difference between Itch and Steam, Ann made a slight mistake in her news that Ste and Simon were far too gentlemanly to point out, had a debate about Outrun (that was easily solved) and had features from Rob Beer and Sega Badawi.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/_jaketucker
http://store.steampowered.com/app/582840/
https://jaketucker.itch.io/20something

Track list:
1. Draggs Connor - Cats!!
http://chipmusic.org/Draggs+Connor/music/c-a-t-s-!-!
2. HEADBAND - Buddhic Bossa
http://chipmusic.org/HEADBAND/music/buddhic-bossa

Direct download: OLL_30_01_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

It’s difficult when you have a decision to make and both options are fantastic. On one hand we all had an invite back to Lewis Schaffer’s where we would have discussed how great both of our shows are and possibly someone would have understood Simon’s t-shirt reference. On the other hand we had a show to make and produce. And if we didn’t make the show would Lewis have invited us to his place?

Luckily there was an additional factor to bear in mind when making our decision as videogame legend Mev Dinc was on the show. We covered loads of topics from the 8 bit computers up to the present day, but it was good to find out the easiest way to port Enduro Racer from the Spectrum to the Amstrad, how/why First Samurai was possibly the most pirated game on the Amiga and what it was like to be one of the main people to make Ubisoft the success it is today.

We also found out that Ste has come up with some merch ideas (which might mean we finally have a chance of monetising our brand), Ann went on a walk (but forgot to play Pokemon Go) and Simon might not need to put his Wii U in the canal. Our GDC Marioke was advertised at the end of this show, but it’s already sold out so the news was a bit out of date (kind of like Sega Badawi’s Local News).

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://Twitter.com/mevdinc
https://Twitter.com/pixelagestudios
http://pixelagestudios.com/
https://twitter.com/LewisSchaffer

Track list:
1. ATKstat - Pressure
http://chipmusic.org/ATKstat/music/pressure-lsdj-demo
2. Chrome Cobra - How Cobra Got His Groove Back
http://chipmusic.org/Chrome+Cobra/music/how-cobra-got-his-groove-back

Direct download: OLL_23_01_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:02pm EST

It’s the first show of a new year (4AL* if you’re keeping note) and all the team is back. Ste returned from his overseas holiday to the Caribbean and Ann came back from Spain. Jamaica? Yes, otherwise she’d be hearing from our HR director.

To ease us into the new year, we got a guest in who is always willing to talk to us on numerous topics. Well, as long as that topic is the game that his company has recently released. It’s David McCarthy from Cygames! He managed to make all our questions relate to Cygames’ latest release Shadowverse, except for when we asked if Shadowverse was made by magicians. Shadowverse is Hearthstone meets Magic The Gathering and is played by 15 million Japanese people everyday, and 15 million people can’t be wrong (Insert EU Referendum reference here)!

We also found out if Ste has become bloodthirsty now his Mum says he can play violent games (Sub please check this), what DAU stands for, what Simon has recently ordered to put at the bottom of the canal and what is frustrating Ann. Sega Badawi also made a return and we announced a very special guest for next week (cue the Hallelujah chorus).

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

* After Luigi

Links:
https://twitter.com/shadowversegame
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/01/scorpion-on-a-train-delays-london-to-edinburgh-journey

Tracklist:
1. Veenomn - Drifting Away
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/drifting-away
2. Drags Connor - Game Over
http://chipmusic.org/Draggs+Connor/music/game-over

Direct download: OLL_16_01_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:39pm EST

It’s a Christmas special with lots of surprises so we don’t really want to spoil them in this intro (although the links bit does give it away a little). We guess we can tell you that Luke Williams from Bossa Studios was in to talk a little bit more about Worlds Adrift and what it’s like making a game where people are generally nice to each other. But any more information will affect your enjoyment of a show that is different to our usual ones but just as great.

Cheerio and Merry Christmas!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/eternz
https://www.worldsadrift.com/
https://twitter.com/plentyspace
https://twitter.com/teenytinylisa
https://twitter.com/CharlesCecil
https://twitter.com/notken
https://twitter.com/mattsheret

Track list:
1. Ding Dong Merrily on High - Robby Duguay
https://robbyduguay.bandcamp.com/
2. Go Tell It To The Mana - Robby Duguay
https://robbyduguay.bandcamp.com/

Direct download: OLL_19_12_2016.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

This week’s Super-Special Guest is John Vega who works at Curve Digital as a business developer. Luckily as Simon was away, there was no conflict of interest in the interview section. Unluckily as Simon was away, there were lots of questions we could ask John about working with Simon. We found out what it is that a business developer does, what the success rate of the game pitches Curve receives is like and how we can improve our chances of getting our game published (probably by not asking personal questions about Simon).

Little Acre is one of the first games that John biz devved and it should be out now! John told us a little bit about what made him interested in the game and also that Lord Sir Charles Cecil had a small role in proceedings. That must mean it’s going to be great, or that a goat has been put into the game somewhere.

Ann proved her news hound credentials by uncovering the new name for Super Mario Run and also a new price point for the app. This news may be related to Ann’s new glasses which have a new prescription and make it hard for her to read accurately. Ste was feeling a bit melancholy about videogames. He’s obviously missing his guns, when the bells ring out for New Year’s Day he’ll have a great big smile on his face as 2017 is the Year of the Guns.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/John_F_Vega
http://www.pewtergamesstudios.com/the-little-acre/

Track list:
1. VCMG - The Func
http://chipmusic.org/VCMG/music/the-func
2. Hitekx - Zack0 Beat
http://chipmusic.org/hitekz/music/zakk0-beat
3. Burryleak - Snow.scr
http://chipmusic.org/burryleak/music/snowscr

Direct download: OLL_12_12_2016.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

It’s a Christmas miracle: Simon’s back! He did forget to bring Sega Badawi or a Super-Special Guest with him but made it up by managing to get Skype working in our studio. This meant that we managed to get Gary Plowman on the show as our Super-Special Skype Guest. Gary spoke about his ZX Spectrum Code Club book, which is a good stocking filler for all family members (depending on the size of the stocking). Incredibly Gary has managed to get a Basic version of Flappy Birds working on the Spectrum which we’re already excited about coding. Gary allowed two thirds of Team OLL to reminisce about typing in programmes from magazines and books - along with the typos and misprints that caused the whole programme to fail.

Anyway, with Gary being our inaugural Skype guest it now opens the whole world to being Super-Special Guests. So if you live in a non-Brexit country and still want to be involved in One Life Left then let us know (offer also open to UK residents who just don’t fancy coming to London).

We spent last Sunday on a barge and did a super-secret Marioke project that will become clear at our Christmas party next week (which is already sold out). There’s also an in depth discussion of popcorn and we get our Sinclair Users and Your Sinclairs mixed up. What an (R tape loading) error.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/gazzapper
https://twitter.com/zxspectrum_club
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0993474403

Track list:
1. Jaar - Commodorable
http://chipmusic.org/jaar/music/c-o-m-m-o-d-o-r-e-a-b-l-e
2. Hide Your Tigers - Vitaminte
http://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/vitaminte-lsdj
3. Klamm - Cracks
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/cracks

Direct download: OLL_05_12_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

Once again it’s another episode without Simon Byron and Sega Badawi. Actually, we’ve never seen Simon and Sega in the same room. Could they be the same person? We’ll try to find out by next week.

But anyway. This week’s episode started with a remixed version of the OLL theme due to a dodgy cd, luckily it wasn’t a portent of future issues to come as the show had absolutely no problems (assuming we remembered to edit them out). At least we started to make inroads into a special relationship with the other One Life Left (not that one). And Ste set a new world speed run for Braid.

Our Super-Special Guest this week was Stella Wisdom from the British Library. She was in to talk about her Off The Map competition which combines actual historical documents with actual interactive games. We found out about how it got started, what the theme for the next set of games is and about the Wordplay festival, which recently took place at the Library. And we didn’t make any sssh jokes. We’ve become so professional recently (assuming we remembered to edit out our mistakes).

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/miss_wisdom
https://twitter.com/BL_DigiSchol

Track list:
1. burryleak - interruptune
http://chipmusic.org/burryleak/music/interruptune
2. Kazzy - blip
http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/blip
3. ClipHead - ihc
http://chipmusic.org/ClipHead/music/ihc
4. toasterpastries - SPOOKS
http://chipmusic.org/toasterpastries/music/spooks

Direct download: OLL_28_11_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

We have two rules for our guests. No swearing. No banging. But, as you’ll find out on this week’s show, those rules do not apply to Team OLL. Obviously it’s because Simon wasn’t on the show so the rest of Team OLL felt we could break the rules. Worryingly this may mean that Simon is the responsible one of Team OLL.

For instance, Simon is responsible for booking our Super-Special Guests and he came up trumps this week with Ben Nicholson from Cape Guy Games. Or should that be Ben Nicholson, who is Cape Guy? We tried our best to work this out, but as usual we got incredibly confused. We’re blaming the incredibly quick studio changeover from Lewis Schaffer’s Nunhead Radio - which we now have to a fine art and shall be teaching our techniques to F1 pit crews across the world.

Anyway, Ben was on the show to talk about his new game Ski Three, which is a match three game crossed with an endless runner. We found out about who the game was aimed at and why that could have caused problems if it wasn’t good enough (luckily it was). Ann gave us all a live skiing lesson and Ste got confused between piracy and friendship.

We also had to commence dealing with our lawyers thanks to a tip-off from Jimmy at Loading Bar. Can any of our listeners in Norwich help us?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://capeguy.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/CapeGuyGames
https://twitter.com/capeguyben
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-life-left-friends-christmas-party-tickets-29372236149

Track list
1. Veenomn - Dreamin
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/dreamin
2. Defensem3ch - Fruit Punch
http://chipmusic.org/defensem3ch/music/fruit-punch
3. Kazzy - Plank of Wood
http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/plank-of-wood
4. DEgITx - Machine Paradigm
http://chipmusic.org/DEgITx/music/machine-paradigm-sega-genesis-version

Direct download: OLL_21_11_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

To paraphrase Adam and The Ants: Don’t bang. Don’t swear. Obey these two rules and you’ll do fine as a Super-Special Guest. And as Darren Wall from Read-Only Memory was on for his fourth appearance there’s no way that he would break those rules. Right?

Darren was promoting Read-Only Memory’s latest book which is about the Bitmap Brothers universe. After a brief history lesson for Ann we started to find out more details about them and tried to determine if the Bitmaps produced the first ever cool games. And how did Woolworths play into their creation? Unfortunately Darren failed to announce the next book that he’s working on, but we give him some great ideas. Mostly involving us.

Away from our SSG we named a bear (using a joke that The Caretaker made about a year and a half ago in a podcast description), Ste had a gym induction, Ann got a great gasp from one of her GOOD NEWS stories and Simon got distracted by the smell of the book. And Sega Badawi failed to get the GOOD NEWS ONLY memo.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/iamdarrenwall
https://twitter.com/romalerts
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-life-left-friends-christmas-party-tickets-29372236149

Track list:
1. Kazzy - Defragment
http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/defragment
2. This Is Embr - Sixteen Bit
http://chipmusic.org/this-is-embr/music/sixteen-bit

Direct download: OLL_14_11_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

The first OLL after bonfire night saw Team OLL one member down and slightly deflated after we got bored by fireworks. If only we knew what would happen in America on Tuesday!!!! (SATIRE) Anyway, with Simon away we forgot to do one of Simon’s Important Tasks. Luckily we didn’t forget to book a Super-Special Guest as Tom Cole came on the show to promote Adventure X - The Narrative Gaming Convention.

Tom told us who had been announced as Super-Special Guests at Adventure X and it was an impressive list containing the European-Cup winning John Robertson (we might have got the wrong J Robertson). The band that will be playing at the event sounded a little familiar, but Tom managed to talk us around and there may be logistical issues regarding the fireside chat. And it’s free so what’s stopping you from going?

Ste gave some incredibly useful advice for videogame journalists as well as being unbelievably happy about catching a Porygon. Ann is getting her photograph taken next week, Sega Badawi dropped some Local News and Rob Beer made his final Confession. We nearly missed out on a Proust reference, but Tom helped us make the connection (it turns out it’s an old arcade game that Atari made where you fly around on birds).

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/advxconf
https://twitter.com/tommakesgames
http://adventurexpo.org
http://IGGI.org.uk

Track list:
1. Kazzy - Cliffs
http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/cliffs

Direct download: OLL_07_11_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

According to our bizarre way of numbering episodes we believe (excluding Ann Life Lefts, No Continues, GDC Specials, OLL Knights and LITERALLY UNBROADCASTABLE SHOWS) that this is our three hundredth episode. A number so special that we typed it out in words. And how did we celebrate it? The same way we celebrate every episode: By getting Ann to make Kieron Gillen cry uncontrollably through fear.

And what better way to celebrate our special anniversary by getting Flavourworks’ Jack Attridge in as a Super-Special Guest? It was a rhetorical question, but there is no better way. We tried our best to get Jack to announce the game that he’s been working on, but he claimed that he couldn’t do it due to ‘contracts’ and ‘legal agreements’. So instead we found out why the entire Attridge family hates Heavy Rain, why he was filming Ste in the studio and why he keeps making his lovers cry. Jack is also trying to make games less external and more internal, which we think means he’s doing a reimagining of Microcosm from the CD32.

We have some spooky news from Ann, talk about the dangers of social media and hear about the dangers of eye herpes. Sega Badawi provides some more local news with a Sooper-Special Guest and we try to find out where Google stick their doodles.

Happy 300 everyone!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/JacksFlavour

Tracklist:
1. Hide Your Tigers - Forever Come Tomorrow
http://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/forever-come-tomorrow-lsdj
2. Skolskoly - Bit Battle
http://chipmusic.org/Skolskoly/music/bit-battle

Direct download: OLL_31_10_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:24pm EST

For some reason there was a piano in the corner of the Resonance FM office and we felt it was a sign for Team OLL, not least because it had its top off. Two thirds of Team OLL had just flown in from Sweden (boy were our arms tired!) so we were still a little giddy from hosting an awards ceremony and giving hotel lobbies the gift of karaoke. Which reminds us: Come and see us this Saturday in Nottingham GameCity.

This week’s Super-Special Guest was Jamie Firth, who was on in his role as one half of Monkey 99 - the hot new company to help indies (and majors) produce their videogames. We find out if all publishers are evil, where indie game developers go wrong and if Jamie knew everything about his business partner before they joined forces. He really should have spoken to our HR director before he made the leap - it would have helped him immensely.

Next week is our three hundredth episode - expect us to forget and not do anything spectacular. But we’ll probably have the dependable Sega Badawi providing us with Local News as he did this week. We’ll also find out if Simon’s PSVR has finally made its voyage to the bottom of the canal where it will join his Wii. Fare thee well, Simon’s PSVR.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Monkey99_
https://twitter.com/mrjfirth
http://sched.co/8Xxn

Track list:
1. Duck Boy - Going Down in Smoke and Flames
http://chipmusic.org/Duck+Boy/music/going-down-in-smoke-and-flames
2. Bryc - Swellv2m
http://chipmusic.org/bryc/music/swellv2m-farbrausch-v2-softsynth

Direct download: OLL_24_10_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

Sometimes we think we go a bit too obscure with the titles for our GMA-nominated podcasts. This one was inspired by our Super-Special Guest Gary Burchell, who is in the middle of creating the pirate game (but not the pirated game) Abandon Ship. See? It’s quite a clever title really. Gary told us all about Abandon Ship, which has been described as FTL meets Master and Commander and has been used by games journalists as an opportunity to do lots of poor puns. We asked Gary about what it was like to go indie, why he hasn’t put his name in the title and why water ships are better than space ships.

It’s also the week after the GMA awards so we EXCLUSIVELY reveal if we won and who managed to avoid putting their name on The List. We also remembered an incident that we’d really like to blank from our memories.

We also started a new news feature which every other GMA nominated podcast will be copying in the future and saw Rob Beer and Sega Badawi returning with their regular contributions. Ann made a special announcement and one piece of news got a little too close to home for Team OLL.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/gjburchell
https://twitter.com/GameAbandonShip
https://twitter.com/Monkey99_

Tracklist:
1. This is embr - Affection
http://chipmusic.org/this-is-embr/music/affection-demo
2. Toasterpastries - Mathluv
http://chipmusic.org/toasterpastries/music/mathluv

Direct download: OLL_17_10_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

After an Ann-sized absence (or Ann-sence) last week we welcomed the return of our HR director and person who reads the full news story (and not just the url). But what did she get up to in Iceland? How deep did the conspiracy go? And how were eggs involved?

This week's Super-Special Guest did not bring any eggs, but he is a Cooke! It was Robbie Cooke from Rebellion who was on the show to promote what some are calling 'the best PS VR launch game' - Battlezone. It's an official VR version of the old Atari wireframe game and sounds really good. But we were more interested in how Rebellion bought the IP rights from Atari and how we could use it to improve our own standing in the videogame world.

We were also excited as the day after recording we were going to find out if we had won our second GMA. While you wait with baited breath to find out the result, keep listening to hear what Simon's son uses the most sophisticated of voice recognition technology to do, find out the latest local news from Sega Badawi and help us find out some gossip about Bithell's new mate Perko.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Cookie_Vonster
http://declandineen.com/checkpoints/

Track list:
1. Klamm - Nukem
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/nukem
2. Veenomn - Jamn
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/jamn

Direct download: OLL_10_10_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:35pm EST

After a wonderful time at the Slush Play conference in Iceland, Ste successfully made it back to the studio. Ann didn't and neither did Ste's top. Unfortunately Simon was also going through sports jet lag due to the baseball and also because of him 'be'ing Alex Hunter. Yes, it's hard to believe but a game has finally knocked Star Wars Battlefront off. Perhaps it'll be joining Simon's Wii at the bottom of the canal before too long.

Our Super-Special Guest is James Long, who created a game that is Top Secret. It is based on Edward Snowden and the events leading up to him releasing his leaks. Perhaps we've said too much just by having James on our show, but we think we can tell you that it is a real time email game where you react to actual emails that were sent out at the time. And we provide clear evidence that you can monetise your brand on One Life Left through Simon, sorry 'Alex', buying the game on air. And, if we haven't made it clear enough, the game's name is Top Secret.

We also had some Confessions of a Part-Time Gamer, a bit of Local News and an Ann Investigates From Iceland. Well, maybe not the last one but we're going to pretend we did in our next show just to check if Ann listens to the show and reads this bit. Although going by our news section this week we probably shouldn't annoy her too much.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://playtopsecret.com/
https://twitter.com/jamestyro

Track list:
1. REDACTED
2. Garvalf - Deux Saisons
http://chipmusic.org/garvalf/music/deux-saisons
3. Veenomn - Wake up!
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/wake-up!

Direct download: OLL_03_10_2016.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

We regret to inform you that we haven’t found a use for the coin sound effect in this week’s episode. This is due to a surprisingly high level of competence from ourselves, which will never last. Iceland will be the main beneficiaries of our incompetence this week as Ann and Ste are going over to the Slush Play conference to do a Sigur Ros and Pollaponk based Marioke and to eat their body weight in Pipp chocolates. Ann is also going to be playing detective over there, hopefully she’s got a good jumper sorted out for it.

Martho Ghariani from Oasis Games was this week’s Super-Special Guest. He’d just flown in from New York and boy were his arms tired! Oasis Games is a Beijing based publisher who is bringing five Playstation VR games from China over to the west over the next few months. We heard about the developing console market in China and tried to learn even more about how VR will change the videogame industry. Perhaps with all our knowledge we’ll become the first-ever VR podcast? (Actually this is A Good Idea – Ed)

Mostly this week has been all about the hard cuts, and about us all hanging out with everyone else. Maybe they were Telegraph journalists. Rob Beer provided more Confessions of a Part-Time Gamer and Sega Badawi had some Local News. Our studio saw some action as we went through our bins, which risked annoying Digitiser 2000’s Mr. T and Simon spoke about cupping. Actually, we should have used the coin sound effect there.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/oas_games
http://facebook.com/oasisgamesbeijing
http://play.slush.org/

Tracklist:
1. Volt 44 - Redhead
http://chipmusic.org/Volt+44/music/redhead
2. ABeardfulFate - Faint Hope Impending Doom
http://chipmusic.org/IlGudz/music/abeardfulfate---faint-hope-impending-doom

Direct download: OLL_26_09_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

We suppose we should start with the major news this week. Resonance FM now has beer mats. It is this promotional machine that has got us another GMA nomination in the category that keeps changing its name and has currently decided that it is Best Radio/Podcast Team. As we call ourselves Team OLL we're quietly confident that a team full of lads will win it again.

Actually, that wasn't the big news was it? The big news is that Ann is back. The annual winner of the GMA for best newsreader (well she would be if they held it) is off her sickbed and back into the studio. Although she might still be a little ill as halfway through the show she identified as a millenial.

Our Super-Special Guest this week was Lupine, who is often a presence at our Marioke events. He didn't have any games or items to promote so we just spoke about Marioke and tried to get him to confess to any nefarious activities. So a standard show really.

This week's returning features were Rob Beer's Confessions of a Part-Time Gamer and Sega Badawi's Local News. And we tried to get cast in Mass Effect: Andromeda, without actually checking if we signed a Non-Compete Clause in our contract for Behold The Kickmen. We may need to speak to our lawyers again.

Oh, we also asked for physical post without giving you our address. So let's put it here:
Team OLL
Resonance FM
144 Borough High Street
London SE1 1LB

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Link:
http://Blowthecartridge.com
https://twitter.com/lupinewolf


Track list:
1. Jayster- Voyage Andromeda
http://chipmusic.org/Jayster/music/voyage-andromeda
2. Jaar - W I E N E R H Y P E
http://chipmusic.org/jaar/music/w-i-e-n-e-r-h-y-p-e

Direct download: OLL_19_09_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

As is standard with the second episode after a break One Life Left is an Ann down. But if you're the HR director what is the correct process for sick leave? How long do you talk about it on air? And how do you cover radio's best videogame news reader? The answer to that last question is how Ann feels: poorly.

Our Super-Special Guest were actually Guests as we welcomed James Parker and Tony Gowland into the studio. After we anointed them as The Last Shadow Puppets of Videogames we spoke to them about Binaries, which is coming out on consoles after being a big hit on the PC. We asked them how Binaries has changed on its transition to the consoles, the problems with setting a difficulty level and also how Lemmings 2: The Tribes helped shape the new version.

After a break Sega Badawi returned with the latest local news and we have (sit down for this) a new feature. Rob provided us with his confessions of a part time gamer, hopefully our lack of replying to his email last week won't stop him from sending more features in. We tried to clarify if Guy Cocker is on The List, spoke about prizes that we had won and prepared ourselves for GMA disappointment (at a whole new level of GMA disappointment).

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Edit:
https://Twitter.com/gameswriting
https://Twitter.com/freakyzoid

Track list:
1. Toaster Pastries - Jeb Don't Mind
http://chipmusic.org/toasterpastries/music/jeb-dont-mind

Direct download: OLL_12_09_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

Summer break is over, but One Life Left is back, Back, BACK! And it's been a long hot summer, being a three-button Monday. So what did we do over the holiday? Simon walked past Hugh Dennis, Ann had too much coffee and Ste did something that may get mentioned during the show. We also guested on other podcasts in an attempt to become videogames answer to Sean Paul/Ludacris. Except in most cases we were too hot for release, we blame the three undone buttons.

And in a break from our break-returning tradition we had a Super-Special Guest this week. In fact we had a real Scanters' Choice between comedy's Robin Ince and Failbetter Games' Hannah Flynn. The criteria we had for this week's SSG was how long they would be prepared to talk about Fallen London coming out on Android and about the forthcoming release of Zubmariner - the expansion to the amazing Sunless Sea. Oh, and their name had to fit the title for the episode that we had already chosen. We should get Robin on later in the series though.

We also spoke to Hannah about how annoying the internet can be at times. Come on internet, buck your ideas up. There was clarification on Keith Stuart's dedications, doubts about a few of our letter writers and full UNEDITED chat about Ste's RPOO (possibly spelt incorrectly).

So that's One Life Left. Recorded on a Monday, podcasted on a Wednesday. It's not like anything major like Mario being announced for the iphone would happen by then. Right?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/h4nchan
http://playpixelgrams.com/
https://twitter.com/failbettergames

Track list:
1 Jaar - Bucket Boys
http://chipmusic.org/jaar/music/b-u-c-k-e-t-b-o-y-s
2 Saulc12 - Kick
http://chipmusic.org/saulc12/music/kick
3 savemegod - Night Ride
http://chipmusic.org/savemegod/music/night-ride

Direct download: OLL_05_09_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

Sorry for the lack of a show last week, but it was in order to get you fully prepared for our summer break. Yep, we're off for all of August and will return to air on the 5th of September. So this means that we wanted to tie off our loose ends like Clive Anderson* before we go off to America / watch cricket / look for Pokemon / all three. Now if you recall, one thread that has been through all this season of OLL was David McCarthy's forthcoming soft/hard launch of BFB Champions Global Kick Off. And for this thread to be fully tied off we got David back in the studio to tell us about how it is going to be what experts (us) call "The Pokemon Go of football games". Well, Cybird are soft launching it in different countries like what Pokemon Go did so we feel safe enough to make that comparison.

Tomorrow (as in Wednesday 28/07) we're doing a special Pokeoke at the Loading Bar, which is a Marioke but only about Pokemon. It's going to be a one-off special so bring your pikachu jumpers, your best singing voice and a friend or (mew)two.

We also did a bit of Microsoft Role Play, made an announcement of behalf of Lewis Schaffer and found out that Captain Tsubasa is the Japanese version of Olive et Tom. And John Life Left made a return to the airwaves along with some Local News courtesy of Sega Badawi.

Cheerio and enjoy Summer!
Team OLL x

* By which we mean that we will tie off our loose ends like how Clive Anderson does it, not that Clive Anderson is a loose end.

Links:
https://www.bfbchamp.com/en/

Track list:
1. Ballacr75 - Domenica
http://chipmusic.org/ballacr75/music/domenica
2. Comb Over Cat - Ping Pong Tick Tock (What it Sounds Like When an Indie Game Gets Shoved in Your Ears)
http://chipmusic.org/combovercat/music/ping-pong-tick-tock-what-it-sounds-like-when-an-indie-game-gets-shoved-in-your-ears
3. Clip Head - Oktobaby
http://chipmusic.org/ClipHead/music/oktobaby
4. Baeka - Summer's Over
http://chipmusic.org/Baeka/music/summers-over

Direct download: OLL_25_07_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:19pm EST

With Simon having booked the day off to do something special Team OLL was at a loss at how to replace him. Luckily Doncaster’s premier top-light entertainer and former market stall holder Derek Williams was passing by so he was willing to offer his help at no extra cost. Well, apart from the constant promotional considerations for his various side-projects that Derek took the opportunity to advertise at every gap in proceedings. But we highly recommend all of Derek’s side projects, as well as his above, below, front and back projects.

Another project that we highly recommend is Dreadbit Games’s Seraph and – no! But yes! – we had the creator of the game Daniel Leaver on the show to promote it. Seraph is a skill based acrobatic shooter inspired by a film starring Christian Bale, but not that one where he shouted at the film crew (that inspired how we treat people on The List when we’re at GameCity). Daniel showed us what the sound effect for slowing down is and also explained what he does at Dreadbit (2% director, with the rest (which we believe to be 68%) doing anything else to help with the game).

We also EXCLUSIVELY reveal who we think will be the new cover star of FIFA 17, curate for the pope (although he’s kind of a curate himself) and hear some local news from Sega Badawi (who is finding it difficult to find non-political stories to satirise). Oh and we play some live Pokemon Go, which we suspect is something you’ll be hearing for the next few months. Hey, it makes a change from VR doesn’t it?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.dreadbit.com/#_=_
http://store.steampowered.com/app/425670/?snr=1_5_1100__1100
https://twitter.com/DreadbitGames
http://defsynth.com/
https://twitter.com/onelifeleft/status/752850241607593984

Track list:
1. Volt 44 - Axe Grinder
http://chipmusic.org/Volt+44/music/ax-grinder
2. Nanode - Runner
http://chipmusic.org/nanode/music/runner
3. Jakim - A Man in Trouble
http://chipmusic.org/Jakim/music/a-man-in-trouble

Direct download: OLL_11_07_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

It’s not often that Team OLL get to name an episode of the show after an obscure phrase in Amiga Power and – to be honest – we’d have rather not had the opportunity this week. Trust us, once you realise what this episode title refers to, you’ll never look at Ste the same way again. And it’s a shame as up to that point we were all getting on terribly well. Except for the incident before the show when Ste bumped into Simon coming out of a hotel. Apparently Simon was booking our Super-Special Guest into a room. This is the kind of treatment you can expect if you come onto our show and are not a tank.

And our Super-Special Guest this week came all the way from Lithuania so the hotel was needed. It was Tomas Sakalauskas from No Brakes Games, who came in to not share a hotel room but to talk about his new game Human Fall Flat. In the game you just control your hands (unlike Joe Hart) and use them to move around the level. It’s been a hit on the mythical website called YouTube (that we still don’t understand) so asked Tomas for any tips on how to make your game interesting on YouTube. Annoyingly going around wasn’t given as a good piece of advice as we're really good at that.

John Life Left made a welcome return to the airwaves and Sega Badawi gave us some local news that didn’t have a bit at the end that was added after the show was broadcast so that it didn’t look out of date. Absolutely no chance that happened. We also heard about Ann and Simon going off to smash capitalism, provisionally announced Marioke events for Sweden and Iceland and found out that Simon is going to be away for the next few weeks. Presumably he’s sharing hotel rooms with various game developers, either that or he’s giving Ste’s photo to the tank museum in Bovington, Dorset so that they're pre-warned.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.nobrakesgames.com/human/
http://store.steampowered.com/app/477160
https://twitter.com/humanfallflat

Track list:
1. Volt 44 - Forget it This Sucks I Quit
http://chipmusic.org/Volt+44/music/forget-it-this-sucks-i-quit
2. Klamm - Count Zero
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/count-zero
3. Naeroon - Wow!! Nice Job!
http://chipmusic.org/Naeroon/music/wow!!-nice-job!-[my-first-lsdj]

Direct download: OLL_04_07_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

After a week of depressing news there was only one thing that we could do: Get the Guardian's Keith Stuart on the show and gently bully him. Except we didn't even feel like doing that, so we just talked to K-Stew about his book, A Boy Made Of Blocks, that is coming out soon. Oh, apart from the time when Stew-buryness let us use his Twitter, like in that show that Katherine Ryan does on itv2.

We also delayed the selling of our Marioke tickets for Develop in Brighton for gloomy reasons. However, we decided to start selling them during the show to see how the economy has bounced back since the events on Thursday. And we got to hear how the establishment is coping with the changes as Lord Sir Charles Cecil rang in (even though he should've known that we were on air).

Actually it was a fairly interactive show this week. We had the latest news from Sega Badawi, did a live rendition of the Doctor Who theme and also played Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival via flow chart (which appears to be the best way to play it). Will you enjoy it? If yes score 7/10, if no go to Serial.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/keefstuart
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marioke-develop-in-brighton-tickets-26224846221
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boy-Made-Blocks-Keith-Stuart/dp/0751563277/

Track list:
1. NoyemiK - EVENT_2.M
http://chipmusic.org/NoyemiK/music/event_2m
2. Daitenshi - Layer Cake
http://chipmusic.org/Daitenshi/music/layer-cake
3. MicroD - Marks of Wear
http://chipmusic.org/MicroD/music/marks-of-wear

Direct download: OLL_27_06_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

You know it's going to be a great episode of One Life Left if at least one of Team OLL starts the episode with a damp groin. And boy oh boy do we have a damp groin for you! (Shouldn't that be 'great episode'? - Ed) Ann has passed her driving test and we've persuaded her to become the next Mike Bithell. She's already become a bit upset with Kotaku so she's well on the way to achieving that goal.

Our Super-Special Guest this week was Sean Cleaver from the world of freelance journalism and Hertfordshire. We asked him what it was like to cover E3 from the UK and interrogated him about why we weren't included in the guest list of content creators and influencers that attended the EA play event. We also tried to find out if Peter Moore still has his GTA tattoo, which got The Caretaker confused as he thought he was currently coach at Notts CCC. Sean is also planning on producing a gaming version of the (nngh) 5Live show Fighting Talk, which should be excellent providing one of Team OLL is on it every week.

Marioke is on tomorrow (providing you read this the day before Marioke is on), but there isn't a London one in July as we're going to have it in Brighton instead. Tickets will be available from Eventbrite tomorrow (providing etc.) and will be a fiver, unless you buy them on the door in which case they'll be a sixer. We also heard from Sega Badawi, Simon told us some toilet tales and we came up with an excellent business idea. Standard Monday innit.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/cleaverslips

Track list:
1. Killed at School - Untitled - Bit.ripper
http://chipmusic.org/killedatschool/music/untitled---bitripper
2. Impulses - Pressure
http://chipmusic.org/Impulses/music/pressure
3. Ceres - Chiptuner
http://chipmusic.org/C%C3%A9r%C3%A8s%3B/music/chiptuner

Direct download: OLL_20_06_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:38pm EST

The gang is finally back together. Although Ste was still shaken after the grilling he got from Chef Scanters in last week's episode. Luckily Simon was back to interview this week's Super-Special Guest - David McCarthy from Cybird and Japan via France. He could finally reveal the game that he refused to tell us about last season, but perhaps we shouldn't discuss it in this episode intro out of spite. Nah, that doesn't sound like us does it? It's BFB Champions Global Kick-Off (all the cool kids call it BGBCGKO), which is a football management game for smart phones. We find out what early noughties football game BFBCGKO is most like, when it is coming out, whether it is in a hard or soft launch form and also what BFB stands for. Other than a great quality football game at a decent price.

Still related to football we all try to become voicemen in Dan Marshall's Behold The Kickmen. That is, if the Caretaker hasn't deleted our attempts out of the podcast out of spite. Nah, that doesn't sound like him does it? We also spoke a little about E3, but this episode was recorded on Monday so a lot of the news we found out is already out of date. Which is always the case, but feels even more keener during E3.

We try to discover who knows what 4K is, if Ann has her cockney rhyming slang correct and what John Carpenter is like as a festival act. There's also Sega Badawi along with confirmation of this month's Marioke and another Marioke at Brighton in July. Be there. If you can make it, we guess.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.bfbchamp.com/en/

Track list:
1. automatonsubsys - Guilty Heart
http://chipmusic.org/automatonsubsys/music/guilty-heart
2. Impulses - Pressure
http://chipmusic.org/Impulses/music/pressure
3. Panda BURRR - v3.33x2
http://chipmusic.org/PandaBURRR/music/v333x2
4. Veenomn - Oreo Cream
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/oreo-cream

Direct download: OLL_13_06_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

After a week off due to the bank holiday (which the caretaker forgot to tell us about) we came back at full strength. Er, except Simon was off to sunny Spain. And Simon is usually the one who books the guests. So who do we know that has a new game coming out (and two others in development) and has a golden spring on his microphone? Yes, instead of an SSG this week, we have a SS-Ste. We find out what our SS-Ste was doing ten years ago, spoke about his new game Chime Sharp, how stressful kickstarters are and don't get any exclusives. Once again, Ste has let us down.

Away from our guest, we find that videogame fans annoy us and cheer us up in equal measures, say goodbye to Videogame Nation (and try to work out if they're on The List (High Def)) and Ste man-reviews Scanters as well as nearly becoming a Truther due to F-Zero. There's also Sega Badawi, who gives us some local news that was slightly more topical a week ago, but he forgot about the bank holiday break.

We normally have three paragraphs for each episode intro so here is one for you to enjoy.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://chimesharp.com/
http://www.onelifeleft.com
https://twitter.com/steishere

Track list:
1. Liquid Calm - Holds Hands Over Borders
http://chipmusic.org/liquidcalm/music/hold-hands-over-borders
2. Mystic Hero - Augusta
http://chipmusic.org/Mystic+Hero/music/mystic-hero---augusta
3. Veenomn - Simple Noises
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/simple-noises

Direct download: OLL_06_06_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

We're back from a mid-week trip to Nordic Game and managed to get Scanters successfully through customs, although she did come back with something that she got from a boat trip (congrats Ann - congrannts). Because it was so hot on Monday (unlike now) we had the window open, which means this week's show is naturalistic/noisy depending on your perspective/quality of headphones. There was also a dog in the studio before we went on air, which has now raised all kinds of questions that we need to ask of the people at Renaissance.

This week's Super-Special Guest is - dilly ding dilly dong - Becky Jowsey from Gamehub. And also from Leicester, which hopefully means that the dilly ding dilly dong reference now makes sense. Becky's taken on the incredibly easy task to explain videogames to parents who know nothing about them. This has involved playing lots of games for very long periods of time, with over 150 data points needing to be investigated for each game. The times when you just needed to know graphics, sound, playability and lastability are a long time ago. Becky also tells us why she thinks some parents choose to ignore the age rating system that's already in place.

Sega Badawi dropped some local news and an old contributor made a welcome return. In addition, we all got new chairs except for Simon, which was probably because we all knew he'd get Amiga Power's score for International Rugby Challenge incorrect (it's two percent AS ANY FULE KNO). Oh and you got to find out our superhero origin stories.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.gamehubhq.com
https://twitter.com/GameHub_HQ

Track list:
1. Jredd (feat. Dya and Groovemaster 303) - Light Years Beyond
http://chipmusic.org/Jredd/music/light-years-beyond-featdya--groovemaster303--gameboy-
2. Klamm - Emancipator
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/emancipator

Direct download: OLL_23_05_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:24pm EST

It's not a new season of One Life Left if at least one of us can't make it to the second episode. And Scanters was very happy to take the hit for the team this episode to go boozing on the way to Oslo. It's a hard life being head of HR and News for Europe's leading videogame radio programme. Ann was so on top with her HRing this week by managing to arrange a news-reading substitute, although he did let her down slightly by having a bit of a Network moment. True newsreaders would never do that.

Frederico Fasce from ETT was this week's Super-Special Guest. He gave a very good reason as to why he wouldn't be able to attend our next Marioke event, which meant that we were prepared to ask him about Game Happens - the Italian gaming event he runs with his girlfriend - and the work that he does for ETT. As a result we confirmed how intelligent we were and also learnt about how games are useful in psychological testing (we'd have needed more than an hour for us to do that one).

We move into a fascinating sphere of audio adventures by giving a commentary about an old issue of Edge (warning: contains Nokia N-Gage news) and also got Simon's hot take on the toys to life market, which in turn led to us uncovering a whole new market to move into. And you get some Local News too.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/kurai

Tracklist:
1. 0b111 - OreoMilkshake_1989
http://chipmusic.org/0b111/music/oreomilkshake_1989
2. Tuxic - 1st Round
http://chipmusic.org/Tuxic/music/1st-round

Direct download: OLL_16_05_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

Hey everyone, we're back, Back, BACK. And you know that the show is going to be a great one when before it even starts two thirds of Team OLL gets kissed by Nunhead's own Lewis Schaffer. Although it doesn't help that we forget what number season we're on. But you know this as you can see it in the episode description. If you can't be bothered to scroll up, we've finally hit our teens.

While we were away Ste watched cricket, Ann became a Twitch superstar and Simon went to PAX. No surprises there then. What was a bit shocking (after all the talk at GDC) was that Ste is into VR - how could he turn on us like that? Wait, he's using it to make a cricket game? Ah, all is right with the world.

The Super-Special Guest this week is Simon Haynes, who is making Super Arcade Football. It's already in Steam Early Access and is an attempt to bring videogame football back to its fun arcade roots. We try to find how he has altered the rules of football to make it more fun as a videogame, what's it like to be a friendly rival to the runner Dan Marshall's Behold The Kickmen and can Simon think of a great metaphor for feedback?

As well as that, you provided and presided us with some excellent letters, Sega Badawi gave us some more Local News and everyone got invited to Ann's birthday party. Assuming you're ok with it being a Marioke event as well.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Quistard
https://twitter.com/SuperArcadeFtbl

Track list:
1. NoyemiK - Still Sleepy
http://chipmusic.org/NoyemiK/music/still-sleepy-ym2608-adpcm-demo
2. Brink - Total Bae
http://chipmusic.org/Brink/music/total-bae-n163
3. Impulses - Sodium Rising
http://chipmusic.org/Impulses/music/sodium-rising

Direct download: OLL_09_05_2016.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

Well folks, it's the final day of GDC 2016, and what an amazing time we've had. We've spoken to dozens of guests, hosted two epic Marioke sessions, experienced more virtual realities than we ever dreamed possible AND learned how to pronounce HTC Vive. Incredible scenes.

But before we go, join One Life Left, Gamasutra and super special guests Fred Wester from Paradox, Eric Zimmerman, Jesse Schell, Riot Games Kimberly Voll, Martine Spaans, Kanye Zone superstar Stephen Barlow, Robert Yang, Positech's Cliff Harris, Henrik Johansson from Mediocre Games, Dan Adelman, Robert and Peter Curry, and Anna Kipnis from Double Fine as we see out GDC in style.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Direct download: ollgdcfive.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm EST

Stories! Awards! Pink Pants! Join One Life Left, Gamasutra and twelve more super special guests as we guide you through the ins-and-outs of GDC 2016.

On today's show we're joined by Matti Larsson from Zordix, Joseph Humfrey and Tom Kail from inkle, industry legend Lorne Lanning, Steve Meretzky, Tadhg Kelly, Scott Brodie from Heart Shaped Games, Zach Gage, Chris McQuinn from DrinkBox Studios, Steve Gaynor, writer Chris Kohler, and Frank Cifaldi from Digital Eclipse.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x
Direct download: ollgdc4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09pm EST

It's day three at GDC, and now the expo's properly underway it's time to find out if this VR stuff is any good. Luckily we've got a small army of super-special guests to help us work that out.

Guests include Tommy Refenes from Team Meat, Ryan Burrell, educator Kerry Turner, Lee Perry, Robin-Yann Storm, FourbitFriday’s Tyriq Plummer, Jake Birkett from Grey Alien Games, Luuk van Aggelen and Bram Simonis from Pillow Games, Katie Goode of Triangular pixels and Gamasutra columnist Katherine Cross.

Cheerio!

Team OLL x

Direct download: ollgdc3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm EST

Show two from GDC, and the first from the convention floor! Join us and twelve super special guests as we talk about what's coming up this week, how many VR panels can fit into one lineup and we continue to ask the all-important question 'How do you pronounce Vive?'

Featuring John Warner from Over The Moon Games, Andy Nealen from NYU, Tarn Adams from Bay 12 Games, Kongregate co-founder Emily Greer, Fullbright's Nina Freeman, Henrike Lode from Lohika, Romana Ramzan from Glasgow Caledonian University, Professor Mary Flanagan, James Portnow from Snow Cannon Games, composer Laura Karpman, and Mare Sheppard & Raigan Burns from Metanet Software Inc.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Direct download: GDC_OLL_Tuesday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm EST

One Life Left is back to present the official GDC podcast with our good friends Gamasutra. We thought we'd take it easy with our first show by having a relaxed recording in a hotel room, but what we ended up with was a bumper show packed full of more people than we've ever had on before. 

 
Join us as we talk to TWENTY-SIX (26) amazing guests, hear from developers new and old, chat about game jams and game collectives, discuss how to #network, and get into the big debate about how to pronounce the HTC Vive. 
 
On the show were:
 

 

Charles Cecil - Revolution Software

Martin Kvale - Independant

Tim Garbos - Triband

Joel Nyström - Ludosity

Hannah Flynn - Failbetter

Harry Tuffs - PixelTrickery

Lottie Bevan - Failbetter

Martine Spaans - Tamalaki Game Publishing

Jonatan Van Hove - Independant

Matt Boch - NYU

Sarah Brin - Autodesk

Simon Parkin - New Yorker/Gamasutra

Brandon Sheffield - Necrosoft Games

Rami Ismail - Vlambeer

Grant Shonkwiler - Epic Games

Dave Evans - Playcanvas

Brian Francis - Gamasutra

Adriel Wallick - Train Jam

Philippa Warr - Rock Paper Shotgun

Eline Muijres - Dutch Game Garden

Eduardo Ortiz Frau - Audio Producer

Shahid Kamal Ahmed - Independant

Alex Wawro - Gamasutra

Runa Haukland - Hamar Game Collective

Catharina Bohler - Hamar Game Collective

Marianne Lerdahl - Hamar Game Collective

Direct download: ollgdc1EDIT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm EST

This week's episode is a Denmark special. And in order to celebrate Denmark we got the programmers of James Pond, 3D Construction Kit and the amazing International Rugby Challenge in to talk about it. Oh. Wait. We were thinking of Domark, not Denmark. Luckily our SSG booker didn't make such a mistake and, after Sandi Toksvig and Sofie Hagen refused to return our non-existent calls, we got Jacob and Simon from Gameswing on as our Super-Special Guests. They were there to talk about their new (and first) game Stikbold, which is coming out on XBox One and PC on 1st April and on PS4 a few days afterwards. We asked them about how the game developed from its early start as a Dodgeball game at the Nordic Game Jam to its expertly published current state.

We also found out that we really don't like the word sunsetting, fingernails being left in the studio or not being allowed booze on trains like they are in Denmark. This is our last episode before we go to GDC (which will be podcasted) and when we return we will be ten years old, so be prepared for an anniversary special. John Life Left and Sega Badawi provided some features and we also heard about the latest YouTube Superstar. Finally someone in the extended Team OLL will know how streaming works.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.stikbold.com/
https://twitter.com/stikbold
https://twitter.com/GMSwing
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0WH8bRZn6VfNSX8DEn6i7Q

Tracklist:
1. Please Lose Battle - Goodbye Joy
http://chipmusic.org/pleaselosebattle/music/goodbye-joy
2. Cangrejo - Spider Dance - Undertale
http://chipmusic.org/cangrejo/music/spider-dance---undertale-crabsoundrmx
3. Klamm - Goblins
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/goblins

Direct download: OLL_08_03_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

Welcome to episode 280 in One Life Left's quest to understand how Twitch actually works. This week's person trying to show how the video streaming service actually helps people understand videogames is Sam Murray - Coceo from Senshudo tv. He tells us about how he avoids all kinds of handers - both front and back kinds and possibly even side ones - to provide an unbiased set of reviews using Twitch. As well as that he got us annoyed because we never actually got any bribes when we worked at videogame magazines. OR MAYBE THAT'S WHAT WE WANT YOU TO THINK.

More importantly, as it was a Leap Day, Ann had the pick of three men to choose to propose to. Or would the patriarchy hold her back (again)? Simon's son had learnt a new swears and Simon learnt what his wife gets up to when he's not around. Sega Badawi dropped some local news on those assembled, we had some Conker chat that didn't involve K-Stew and we figured out how Tomorrowland affects reviews. It was a good show.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/senshudotv
https://twitter.com/Squallmuzza

Track list:
1. Nikola - Syncopatience
http://chipmusic.org/nikola/music/syncyopatience
2. Panda Chan - TFATFJ - Corruption
http://chipmusic.org/panda+chan/music/tfatfj---corruption

Direct download: OLL_29_02_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:41pm EST

Psst, don't tell anyone, but this week's show is a gossip special. Unfortunately we don't quite know what this actually means, so we're not actually sure if any real gossip gets spoken during the show. If there is it's almost certainly scurrilous and without foundation, which is our favourite type of gossip (it usually involves conkers).

Our Super-Special Guest was Dan Simpson, who is a videogame poet (which sounds like a great idea for a feature - hint hint Craig The Rage). We asked Dan how he got into poetry, what proportion of indie developers like poetry immediately and also if there is anything that Kieron Gillen isn't prepared to introduce. Dan also created a crowd sourced poem for the National Museum of Scotland which sounds like something we'd do, if you replaced 'poem' with 'karaoke song' and 'National Museum of Scotland' with 'pub'.

We also found out what Belgium was like, turned down the London Games Festival, Ann went around the studio and Simon's wife isn't going cheese tasting. Sega Badawi provided us with some local news and we told you where you can get the last ever tickets to our GDC Marioke party. You should bid on them. Especially if you're going to GDC. Don't be the ones to miss out!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/dansimpsonpoet
http://burningeye.bigcartel.com/product/applied-mathematics-by-dan-simpson
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-last-two-tickets-to-Marioke-GDC-San-Francisco-17-March-2016-/322012369450?hash=item4af96ed22a:g:8KwAAOSwWTRWxgPM

Track list:
1. HavocCc - Nanoloop Live Improvisation
http://chipmusic.org/havoccc/music/nanoloop-live-improvisation
2. Robert Wells - Medieval Polyphony
3. Ixen - Relaxing Desert Night
http://chipmusic.org/ixen/music/ixen---a-relaxing-desert-night

Direct download: OLL_22_02_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

It takes a lot to be someone that Mike Bithell wouldn't be prepared to kiss. This week's Super-Special Guest - Tony Gowland from Ant Workshop - is just that person. Could it be because Tony has managed to make a game with a genuinely interesting idea and that has made Mike jealous? If anyone knows anything about jealously it's definitely One Life Left. If there were no jealousy in this business then we'd have a lot more GMA awards.

Anyway, Tony's game is called Binaries, it's out on the 4th April and he was only too happy to tell us the main colours of the game. And in Binaries knowing the colours is actually a key factor in the gameplay. Honestly, it's like our apparently stupid questions are actually incredibly clever. We also found out why Tony changed the name of the game and what's it's like to be championed by Mike Bithell.

John Life Left tried monetising his feature whilst Sega Badawi still did his purely for the benefit of news. In addition Ste gave some useful advice on running a Kickstarter, as well as doing a little rap. There was Jonathan Blow chat, a further update on our GDC Marioke Party (and what to do if you missed out on a ticket, but still want to come) and a quick mention of our Pre-GDC Marioke that's on this Friday.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/435800/
http://playbinaries.com
https://twitter.com/FreakyZoid
https://twitter.com/antworkshop

Track list:
1. Garvalf- Mere Hiver
http://chipmusic.org/garvalf/music/mre-hiver
2. Cyan Coloneels - Without Any Fuss, The Stars Went Out
http://chipmusic.org/cyancoloneels/music/without-any-fuss-the-stars-went-out

Direct download: OLL_15_02_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 5:16pm EST