One Life Left's Podcast

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

(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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT