One Life Left's Podcast

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT