One Life Left's Podcast

One Life Left vs Gamasutra GDC2015 Show #4

 

Recorded live from the Moscone's North Hall in San Francisco at GDC2015

 

Presented by Ste Curran, Cara Ellison and Kris Graft, with very special guests:

 

Kate Edwards (IGDA)

Runa Haukland (Hamar Game Collective)

Chris Gomez (Writer and Game Designer)

Thomas Bidaux (ICO Partners)

Matt Boch (Harmonix)

Robert Yang (NYU)

Tom Vian (SFB Games)

Tadhg Kelly (Has a new book)

Richard LeMarchand (ALL OUR THOUGHTS, ALL THE TIME)

 

That's it for 2015. See you next year! Or keep listening, because we do something (a bit) like this every week. Subscribe to One Life Left here: http://bit.ly/OLLtunes

 

Direct download: OLL_GDC_4.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:01 PM

One Life Left vs Gamasutra GDC2015 Show #3

 

Recorded live from the Moscone's North Hall in San Francisco, live at GDC 2015, and featuring some NSFW industrial language.

 

Presented by Simon Byron, Ste Curran, Cara Ellison and (briefly) Christian Nutt, with very special guests:

 

John Walker (RPS)

Frank Cifaldi (Other Ocean)

Michael Consoli (Cartwheel Games)

Chris Zukowski (Wizard Golf)

Bennett Foddy (foddy.net)

Trent Kusters (League of Geeks)

Forrest Dowling (The Molasses Flood)

John Ingold (Inkle)

Joseph Humfrey (Inkle)

Hannah Flynn (Failbetter)

Alexis Kennedy (Failbetter)

Rupert Meghnot (Burnout Game Ventures)

Oscar Clark (Unity)

 

ONE AGAIN, THIS PODCAST CONTAINS QUITE A BIT OF SWEARING / CURSING. Apologies in advance. Our bleep button was broken.

 

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Direct download: OLL_GDC_3.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 11:54 PM

One Life Left vs Gamasutra GDC2015 Show #2

 

Recorded live from the Moscone's North Hall in San Francisco, live at GDC 2015.

 

Presented by Simon Byron, Ste Curran, Cara Ellison and Alex Wawro, with very special guests including:

 

Mike Bithell

Rob Manuel

Regner Blok-Andersen

Jory Prum

Gordon Midwood

Kerry Turner

Christy Marx

Drew Murray

Sarah Brin

and more, more, MORE.

 

More tomorrow! Subscribe to One Life Left here: http://bit.ly/OLLtunes

 

Direct download: OLL_GDC_2.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:28 AM

Recorded live from the Moscone's North Hall in San Francisco, live at GDC 2015.

 

Presented by Simon Byron, Ste Curran, Cara Ellison and Kris Graft, with very special guests:

 

Alex Fleetwood (Fabulous Beasts)

Damon Shelton (Naughty Dog)

Rami Ismail (Vlambeer)

Steve Theodore (Undead Labs)

Andrew Bennison (Prospect Games)

James Parker (Ground Shatter)

Teddy Diefenbach (Heart Machine)

Nels Anderson (Campo Santo)

Eline Muijres (Gameoven / Monogon Games) 

Robert Curry (Dinosaur Polo Club)

 

More tomorrow! Subscribe to One Life Left here: http://bit.ly/OLLtunes

 

Direct download: OLL_GDC_Episode_1.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:35 AM

With this episode we bring Ste's birthday celebrations to a close for the year. At least until his second birthday of the year in November which will take place at GameCity. As part of the celebrations we allowed the million dollar journalist Cara Ellison to Skype in from France to do the news in Ann's absence. She did a great job, apart from being unable to pronounce symphony correctly.

We had two - count 'em, two! - Super-Special Guests this week: Hannah Flynn and Liam Welton from Fail Better Games (a small team that is part of Fail Better Studios). We found out all about their new game - Sunless Sea, what it was like destroying Eurogamer's scoring system (and Parko) and nothing at all about what it was like working with Bioware.

There's also more development on our official OLL game, local news from Sega Badawi and more gritty games propaganda busting from Game Under. The only way we could make this episode better is by allowing you to hear Simon trying to get Skype to work on a Mac.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/failbettergames
https://twitter.com/h4nchan
https://twitter.com/liamwelton

Track list:
1. Wholesome Family Music - Dope Rhymez
http://chipmusic.org/wholesome+family+music/music/dope-rhymez
2. Motion Ride - Phantom Party
http://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/phantom-party-[edm-chiptune]
3. Klamm - Impulse

http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/impulse

 

Direct download: OLL_23_02_2015.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 8:30 PM

After the time-travelling exploits of our last episode this one sees us return to our usual podcasting timetable. However, it starts with Simon having just been given a tub of Vaseline so maybe in the future we should stick to a confusing schedule.

It's a busy week for Team OLL with Simon preparing for #THIRDSDAY/Marioke, Ann getting ready for #networking at the Top 100 Women in Videogames event and Ste will be playing Spelunky and eating ice cream (for research). Everything else we just referred to our Super-Special Guest and Head of Everything at Different Cloth: Gordon Midwood (the caretaker had to use Linked In to find his surname).

As well as being Head of Everything Gordon also talked about his new game Drive! Drive! Drive!, despite not really telling us anything about it. We also found out a bit about where his Mum currently resides. Not only that but we heard the latest from Doctor Avatar's surgery, Sega Badawi's local news and Game Under tries to smash the corrupt gaming system.

What else do you need? Well, we learnt a new abbreviation in Poapf so if that was what you needed then you'll be ok.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/differentcloth
http://fundraiser.resonance.fm/

Track list:
1. metatronaut - Peaks and Valleys
http://chipmusic.org/metatronaut/music/peaks--valleys
2. Jredd - City Shift
http://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/city-shift-featuring-mbtech

Direct download: OLL_16_02_2015.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 7:28 PM

This episode is a bit wibbly-wobbly chronology-wonology. It was recorded last week, when we thought that it was Resonance FM's Fund Raising Week but then we realised it was the week after so we didn't mention it anymore. However it is now Resonance FM's Fund Raising Week so we hope that you are now giving all you possibly can to the excellent radio station that literally makes us more than a podcast.

The other reason this podcast was a bit late was that the Caretaker was in Prague on a works conference #networking which meant that Ste was meant to be uploading this episode last week. However, being the incredibly clever person that he is, the fact that the actual fundraising show has been retconned into making it look like there was a proper reason for him not doing it.

Internal misunderstandings aside, it was a great show this week. Last week. Whatever. Ann stayed at Simon's for streaming fun and Ste watched the Superbowl, had jingle problems and kept his scarf on indoors. And we had Emily Gera, senior news reporter at Polygon, on as a Super-Special Guest! We found out what it has been like working at Polygon from the very beginning, what Emily misses from the old days of videogame magazines and how she is going to bring it back. More importantly we ask hard-hitting questions (from our listeners) about Pot Noodles.

As well as all this we had our usual features which were: Sega Badawi, Game Under, Ann talking about Going Around, Ste talking about Spelunky and Non-Intern Simon talking about BangMan!. This is also the final show featuring Intern Simon that we've podcasted. He's been a great help in making sure that Ann has included all the important news in her reports and we've enjoyed having him in the studio.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://fundraiser.resonance.fm/
https://Twitter.com/twitgera

Track list:
1. Doomsberry - Aeroplanespaceships
http://chipmusic.org/doomsberry/music/aeroplanespaceships
2. Lauk Metaals - Are You OK
http://chipmusic.org/laukmetaals/music/___are-you-ok___
3. Jakim (feat. Wing) - Attractor
http://chipmusic.org/jakim/music/attractor-feat-wing

Direct download: OLL_02_02_2015.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 6:39 PM

Team OLL is on a creative streak with season eleven. After last week's discovery of #networking, Ste decided to invent a new catchphrase. That he had been shouting to us constantly for the past ten seasons but we finally noticed that he was there. Also, those of you who write fanfic about us may be interested to know that one of Team OLL is having a sleepover at another's house. It will disappoint Stimon worshippers though.

This week's Super-Special Guest was Phil Robb from Turtle Rock Studios. We were the final stop on his world wide promotional tour so naturally we offered him a good rub down. After such a good start to the interview we then confused him about how we pronounce 'exception', he spoiled Left 4 Dead 2 for you and we found out what his co-operative and competitive shooter Evolve is going to be like. But does he swear?

In terms of features we had Sega Badawi, the second installment of Game Under and a returning contributor who isn't Derek Williams. Ste also realised that we could perhaps monetise our reviews, but then forgets about it and we also remembered to do some work on the official One Life Left game (which is to raise money for the excellent Resonance FM).

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/FilRobb
https://www.turtlerockstudios.com/
http://fundraiser.resonance.fm/

Track listing:
1. Uncle Bibby - Repeep
http://chipmusic.org/unclebibby/music/repeep-nanoloop-ios
2. Fearofdark - Love Sickness
http://chipmusic.org/fearofdark/music/lovesickness-[2a03]
3. Motionride - 2d Glitch
http://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/2d-glitch-[edm-chiptune]
4. Mills DJ - Abuse
http://chipmusic.org/mills+dj/music/mills-dj---abuse

Direct download: OLL_26_01_2015.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 7:56 PM

It's a whole new season for a whole new One Life Left! We start season eleven with great news - we're going to China. Apparently the far east has yet to pick up on the karaoke craze and as part of our networking at our corporate event last week we have been handed an incredible opportunity. We also picked up a new joke so it was a highly productive session.

And to celebrate the new season we had a Super-Special Guest join us. And the lucky SSG was Catharina Due Bøhler from Shadow Puppeteer developers Sarepta studio. She started off fairly quiet, but soon proved to be as potty mouthed as all Norwegians are. Even worse she was highly offensive about our protege. Not Parko, the other one. The lethal one. In between her offending the nation we also managed to find some information about her excellent game Shadow Puppeteer.

In addition to Catharina we celebrated Ann being confirmed as one of the top ten women in the top one hundred women in videogames, Ste chaired a mini debate on Hotline Miami 2 and Non-Intern Simon's on/off love affair with Nintendo continued. Sega Badawi provided the latest local news and we had a new feature! Which was Duncan McKenzie's excellent Game Under.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/cathinshadow
http://shadowpuppeteer.com/

Track list:
1. Klamm - Just Chill
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/just-chill
2. jmr- Nothing Can Be Fixed Here. God, Burn!
http://chipmusic.org/jmr/music/nothing-can-be-fixed-here-god-burn!

Direct download: OLL_19_01_2015.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:56 PM

The constantly changing news reporter position saga is at an end as we welcome News Fox Ann 'Scoops' Scantlebury back after a two episode absence. Non-Intern Simon had also been away during the week enjoying the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Hamburg. But the main story of the day was how Ste managed to fight off two robbers who were on a moped. He truly is a hero. And it didn't affect him at all, well except for at the very beginning of the show.

Our SSG for this final episode of the season (don't worry - the new season starts next week) is SFB Games's Tom Vian. He was in to talk about their game Detective Grimoire and what their possible next game is going to be like. It makes Ste a little bit excited, if that helps in any way. We try to find out if Tom uses arrays in any of his games and find out how difficult it can be to communicate to your Kickstarter backers.

There's a return to surgery with Doctor Avatar and Sega Badawi provides us with some local news. Non-Intern Simon has to google 'acrostic', we find out the best spheres in games and Ann tells us how excited she is to be involved in our latest Resonance FM fund raising project.

Oh and Simon has launched Bang Man! on ios. You might not pick up on this during the show.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://mobile.twitter.com/sfbtom
https://mobile.twitter.com/sfbdim

Track list:

1. Motionride - Automatic Town
http://chipmusic.org/motionride/music/automatic-town-[chiptune-rock]
2.  Ampliflyer - Maneuver
http://chipmusic.org/ampliflyer/music/maneuver

Direct download: OLL_12_01_2015.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 7:45 PM