One Life Left's Podcast

Recorded on the afternoon of the 21st of March 2014, live from the Moscone Center with shattered voices and weary hearts, One Life Left presents OLL vs Gamasutra Show #5: FIVE STARS. Hosted by @byronicman, @steishere and @scanters, with a jovial @krisgraft fully representing the Gamasutra side of things, and starring Benedict Fritz (Dudeski), David Laskey (Tetrapulse), Adriaan de Jongh (Game Oven), Teddy Diefenbach & Alex Preston (Heart Machine), Nels Anderson (Campo Santo), Tadhg Kelly (Ouya), Rami Ismail (Vlambeer, still), Cindy Au (Kickstarter) and Steve Gaynor (Fullbright). Music from Rade (Under The Stars), Mister Beep (Hypervelocity Stars), Ocean Palace (Key of the Exiles), Brink (Aurora Borealis).

That's it for GDC 2014. We had the best time, and huge thanks to everyone at the conference and at Gamasutra for continuing to tolerate us. We'll be back on our regular Monday night schedule shortly, so do subscribe on iTunes to keep up ( -- until then you can find us at @onelifeleft on Twitter, and intermittently on See you soon!


Direct download: GDC2014_SHOW_5_EDITED.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:16 AM

Recorded on the afternoon of the 20th of March 2014, live from a noisy conference hall with increasingly raucous GDC-goers, One Life Left presents OLL vs Gamasutra Show #4: FOUR OF HEARTS. Hosted by Curran, Scantlebury and Byron, competently complemented by Kristian Graft (EIC, Gamasutra) and starring Ian Livingston (Ubisoft Montreal), Leo Tan (Turbine), Andreas Zecher (Spaces of Play), Jason Gregory (Naughty Dog), Kenneth Yeung (Capy Games), Matthew Woodward, (CCP Games, again!), Cameron Harris (Bioware), Austin Wintory (Independent Composer), Chris Dahlen (Independent Writer), Sarah Brin (Independent Curator), John Walker (Independent Rock Paper Shotgunner), Tom Betts (Big Robot), Richard Dansky (Central Clancy Writer, Ubisoft), Keith Guerette (Naughty Dog). Music from Drexegar (Fly Away With Me), Groovemaster303 (Step to the Funk), Jakim (The Opened Doors), Jansaw (Rise).

Direct download: GDC2014_SHOW_4_EDITED.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 9:45 AM

Recorded on the afternoon of the 19th of March 2014, live from the foot of the escalators in North Hall of the Moscone Center, One Life Left presents OLL vs Gamasutra Show #3: THE THREEQUEL. Hosted by Scantlebury, Byron and Curran, ably assisted by the rich tones of Kris Graft (EIC, Gamasutra) and starring Terry Cavanagh (Distractionware), Manveer Heir (Bioware, very handsome), Alex Fleetwood (ex-Hide&Seek), Peter Molyneux & Jack Attridge (22 Cans), Erin Catto (Blizzard), Matt Piersall (Gl33k), Daniel Benmergui (Storyteller / Ernesto), Sean Vanaman (Campo Santo), Rupert Loman (Eurogamer Network), Mare Sheppard & Raigan Burns (Metanet), Geoffrey Zatkin (Eedar), Chris HArvey (Drinkbox Studios). Music from Jredd (Silence), Frostbitewaveform (The Thaw), Kommisar (Caduceus), Laffe the Fox (Left Alone In Outer Space), Stinkbug (Afternoon Out).

Direct download: GDC2014_SHOW_3_EDIT.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:16 AM

Recorded on the afternoon of the 18th of March 2014, live from the show floor at GDC 2014, One Life Left presents OLL vs Gamasutra Show #2: BROADCAST HARDER. Hosted by Byron, Curran and Scantlebury, watched over by the soft eyes of Mike Rose (GamaSutra), and starring Benett Foddy ( / NYU), Chris Cornell (PaperDino), Peter Traylor & Chris McLaughlin (Vitei), Dave Evans (Play Canvas), Anna Kipnis (Double Fine), Ben Cousins (, Eric Zimmerman (NYU), Winifred Philips (Independent composer), Kellee Santiago (Indiefund / OUYA), and Brenda Romero (Loot Drop). Music from Stugard (Enceladus), Mills DJ (Radio Waves), Chasingbleeps (Master Kush), Feryl (The Last Riot Grrrl) and Klamm (World Civilisation).

Direct download: GDC2014_SHOW_2_EDITED.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 10:05 PM

Recorded on the evening of the 17th of March 2014, live from the 32nd floor of the Parc 55 hotel, One Life Left presents the first of its GDC 2014 shows. Hosted by Curran, Byron and Scantlebury, and starring Kris Graft (Gamasutra EIC), Adriel Wallick (Train Jam,, Zoe Quinn (, Leigh Alexander (Independent Woman pt II), Andy Schatz (Pocketwatch Games), Matt Boch (Harmonix), Jaime Woo (Gamergamp), Rami Ismail (Vlambeer), Michael Frederickson (Otter Spice Productions), Matthew Woodward (CCP Games). 

Direct download: GDC2014_SHOW_1_EDITED.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 10:20 PM

It's hard being the official King Maker of the videogames industry. Last year we crowned Mike Bithell and videogames haven't been the same since. And for that, we apologise. This means that we've been on the lookout for the new King for a few months. Now is the time of the coronation. The King is (not literally) dead. Long live the King!

But who is the King we hear you ask? And what games has he made that just consist of blocks and a funny voiceover by Danny Wallace? Well, it's Luke Williams from Boss Studios and he's made the excellent Surgeon Simulator that - get this - actually involves proper graphics. We've literally looked outside the box for this choice. And Luke was an excellent guest, explaining how entering the Global Game Jam and expecting a lack of sleep makes you come up with weird (but amazing) ideas for videogames. He also officially announced One Life Left as the official partners of Surgeon Simulator, thereby allowing us to go up and collect the Bafta award when Surgeon Simulator wins and told us how easy/difficult it is to come up with touch controls for the new iPad version of the game.

In addition to talking about surgery and medical procedures we had Doctor Avatar talking about surgery and medical procedures (except Doctor Avatar's are real procedures that should not be tried at home (or elsewhere)) and Sega Badawi with more local news.

Unfortunately this will be the last OLL for a few weeks as we've got to prepare ourselves for GDC. Last time we went we got in so much trouble by adding the letter u whenever we said the word color so we've had to undergo an intensive elocution course so that we will be understood by the Indie Developers attending. Tune in to our podcasts in association with Gamasutra around GDC to hear how successful they were. Also, buy tickets for our next karaoke event on April 12th. It promises to be fantastic, we already have new songs written that will be premiered there and you don't want to hear about these second hand. Vines, Audioboos, Sound clouds and Instagrams just won't do them justice.

Team OLL x


Track list:
1. Stugard - Enceladus
2. Galan - Arcade Dub
3. Commandycan - C Side

Direct download: OLL_24_02_14.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 8:24 PM

As you all know, there was no official podcast of last week's show (although we hear the unofficial recordings are selling for thousands of bitcoins on Silk Road) due to us raising money for Resonance. We also announced the date and location for the first ever Spring Break Videogame Karaoke. Go to for more details and buy a ticket before they sell out!

Luckily this week we were back to a normal style show with a Super-Special Guest. Oh. Except the Super-Special Guest, Will from Rambo game makers Reef Entertainment was involved in a tram incident at Clacton (the Caretaker might have remembered this incorrectly) so he wasn't able to make the beginning of the show to talk about the challenges of making a game out of such an iconic film series or what physics you need to lob a tank at a helicopter. Would he even make the show at all (SPOILERS: Yes, and he was great)?

Still, such things happen from time to time. At least the core trio of Team OLL would be there for the start of the show. But wait? Where is the second hottest member of the team Ann 'Scoops' Scantlebury? Claiming that she was also delayed due to bus incidents (or possibly a perm taking longer than expected) we had to fill 20 minutes before we could start with the news. So instead we decided to have an #AMA, which apparently stands for Ask Us Anything. This meant we predicted the news, worked out what videogames pets like, shed a tear for the Trocadero and try to make our theme win a Classic FM poll.

However, our contributors didn't let us down with Super Roger World, Shipping Forecast and Birthday Boy Sega Badawi all returning to the airways. So all in all another amazing episode!

Team OLL x


1. defiantsystems - Bronson
2. Here Between You Me - Sometimes

Direct download: OLL_17_02_14.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 7:56 PM

In this week's show we have John and Simon from Olli Olli developers Roll 7. Luckily for them we forgot to go on about the Superbowl, which we were going to hilariously rename the SuperbOLL, and thinking about it probably wasn't going to work over the airwaves. We also forgot to mention our great idea to mash up OlliOlli and The Stanley Parable to make the Stan and Ollie Parables, which would detail the black and white adventures of one thin man and one fat man in a horn factory.

We did manage to ask them about working with Sony, what it's like annoying Dan Marshall (more to see if they found it different to how we find it), the colour of their new game but neglected to mention how much it would cost to use our likenesses for an OLLiOLLi spin off. Ah well. Scanters got recognised as a Twitter celebrity, gave hair and nightlife advice and the Team all decided that killing children was wrong.

As usual Sega Badawi provided some local news, but Science Officer and Super Roger World made their welcome returns. We also learn about how to control games using your brain waves, try an experiment and probably fail at it. It's what we do best.

And if you can please contribute to the Resonance FM fundraiser. They're an excellent station to work with and they'll be really freaked out that we just wrote nice things about them. Next week will be a telethon but on the radio so a radithon? Either way, it'll be fantastic so tune in.

Team OLL x


Track list:
1. Mister Beep - Hypervelocity Stars
2. Monomania - Blue
3. Legacy - Rade (under the stars)

Direct download: OLL_03_02_14.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 8:28 PM

It's not often that we have Filey's favourite son on the show, and this week was no exception as Leo Blair (Tony Blairs' Dad) was unable to attend for some reason. So we had to settle for second best and allowed The Official Spokesperson for Videogames, Guy Cocker on as a Special Guest. Unfortunately we failed to kill Guy with kindness but did manage to maim him slightly with politeness. Guy also offered us dating advice while we told him about a further subject that he could specialise in at the BBC. We just like to offer support to those people starting in the business who obviously have lots to learn.

Simon also offered us support by giving Ann and Ste advice on how to stream over the internet, whilst withdrawing support from certain people who send us letters every week and also getting rather annoyed at listeners who dob us in to indie developers. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. We also learnt how much Jon Snow knows about videogames.

Doctor Avatar got some fan mail to go alongside the feature that he sent in, but it probably wasn't from the doyouinverts as the two factions had some 'beef' last week. It did result in a new song by the doyouinverts so it was worth it in the end. Sega Badawi reported on the latest videogame local news, but that's a given these days.

We're also going to do a benefit for Resonance FM some time in April so keep an eye out on our Twitter feed for confirmation of dates and how you can get to attend. It'll be fun*.

Team OLL x

* Fun not guaranteed and is dependent on amount of alcohol drunk.


Track list:
1. Klamm - Dreams About Something (Emerald)
2. the doyouinverts - Just TYT My Love
3. Jredd - Do The Tiido

Direct download: OLL_27_01_14.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 6:42 PM

There's not many people who get to be returning Super-Special Guests on One Life Left. Obviously many have tried. Sure, we've had bribes and threats but the integrity of our journalism is too important for us to let it be affected by these tawdry attempts. For this week's show we had the excellent Keith Stuart from the Guardian (Britain's top Newspaper) who arrived not bearing gifts, but needing the toilet. And you'll get to see if he remembered to do up his flies by looking at the recorded live stream. Yes, this was the first ever episode of One Life Left to have a live video stream (except we might have done a Google+ hangout a few years back (and maybe once over an Android phone?)).

Keith didn't tell us his itunes password, but we did find out which console manufacturer he wants to be destroyed, how long it takes for him to write a news story and what he really thinks of Eurogamer. It's all shocking stuff. Ann is in the midst of a housing crisis so Ste and Satoru Iwata offered advice in varying levels of usefulness, Simon gets jealous when he finds out how much money Keith has made from Kickstarter and we have an almost grown up discussion about the pros and cons of narrative games. Sorry about that.

As usual Sega Badawi provides us with some local news, but we have another new feature making its debut (well, it would be a bit daft to have an old feature making its debut). Not only that, but you'll find out whether Team OLL prefer window or aisle seats, which is information no other videogame radio shows can provide.

Team OLL x


Track list:
1. Wiklund - Blaster
2. Volcano Kid - Super Robotic Encounters

Direct download: OLL_20_01_14.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 8:06 PM