One Life Left's Podcast

One Life Left has always been a firm believer in helping the little guy out. It's why we've always applauded (quietly) when the GMA judges decided to give their podcast/radio show award those teams that aren't on FM. So we felt that having Holly and Kate from Toku Podcast on as our Super-Special Guests would be a good idea. We were wrong. They obviously hadn't learnt that if you wanted to become a success like Mike Bithell or the New Yorker's Simon 'Parkinson' Parkin then you needed to show us respect. Therefore this episode is a textbook example of how to ruin your career. (Although we're not sure if it's ours or theirs that is ruined)

And the show started off started off so well. Simon took the risk of doing the show without headphones, Ste found a CD of filler music and Ann was recovering from having two roasts in one day. Then it went wrong. Ann started to tell a very sexy news story that rapidly turned out to be not particularly sexy - especially once Ste added in a contribution from Gogglebox. Then we interviewed Holly and Kate and it went worse. We learnt that you can never trust Keith Stuart - tabloid journalist - and Ann got scammed by a videogame that turned her to drink.

We did have contributions from GameUnder and Sega Badawi and we had a round up of what happened at our last Marioke. Which reminds us that next month's Marioke is on 14/05, rather than the third Thursday, so you've got less time to get your lyrics sent in.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Track list:
1. Mister Beep - Hornets Assault
http://chipmusic.org/mister+beep/music/hornets-assault-1-bit-chiptune
2. Please Lose Battle - Eleven O'Clock
http://chipmusic.org/pleaselosebattle/music/eleven-oclock

Links
https://twitter.com/nielsen_holly
https://twitter.com/hownottodraw
https://twitter.com/toku_podcast

Direct download: OLL_20_04_2015.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 7:03 PM

After a mini break for Easter, where we only ate Mini Eggs and Mini Milks, One Life Left is back! Ste had managed to break an egg exactly in half, Ann went outside and Simon helped gamify Easter and also met our thirteenth listener. Ann managed to break an exclusive, which is that she's highly likely to be a major character in the new Grand Theft Auto film that's coming out. Apparently only one third of the cinema seats will be available at the beginning of the film, which the rest of the cinema being unlocked as the film goes one.

Our Super-Special Guest this week was Nitrome’s Aaron Steed. He told us all the gossip about Quinn's beginner Netrunner tournament (or BeQuinner tournament if you will) and how you identify which Flash games will work well on mobile. We also found out what are the main problems in creating a rogue like and how good we are at making Aaron forget the names of other good rogue likes.

GameUnder provided more evidence of the corruption in videogames whilst Sega Badawi provided his Local News too late for the live show so we had to insert it into the podcast. We received some post in our pigeon hole that wasn't actually as exciting that we thought would be and we started a beef with Radio 4.

Oh and if you read this on Wednesday 15/04 then come to #THIRDSDAY on Thursday 16/04! Simon won’t be there which might just be the incentive you need to attend.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/st33d
http://www.redrogue.net/
http://www.nitrome.com/
http://robotacid.com/

Track listing;
1. AtariTufty- Beeper X
http://chipmusic.org/ataritufty/music/beeper-x
2. Hurri Gameboy - Astro
http://chipmusic.org/hurrigameboy/music/astro

Direct download: OLL_13_04_2015.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 7:27 PM

It's been a while since we were last on Resonance FM, but you will have no doubt been keeping up to date with our adventures by listening to our GDC podcasts. But there are few things that we held back as we needed time to reflect on them. What was Simon offered to bump people up the Marioke queue? Why have we not been added to the list of E3 attendees? What was David Braben watching on the flight back? Only one of these questions will be slightly answered. We're just not a match for the journalistic integrity of the 3am girls.

Our Super-Special Guest was someone who demanded we did improve our integrity as our regular contributor Gameunder came into the studio. He demanded to be able to disseminate how games could be made better, which game has caused all these problems in the industry and why Kieron Gillen is ultimately to blame.

We also had a mini-report about the National Videogame Arcade and learnt how to play Virtua Tennis without looking at the screen. Doctor Avatar and Sega Badawi provided recorded contributions to join in with Gameunder's live one.

We've not got a show next week due to Egg Day, but there is a Marioke on the 16th and we'll be having one at Develop. Possibly on the Tuesday but it'll be confirmed on our next episode.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/mrjjlean

Track list:
1. Feryl - Broken Patterns
http://chipmusic.org/feryl/music/broken-patterns
2. Bitwise - Pulse City
http://chipmusic.org/bitwise/music/pulse-city
3. Jredd - Static Dash Zone
http://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/static-dash-zone

Direct download: OLL_30_03_2015.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 7:19 PM

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