Wed, 30 March 2011
Wed, 23 March 2011
No Continues is One Life Left’s off-season weekly book / game club. Each week the team discuss three different games that incorporate a single theme. Last week’s theme was ‘Adventure’. You can listen to episode 2 here*.
Next week’s theme is ‘Simulation’. Ignore what we said at the end of Episode 2, because the three games chosen for dissection by NC this week are:
1. Populous (Bullfrog, 1989)
NOTE: THIS REPLACES CIVILISATION / OPENCIV.
Not easy. There's a Master System version online here, but the best way is to follow these instructions.
2. Sim City (Maxis, 1989)
Playable online via this link (only works in Internet Explorer) or through DOSbox emulation by downloading here. There are also iPhone / Android versions; since we're talking about the art of building a city rather than anything relating to the original version, those will suffice.
3. Photopia (Peter Favaro, 1986)
Play it here.
Play, listen and contribute to the show live on Resonance 104.4FM at 7pm on Monday evening, or we’ll see you back here for the podcast.
* Honestly, the Zelda discussion is a bit vague and directionless, not least because we lost a couple of the group at the last minute. Apologies for that; we're learning the best way of doing this too, so things are going to be a little clumsy sometimes. SORRY. The other 45 minutes is radio book game group GOLD, though. Honestly.
Wed, 16 March 2011
No Continues is One Life Left's off-season Weekly book / game club. Each week the team discuss three different games that incorporate a single theme. Last week's theme was 'Mazes'. You can listen to episode 1 here.
Next week's theme is 'Adventure'. The three games chosen for dissection by NC this week are:
1. The Legend of Zelda (NES, 1986)
Play it here.
2. The Secret of Monkey Island (LucasArts, 1990)
PC version available through Steam, iPhone / iPod Touch
3. Photopia (Adam Cadre, 1998)
Play it here.
Play, listen and contribute to the show live on Resonance 104.4FM at 7pm on Monday evening, or we'll see you back here for the podcast.
Mon, 7 March 2011
It's the very last episode of Season 6 and that means the team, typically, are in a boistrous, last-day-of-school mood. Which is fortunate because they've only got one pre-recorded feature and an hour of airtime to fill. So, videogames, eh? What're they all about? And etc. Spring Break!
Also in #144:
++ Lots of pre-GDC chat. How accurate were our predictions? Did we even predict anything, or just giggle a lot?
++ OLL retrofuturespective discussion: a bit of looking backwards, a dash of looking forwards. Do we have any plans? What are those plans? Oh.
++ Some news, some reviews, some OBE-chat. You know the drill. It's been a long season. And a fun one, right? Right? Right?
And that's it. One Life Left will be back in April. But keep your ears on Resonance 104.4FM and your eye on this feed because we'll be doing other things in between.
PS If you want to contribute to the new series of OLL get in touch.
PPS See you soon! Love you xxxxx