Fri, 29 March 2013
Episode 4. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and (eventually) Jenn Frank, sitting opposite Gamasutra colleague Christian Nutt and special guests Greg Rice (Double Fine), Patrick Hackett (Double Fine), Bennett Foddy (QWOP, GIRP, Pole Riders), Matthew Luhn (Pixar), Ben Liu (Pocket Gems), Daniel Cook (Spry Fox), and Anna Marsh (Lady Shotgun).
One Life Left's relentless schedule continues with another special show, recorded live on Thursday lunchtime at GDC2013 from our temporary home at the foot of the North Hall escalators in San Francisco's Moscone Center. Topics include how to stay motivated, the creative process in big and small studios, cross-media pollination, mobile gaming, life / work balance, and some more brainstorming around our hug-game "concept". It's midway through the conference, we're losing our voices - our minds have somewhat gone too - but we'll get through this together, team, and continue regret nothing except the limited number of hours in every brilliant day.
Thu, 28 March 2013
Episode 3. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and Michael Frederickson alongside Gamasutra representative Kris Graft and a wonderful panel of guests: Thomas Bidaux (Ico Partners), Sarah Brin (Curator, Ahhhhcade), Anthony Johnston (writer on Dead Space and Zombie-U), and Cara Ellison (Rock Paper Shotgun)
Day three -- or one, depending on how well you can count -- of GDC comes to a close and One Life Left reports live from a fast-emptying show floor. Topics include Kickstarter, diversity, the challenges in writing for interactive media, the universality of zombies, hugs (again), schedule highlights and how to be disturbing. There's also an unnerving discovery over at the iam8bit stand and the team discover whether they're more interesting than a staircase. Add in some excellent chiptunes and you've got the third episode of our videogame talk show. Three more to come!
Wed, 27 March 2013
Episode 2. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and Jenn Frank with today's amazing lineup Michael Pachter (Industry Analyst), Porpentine (Howlings Dogs), Margaret Robertson (Hide&Seek), Michael Brough (Glitch Tank), John Gibson (iam8bit), Chris Remo (Doublefine), Leigh Alexander (writing, singing, dancing, etc), Zoey Quinn (Depression Quest), Justin Who Approached Us And Said We Were Awesome (Telltale), Chris Dahlen (writer, narrative designer).
Our second episode at GDC, recorded live at lunchtime from the foot of the escalators in the North hall at the Moscone Centre. Topics include what we can do with $20, tiny games, two-player games, making people attractive, game narrative, getting jobs, hugging games and depression. A brilliant, diverse panel captures life from the show floor of the Game Developer -- random encounters, smart ideas and stream of consciousness serendipity. Lots of sweet music from the wonderful http://chipmusic.org/, too. This is the first of two shows recorded on the Wednesday -- look forward, or listen forward if you'd prefer, to episode three of six tomorrow...
Wed, 27 March 2013
Episode 1. Presented by Ste Curran, Ann Scantlebury and Michael Frederickson with special guests Kris Graft (Gamasutra), Charles Cecil (Revolution), Manveer Heir (Bioware), Jonathon Banks (Telltale), Jenn Frank (Unwinnable / Super Hexagon), Leigh Alexander (LIFE, episodes passim), Frank Cifaldi (UBM), Sarah Elmaleh (Voice Actor, p-pop-teacher) and Matthew Burns (University of Washington).
An introduction to One Life Left and Gamasutra's conference-capturing adventure, recorded live at a small gathering on Tuesday evening on the 34th floor of the Marriott Marquis. Topics include the conference itself, industry inclusivity, education, creativity, art direction, journalism, obscenity, hugs, puerility and combinations therein. A few brilliant chiptunes, the sound of an increasingly rowdy party in the background and the occasional minor technical hitch complete the warm, welcoming, sort-of-competent audio signature One Life Left's tolerant listeners have embraced over the last seven years. Which type of embrace? Listen, decide for yourself and we'll be back with the first show from the show floor very, very soon...
Tue, 26 March 2013
No Continues is One Life Left's off-season weekly book / game club. Each week the team discuss different games that incorporate a single theme. This week's theme is 'Let's see what happens if Ann and Ste swan off to San Francisco to record some shows with Gamasutra and leave Simon to do a show all by himself'.
And the resulting show is surprisingly broadcastable. We hear about how becoming a Super-Special Guest gets you automatic membership to Noel Edmonds' Dream Factory and the new and returning members to that factory floor are very excited by this news. The lucky people are Spilt Milk Studio's Andrew Smith, Savy Gamer's Lewie P, writer for hire Jamie Firth and Tom Trewhella who is a boy.
Despite Ann being away in GDC land, we still manage to get some news on the show as Ann's Intern jumps off the subs bench to tell us all about excel games and what Ann thinks about Tetris. To be honest, we were just surprised that Ann has even heard of Tetris.
In addition to all this we find out what Simon thought of when we was on Gamesmaster (at least the thoughts of someone who sounds a bit like him) and we find out what Ste really stands for (he stands for nothing - he's open to bribes).
1. Martin Galway - Rambo Loading Theme (C64)
2. Innocent Deception - Snake Eater Theme (OC Remix)
3. Apocalypse Theme (OC Remix)
4. Muse - Starlight (remix)
Tue, 12 March 2013
No Continues is One Life Left's off-season weekly book / game club. Each week the team discuss different games that incorporate a single theme. This week's theme is 'Creativity'.
Aiofe - https://twitter.com/AoifeLockhart
Playpen - http://playpen.farbs.org/index.php?title=Main_Page
Doodle or Die - http://doodleordie.com/
1. Balloon Bear - Slack Jawed
2. Deep Shade - Rocket Chaser
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. Next week is our preview show for GDC 2013. Well, the two percent of GDC that doesn't involve drinking and/or karaoke anyway.
Tue, 5 March 2013
No Continues is One Life Left's off-season weekly book / game club. Each week the team discuss different games that incorporate a single theme. This week's theme is 'Humour'.
Aiofe - https://twitter.com/AoifeLockhart
Lost Pig - http://www.grunk.org/lostpig/
Murder Dog - http://harmonyzone.org/MurderDogIV.html
Clop - http://www.foddy.net/CLOP.html
Art Game - http://www.pippinbarr.com/games/artgame/ArtGame.html
Achievement Unlocked - http://armorgames.com/play/2893/achievement-unlocked
Lee Lees Quest 2 - http://games.adultswim.com/lee-lees-quest-2-adventure-online-game.html
1. Klamm - Mechanical Soul
2. Laffe The Fox - Hyper Trouble
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. We'll announce next week's games on Twitter/Facebook/Google+.