One Life Left's Podcast

We said we'd never be here again. We said that Rovio needed to be far enough away that Angry Bird plushies wouldn't be able to reach us. Ann also said that she'd remember not to wear a short skirt. Promises are made to be broken.

Which meant that we found ourselves back on the balcony looking out on the hordes of people getting green Bad Piggies hoodies (or Angry Piggies if you're Ste) and generally enjoying the fun times at Nordic Game.

Luckily Simon managed to persuade enough videogame experts to follow him into the ladies toilets to come on the show. We start off with Parko and things rapidly improve from there with Klaus from Zoink bringing in his pink jelly arm and showing off his game Stick It To The Man. He also reads our minds and is not too disgusted with what he finds.

We've written a really good introduction for Will Freeman, but he couldn't be bothered to speak to us so we're officially putting him on The List. Even worse, this means we have to bring New Yorker's Parko back on to speak in his Brooklyn accent about his trousers (we're always thinking of our female demographic) and why he dumped his friends (who are only ever nice towards him) to go and get some food.

Then the ever-excellent Matt Boch from Harmonix explains a bit of his amazing talk and John from Gamestick helps Ann find out what his console can fit into. Oskar from Rovio comes up to the balcony for a peace talk, but only really passes on the show cold. Oh, he did offer us jobs on the official Angry Birds radio station which was rather nice and foolish of him. Then we end with TV's/PocketGamer's/Jet Lag's own Jon Jordan and try to work out the correct way to pronounce Ouya.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.zoinkgames.com/
https://twitter.com/spadgy_OTA (say you'll go here BUT PULL OUT OF GOING)
https://twitter.com/mattboch
http://gamestick.tv/
http://www.rovio.com/en/careers/Employee-stories/view/16/oskar-general-manager-stockholm
http://www.pocketgamer.biz/writer.asp?a=9

Direct download: OLL_NG_2013_2.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:35pm EST

Back in May 2013, we went over to the country of Nordic to see their amazing games conference. And also to be taught that there is no such country as Nordic. It could be for this reason that we had to do the first show from a slaughterhouse. And even worse: with Parko.

But don't despair! We had some good guests on too! Joachim explains his game Flowstorm, Oscar Clark and Chris James drop in too. Ste then goes missing, just as we hear from Petri and Martin about Sexy Hiking and their meditative space strategy game Rymdkapsel.

Tom 'Cheese Doodles' Betts tells us about Sir/Madam You Are Being Hunted and how it is best to abbreviate it. Lau from the Copenhagen Games Collective organises us as well as the Indie Gaming Night (and introduces Ann to the game of Spin The Bottle). And we end the show by talking to Emma the COO/Producer/Magician of Nordic Games who reveals the secrets of how to make a great games conference without being kicked out of the magic circle.

Links:
http://www.flowstormgame.com/
https://twitter.com/Athanateus
http://legendarium.mymiddleearth.com/2013/06/01/design-for-gaming-an-interview-with-i-o-interactive-lead-level-designer-chris-james/
http://rymdkapsel.com/
https://twitter.com/TomNullpointer
http://www.big-robot.com/2012/03/12/sir-you-are-being-hunted/
https://mobile.twitter.com/LauKorsgaard
http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Wii-U-download-software/Spin-the-Bottle-Bumpie-s-Party-764238.html
https://twitter.com/daughtaofdasnow

Direct download: OLL_NG_2013_1.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:28pm EST