One Life Left's Podcast

It's been a week of ups and downs for Team OLL this week. Non-Intern Simon did his back in, but did meet his best mate Terry Alderton. Ann burst her eardrum, but she did find the smoke machine at our last Marioke session. Ste got caught googling Evangeline Lilly, but he did get to google Evangeline Lilly.

This week's Super-Special Guest was Phillip Asha from Trendy Entertainment. He had flown in from Florida to come on the show and boy were his arms tired! As well as giving us a chance to use that extremely poor joke Phillip was here to tell us all about Dungeon Defenders 2, how it is hard to make a sequel to a well-loved game and to not give us an exclusive. We also used Ann to calculate how much Trendy Entertainment had grown by and we think the answer she gave was correct.

Not only that but Doctor Avatar and Sega Badawi gave their usual excellent contributions, but it is the final appearance of Derek Williams for a while. Hopefully he'll return again soon. Perhaps he'll even be at our Christmas Party, which we subtly mention during the show. At the time of writing over half the tickets have gone so we advise buying your ticket now (unless you weren't coming anyway (which is a impossible situation)).

Oh and it was Non-Intern Simon's birthday! Happy birthday Non-Intern Simon!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/pmasher
https://twitter.com/trendyent
http://defsynth.com/
http://ollxmas2014.eventbrite.co.uk

Track list:
1. Solar Lune- JetLine
http://chipmusic.org/solarlune/music/jetline
2. Anamanaguchi - Pop It
http://www.anamanaguchi.com/popit/
3. Klamm - Back To Reality
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/back-to-reality

Direct download: OLL_24_11_14.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

The full team is finally back and we're not going anywhere. Except for Ann, who is going to Oslo in the near future. And Ste will probably have to do another talk somewhere far away. Oh, and Simon's train will most likely get delayed at some point. But Simon The Intern In The Corner will still be here for you.

And this week you also have Kirsten and Jon from Sidekick Books! They explain to us what it's like doing Videogame poetry (Craig will never tell us), how to do two player poetry and how Kieron Gillen was ahead of us (again). You'll enjoy their poetry even if Ste got slightly competitive in proving it wasn't as good as Marioke.

Sega Badawi has some local news and Derek Williams takes us by the hand and leads us through the streets of Doncaster. Where he'll show us something that'll make us change our minds.

Oh! And we officially announce the date of our Christmas party. But not the location. Or the price of the tickets. Or the Super-Special Guests! So keep Friday 19th December free and be somewhere in London.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.drfulminare.com/index.php
https://twitter.com/SidekickBooks
https://twitter.com/KofTheTriffids
https://twitter.com/gojonstonego
http://Terrorbird.bandcamp.com

Track list:
1. Hurrigameboy - Eyes Closed Fingers Crossed
http://chipmusic.org/hurrigameboy/music/eyes-closed-fingers-crossed
2. Fantastic Mr Lenix - Hoax Town
http://chipmusic.org/fantasticmrlenix/music/hoax-town
3. Brother Android - Wells Branch Park, Evening
http://chipmusic.org/brother+android/music/wells-branch-park-evening

Direct download: OLL_17_11_14.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT

Hurrah! Ste is back from celebrating noted theme tune composer Iain Cook's birthday. Boo! Ann has a cold from GameCity. Boo! Simon is away for some unspecified reason. Hurrah! We have Dan Stubbs on the show as our Super-Special Guest.

And it was good that Dan came all the way from Plymouth to be on the show as his game - The Hit - sounded excellent. Dan taught Ste how to kill people properly and clarified that Ste does work for The Agency. Ann just wanted to use the game engine to make a Taylor Swift concert, but that's her standard response for anything these days.

In terms of features Derek Williams came back for another shop related song, Doctor Avatar treated another injury and Sega Badawi reported on some local news. We also explained about #THWEDNESDAY and how it differs from #THIRDSDAY (it's pretty difficult to follow).

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/dan_stubbs
http://www.thehitgame.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/CongaPyro

Track list:
1. Alex Ochoa and Laffe The Fox - No Puedo Decirte Adios
http://chipmusic.org/laffe+the+fox/music/alex-ochoa--laffe-the-fox---no-puedo-decirte-adios-demo-version
2. Starman Stan - Copacetic
http://chipmusic.org/starman+stan/music/copacetic
3. The One Electronic - Effervescent Iridescent
http://chipmusic.org/the+one+electronic/music/effervescent-iridescent
4. Maru303 - Trip Or Treat
http://chipmusic.org/maru303/music/trip-or-treat

Direct download: OLL_10_11_14.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

It's time for the post-GameCity episode and this one is no exception. Because - as usual - GameCity was fantastic and everyone who attended our amazing Marioke session are automatically FOTS and will be removed from the list. Except for Pip. She knows what she did.

And once again Ste was absent from this show. Apparently he was at a friend's birthday party which we think was being held at the Wacky Warehouse and, because he was waiting for a responsible adult to pick him up, he couldn't make it back in time. However in order to compensate for this we had two (count 'em - two!) Super-Special Guests on the show. There was Size Five Games' Dan Marshall and Mike Cook from Ann's old alma mater Goldsmiths, University of London.

We found out all about Dan's new game the Swindle, found out what he thinks about looking at pasties online and what he thinks is the 51st best game of all time. Mike told us about how you can create games by doing nothing (apart from doing a lot of programming at the beginning), upset Dan with this information (but then cheered him up) and explained his procedural gamejam (that's already sold out).

We also found out about what you need to do if you find a Mike Bithell in your house, make an allegation about Jonathan Smith and Ann explains what a bot is. Super Roger World and Sega Badawi provided some features. That we played between some excellent chiptunes and us talking.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://twitter.com/Mtrc
http://twitter.com/danthat
http://procjam.tumblr.com/

Track list:
1. YERZMYEY - Chasing
http://chipmusic.org/yerzmyey/music/chasing
2. VCMG - Orbital
http://chipmusic.org/vcmg/music/orbital
3. Jredd (feat. groovemaster 303) - Technocolor Street
http://chipmusic.org/jredd/music/technocolor-street-feat-groovemaster303

Direct download: OLL_03_11_14.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT