One Life Left's Podcast

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: 3:30pm EST

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: 2:28pm EST

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: 1:39pm EST