One Life Left's Podcast

It’s a Christmas special with lots of surprises so we don’t really want to spoil them in this intro (although the links bit does give it away a little). We guess we can tell you that Luke Williams from Bossa Studios was in to talk a little bit more about Worlds Adrift and what it’s like making a game where people are generally nice to each other. But any more information will affect your enjoyment of a show that is different to our usual ones but just as great.

Cheerio and Merry Christmas!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/eternz
https://www.worldsadrift.com/
https://twitter.com/plentyspace
https://twitter.com/teenytinylisa
https://twitter.com/CharlesCecil
https://twitter.com/notken
https://twitter.com/mattsheret

Track list:
1. Ding Dong Merrily on High - Robby Duguay
https://robbyduguay.bandcamp.com/
2. Go Tell It To The Mana - Robby Duguay
https://robbyduguay.bandcamp.com/

Direct download: OLL_19_12_2016.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

This week’s Super-Special Guest is John Vega who works at Curve Digital as a business developer. Luckily as Simon was away, there was no conflict of interest in the interview section. Unluckily as Simon was away, there were lots of questions we could ask John about working with Simon. We found out what it is that a business developer does, what the success rate of the game pitches Curve receives is like and how we can improve our chances of getting our game published (probably by not asking personal questions about Simon).

Little Acre is one of the first games that John biz devved and it should be out now! John told us a little bit about what made him interested in the game and also that Lord Sir Charles Cecil had a small role in proceedings. That must mean it’s going to be great, or that a goat has been put into the game somewhere.

Ann proved her news hound credentials by uncovering the new name for Super Mario Run and also a new price point for the app. This news may be related to Ann’s new glasses which have a new prescription and make it hard for her to read accurately. Ste was feeling a bit melancholy about videogames. He’s obviously missing his guns, when the bells ring out for New Year’s Day he’ll have a great big smile on his face as 2017 is the Year of the Guns.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/John_F_Vega
http://www.pewtergamesstudios.com/the-little-acre/

Track list:
1. VCMG - The Func
http://chipmusic.org/VCMG/music/the-func
2. Hitekx - Zack0 Beat
http://chipmusic.org/hitekz/music/zakk0-beat
3. Burryleak - Snow.scr
http://chipmusic.org/burryleak/music/snowscr

Direct download: OLL_12_12_2016.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

It’s a Christmas miracle: Simon’s back! He did forget to bring Sega Badawi or a Super-Special Guest with him but made it up by managing to get Skype working in our studio. This meant that we managed to get Gary Plowman on the show as our Super-Special Skype Guest. Gary spoke about his ZX Spectrum Code Club book, which is a good stocking filler for all family members (depending on the size of the stocking). Incredibly Gary has managed to get a Basic version of Flappy Birds working on the Spectrum which we’re already excited about coding. Gary allowed two thirds of Team OLL to reminisce about typing in programmes from magazines and books - along with the typos and misprints that caused the whole programme to fail.

Anyway, with Gary being our inaugural Skype guest it now opens the whole world to being Super-Special Guests. So if you live in a non-Brexit country and still want to be involved in One Life Left then let us know (offer also open to UK residents who just don’t fancy coming to London).

We spent last Sunday on a barge and did a super-secret Marioke project that will become clear at our Christmas party next week (which is already sold out). There’s also an in depth discussion of popcorn and we get our Sinclair Users and Your Sinclairs mixed up. What an (R tape loading) error.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/gazzapper
https://twitter.com/zxspectrum_club
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0993474403

Track list:
1. Jaar - Commodorable
http://chipmusic.org/jaar/music/c-o-m-m-o-d-o-r-e-a-b-l-e
2. Hide Your Tigers - Vitaminte
http://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/vitaminte-lsdj
3. Klamm - Cracks
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/cracks

Direct download: OLL_05_12_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

Once again it’s another episode without Simon Byron and Sega Badawi. Actually, we’ve never seen Simon and Sega in the same room. Could they be the same person? We’ll try to find out by next week.

But anyway. This week’s episode started with a remixed version of the OLL theme due to a dodgy cd, luckily it wasn’t a portent of future issues to come as the show had absolutely no problems (assuming we remembered to edit them out). At least we started to make inroads into a special relationship with the other One Life Left (not that one). And Ste set a new world speed run for Braid.

Our Super-Special Guest this week was Stella Wisdom from the British Library. She was in to talk about her Off The Map competition which combines actual historical documents with actual interactive games. We found out about how it got started, what the theme for the next set of games is and about the Wordplay festival, which recently took place at the Library. And we didn’t make any sssh jokes. We’ve become so professional recently (assuming we remembered to edit out our mistakes).

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/miss_wisdom
https://twitter.com/BL_DigiSchol

Track list:
1. burryleak - interruptune
http://chipmusic.org/burryleak/music/interruptune
2. Kazzy - blip
http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/blip
3. ClipHead - ihc
http://chipmusic.org/ClipHead/music/ihc
4. toasterpastries - SPOOKS
http://chipmusic.org/toasterpastries/music/spooks

Direct download: OLL_28_11_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

We have two rules for our guests. No swearing. No banging. But, as you’ll find out on this week’s show, those rules do not apply to Team OLL. Obviously it’s because Simon wasn’t on the show so the rest of Team OLL felt we could break the rules. Worryingly this may mean that Simon is the responsible one of Team OLL.

For instance, Simon is responsible for booking our Super-Special Guests and he came up trumps this week with Ben Nicholson from Cape Guy Games. Or should that be Ben Nicholson, who is Cape Guy? We tried our best to work this out, but as usual we got incredibly confused. We’re blaming the incredibly quick studio changeover from Lewis Schaffer’s Nunhead Radio - which we now have to a fine art and shall be teaching our techniques to F1 pit crews across the world.

Anyway, Ben was on the show to talk about his new game Ski Three, which is a match three game crossed with an endless runner. We found out about who the game was aimed at and why that could have caused problems if it wasn’t good enough (luckily it was). Ann gave us all a live skiing lesson and Ste got confused between piracy and friendship.

We also had to commence dealing with our lawyers thanks to a tip-off from Jimmy at Loading Bar. Can any of our listeners in Norwich help us?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://capeguy.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/CapeGuyGames
https://twitter.com/capeguyben
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-life-left-friends-christmas-party-tickets-29372236149

Track list
1. Veenomn - Dreamin
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/dreamin
2. Defensem3ch - Fruit Punch
http://chipmusic.org/defensem3ch/music/fruit-punch
3. Kazzy - Plank of Wood
http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/plank-of-wood
4. DEgITx - Machine Paradigm
http://chipmusic.org/DEgITx/music/machine-paradigm-sega-genesis-version

Direct download: OLL_21_11_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 12:48pm EST

To paraphrase Adam and The Ants: Don’t bang. Don’t swear. Obey these two rules and you’ll do fine as a Super-Special Guest. And as Darren Wall from Read-Only Memory was on for his fourth appearance there’s no way that he would break those rules. Right?

Darren was promoting Read-Only Memory’s latest book which is about the Bitmap Brothers universe. After a brief history lesson for Ann we started to find out more details about them and tried to determine if the Bitmaps produced the first ever cool games. And how did Woolworths play into their creation? Unfortunately Darren failed to announce the next book that he’s working on, but we give him some great ideas. Mostly involving us.

Away from our SSG we named a bear (using a joke that The Caretaker made about a year and a half ago in a podcast description), Ste had a gym induction, Ann got a great gasp from one of her GOOD NEWS stories and Simon got distracted by the smell of the book. And Sega Badawi failed to get the GOOD NEWS ONLY memo.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/iamdarrenwall
https://twitter.com/romalerts
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-life-left-friends-christmas-party-tickets-29372236149

Track list:
1. Kazzy - Defragment
http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/defragment
2. This Is Embr - Sixteen Bit
http://chipmusic.org/this-is-embr/music/sixteen-bit

Direct download: OLL_14_11_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

The first OLL after bonfire night saw Team OLL one member down and slightly deflated after we got bored by fireworks. If only we knew what would happen in America on Tuesday!!!! (SATIRE) Anyway, with Simon away we forgot to do one of Simon’s Important Tasks. Luckily we didn’t forget to book a Super-Special Guest as Tom Cole came on the show to promote Adventure X - The Narrative Gaming Convention.

Tom told us who had been announced as Super-Special Guests at Adventure X and it was an impressive list containing the European-Cup winning John Robertson (we might have got the wrong J Robertson). The band that will be playing at the event sounded a little familiar, but Tom managed to talk us around and there may be logistical issues regarding the fireside chat. And it’s free so what’s stopping you from going?

Ste gave some incredibly useful advice for videogame journalists as well as being unbelievably happy about catching a Porygon. Ann is getting her photograph taken next week, Sega Badawi dropped some Local News and Rob Beer made his final Confession. We nearly missed out on a Proust reference, but Tom helped us make the connection (it turns out it’s an old arcade game that Atari made where you fly around on birds).

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/advxconf
https://twitter.com/tommakesgames
http://adventurexpo.org
http://IGGI.org.uk

Track list:
1. Kazzy - Cliffs
http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/cliffs

Direct download: OLL_07_11_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

According to our bizarre way of numbering episodes we believe (excluding Ann Life Lefts, No Continues, GDC Specials, OLL Knights and LITERALLY UNBROADCASTABLE SHOWS) that this is our three hundredth episode. A number so special that we typed it out in words. And how did we celebrate it? The same way we celebrate every episode: By getting Ann to make Kieron Gillen cry uncontrollably through fear.

And what better way to celebrate our special anniversary by getting Flavourworks’ Jack Attridge in as a Super-Special Guest? It was a rhetorical question, but there is no better way. We tried our best to get Jack to announce the game that he’s been working on, but he claimed that he couldn’t do it due to ‘contracts’ and ‘legal agreements’. So instead we found out why the entire Attridge family hates Heavy Rain, why he was filming Ste in the studio and why he keeps making his lovers cry. Jack is also trying to make games less external and more internal, which we think means he’s doing a reimagining of Microcosm from the CD32.

We have some spooky news from Ann, talk about the dangers of social media and hear about the dangers of eye herpes. Sega Badawi provides some more local news with a Sooper-Special Guest and we try to find out where Google stick their doodles.

Happy 300 everyone!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/JacksFlavour

Tracklist:
1. Hide Your Tigers - Forever Come Tomorrow
http://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/forever-come-tomorrow-lsdj
2. Skolskoly - Bit Battle
http://chipmusic.org/Skolskoly/music/bit-battle

Direct download: OLL_31_10_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:24pm EST

For some reason there was a piano in the corner of the Resonance FM office and we felt it was a sign for Team OLL, not least because it had its top off. Two thirds of Team OLL had just flown in from Sweden (boy were our arms tired!) so we were still a little giddy from hosting an awards ceremony and giving hotel lobbies the gift of karaoke. Which reminds us: Come and see us this Saturday in Nottingham GameCity.

This week’s Super-Special Guest was Jamie Firth, who was on in his role as one half of Monkey 99 - the hot new company to help indies (and majors) produce their videogames. We find out if all publishers are evil, where indie game developers go wrong and if Jamie knew everything about his business partner before they joined forces. He really should have spoken to our HR director before he made the leap - it would have helped him immensely.

Next week is our three hundredth episode - expect us to forget and not do anything spectacular. But we’ll probably have the dependable Sega Badawi providing us with Local News as he did this week. We’ll also find out if Simon’s PSVR has finally made its voyage to the bottom of the canal where it will join his Wii. Fare thee well, Simon’s PSVR.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Monkey99_
https://twitter.com/mrjfirth
http://sched.co/8Xxn

Track list:
1. Duck Boy - Going Down in Smoke and Flames
http://chipmusic.org/Duck+Boy/music/going-down-in-smoke-and-flames
2. Bryc - Swellv2m
http://chipmusic.org/bryc/music/swellv2m-farbrausch-v2-softsynth

Direct download: OLL_24_10_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

Sometimes we think we go a bit too obscure with the titles for our GMA-nominated podcasts. This one was inspired by our Super-Special Guest Gary Burchell, who is in the middle of creating the pirate game (but not the pirated game) Abandon Ship. See? It’s quite a clever title really. Gary told us all about Abandon Ship, which has been described as FTL meets Master and Commander and has been used by games journalists as an opportunity to do lots of poor puns. We asked Gary about what it was like to go indie, why he hasn’t put his name in the title and why water ships are better than space ships.

It’s also the week after the GMA awards so we EXCLUSIVELY reveal if we won and who managed to avoid putting their name on The List. We also remembered an incident that we’d really like to blank from our memories.

We also started a new news feature which every other GMA nominated podcast will be copying in the future and saw Rob Beer and Sega Badawi returning with their regular contributions. Ann made a special announcement and one piece of news got a little too close to home for Team OLL.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/gjburchell
https://twitter.com/GameAbandonShip
https://twitter.com/Monkey99_

Tracklist:
1. This is embr - Affection
http://chipmusic.org/this-is-embr/music/affection-demo
2. Toasterpastries - Mathluv
http://chipmusic.org/toasterpastries/music/mathluv

Direct download: OLL_17_10_16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

After an Ann-sized absence (or Ann-sence) last week we welcomed the return of our HR director and person who reads the full news story (and not just the url). But what did she get up to in Iceland? How deep did the conspiracy go? And how were eggs involved?

This week's Super-Special Guest did not bring any eggs, but he is a Cooke! It was Robbie Cooke from Rebellion who was on the show to promote what some are calling 'the best PS VR launch game' - Battlezone. It's an official VR version of the old Atari wireframe game and sounds really good. But we were more interested in how Rebellion bought the IP rights from Atari and how we could use it to improve our own standing in the videogame world.

We were also excited as the day after recording we were going to find out if we had won our second GMA. While you wait with baited breath to find out the result, keep listening to hear what Simon's son uses the most sophisticated of voice recognition technology to do, find out the latest local news from Sega Badawi and help us find out some gossip about Bithell's new mate Perko.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Cookie_Vonster
http://declandineen.com/checkpoints/

Track list:
1. Klamm - Nukem
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/nukem
2. Veenomn - Jamn
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/jamn

Direct download: OLL_10_10_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:35pm EST

After a wonderful time at the Slush Play conference in Iceland, Ste successfully made it back to the studio. Ann didn't and neither did Ste's top. Unfortunately Simon was also going through sports jet lag due to the baseball and also because of him 'be'ing Alex Hunter. Yes, it's hard to believe but a game has finally knocked Star Wars Battlefront off. Perhaps it'll be joining Simon's Wii at the bottom of the canal before too long.

Our Super-Special Guest is James Long, who created a game that is Top Secret. It is based on Edward Snowden and the events leading up to him releasing his leaks. Perhaps we've said too much just by having James on our show, but we think we can tell you that it is a real time email game where you react to actual emails that were sent out at the time. And we provide clear evidence that you can monetise your brand on One Life Left through Simon, sorry 'Alex', buying the game on air. And, if we haven't made it clear enough, the game's name is Top Secret.

We also had some Confessions of a Part-Time Gamer, a bit of Local News and an Ann Investigates From Iceland. Well, maybe not the last one but we're going to pretend we did in our next show just to check if Ann listens to the show and reads this bit. Although going by our news section this week we probably shouldn't annoy her too much.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://playtopsecret.com/
https://twitter.com/jamestyro

Track list:
1. REDACTED
2. Garvalf - Deux Saisons
http://chipmusic.org/garvalf/music/deux-saisons
3. Veenomn - Wake up!
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/wake-up!

Direct download: OLL_03_10_2016.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

We regret to inform you that we haven’t found a use for the coin sound effect in this week’s episode. This is due to a surprisingly high level of competence from ourselves, which will never last. Iceland will be the main beneficiaries of our incompetence this week as Ann and Ste are going over to the Slush Play conference to do a Sigur Ros and Pollaponk based Marioke and to eat their body weight in Pipp chocolates. Ann is also going to be playing detective over there, hopefully she’s got a good jumper sorted out for it.

Martho Ghariani from Oasis Games was this week’s Super-Special Guest. He’d just flown in from New York and boy were his arms tired! Oasis Games is a Beijing based publisher who is bringing five Playstation VR games from China over to the west over the next few months. We heard about the developing console market in China and tried to learn even more about how VR will change the videogame industry. Perhaps with all our knowledge we’ll become the first-ever VR podcast? (Actually this is A Good Idea – Ed)

Mostly this week has been all about the hard cuts, and about us all hanging out with everyone else. Maybe they were Telegraph journalists. Rob Beer provided more Confessions of a Part-Time Gamer and Sega Badawi had some Local News. Our studio saw some action as we went through our bins, which risked annoying Digitiser 2000’s Mr. T and Simon spoke about cupping. Actually, we should have used the coin sound effect there.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/oas_games
http://facebook.com/oasisgamesbeijing
http://play.slush.org/

Tracklist:
1. Volt 44 - Redhead
http://chipmusic.org/Volt+44/music/redhead
2. ABeardfulFate - Faint Hope Impending Doom
http://chipmusic.org/IlGudz/music/abeardfulfate---faint-hope-impending-doom

Direct download: OLL_26_09_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

We suppose we should start with the major news this week. Resonance FM now has beer mats. It is this promotional machine that has got us another GMA nomination in the category that keeps changing its name and has currently decided that it is Best Radio/Podcast Team. As we call ourselves Team OLL we're quietly confident that a team full of lads will win it again.

Actually, that wasn't the big news was it? The big news is that Ann is back. The annual winner of the GMA for best newsreader (well she would be if they held it) is off her sickbed and back into the studio. Although she might still be a little ill as halfway through the show she identified as a millenial.

Our Super-Special Guest this week was Lupine, who is often a presence at our Marioke events. He didn't have any games or items to promote so we just spoke about Marioke and tried to get him to confess to any nefarious activities. So a standard show really.

This week's returning features were Rob Beer's Confessions of a Part-Time Gamer and Sega Badawi's Local News. And we tried to get cast in Mass Effect: Andromeda, without actually checking if we signed a Non-Compete Clause in our contract for Behold The Kickmen. We may need to speak to our lawyers again.

Oh, we also asked for physical post without giving you our address. So let's put it here:
Team OLL
Resonance FM
144 Borough High Street
London SE1 1LB

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Link:
http://Blowthecartridge.com
https://twitter.com/lupinewolf


Track list:
1. Jayster- Voyage Andromeda
http://chipmusic.org/Jayster/music/voyage-andromeda
2. Jaar - W I E N E R H Y P E
http://chipmusic.org/jaar/music/w-i-e-n-e-r-h-y-p-e

Direct download: OLL_19_09_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:27pm EST

As is standard with the second episode after a break One Life Left is an Ann down. But if you're the HR director what is the correct process for sick leave? How long do you talk about it on air? And how do you cover radio's best videogame news reader? The answer to that last question is how Ann feels: poorly.

Our Super-Special Guest were actually Guests as we welcomed James Parker and Tony Gowland into the studio. After we anointed them as The Last Shadow Puppets of Videogames we spoke to them about Binaries, which is coming out on consoles after being a big hit on the PC. We asked them how Binaries has changed on its transition to the consoles, the problems with setting a difficulty level and also how Lemmings 2: The Tribes helped shape the new version.

After a break Sega Badawi returned with the latest local news and we have (sit down for this) a new feature. Rob provided us with his confessions of a part time gamer, hopefully our lack of replying to his email last week won't stop him from sending more features in. We tried to clarify if Guy Cocker is on The List, spoke about prizes that we had won and prepared ourselves for GMA disappointment (at a whole new level of GMA disappointment).

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Edit:
https://Twitter.com/gameswriting
https://Twitter.com/freakyzoid

Track list:
1. Toaster Pastries - Jeb Don't Mind
http://chipmusic.org/toasterpastries/music/jeb-dont-mind

Direct download: OLL_12_09_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

Summer break is over, but One Life Left is back, Back, BACK! And it's been a long hot summer, being a three-button Monday. So what did we do over the holiday? Simon walked past Hugh Dennis, Ann had too much coffee and Ste did something that may get mentioned during the show. We also guested on other podcasts in an attempt to become videogames answer to Sean Paul/Ludacris. Except in most cases we were too hot for release, we blame the three undone buttons.

And in a break from our break-returning tradition we had a Super-Special Guest this week. In fact we had a real Scanters' Choice between comedy's Robin Ince and Failbetter Games' Hannah Flynn. The criteria we had for this week's SSG was how long they would be prepared to talk about Fallen London coming out on Android and about the forthcoming release of Zubmariner - the expansion to the amazing Sunless Sea. Oh, and their name had to fit the title for the episode that we had already chosen. We should get Robin on later in the series though.

We also spoke to Hannah about how annoying the internet can be at times. Come on internet, buck your ideas up. There was clarification on Keith Stuart's dedications, doubts about a few of our letter writers and full UNEDITED chat about Ste's RPOO (possibly spelt incorrectly).

So that's One Life Left. Recorded on a Monday, podcasted on a Wednesday. It's not like anything major like Mario being announced for the iphone would happen by then. Right?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/h4nchan
http://playpixelgrams.com/
https://twitter.com/failbettergames

Track list:
1 Jaar - Bucket Boys
http://chipmusic.org/jaar/music/b-u-c-k-e-t-b-o-y-s
2 Saulc12 - Kick
http://chipmusic.org/saulc12/music/kick
3 savemegod - Night Ride
http://chipmusic.org/savemegod/music/night-ride

Direct download: OLL_05_09_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

Sorry for the lack of a show last week, but it was in order to get you fully prepared for our summer break. Yep, we're off for all of August and will return to air on the 5th of September. So this means that we wanted to tie off our loose ends like Clive Anderson* before we go off to America / watch cricket / look for Pokemon / all three. Now if you recall, one thread that has been through all this season of OLL was David McCarthy's forthcoming soft/hard launch of BFB Champions Global Kick Off. And for this thread to be fully tied off we got David back in the studio to tell us about how it is going to be what experts (us) call "The Pokemon Go of football games". Well, Cybird are soft launching it in different countries like what Pokemon Go did so we feel safe enough to make that comparison.

Tomorrow (as in Wednesday 28/07) we're doing a special Pokeoke at the Loading Bar, which is a Marioke but only about Pokemon. It's going to be a one-off special so bring your pikachu jumpers, your best singing voice and a friend or (mew)two.

We also did a bit of Microsoft Role Play, made an announcement of behalf of Lewis Schaffer and found out that Captain Tsubasa is the Japanese version of Olive et Tom. And John Life Left made a return to the airwaves along with some Local News courtesy of Sega Badawi.

Cheerio and enjoy Summer!
Team OLL x

* By which we mean that we will tie off our loose ends like how Clive Anderson does it, not that Clive Anderson is a loose end.

Links:
https://www.bfbchamp.com/en/

Track list:
1. Ballacr75 - Domenica
http://chipmusic.org/ballacr75/music/domenica
2. Comb Over Cat - Ping Pong Tick Tock (What it Sounds Like When an Indie Game Gets Shoved in Your Ears)
http://chipmusic.org/combovercat/music/ping-pong-tick-tock-what-it-sounds-like-when-an-indie-game-gets-shoved-in-your-ears
3. Clip Head - Oktobaby
http://chipmusic.org/ClipHead/music/oktobaby
4. Baeka - Summer's Over
http://chipmusic.org/Baeka/music/summers-over

Direct download: OLL_25_07_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:19pm EST

With Simon having booked the day off to do something special Team OLL was at a loss at how to replace him. Luckily Doncaster’s premier top-light entertainer and former market stall holder Derek Williams was passing by so he was willing to offer his help at no extra cost. Well, apart from the constant promotional considerations for his various side-projects that Derek took the opportunity to advertise at every gap in proceedings. But we highly recommend all of Derek’s side projects, as well as his above, below, front and back projects.

Another project that we highly recommend is Dreadbit Games’s Seraph and – no! But yes! – we had the creator of the game Daniel Leaver on the show to promote it. Seraph is a skill based acrobatic shooter inspired by a film starring Christian Bale, but not that one where he shouted at the film crew (that inspired how we treat people on The List when we’re at GameCity). Daniel showed us what the sound effect for slowing down is and also explained what he does at Dreadbit (2% director, with the rest (which we believe to be 68%) doing anything else to help with the game).

We also EXCLUSIVELY reveal who we think will be the new cover star of FIFA 17, curate for the pope (although he’s kind of a curate himself) and hear some local news from Sega Badawi (who is finding it difficult to find non-political stories to satirise). Oh and we play some live Pokemon Go, which we suspect is something you’ll be hearing for the next few months. Hey, it makes a change from VR doesn’t it?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.dreadbit.com/#_=_
http://store.steampowered.com/app/425670/?snr=1_5_1100__1100
https://twitter.com/DreadbitGames
http://defsynth.com/
https://twitter.com/onelifeleft/status/752850241607593984

Track list:
1. Volt 44 - Axe Grinder
http://chipmusic.org/Volt+44/music/ax-grinder
2. Nanode - Runner
http://chipmusic.org/nanode/music/runner
3. Jakim - A Man in Trouble
http://chipmusic.org/Jakim/music/a-man-in-trouble

Direct download: OLL_11_07_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

It’s not often that Team OLL get to name an episode of the show after an obscure phrase in Amiga Power and – to be honest – we’d have rather not had the opportunity this week. Trust us, once you realise what this episode title refers to, you’ll never look at Ste the same way again. And it’s a shame as up to that point we were all getting on terribly well. Except for the incident before the show when Ste bumped into Simon coming out of a hotel. Apparently Simon was booking our Super-Special Guest into a room. This is the kind of treatment you can expect if you come onto our show and are not a tank.

And our Super-Special Guest this week came all the way from Lithuania so the hotel was needed. It was Tomas Sakalauskas from No Brakes Games, who came in to not share a hotel room but to talk about his new game Human Fall Flat. In the game you just control your hands (unlike Joe Hart) and use them to move around the level. It’s been a hit on the mythical website called YouTube (that we still don’t understand) so asked Tomas for any tips on how to make your game interesting on YouTube. Annoyingly going around wasn’t given as a good piece of advice as we're really good at that.

John Life Left made a welcome return to the airwaves and Sega Badawi gave us some local news that didn’t have a bit at the end that was added after the show was broadcast so that it didn’t look out of date. Absolutely no chance that happened. We also heard about Ann and Simon going off to smash capitalism, provisionally announced Marioke events for Sweden and Iceland and found out that Simon is going to be away for the next few weeks. Presumably he’s sharing hotel rooms with various game developers, either that or he’s giving Ste’s photo to the tank museum in Bovington, Dorset so that they're pre-warned.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.nobrakesgames.com/human/
http://store.steampowered.com/app/477160
https://twitter.com/humanfallflat

Track list:
1. Volt 44 - Forget it This Sucks I Quit
http://chipmusic.org/Volt+44/music/forget-it-this-sucks-i-quit
2. Klamm - Count Zero
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/count-zero
3. Naeroon - Wow!! Nice Job!
http://chipmusic.org/Naeroon/music/wow!!-nice-job!-[my-first-lsdj]

Direct download: OLL_04_07_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

After a week of depressing news there was only one thing that we could do: Get the Guardian's Keith Stuart on the show and gently bully him. Except we didn't even feel like doing that, so we just talked to K-Stew about his book, A Boy Made Of Blocks, that is coming out soon. Oh, apart from the time when Stew-buryness let us use his Twitter, like in that show that Katherine Ryan does on itv2.

We also delayed the selling of our Marioke tickets for Develop in Brighton for gloomy reasons. However, we decided to start selling them during the show to see how the economy has bounced back since the events on Thursday. And we got to hear how the establishment is coping with the changes as Lord Sir Charles Cecil rang in (even though he should've known that we were on air).

Actually it was a fairly interactive show this week. We had the latest news from Sega Badawi, did a live rendition of the Doctor Who theme and also played Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival via flow chart (which appears to be the best way to play it). Will you enjoy it? If yes score 7/10, if no go to Serial.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/keefstuart
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marioke-develop-in-brighton-tickets-26224846221
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boy-Made-Blocks-Keith-Stuart/dp/0751563277/

Track list:
1. NoyemiK - EVENT_2.M
http://chipmusic.org/NoyemiK/music/event_2m
2. Daitenshi - Layer Cake
http://chipmusic.org/Daitenshi/music/layer-cake
3. MicroD - Marks of Wear
http://chipmusic.org/MicroD/music/marks-of-wear

Direct download: OLL_27_06_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

You know it's going to be a great episode of One Life Left if at least one of Team OLL starts the episode with a damp groin. And boy oh boy do we have a damp groin for you! (Shouldn't that be 'great episode'? - Ed) Ann has passed her driving test and we've persuaded her to become the next Mike Bithell. She's already become a bit upset with Kotaku so she's well on the way to achieving that goal.

Our Super-Special Guest this week was Sean Cleaver from the world of freelance journalism and Hertfordshire. We asked him what it was like to cover E3 from the UK and interrogated him about why we weren't included in the guest list of content creators and influencers that attended the EA play event. We also tried to find out if Peter Moore still has his GTA tattoo, which got The Caretaker confused as he thought he was currently coach at Notts CCC. Sean is also planning on producing a gaming version of the (nngh) 5Live show Fighting Talk, which should be excellent providing one of Team OLL is on it every week.

Marioke is on tomorrow (providing you read this the day before Marioke is on), but there isn't a London one in July as we're going to have it in Brighton instead. Tickets will be available from Eventbrite tomorrow (providing etc.) and will be a fiver, unless you buy them on the door in which case they'll be a sixer. We also heard from Sega Badawi, Simon told us some toilet tales and we came up with an excellent business idea. Standard Monday innit.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/cleaverslips

Track list:
1. Killed at School - Untitled - Bit.ripper
http://chipmusic.org/killedatschool/music/untitled---bitripper
2. Impulses - Pressure
http://chipmusic.org/Impulses/music/pressure
3. Ceres - Chiptuner
http://chipmusic.org/C%C3%A9r%C3%A8s%3B/music/chiptuner

Direct download: OLL_20_06_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:38pm EST

The gang is finally back together. Although Ste was still shaken after the grilling he got from Chef Scanters in last week's episode. Luckily Simon was back to interview this week's Super-Special Guest - David McCarthy from Cybird and Japan via France. He could finally reveal the game that he refused to tell us about last season, but perhaps we shouldn't discuss it in this episode intro out of spite. Nah, that doesn't sound like us does it? It's BFB Champions Global Kick-Off (all the cool kids call it BGBCGKO), which is a football management game for smart phones. We find out what early noughties football game BFBCGKO is most like, when it is coming out, whether it is in a hard or soft launch form and also what BFB stands for. Other than a great quality football game at a decent price.

Still related to football we all try to become voicemen in Dan Marshall's Behold The Kickmen. That is, if the Caretaker hasn't deleted our attempts out of the podcast out of spite. Nah, that doesn't sound like him does it? We also spoke a little about E3, but this episode was recorded on Monday so a lot of the news we found out is already out of date. Which is always the case, but feels even more keener during E3.

We try to discover who knows what 4K is, if Ann has her cockney rhyming slang correct and what John Carpenter is like as a festival act. There's also Sega Badawi along with confirmation of this month's Marioke and another Marioke at Brighton in July. Be there. If you can make it, we guess.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.bfbchamp.com/en/

Track list:
1. automatonsubsys - Guilty Heart
http://chipmusic.org/automatonsubsys/music/guilty-heart
2. Impulses - Pressure
http://chipmusic.org/Impulses/music/pressure
3. Panda BURRR - v3.33x2
http://chipmusic.org/PandaBURRR/music/v333x2
4. Veenomn - Oreo Cream
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/oreo-cream

Direct download: OLL_13_06_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

After a week off due to the bank holiday (which the caretaker forgot to tell us about) we came back at full strength. Er, except Simon was off to sunny Spain. And Simon is usually the one who books the guests. So who do we know that has a new game coming out (and two others in development) and has a golden spring on his microphone? Yes, instead of an SSG this week, we have a SS-Ste. We find out what our SS-Ste was doing ten years ago, spoke about his new game Chime Sharp, how stressful kickstarters are and don't get any exclusives. Once again, Ste has let us down.

Away from our guest, we find that videogame fans annoy us and cheer us up in equal measures, say goodbye to Videogame Nation (and try to work out if they're on The List (High Def)) and Ste man-reviews Scanters as well as nearly becoming a Truther due to F-Zero. There's also Sega Badawi, who gives us some local news that was slightly more topical a week ago, but he forgot about the bank holiday break.

We normally have three paragraphs for each episode intro so here is one for you to enjoy.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://chimesharp.com/
http://www.onelifeleft.com
https://twitter.com/steishere

Track list:
1. Liquid Calm - Holds Hands Over Borders
http://chipmusic.org/liquidcalm/music/hold-hands-over-borders
2. Mystic Hero - Augusta
http://chipmusic.org/Mystic+Hero/music/mystic-hero---augusta
3. Veenomn - Simple Noises
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/simple-noises

Direct download: OLL_06_06_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

We're back from a mid-week trip to Nordic Game and managed to get Scanters successfully through customs, although she did come back with something that she got from a boat trip (congrats Ann - congrannts). Because it was so hot on Monday (unlike now) we had the window open, which means this week's show is naturalistic/noisy depending on your perspective/quality of headphones. There was also a dog in the studio before we went on air, which has now raised all kinds of questions that we need to ask of the people at Renaissance.

This week's Super-Special Guest is - dilly ding dilly dong - Becky Jowsey from Gamehub. And also from Leicester, which hopefully means that the dilly ding dilly dong reference now makes sense. Becky's taken on the incredibly easy task to explain videogames to parents who know nothing about them. This has involved playing lots of games for very long periods of time, with over 150 data points needing to be investigated for each game. The times when you just needed to know graphics, sound, playability and lastability are a long time ago. Becky also tells us why she thinks some parents choose to ignore the age rating system that's already in place.

Sega Badawi dropped some local news and an old contributor made a welcome return. In addition, we all got new chairs except for Simon, which was probably because we all knew he'd get Amiga Power's score for International Rugby Challenge incorrect (it's two percent AS ANY FULE KNO). Oh and you got to find out our superhero origin stories.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.gamehubhq.com
https://twitter.com/GameHub_HQ

Track list:
1. Jredd (feat. Dya and Groovemaster 303) - Light Years Beyond
http://chipmusic.org/Jredd/music/light-years-beyond-featdya--groovemaster303--gameboy-
2. Klamm - Emancipator
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/emancipator

Direct download: OLL_23_05_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:24pm EST

It's not a new season of One Life Left if at least one of us can't make it to the second episode. And Scanters was very happy to take the hit for the team this episode to go boozing on the way to Oslo. It's a hard life being head of HR and News for Europe's leading videogame radio programme. Ann was so on top with her HRing this week by managing to arrange a news-reading substitute, although he did let her down slightly by having a bit of a Network moment. True newsreaders would never do that.

Frederico Fasce from ETT was this week's Super-Special Guest. He gave a very good reason as to why he wouldn't be able to attend our next Marioke event, which meant that we were prepared to ask him about Game Happens - the Italian gaming event he runs with his girlfriend - and the work that he does for ETT. As a result we confirmed how intelligent we were and also learnt about how games are useful in psychological testing (we'd have needed more than an hour for us to do that one).

We move into a fascinating sphere of audio adventures by giving a commentary about an old issue of Edge (warning: contains Nokia N-Gage news) and also got Simon's hot take on the toys to life market, which in turn led to us uncovering a whole new market to move into. And you get some Local News too.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/kurai

Tracklist:
1. 0b111 - OreoMilkshake_1989
http://chipmusic.org/0b111/music/oreomilkshake_1989
2. Tuxic - 1st Round
http://chipmusic.org/Tuxic/music/1st-round

Direct download: OLL_16_05_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

Hey everyone, we're back, Back, BACK. And you know that the show is going to be a great one when before it even starts two thirds of Team OLL gets kissed by Nunhead's own Lewis Schaffer. Although it doesn't help that we forget what number season we're on. But you know this as you can see it in the episode description. If you can't be bothered to scroll up, we've finally hit our teens.

While we were away Ste watched cricket, Ann became a Twitch superstar and Simon went to PAX. No surprises there then. What was a bit shocking (after all the talk at GDC) was that Ste is into VR - how could he turn on us like that? Wait, he's using it to make a cricket game? Ah, all is right with the world.

The Super-Special Guest this week is Simon Haynes, who is making Super Arcade Football. It's already in Steam Early Access and is an attempt to bring videogame football back to its fun arcade roots. We try to find how he has altered the rules of football to make it more fun as a videogame, what's it like to be a friendly rival to the runner Dan Marshall's Behold The Kickmen and can Simon think of a great metaphor for feedback?

As well as that, you provided and presided us with some excellent letters, Sega Badawi gave us some more Local News and everyone got invited to Ann's birthday party. Assuming you're ok with it being a Marioke event as well.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Quistard
https://twitter.com/SuperArcadeFtbl

Track list:
1. NoyemiK - Still Sleepy
http://chipmusic.org/NoyemiK/music/still-sleepy-ym2608-adpcm-demo
2. Brink - Total Bae
http://chipmusic.org/Brink/music/total-bae-n163
3. Impulses - Sodium Rising
http://chipmusic.org/Impulses/music/sodium-rising

Direct download: OLL_09_05_2016.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

Well folks, it's the final day of GDC 2016, and what an amazing time we've had. We've spoken to dozens of guests, hosted two epic Marioke sessions, experienced more virtual realities than we ever dreamed possible AND learned how to pronounce HTC Vive. Incredible scenes.

But before we go, join One Life Left, Gamasutra and super special guests Fred Wester from Paradox, Eric Zimmerman, Jesse Schell, Riot Games Kimberly Voll, Martine Spaans, Kanye Zone superstar Stephen Barlow, Robert Yang, Positech's Cliff Harris, Henrik Johansson from Mediocre Games, Dan Adelman, Robert and Peter Curry, and Anna Kipnis from Double Fine as we see out GDC in style.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Direct download: ollgdcfive.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48pm EST

Stories! Awards! Pink Pants! Join One Life Left, Gamasutra and twelve more super special guests as we guide you through the ins-and-outs of GDC 2016.

On today's show we're joined by Matti Larsson from Zordix, Joseph Humfrey and Tom Kail from inkle, industry legend Lorne Lanning, Steve Meretzky, Tadhg Kelly, Scott Brodie from Heart Shaped Games, Zach Gage, Chris McQuinn from DrinkBox Studios, Steve Gaynor, writer Chris Kohler, and Frank Cifaldi from Digital Eclipse.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x
Direct download: ollgdc4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09pm EST

It's day three at GDC, and now the expo's properly underway it's time to find out if this VR stuff is any good. Luckily we've got a small army of super-special guests to help us work that out.

Guests include Tommy Refenes from Team Meat, Ryan Burrell, educator Kerry Turner, Lee Perry, Robin-Yann Storm, FourbitFriday’s Tyriq Plummer, Jake Birkett from Grey Alien Games, Luuk van Aggelen and Bram Simonis from Pillow Games, Katie Goode of Triangular pixels and Gamasutra columnist Katherine Cross.

Cheerio!

Team OLL x

Direct download: ollgdc3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57pm EST

Show two from GDC, and the first from the convention floor! Join us and twelve super special guests as we talk about what's coming up this week, how many VR panels can fit into one lineup and we continue to ask the all-important question 'How do you pronounce Vive?'

Featuring John Warner from Over The Moon Games, Andy Nealen from NYU, Tarn Adams from Bay 12 Games, Kongregate co-founder Emily Greer, Fullbright's Nina Freeman, Henrike Lode from Lohika, Romana Ramzan from Glasgow Caledonian University, Professor Mary Flanagan, James Portnow from Snow Cannon Games, composer Laura Karpman, and Mare Sheppard & Raigan Burns from Metanet Software Inc.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Direct download: GDC_OLL_Tuesday.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm EST

One Life Left is back to present the official GDC podcast with our good friends Gamasutra. We thought we'd take it easy with our first show by having a relaxed recording in a hotel room, but what we ended up with was a bumper show packed full of more people than we've ever had on before. 

 
Join us as we talk to TWENTY-SIX (26) amazing guests, hear from developers new and old, chat about game jams and game collectives, discuss how to #network, and get into the big debate about how to pronounce the HTC Vive. 
 
On the show were:
 

 

Charles Cecil - Revolution Software

Martin Kvale - Independant

Tim Garbos - Triband

Joel Nyström - Ludosity

Hannah Flynn - Failbetter

Harry Tuffs - PixelTrickery

Lottie Bevan - Failbetter

Martine Spaans - Tamalaki Game Publishing

Jonatan Van Hove - Independant

Matt Boch - NYU

Sarah Brin - Autodesk

Simon Parkin - New Yorker/Gamasutra

Brandon Sheffield - Necrosoft Games

Rami Ismail - Vlambeer

Grant Shonkwiler - Epic Games

Dave Evans - Playcanvas

Brian Francis - Gamasutra

Adriel Wallick - Train Jam

Philippa Warr - Rock Paper Shotgun

Eline Muijres - Dutch Game Garden

Eduardo Ortiz Frau - Audio Producer

Shahid Kamal Ahmed - Independant

Alex Wawro - Gamasutra

Runa Haukland - Hamar Game Collective

Catharina Bohler - Hamar Game Collective

Marianne Lerdahl - Hamar Game Collective

Direct download: ollgdc1EDIT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm EST

This week's episode is a Denmark special. And in order to celebrate Denmark we got the programmers of James Pond, 3D Construction Kit and the amazing International Rugby Challenge in to talk about it. Oh. Wait. We were thinking of Domark, not Denmark. Luckily our SSG booker didn't make such a mistake and, after Sandi Toksvig and Sofie Hagen refused to return our non-existent calls, we got Jacob and Simon from Gameswing on as our Super-Special Guests. They were there to talk about their new (and first) game Stikbold, which is coming out on XBox One and PC on 1st April and on PS4 a few days afterwards. We asked them about how the game developed from its early start as a Dodgeball game at the Nordic Game Jam to its expertly published current state.

We also found out that we really don't like the word sunsetting, fingernails being left in the studio or not being allowed booze on trains like they are in Denmark. This is our last episode before we go to GDC (which will be podcasted) and when we return we will be ten years old, so be prepared for an anniversary special. John Life Left and Sega Badawi provided some features and we also heard about the latest YouTube Superstar. Finally someone in the extended Team OLL will know how streaming works.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.stikbold.com/
https://twitter.com/stikbold
https://twitter.com/GMSwing
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0WH8bRZn6VfNSX8DEn6i7Q

Tracklist:
1. Please Lose Battle - Goodbye Joy
http://chipmusic.org/pleaselosebattle/music/goodbye-joy
2. Cangrejo - Spider Dance - Undertale
http://chipmusic.org/cangrejo/music/spider-dance---undertale-crabsoundrmx
3. Klamm - Goblins
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/goblins

Direct download: OLL_08_03_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

Welcome to episode 280 in One Life Left's quest to understand how Twitch actually works. This week's person trying to show how the video streaming service actually helps people understand videogames is Sam Murray - Coceo from Senshudo tv. He tells us about how he avoids all kinds of handers - both front and back kinds and possibly even side ones - to provide an unbiased set of reviews using Twitch. As well as that he got us annoyed because we never actually got any bribes when we worked at videogame magazines. OR MAYBE THAT'S WHAT WE WANT YOU TO THINK.

More importantly, as it was a Leap Day, Ann had the pick of three men to choose to propose to. Or would the patriarchy hold her back (again)? Simon's son had learnt a new swears and Simon learnt what his wife gets up to when he's not around. Sega Badawi dropped some local news on those assembled, we had some Conker chat that didn't involve K-Stew and we figured out how Tomorrowland affects reviews. It was a good show.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/senshudotv
https://twitter.com/Squallmuzza

Track list:
1. Nikola - Syncopatience
http://chipmusic.org/nikola/music/syncyopatience
2. Panda Chan - TFATFJ - Corruption
http://chipmusic.org/panda+chan/music/tfatfj---corruption

Direct download: OLL_29_02_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:41pm EST

Psst, don't tell anyone, but this week's show is a gossip special. Unfortunately we don't quite know what this actually means, so we're not actually sure if any real gossip gets spoken during the show. If there is it's almost certainly scurrilous and without foundation, which is our favourite type of gossip (it usually involves conkers).

Our Super-Special Guest was Dan Simpson, who is a videogame poet (which sounds like a great idea for a feature - hint hint Craig The Rage). We asked Dan how he got into poetry, what proportion of indie developers like poetry immediately and also if there is anything that Kieron Gillen isn't prepared to introduce. Dan also created a crowd sourced poem for the National Museum of Scotland which sounds like something we'd do, if you replaced 'poem' with 'karaoke song' and 'National Museum of Scotland' with 'pub'.

We also found out what Belgium was like, turned down the London Games Festival, Ann went around the studio and Simon's wife isn't going cheese tasting. Sega Badawi provided us with some local news and we told you where you can get the last ever tickets to our GDC Marioke party. You should bid on them. Especially if you're going to GDC. Don't be the ones to miss out!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/dansimpsonpoet
http://burningeye.bigcartel.com/product/applied-mathematics-by-dan-simpson
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-last-two-tickets-to-Marioke-GDC-San-Francisco-17-March-2016-/322012369450?hash=item4af96ed22a:g:8KwAAOSwWTRWxgPM

Track list:
1. HavocCc - Nanoloop Live Improvisation
http://chipmusic.org/havoccc/music/nanoloop-live-improvisation
2. Robert Wells - Medieval Polyphony
3. Ixen - Relaxing Desert Night
http://chipmusic.org/ixen/music/ixen---a-relaxing-desert-night

Direct download: OLL_22_02_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

It takes a lot to be someone that Mike Bithell wouldn't be prepared to kiss. This week's Super-Special Guest - Tony Gowland from Ant Workshop - is just that person. Could it be because Tony has managed to make a game with a genuinely interesting idea and that has made Mike jealous? If anyone knows anything about jealously it's definitely One Life Left. If there were no jealousy in this business then we'd have a lot more GMA awards.

Anyway, Tony's game is called Binaries, it's out on the 4th April and he was only too happy to tell us the main colours of the game. And in Binaries knowing the colours is actually a key factor in the gameplay. Honestly, it's like our apparently stupid questions are actually incredibly clever. We also found out why Tony changed the name of the game and what's it's like to be championed by Mike Bithell.

John Life Left tried monetising his feature whilst Sega Badawi still did his purely for the benefit of news. In addition Ste gave some useful advice on running a Kickstarter, as well as doing a little rap. There was Jonathan Blow chat, a further update on our GDC Marioke Party (and what to do if you missed out on a ticket, but still want to come) and a quick mention of our Pre-GDC Marioke that's on this Friday.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/435800/
http://playbinaries.com
https://twitter.com/FreakyZoid
https://twitter.com/antworkshop

Track list:
1. Garvalf- Mere Hiver
http://chipmusic.org/garvalf/music/mre-hiver
2. Cyan Coloneels - Without Any Fuss, The Stars Went Out
http://chipmusic.org/cyancoloneels/music/without-any-fuss-the-stars-went-out

Direct download: OLL_15_02_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

It's always good to have gaming royalty on the show so we were happy to have Lord Sir Charles Cecil CBE on as our Super-Special Guest this week. He showed his experience by managing to get the most plugs ever within the first minute of his introduction. You don't run a software company for 25 years without developing some good promotional skills. And next month Revolution Software will indeed be 25 years old, so we took an audio tour through the history of Revolution discussing classics like Lure of The Temptress, Beneath A Steel Sky and their little known game called Broken Sword.

Charles also spoke about if the point and click game is still dead, announced a special version of Broken Sword that's available next month and also defended videogame journalists against ("The Hateful Eight" - ed). Not only that but he managed to offend Simon as well, which was bound to happen at some point. The bromance is over.

John Life Left and Sega Badawi provided us with some features (and we're always open to new ideas for contributions) and we had Dexter make a welcome return to the reviews section. And if you want to be a Super-Special Guest without going to the hassle of creating an amazing game then you can bid for the opportunity to do so at the Super-Special Resonance FM Auction. Look out for it on the Resonance FM website.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/revbot
https://twitter.com/charlescecil

Track list
1. Klamm - Regainer
It's appears to have been deleted, but check http://chipmusic.org/music anyway
2. Yuki Kakushi - It's Ok To Cry
http://chipmusic.org/yukikakushi/music/its-okay-to-cry

Direct download: OLL_08_02_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 11:43am EST

Sorry about the lack of a show last week, two thirds of Team OLL were ill but luckily we were all back to seventy percent full health, except for a microphone that was rather crackly. Poor microphone. This week's Super-Special Guest was the tea demanding Alex Fleetwood, who came in the show to show off Fabulous Beasts, which Ann has decided is "a mix of Pokemon and Jenga". We ask Alex about how his Kickstarter going and get a live update on the Power of OLL on sales. Alex also confirmed that Fabulous Beasts will definitely be ready by November. Unless it's delayed.

John Life Left made a return to our features section, along with Sega Badawi. Simon Parkinson incurred the wrath of Scanters, Simon had the latest news whispered through a door by Lord Sir Charles Cecil and Ste made a cricket bat on his computer. We're also incredibly close to confirming our GDC Marioke Party and Ste is doing a Reads Like A Seven event on 11/02. Why not attend both?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/fabbeasts
https://twitter.com/ammonite

Track list:
1. Alex E - He's a Mellow Fellow
http://chipmusic.org/ade-syndicate/music/hes-a-mellow-fellow-ym2612-sega-genesis-chiptune-by-alex-e
2. Put the Heart On - You Make My Heart Sing
http://chipmusic.org/putthehurtton/music/you-make-my-heart-sing
3. Robot Orgy Massacre (feat. Laffe The Fox) - Ignore The Ghost
http://chipmusic.org/laffe+the+fox/music/robot-orgy-massacre-feat-laffe-the-fox---ignore-the-ghost

Direct download: OLL_01_02_2016.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:29pm EST

A long time ago Ste and Simon were in a crew with David McCarthy, who is this week's Super-Special Guest. They did fun things together like inventing video blogging, but it all got ruined when David got married. Because Ste and SImon alienated everyone there with a really bad best man speech. It was awful, imagine our comedy night in Nottingham but with even less jokes. Sorry, fewer.

Anyway, David is back he's working for Cybird in Japan and he might be prepared to tell us something about the new game that they're working on. At the very least he'll be able to help us work out our system for measuring how much a half wit is worth. David also attended Pocket Gamer Connect on the morning of our show, which is where our fifth joke #networking was invented so we have a mini-celebration in its honour.

We also confirmed how much a micro transaction is worth, Ann didn't have a driving lesson and Ste was genuinely shocked by a bit of Ann's news. Listen out for the gasp of disbelief! Sega Badawi provides some more local news and we advertise Marioke in Zurich with about six days notice. We might even see if Sepp Blatter wants to come to it. He's not up to much at the moment.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.cybird.co.jp/en/
https://www.facebook.com/events/545383705619934/

Track list:
1. BitKnight - Tanoshii
http://chipmusic.org/bitknight/music/tanoshii
2. Death from a Billy - Black Nails
http://chipmusic.org/deathfromabilly/music/black-nails
3. 81ttr45hr10t - Children Shall Lead
http://chipmusic.org/81ttr45hr10t/music/children-shall-lead
4. Just Been Warpzoned - Y I'm Sid
http://chipmusic.org/justbeenwarpzoned/music/y-im-sid

Direct download: OLL_18_01_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

One Life Left has been hip to all the latest trends in video games ever since we got a cyber razor cut in order to play on our Super Nintendo, yet the streaming fever has passed us by. We did have a spell last year where we tried to Twitch regularly, but all it ended up with is us getting a funny gif of Scanters that we auctioned off for Resonance FM (who you should donate to if you get the chance). However, we're always willing to learn new things, particularly if they contain the key phrase 'monetise our brand' so we got Super-Special Guest and Twitch Superstar Katt Strike in the studio!

Katt told us all about streaming and how it ended up with her getting a new PC and a new job. This then lead into a debate on if streamers are replacing traditional reviews and then managed to inadvertently prove a point in our traditional reviews section. We confirmed that we will be attending GDC this year, Simon knocked over a bin, Ste opened Jack Bike-Show's post and Ann was touched by Lewis Schaffer. And Simon.

More importantly we had WORLD EXCLUSIVE HALF-LIFE 3 NEWS!!!!! At least we think we have some news. Listen to the show and decide. You'll also get to hear John Life Left and Sega Badawi!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/KattStrike
https://www.facebook.com/events/545383705619934/

Track list:
1. Boy Without Batteries - Teenage
http://chipmusic.org/boy+without+batteries/music/teenage
2. Atari Tufty - Space Beeps
http://chipmusic.org/ataritufty/music/space-beeps-part-1
3. For a Broken Earth - Leave a Trace
http://chipmusic.org/forabrokenearth/music/leave-a-trace-[chvrches-lsdj-cover]

Direct download: OLL_11_01_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:45pm EST

One Life Left has started 2016 as it finished 2015. Well, Simon did as he's still playing Star Wars Battlefront. Ste stopped reading his emails over the break and Ann was at a wedding. And we had Christmas, obviously which was a strong seven out of ten this year. We thought that OLL Warm-Up act and excellent comedian Lewis Schaffer had bought us a present for our first show back and were really touched, but it turned out he'd just left a bag in the studio. Maybe he'll get us something for Valentine's Day?

Mike Bithell took the opportunity to be our first Super-Special guest of the year so he could tell us about the Vita release of Volume, which should be out by now. He was also given the chance to let us know which of five ideas he'll be working on as his main project for 2016, but he saw through our attempts with a straight bat. We did manage to speak about Bithmas which just keeps getting earlier and earlier in the year, and Mike's possible holiday to Disneyland in February.

Ste told us about how he's finally got bored with killing people, Simon explained how he got lessons on morality and humour from his son and Ann might be creating a game this year. Sega Badawi made a return and we had a new feature with John Life Left.

We're back at the Dalston Loading bar this month with another Marioke event and at some point this year we will be ten so we'll definitely be holding a special event for that.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/mikeBithell
https://www.facebook.com/events/545383705619934/

Track list:
1. Impulses - Hrtbrk
http://chipmusic.org/impulses/music/hrtbrk
2. Klamm - Atmosphere.
http://chipmusic.org/klamm/music/atmosphere
3. C-Lee-O - Rrrrrunnnn and Guuunn!
http://chipmusic.org/c-lee-o/music/rrrrrunnnn-and-guuunn-!--[2a03-vgm]

Direct download: OLL_05_01_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:49pm EST