One Life Left's Podcast

It’s the fourteenth season of One Life Left! Miracles can happen if you believe in them! For instance, Ste has a tan and could potentially be djing at Ann’s wedding for up to 22.5 minutes! Oh, and the caretaker could forget to press play and record, thereby missing important chat from the beginning of the episode so had to make a seamless edit (sort of)! Miracles!

Some people could argue that one such miracle would be Failbetter Games getting all of their Kickstarter money for Sunless Skies within one day, but we’re not too surprised by that as their games are rather excellent. And it was EXCLUSIVELY announced on One Life Left so it’s successful monetisation was assured.

This week’s Super-Special Guest was Cash Decuir from - no! But yes! - Failbetter Games so we got to talk to him about how you write for a game like Sunless Skies, what lessons were learnt from their previous Kickstarters and which flying insects are a force for good.

We had a debrief about our Marioke Live event, with the conclusion that it was excellent and that YOU should be there next time. Plus we raised enough money for Resonance that they’ll have no choice but to keep us on air. Sega Badawi gave us the latest Local News, Ann reviewed Wedding games and we also had a bit of goat butter chat. Standard videogame radio show stuff really.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/cashdecuir
https://twitter.com/failbettergames

Tracklist:
1. Himsy Pimsy - The Bell
http://chipmusic.org/HimsyPimsy/music/the-bell
2. Not too sure, we’ll update the website when we remember who did this

Direct download: OLL_10_04_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT

It’s the last day for GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra 2017 and we are all very sad, but luckily we have a sofa full of guests to cheer us up.

 

Today we talk pitches, perfecting vocal performances, and why there is blood on the walls and wine on Kris’ shoe.

 

Thanks to all our lovely guests, viewers and listeners. See you next year!

 

On the show were:

Brian Upton, Game On The Rails

Jon Ingold and Joe Humfrey, Inkle

Tony Gowland, Ant Workshop

Glen Gathard, Pinewood Studios

Sarah Elmaleh, Freelance Voice Actor

Stephen Barlow, Freelance Voice Actor

James Parker, Ground Shatter

Anisa Sanusi, Frontier

Chris Wilson, Cardboard Sword

Barbara Lippe, Entrez

Direct download: One_Life_Left_x_GDC_Presented_by_Gamasutra_Friday.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is joined by more brilliant guests for our show today. It’s Thursday, so the cracks are beginning to show, but we still managed some great networking. Tune in to find out which business deals we brokered on the sofa today.

On the show today were:

Mike Jungbluth, Volition

Ryan James, Naughty Dog

Rhodri Broadbent, Dakko Dakko

Andrew Maximov, Naughty Dog

Grace Carroll, Creative Assembly

Matt Lees and Paul Dean, Shut Up and Sit Down

Nic Tringali, Bithell Games

Teddy Diefenbach, Square Enix

Robin Arnott, Independent

Colin Northway, Northway Games

Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris, The Tiniest Shark

Michael Lee, Schell Games

Direct download: OLL_GDC_Thursday_MP3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT

GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is live from the show floor, talking to more amazing guests and, for the first time ever, smelling their games.

Tune in tomorrow for more sensory experiences.

On the show today were:

Rebekah Saltsman, Finji

Kert Gartner, kertgartner.com

Rayna Anderson, Eidos Montreal

Itay Keren, Untame

Tanya Short, Kitfox Games

Richard Rouse, Paranoid Productions

Herman Narula, Improbable

Martine Spaans, Tamalaki Publishing

Lisa Brown, Independent

Jenn Sandercock, Inquisiment

Alex Fleetwood, Sensible Object

Direct download: One_Life_Left_GDC_Wednesday_1st_March_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT

GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is live on the conference floor and we are Twitch streaming together for the first time!

We’re joined by some incredible guests who chat carousels, cash and the coldest GDC on record. Tune in again tomorrow for more.

On the show were:

Gemma Thomson, Kaludoscope

Richard Lemarchand, USC

Holly Gramazio, Matheson Marcault

Mark Cooke, Shiny Shoe

Kenny Young, AudBod

Grant Shonkwiler, Shonkventures

Shawn Allen, NuChallenger

Emily Short, Spirit AI

Soren Johnson, Mohawk Games

Hannah Bunce, BBC

Tanya DePass, I Need Diverse Games

Brandon Sheffield, Necrosoft Games

Direct download: One_Life_Left_GDC_Tuesday_28th_February_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27pm EDT

We’re easing ourselves into GDC week with a low-key hotel room recording, but there is nothing low-key about our brilliant guests.

Adriel Wallick fills us in on how Train Jam went, Rami Ismail from Vlambeer talks to us about his talks this year, Unity’s Kerry Turner tells us what it’s like being on a booth.

We’re also joined by The New Yorker’s Simon Parkin, Shailesh Prabhu from Cape,  Mediocre’s Henrik Johansson, and Runa Haukland and Henriette Myrlund from Splash Jam.

If that’s us at low-key, imagine where we’ll be by the end of the week.

Direct download: OLL_GDC_Monday_270217.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

It’s the final One Life Left of the season, before we go into our cocoon and emerge as One Life Left X Gamasutra for this year’s GDC. Unfortunately Simon didn’t obey our rules and went into hibernation earlier than expected due to a cold. This also probably means that Simon will be Patient Zero for this year’s Con Flu. One Life Left is always ahead of the game.

Our Super-Special Guest this week was the always-excellent Matt Sheret. Some might argue that he actually doesn’t have much to do with videogames and he was only on the show as he was in the area and answering our calls. But he’s actually very big in VR (our alternative title for this episode was Lawnmower Matt).

We also spoke about the hot topic of gender in Pokemon and gave a typical One Life Left response, found out which Batmen Ann identifies with and tried to remember where our Blackberry Playbooks were. And we give more info about our New York and San Francisco Marioke parties, the gist being: Get there early.

Cheerio and see you in America!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/mattsheret
https://www.facebook.com/events/672291596276893/
https://fundraiser.resonance.fm/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDEfaonoQvg


Tracklist:
1. Jellica - Side Rmx 4three
http://chipmusic.org/Jellica/music/jellica---side-rmx4three-c64--909
2. Klamm - Prisma
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/prisma
3. Plants of Prisms - ekononom
http://chipmusic.org/Plants+Of+Prisms/music/ekononom

Direct download: OLL_20_02_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

This week’s show sees two BIG Marioke announcements. The first is that we’re doing a Marioke gig in New York on 24th February (we would put 24/02, but it would just confuse everyone who is going there). It promises to be a great event and not just because Simon won’t be there.

The second Marioke announcement involved our Super-Special Guests, Henry and Chris. They’re in a band that play live backing tracks to people singing songs. But hang on, don’t we have a side-project that changes the lyrics of karaoke songs to be about videogames? Is there some way that we combine these two aspects and make a Marioke with a live backing band? And perhaps we could make it a fundraising event for Resonance FM (the best radio station ever)? The answer to all these questions is YES.

Other than our amazing announcements we further developed our relationship with Lewis Schaffer, had a cameo appearance from Producer Chris and Ann confirmed that smoking is cool. She’ll probably have to speak to HR over the week about this.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Henryhbarnes
https://www.facebook.com/events/672291596276893/

Track list:
1. Business Pastel - Mutual
http://chipmusic.org/business+pastel/music/mutual-2xlsdj-demo
2. POPCORNKID - Out The Sound
http://chipmusic.org/POPCORNKID/music/out-the-sound-demo-lsdj-and-more

Direct download: OLL_13_02_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT

It’s just the lads tonight as Ann had a migraine. And being a kind, trusting team at One Life Left we take her at her word and don’t try to work out where else she could be - at least for the first half-hour anyway.

We also failed to have a Super-Special Guest in the studio. But luckily that meant we could talk to David Heslop about videogame tv via Skype. David told us how difficult it is to get videogames on television (usually through a SCART lead or HDMI cable) and how frustrating that is considering the many opportunities that games offer children’s tv.

Normally Ann being away causes issues with the news, but luckily Ann came to the rescue. There was also a bit of Parkinson chat, Simon told us what it’s like to be a big deal on Twitter and Ste nearly broke his NDA. Ouch.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/dtHeslop

Tracklist:
1. Hide Your Tigers - Decaying Tigers
http://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/decaying-tigers-lsdj
2. Enders Crusade - Xenocide
http://chipmusic.org/Enders+Crusade/music/xenocide
3. Shintarou Music - Hanging
http://chipmusic.org/ShintarouMusic/music/hanging

Direct download: OLL_06_02_17.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT

One thing we always forget to check before each show is if Simon’s workplace proximity acquaintance John believes our Super-Special Guest for this week’s show is excellently named. Luckily this week we remembered and we can confirm that week’s SSG - Jake Tucker - has a John-Approved name.

Jake is currently writing for Rock Paper Shotgun, but has also been involved with Videobrains, which Vice described as TED talks for videogames. He’s also created a game called 20something that is based on his personal experiences and is currently working on a new game that will presumably be based on when he was on the show. Either that or Ste persuaded him to make a cricket themed sequel called 20twentysomething.

We also found out the difference between Itch and Steam, Ann made a slight mistake in her news that Ste and Simon were far too gentlemanly to point out, had a debate about Outrun (that was easily solved) and had features from Rob Beer and Sega Badawi.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/_jaketucker
http://store.steampowered.com/app/582840/
https://jaketucker.itch.io/20something

Track list:
1. Draggs Connor - Cats!!
http://chipmusic.org/Draggs+Connor/music/c-a-t-s-!-!
2. HEADBAND - Buddhic Bossa
http://chipmusic.org/HEADBAND/music/buddhic-bossa

Direct download: OLL_30_01_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT