One Life Left's Podcast

This week saw the whole of Team OLL back in the studio and there’s been some major developments. Simon is getting into virtual currency, but only the type of virtual currency that costs him actual currency. Ann is potentially back in VR and Ste is keeping track on how many waters he has drunk. Well, for us they were pretty major.

For the second time in as many weeks we welcomed a Skype Super-Special Guest onto the show. This week’s one was Brandon Edler from Finish Line Games (dammit, we should’ve chosen The Edler Scrolls as the episode title). He was on mostly to talk about NBA, how nice people in Toronto are and how nice people in the Games Industry in Toronto are. Oh, and we let him talk about Finish Line’s excellent adventure game MAIZE, which has just been released onto PlayStation 4 and XBox One.

Maize is a videogame about sentient corn and was inspired by the classic Lucasarts games, as well as the new style of adventure games. We also found out how the move from PC to consoles has gone, how bored Brandon is of corn puns (ignore the episode title Brandon) and how many corn renderings does it take to set a PC on fire.

Sega Badawi finally uncovered some local news and we promoted our Marioke gig at Leamington Spa this Friday. It’s for charity so if you could come and add to the atmosphere you’d be even more of a FOTS than you already are.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/mrbrando3
https://twitter.com/FinishLineGames
https://www.facebook.com/events/161345677778681/
https://twitter.com/SpecialEffect

Tracklist:
1. ATKstat – This Isn’t Over
https://chipmusic.org/ATKstat/music/this-isnt-over
2. Amateur LSDJ – Victory
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/victory
3. YWN – Bqck In Bluck
https://chipmusic.org/YQN/music/bqck-in-bluck

Direct download: OLL_25_09_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

As our tradition with the second episode in a new season of One Life Left we do not have the full team in the studio. Unfortunately Ann drew the short straw and was absent due to illness, but she managed to send us in her news for Ste to read it out. Will he be a good Ann replacement?

We had a Skype Super-Special Guest this week and it was Jaakko Maaniemi from 10 Tons games. They are one of the elder statesmen of indie developers so it was interesting to get an experienced viewpoint of how indie games have changed over the years, which platform is currently the best and why, and what are the challenges for indies at the moment. He also spoke about 10 Tons latest game Time Recoil, which is a twin stick shooter that nods respectfully in the direction of Max Payne and Hotline Miami.

In addition to that we hear about Mario going tops off (he obviously listens to the show), try to work out if we are actually on air and we repurpose information from the internet for our own benefit.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/10tonsLtd
http://www.timerecoil.com/

Track list:
1. Matt D – Watch Out!
https://chipmusic.org/MattD/music/watch-out!
2. Jiar - We Did It Reddit!
https://chipmusic.org/jiar/music/we-did-it-reddit!
3. Cecil The Goat - Hoof In Hoof
https://chipmusic.org/cecil-the-goat/music/hoof-in-hoof

Direct download: OLL_18_09_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT

After going off on our summer holidays we’re back! But does this count as a new season or not? The official OLL Style Guide isn’t clear on the matter but we’ve taken a chance and decided that the fifteenth season starts here.

This is what we did on our holidays:
- Simon blanked both Ste and (FOTS) Rami in Germany
- Ann and Ste went to an esport
- Simon got annoyed by Sonic Mania
- We all found out that you can do other stuff on a Monday other than make a radio show

So in other words, it was business as usual. At least with Simon being back we managed to book a Super-Special Guest. Book being the special word as the SSG was Nate Crowley, author of 100 Best Video Games (That Never Existed). The book started life as a series of tweets to avoid writing a book, which seems a strange way of not writing a book. We found out what was the first game that Nate made up and how many people have been tricked by the book. We’re offering up our copy in an auction so put your bids in.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/FrogCroakley
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Video-Games-Never-Existed/dp/1781086141/

Tracklist:
1. Tangy Phoenix - Free
https://chipmusic.org/Tangyphoenix/music/free
2. Cecil The Goat - Sometimes I Feel Good
https://chipmusic.org/cecil-the-goat/music/sometimes-i-feel-good

Direct download: OLL_11_09_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT