One Life Left's Podcast

After an episode with rave reviews across the board we shipped Sarah Brin back off to America (mostly because the reviews shipped Sarah Brin), brought Simon back for a full episode and allowed Ste in the studio. What will the reviews make of this episode? They’ll probably say it’s a bit too Muse heavy, that there weren’t enough live updates from E3 and that the chip music was slightly strange. So a classic episode of One Life Left then.

As you’d expect from the world-famous OLL team, one of us was in MCV last week. Now we just need to get that coveted centerfold photoshoot that all podcasts/radio shows want to be on. We’ve been practising our poses for over fourteen years, or is it thirteen? We forget. Or try to forget.

What else happens in this episode? Simon announces a new purchase along with a potential second purchase, we let you know what music we listen to whilst we work, there’s a mini Marioke announcement and we confirm if mountains can be metaphors.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.tiltoslo.no/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m4KPsasi9k

Reviews:
https://www.astrologaster.com/
https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/assassins-creed-3-remastered
http://www.celestegame.com/

Tracklist (which is pretty much the same as last week’s):
1 Coconums - And I Saw A Light
https://chipmusic.org/Coconums/music/and-i-saw-a-light
2 SELF7ED - A Hero Rises
https://chipmusic.org/SELF7ED/music/a-hero-rises

Direct download: OLL_10_06_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:11pm EDT

One Life Left is known for diversification and we have now moved into the True Crime category, as - one by one - our presenters slowly go missing during the show. Firstly, Ste fails to show up. Then, Simon vanishes at the halfway point. But who could the suspect be? Is it Ann Scantlebury, the HR director annoyed with the time off requests that the team make? Could it be Sarah Brin, the not self-proclaimed Queen of Cool? Or could they both have had other engagements?

Hopefully it was the latter as we don't want either Ann or Sarah to be in trouble. Plus Sarah was our Super-Special Guest and none of our SSGs have ever been up before the beak (checks list of SSGs, places a question mark against Parko). Sarah was in to talk about her work in Santa Fe with MeowWolf, how you make an immersive installation, if you can touch a laser and answers the age old question: which came first, the Wolf or George RR Martin?

We also find out which is the best city in the world, Ann spoils the Death Stranding trailer, we work out what VR is better than, and asking if any of us have been sued gets a surprising answer from Libby, sorry, Sarah.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/dinosaurrparty
https://twitter.com/meowwolf
https://vimeo.com/241966869

Reviews:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/kids/id1251330372?mt=8

Tracklist:

  1. Coconums - And I Saw A Light
    https://chipmusic.org/Coconums/music/and-i-saw-a-light
  2. SELF7ED - A Hero Rises
    https://chipmusic.org/SELF7ED/music/a-hero-rises
  3. mark 87 - My Last Day
    https://chipmusic.org/Mark87/music/my-last-day

Direct download: OLL_03_06_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

After a two week absence from the airwaves for two of Team OLL, the full team was back in the studio. Ann had been in Scotland, Simon was in Sweden, and Ste… well it's probably for the best that you didn't hear what Ste was up to last week.

Our Super-Special Guest this week was Ground Shatter's James 'J Parks' Parker, who has been a regular SSG on the show over the past few seasons. We spoke to him about Rico, which has now been released on all major platforms since he was last on One Life Left and is doing rather well. J Parks told us the differences when releasing games on multiple systems and which system has the most vocal users. He also jumped out of a plane wearing two pairs of glasses after going to GDC, which is what most people feel like doing after GDC. Wearing two pairs of glasses that is.

As a new mini feature Ann went a bit ASMR when telling people about their award, if this works let us know as we're always looking for monetisation ideas. We might also be having a fight with a rival OLL crew, so please let us know any fighting tips. Simon saw the saddest thing in the studio, and connected to that we found out what mode of transport Ste is really into.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/groundshatter
http://rico-game.com/

Reviews:
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/mortal-kombat-11-switch/
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/sniper-elite-v2-remastered-switch/
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/saints-row-the-third-the-full-package-switch/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trollskogen/id1438097222?mt=8
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1012560/Snakeybus/
https://bethesda.net/en/game/rage2

Tracklist:

  1. Amateur lsdj - Devolution
    https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/devolution

Direct download: OLL_20_05_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:55pm EDT

After a break for Easter, the One Life Left team is back! And then going on holiday the week after due to May day. And maybe the week after that. It’s what you expect from us: Poor quantity over poor quality.

But anyway, this week’s episode saw Ann play real life Neko Atsume, Ste talked specs-y to us, and Simon made throwing a stick even more fun than it already is. We also had more Red Hot Boscombe Chat, worked out the optimum amount of people to play Towerfall with, and read out some classic emails.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.owlfield.com/pf/escape-room-frequency/
https://www.katanazero.com/
http://www.cupheadgame.com/
http://pipepushparadise.com/
http://yankaispeak.com/
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/forager

Tracklist:

  1. Saulc12 - Pixellated Memory
    https://chipmusic.org/saulc12/music/pixellated-memory
  2. Amateur LSDJ - Path Least Traveled
    https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/path-least-traveled

Direct download: OLL_29_04_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

Do Americans celebrate Easter? That’s the main question that we ask in this week’s episode, the first since our pre-Spring break. Ann was away, so instead of catching up on over six weeks’ worth of videogame news Ste told us what he did in Croatia, his new haircut, and what games are best to play in a hospital. Oh, he might also make a small announcement too.

We didn’t have a Super-Special Guest in the studio, but we did have Bertil Hörberg on the Skype line. Unfortunately we found it very difficult to pin him down on how many videogames he has made, but fortunately he was very willing to tell us all about Mechstermination Force, which is Contra meets Shadow of the Colossus and is available now on the Switch. Bertil is the brains behind the excellent Gunman Clive so you know it’ll be a good game.

We also found out who or what is the best replacement for a talk by Yu Suzuki, what game Ste is potentially the best in the world at, and work out once and for all which is the best out of Reddit and Twitter.

See you in two weeks time!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/BertilHorberg
http://www.mechsterminationforce.com/
https://www.reddit.com/r/tipofmyjoystick/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1847530248686287/

Tracklist:
1 Wonderful Substance
https://chipmusic.org/%EF%BD%97%EF%BD%8F%EF%BD%8E%EF%BD%84%EF%BD%85%EF%BD%92%EF%BD%86%EF%BD%95%EF%BD%8C%E2%96%91%EF%BD%93%EF%BD%95%EF%BD%82%EF%BD%93%EF%BD%94%EF%BD%81%EF%BD%8E%EF%BD%83%EF%BD%85++%7B%E6%B2%B3%E5%A7%94%7D/music/-----dl

Direct download: OLL_15_04_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:51pm EDT

What better way to celebrate Simon coming back from Sweden than by having one more show before we go on a six week break? There are probably lots of better ways, but unfortunately this is the option that we have decided upon. The fewer of two evils as some might say.

With the need to prepare everyone for an OLL shaped hole in their life for the next few weeks, we didn't have a Super-Special Guest on this episode. This meant that we had extra time to fully speak to Simon about the toilet situation in Sweden, and invent a new feature for the show*. There was also time to discuss the first Marioke held at Loading Bar that wasn't hosted by Ste, a run through of the history of deck building games, and we made a mini GDC announcement.

We went interactive this week: Feel free to send us the videos of you doing the dance that Ann explains the moves to, or your drawings of the person that she describes. We would say that we'd give a prize to the best in each category, but given our track record in giving out prizes that might be a bit of a reach.

Cheerio and see you in six weeks!
Team OLL x

*We still need new features for the show. If you have any ideas let us know through the usual channels.

Links:
http://fundraiser.resonance.fm

Tracklist:

  1. Amateur LSDJ - Frozen
    https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/frozen
  2. Martin Demsky - To Be C64tinued
    https://chipmusic.org/martin_demsky/music/to--be-c64tinued

Direct download: OLL_18_02_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

After a week's absence due to various illnesses OLL returned to a studio missing one team member, who was away in Sweden. But which one was it? The mystery gets solved fairly early in the episode, this is why we're a videogame radio show and not a true crime podcast.

As Dry January has been replaced by Drenched February we had a Super-Special Guest - James Chew from Failbetter Games. Their new game Sunless Skies came out two weeks ago so we thought we'd ask him what it's like developing a game world with an existing fanbase, what it's like moving from being a fan of the series to helping design it, and how does James' degree help in his videogame career.

We clarified the Marioke franchise situation, went CD free (only one edit done in post, but more were arguably needed), tried to work out if Ste was an octopus, and spoke about the iphone a lot.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/jamesstanthony

Tracklist:

  1. Amateur LSDJ - Frozen
    https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/frozen

Direct download: OLL_11_02_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

The final episode of Dry January sees the team inspired with interactive ideas. We announced the date of our Resonance FM fundraising date (Friday April 26th), and came up with an artistic competition. Hopefully when we go through the entries next week it will work as an audio event.

We've also moved into sponsorship. Instead of monetising our own brands, we've decided to monetise Rami Ismail's Gamedev.World conference. Hopefully it will turn out to have over 8,501 meetings during the event otherwise we'll not be getting our money's worth.

There's blockchain chat (we really need some Super-Special Guests soon), Simon works out how to beat loot boxes, Ste updates an old joke, and Ann helps trademark a new brand. This time next year we'll be millionaires! Which means that Rami will be a millionaire on top of the billions he already has!

Cheerio!
Team OLL (and Simon, the Ultimate Gamer) x

Links:
https://gamedev.world/
http://fundraiser.resonance.fm

Tracklist:

  1. Klamm - Worship
    https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/worship
  2. Amateur LSDJ - Debrief
    https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/debrief

Direct download: OLL_28_01_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

Another episode with the full team and no Super-Special Guest. Luckily Simon was on hand to give it a catchy title that is in no way brand infringing.

This week Ste broke electricity, Ann told all about her teeth, and Simon bragged about his data allowance. He also potentially spoiled a film for Ann, but it turned out Ann had already seen the film in question, she'd just forgotten that she had seen it. Luckily, her personal Siri-style assistant Matt managed to explain it all.

We also discussed how we would copy Ariana Grande, the last Marioke (which had a world first for karaoke, and found out that Ste is a jock.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://fundraiser.resonance.fm/

Tracklist:

  1. 8 Bit Universe - Into You
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZCPdRw8L40
  2. Zanza12349 - Octave 8
    https://chipmusic.org/Zanza12349/music/brassy-8

Direct download: OLL_21_01_2019.mp3
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Direct download: OLL_14_01_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:02pm EDT

Direct download: OLL_07_01_2019.mp3
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