One Life Left's Podcast

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
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT

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

Direct download: OLL_07_01_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT