One Life Left's Podcast (show)

We’re back! And as usual for us coming back for a new season, we’re not on next week. We also don’t have a Super-Special Guest, Super-Special Simon or the Super-Special reviews theme. So normal service has resumed.

We are also proud to announce that One Life Left is GDPR compliant, which famous person an Italian Ste looks like and that Ann has forgotten her headphone and hairdo preferences. There’s also a review of how Marioke has taken over the world and we tell you all how great Now Play This was.

Not only that you get to find out if our partners are snorers or not. As we said, normal service has resumed.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6lY1GXTu5M
http://nowplaythis.net/

Track list:
1. ada Mills - prelude (NES)
https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/prelude-nes
2. Lognes - Artificial Intelligence Assistant
https://chipmusic.org/Lognes/music/fish-out-of-water
3. Justbeenwarpzoned - Ignorance
https://chipmusic.org/Justbeenwarpzoned/music/ignorance

Direct download: OLL_22_05_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

This is our final episode from 2018’s GDC. Ste finally manages to get the subject onto ice cream, but we also got to speak to these fab* Super-Special Guests:
Robin-Yann Storm (@RYStorm)
Esben Kjær Ravn (@esbenravn)
Daniel Nye Griffiths (@D_Nye_Griffiths)
Mare Sheppard (@MareSheppard)
Raigan Burns (@raiganburns)
Carli Velocci (@velocciraptor)

Hosted by:
Bryant Francis (@rbryant2012)
Kris Graft (@krisgraft)
Ste Curran (@steishere)
Ann Scantlebury (@scanters)

Cheerio!
Team OLL (and Team Gamasutra) x

* Clever wording we know, cheers

Direct download: OLL_GDC_2018_05.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

Our fourth GDC episode sees us missing Kris for the first set of Super-Special Guests, but we manage to get him back partway through the show. Speaking of which, the Super-Special Guests on the show were:
Robin-Yann Storm (@rystorm)
Joel Nyström (@reallyjoel)
Nathalie Lawhead (@alienmelon)
Bennett Foddy (@bfod)
Robin Baumgarten (@robin_b)
Frank Cifaldi (@frankcifaldi)
Vincent Diamante (@vincentdiamante)

Hosted by:
Alex Wawro (@awawro)
Kris Graft (@krisgraft)
Ann Scantlebury (@scanters)
Ste Curran (@steishere)

Cheerio!
Team OLL (and Team Gamasutra) x

Direct download: OLL_GDC_2018_04.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

First there was an episode of One Life Left from GDC 2018. Then there was another one of it. Then there was another one of it (we need a new joke for episode 4). Featuring the following Super-Special Guests:
Jennifer Hazel (@rx_pixel)
Osama Dorias (@osamadorias)
Laura Bularca (@sarienn)
Emily Short (@emshort)
Will Porter (@batsphinx)
Andrew Barron (http://andrewbarron.net/)
Jennifer Scheurle (@Gaohmee)

Hosted by: Kris Graft (@krisgraft)
Ste Curran (@steishere)
Ann Scantlebury (@scanters)

Game played during the intro/outro: Puyo Puyo Tetris

Direct download: OLL_GDC_2018_03.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:12pm EDT

It's our second episode from GDC 2018. Featuring:
Jonathan Ying (@Fancymancer)
Kate Edwards (@geogrify)
Anna Lapinsh (@treslapin)
Gabby DaRienzo (@gabdar)
Luis de Leon (@luisfdeleon)
Brendan Greene (@playerunknown)
Ben Myres (@_benjamming)
Tammy Duplantis (@tambalaya)

Hosted by:
Kris Graft (@krisgraft)
Ste Curran (@steishere)
Ann Scantlebury (@scanters)

Direct download: OLL_GDC_2018_02.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT

Right, the Caretaker stayed a lot later at work than expected today so this intro is going to be missing the (attempts at) jokes that you usually receive. There was no Simon this week or at our Christmas Party and Ann couldn’t be bothered to do any news, so we reviewed 2017 and Si Park’s review of 2017. Expect the CD of Resonance FM tunes to become a major part of the show in 2018.

We also gave the definitive list of iPad games which we shall type here for posterity:
Getting Over It
Anything by Zac Gage
Picross Galaxy
Reigns: Her Majesty
Anything by Simogo
Anything by Mediocre Games
Space Team
Desktop Dungeon
Any Synthesiser simulators

Cheerio and Merry Christmas!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.theguardian.com/games/2017/dec/10/best-video-games-of-2017-observer-critics-review

Tracklist:
1. The Emu - Foodman in Duckland
https://chipmusic.org/The+Emu/music/foodman-in-duckland
2. Shizundeiru Chip - Sabertooth
https://chipmusic.org/shizundeiru_chip/music/sabertooth
3. METRO - Codename: Sailor V
https://chipmusic.org/METRO/music/codename-sailor-v-nec-pc-88-ost---stage-1-1-city-streets-by-metro

Direct download: OLL_11_12_17.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

Due to a swollen tongue we were unable to have a Super-Special Guest this week. As this is likely to be the final episode of 2017 with the full team we took advantage of the extra time to complain about Animal Crossing and Battlefront 2.

Outside was pretty cold, but the studio was fairly hot so it was tops off for all attending - even the piano. It was Simon’s birthday last week and he took to his new hoverboard to become a YouTube/drug deal busting Superstar. Expect it to be in a canal near you at some point in 2018.

We also discussed which industry celebrities are confirmed for our Christmas Party. Ste is making preparations for Ste Life Left, Ann isn’t paying attention and Simon played PUBG for the first time ever. By the end of the show we were talking about nursery rhymes. Maybe we do need Super-Special Guests.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
NOT https://twitter.com/ammonite
https://www.facebook.com/events/1870461506601750/

Tracklist:
1. PSS-270 - Mikromusikwerk 01
https://chipmusic.org/PSS-270/music/mikromusikwerk-01-casio-ct-670
2. Frank Angelotti Is Dead - Careless Whisper
https://chipmusic.org/frank+angotti+is+dead/music/fid--shitbird----celess-whispe

Direct download: OLL_27_11_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

As we approach December it becomes time for it to not only be tops on, but for double tops on along with hats and scarves. This week’s Super-Special Guest Teddy Dief held no truck with popular opinion and tried to go tops off from the very beginning of the show. He had flown into London to represent Square Enix Montréal in his role as Creative Director and we took the opportunity to ask what it was like working on AAA titles again after previously working on the indie title Hyper Light Drifter and also being in academia.

Teddy also told us about an online crane game that sounds really interesting, an EXCLUSIVE reveal about a game that he’s working on, who he tells taxi drivers that he works for and we tell him how he could use that information to his advantage. One Life Left: always looking to use a system to their benefit. Or to push Phil Fish over. One of the two.

We found out how many moons Ste has, how happy Simon is with Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Ann had to do some live editing of the news due to font troubles. What we didn’t find out is how we can get our show on Spotify. We’re missing out on literally fractions of pennies as a result of this. If only we hadn’t worn out our Caretaker during One Life Left Week.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/TeddyDief
http://www.teddydief.com/

Tracklist:
1. Warefaire - Heros And Hauntings
https://chipmusic.org/warefaire/music/heros-and-hauntings
2. Sypher1590 - Oui Sí Waves
https://chipmusic.org/sypher1590/music/oui-s-waves

Direct download: OLL_20_11_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

We’re back to our usual podcasting schedule so from now on until the Caretaker’s next holiday (or our next holiday) you can expect a new episode to download at some random point on a Wednesday.

This week we had David Nadal from Eden Games as a Skype Super-Special Guest to talk about driving games and in particular Gear Club, which is to shortly come out on Switch. We try to find out how driving games have changed since Eden was founded in 1998, what players want from a driving simulator and if Gear Club has the most important car as a playable option: a blue Ford Focus.

In the show we announce that the tickets for our Christmas party have been delayed, but they’re on sale now. Which is a terribly confusing sentence. Anyway, if you want to come to our Christmas party and see if Father Keithmas will give you a present then click on the Eventbrite link at the bottom.

We also try to work out if No Man’s Sky is indie, which of the team would like a cat VR game, how popular Simon is on YouTube and if Radio Five Live listen to us for inspiration.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/edengames_
https://www.facebook.com/events/1870461506601750/permalink/1870461559935078/
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-life-left-2017-christmas-party-tickets-39828228303

Tracklist:
1. lamsorz - Shade Storms
https://chipmusic.org/lamsorz/music/shadestorm
2. Klamm - Trauma
https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/trauma

Direct download: OLL_13_11_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

This episode sees our latest attempt in Understanding Esports. The Super-Special Guest showing incredible patience as we ask obvious questions was Deborah Mensah-Bonsu from Space Ape Games. We find out when the first ever esport happened and how Twitter changed the world of esports. In addition we try to see if you can deliberately design a game to be an esport. Ann then uses this information to make her own esport.

Space Ape have made lots of games that can be classed as esports so Deborah was a good guest to have. But in order for their new game to become an esport we need one of the team to be a watcher. Which one will it be?

Ste was back from Finland so as punishment we put him a cupboard with a dodgy microphone for the first half, Simon works out a new way to monetise the show by entering a competition and Ann tries to remember if she's played The Witcher before.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links
https://twitter.com/DebMensahBonsu
https://twitter.com/SpaceApeGames
https://crownchampionship.clashroyale.com/worldfinals/

Tracklist
1. This Is Embr- Poison, Poison, Thorns!
https://chipmusic.org/this-is-embr/music/poison-poison-thorns!
2. Amateur LSDJ - Marathon
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/marathon

Direct download: OLL_06_11_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT