One Life Left's Podcast

It's another full studio this week as Ann, Ste and Simon welcomed Leo Zullo and Gareth Williams on the show to not talk about their day jobs. Instead we let them tell us all about Safe In Our World, which is the charity they co-founded that has the aim to promote and improve mental health in the videogame industry. They've helped Emily Richards remaster her Bafta award-winning game Fractured Minds, which is available to purchase and download on all major platforms.

In a Schaffer-centred start to the show we found out how old Lewis is, what he eats, and what time of the year it is best to wear his headphones. Simon went viral, Ann told us about her special advent calendar, and Ste sang dark songs with his daughter. But most of all, we were disappointed by Google.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://safeinourworld.org/
https://twitter.com/SafeInOurWorld
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/oxsong
https://twitter.com/leo_zullo
https://twitter.com/Shakacarnage

Reviews:
https://www.ea.com/games/peggle/peggle-blast
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/marvels-spider-man-ps4/
https://noitagame.com/
https://www.lostember.com/
http://oldmansjourney.com/
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/death-stranding-ps4/
https://www.devolverdigital.com/games/heave-ho

Tracklist:

  1. Oxventure Presents - Literally Everyone Else in the World
    https://youtu.be/_gZmP3wcuiU
  2. Coconums - Worker
    https://chipmusic.org/Coconums/music/worker

Direct download: OLL_02_12_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

War? Huh? What is it good for? Giving videogame podcasts an easy introduction when they're a bit stuck for ideas. And now it's a good idea for a card game. We had Ivar and Gundi in from 1939 Games to talk about Kards (with a K), a card game based on World War II. It allows alliances to be made across the divide, and friendship is always the main aim of One Life Left. Just ask Keith Stuart and Simon Parkinson for proof.

Ivar and Gundi told us how 1939 Games was started, how easy is it to get a grant from the Icelandic government, and what it was like moving from CCP Games to 1939 Games. Kards has been in early access since April, but will be officially launched in February. It's going to have a physical card version as well as a computer one.

It was a super full studio this week as Ann didn't have secret work to do, Simon wasn't doing secret work in Tenerife and Ste didn't have to lecture any sleeping students. We also tried to work out the mysteries of the University of Chichester, remembered how good looking the Bitmap Brothers were, and clarified how comfy Everyman cinemas were.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/KARDSccg
https://twitter.com/1939GAMES
https://www.kards.com/
https://blog.counter-strike.net/
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/maraoke-christmas-party-tickets-82942185309

Reviews:
https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/fifa/fifa-20
https://www.minionmastersthegame.com/
https://rival-games.com/tot/
https://www.ea.com/games/peggle/peggle-blast
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/marvels-spider-man-ps4/
https://noitagame.com/
https://www.capybaragames.com/Grindstone/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1076880/Air_Marty/

Tracklist:

  1. Tsuwami - After Dark
    https://chipmusic.org/Tsuwami/music/after-dark
  2. Shirobon - On The Run
    https://shirobon.bandcamp.com/album/dimensions

Direct download: OLL_25_11_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:29pm EST

It's literally a two man crew in the studio this week as Ann was away doing work stuff. And whilst Simon was back from Tenerife he sounded a little distant at the beginning. Luckily this meant that Ste could use this space to develop his range of videogame journalist impressions in his latest attempt to become Rory Bremner. Rory B-REM-ner, if you will, and you probably won't.

We found out what Simon had been doing in Tenerife, Ste moved into the world of triple-A games, and we took the opportunity to literally settle some old scores. Clever wording we know, cheers.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://lovenikki.world/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Me-Mike-Yarwood/dp/0352398302
https://noitagame.com/

Reviews:
https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/jedi-fallen-order
https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/Luigi-s-Mansion-3-1437312.html

Tracklist:

  1. Klamm - Magical Sounds
    https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/magical-sounds
  2. M.E.B. - Top Gear Remix
    https://chipmusic.org/M.E.B/music/top-gear-remix

Direct download: OLL_18_11_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:55pm EST

As the Team went into the studio they took a moment to do a quick roll call. Ste - check. Ann - check. CD with the theme tune on - definitely check. Simon - Simon? Anyone? Simon? Apparently Simon was in Tenerife, but it was unclear if this had been cleared with HR. If you tune in next week this mystery will definitely be solved (assuming we remember it).

There was also no Super-Special Guest this week which meant Ste and Ann could talk about the most important subject in videogames over the past seven days which as we all know was: What was the most boring thing we have done recently?

We tried to work out if Ann had AR glasses, were fully entranced by Ste's Noita chat, and nearly went back on our letter ruling from last week. But we didn't. Team OLL has made a unanimous decision and we will stick with it, even if it affects our content levels.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Horror
https://noitagame.com/

Reviews:
https://www.thebradwellconspiracy.com/
https://www.ea.com/games/peggle/peggle-blast
https://www.capybaragames.com/Grindstone/
https://spryfox.com/our-games/alphabear2/
https://sociablesoccer.com/
http://guildlings.com/

Tracklist:

  1. Gala - OPL2 + Reverb
    https://chipmusic.org/Gala/music/opl2--reverb
  2. Feryl - mahjong
    https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/mahjong

Direct download: OLL_11_11_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

The full team came into the studio with sufficient time for the show to start, only to find that the mixing desk didn't want to play fair. Was it upset that we didn't have a show last week? We may never find out. This did mean that this week's episode is one minute shorter than usual, but we increased the quality of the rest of the episode by 1.7% so you won't see any difference (statistic provided by Ann Scantlebury).

We managed to get Tom Vian from SFB Games in to talk about Tangle Tower, their latest release, and Snipperclips. Both games were launch titles for Apple Arcade and the Switch respectively so we had lots of questions about how what it was like dealing with Nintendo and Apple. Tom tried his best to answer those questions, without ruining any future relationships. Tangle Tower is a murder mystery game that's also available on Switch and Steam. There's also a soundtrack available, and we played some of it on the show. But more importantly, how do you make your own Snipperclips joycons?

There was also confusion about if the Playdate console had been released, Ste had an update from Reboot Develop, Simon might have finally got baseball out of his system (but his Switch habit is getting out of control). Best of all, we had a Damo update.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://adventurexpo.org/
http://www.sfbgames.com/
https://twitter.com/SFBTom
https://twitter.com/SFBDim

Reviews:
https://goose.game/
https://www.mosaiccorp.biz/
https://www.capybaragames.com/Grindstone/
https://www.daedalic.com/state-of-mind

Tracklist:

  1. Hide Your Tigers - Dream Diver
    https://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/decaying-tigers--dream-diver-lsdj
  2. Rafael Benjamin Meyer - Detective Grimoire and the Mystery of Tangle Tower
    https://sfbgames.bandcamp.com/

Direct download: OLL_04_11_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 12:02pm EST

After last week’s transport trials we were happy to see the full team in the studio in time for the episode to start. But which one of us missed a flight in the past seven days? And which of us took advantage of the free cable cars that were available thanks to Extinction Rebellion? And did Ann get some shots?

There was no Super-Special Guest this week, but we took that as an opportunity to clarify if you needed to wear pants while playing videogames. We also found out if Dexter listens to One Life Left, worked out who was who in Ann’s family, and which of Ann’s naughty grandparents disgusted her the most with their videogame antics.

There was some confusion about the location of a letter that Tim Miller sent in, we thought Simon had found it, but maybe he didn’t. And we requested that our listeners send in cakes to the show, which works for Test Match Special. Just don’t do what a listener did with a cake that they sent to Mike Mendoza. That did not end well, or broadcastable.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/979120/Autonauts/
https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/event/simon-parkin-a-game-of-birds-and-wolves/
https://zaumstudio.com/

Reviews:
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/assemble-with-care/id1450498694
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/sniper-elite-3-ultimate-edition-switch/
https://spryfox.com/our-games/alphabear2/
https://noitagame.com/

Tracklist:

  1. Cuby The Box - Hello Chips
    https://chipmusic.org/CubyTheBox/music/hallo-chips
  2. Tsuwami - Concrete Candy
    https://chipmusic.org/Tsuwami/music/concrete-candy

Direct download: OLL_21_10_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

The full team was back this week for almost the full episode. But which of the team let us down and came in late? Was it Ann, who finally got to show Simon her new party trick? Was it Ste, who managed to get confused as to what skeuomorphism is? (It’s like Link’s Awakening all over again) Or was it Simon, who has had a terrible week in videogame baseball? The answer is held within this episode. And gets answered within the first ten seconds after the theme finishes.

Luckily there more to this week’s episode than that. We also had live Fortnite updates, worked out which games company is going to be our next big score, and found out which of the team has been the closest to firing a gun.

And if you’re a tv company looking for a new brand to option, could you contact us as soon as possible? We’d be prepared to put you in our Apple Arcade family if that helps.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_(card_game)
https://www.facebook.com/events/2406516192962390/

Reviews:
https://spryfox.com/our-games/alphabear2/
https://widerightgames.com/
https://noitagame.com/
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/super-mega-baseball-2-ultimate-edition-switch/
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/sniper-elite-3-ultimate-edition-switch/
https://www.ea.com/games/peggle/peggle-blast
http://sushicat.org/

Tracklist:

  1. Chipzel - Beginner’s Luck (Dicey Dungeon)
    https://chipzel.co.uk/track/beginners-luck

Direct download: OLL_14_10_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

The episode was recorded on 07/10, or One Life Left Day as we always forget to say until the 9th, at which point the relevance of it has dissipated somewhat. Ah well. There’s always next year.

It’s another Ann free week unfortunately as she was ill, but she had managed to send us the news so we were not as stuck as last week. Plus we also had a Super-Special Guest! George Perkins from Super Rare Games to talk about the Switch games that his company releases in a physical form. We asked him how far in advance he knows what games Super Rare are going to release, if he keeps track of the second hand value of Super Rare’s releases, and which developer is the most attractive.

We also found out Simon’s system for remembering names, Ste told us if he was into mobile games, and we tried to work out where Alphabear 2 was on the Google Play store. If you have any leads let us know.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/SuperRareGeorge
https://twitter.com/SuperRareGames
https://twitter.com/WarpDigitalUK
https://www.specialeffect.org.uk/
https://fundraiser.resonance.fm/events/2019/10/21/resofit
https://www.facebook.com/events/2406516192962390/

Reviews:
https://widerightgames.com/ (Freedom Finger)
https://spryfox.com/our-games/alphabear2/
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/sniper-elite-3-ultimate-edition-switch/

Tracklist:

  1. DoragonJOKE - Adventurous Bubbleship
    https://chipmusic.org/%E3%83%89%E3%83%A9%E3%82%B4%E3%83%B3JOKE/music/adventurous-bubble-ship
  2. Feryl - The Bike Ride Home
    https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/the-bike-ride-home

Direct download: OLL_07_10_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:18pm EST

With Ann being out of the country in Iceland how will Ste and Simon cope? Well, Simon became obsessed with sleep tracking so it was business as usual for him. Ste however went a little off the rails and this episode became his Simon Mayo confessional. We’ll get HR to give him a verbal warning for bringing the show into disrepute.

We also spoke about unions, found out what game Simon launched the crowdfunding for, Ste explained auto chess, and Simon had a live reveal of the new Colonel Sanders.

We’re nearly caught up from our Season 20 backlog. The next episode will be uploaded this Thursday and then after that every episode will be released on Wednesday. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://rebootdevelopred.com/
https://www.twitch.tv/kiwo

Reviews:
https://supermegabaseball.com/
http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/switch-games/gridautosport/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1121910/I_Love_You_Colonel_Sanders_A_Finger_Lickin_Good_Dating_Simulator/
https://spryfox.com/our-games/alphabear2/

Tracklist:

  1. Sofa Spartan - Etherial
    https://chipmusic.org/sofaspartan-music/music/etherial
  2. Solstrsyn - Sunday Sketch
    https://chipmusic.org/solstrsyn/music/sunday-sketch

Direct download: OLL_30_09_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:02pm EST

What do you do when one of your co-hosts is off and another one is stuck in traffic? Ste showed one of the potential options available in this week’s episode. Luckily Ann managed to get to the studio before her text did, which meant that we’ll have to go back to solo Ste in a future season.

No Simon meant that there was no Super-Special Guest, but Ste and Ann had lots to talk about. They made an executive decision to change the format of the news, which is something that will rock videogame radio shows for years to come. The major development of the week is that Marioke changed its name to Maraoke. This news didn’t sound too big, but now you can see it written down you realise that it actually looks different.

We also found out that Ann had been watching mucky movies, Ste’s students were doing a game jam on seasons, and Ann forgot what FMV stood for. Again. We also announced the launch party of Maraoke, which is taking place on 18th October at the Loading Bar. See you there.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://play.google.com/about/play-pass/
https://twitter.com/frankcifaldi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmMaCV1zXDA
https://twitter.com/SingMaraoke

Reviews:
http://diceydungeons.com/ (again)
http://www.tellingliesgame.com/
https://www.increpare.com/game/hypnocult.html

Tracklist:

  1. adaMills - Star to Finish
    https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/star-to-finish
  2. Solstrsyn - Sunday Sketch
    https://chipmusic.org/solstrsyn/music/sunday-sketch

Direct download: OLL_23_09_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

It’s a full team this week, but Simon is poorly so it’s more of a team 2.5. Except we had Jack Attridge on as a Super-Special Guest which boosted us up to 3.5. He was on to talk about Erica, which is also the name of his newest game. Or is it a movie? We try to work out the differences between the two. More importantly, is it a lean back or a lean forward experience? Even more importantly, what does Jack’s Mum think about Erica?

We tried to work out if we were a family, checked what we were collectively subscribed to, and did an investigation into if piracy was still popular. Simon undid one button too many on his shirts and Jack told us that he was on the BAFTA jury for best narrative game. Oh the stories he could tell!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/JacksFlavour
https://languagedrops.com/
https://www.bandainamco-am.co.uk/machine-sales/deluxe-games/space-invaders-frenzy/

Reviews:
http://www.mediocre.se/pinout/
https://supermegabaseball.com/
https://ripstone.com/game/snooker19/
https://buy.mutantyearzero.com/
http://diceydungeons.com/
https://spryfox.com/our-games/alphabear2/
http://popcannibal.com/kindwords/

Tracklist:

  1. Tsuwami - Battle Music
    https://chipmusic.org/Tsuwami/music/battle-music
  2. Going Ham - Secret Man
    https://chipmusic.org/GoingHam/music/secret-man

Direct download: OLL_16_09_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

So we’re back with season (BEEP). And we have been for the past three weeks, but we forgot to tell anyone. Included in that list was The Caretaker, which is why you’re going to have four episodes over the next two weeks. Aren’t you a lucky bunch of listeners?

There was no Simon this week, which meant this episode was a bit Taylor Swift heavy. There was no Super-Special Guest either, which meant we told you everything we knew about Death Stranding. And being our first day back meant we also got to tell you What We Did On Our Holidays.

Ste told us about his Gamescom adventures, showed us his astounding powers of recall, and also why he’s going to do a Billy Madison. Ann is now a non-Endless runner and spoiled Succession (luckily off-air). We also gave Cassetteboy a great idea for a new video, explained why Spotify has ruined the art of the hidden track, and told everyone that Marioke is changing its name. Except that was two weeks ago Grandad!

Sorry about the delay in uploading the podcasts. Normal service will resume in two weeks. Although, by us failing to upload the episodes two weeks after they aired you could argue that normal service has already started.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://tomorrowcorporation.com/humanresourcemachine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVO3NJCPIoY

Reviews:
https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/games/erica-ps4/
http://diceydungeons.com/

Tracklist:

  1. adaMills - The Motherchip
  2. Derris Kharlan - Machine Learning EX

Direct download: OLL_09_09_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:46pm EST

The last day of radio term always sees a bit of giddiness among the team. The presenters don't wear their usual radio uniform, you can bring your board games and videogames into the studio (although Simon always brings his Switch in), and Lewis Schaffer brings in cakes for us all to enjoy. But one thing Team OLL never does on the last day of term is go skiving. UNTIL NOW.

Ann decided that instead of doing the final news of the season, she would rather be driven to Italy by her in-laws. This meant that there was a news-shaped hole in our show. Normally this would result in Simon and Ste seeing what was on Eurogamer, but they had planned ahead and got Sega Badawi aka Caretaker Ben down the Skype line to tell them videogame news that was slightly too long for the news jingle. Considering that Ben couldn't hear the jingle and kept losing his place on his script it worked alright. He even provided us with some Nintendo Karen updates.

Once Ben was gone, Ste and Simon had the chance to talk about what they are planning to do over the summer and tried to clarify what the big Gamescom rumour was in 2018. We also booked our first guest of Season 20, made some Marioke announcements (and some pre-announcements), and joined the Slayers Club.

Cheerio and happy holidays!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.instagram.com/whoamiamyouareme/
https://slayersclub.bethesda.net/en/
http://www.denki.co.uk/portfolio/autonauts/

Reviews:
https://www.konami.com/games/us/en/products/pixelpuzzle/
https://supermegabaseball.com/
https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/FINAL-FANTASY-XII-THE-ZODIAC-AGE-1438870.html
https://store.steampowered.com/app/410320/EARTH_DEFENSE_FORCE_41_The_Shadow_of_New_Despair/
https://robjinman.itch.io/pro-office-calculator
https://store.steampowered.com/app/865270/LIBRARY/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1071920/_Foreign_Frugglers/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1102030/KLAC/
Another word game

Tracklist:
1. adaMills - Lighthause
https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/lighthause
2. 8-BIT Chintendo - Stereophobia
https://chipmusic.org/8-BITchintendo/music/stereophobia

Direct download: OLL_29_07_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 12:54pm EST

As we all know, One Life Left is recognised throughout the world as the longest running videogame radio show and also as one of the most modest radio shows. But sometimes we need some personal thanks. A little realisation that we've done a good job. And this week's Super-Special Guest Nicholas Lovell gave us some Super-Special Thanks in the acknowledgments of his latest book, The Pyramid of Game Design. Getting unconditional thanks is really something that we don't deserve. Ahem.

Nicholas was on the show to talk about his current role, which is Games Director of Hot Wheels ID. It's a way of incorporating your physical Hot Wheels cars with an online gaming experience. The prospect of thinking how to make this as excellent as it could be is what dragged Nicholas out of consulting and back into a full time role. But mostly we tried to think of songs that we could write about Nicholas, as we made a promise to him last time he was on the show.

We also found out what Simon expects from a barbeque, if Ste is drifting, how long adult humans live for, and what Damo has been up to. The most unusual fact we discovered is how often authors get their book sales data. Although the ‘swipe before they wipe' fact was quite close.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/nicholaslovell
https://twitter.com/gamesbrief
https://twitter.com/danctheduck
https://www.gamesbrief.com/the-pyramid-of-game-design-designing-producing-and-launching-service-games/

Reviews:
http://nightcall-game.com/
http://alteredmatter.com/etherborn/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/739540/Break_the_Game/
https://obradinn.com/
http://bombercrewgame.com/
https://twitter.com/thatskygame

Tracklist:

  1. Coconums - Amalgamy (short)
    https://chipmusic.org/Coconums/music/amalgamy-short
  2. Astrolander - Never Late Again
    https://chipmusic.org/stancoolness/music/george-clanton---never-late-again-8-bit-cover-by-astrolander

Direct download: OLL_22_07_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:17pm EST

It's a bit weird talking about yourself in the third person isn't it? Luckily this week's Super-Special Guest Ben Hall had no problems with that, but as he doesn't work in the games industry our interview with him went to places that we don't normally go to. If you need to know what the best train is in videogames, if you can get from Peterborough to Croydon without changing, and who would be our train getaway driver then this is the interview for you.

We also celebrated Amazon Prime Day (which just seems to get earlier and earlier every year), found out what Ste has just bought, try to work out where Ste is working, and we got very confused by the Kong family tree.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/uppi17

Reviews:
https://www.devolverdigital.com/games/ape-out
https://drmario-world.com/
http://roguemance.com/
http://www.residentevil.com/4/

Tracklist:

  1. 8-BITchintendo - Famitracker Water Track
    https://chipmusic.org/8-BITchintendo/music/famitracker-water-track
  2. Sofaspartan Music - Ancient Myth
    https://chipmusic.org/sofaspartan-music/music/ancient-myth

Direct download: OLL_15_07_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

No Super-Special Guest this week means we get to look at the items that we've neglected for the past few episodes. A look in our collective spam folders shows that we had been missing out on other SSGs, genuine job offers, and opportunities to improve parts of our bodies. So if you've been really annoyed at us for not responding to an email we're sorry. Although if you're on The List you might be waiting a little bit longer for that reply.

There was some pre-Develop chat, with two of the team potentially making themselves homeless. Simon spent part of last week meeting the gaming aristocracy, by meeting Lord Sir Charles Cecil (presumably at one of those exclusive members' clubs). We also found out about another distant relative of Simon's, we believe that we're now up to four countries. Let us know if you're a Byron and you need to buy any Switch games when you are in the UK.

As the world's longest-running videogame radio show we took the opportunity to talk about Stranger Things, and tried to work out how much of a journalist Ann is. We also clarified if adults played Fortnite, and worked out the Slay the Spire can be played on mobile.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://bit.ly/ShouldntKickstarters

Reviews:
http://www.eloh-game.com/
https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/Super-Mario-Maker-2-1514009.html
https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Slay-the-Spire-1423987.html
https://fabledgame.com/en/pirates-outlaws/details
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/cadence-of-hyrule-crypt-of-the-necrodancer-featuring-the-legend-of-zelda-switch/

Tracklist:
1. Cuby The Box - w8v
https://chipmusic.org/CubyTheBox/music/w8v
2. Amateur LSDJ - Tabula Rasa
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/tabula-rasa

Direct download: OLL_08_07_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

It seems that it was only last week that we had Ann Scantlebury on as a Super-Special Guest, and now she's performing stylish and professional jingles for one of the coolest radio stations around. That's what being on One Life Left as a Super-Special Guest will do for you, so feel free to let us know if you're interested. Being a presenter? The benefits of that are still yet to be realised.

You'll be pleased to know that there's a Damo update in this week's episode and we also get to confirm if Richard Bates is a nice person or not. However, the debate about what constitutes projectile vomiting is still ongoing.

We also find out what Ann's office is like, think of ways to make money off Telltale, learn about emergent gameplay in Dead by Daylight, and try to get Klamm to notice us. Klamm: Please let us be the One Life Left that you keep referring to.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://gamesdonequick.com/
https://twitter.com/hdtgppod

Reviews:
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/framed-2/id1163105252
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/cadence-of-hyrule-crypt-of-the-necrodancer-featuring-the-legend-of-zelda-switch/
https://supermariomaker.nintendo.com/
https://www.helloneighborgame.com/
https://twitter.com/riskofrain?lang=en
https://store.steampowered.com/app/503580/Duck_Season/

Tracklist:

  1. Klamm - Daenerys Stormborn
    https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/daenerys-stormborn
  2. Outaspaceman - How Can This Be
    https://chipmusic.org/outaspaceman/music/how-can-this-be

Direct download: OLL_01_07_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

With Ann missing at the beginning of the show and no Super-Special Guest booked, the lads took full opportunity to talk about football and if computer referees are better than computer-assisted human referees. It was actually more philosophical that it seems when we've written it down. However, Ann eventually showed up which gave us the opportunity to interview her about the latest developments at her work, without her actually telling us what her work is. We didn't even get to find out the colour.

Luckily, Ann had provided us with the latest videogame news for the start of the show, albeit with a massive chunk of news missing. Ste started the show with wet headphones, Simon was starting to move across to his summer wardrobe, and he also provided us with very specific Switch travel gaming tips.

We also found out what Damo is up to, who Ann's favourite Eurogamer is, and worked out how much money Alex Fleetwood owes us. Finally we've found a way to monetise. Monetise means blackmail right?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://gamesdonequick.com/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8836241/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4911525/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1427215/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5545055/

Reviews:
https://harrypotterwizardsunite.com/
https://www.devolverdigital.com/games/my-friend-pedro
https://finalfantasyxii.square-enix-games.com/home/?lang=gb
https://198xthegame.com/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1050520/Super_Pig_X/

Tracklist:

  1. CoolBecky - Dead Birds
    https://chipmusic.org/Mark87/music/dead-birds
  2. Outaspaceman - how can this be?
    https://chipmusic.org/outaspaceman/music/how-can-this-be

Direct download: OLL_24_06_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

Only 379 episodes in and we finally get a Super-Special Guest in with the required knowledge of 90s boybands for Ann and Ste (plus a reluctant Simon) to talk about Busted and Westlife for at least twenty minutes. That SSG was Felicia Prehn from Nopia. She had flown in from Finland purely to be on our radio show, having the opportunity to finally see Westlife after over twenty years of being a fan DEFINITELY didn't have anything to do with it.

Did we talk about games during the show? Well, Felicia did teach us something about Pokemon Go, we sort-of worked out why Fortnite is called Fortnite and we decided who was the best out of Tony Gowland and J-Parks - but mostly it was boyband chat. It was probably for the best that we spoke about videogames right at the beginning of the show for once.

Luckily, the game that Felicia is working on for Nopia is related to boybands so all this music chat was adjacent to videogame. The provisional title of Felicia's game made Ste (or Ann) audibly gasp with admiration when they heard it.

And to top it off we played a track that Felicia made herself. We think that this is the only time that we've played a song on air that the SSG had made. Well, apart from that time Parko released a Marioke style cover of Duran Duran's ‘Hungry Like The Wolf' to be about his new book.

Keep 16th August free for a very special Marioke. Although all Mariokes are special aren't they?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/MCLiciaP
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6JiAau0Pc8VivfINkMx0KG

Reviews:
https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/grow-home
https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Slay-the-Spire-1423987.html
https://store.steampowered.com/app/646570/Slay_the_Spire/
https://zone.msn.com/en/bejeweled/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1066260/Devolver_Bootleg/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/676480/Jettomero_Hero_of_the_Universe/

Tracklist:
1 Sofaspartan Music - Echoes
https://chipmusic.org/sofaspartan-music/music/echoes
2 MC Licia - Another Dimension
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fdp9RXdVgU

Direct download: OLL_17_06_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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

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