One Life Left's Podcast

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