One Life Left's Podcast

After a break last week due to illness, work, and work illness two of the team returned to the studio to open double post, say testicle on air and work out how many countries there are. And by countries we might mean a sovereign state that's a member of the UN in its own right. Or maybe we don't.

At least we had Jennifer Schneidereit from Nyamyam Games in the studio as a Super-Special Guest. She spoke about her latest game Astrologaster, which is based on the real-life story of Simon Foreman, who claimed he could cure the plague by reading the stars. Unfortunately Astrologaster is such a good game that it resulted in Jennifer being cyber-stalked by Ste (from a safe, respectful distance). Next time, if you don't want to have Ste's attentions don't make a funny game, and don't include madrigals for each character in your game. It worked for the creator of Bangman.

We also played news snap, entered a new word into the Official OLL Style Guide, and tried to figure out what E3 activations are.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/nyyjen
https://twitter.com/nyamyamgames
https://www.eagexpo.com/
https://actualrealityarcade.wordpress.com/

Reviews:
https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/The-Witcher-3-Wild-Hunt-Complete-Edition-1575086.html
https://www.oculus.com/quest/
https://www.oculus.com/vader-immortal/
https://beatsaber.com/
https://www.thebinarymill.com/gunclub_vr.php
https://www.tangletowergame.com/
https://www.patreon.com/sokpop
https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/12658/Sokpop_Deluxe_Games/
https://www.humblebundle.com/g/temtem

Tracklist:

  1. Coconums/Polterheist! - Infancy
    https://chipmusic.org/Coconums/music/polterheist!---infancy

Direct download: OLL_27_01_2020.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:48pm EDT

It's our 400th episode! To celebrate this non-provable fact we managed to successfully not answer any questions that our listeners sent in, launched the RIO scheme, and invented a new stamp.

More importantly, we had Deborah Mensah-Bonsu from Space Ape Games on as a Super-Special Guest. She was on to advertise the already sold-out Games For Good event, which is about how games can actually be for good. We already knew about this (see: Bangman) but it's still good to hear. Plus it means that you are all ahead of the curve to book tickets for the second annual Games For Good.

Ann also managed to get some good exclusives out of Deb around what games Space Ape is working on. We're looking forward to colourful years ahead.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/games-for-good-tickets-83781164719
https://twitter.com/SpaceApeGames
https://twitter.com/debmensahbonsu
https://www.playdiaries.com/

Reviews:
https://thewitcher.com/en/witcher3
https://callofjuarez.com/
https://goose.game/
http://www.mychildlebensborn.com/
https://divinity.game/
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lego-builders-journey/id1441636691

Tracklist:

  1. adaMills - Smooth Rider
    https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/smooth-rider
  2. Mystery Stain - Hydrochloride
    https://chipmusic.org/mysterystain/music/hydrochloride-[lsdj]

Direct download: OLL_13_01_2020.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

We all know that the people who read this part of the podcast are more involved in OLL Lore than the average (Yo) Joe, so you might be able to answer a question that Team OLL have never been able to successfully do. Does a new season of OLL start after the Christmas break, or only after our summer holidays (like school)? Our methodology has changed over time, which means that we've been going for nearly 14 years yet have 20 seasons under our belts. 21 if you count this as a new one. Which we aren't. Yet.

But anyway.

Our first show back for a new decade sees the full team in the studio to talk about New Years parties, the best way to make roasties, and how we would all check games. We also had a news quiz, found out that Ste is a snitch and had a live GDC Maraoke update.

Next week is our 400th episode. Unless you count those OLL Knights episodes, or the literally unbroadcastable ones from GameCity. Anyone want to become the Official OLL Librarian?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://gamesdonequick.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/588786941954588

Reviews:
http://imageform.se/game/steamworld-dig-2/
https://toast.gg/
https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/Dr-Kawashima-s-Brain-Training-for-Nintendo-Switch-1656777.html
https://divinity.game/
https://beatsaber.com/

Tracklist:

  1. Tsuwami - Resolution
    https://chipmusic.org/Tsuwami/music/resolution
  2. amateur lsdj - Blasphemy
    https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/blasphemy

Direct download: OLL_06_01_2020.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:41pm EDT