One Life Left's Podcast

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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

Direct download: OLL_07_01_2019.mp3
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Direct download: OLL_17_12_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:28pm EDT

A full team this week as Simon returned from his trip to Japan, however there was no Super-Special Guest. Maybe Roll 7 will be on next week, but we've not been given any guarantees either way.

Without a SSG in this episode Simon and Ste took the opportunity to talk about their latest favourite game: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Although it might sound more like complaining about getting old, rather than talking about the latest game in an established videogame franchise.

We also found out what Ste can say on air, who is making games for Ann, and Simon found out who loves the Switch more than he does. And - what's this? - a challenger approaches! Or a random entrant into the studio at least.

Cheerio!
Team OLL

Links:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/
http://xmasparty.singmarioke.com

Tracklist:
1. Joe Berry Osponge - Phantom Boss Fight
https://chipmusic.org/joeberryosponge/music/phantom-boss-fight
2. PSS 270 - Mikromusikwerk 03 (Casio + Atari)
https://chipmusic.org/PSS-270/music/mikromusikwerk-03-casio--atari

Direct download: OLL_10_12_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:05pm EDT

No shoes chat this week for those of you tuning in, but we managed to get some paneer chat for those of you interested in a vegetarian Christmas. Ann also kept us up to date with the current leaders in the mince pie ratings and gave good Christmas music advice.

However, maybe we should have asked this week's Super-Special Guest - Tim Summers - instead. He's a musicologist who specialises in videogames and lectures at Royal Holloway, University of London. He told us about what videogames can teach us about music, which games do good generative music, and how videogame music will change in the future. He will also be helping us with our new game genre that we came up with in this episode.

We also worked out if Ste is the same as Rockstar, found out what game Tim played with his Dad, and Ann made two very good jokes.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Ludomusicology
http://www.ludomusicology.org/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tim-Summers/e/B01L1P9CNS/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Tracklist:
1. Nestrogen - Capricious Cohorts
https://chipmusic.org/Nestrogen/music/capricious-cohorts
2. Veenomn - The Enter Key
https://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/the-enter-key

Direct download: OLL_03_12_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT

It's another two-person One Life Left this week as a Japanese-bound Simon swaps his seat in the studio with a recovering Ste. Also, with the main SSG booker being away we failed to get an SSG this week, but we did have an SSS making an appearance instead (Super-Special Siri).
The important thing to note this week is that tickets for our Christmas Marioke are on sale, and are selling pretty quickly. It's being held at the Loading Bar in Dalston on Friday 14th December at 7pm. The real gaming Santa will be there!

We talked about subtitles in videogames, shoes sort-of in videogames, and tried to figure out what we can buy from Telltale. The OLL Style Guide gets a further update with the correct pronunciation of Cyber Monday. Does anyone have the full contents of the OLL Style Guide? We really should have been keeping track of all the entries.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09jvmgd
http://xmasparty.singmarioke.com

Tracklist:
1. Amateur LSDJ - Urgency
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/urgency
2. Nakayama Ramo - Swing By
https://chipmusic.org/Nakayama_Ramo/music/swing-by

Direct download: OLL_26_11_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

There's one person that Team OLL always want to know what they're up to. That person is Milo, best friend to Peter Moulinex, and one-time caller to the show. Unfortunately we've not heard from him in quite a while, but could this week's Super-Special Guest Kostas Zarifis from Rogue Sun Games help in our quest?

Potentially, but mostly he wanted to talk about his new game Tin Hearts (living in just one mind - another Marioke idea for anyone who actually reads this text). It's a VR game that is Lemmings meets A Christmas Carol, which sounds really great: We always wanted to be able to press a button that would blow up Scrooge and friends all at once. Oh no! It's not like that at all, it's even better than what we thought.

Kostas told us more about Tin Hearts, why he chose to start it in Early Access, and how VR is coming back. There's no Ste this week as he was poorly, but Simon managed to create a new Xbox, and Ann is looking in people's houses, as well as singing most of her review. We also moved into the exciting world of shoutouts.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Kostas_Zarifis
https://twitter.com/RogueSunGames

Tracklist:
1. Commando - Bitrunner Blues (remix)
2. Outrun - Magical Sound Shower (remix)
3. Ghosts and Goblins (surf mix)
http://www.remix64.com/

Direct download: OLL_19_11_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:38pm EDT

No Super-Special Guest this week due to illness, but we do have the return of the Scants. She's feeling a bit better after a week off, which meant Ste and Simon were feeling a bit better as they wouldn't have to do the news.

Without a Super-Special Guest this meant that the team could work on their personal projects. This involved trying to work out where Ipswich was, remember who Ann made eat an egg, and clarify if Mike Channel can drive in real life.

We also updated the OLL Style Guide with the correct pronunciation of Prima Games, and Simon bought another thing that he definitely won't like. There was also discussion of the latest YouTube videogame shows that are available, which allowed Simon to make a really good joke.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/gameanglia
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdMWnD7qCz4Y7FbbbfyDq5g

Tracklist:
1. Amateur LSDJ - Fleet
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/fleet
2. MC Jimmy - What it Means
https://chipmusic.org/MC+Jimmy/music/what-it-means

Direct download: OLL_12_11_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Another Ann absence this week, which would normally mean that Simon and Ste start buying video game equipment that they don't need, but this time they took to opportunity to learn something about themselves. Which was mostly their middle names.

Ann did manage to write some news which Simon read out, but he did point out that no jokes were included. Unless there were and Simon was news-shaming Ann. Or maybe Ann just improvs the jokes as she's reading the news out?

This week we had the very prepared Nicholas Lovell on as our Super-Special Guest. He was in to talk about his new book - the Pyramid of Games Design - which is aimed at people who make videogames, those who are trying to switch to service-based games, and anyone starting in the industry. He told us how you get people to become superfans of your games, how many layers a game needs, and if losing the narrative in videogames is a Good Thing.

But to be honest, we were a little disappointed that Team OLL wasn't acknowledged in Nicholas' previous book The Curve (which invented FIFA's Ultimate Team mode). Surely this would be rectified in his new book?

We also found out that Ste has been spying on Mrs Graham, how easy it is to put on a bandana (Hi D Perry), if P Moulinex invented Fortnite, how Ste tells the temperature, and Simon couldn't remember.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/nicholaslovell
https://twitter.com/gamesbrief
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pyramid-Game-Design-Designing-Producing/dp/1138298891/
https://www.games4eu.com/

Tracklist:
1. Imaginary - Transfer Student
https://chipmusic.org/Imaginary/music/transfer-student
2. Nakayama Ramo - Sticky and Stringy
https://chipmusic.org/Nakayama_Ramo/music/sticky--stringy

Direct download: OLL_05_11_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

After three episodes where they were separated by illness and work, the full team were back together. Ste and Simon were particularly happy about this as it mean that they didn’t have to worry about who was doing the news.

This week’s Super-Special Guest was James Parker from Ground Shatter, who wanted to talk about the Switch port of SkyScrappers. Instead Ann asked him to clarify how years works and why we have seasons. It’s really annoying as SkyScrappers is the definitive fighting game where you climb up a collapsing building, and we know how crowded that genre is. We managed to discover if it works with the Flip Grip, if a clever title works in print or only on OLL, and what categories should be in the Switch eshop.

Simon is still buying more stuff, and even persuaded Ann into joining him. Ste is still having microphone issues, Ann worked out why the Pope doesn’t like Apple, and James proved to be a good aide memoire for Ste.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/groundshatter
http://skyscrappers.groundshatter.com/
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fangamer/flip-grip

Tracklist:
1. Ada Mills - O.O.E.
https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/ooe
2. Klamm - No Life Left
https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/no-life-left

Direct download: OLL_29_10_2019.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:34pm EDT

... When you're driving on a ceiling.

With Ann absent due to non-OLL related work, it was left to Ste and Simon to man the studio. Luckily for Simon's wallet they didn't have to fill the space buying more peripherals for his Switch as they had Leo and Al from Wired Production on as Super-Special Guests. Originally they were on to talk about Leo's history in games, but we rapidly changed to talking about their latest game, GRIP: Combat Racing, once we realised what was literally at stake.

GRIP:Combat Racing is a combat racing game. Once again, what comes after the colon explains everything. It's inspired by the classic Playstation game Rollcage and sees cars driving on the ceiling. Oh wait, that's what the GRIP bit stands for. It turns out not everything is explained after the colon. We asked how GRIP improves on Rollcage, what it is like getting the fans involved, and what should be put in a collector's edition.

Due to Scants' being away there was a news-shaped hole in the episode, and we proved that three men are definitely not the same as one Ann (and we repeated a story - we should really listen to the episodes that we're not on). We also discovered if Leo likes sand, Simon gets another peripheral for his Switch, Ste discovered a Swedish cure for cold, and we had some Red Hot Intellivision Chat.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/WiredP
http://wiredproductions.com/
https://twitter.com/leo_zullo
https://twitter.com/alasdairhibberd

Tracklist:
1. Imaginary - Transfer Student
2. Zark - Gods of Nature

Direct download: OLL_22_10_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

After last week with no Ann and no SSG, what will this week bring? Well, Ste had been taking Marioke to the streets of LA and unfortunately caught a bug so couldn't be in the studio. And Simon? Well, he was away but we are never really sure why he needs to take so much time off. Perhaps he bought a new docking station for his Switch.

So it was Ann running the studio, and she wasn't by herself. Helping her out was the NSSSG (Not So Super-Special Guest) Ben Hall. Ben hasn't made a game, but he does upload the podcasted episodes of One Life Left and is also writing this sentence now which is very meta. And, as well as Ben, an absent contributor made his return to the airwaves.

We managed to cover the important gaming topics, like which VR game is potentially the Best VR Game Ever, which FOTS caused Brexit, what game can Ann not pronounce properly, and how will Ben save the programmers at Rockstar? We also got in a fish pun cul de sac and came up with some amazing videogame ideas that we will make our millions from.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/games/moss-ps4/
http://skyscrappers.groundshatter.com/

Tracklist:
1. Monotron - Chipchune
2. Ada Mills - Secret 7
3. Amateur LSDJ - Macabre

Direct download: OLL_15_10_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

No SSG. No Ann. No plan. All Ste and Simon.

It's the standard lads night in show - Simon persuades Ste to buy loads of gadgets that he doesn't want, Ste gets to talk about latency (let's talk about you and me), and we forget that with Ann away someone needs to do the news.

We tried to figure out where we have broadcasted from and offered ourselves to other locations (but NOT to other stations), worked out the OLL style guide for where we stand on Parko, Ste made his students do opposites, and Simon is buying lots of items for his favourite new addition to his household.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/events/227717864769788/
https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Harry-Potter-A-History-of-Magic-Audiobook/B07FMPS2XD

Tracklist:
1. Klamm - SubZero
2. Solarbear (feat. dr!p) - My Life is a Triathlon and I'm the Slowest Kid on the Playground
3. Amateur LSDJ - Impact

Direct download: OLL_08_10_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

It's extremely worrying to be writing about a videogame lawyer. If we get anything wrong about them then we could be sued for our Marioke Millions, it's why we've avoided having Phoenix Wright on the show. Luckily this week's Super-Special Guest, Tim Davies from Sheridans, set the bar (clever wording we know, cheers) for being a good lawyer so we took the opportunity to ask him lots of purely theoretical questions that we have to legally state we were not asking for a friend. We manage to cover loot boxes, found out which publishers are good for developers, and when can you legally shake a client.

Ann is still a bit poorly, but this time it seems to be because she licked that Switch cartridge last week. Remember: All of Team OLL are professional trained cartridge lickers, things can go wrong. Please, don't try this at home. Do it outside of the home, as the Switch can be a portable console. Ann is away next week (this is unconnected to the cartridge licking), so if you fancy being an SSG that week (or any other Monday) then drop us a line at the usual address.

As well as all that we had Simon coming to the studio all fresh after a hair cut, we came up with a great non-IP infringing idea, and Ste found out what the kids know about videogames.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/tagdavies
http://www.sheridans.co.uk/lawyers/tim-davies.aspx

Tracklist:
1. adaMills - Secret 7
2. Alternate Dementia - Grizzly

Direct download: OLL_01_10_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:45pm EDT

As befits a new season of One Life Left, we missed recording an episode last week. This was due to the combination of Simon being in Portugal and Ann getting ill through bad videogame news. There was the potential 'third way' of podcasting by having a 'One Ste Left' episode but luckily the OLL National Executive Committee overruled him.

However, this meant that the full team was in the studio this week to talk to our Super-Special Guest: George Perkins from Super Rare Games (Super-Special Rare Games is still available at Companies House). They make games that are usually only available on the Nintendo eShop as actual physical games. Not only that, but you get EXCLUSIVE extras like crosswords, signed trading cards, and pebbles instead of cartridges (the pebble thing might only be a monetisation idea that Ste has had).

We also did some live unboxing, live tasting, updated the OLL style guide, and found out that Ann is going to Comicon. But mostly, we were worried about Simon. Him liking a chiptune is fairly unusual, but not buying a Nintendo product as soon as it's available? Something must have happened in Portugal.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/superraregeorge
https://twitter.com/superraregames

Tracklist:
1. Gavin Graham - The Eve of the War
2. Feryl - Self Esteem (II)

Direct download: OLL_24_09_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:49pm EDT

Annoyingly our attempt at doing a Wii U/EU pun for the title of this episode didn't really work when it was written out. So just make your own ones up, as long as you say them out loud. But anyway. One Life Left is back! After a summer break of about six weeks we were back in time (give or take a few weeks) for the start of Parliament so that we could finally talk about Brexit. We got Ian Dunt, the host of the Remainiacs podcast and Editor on politics.co.uk, on as a Super-Special Guest to talk about Brexit but he kept wanting to relate it to videogames. Doesn't he know that we're Europe's only radio show about politics? Or did we get confused from our time away? That's possibly the answer. As well as our red hot Brexit chat we all did our usual spoken-word essay on What We Did In Our Holidays, updated the OLL style guide with the approved pronounciation of 'troll', and let you know which popular beat combos are good at Mario Kart. Ann told us her criteria for a good videogame, Ste gave us a Crimewatch update on his stolen laptop and one of our readers gave Ian the ultimate moral dilemma (great cars them moral dilemmas). Cheerio! Team OLL x Links: https://twitter.com/IanDunt https://twitter.com/RemainiacsCast http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2018/09/10/brexit-is-sabotaging-the-british-video-games-industry Track List: 1. Amateur LSDJ - Hardcore 2. adaMills - Mini Boss 3. hiro094 - Returnees
Direct download: OLL_10_09_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT

It's the final episode of One Life Left before our summer break which means that it's mufti day. Actually, did everyone have a mufti day at school or was it a regional thing? Well everyone brought games in for their last day didn't they?

Despite there not being an England World Cup match on Monday Simon still didn't make it into the studio and he also neglected to book a Super-Special Guest so it was a Scanters and Ste Summer Special. This meant they got to talk about the most relevant topic in videogames this week, which was obviously haircuts.

There was also discussion about immersive theatre, a solid rain joke from Ann, we finally confirmed if we were HAPPY TO PAY FOR GAMES, and the Ste and Microphone feud continued. It'll probably still be going into Season 17.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2125483711021889/
https://www.digitiser2000.com/main-page/review-somnai-an-immersive-vr-experience
https://www.dotdot.london/

Tracklist:
1. Deko - Pancakes
https://chipmusic.org/Deko/music/pancakes
2. Feryl - Summer is Fading
https://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/summer-is-fading

Direct download: OLL_30_07_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:10pm EDT

We had a Scanters-shape hole in the show today (why does HR keep approving her holiday requests?) which meant that Simon and Ste needed to do the news this week. Do you think that they planned ahead and wrote the news stories well in advance or decided to throw this week’s Super-Special Guest a curveball and asked him what he thought was good news?

It's a fairly easy question to answer, but we felt that Jim Rossignol from Big Robot would be the perfect SSG to be able to cope with this challenge. He's well known for his polite manner and definitely thinks that swearing isn't big (robot) or clever (robot). Jim also took the chance to tell us about Big Robot's soon-to-be-and-sort-of-already-released fifth game The Light Keeps Us Safe which is available on Steam Early Access.

There was some talk about how the OLL style guide differs to Eurogamer's, we tried to find out why we keep getting excluded from the important debates, and Jim remembered which reviews he forgot about writing.

Cheerio,
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/bigrobotltd
https://twitter.com/jimrossignol

Tracklist:
1. Crystal Cave - ada Mills
https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/crystal-cave
2. Castaway - Amateur LSDJ
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/castaway

Direct download: OLL_23_07_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

What does QVC stand for? Great products at great prices. OK, let's make this clearer: What do the letters in QVC stand for? You will find out the true answer during this week's episode of OLL. Which stands for One Life Left - a poor videogame radio show on a great radio station.

Our Super-Special Guest was Alex Fleetwood from Sensible Object, who has passed most of his training to be on QVC. He's been busy making Fabulous Beasts, then renaming it as Beasts of Balance, adding a new feature to Beasts of Balance (which is a potential OLL EXCLUSIVE), before moving onto Alexa powered board games like the travel trivia game When In Rome. Alex has also been trying to make Bingo more exciting, but annoying things like image rights have been getting in the way.

We also found out if Simon is annoyed by time travel, if Ste gets on with his microphone, and if Ann liked her hotel in Brighton. And football isn't coming home either, but if this is news to you only as a result of listening to this podcast then you probably weren't that bothered about it’s attendance anyway.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.voiceoriginals.com/
https://twitter.com/ammonite
https://twitter.com/VoiceOriginals
https://amateurlsdj.bandcamp.com

Tracklist:
1. Klamm - Transformation
https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/life-transformation
2. Amateur LSDJ - Storm Outro
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/storm-outro

Direct download: OLL_16_07_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:08pm EDT

We had the full team in this week but no Super-Special Guest. We were going to get Jesse Lingard on to talk about Fortnite, but he was busy for some reason or other.

After our mini-break last week we came back to a very hot studio and Ste had made the mistake of not wearing shorts (luckily he didn’t make the additional mistake of not wearing trousers). We discussed what we got up to during Saturday’s football, Ann successfully workshopped a joke, Ste ordered some games in contradiction to his previous statements, and Simon has made some money.

We also found out that soon we will find out if we are more important than QVC, that Simon is a Catfish, and that at least two of our Significant Others listen to the show live. You can too at 7pm on Resonance FM.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://resonancefm.com/
https://twitter.com/developconf

Tracklist: 1. Zer0 Filt3r - neato https://chipmusic.org/Zer0+Filt3r/music/neato 2. Sanczo Zapiekanka - Pegasos Elegium https://chipmusic.org/Sanczo+Zapiekanka/music/pegasos-elegium 3. Amateur LSDJ - Armada https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/armada

Direct download: OLL_09_07_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:52pm EDT

Simon was back this week but we didn’t have a Super-Special Guest through no fault of our own. Honest. This meant that Ste had more time to talk about Mario Tennis Aces and if he loves it more than he loves Smash Bros. Simon decided to go headphones free and has discovered literally hundreds of pounds hiding in his attic (it’s the cupboard under the stairs that is where the real worthless items are).

We also found out that we are now on Spotify, Ann discovered that you can put JoyCons on your body, and we managed to solve Brexit through loot boxes. We debriefed the team about Marioke in Berlin and how it is different to UK Marioke (mostly it’s to do with smoking).

WARNING: Ste will be mostly talking about Lumines next week so be prepared for that.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://open.spotify.com/show/2qWrMFprXwtOFfVEQIh6qd?si=chqlsdtpTMG8ybMAHpERUA

Tracklist:
1. Ada Mills - Space Stage
https://chipmusic.org/adaMills/music/space-stage
2. Squoril - Atari Love Song
https://chipmusic.org/squoril/music/atari-love-song

Direct download: OLL_25_06_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:07pm EDT

Sometimes One Life Left is scheduled against big events, which means that some of our listeners usually have to catch up through these podcasts. Luckily this week all that was happening at 7pm was an England match - which pretty much everyone agreed was a 7/10 performance.

For some reason Simon was away this week (which HR are investigating), but he managed to book Luke Williams as a Super-Special Guest before he went off. Luke was on for his fourth or fifth appearance and took his third or fourth chance to talk about Worlds Adrift. Except this time Worlds Adrift has finally been released. As it’s an open world MMO we found out if Americans are nicer than Europeans, why Team OLL was missed off Bossa's big sky ship event, and if the game broke in a good way.

We thought of a great mod for The Last of Us 2, Ann decided she was going to become great at Fortnite, then realised that she was already a legend in Worlds Adrift, Ste showed even more love for Smash Bros, and we found out if Luke enjoyed swinging.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/WorldsAdrift
https://twitter.com/eternz
https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldsAdriftTakesFlight

Tracklist:
1. Brink - Tough World
https://chipmusic.org/Brink/music/tough-world-2a03-sunsoft-bass
2. Pointless - Pulse Wave Rave Party
https://chipmusic.org/Pointless/music/pulse-wave-rave-party
3. Klamm - Discoveries
https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/discoveries

Direct download: OLL_18_06_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

The full team is back in the studio for the second week in a row, so that should mean that we had no issues with playing jingles correct? Assuming that the Caretaker made the edits that needed doing then the answer is yes.

Our Super-Special Guest was the games designer and writer-for-hire of Little Mix fanfic Holly Gramazio. She clarified some points of order that related to our first episode of this season as she part-curates the amazing Now Play This festival and runs design superstar company Matheson Marcault - our favourite gaming company with the initials MM (at least until Media Molecule are on the show). We find out all about Holly’s new Kickstarter project Art Cards, which cards were rejected from Art Cards, whether people prefer to be Arty or to Party, and what border control think of her job.

Ann brought her backpack into the studio and also found a great loophole for doing E3 news that she should have implemented twelve years ago. Simon has a new purchase that he hasn’t opened yet and jointly proclaimed his love for Kingdom Hearts with Ste. We also found out why Ste has an Android phone. The answer probably won’t shock you.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/hollygramazio
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1334173917/art-deck-a-collaborative-drawing-game
https://twitter.com/mathmarcault
https://twitter.com/nowplaythese

Tracklist:
1. Klamm - The Door into the Summer
https://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/the-door-into-the-summer
2. Amateur LSDJ - Naval
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/naval

Direct download: OLL_11_06_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT

The full team were back from their bank holiday off including Simon (who had also taken another four months off for some (literally) small reason and we were willing to answer the most important question in gaming today: Is caviar vegetarian?

We managed to get Tom and Sam from Roll 7 into the studio to tell us all about their new game Laser League 1.0, which sounds (and is) excellent. We found out what it is like to be beaten at your own game, how useful feedback from the public is (remember to send in your letters to us) and what colour their new game is. Hey - some running jokes just span multiple seasons.

We also find out that Ste didn’t want Sam to talk very much on the show, if we had a shark in the studio, try to remember if we’re on Spotify (spoiler: not yet), and find out rough Simon is with his Switch.

Cheerio,
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Roll_7

Tracklist:
1. Klamm - Doc (seems to have been deleted from Chipmusic - Ed)
https://twitter.com/Klamm00/status/1003197641927380992
2. sudstep - Beach Episode
https://chipmusic.org/Sudstep/music/beach-episode
3. amateur lsdj - Peace Outro
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/peace-outro

Direct download: OLL_04_06_2018.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

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

Recorded live in San Francisco, 19/3/2018. Presented by Ann Scantlebury, Ste Curran and Gamasutra's Kris Graft. Guests: Jerry Belich (Jerrytron) Eline Muijres (Dutch Game Garden) Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) Martine Spaans (Tamalaki Games) Tadhg Kelly (What Games Are) Daniel Nye Griffiths (Improbable) Martin Jonasson (Grapefrukt) David McCarthy (Cygames) Anita Sarkeesian (Feminist Frequency) Adriel Wallick (Train Jam) Quintin Smith (Shut Up & Sit Down) Matt Boch (Harmonix) Leigh Alexander (Reigns: Her Majesty)
Direct download: OLL_GDC_2018_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07am EDT

Here is this week's podcast. 

 

No-one reads this bit anyway, do they?

 

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Love,

 

Your friends at O??

 

Direct download: OLL110318.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:01am EDT

Hello!

It’s Ste, Simon and Ann here. As we type this – each taking a word, because we broadcast in a democracy – we are in the midst of “The Beast From The East” which is 2018-speak for “Some Snow”.

Listeners in the UK will be familiar with Some Snow because when it happens The Man puts it on the news and in the papers. Trains get cancelled and right-wing idiots make a joke about global warming. The country comes to a standstill.

But not us! Oh no, at least two of us and hopefully a Super Special Guest made the arduous trek to Resonance Eff Em to bring you this show, which once again does not feature The Other One.

(Who is a little frustrated because he or she has been meaning to tell you about Celeste – great even though it’s hard – and Mercenary Kings – hard, even though it’s great – both solid 7/10s, full reviews to follow).

As ever, this is probably a brilliant show. The Other One hasn’t listened to it yet because it’d likely wake the baby and we literally frame our lives around trying to keep it asleep for a bit so we can catch up on East Enders.

Enjoy!

Ste, Simon and Ann.

 

 

Direct download: OLL260218.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Roses are red

Violets are flowers

Missed One Life Left?

Then enjoy this hour's

 

Hi Listeners.

HUGE Apologies for being so tardy with the podcast so far this year. All have us have been so busy, we’ve neglected our duty to you, our biggest fan.

We have found a short-term solution, though – one of us has been sacked from show and forced to upload the podcast, which also involves writing this bit. See if you can guess who.

This week, the show features Ste and Ann talking about stuff, which includes videogames and probably Marioke. I dunno, I haven’t heard it, I have a baby. Ste said I could do this bit whilst literally holding it but that’s not true. Have you ever held a baby? It takes, at the very least, half of your arms.

Anyway, I’m going to upload this now. I hope you enjoy it.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love from,

Ste, Simon, Ann

PS: Please help support Resonance FM - head to the fundraiser site here https://fundraiser.resonance.fm/

 

 

 

 

Direct download: OLL120218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am 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

It was the night before Halloween and all spooky things were going on in the studio which was affecting the jingles. Or maybe Ste was in Finland, which meant Simon was operating the desk and muffed it up. No. It’s definitely the first of those two options. Spooky right?

What wasn’t spooky was our Super-Special Guest (or our ability to segue between topics). We got Jupiter Hadley on the show to talk about streaming indie games, her website indiegamejams.com which - no! but yes! - keeps track of all indie game jams, why she started streaming videogames and if a jam is better if it’s faster. Jupiter is nominated for a Golden Joystick and you could have voted when the show first aired, but it’s another unfortunate casualty of the Caretaker’s holiday. Sorry Jupiter.

As Super Mario Odyssey had just come out, Simon may have gone slightly overboard with the song selection in this episode. Was it worth it? You’ll find out in the reviews. Ann did a football joke, despite having jet lag from playing Mario when the clocks changed, we worked out the least scariest game, announced a Jack Attridge game and found out what Jupiter would do in an empty home.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Jupiter_Hadley
http://www.indiegamejams.com/

Tracklist:
1. The Super Mario Players feat.Kate Davis - Jump Up, Super Star!
Itunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jump-up-super-star-single/id1295624919?app=itunes
Web version - https://supermario.nintendo.com/
2. Mario - Just Dance 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39L-M5nhx6Y
3. Super Mario RPG/DjjD/Jehm Faulking - Tricky Labyrinth
https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03617
4. Super Smash Bros/WillRock - Smash and Burn
https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03608

Direct download: OLL_30_10_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT

Right, the Caretaker went away for a week with strict instructions for the two episodes that he would miss to be uploaded each Wednesday. These instructions were not followed. Therefore this week is now going to be One Life Left Week. This episode from two weeks ago will be uploaded on Tuesday, the following episode on Friday and the next one on Monday. This should get us back up to speed. It also means Dan Marshall is going to be doing a heck of a lot of running this week.

So, what happened in this/that week’s episode? Ann was still playing Picross and managed to get juice all over the screen. Ste was doing Marioke in Sweden and also presented the Swedish Game Awards. Simon went to Blackpool for the Slime Fest and found out the correct way to talk to EthanGamerTV.

Our SSSG was Yan Kuzovlev from Weappy Studio, who called in to talk about their game This Is The Police which was about to be launched on Switch, but has now been out for ages. Sorry Yan, it’s not my fault. Yan talked about how This Is The Police had been received on PC and the other consoles and why (“the” - Ann) Switch was a logical choice for the next port.

There was also a bit of chat about the price of popcorn these days. You know the usual videogame chat.

Ste is away next/last week as he’s in Finland. Luckily the show will be in good hands right? Find out on Friday…

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/2Piccadilly
https://twitter.com/weappystudio
https://twitter.com/thepolicegame

Tracklist:
1. Not entirely sure
https://chipmusic.org/
2. Veenomn - My Haunted Ass
https://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/my-haunted-ass
3. Son Of A Bit! - Chased By A Running Chupacabra
https://chipmusic.org/son+of+a+bit%21/music/chased-by-a-running-chupacabra-lsdj-version
4. Donotrunwithpixels - Sorry For The Long Track Title, Here’s A Potato
https://chipmusic.org/donotrunwithpixels/music/sorry-for-the-long-track-title-heres-a-potato

Direct download: OLL_23_10_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

We tried getting Lewis Schaffer on the show to be able to find out if he really does eat toilet paper and, if so, whether he eats it folded to the front or back. But really we wanted his son on the show so we could finally work out what League of Legends actually is. Unfortunately we didn’t do a great job of arranging it so we contacted the next League of Legends expert we knew: HRH Lord Sir Charles Cecil.

Luckily we managed to catch Charles in a rare talkative mood and managed to find out lots of information. He’d just been to that burger shop Simon owns and told us various tales involving topics like the Congo (he didn’t tell us what he drank there), the Gunpowder plot, religion and Turkey (the country). We even managed to get a mini-audition for a new Weather Presenter on the show due to the strange weather across the country. And there’s an EXCLUSIVE! reveal about Charles’ latest game.

Other than that we were all a bit under the weather, reminisced about buying Tamagotchis, had a LIVE NEWS UPDATE from Ste and had some Local News.

We also announced our Final Marioke date of 10/11 and announced the Christmas Marioke date of 08/12. We’ll tell you where to buy the tickets for the Christmas event soon. See you there! Apart from Simon as he’s off.

Oh and expect delays in the upload of the podcast for the next two weeks as the Caretaker is off on holiday. He didn’t even check it with HR!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/charlescecil
https://twitter.com/SingMarioke

Tracklist:
1. Hide Your Tigers - Candlvwax
https://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/candlvwax-lsdj!
2. Nanoloopbandit - Bank 7
https://chipmusic.org/nanoloopbandit/music/bank-7-nanoloop-17gameboy-dmg-01

Direct download: OLL_16_10_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:50pm EDT

Alternative title: Babylon Zune

This episode was brought to you by the freshers’ flu. In fact, even the caretaker is writing this with a very snuffly left nostril. As a fun side quest why not see if you can count how many times we cough away from the microphone?

Our SSG (no additional S required) was James Parker from Ground Shatter. He risked our germ-filled studio to talk about his latest game Rico. It’s a co-op FPS where you kick doors and shoot men. Kind of Rainbow Six but with the boring bits removed (which depends on if you consider the non-shooty bits boring). Ste of last year would have hated this game but it’s now right up his violent street. James has even made the game incredibly timely by adding in a certain animal (that will probably be out of date in two weeks’ time). As Ann is in HR she asked a very pertinent ethical question about the baddies, but James had an apposite response.

Sorry about the different vocabulary in this episode intro. The cold must be affecting the caretaker in ways we didn’t know possible.

We also found out what Simon has found under his stairs, why Ste got sent dirty pants through the post and chatted about spiders and toilet roll a bit too much for a radio show about videogames. Sega Badawi informed us of Local News and we’ve come back from Finland via a castle in a river on an island. This is literally where videogame karaoke can take you.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/GamesWriting
https://twitter.com/GroundShatter

Track list:
1. Jerkemy – Zero Days Without A Gravity Wave Incident
https://chipmusic.org/jerkemy/music/0-days-without-a-gravity-wave-incident
2. MicroD – Rhotic Stagger
https://chipmusic.org/MicroD/music/rhotic-stagger

Direct download: OLL_09_10_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT

There’s a fable about how you go on One Life Left twice: once on the way up and once on the way down. So what does it mean if you are on the show for a third time? In Tony Gowland’s case it means that you are releasing Binaries on Switch. Tony was on as a SDSSSG (Slightly Delayed Super-Special Guest) to tell us about the (lack of) difficulty in porting to the Switch, how helpful Nintendo are and if you should make a game controller smashingly frustrating. Tony is also making a game that’s a twin stick shooter influenced by Ghostbusters, which has to be great doesn’t it?

The team had an alright week. Ste had a week of teaching and Simon got a little confused about who Ste had actually been teaching, Ann walked in front of the Patron Saint of Resonance FM and Simon’s man crush is getting worse.

We also found out that we need to find a Nick Faldo to help Tony out, that Simon can tell brilliant jokes from a content perspective and that Sega Badawi is just about managing to find some local news. And Marioke is off to Dundee on 17 November so we’ll see you there.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/FreakyZoid
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/igda-scotland-2017-agm-and-marioke-powered-by-unreal-engine-registration-38429479608


Tracklist:
1. d0us - Tactical Bacon
https://chipmusic.org/d0us/music/tactical-bacon
2. Amateur LSDJ - Fleur
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/fleur

Direct download: OLL_02_10_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT

This week saw the whole of Team OLL back in the studio and there’s been some major developments. Simon is getting into virtual currency, but only the type of virtual currency that costs him actual currency. Ann is potentially back in VR and Ste is keeping track on how many waters he has drunk. Well, for us they were pretty major.

For the second time in as many weeks we welcomed a Skype Super-Special Guest onto the show. This week’s one was Brandon Edler from Finish Line Games (dammit, we should’ve chosen The Edler Scrolls as the episode title). He was on mostly to talk about NBA, how nice people in Toronto are and how nice people in the Games Industry in Toronto are. Oh, and we let him talk about Finish Line’s excellent adventure game MAIZE, which has just been released onto PlayStation 4 and XBox One.

Maize is a videogame about sentient corn and was inspired by the classic Lucasarts games, as well as the new style of adventure games. We also found out how the move from PC to consoles has gone, how bored Brandon is of corn puns (ignore the episode title Brandon) and how many corn renderings does it take to set a PC on fire.

Sega Badawi finally uncovered some local news and we promoted our Marioke gig at Leamington Spa this Friday. It’s for charity so if you could come and add to the atmosphere you’d be even more of a FOTS than you already are.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/mrbrando3
https://twitter.com/FinishLineGames
https://www.facebook.com/events/161345677778681/
https://twitter.com/SpecialEffect

Tracklist:
1. ATKstat – This Isn’t Over
https://chipmusic.org/ATKstat/music/this-isnt-over
2. Amateur LSDJ – Victory
https://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/victory
3. YWN – Bqck In Bluck
https://chipmusic.org/YQN/music/bqck-in-bluck

Direct download: OLL_25_09_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

As our tradition with the second episode in a new season of One Life Left we do not have the full team in the studio. Unfortunately Ann drew the short straw and was absent due to illness, but she managed to send us in her news for Ste to read it out. Will he be a good Ann replacement?

We had a Skype Super-Special Guest this week and it was Jaakko Maaniemi from 10 Tons games. They are one of the elder statesmen of indie developers so it was interesting to get an experienced viewpoint of how indie games have changed over the years, which platform is currently the best and why, and what are the challenges for indies at the moment. He also spoke about 10 Tons latest game Time Recoil, which is a twin stick shooter that nods respectfully in the direction of Max Payne and Hotline Miami.

In addition to that we hear about Mario going tops off (he obviously listens to the show), try to work out if we are actually on air and we repurpose information from the internet for our own benefit.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/10tonsLtd
http://www.timerecoil.com/

Track list:
1. Matt D – Watch Out!
https://chipmusic.org/MattD/music/watch-out!
2. Jiar - We Did It Reddit!
https://chipmusic.org/jiar/music/we-did-it-reddit!
3. Cecil The Goat - Hoof In Hoof
https://chipmusic.org/cecil-the-goat/music/hoof-in-hoof

Direct download: OLL_18_09_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:26pm EDT

After going off on our summer holidays we’re back! But does this count as a new season or not? The official OLL Style Guide isn’t clear on the matter but we’ve taken a chance and decided that the fifteenth season starts here.

This is what we did on our holidays:
- Simon blanked both Ste and (FOTS) Rami in Germany
- Ann and Ste went to an esport
- Simon got annoyed by Sonic Mania
- We all found out that you can do other stuff on a Monday other than make a radio show

So in other words, it was business as usual. At least with Simon being back we managed to book a Super-Special Guest. Book being the special word as the SSG was Nate Crowley, author of 100 Best Video Games (That Never Existed). The book started life as a series of tweets to avoid writing a book, which seems a strange way of not writing a book. We found out what was the first game that Nate made up and how many people have been tricked by the book. We’re offering up our copy in an auction so put your bids in.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/FrogCroakley
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Video-Games-Never-Existed/dp/1781086141/

Tracklist:
1. Tangy Phoenix - Free
https://chipmusic.org/Tangyphoenix/music/free
2. Cecil The Goat - Sometimes I Feel Good
https://chipmusic.org/cecil-the-goat/music/sometimes-i-feel-good

Direct download: OLL_11_09_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

It’s our last show of the current season, and we were already one person down with Simon going to Canadia. But would Dan Marshall have listened to our pleas last week and be our Super-Special Guest, or will we remember to not mention him on the show?

In related news Ann does a review of Dan Marshall’s Behold The Kickmen and we had Sega Badawi as our Super-Special Guest. It was Sega’s first time in the studio and we took full advantage to ask him about reporting from the Mushroom Kingdom. We even got him to do a live local news, which he nearly did perfectly. Although he did slightly spoil Weaselspoon’s letter about Edinburgh by rabbiting on about footballers so the links below detail the shows that he mentioned.

The other link relates to the news story that Sega found out on his rounds. How will Ste and Ann react to his investigation? Presumably the same way that our CD player took the first attempt at playing the news jingle.

See you in about six weeks!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/john-robertson-the-dark-room
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/joe-hart-alpha-beta-gamer
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/chris-coltrane-make-love-and-smash-fascism-1
https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Life-Left-Autobiography-Games-ebook/dp/B01AJ6RWPA/

Tracklist:
1. Amateur LSDJ - Explosion
http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/explosion
2. Feryl - Summer Is Fading
http://chipmusic.org/Feryl/music/summer-is-fading
3. Alone - Your Eternal Adventures
http://www.alone-music.co.uk/portfolio/your-eternal-adventures/

Direct download: OLL_31_07_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

There’s no Super-Special Guest this week, despite our best efforts as you will find out during this episode. Instead the team get together to chat about videogames and prepare for our AGM. Have we all met our objectives for the year?

But mostly we spoke about Splatoon 2. Have you played Splatoon 2? It’s rather good.

We also referenced an old show presented by Craig Charles, cured and caused the common cold, busted the myth of Crash Bandicoot and Simon realised he could’ve stopped a disaster.

Cheerio and don’t get cooked… stay off the hook!
Team OLL x

Links:
Definitely not http://store.steampowered.com/app/529440/Behold_the_Kickmen/

Tracklist:
1. Club Cult - Bull Shift
http://chipmusic.org/clubcult/music/bullshift
2. Klamm - Solar_Sailer
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/solar_sailer
3. We Danced - Untilted 6
http://chipmusic.org/wedanced/music/untilted-6

Direct download: OLL_24_07_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

After ten years of hosting One Life Left it seems that Ste thinks it’s time for an image change and he’s now going to become the bad boy of videogames. Not content with skinny dipping last week in Finland, we learnt about how he broke the rules in his youth. It’s a shocking revelation that we need to warn you about here so that it doesn’t offend you too much.

We were happy to finally be able to put a monetary value on how much an appearance on One Life Left will bring you, thanks to Gary Penn being our SSSG last week. Dan Marshall will be kick(ball)ing himself about how much he’s missing out due to his dodgy internet connection.

We also planned a trip to Bury, found out that Radiohead are trolling us and Ann found out what the lads do behind her back when the news is on.

Come to Married-oke this Friday - the Bad Boy won’t be there but it will still be fun!

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football
https://www.facebook.com/events/183684258833963/

Tracklist:
1. Johan Andersson - Ghost and Goblins (Surf Mix)
http://www.remix64.com/track/johan-andersson/ghosts-and-goblins-surf-mix/
2. Veenomn - Big Beat
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/big-beat
3. Sudstep - Like We Used To
http://chipmusic.org/Sudstep/music/like-we-used-to

Direct download: OLL_17_07_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT

(Who, who, who, who?)

There’s no Ste this week. After literally getting out of his sick bed to dj at Ann’s wedding celebration he then literally went back to his sick bed. This meant that Simon was in charge of the studio so there could be problem with the wrong jingles being played. Luckily our Super-Special Guest that we’d booked ages ago wouldn’t let us down right?

We activated the ESSSG (Emergency Skype Super-Special Guest) beacon and Denki’s Gary Penn answered the call. He had a haircut especially for the show but it would also get an outing for his big interview with Jonathan Smith this week’s Develop Conference. Denki had been working on Crackdown 3, but have recently been taking the opportunity to test a few new game ideas out. One of which has come to fruition as Autonauts, which you can download for free on itch.io.

We also spoke to Gary about working on magazines (which involved the Mario coin sound needing to be used), how making games helps you learn about ropes and which pubs he went to in Bath. There was also confirmation on the official OLL Style Guide pronunciation of itch.io and Ann got married!

And it was Engineer Week this week at Resonance FM. Thanks to our excellent engineers, we literally couldn’t do the show without you.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://denki.itch.io/autonauts
https://twitter.com/garypenn

Tracklist:
1. Gigatron - Bubble Bobble Theme
https://www.amigaremix.com/files/2730/Gigatron_-_Bubble_Bobble_Title.mp3
2. Pinozulp - Gods (Into The Antanifull)
https://www.amigaremix.com/files/3061/pinozulpo_-_Gods_-_Into_the_antanifull.mp3
3. Captain MoreGain - Return To Monkey Island
https://www.amigaremix.com/files/3101/Captain_MoreGain_-_Return_To_Monkey_Island_Theme.mp3

Direct download: OLL_10_07_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

There was no Ann this week as she’s busy preparing for her wedding (this is also why we’re not doing a show next week). We also didn’t have a Super-Special Guest, but this was just as well as they would have been totally overshadowed by our live preordering special! Yes, in the same way that Sky Sports News only does well when it is transfer deadline day, this week’s episode saw live coverage of whether the space under Simon’s stairs would see an increase in items being stored in it. But would Ste also fall under the item’s spell? And would anyone regret their purchase by the end of the episode?

Without an SSG our listeners helped fill the void by sending us loads of excellent letters. Sega Badawi also helped for a minute with some Local News. The rest was covered by Simon’s grey joycon, Ste going back to trousers and a rather crap Glaswegian accent. Oh, and as this episode gets uploaded we’ll be at Unite Europe doing a Marioke with Simon Parkinson. What will we get him to do in Amsterdam? As with preordering in The Netherlands all bets are off. And probably tops too.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://unite.unity.com/2017/europe

Tracklist:
1. Sudstep - Like We Used To
http://chipmusic.org/Sudstep/music/like-we-used-to
2. Pselodux - Columinata
http://chipmusic.org/pselodux/music/columinata

Direct download: OLL_26_06_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

Blimey it’s been hot this week. So hot that the CD kept accidentally playing the wrong jingles. Yes that’s exactly why it did it this week. Nothing to do with us doing it wrong. FUN FACT: The alternative title for this week’s episode was going to be Jingle’s Rosy Rupeeland.

But instead we went for a title named after the last game that our SSG - Gwen Frey - helped make, which was The Flame and The Flood. She had just flown in from America and boy were her arms tired! We spoke to her about how her studio Molasses Flood came into being; which came first: The studio or the game; and what are the pros and cons of being a Kickstarter success. Ann also managed to get an EXCLUSIVE but it wasn’t as EXCLUSIVE as we hoped. So, more of an exclusive then.

We also got our legs out for radio, thought of another great monetisation idea and got maths wrong. Sega Badawi brought some local news and Ann got an injury at third base. Ouch.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/direGoldfish
https://twitter.com/molassesflood

Track list:
1. AJAXE - Death Lord Wasabi
http://chipmusic.org/AJAXE/music/death-lord-wasabi
2. Amateur lsdj - Igneous
http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/igneous

Direct download: OLL_19_06_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

After a frantic week in the UK, we got the team together to talk a bit about E3. But where was Ann? We tried to check with HR, but we couldn’t contact her either. How strange.

Luckily we had a SSSG (Selfie Super-Special Guest) that made up for our missing newsreader: Anisa Sanusi. She had been on the show before during an Ann Life Left and also during GDC, but this was the first time she got to be interrogated by the heavyweights of videogame radio shows. And she did a great job at coping with us. We found out how you can become a UX/UI designer; why her current employer, Hutch Games, are great at making driving games; and how UX differs between mobile and consoles.

As well as all that we heard about how Simon used time travel last week, had a competition for a JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker and confirmed that we’re off to Amsterdam with Parkinson. And Sega Badawi could finally use the election in a story.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/studioanisa
http://www.hutchgames.com/
https://twitter.com/studioanisa/status/874332086873853952

Track list:
1. Amateur LSDJ - Chrysalis
http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/chrysalis
2. Eduard - Lights Of Shanghai
http://chipmusic.org/Eduard/music/lights-of-shanghai

Direct download: OLL_12_06_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

After the events in London over the weekend Team OLL decided to take a different approach. Without an SSG (Simon was off) or Simon (he was in Barcelona), Ann and Ste went through their favourite nice games. Whilst we normally try to be as positive as possible, us being positive about so many games may disconcert you. Luckily our CD player went on the blink during the reviews section and hearing our shoddy professionalism will reassure you that we’re still the same Team OLL.

We also did a bit of wedding admin, Ann ran on the beach in Scotland and Ste found out he was a super taster. Busy week.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Track list:
1. m0n0deaf - k0ng0
http://chipmusic.org/m0n0deaf/music/k0ng0
2. saulc12 - the crunch
http://chipmusic.org/saulc12/music/the-crunch

Direct download: OLL_05_06_2017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

It’s another Bank Holiday Monday so that means it’s time to check back into the Nordic Game Jam and see how things progressed since our last episode. The main issue is that 24 hours had passed since our last Game Jam episode so (in theory) people should have slept. We tried our best to find out the best and worst places to sleep at a Game Jam and also tried to see if snoring had affected any games created.

Luckily we managed to find lots of people who were on our previous episode so we got to see how their ideas (and teams) had changed and also got to speak to someone from the most exotic country attending.

We also came up with an idea for a Game Jam that we thought of two weeks ago, but was two weeks after this episode was recorded. On both times we appear to think it’s a new idea that we’ve had. This is what Game Jams can do to you.

Look in our links section below to see all the games that were created from the Jam. They’re all excellent.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/nordicgamejam
https://itch.io/jam/ngj17
https://nordicgamejam.org/

Track list:
1. m0n0deaf - k0ng0
http://chipmusic.org/m0n0deaf/music/k0ng0
2. amateur lsdj - grounded
http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/grounded
3. Eduard - Lights of Shanghai
http://chipmusic.org/Eduard/music/lights-of-shanghai

Direct download: OLL_29_05_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

We start the episode a little confused. So confused that Ste mentions how it’s our first show together for a few weeks, er, except we were all together last week. Ste did have an excuse in that Team OLL got together over the week to once again give the gift of Marioke to Nordic Game. Apart from Simon who decided Belgium was much better, which it would have been but he failed to go to Ghent or Bobbejaanland.

Anyway, after last week’s lack of an SSG we went overboard by getting a guest who had just flown in from America - and boy were his arms tired! It was Glenn Gregory from ID@Xbox, which is the main route to getting your indie game onto to Xbox platform. We bombarded him with questions that he actually gave a straight answer to like: Is there still a place for traditional indie games? What does Ann need to do to promote her indie game that she hasn’t made yet? And: How many games have been released on the ID service? This last one wasn’t a question we asked, but we did find out the answer in the show.

One other thing that means Glenn will always be a Friend Of The Show is that he managed to give Ann and Ste the opportunity to audition to be a Sugababe. Were either of us successful? We may never know. We also had some Local News, had a joke stolen by time-travelling television people and realised we’re getting old. What a bummer of an ending.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/ID_Xbox
http://www.bobbejaanland.be/

Tracklist:
1. Veenomn – Big Boofer
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/big-boofer
2. amateurlsdj - Stellar
http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/stellar

Direct download: OLL_23_05_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

Apologies for the delay in releasing this episode - our Caretaker was at a team build in Doncaster. Unfortunately Derek Williams wasn’t providing the after-dinner entertainment but there’s always next time.

Simon was finally back in the country and on the show after a world tour that took in Toronto, Great Yarmouth and Greece and also a flight that was delayed 27 hours. Luckily this meant that Simon had plenty of opportunities to play the Switch in various locations and with different people, including ex-contributors Taliah and Dexter. So without an SSG we decided to discuss the Switch in more detail. Do we think it will change the videogame world? Or how it will change the tea break at cricket matches? And can we persuade Ann to buy her own Switch?

We also found out if Ann passed her driving test, the first line of Ste’s Nordic Game talk and Simon’s cunning plan for his Playstation. Sega Badawi managed to find a non-election story and we had a good idea for a Game Jam.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/two-complaints-bring-planned-video-game-cafe-one-life-left-before-norwich-city-council-licensing-committee-1-5018784

Tracklist:
1. Kal – On My Own
http://chipmusic.org/Kal/music/kal---on-my-own-[sgb-mix]
2. Ocean Palace – Zero Leaf
http://chipmusic.org/ocean+palace/music/zero-leaf

Direct download: OLL_15_05_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

Another week without Simon, but we’ve been promised that he will definitely be here next week. However, going by his Twitter as at Wednesday, this promise might not be kept. At least Ste will be here, even though Simon thinks Ste won’t be.

As one of Simon’s roles is to book the SSGs, we had to resort to sending a signal out. Luckily Lukas Roper answered and became an SSSG (Skype Super-Special Guest). When Ann found out what Lukas had previously worked on you could hear her gasp in admiration and you can too. Lukas is currently working on the excellently named Corrupt Cup Contest, which is a tongue in cheek online multiplayer game based on the ongoing FIFA scandal. It sounds like it’ll be great fun, although if Team OLL decide to play each other it’ll be a little boring as we all play by the rules and won’t stab each other in the back. Maybe.

Ann tells us a very interesting fact about the oceans and gives us some useful lessons in hacking while Ste made a quite good joke about Whitstable and is worrying about his new talk. We also had a feature from Sega Badawi, who is finding it difficult to have news stories that aren’t about the UK election.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
http://corruptcupcontest.com/
http://lukasroper.com/
https://twitter.com/LukasRoper

Tracklist:
1. Ampliflyer - Post Physical
http://chipmusic.org/Ampliflyer/music/post-physical
2. Mute Hero - BGM 00
http://chipmusic.org/Mute+Hero/music/bgm-00

Direct download: OLL_08_05_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:17pm EDT

Team OLL managed to get approval from our HR director to go and record a show from the floor of this year’s Nordic Game Jam, which was held in Copenhagen between 20 April and 23 April. So, as Resonance locked us out of the studio this week because of the bank holiday, we decided to release an episode from the first day of the Jam.

Enjoy!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/NordicGameJam
https://nordicgamejam.org/


Tracklist:
1. Amateur LSDJ - Journey
http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/journey
2. Israel Junior - Spring Song
http://chipmusic.org/Israel+Junior/music/spring-song
3. Vincentizghra - Mergefusion
http://chipmusic.org/vincentizghra/music/mergefusion
4. YERZMYEY - Agartha
http://chipmusic.org/YERZMYEY/music/agartha
5. VCMG - Swashbuckler Saga
http://chipmusic.org/VCMG/music/swashbuckler-saga

Direct download: OLL_01_05_20172.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

After a break for the Easter holidays and to go to Denmark, we’re back! And, as usual for when we have a break for a holiday, we’ve left a member of Team OLL in another country.

And our Super-Special Guest had a very apt name for this week’s presenting team with Stephane (Ste + Ann) Ferrandiz from Gamevil making his first appearance on the show. He was here to talk about War of Crown, which has all the best bits of Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics, but none of the bad bits. It’s also has real time PVP so we tried to find out how easy that is to do (presumably we’re thinking of doing it in Marioke).

We also spoke about Snooker, came up with a cheap way to make a mini NES and Ann told us about her massive bruise that happened at the Nordic Game Jam. It’s been a difficult two weeks.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/GAMEVIL
http://gamevil.com/

Track list:
1. Amateur LSDJ - Equestrian
http://chipmusic.org/amateurlsdj/music/equestrian
2. DEgITx - Remember Your Name
http://chipmusic.org/DEgITx/music/degitx---remember-your-name
3. Leave Luck To Hell - Pheonix Down Syndrome
http://chipmusic.org/leavelucktohell/music/pheonix-down-syndrome

Direct download: OLL_24_04_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

It’s the fourteenth season of One Life Left! Miracles can happen if you believe in them! For instance, Ste has a tan and could potentially be djing at Ann’s wedding for up to 22.5 minutes! Oh, and the caretaker could forget to press play and record, thereby missing important chat from the beginning of the episode so had to make a seamless edit (sort of)! Miracles!

Some people could argue that one such miracle would be Failbetter Games getting all of their Kickstarter money for Sunless Skies within one day, but we’re not too surprised by that as their games are rather excellent. And it was EXCLUSIVELY announced on One Life Left so it’s successful monetisation was assured.

This week’s Super-Special Guest was Cash Decuir from - no! But yes! - Failbetter Games so we got to talk to him about how you write for a game like Sunless Skies, what lessons were learnt from their previous Kickstarters and which flying insects are a force for good.

We had a debrief about our Marioke Live event, with the conclusion that it was excellent and that YOU should be there next time. Plus we raised enough money for Resonance that they’ll have no choice but to keep us on air. Sega Badawi gave us the latest Local News, Ann reviewed Wedding games and we also had a bit of goat butter chat. Standard videogame radio show stuff really.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/cashdecuir
https://twitter.com/failbettergames

Tracklist:
1. Himsy Pimsy - The Bell
http://chipmusic.org/HimsyPimsy/music/the-bell
2. Not too sure, we’ll update the website when we remember who did this

Direct download: OLL_10_04_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT

It’s the last day for GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra 2017 and we are all very sad, but luckily we have a sofa full of guests to cheer us up.

 

Today we talk pitches, perfecting vocal performances, and why there is blood on the walls and wine on Kris’ shoe.

 

Thanks to all our lovely guests, viewers and listeners. See you next year!

 

On the show were:

Brian Upton, Game On The Rails

Jon Ingold and Joe Humfrey, Inkle

Tony Gowland, Ant Workshop

Glen Gathard, Pinewood Studios

Sarah Elmaleh, Freelance Voice Actor

Stephen Barlow, Freelance Voice Actor

James Parker, Ground Shatter

Anisa Sanusi, Frontier

Chris Wilson, Cardboard Sword

Barbara Lippe, Entrez

Direct download: One_Life_Left_x_GDC_Presented_by_Gamasutra_Friday.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is joined by more brilliant guests for our show today. It’s Thursday, so the cracks are beginning to show, but we still managed some great networking. Tune in to find out which business deals we brokered on the sofa today.

On the show today were:

Mike Jungbluth, Volition

Ryan James, Naughty Dog

Rhodri Broadbent, Dakko Dakko

Andrew Maximov, Naughty Dog

Grace Carroll, Creative Assembly

Matt Lees and Paul Dean, Shut Up and Sit Down

Nic Tringali, Bithell Games

Teddy Diefenbach, Square Enix

Robin Arnott, Independent

Colin Northway, Northway Games

Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris, The Tiniest Shark

Michael Lee, Schell Games

Direct download: OLL_GDC_Thursday_MP3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT

GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is live from the show floor, talking to more amazing guests and, for the first time ever, smelling their games.

Tune in tomorrow for more sensory experiences.

On the show today were:

Rebekah Saltsman, Finji

Kert Gartner, kertgartner.com

Rayna Anderson, Eidos Montreal

Itay Keren, Untame

Tanya Short, Kitfox Games

Richard Rouse, Paranoid Productions

Herman Narula, Improbable

Martine Spaans, Tamalaki Publishing

Lisa Brown, Independent

Jenn Sandercock, Inquisiment

Alex Fleetwood, Sensible Object

Direct download: One_Life_Left_GDC_Wednesday_1st_March_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT

GDC X One Life Left presented by Gamasutra is live on the conference floor and we are Twitch streaming together for the first time!

We’re joined by some incredible guests who chat carousels, cash and the coldest GDC on record. Tune in again tomorrow for more.

On the show were:

Gemma Thomson, Kaludoscope

Richard Lemarchand, USC

Holly Gramazio, Matheson Marcault

Mark Cooke, Shiny Shoe

Kenny Young, AudBod

Grant Shonkwiler, Shonkventures

Shawn Allen, NuChallenger

Emily Short, Spirit AI

Soren Johnson, Mohawk Games

Hannah Bunce, BBC

Tanya DePass, I Need Diverse Games

Brandon Sheffield, Necrosoft Games

Direct download: One_Life_Left_GDC_Tuesday_28th_February_2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27pm EDT

We’re easing ourselves into GDC week with a low-key hotel room recording, but there is nothing low-key about our brilliant guests.

Adriel Wallick fills us in on how Train Jam went, Rami Ismail from Vlambeer talks to us about his talks this year, Unity’s Kerry Turner tells us what it’s like being on a booth.

We’re also joined by The New Yorker’s Simon Parkin, Shailesh Prabhu from Cape,  Mediocre’s Henrik Johansson, and Runa Haukland and Henriette Myrlund from Splash Jam.

If that’s us at low-key, imagine where we’ll be by the end of the week.

Direct download: OLL_GDC_Monday_270217.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT

It’s the final One Life Left of the season, before we go into our cocoon and emerge as One Life Left X Gamasutra for this year’s GDC. Unfortunately Simon didn’t obey our rules and went into hibernation earlier than expected due to a cold. This also probably means that Simon will be Patient Zero for this year’s Con Flu. One Life Left is always ahead of the game.

Our Super-Special Guest this week was the always-excellent Matt Sheret. Some might argue that he actually doesn’t have much to do with videogames and he was only on the show as he was in the area and answering our calls. But he’s actually very big in VR (our alternative title for this episode was Lawnmower Matt).

We also spoke about the hot topic of gender in Pokemon and gave a typical One Life Left response, found out which Batmen Ann identifies with and tried to remember where our Blackberry Playbooks were. And we give more info about our New York and San Francisco Marioke parties, the gist being: Get there early.

Cheerio and see you in America!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/mattsheret
https://www.facebook.com/events/672291596276893/
https://fundraiser.resonance.fm/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDEfaonoQvg


Tracklist:
1. Jellica - Side Rmx 4three
http://chipmusic.org/Jellica/music/jellica---side-rmx4three-c64--909
2. Klamm - Prisma
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/prisma
3. Plants of Prisms - ekononom
http://chipmusic.org/Plants+Of+Prisms/music/ekononom

Direct download: OLL_20_02_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

This week’s show sees two BIG Marioke announcements. The first is that we’re doing a Marioke gig in New York on 24th February (we would put 24/02, but it would just confuse everyone who is going there). It promises to be a great event and not just because Simon won’t be there.

The second Marioke announcement involved our Super-Special Guests, Henry and Chris. They’re in a band that play live backing tracks to people singing songs. But hang on, don’t we have a side-project that changes the lyrics of karaoke songs to be about videogames? Is there some way that we combine these two aspects and make a Marioke with a live backing band? And perhaps we could make it a fundraising event for Resonance FM (the best radio station ever)? The answer to all these questions is YES.

Other than our amazing announcements we further developed our relationship with Lewis Schaffer, had a cameo appearance from Producer Chris and Ann confirmed that smoking is cool. She’ll probably have to speak to HR over the week about this.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/Henryhbarnes
https://www.facebook.com/events/672291596276893/

Track list:
1. Business Pastel - Mutual
http://chipmusic.org/business+pastel/music/mutual-2xlsdj-demo
2. POPCORNKID - Out The Sound
http://chipmusic.org/POPCORNKID/music/out-the-sound-demo-lsdj-and-more

Direct download: OLL_13_02_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT

It’s just the lads tonight as Ann had a migraine. And being a kind, trusting team at One Life Left we take her at her word and don’t try to work out where else she could be - at least for the first half-hour anyway.

We also failed to have a Super-Special Guest in the studio. But luckily that meant we could talk to David Heslop about videogame tv via Skype. David told us how difficult it is to get videogames on television (usually through a SCART lead or HDMI cable) and how frustrating that is considering the many opportunities that games offer children’s tv.

Normally Ann being away causes issues with the news, but luckily Ann came to the rescue. There was also a bit of Parkinson chat, Simon told us what it’s like to be a big deal on Twitter and Ste nearly broke his NDA. Ouch.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/dtHeslop

Tracklist:
1. Hide Your Tigers - Decaying Tigers
http://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/decaying-tigers-lsdj
2. Enders Crusade - Xenocide
http://chipmusic.org/Enders+Crusade/music/xenocide
3. Shintarou Music - Hanging
http://chipmusic.org/ShintarouMusic/music/hanging

Direct download: OLL_06_02_17.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT

One thing we always forget to check before each show is if Simon’s workplace proximity acquaintance John believes our Super-Special Guest for this week’s show is excellently named. Luckily this week we remembered and we can confirm that week’s SSG - Jake Tucker - has a John-Approved name.

Jake is currently writing for Rock Paper Shotgun, but has also been involved with Videobrains, which Vice described as TED talks for videogames. He’s also created a game called 20something that is based on his personal experiences and is currently working on a new game that will presumably be based on when he was on the show. Either that or Ste persuaded him to make a cricket themed sequel called 20twentysomething.

We also found out the difference between Itch and Steam, Ann made a slight mistake in her news that Ste and Simon were far too gentlemanly to point out, had a debate about Outrun (that was easily solved) and had features from Rob Beer and Sega Badawi.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/_jaketucker
http://store.steampowered.com/app/582840/
https://jaketucker.itch.io/20something

Track list:
1. Draggs Connor - Cats!!
http://chipmusic.org/Draggs+Connor/music/c-a-t-s-!-!
2. HEADBAND - Buddhic Bossa
http://chipmusic.org/HEADBAND/music/buddhic-bossa

Direct download: OLL_30_01_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

It’s difficult when you have a decision to make and both options are fantastic. On one hand we all had an invite back to Lewis Schaffer’s where we would have discussed how great both of our shows are and possibly someone would have understood Simon’s t-shirt reference. On the other hand we had a show to make and produce. And if we didn’t make the show would Lewis have invited us to his place?

Luckily there was an additional factor to bear in mind when making our decision as videogame legend Mev Dinc was on the show. We covered loads of topics from the 8 bit computers up to the present day, but it was good to find out the easiest way to port Enduro Racer from the Spectrum to the Amstrad, how/why First Samurai was possibly the most pirated game on the Amiga and what it was like to be one of the main people to make Ubisoft the success it is today.

We also found out that Ste has come up with some merch ideas (which might mean we finally have a chance of monetising our brand), Ann went on a walk (but forgot to play Pokemon Go) and Simon might not need to put his Wii U in the canal. Our GDC Marioke was advertised at the end of this show, but it’s already sold out so the news was a bit out of date (kind of like Sega Badawi’s Local News).

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://Twitter.com/mevdinc
https://Twitter.com/pixelagestudios
http://pixelagestudios.com/
https://twitter.com/LewisSchaffer

Track list:
1. ATKstat - Pressure
http://chipmusic.org/ATKstat/music/pressure-lsdj-demo
2. Chrome Cobra - How Cobra Got His Groove Back
http://chipmusic.org/Chrome+Cobra/music/how-cobra-got-his-groove-back

Direct download: OLL_23_01_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

It’s the first show of a new year (4AL* if you’re keeping note) and all the team is back. Ste returned from his overseas holiday to the Caribbean and Ann came back from Spain. Jamaica? Yes, otherwise she’d be hearing from our HR director.

To ease us into the new year, we got a guest in who is always willing to talk to us on numerous topics. Well, as long as that topic is the game that his company has recently released. It’s David McCarthy from Cygames! He managed to make all our questions relate to Cygames’ latest release Shadowverse, except for when we asked if Shadowverse was made by magicians. Shadowverse is Hearthstone meets Magic The Gathering and is played by 15 million Japanese people everyday, and 15 million people can’t be wrong (Insert EU Referendum reference here)!

We also found out if Ste has become bloodthirsty now his Mum says he can play violent games (Sub please check this), what DAU stands for, what Simon has recently ordered to put at the bottom of the canal and what is frustrating Ann. Sega Badawi also made a return and we announced a very special guest for next week (cue the Hallelujah chorus).

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

* After Luigi

Links:
https://twitter.com/shadowversegame
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/01/scorpion-on-a-train-delays-london-to-edinburgh-journey

Tracklist:
1. Veenomn - Drifting Away
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/drifting-away
2. Drags Connor - Game Over
http://chipmusic.org/Draggs+Connor/music/game-over

Direct download: OLL_16_01_2017.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 1:39pm EDT

It’s a Christmas special with lots of surprises so we don’t really want to spoil them in this intro (although the links bit does give it away a little). We guess we can tell you that Luke Williams from Bossa Studios was in to talk a little bit more about Worlds Adrift and what it’s like making a game where people are generally nice to each other. But any more information will affect your enjoyment of a show that is different to our usual ones but just as great.

Cheerio and Merry Christmas!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/eternz
https://www.worldsadrift.com/
https://twitter.com/plentyspace
https://twitter.com/teenytinylisa
https://twitter.com/CharlesCecil
https://twitter.com/notken
https://twitter.com/mattsheret

Track list:
1. Ding Dong Merrily on High - Robby Duguay
https://robbyduguay.bandcamp.com/
2. Go Tell It To The Mana - Robby Duguay
https://robbyduguay.bandcamp.com/

Direct download: OLL_19_12_2016.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

This week’s Super-Special Guest is John Vega who works at Curve Digital as a business developer. Luckily as Simon was away, there was no conflict of interest in the interview section. Unluckily as Simon was away, there were lots of questions we could ask John about working with Simon. We found out what it is that a business developer does, what the success rate of the game pitches Curve receives is like and how we can improve our chances of getting our game published (probably by not asking personal questions about Simon).

Little Acre is one of the first games that John biz devved and it should be out now! John told us a little bit about what made him interested in the game and also that Lord Sir Charles Cecil had a small role in proceedings. That must mean it’s going to be great, or that a goat has been put into the game somewhere.

Ann proved her news hound credentials by uncovering the new name for Super Mario Run and also a new price point for the app. This news may be related to Ann’s new glasses which have a new prescription and make it hard for her to read accurately. Ste was feeling a bit melancholy about videogames. He’s obviously missing his guns, when the bells ring out for New Year’s Day he’ll have a great big smile on his face as 2017 is the Year of the Guns.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/John_F_Vega
http://www.pewtergamesstudios.com/the-little-acre/

Track list:
1. VCMG - The Func
http://chipmusic.org/VCMG/music/the-func
2. Hitekx - Zack0 Beat
http://chipmusic.org/hitekz/music/zakk0-beat
3. Burryleak - Snow.scr
http://chipmusic.org/burryleak/music/snowscr

Direct download: OLL_12_12_2016.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT

It’s a Christmas miracle: Simon’s back! He did forget to bring Sega Badawi or a Super-Special Guest with him but made it up by managing to get Skype working in our studio. This meant that we managed to get Gary Plowman on the show as our Super-Special Skype Guest. Gary spoke about his ZX Spectrum Code Club book, which is a good stocking filler for all family members (depending on the size of the stocking). Incredibly Gary has managed to get a Basic version of Flappy Birds working on the Spectrum which we’re already excited about coding. Gary allowed two thirds of Team OLL to reminisce about typing in programmes from magazines and books - along with the typos and misprints that caused the whole programme to fail.

Anyway, with Gary being our inaugural Skype guest it now opens the whole world to being Super-Special Guests. So if you live in a non-Brexit country and still want to be involved in One Life Left then let us know (offer also open to UK residents who just don’t fancy coming to London).

We spent last Sunday on a barge and did a super-secret Marioke project that will become clear at our Christmas party next week (which is already sold out). There’s also an in depth discussion of popcorn and we get our Sinclair Users and Your Sinclairs mixed up. What an (R tape loading) error.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/gazzapper
https://twitter.com/zxspectrum_club
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0993474403

Track list:
1. Jaar - Commodorable
http://chipmusic.org/jaar/music/c-o-m-m-o-d-o-r-e-a-b-l-e
2. Hide Your Tigers - Vitaminte
http://chipmusic.org/Hide+Your+Tigers/music/vitaminte-lsdj
3. Klamm - Cracks
http://chipmusic.org/Klamm/music/cracks

Direct download: OLL_05_12_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

Once again it’s another episode without Simon Byron and Sega Badawi. Actually, we’ve never seen Simon and Sega in the same room. Could they be the same person? We’ll try to find out by next week.

But anyway. This week’s episode started with a remixed version of the OLL theme due to a dodgy cd, luckily it wasn’t a portent of future issues to come as the show had absolutely no problems (assuming we remembered to edit them out). At least we started to make inroads into a special relationship with the other One Life Left (not that one). And Ste set a new world speed run for Braid.

Our Super-Special Guest this week was Stella Wisdom from the British Library. She was in to talk about her Off The Map competition which combines actual historical documents with actual interactive games. We found out about how it got started, what the theme for the next set of games is and about the Wordplay festival, which recently took place at the Library. And we didn’t make any sssh jokes. We’ve become so professional recently (assuming we remembered to edit out our mistakes).

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/miss_wisdom
https://twitter.com/BL_DigiSchol

Track list:
1. burryleak - interruptune
http://chipmusic.org/burryleak/music/interruptune
2. Kazzy - blip
http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/blip
3. ClipHead - ihc
http://chipmusic.org/ClipHead/music/ihc
4. toasterpastries - SPOOKS
http://chipmusic.org/toasterpastries/music/spooks

Direct download: OLL_28_11_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT

We have two rules for our guests. No swearing. No banging. But, as you’ll find out on this week’s show, those rules do not apply to Team OLL. Obviously it’s because Simon wasn’t on the show so the rest of Team OLL felt we could break the rules. Worryingly this may mean that Simon is the responsible one of Team OLL.

For instance, Simon is responsible for booking our Super-Special Guests and he came up trumps this week with Ben Nicholson from Cape Guy Games. Or should that be Ben Nicholson, who is Cape Guy? We tried our best to work this out, but as usual we got incredibly confused. We’re blaming the incredibly quick studio changeover from Lewis Schaffer’s Nunhead Radio - which we now have to a fine art and shall be teaching our techniques to F1 pit crews across the world.

Anyway, Ben was on the show to talk about his new game Ski Three, which is a match three game crossed with an endless runner. We found out about who the game was aimed at and why that could have caused problems if it wasn’t good enough (luckily it was). Ann gave us all a live skiing lesson and Ste got confused between piracy and friendship.

We also had to commence dealing with our lawyers thanks to a tip-off from Jimmy at Loading Bar. Can any of our listeners in Norwich help us?

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://capeguy.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/CapeGuyGames
https://twitter.com/capeguyben
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-life-left-friends-christmas-party-tickets-29372236149

Track list
1. Veenomn - Dreamin
http://chipmusic.org/veenomn/music/dreamin
2. Defensem3ch - Fruit Punch
http://chipmusic.org/defensem3ch/music/fruit-punch
3. Kazzy - Plank of Wood
http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/plank-of-wood
4. DEgITx - Machine Paradigm
http://chipmusic.org/DEgITx/music/machine-paradigm-sega-genesis-version

Direct download: OLL_21_11_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT

To paraphrase Adam and The Ants: Don’t bang. Don’t swear. Obey these two rules and you’ll do fine as a Super-Special Guest. And as Darren Wall from Read-Only Memory was on for his fourth appearance there’s no way that he would break those rules. Right?

Darren was promoting Read-Only Memory’s latest book which is about the Bitmap Brothers universe. After a brief history lesson for Ann we started to find out more details about them and tried to determine if the Bitmaps produced the first ever cool games. And how did Woolworths play into their creation? Unfortunately Darren failed to announce the next book that he’s working on, but we give him some great ideas. Mostly involving us.

Away from our SSG we named a bear (using a joke that The Caretaker made about a year and a half ago in a podcast description), Ste had a gym induction, Ann got a great gasp from one of her GOOD NEWS stories and Simon got distracted by the smell of the book. And Sega Badawi failed to get the GOOD NEWS ONLY memo.

Cheerio!
Team OLL x

Links:
https://twitter.com/iamdarrenwall
https://twitter.com/romalerts
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/one-life-left-friends-christmas-party-tickets-29372236149

Track list:
1. Kazzy - Defragment
http://chipmusic.org/Kazzy/music/defragment
2. This Is Embr - Sixteen Bit
http://chipmusic.org/this-is-embr/music/sixteen-bit

Direct download: OLL_14_11_16.mp3
Category:Show -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT