In which indie developer Graham Goring discusses making the leap from writing for huge licensed games in the LEGO universe for TT Fusion to the relative uncertainty that comes with working on his own dream project: Phantom Island.
Please note, because Tom is lazy and good-for-nothing, this is an interview from late 2018 that has only just been edited. And this was the second attempt at recording it, too. Sorry Graham.
SPOILER ALERT: This episode mentions a major plot point from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so if you’re somehow a huge Star Wars fan who hasn’t yet seen Episode VII then a) that’s crazy; take a long, hard look at yourself, and b) you should probably skip ahead a few minutes when we get to talking about LEGO Star Wars.
Keep up with news of Phantom Island by following Graham on Twitter: @GrahamGoring
And if you’d like to listen to a podcast with an even more sporadic release schedule than this one, check out Graham’s show: Pig Ignorant Gamers
In which two very similar games are discussed and dissected.
After hearing an extensive list of things Tom doesn’t like about DOOM, learn why Paul feels that, for all its exciting gunplay, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as punching a demon in the face.
Next up, after a very brief and exceedingly polite disagreement over whether the Yoku’s Island Express soundtrack is catchy or not catchy (#TeamCatchy), your hosts bemoan having to play yet another platformer / pinball hybrid with a dung beetle protagonist.
In which your hosts continue last week’s conversation about the games they’ve played through in recent weeks.
You’ll hear how Harmonix fared with their foray into tabletop gaming, why taking ‘What Should I Play Next?’ advice from a stranger on the internet isn’t always advisable, how two old remakes of two even older games manage to retain the magic decades after the fact, why a free game continues to be PSVR’s true killer app, and why 140 is something of an overlooked gem (again).
Pneuma: Breath of Life
Resident Evil (2002 REmake)
Metroid: Samus Returns
The Playroom VR