Pursuing Pixels
067 - 36 Minutes of Despair

067 - 36 Minutes of Despair

August 24, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We're getting straight to the point this week, and keeping things short and sweet.

Kevin kicks things off with the demo for Akurra, an upcoming Game Boy Color-inspired puzzle adventure.  He wraps up the episode with yet another demo for Emuurom, an upcoming game for the TIC-80 fantasy console.

Before we get to that, John discusses the Picross S trilogy of games on Nintendo Switch, and is on the hunt for the next innovation to the nonogram formula.  And Randall is still chipping away at Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom—and he's still raving about it!  We'll be playing this one for a while.

 

Discussed:

Akurra  -  00:01:39

Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom  -  00:08:36

Picross S series  -  00:16:21

Emuurom  -  00:26:27

 

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066 - You’re Constantly Chasing the Archbishop

066 - You’re Constantly Chasing the Archbishop

August 17, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  Sony finally throws us a bone on PlayStation Plus with Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, and Randall & Kevin waste no time getting into it!  From one online-multiplayer game to another, John's been getting a daily dose of Dauntless lately, and Kevin joins him on a couple of quests.

Kevin dives into the murky waters of Sea Salt, an incredibly unique action-strategy game that's even tougher to describe in writing than it is in spoken word.  However, there's certainly more than a hint of Pikmin in its DNA—we reminisce about the entire series, in anticipation of Pikmin 3's arrival on Nintendo Switch!

 

Discussed:

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout  -  00:02:43

Dauntless  -  00:14:58

Sea Salt  -  00:26:05

Pikmin series  -  00:35:46

 

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065 - Is Anyone a Real Person in Blaseball?

065 - Is Anyone a Real Person in Blaseball?

August 10, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  Last week, John somehow forgot to mention Blaseball, so we kick things off with a deep dive into the nuances of the newly-emerging sport.  Speaking of new, Kevin's playing Carrion, which just released this past week, and is loving the John Carpenter/David Cronenberg vibes.

From one horror-themed game to another, Randall & Kevin are hooked on Demon's Tilt; a massive virtual pinball table that pays homage to the greats of the 16-bit era.  John has a new main in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and he discusses the pros and cons of playing as Min Min from Arms.

Randall wraps things up with Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom, which was his resolution game for 2020.  He's into it so far, and will be keeping us apprised as the adventure continues.

 

Discussed:

Blaseball  -  00:01:54

Carrion  -  00:16:18

Demon's Tilt  -  00:26:45

Super Smash Bros. (Min Min update)  -  00:35:31

Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom  -  00:44:34

 

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064 - The Most ‘Michigan’ You Guys Have Ever Been

064 - The Most ‘Michigan’ You Guys Have Ever Been

August 3, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We warm up the mics this week with some Nintendo 64 nostalgia to celebrate this 'milestone' episode.  John keeps the Nintendo nostalgia train rolling with Metroid Prime 2: Echoes—needing to get his Samus fix after discussing In Other Waters last week.

Kevin talks about a bunch of games from Matt Hobbs (aka mmatt_ugh), starting off with his entry into this year's GMTK Game Jam, IMP—followed by his entry from last year's jam, CANNON.  Kevin couldn't get enough of the mmatt_ugh-goodness, and plowed through a couple of other platformers from the indie developer:  MELT & show

[*You can play all of Matt Hobbs' games directly in your browser!?!*]

Randall sees the credits roll in Bot Vice, only to unlock an extra-difficult mode that picks up right where the endgame leaves off.  We rarely talk about a game three weeks in a row on the podcast, but this one earns every single second of its airtime.

 

Discussed:

Nintendo 64 Reminiscing  -  00:01:33

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes  -  00:21:40

mmatt_ugh  -  00:32:34

----->  IMP  -  00:32:34

----->  CANNON  -  00:34:27

----->  MELT  -  00:36:36

----->  show  -  00:39:00

Bot Vice  -  00:41:57

 

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