Pursuing Pixels
Save it for the ‘cast! — Issue #3

Save it for the ‘cast! — Issue #3

June 28, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels, and welcome back to another edition of 'Save it for the 'cast!'

Just like last time, Kevin kicks things off by spotlighting a handful of indie games before we roll into bulk of the episode—including a game from the recent itchio Bundle for Palestinian Aid, a demo for an upcoming Kickstarter campaign from out pal, Eli, and a couple of precision platformers that we took a look at alongside our friends in The Indie Game Collective.

After Kevin gets the indie spotlights out of his system, it's onto another behind the scenes conversation that goes all over the map—including everything from Mario's FUNdamentals (aka Mario's Game Gallery), to the ongoing recent struggles of Detroit's sports teams...and you know if sports come up, you won't be able to keep Randall & John away from a little NBA chatter!

 

Timestamps:

Grapple Force Rena  -  00:00:30

Soulchild  -  00:02:21

Dojoran  -  00:04:01

Super Cable Boy  -  00:05:40

 

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104: The Very Final, Final Boss

104: The Very Final, Final Boss

June 21, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels. We’re a little less jam-packed in regards to quantity this week, but we are MORE than making up for it in the quality department, with some seriously top-notch games on the docket  this week...so, let’s go!

First things first, we’ve all got BOBA fever!  This awesome little precision platformer from indie dev trio, Casey MacNiel, Dalton Leavy, & Connor Grail is an absolutely fantastic experience from top to bottom...and on top of all that, there is a full blown level editor that is super simple to use and already has loads of great player-made levels!  Kevin also just can’t leave Ludum Dare 48 alone and has one more amazingly polished precision puzzle platformer, Tailspin!, from Team Bugulon.

Randall has been playing a bunch of PHOGS! with his wife Tina, and they’ve been having a blast with this wacky co-op puzzle adventure!  Kevin has a couple more indies to spotlight (per usual), after sinking a ton of time into both Die in the Dungeon, a roguelite deckbuilding dice game, and Townseek, a super chill trading exploration game.

Finally, John wraps things up with Touhou: Luna Nights, which he is thaaaat close to 100%-ing!  This action-packed & puzzle-filled metroidvania is shaping up to be amongst his favorites, in one of his favorite genres—shockingly, John & Kevin agree on a metroidvania! :)

 

Timestamps:

BOBA  -  00:02:12

Tailspin!  -  00:12:15

PHOGS!  -  00:14:35

Die in the Dungeon  -  00:22:04

Townseek  -  00:27:27

Touhou: Luna Nights  -  00:29:22

 

 

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Save it for the ‘cast! — Issue #2

Save it for the ‘cast! — Issue #2

June 14, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels, and welcome back to another edition of 'Save it for the 'cast!'

Before we get things started, Kevin quickly spotlights a handful of indie demos that really grabbed his attention this week and have him anxiously waiting for more from each of these titles—we'll definitely keep you posted on these games in the future!

After that, John, Randall, & Kevin get into all sorts of hijinks, discussing everything from a bunch of random Annapurna releases, to Balan Wonderworld—much of which was encouraged for our pal TheXandan in our Discord! :)

 

Timestamps:

Indie Demo Spotlights  -  00:00:13

---> AdventNEON  -  00:00:25

---> Super Mombo Quest  -  00:01:59

---> Renaine  -  00:03:10

---> Wirewalk()↳  -  00:04:41

 

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103: Jetpack Juice

103: Jetpack Juice

June 7, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels. We’ve got a whole bunch of games to get to this week—including a few more spotlights from the recent Ludum Dare 48 game jam—so let’s things get started!

After we chat about LD48, Kevin & John also took a look at the latest game from indie dev, Blabberf, Oracle Chain, from the ongoing #ChainLetter Jam, which is exactly what it sounds like!  After that, Randall shares his thoughts on Toree 3D, the fantastic little fast-paced 3D platformer we discussed a few weeks back...and it’s only a buck!?!

John decides to take a look at Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest after all of the retro gaming we’ve been doing lately, and shares some thoughts on this JRPG designed to target the Western audience.  From there, Kevin does his usual thing and rattles off a few more indie games—this week discussing a few really fantastic upcoming platformers!

Finally, we wrap things up with a little video game pinball action, as we plow through a ton of our retro favorites & new discoveries—along with some other games outside of the ‘genre’ that utilize pinball mechanics.  Phew...that’s all folks!

 

Timestamps:

More Ludum Dare 48 spotlights  -  00:00:51

---> Below the Ocean  -  00:01:22

---> Fallen Shovel  -  00:08:06

---> Corla  -  00:11:22

Oracle Chain  -  00:14:53

Toree 3D  -  00:20:25

Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest  -  00:25:07

Awesome Indie Demos  -  00:33:01

---> Germinal  -  00:34:07

---> Teabat!  -  00:36:43

---> OCDA  -  00:41:03

Video Game Pinball Extravaganza  -  00:45:11

 

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