Pursuing Pixels
109: Weird Clay Homunculus Horrible Creature

109: Weird Clay Homunculus Horrible Creature

August 30, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  This week, Kevin is the only ‘Pixel’ in the building—but our pal (and incredibly talented game developer) dev_dwarf was gracious enough to spend some time chatting indie games with us before we dug into a deeper discussion/interview with him about his games & process, which will be out next week!

We’re obviously big fans of what the folks over at PUNKCAKE Délicieux are doing, after being in love with their first game, Antecrypt, and having a lovely chat with Rémy Devaux on the podcast a few weeks back—and their second monthly game, Metavaxx, is continuing the trend of awesomeness, blending the strategy of Minesweeper with the frantic action of an arcade shmup!  It even led to a few ‘Morkalb teaches Minesweeper’ sessions over in our Discord lately, which was a ton of fun! :D

dev_dwarf had the opportunity to check out the demo for PRODUCER (2021) from indie dev prodigy, Stuffed Wombat, which is shaping up to be quite the ‘one-of-a-kind’ experience—we also gave Gutwhale, and a couple of Wombat’s other games some love, as well!  After that, Dwarf tells Kevin (and the rest of us) why we absolutely need to check out the Hylics games, a delightfully bizarre series of RPGs that flaunts an impressive & unique claymation art style.

Before we wrap things up, Kevin rants a little bit more about his disappointment in Mario Golf: Super Rush, before cleansing the palette with Part Time UFO, a lesser-known first-party game on Nintendo Switch (and mobile) from HAL Laboratory. 

 

Timestamps:

Antecrypt  -  00:02:52

Metavaxx  -  00:04:07

---> Minesweeper  -  00:05:05

PRODUCER (2021)  -  00:12:52

---> Gutwhale  -  00:15:52

---> qomp  -  00:21:54

Hylics 1 & 2  -  00:23:45

Mario Golf: Super Rush  -  00:34:44

Part Time UFO  -  00:37:54

 

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Save it for the ‘cast! — Issue #5

Save it for the ‘cast! — Issue #5

August 23, 2021

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

Before we get the video game chit chat going this week, Kevin gives some quick updates on a few new things we've got going on...

First things first, it's been an absolute pleasure having the guests we've had on the show recently, and we're looking forward to bringing you more conversations with some of our favorite developers—not only for interviews, but to geek out about indie & retro games with them, as well!  The next two on deck: our pals dev_dwarf & Matt Glanville.

We also officially announce The PP Potpourri Club—a 'book club' consisting of five hand-selected 'name your price' (aka: free) indie games each week—which we will be releasing as a series of collections on our itchio page!

Lastly, we're going to be foregoing the previously mentioned Patreon from a few weeks back in favor of keeping everything all in one place over on our Ko-fi page—and now that they have announced membership tiers for all members, we will be rolling out a few *cool* perks really, really soon! :D

 

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108: Dopey Version of Mii

108: Dopey Version of Mii

August 16, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We’re back at it again this week, kicking things off with one of Kevin’s most anticipated releases on Nintendo Switch this year, Mario Golf: Super Rush.  Unfortunately, it’s a pretty big time bust in his opinion...but there is always hope for things getting smoothed out in future updates—at the very least, it’ll definitely be nice to see some new courses!

Kevin’s also been playing some Snakebird lately, which has left him scratching his head after clearing only a handful of levels.  After that, John finally takes a deeper dive into some games from one of our favorite indie developers out there, Kultisti, and we chat about a couple of their more recent releases!  We also touch upon Lonely People Potion Shop once again, which was their offering to the Care Package Bundle, put together by our pal, JUSTCAMH.

 

Timestamps:

Mario Golf: Super Rush  -  00:01:35

Snakebird  -  00:16:20

More awesome games from Kultisti  -  00:22:37

---> Cats n Wires  -  00:23:36

---> Cog Owl  -  00:28:04

---> Lonely People Potion Shop  -  00:30:44

 

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Episode Number Interview Edition - w/ Megan Carnes

Episode Number Interview Edition - w/ Megan Carnes

August 9, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  This week, our friend (and also a game designer & composer) Megan Carnes joins us once again, this time to chat a little more about her work!

We dig into all sorts of different topics with Megan this time around, including a dive into her first game, inter-view, her musical background and influences, the logistics of balancing life and work as a freelancing artist & independent game designer, and much more…

We’re looking forward to having some more guests on the show in the future and already have a couple more of our favorite game designers lined up for future episodes—can’t wait to start bringing y’all some more ‘behind-the-scenes’ discussions on the week’s when we aren’t releasing one of our core, numbered episodes.

 

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107: Little Baby Tutorial Stages

107: Little Baby Tutorial Stages

August 2, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  For this episode, we are joined by game designer & composer (and our friend), Megan Carnes!  She’s sitting down with us this week to chat some video games, per usual, and will be joining us again next week to chat some more about her work

But before that, John is still on his Warhammer 40,000 kick, as he’s now made his way over from the tabletop to the PC, as he explores the vast waters of Dawn of War - Dark Crusade.  He’s also doing a pretty darn good job of piquing our interest when it comes to the Warhammer franchise.

From there, Megan tells us a little about Cozy Grove, which has really captured her attention as of late and keeps her coming back for daily 20-30 minute, bite-sized play sessions—and we also get a little into Animal Crossing & Stardew Valley, which it’s nearly impossible not to draw comparisons between.

Finally, we wrap things up with a handful of awesome games from the recent itchio Bundle for Palestinan Aid, which featured a whole slew of awesome indie games to add to our never-ending backlogs!?!  But, if you’re looking for some arcade and/or puzzle action, we’ve got ya covered...

 

Timestamps:

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - The Dark Crusade  -  00:01:45

Pikmin 3  -  00:06:23

Cozy Grove  -  00:09:00

Stardew Valley  -  00:11:28

Itch.io Bundle for Palestinian Aid  -  00:15:08

---> Mixolumia  -  00:15:46

---> Alien Death Mob  -  00:19:38

---> Death Drives a Bus  -  00:21:17

---> ART SQOOL  -  00:23:24

 

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