Pursuing Pixels
111: You‘re Really Close to a Bullet

111: You‘re Really Close to a Bullet

September 27, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  This week, we are fortunate enough to be joined by yet another indie game developer, Matt Glanville!  We've raved about pretty much all of Matt's games on the podcast in the past, and it is truly an honor to have him on the show to talk about some video games—and he'll be on again next week for a more in-depth discussion about his work!

In the meantime, Matt & Kevin have both been playing some SNKRX and admiring its deep, but simple design—and have a strikingly similar experience with the game.  And while we're on the topic of shmups, Matt also fired up Alien Death Mob after we mentioned it a few weeks ago on the podcast...he's getting his butt kicked too!

From there, we talk about a couple of incredibly charming, and deceptively tricky, retro-inspired platformers—Miles & Kilo, which we've raved about on the podcast before, and Mekabolt, which is the first game Kevin has actually 'beat' in quite some time!

Speaking of things we've discussed on the podcast before, Matt is sinking his teeth into the Picross S Series that John has sang the praises of many times before.  He's also been getting some casual gaming in with a little one of his own, and getting some mileage out of some cute & playful Nintendo Switch demos with his son!

Finally, we wrap things up with Snakebird Primer after bringing up the game's far more difficult successor a few weeks back on the podcast, as Kevin & Matt seemingly had the same experience with the original game.

 

Timestamps:

SNKRX -  00:04:38

Alien Death Mob  -  00:10:57

Miles & Kilo  -  00:16:14

Mekabolt  -  00:22:05

Picross S Series  -  00:25:29

Yoshi's Crafted World & Captain Toad  -  00:34:25

Snakebird Primer  -  00:37:48

 

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Save it for the ‘cast! — Issue #6

Save it for the ‘cast! — Issue #6

September 20, 2021

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

After a bit of a hiatus, Randall was back on the podcast last week for the first time in a few months—he's done with school for good now, so it's nothing but video games from here on out... :)

All kidding aside, it was great catching up with Randall last week—so much so that we ended up chatting for 2+ hours before we started rolling, including a whole bunch of video game goodies that we're bringing to you this week!

Before we get to that, Kevin gives a quick shoutout to our pal HIS, who is not only responsible for our incredible new artwork, but also spent some time getting his ass whooped in Samurai Gunn 2 this past weekend—which is shaping up to be one of the most promising fighting games in recent memory!

Kevin is also absolutely HOOKED on Kingdom: Two Crowns again, after finally digging into the Dead Lands DLC, a seemingly *random* crossover with the Bloodstained series?  Whatever the reason for its existence, we'll take any excuse to play some more Kingdom! :D

 

Timestamps:

Samurai Gunn 2 -  00:01:06

Kingdom: Two Crowns  -  00:04:08

 

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110: Mike Wazowski in Jelly Bean Form

110: Mike Wazowski in Jelly Bean Form

September 13, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  Randall is back on the podcast this week after knocking out the remainder of his chaotic school schedule—he and Kevin don’t miss a beat, so let’s talk about some video games!

Kevin kicks things off with a couple of games that he was playing with his little cousins while back home in Michigan for his Brother’s wedding recently—along with the obligatory Mario Golf: Super Rush rant.

After that, Randall & Kevin dig into Toodee and Topdee, which has been one of our most anticipated upcoming indie games for quite some time now—and now that it’s here, we can safely say there was VERY good reason for us to be so excited!  An expertly balanced blend of precision and puzzle, with the added polish and charm that truly sets this one apart as a future indie ‘classic.’  Speaking of games that take a genre and apply a small wrinkle or twist, Kevin and Randall also check out some Voidrun from Benjamin Soulé (the other half of PUNKCAKE Délicieux with Rémy Devaux, who we recently chatted with on the podcast).

Finally, Randall wraps things up by kickstarting the process on his resolution game from this past year’s Holiday Episode and finally polishing off Ori and the Blind Forest, in preparation for the game’s sequel, Will of the Wisps.  Ori tends to come up every now and again when we get on the topic of metroidvanias, and Randall reminds us why this gorgeous adventure is so memorable!

 

Timestamps:

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 -  00:05:55

Mario Golf: Super Rush  -  00:08:20

Disney TSUM TSUM Festival  -  00:13:54

Toodee and Topdee  -  00:25:05

Voidrun  -  00:34:16

Ori and the Blind Forest  -  00:42:25

 

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Episode Number Interview Edition - w/ dev_dwarf

Episode Number Interview Edition - w/ dev_dwarf

September 6, 2021

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  This week, we’re joined again by game developer extraordinaire, dev_dwarf, to chat with him about his work—which we’ve raved about many times before on the podcast...even when he wasn’t here! :D

We’ve been huge fans of everything that Dwarf has been doing ever since we first got our hands on Lianthus, a mysterious action adventure released alongside his Noisy Bug partner, Lewmoth—who was actually our first ever guest interview on the podcast!  We chat about everything from dev_dwarf’s current & future projects, collaborating with others, coding mechanical ‘playgrounds’ for other people’s games, game jams…….

Needless to say, we could chat with Dwarf for days, and we’re super grateful to him for spending a couple of weeks chatting indie games with us, both behind-the-scenes and otherwise!

 

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