Nicole, Linda, and Simone are joined by indie-game artist and composer—and author—Leonard Kenyon. As usual we run down the gaming news. Then we talk to Leonard about his projects, including a cool new indie game called Go to Bed: Survive the Night he made with his brother John and his friend, Pixelkin contributor Nathan Meunier (Touchfight Games). We also talk about what we played this week. Thanks, listeners, we love you! Please send in questions!
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- Activision bought King, the developer of Candy Crush Saga and other popular mobile games.
- Skylanders is releasing its first mobile game next year.
- Nintendo released its first app, Miitomo. It’s not a game…it’s something else. And it’s NOT “Tinder for kids,” Courtney and Simone!
- More women own consoles than men now.
- Disney Infinity 3.0 released a bunch of new content this week, including a figurine from the movie “The Good Dinosaur.” Simone finds the figurine disturbing.
- League of Legends is getting a HUGE update next year.
Leonard Kenyon: Author, Artist, Composer
Leonard describes his new indie video game as a “bedroom-defense game.” It’s available on Steam. Go To Bed: Survive the Night was made in GameMaker (here’s Nathan Meunier’s article on GameMaker, which includes information about developing Go To Bed). Their company. Touchfight Games, is developing a new pixel-art game coming from out for PlayStation next year, which Leonard describes as a “side-scrolling golf game set in a post-apocalyptic universe.” Leonard also has a children’s book coming out next year from a major publisher.
What We Played
- Simone played Shadows of Brimstone, a tabletop role-playing game, and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
- Linda played Alphabear. And a great math game, Land of Venn – Numeric Storms.
- Nicole played Rise of the Tomb Raider. Look for her review soon on our sister site, remeshed. com. She also played Hearthstone.
- Leonard played Simpson’s Tapped Out and Terraria.
This podcast was recorded in the studios of the Jack Straw Cultural Center in Seattle. The music is by Pat Goodwin at Novelty Shop Creative. Participating in this podcast were Nicole Tanner, Linda Breneman, Simone de Rochefort, and Leonard Kenyon (here’s his writing website; illustration website, and Facebook page). Thanks for listening and if you liked this episode, please rate us on iTunes and find us on BlogTalkRadio!