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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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.

Leonard's collection

Leonard’s collection

What We Played


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!

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Linda learned to play video games as a way to connect with her teenaged kids, and then she learned to love video games for their own sake. At Pixelkin she wrangles the business & management side of things, writes posts as often as she can, reaches out on the social media, and does the occasional panel or talk. She lives in Seattle, where she writes, studies, plays video games, spends time with her family, consumes vast quantities of science fiction, and looks after her small cockapoo. She loves to hear from people out there. You can read more about her at her website, Linda or her family foundation's website,