Hey folks! Forgot to add the song selection from this weeks episode. Here it is!
Song 1: 3 A.M. Big Apple - TMNT: Turtles in Time (SNES version)
Song 2: Rookie and Popple - Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga (GBA)
Song 3: There's Nothing I Can't Steal - Code of Princess (3DS)
Song 4: Want You Gone - Portal 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox360)
Song 5: Let's Dance (David Bowie) - Elite Beat Agents (DS)
Woo! Probably the only time it will be appropriate to play a Bowie song on the podcast, so I had to take the opportunity! Hope you enjoyed the show and tunes!
I wanted to bring up a good example of an independent digital game coming to a hard copy disk format sold in retail stores like Gamestop. The game is "Alien Hominid" and it was originally a free to play game on Newgrounds.com and was a major success. Mostly a standard side-scrolling shooter, this beautifully illustrated game was a shining example of how sheer popularity could bring an independent game to the masses but this was also before smart phones were popular. I don't think it sold super well. In short, fun game and started free flash game and is now even ported to the Xbox 360 the last I saw.ReplyDelete
Also, I wanted to say to the triple barrel shotgun round, Grim Fandango has to be one of my all time favorite games... of all time. Tim Schafer knows how to write a game that has compelling story and plenty of laughs and the games never seem to take themselves too seriously. I'm a little surprised Heath chose this game as he didn't play it quite as much as I did but it was one of those games you could finish and then turn right back around and start it again because you were so hooked. I have been wishing that the powers-that-be would remake or extend the story of this amazing game, but then again I feel the same way about a great many of those graphic adventure games, many developed by LucasArts. Thank goodness for the Monkey Island reboot on the Xbox, it was way too cool!