In this disquieting post-Halloween episode, Kevyn has finally exiled himself into Phone Game-Jail for his Time Crimes, but that doesn’t stop him from blowin’ the bloody doors off with his old pal Jace talking about scare-’em-up Luigi’s Mansion 3, and taking a small trip down memory lane with our old friends, Flubber and Ultraman. We cleanse the palette by talking about the Watchmen TV show, and, more importantly, the recent happenings of “Riverdale”, before we gather ’round the campfire to talk about our game of the week, Paratopic. From horror, to comedy, to thriller, to drama—Sky Pirate Radio has more where that came from, Buster!
Equipped with two high-tech Formula-1 cars and a little bit of heart, those Sky Pirate boys are at it again—in a race against time! In our latest episode, Kevyn remembers the Alamo, gets caught up in a King’s Tale and is smothered by Other: Her Loving Embrace, while Jace crosses his t’s in Crossniq+ and peels out in Mario Kart Tour.
You better believe Jace and Kevyn are tuckin’ in for a ruddy good podcast today! We go over the name change of our latest Sky Pirates joint, Blazing Barrels, as well as what’s the newest and latest on the project. We also discuss Kevyn’s exciting new patch-making venture, touch on Apple Arcade and its frightening business model, fight brutal, bloody skirmishes in Gears of War and Kirby Clash, announce the return of Game Club (!!!) and finally answer a listener question, discussing the inspirations for Blazing Barrels.
Next week we’ll be talking about theclub.zone, a game which you can play right now just by CLICKING THESE MAGICAL LITTLE WORDS! Share any thoughts or questions through firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter and we’ll discuss it on the show! We love you SO MUCH!
On this most esteemed episode of Sky Pirate Radio, we brush noses with Industry Legend Sid Meier* before getting busy whipping up a storm in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and Whipseey and the Lost Atlas, thieve the lands of WoW Classic and SteamWorld Heist, and get our hands around Remedy’s chuggin’-but-charmin’ Control. The boys cap things off answering a long overdue question, listing off some of their favourite game design books that can turn YOU into a Game Making Super Star! Lastly, we keep you abreast of progress on both our work-in-progress cowboy game and the PC version of Help! I’m Haunted.Video game making books we mention:
Rules of Play by Eric Zimmerman and Katie Salen
Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design by Scott Rogers
The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell
Game Design Workshop: a Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games by Tracy Fullerton
Console Wars by Blake J. Harris
*Sid Meier does not appear in this podcast. We’re sorry. Maybe next time, Sid!
Join Jace and Kevyn on a phonic journey of globe-trotting proportions as we start things off with an update on our next hot new video game project, before moving on to relay Kevyn’s discoveries on his great tour of America!
From the hallowed halls of GDC to the spiralling towers of Disneyland, mysteries abound on Kevyn’s trip, and all is not what it seems… will Jace finally discover the unknown whereabouts of the Noid? Can Kevyn survive a lethal attack from an animatronic snake on the Indiana Jones ride? Are there any good pastrami places in Melbourne? With a cryptic clue from the Starlord’s private dance party as their guide, our two agents of chaos strive to answer every last question that itches in your minds eye, including exciting theme parks, relaxing camping, and disconcerting 3D apparitions of the Simpsons. Sky Pirate Radio: it’s volleyball, baby!*
*This episode of Sky Pirate Radio is brought to you by the sport “Volleyball”.
Sky Pirate Radio would like to personally congratulate you on surviving our harsh universe long enough to listen to our KINGDOM HEARTS 3 SPECTACULAR! Listen in abject fear as Kevyn, a hardened veteran of the Kingdom Hearts franchise, and Jace, a bumbling embodiment of Barney Rubble, rip right into the hot-button issues of the Kingdom Hearts Triple – such as the qualitative properties of Gummi Ships, the disturbing lifelike qualities of Donald Duck, the strange paranormal event that ties Remy the Rat and Scrooge McDuck together. In true Sky Pirate fashion, we do a deep dive on how the combat stacks up against prior entries in the series, the bizarre, dreamlike quality of the new Pixar worlds, and Donald’s twisted addiction to fireworks.
NOTE: We talk spoilers throughout the entire podcast! However, any endgame talk happens ~47 onwards. Be careful out there, everyone!
DOUBLE NOTE: About a minute into the show Jace’s microphone was lost to the darkness and he had to switch to a backup. What a goofball!