Super Gamer’s first ever guest is back for a third time. Laura Intravia has toured with Video Games Live and Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions, she’s featured on video game soundtracks, she’s now composed for a video game, and she’s got an opera performance at the Boston Center for the Arts coming up at the end of the month.
We talk music, we talk Smash, we talk cookies, we talk Bloodborne!
Be sure to stick around after the interview to hear a track from Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars, composed by Chad Seiter & Laura Intravia.
Today’s episode features the wildly talented Robby Duguay – composer, musician, nice fella! Find out what sets movie music composition apart from composing for games music, hear why jump scares don’t work in VR, and stick around to hear one of Robby’s spectacular tracks from Fossil Hunter.
You know how, us nerds, when we really love something we kind of feel like we know everything about it and no one else could possibly know more? We’re wrong. We should knock that off.
BUT! BUT!!! Pablo Hidalgo isn’t wrong. Pablo Hidalgo knows more about Star Wars than any of us. It’s his job — officially — as a Lucasfilm creative executive.
Mr. Hidalgo was a guest at the second-ever FanQuest, which just happened in Winnipeg a couple weeks back. I made him answer some very important questions, under threat of bowcaster. Questions like: how do you kill a Jedi?
Hey Super Gamers, tune in to episode 72 to hear from the prez (Melanie Penner) and VP (Lorhiz Aquino) of University of Manitoba eSports. Hear about the group’s growth into a more competitive program, where they want to go from here, and how you can join.
Virtual reality + licensed venue you can book with your friends = super happy fun time!
Chris Hall is the owner of The Portal in Winnipeg, which is pretty much exactly the above equation. He’s our guest of Episode 71, and he’s generously offered 20 per cent off for bookings for Super Gamer listeners: just enter “SGP” in when you book time at https://www.theportalwpg.ca.
Today’s guest is Peadar McMahon of Mojopin Studios. Mojopin is making a Gaelic football game, and is looking for funding. Gaelic football is awesome, but Peadar says an old video game franchise of it on PS2 was not. Mojopin is shooting for awesome with its game. Check out the Kickstarter here.
I forgot to ask Peadar about the leniency refs give in Gaelic when it comes to dribbling the ball. To me — someone who has seen very little Gaelic and knows very little about the sport — it looks like Gaelic refs follow the NBA rulebook when it comes to travelling.
If one of you fine listeners can fill me in, leave a comment below.
Get the deets on Ubisoft’s announcement that they’re opening a studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This episode features Ubisoft Canadian Studios CEO Yannis Mallat, managing director of Ubisoft Winnipeg Darryl Long, and New Media Manitoba’s Louie Ghiz.
Ubisoft Canadian Studios CEO Yannis Mallat, Manitoba Growth, Enterprise, and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen, Mayor Brian Bowman, Economic Development Winnipeg president and CEO Dayna Spiring, and Ubisoft Winnipeg managing director Darryl Long (left to right)