Super Gamer 88 – The Assets! They’re Alive!

Acid Flip is now out on early access; it’s a game by Triadne — Jessica Kendrick — that pretty literally takes aim at asset-flipped, zombie-clone games.

Jessica Kendrick tells us what inspired her to make Acid Flip, negativity and stress in the Steam Greenlight process, and what it’s like working on two games at once.

Download link – Super Gamer 88 – The Assets! They’re Alive!, Jessica Kendrick

Acid Flip on Steam

Super Gamer 85 – Control Schemes part one: Benjamin Gwin

Hey Super Gamers. So this episode is kind of a two-parter in two different media; we’ve got a THEME this week: wacky controls!

On this week’s podcast, we’ve got Benjamin “Bearzly” Gwin, the Guinness World Record holder for Most alternative control methods used to complete Dark Souls. He’s beaten the game using a Rock Band drum kit, guitar, his voice, a dance pad, a steering wheel, and more. Find out why and how he did it, and what it would take to bring him out of retirement!

Download link – Super Gamer 85 – Control Schemes part one: Benjamin Gwin

Control Schemes part two has been taken down briefly, but will return!

The 99s and 100s of the NHL

There’s only one 99 in hockey, but in video game hockey there are several – actually, there are a few 100s, too.

In EA Sports’ NHL series, players are given an overall rating that reflects their skill level, based on the hockey prowess of the real-life player. EA’s sports games come out for the year ahead (NHL ’94 was released in ’93, for example, ahead of the ’93/’94 hockey season), so player ratings are based on the past year’s performance. Before patches and online updates were the norm, player ratings could get out of date pretty quickly. I thought it’d be interesting to look back and see which players lived up to their scores, and which ones maybe didn’t deserve them in the first place. Continue reading

Super Gamer 84 – Enkian Games

In this week’s Super Gamer, we’ve got Jordan Allen of Enkian Games on to talk about their recent release: Tales of Enki: Pilgrimage. Listen in on some of the nitty-grit of RPG making: How much damage should each weapon do? How much health should a Red Potion restore? And how much effort goes into creating NPCs?

Download link – Super Gamer 84 – Enkian Games

Super Gamer 83 – James Van Niekerk

Super Gamer is back with an all-new episode featuring James Van Niekerk, creator of Valor & Villainy: Minions of Mordak, which has already raised more than TEN TIMES its Kickstarter goal.

James is a fellow Winnipegger, where its currently -32 degrees, so grab some cocoa and listen in on how this game went from pen-and-paper prototype to where it is now.

Download link – Super Gamer 83 – James Van Niekerk

Super Gamer 80 – New to the Dev, Not to the Game

This week’s guest is our dear (returning) friend Albertine Watson. She’s moved on from the PR side of the gaming industry and is now a developer. She’ll also be speaking at the upcoming Pegjam in Winnipeg. This is a particularly good episode for any new or aspiring devs.

Download link – Super Gamer 80 – Albertine Watson

Follow Albertine on Twitter

Super Gamer Podcast – Episode 72 – eSports Education

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.

Download link – Super Gamer episode 72 – U of M eSports

Super Gamer Episode 66 – Wizard Mode

Pinball is way deeper than it looks. Did you know each machine comes with instructions? I learned this with a visit to Forth in Winnipeg to speak to David Morris and Kevin Peden of the Manitoba Pinball League. Listen in!

Download link – Super Gamer episode 66 – Wizard Mode

Check out the Manitoba Pinball website.

Super Gamer Episode 65 – Elwyn and the Clonosaurus

Some of you may know that Alberta, Canada has a Dinosaur Provincial Park: a UNESCO World Heritage site where tons and tons (heck, tonnes!) of fossils have been found. But did you know you can explore that park in Minecraft? It’s true!

Today’s episode is with Elwyn Galloway, a geophysicist who worked on the Minecraft versions of both Dinosaur Provincial Park and the area around Peace River, Alberta.

Download link – Super Gamer episode 65 – Elwyn Galloway, Dinosaur Provincial Park

Download the Dinosaur Provincial Park Minecraft model here.