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 79 – Barkley Shut Up and Winnipeg Game Jam!

Another Winnipeg Game Jam is just around the corner, and Dear Friend Dylan Fries comes by to talk about it. We get into the philosophy and purpose of game jams, and what’s happening with the Winnitron.

Download link – Super Gamer 79 – Dylan Fries (PegJam)

Visit PegJam’s website

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.

Super Gamer Podcast #56 – FanQuest

Well, hello.

Today we’ve got Dan Vadeboncoeur, who’s talking about a new fan convention in Winnipeg called FanQuest.

FanQuest’s kickstarter is here, and you should totally donate — I did, come on — because it’s going to be alphanumeric (if you’re not a ReBoot fan [shame on you] you don’t know what that means, but it’ll be great)!

FanQuest runs May 26-28 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Check-check-check it out!

Download link – Episode 56 (FanQuest)

FanQuest’s website

FanQuest on Twitter

Super Gamer Ep. 54 – Dance, Dance, and Dance Some More!

Holy mackerel we’re back! What an episode. A parody song, a world record holder (many times over), and a weird, whispery Mark.

Our guest, Carrie Swidecki, is pretty amazing. She’s a huge promoter of exergaming, and can dance you into the ground. Don’t believe me? TUUUUUUNE IN!

Download link – Episode 54 (Carrie Swidecki)

Carrie Swidecki on Twitter

Carrie Swidecki’s website

Super Gamer Ep. 50 – Manitoba-Made

It’s Farmer vs. Farmer in Crop Cycle: The Competitive Game of Farming. Creator Trevor Lehmann joins Mark to talk about his game, based on Manitoba’s agriculture industry.

Plus, Mark unravels Jonathan Blow’s plan to take over the world. Nice try, Blow.

Download link – Episode 50 (Trevor Lehmann)

Convergent Games’ website – http://www.convergentgames.com/

Follow Trevor Lehmann on Twitter.