Category: Interview

Griefed Interviewcast – Pwnee Studios on Cloudberry Kingdom

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Masochistic platformers have been some of the best indie games in the last couple years. Pwnee Games is bringing us one of the most promising we’ve seen in a long time. Cloudberry Kingdom is fully randomized and has carnage for up to four players. They boast more possible levels than particles in the universe thanks to the algorithm created by Jordan Fisher. Tigs and I got the chance to play it a little while ago and it was a lot of fun. We got the chance to talk with Jordan and business and marketing head honcho at Pwnee Michael Suswal and hear about how this project came to be and some exciting places it’s going.

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Griefed! Interview-cast with Against the Wall Creator Michael P Consoli

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Things are getting pretty real. Today, on a very special mini episode of Griefed!, Against the Wall creator, programmer, designer, and all around good dude Michael Consoli (that’s @MichaelPConsoli on twitter) chats with us for a little while about his game, others he’s been playing, music he’s been listening to while programming, alien panthers, his Kickstarter,  GDC, the upcoming PAX, the subtly differences between human hermaphrodites (if they can be called that, listen to find out why!) and hermaphrodites of other species, along with a whole bunch more! Recorded on March 26th 2012 and featuring the song Kioko by Modern Major Generals. Apologies about the poor sound quality at times.

If you haven’t seen Against the Wall yet you should really check it out. There is currently an alpha build of the game on the website http://www.againstthewallgame.com/, which is where you can preorder the game from as well. It’s a very cool, mesmerizing, and almost hypnotic at times puzzle game about an infinite wall that you climb up by activating the blocks that construct it. Definitely check it out at: http://www.againstthewallgame.com/ and check out the video below.

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Nyan Cat Fever: Exclusive interview with 21st Street Games

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Cats are an integral part of our shared internet heritage. One developer here in New York City has been doing their darndest to make some of the craziest cat related games that you can imagine. 21st Street Games’ first foray into felines was Techno Kitten Adventure. Like Robot Unicorn Attack there are addictive techno songs that make you giggle as much as tap your foot. It’s single touch and relies more on navigating through a maze of stars, hearts, submarines and just about anything else you can imagine. Oh and also the screen will pulse, flash, flip, reverse and occasionally shoot a rainbow or two just to mess with you. Nyan Cat Adventure which is coming to iOS today after being a bestseller on Xbox Live Indie Games is a deeper side scrolling platformer. It does however share the simular trapping of Techno Kitten being deceptively simple and then finding a way to grief you. From there Nyan  I got to sit down and touch with Creative Director Brian Ferrara and the Head of Marketing Melissa Fassetta. That got to give me the inside scoop on what it was like making a game for one internet’s favorite cats. I also get a very special exclusive that some other internet cat is going to having a game from them very soon. Hmmm now who could that be? Enjoy the interview and be sure to check on Nyan Cat Adventure on iOS the lite is free the whole game only sets you back .99 cents. Techno Kitten also has a new expansion that for iOS users is .99 cents (feat. pop artist Ron English). I

The transcript and entire audio version can also be found down below after the jump.

Alex Koveos: You guys have an exciting new game coming out tomorrow Nyan Cat Adventure

Brian Ferrara: I’ll let Melissa give the …(pitch for it)

Melissa Fassetta: We do. Nyan Cat Adventure has been out for Xbox Live Indie Game since December its been top selling everyday since release and we are finally bringing it to iOS. Its going to be universal on ipod, ipad and iphone there a lite version and the full version and you get the full version for .99 cents which has new Nyans(exclusive to the iOS version) from the creator of Nyan Cat Chris Torres the PR Guitar Man.

BF: there will be more exclusive Nyans Its like tied in being a non bootleg Nyan App we get the actual creator of Nyan Cat and get access to new Nyans

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