Oh, a Podcast! #26: My Cat Ate My Taxes

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In this month’s episode!

  • Politics and pro-wrestling
  • Ren’py woes
  • “YES! YES! YES!”
  • Love, Guitars, and the Nashville Skyline
  • The like four Christmas games that exist
  • Songs about cookies
  • “Everything’s stupid, and I hate it.”
  • Telltale Games (R.I.P.)
  • Ogden, Utah
  • How do drug dealers pay their taxes?

All this, plus a detailed explanation of frivolous tax returns! I can tell already—you won’t want to miss it.

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we’ll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I’m @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

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Oh, a Podcast! #25: The Queen’s Dirty Dolls

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In this month’s episode!

  • Is Buckingham Palace a real place?
  • Sherlock Holmes Versus Arsene Lupin
  • “Met-a-Critic?”
  • Puzzles that are secretly homework
  • The NPC meme
  • Tester feedback on Internet Court
  • Sending Michael’s mom back for reshoots
  • Inventing a pause function for Ren’py
  • Carson Drew or Phoenix Wright?
  • How great it would be to have a budget

All this, plus math. …Wait, seriously? Math?? Well, I’m sure you won’t want to miss that. I guess.

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we’ll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I’m @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

Oh, a Podcast! #24: The Capcom Test

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In this month’s episode!

  • Do the kids these days know what Harry Potter is?
  • Michael accidentally mentions theme parks.
  • Why the default name in Cat President is “Abigail”
  • Achievements for being bad at games
  • Trying to make any money off Steam
  • Watching “Finley” stream Pizza Boy
  • Which characters in Pizza Boy were supposed to be naked?
  • How to make yourself look old
  • Tangled is better than Frozen.”
  • (Coco is actually better than Frozen.)

All this, plus we try not to get sad when people say mean stuff about our games. You won’t want to miss that.

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we’ll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I’m @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

Oh, a Podcast! #23: Make it Good, Not Bad!

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In this month’s episode!

  • Our new game is coming out soon!!
  • Michael’s pizza disaster
  • Why Internet Court is taking so long to code
  • Bug-sorting puzzles
  • What happens when the programmer isn’t a programmer
  • How to tell who’s a cat and who’s a human
  • Life in the Dorms is FINALLY out on Steam, kind of
  • Burritos are basically tacos
  • Why don’t we make apps?
  • Murder, She Baked and Garage Sale Mystery

All this, plus we try to figure out if you can preorder a pizza. You won’t want to miss it!

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we’ll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I’m @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

Oh, a Podcast! #22: Mad About Pizza (feat. Victoria Budkey)

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In this month’s episode!

  • We have a special guest: Victoria Budkey, one of the stars of Pizza Boy!
  • …Uh, what’s our game called again?
  • Victoria’s background in the entertainment biz
  • ** MEETING THE ROCK ON THE SET OF BAYWATCH **
  • Charleston, NC
  • Everyone’s favorite Nancy Drew games
  • How improv and acting skills helped with modeling for Pizza Boy
  • Paul’s lifetime supply of Michael photos
  • Who is Finley?
  • Disneyland (boo) vs. Disney World (YES)

All this, plus Paul gets VERY worked up about the Secret of Mana remake. You won’t want to miss it!!

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we’ll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I’m @PaulMFranzen, Michael is @arglefumph, and Victoria is @vbudkey.

Oh, a Podcast! #21: Robots in the Desert

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In this month’s episode!

  • Neither of us has seen the new Star Wars movie, so let’s talk about it!
  • Luke and Leia hooking up in the books
  • Comparing Star Wars to The Odyssey
  • Michael (accidentally) releasing two games in the same week
  • What’s next in the piper? What’s next-next?
  • “Pride & Prejudice & Murder”
  • Playing through Pizza Boy as Michael Jordan
  • What even is a depot????
  • CAT. PRESIDENT. 2.
  • How to avoid dating your dating sims

All this, plus Paul’s theories on whether Ted Cruz is secretly a dog. You definitely won’t want to miss it.

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we’ll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I’m @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

Oh, a Podcast! #20: It’s Gonna be Mermaids

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In this month’s episode!

  • Cracker Barrel trivia
  • Streaming old adventure games for young Nancy Drew fans
  • Heroes who are actually terrible people
  • Characters, backgrounds and items that do nothing and serve no purpose
  • “Where are the marshmallows?!”
  • Inventory overload
  • Pro-tips for Windows Movie Maker
  • The [censored] [censored] puzzle from Tales of Monkey Island that Paul hates so much
  • Balancing difficulty and fun
  • Asking developers to “just” add something to a game

All this, plus updates on Internet Court, The Pizza Delivery Boy Who Saved the World, and Mermaid Mission: Titanic. You won’t want to miss it!

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we’ll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I’m @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

Oh, a Podcast! #19: What Would Videl Say?

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This month on the pod!

  • When is it okay to remake your old game? One week after release? Two?
  • How Michael ended up as a student in a Nancy Drew game
  • How Paul ended up as a finger model for Curiosity: What’s Inside the Cube?
  • Paul’s month from hell
  • How DBZ can help you write better dialogue
  • Letting NPCs solve puzzles so the players don’t have to
  • Testing your testers
  • Why it’s embarrassing when other people look at your code
  • Games that make us scream
  • Making time for games as a grown-up

All this, plus Michael makes a really good pun about a hammer. You won’t want to miss it!!

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we’ll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I’m @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

 

Oh, a Podcast! #18: The Joy of Coding

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In this month’s episode!

  • Why are GUIs so hard to code??
  • And captions?! Jeez!
  • Image editing isn’t so great, either.
  • Removing background noise from videosnow THERE’S a challenge
  • Coming up with subtitles isn’t so bad though.
  • DLC vs. a full sequel for Cat President
  • How does music work in FMV games?
  • Games that disturbed us so much we had to stop playing

All this, plus our ideas for remaking the calendar. You won’t want to miss it!!

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we’ll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I’m @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.