Oh, a Podcast! #57: Bowl, of Rocks!

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In this month’s episode!

  • Warrior Cats is officially banned from the podcast.
  • Oregon colleges
  • Paul tries to cast Michael’s mom in another game
  • Santa Claus arts and crafts
  • The Steam store page for Too Many Santas is live!
  • Giant cats
  • Austrian hobbit holes
  • Paul learns about tripods
  • Were-cats
  • [this content removed for legal reasons]

All this, plus we try to figure out how to convince people we’re not weird! You won’t want to miss it!

Bowl, of Rocks! Oh, a Podcast!

  1. Bowl, of Rocks!
  2. A Book That's Apples
  3. All Michaels Considered
  4. The Trouble With Tuples
  5. Slurp Knead: Ace Attorney

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.

Our theme song is “Cigarettes and One-Night Stands” by 5thavenueband, and it is licensed under under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Oh, a Podcast! #56: A Book That’s Apples

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In this month’s episode!

  • Michael should go to jail for programming crimes
  • The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
  • Repetitive dialogue
  • Can bicycles go backwards?
  • Hot, swearing prosecutors
  • Repetitive dialogue
  • A shocking name reveal for our Santa Claus dating sim!
  • Adopting historical pennies
  • We love all our testers’ feedback
  • Desert island books, movies and videogames

All this, plus we talk about repetitive dialogue! You won’t want to miss that. You really won’t want to miss it. What’s that you won’t want to miss? It’s this.

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.

Our theme song is “Cigarettes and One-Night Stands” by 5thavenueband, and it is licensed under under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Oh, a Podcast! #55: All Michaels Considered

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In this month’s episode!

  • How long have we been podcasting.
  • Hitting on moms at funerals
  • How Michael (almost) appeared on All Things Considered
  • Oregon City’s municipal elevator
  • Good dogs
  • How easy is it to get sued, really?
  • Dutch Bros.’ not-so-secret menu
  • More Fiverr fails
  • Are The Hardy Boyz intimidating?
  • Our dream cast for The Pizza Delivery Boy Who Saved the World: The Movie

All this, plus we learn how to pronounce Willamette in our regional accents. 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.

Our theme song is “Cigarettes and One-Night Stands” by 5thavenueband, and it is licensed under under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Oh, a Podcast! #54: The Trouble With Tuples

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In this month’s episode!

  • Nature doesn’t grow in a hallway
  • Movement controls in Deja Vu
  • Trying to cheat our own puzzles
  • Ancient Photoshop
  • TUPLES
  • WHAT IS A TUPLE
  • HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE TUPLE
  • Transitions
  • How to code a hug
  • HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE GIF

All this, plus we talk about TUPLE. Tuple tuple tuple.

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.

Our theme song is “Cigarettes and One-Night Stands” by 5thavenueband, and it is licensed under under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Oh, a Podcast! #53: Slurp Knead – Ace Attorney

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In this month’s episode!

  • Santa Claus costumes
  • Fiverr fails
  • Paul’s canceled FMV dating sim
  • Murder at Singles University
  • Melissa & Dog
  • How to change cursors in Ren’py games
  • Real-life Internet Court
  • Replaying the “new” Ace Attorney games
  • Do Michael and Paul ever have major creative disputes?
  • Jokes about murdering Santa Claus

All this, plus Paul’s report from The Christmas Tree Shop! Who’d wanna 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.

Our theme song is “Cigarettes and One-Night Stands” by 5thavenueband, and it is licensed under under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Oh, a Podcast! #52: The Book of Good and Bad

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In this month’s episode!

  • Oh, a (large) rock!
  • How to cheat at slider puzzles
  • Internet Court and Cat President 2 sales figures
  • Steam’s new beta-testing program
  • Dressing up our friends as Santa Claus
  • Blinking
  • Stealthy vs. non-stealthy beards
  • Burger King soda fountains
  • How to pronounce Oregon
  • Which of our games would we want to be trapped in for a year?

All this, plus we learn what Paul plans to do with his Amazon Prime free trial! You won’t want to miss it.

Bowl, of Rocks! Oh, a Podcast!

  1. Bowl, of Rocks!
  2. A Book That's Apples
  3. All Michaels Considered
  4. The Trouble With Tuples
  5. Slurp Knead: Ace Attorney

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.

Our theme song is “Cigarettes and One-Night Stands” by 5thavenueband, and it is licensed under under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

TOO MANY SANTAS CASTING CALL

Last updated: 9/9/2021

As with our other visual novels, we are planning to use photographs of real-life people for our character portraits. And that means we want you. Yes, you!!

ATTENTION: We are now casting models for our upcoming visual novel, Too Many Santas (working title)—a Christmas-themed dating sim where you try to hook up with six different Santa Clauses. (And before you ask, they are all the real Santa Claus.)

Specifically, we want you to take photos of yourself so we can use them in the game. Like this:


Examples of character portraits. (Here’s what it looks like in the final game.)

Below, I’ve listed the roles we are currently casting for. If you’re interested in portraying any of these characters, please e-mail paulmfranzen AT gmail DOT com with:

  • The role you’d like to portray
  • A picture of yourself (any picture is fine)
  • A quote for how much you’d like to be paid

If we decide to cast you for a role, further instructions will be provided. Payment will be provided upon my receipt of the final photos. Casting will continue until all the roles are filled, or until I give up and just play all the characters myself, wearing different wigs.

Please note that each role requires multiple “expressions” (e.g., happy, grumpy, playing with a cute kitty and loving it), so if we cast you, we’ll need at least one photo per expression.

BIPOC especially encouraged to apply!


Kid Customer

  • Any gender; early teens or younger
  • Any costume
  • Expressions/poses:
    • Has a question
    • Sassy
    • Excited to see Santa
  • Sample dialogue: “Is the real Santa here? A Santa that I can meet?”

Oh, a Podcast! #51: Weird Roles (feat. Huw Miller and Timothy Mark)

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In this month’s episode!

  • Internet Court is coming out on April 6th!!
  • Huw Miller and Timothy Mark join us to talk about their characters in the game
  • Casting decisions (or: “Hey, that’s a nice hoodie!”)
  • Improv in Internet Court
  • Janky camera setups
  • Michael’s college TV sitcom
  • $5 VR headsets
  • Goths at Disneyland
  • Nancy Drew drama
  • Paul’s “Gamedev Search of the Day”s

All this, plus Tim tells a story about going camping with legendary game designer Tim Schafer! You won’t wanna miss it!

Bowl, of Rocks! Oh, a Podcast!

  1. Bowl, of Rocks!
  2. A Book That's Apples
  3. All Michaels Considered
  4. The Trouble With Tuples
  5. Slurp Knead: Ace Attorney

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, Huw is @the_huwmiller, and Timothy is @BidiotBales.

Our theme song is “Cigarettes and One-Night Stands” by 5thavenueband, and it is licensed under under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Oh, a Podcast! #50: I Like My Nonsense

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In this month’s episode!

  • We’ve been doing this for FIVE YEARS HOLY [censored]
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • Michael’s Life in the Dorms livestream
  • How to lose all your dates in 40 minutes
  • What should our next project be?
  • Internet Court bugs 😦
  • Paul’s love for dumb puzzles
  • Abandoned paper mills
  • The real-life inspirations behind Life in the Dorms
  • Why Steam reviews matter

All this, plus we talk about a tongue-kissing minigame! It’s gonna make everyone upset. Please listen anyway.

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.

Our theme song is “Cigarettes and One-Night Stands” by 5thavenueband, and it is licensed under under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.