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.

The Book of Good and Bad Oh, a Podcast!

  1. The Book of Good and Bad
  2. Weird Roles (feat. Huw Miller and Timothy Mark)
  3. I Like My Nonsense
  4. Epic Beard Wish Fulfillment
  5. How to Draw Anime Santa

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

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.)

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!!

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.


Secret Santa

  • Female; any age.
  • Outfit: Santa beard, Santa hat, sunglasses, dark suit/tux (or maybe a trenchcoat?)
    • Santa beard and hat can be provided if necessary, but you must provide the sunglasses and suit
  • Expressions/poses: TBD, although I’m expecting around 20 total

PLEASE NOTE that the player will be able to date you in the game.

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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!

The Book of Good and Bad Oh, a Podcast!

  1. The Book of Good and Bad
  2. Weird Roles (feat. Huw Miller and Timothy Mark)
  3. I Like My Nonsense
  4. Epic Beard Wish Fulfillment
  5. How to Draw Anime Santa

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.

Oh, a Podcast! #49: Epic Beard Wish Fulfillment

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In this month’s episode!

  • The SpongeBob musical
  • Michael’s haircut
  • Michael’s “kid friends”
  • Signing up for COVID vaccine trials
  • Laughing at jokes you don’t remember writing
  • Dubs
  • Internet Court’s menu design
  • Adding last-minute dumb things to games
  • Young Trucy Wright
  • Paul’s tired of thinking

All this, plus I cut out like 10 minutes of us trying to remember plot details from Apollo Justice. YOU’RE WELCOME!!

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! #48: How to Draw Anime Santa

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In this month’s episode!

  • Glitter
  • NaNoWriMo hacks
  • How not to confuse your future self
  • Background animations in VNs
  • Jenny LeClue
  • Naughty and nice decisions
  • How many Santas is enough Santas?
  • Joey Joey and the Good Good Boys
  • Coding for kids
  • Legacy of Dragonholt and room-escape games

All this, plus how to hook up with Santa! 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! #47: The Cats of Cat President 2 (feat. their owners)

 

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In this special edition of Oh, a Podcast!:

  • We have three guests in the (virtual) studio: Anne Sullivan, Abigael Williams, and Rin J—aka the owners of Mr. Biscuits, Fe.Line, and Queen Fabulousa!
  • The real-life purr-sonalities of the Cat President 2 cats
  • Where these cats came from
  • 2 for $10 cat deals
  • Should Paul get a cat??
  • How many cats should Paul get.
  • How we made the cat owners deeply uncomfortable
  • Cats and the pandemic
  • The origins of the weird [censored] cat on the title screen
  • Skulls

All this, plus whether golden retrievers ever really grow up (they do not). You won’t want to miss it!!! Especially if you like cats!

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 ALL of us on Twitter; I’m @PaulMFranzen, Michael is @arglefumph, Anne is @annetropy, Abigael is @asgardianmead61, and Rin is @SirLadySketch.

Oh, a Podcast! #46: Homemade Beard Balm

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In this month’s episode!

  • Beard care tips
  • Cat President 2 is coming out this month!
  • Composting pyramid schemes
  • Mountain Dew VooDew
  • Why aren’t ballots like fast food
  • Windows Vista
  • Creating counterfeit dollars in PhotoShop
  • Do we make “sexy” games?
  • Carol Reed
  • How Paul ruined Michael’s wedding photos

All this, plus we try to figure out different spin-off games for Detective Pikachu. (Maybe Coast Guard Squirtle??) You magi-can’t 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! #45: Look at My Fancy House

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In this month’s episode!

  • We’re using Discord now!
  • We’re too old for Discord.
  • What is the end of Minecraft?
  • Paul just wants to impress the fourth graders.
  • Books where you can die
  • Visual novels with stats
  • Placeholder names
  • The TV show Soap
  • What are the youths doing?
  • Tester feedback on Cat President 2

All this, plus the true story of how Paul invented Steam! 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.