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41 minutes | Apr 30, 2019
22. Old Flames and Risk of Rain
Jimi and Nick are back from springtime excursions to hop on the Nostalgia Train as they re-visit Runescape on mobile and Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma on Switch. They also get into the exponentially over the top and ridiculously fun Risk of Rain 2. If you’re into this kind of thing, you can follow us on Spotify here http://bit.ly/MakePlayRadio. Trust us, it’s way better than Podcasts dot Com. Sponsor: Cattle Music by Nick Ragusa
40 minutes | Apr 14, 2019
21. Fiona Gorry-Hines Makes Plays
Playwright Fiona Gorry-Hines joins us this week to talk about making plays! The tables have turned. If you’re into this kind of thing, you can follow us on Spotify here http://bit.ly/MakePlayRadio. Trust us it’s way better than Podcasts dot Com. Sponsor: Tiny Sink Music: Bjork by Podington Bear and Suco de Abacaxi by Guifrog
45 minutes | Apr 2, 2019
20. Realm of the Mad God of War
Jimi and Nick get back in the proverbial horse-seat to talk about plants, Mad gods, and gods of war. As always you can find the rest of our junk at bit.ly/make-play, or wherever you normally listen to people you don’t know talk to each other. Sponsor: Cable Guy Music: XY by Nctrnm, and Chanterelle by yy
66 minutes | Mar 19, 2019
19. Melissa Weisner & Purple People Eaters
Our first ever inter-state interview welcomes Melissa Weisner to the show! Melissa is an old friend of ours, so naturally we talk about purple people eaters eating the “people”(?) of Animal crossing, games as services, and how to remain zen when getting yelled at over the phone. As always you can find the rest of our #content at bit.ly/make-play, or wherever you normally listen to people you don’t know talk to each other. Games discussed: Animal crossing, Resident Evil 2 remastered, Titanfall 2, Apex legends, Dragalia Lost, and Caves of Qud. Sponsor: Surge Pinata Music: Bjork by Podington Bear
71 minutes | Mar 10, 2019
18. Michael Dellapi Loves Pizza
The one and only Michael Dellapi joins a lone Jimi this week to talk about the future of pizza, hot demons, and a house that kills people for centuries. It’s a good one. Also, we have news! Next week marks a year of us being on the internet, and to mark the occasion we’ll be streaming all afternoon over on twitch.tv/makeplaylive, starting at 1pm est. Be sure to check in to see what we’re playing...or making. And subscribe on iTunes! If you want! Sponsor: Pizza Bot Music: Nick with those smooth bass tunes, closed out by Siesta by Jahzzar
50 minutes | Feb 26, 2019
17. Emily Koonce and Suburban Autonomy
This week we welcome the wonderful Emily Koonce to the show! Emily’s a BFA candidate in NYU’s game design program whose work meditates (she thinks, for the most part, at least right now) on autonomy and the lack thereof in everyday life. Emily, Jimi, and Nick talk about being bored in the suburbs, burning rice in Overcooked 2, and the amazing gift of a Wii with dozens of old games. Intro music this week is by Nick, sponsor and closing music by the Greatest Artist of Our Generation, George Michael. Be sure to subscribe to us on your preferred podcasting platform so you don't miss any of our hot hot content.
40 minutes | Feb 18, 2019
16. Bass Guitar, Philosophy, and Apex Legends
Jimi and Nick talk about the merging of bass guitar and philosophy this week (it’s even funkier than it sounds), in addition to discussing the twists and turns of freelance gigs. They’ve also been playing a lot of that hot new Apex Legends game so naturally they talk a lot about being really really really bad at it (and why that’s OK). Music this week is by Nick! Great job Nick!
83 minutes | Feb 10, 2019
15. Mike Fegreus, Corrine Stein, and lots of nice plants
Michael Fegreus and Corinne Stein join us this week in our first ever 4 person show! We discuss a host of topics, focusing on our guests’ crafts: art and illustration. Mike and Corinne’s upcoming game, Vivarium, is about home, growing up, and escaping from a giant terrarium with the help of woodland creatures. Check it out at vivariumgame.tumblr.com and follow them on twitter @Vivarium_Game. Games discussed include Apex Legends, Dark Souls, Smash Brother Ultimate, Persona 5, Dungeons and Dragons, and Yo! Noid II. Music by J1 and Guifrog via the Free Music Archive Sponsored by Blue Undies
59 minutes | Jan 28, 2019
14. Steve Goehrig and his Great Games
Hey check it out we’re on actual podcasting platforms!* Which means you can subscribe! To us!! Please do!!! (*Spotify, iTunes, Overcast [coming to Stitcher and Google Play v soon]) More importantly, this week our good friend Steven Goehrig joins the show. Steve’s an animator and game designer living here in Brooklyn; we discuss his trials and tribulations in bringing VR to NYU’s film department, the desire to make more digital friends in games, Steve's feelings about colors and Gris, and a bunch of other stuff. This is our longest show to date, and also the most well-attended. We plan to do more of these interview-style shows in the coming weeks, so look out for that! Sponsor: Louisiana’s own Alligator Raptor Farm Music: music_session.flac courtesy of ondrosik on Freesound.org, and sick bass jams by Nick Ragusa.
29 minutes | Jan 19, 2019
13. This Was a While Ago
As you might've guessed, this episode was recorded about a month ago (12/16/18). That was last year! But it's here now and it's not like we ever talk about "relevant" games anyway so... It’s been a long week which means we have a shorter episode this week. But that just means we packed our content into an even more succulent package! Jimi finally published a museum. To be specific, The Hall of Available Samples, a downloadable exhibition of free 3D models from around the Internet. On the games side things, lots of Smash Brothers has been happening, and with Nick’s recent purchase of a Switch, we go over some of the best games on the platform including Breath of the Wild and Celest. Intro music by Astrometrics Sponsor: Flappers
41 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
12. Mario Party Will End Your Family
People change, people make game, so are games changing? Or are we? These and other convoluted questions are asked and sometimes also answered on this weeks episode. More to the point, Jimi and Nick talk about the Museum of the Moving Image’s exhibition on sports games, which was cool, but weird, but mostly cool. Jimi has a bit of an existential crisis about his taste in games (see above). Games discussed include Mario Party (which will literally tear you and your loved ones into raging monsters) and whats Remains of Edith Finch.
47 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
11. Social Anxiety, Overwatch, and Stealing Lambos
It's been a minute. Or a couple hundred thousand... In the past few months, Nick and Jimi have been busy doing a lot of nothing. And by nothing, we mean living up to the second half of this podcast's name... In all fairness, Jim's been a working guy, and Nick has been on the hunt for a job (which he has succeeded in tracking down by the scent of its musk and obtained).The creative process is a fraught thing, this week, Jimi and Nick begin the show by discussing how they’ve been attempting to wrangle it in their post-graduate lives. Games discussed this week include a small game called Overwatch, and the various ways in which it induces an intense level of anxiety in Jimi (not that that stops him from playing it). The crazy amount of wish fulfillment and shiny, shiny cars in Forza Horizon 4, and the doldrums of becoming a god in Caves of Qud are also discussed.Enjoy! PS We'll be posting more regularly now that Nick and I are living in the same apartment, so look out for these episodes every Monday. :-)
36 minutes | Jul 29, 2018
10. Deep Rock Galactic
What do Spongebob, Dwarves, and examinations of the quotidian all have in common? They're all discussed on this week's show! Jimi talks about what it's been like working on the David Bowie is Virtual project, and Nick tries to wrap his head around the rest of his life!! Games discussed include Deep Rock Galactic, Micro Machines, Overwatch, and Pokemon Chess. A big thanks this week to our sponsor Pillow Fort for finding all of my lost pillows. Music is as always by the Ohio Players with an intro tune from Astronomics.
35 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
9. Chalkitoomee and Building a PC
Chalkitoomee is a game about drawing stuff on the ground with chalk and erasing your enemies' drawings...WITH SUPER SOAKERS!!! This week Jimi walks through the design of a physical game called Chalkitoomee that he designed with his girlfriend on a bus to New Jersey (and that maybemaybemaybe will be at Come out and Play at the end of the month). Also introduced is a new segment we're calling Nick's DOTA corner where Nick talks about DOTA in a corner. Other games discussed include The Swords of Ditto, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, and Burnout Paradise. Music: Scenario by A Tribe Called Quest (please don't sue us), and the Funky worm by the Ohio Players.Sponsor: Lettuce Wrap
36 minutes | Jun 30, 2018
8. We're Back with some Qud
We've taken some time off from casting pods we're back now and Nick loves Qud. After graduating back in May (!) and taking some time be unproductive and not feeling guilty about it we're ready to talk to you about video games.Â This week we talk about the mysteries in Caves of Qud, and complain for a while about old people stories. Also discussed areÂ Firewatch, TheÂ Swords of Ditto, andÂ Overcooked.
22 minutes | May 23, 2018
7. Flappin Lips with Flan Falacci
In this episode, we have our good friend Flan Falacci on the show to talk about their hot new project, Dreams for your Computer. Jimi was out of town this week so it's just Nick and Flan, flappin lips about Skeal, Breath of the Wild, and just a little bit of Smash Brothers 4. (flan wants you to fight them). Big thanks to our TWO sponsors this week: Ad Reels Givin' Ad Reels, and Luxury Tea Woven by Spiders. Music: Â¿cual campo? by HernÃ¡n SamÃ¡ & Marcelo von Schultz; Funky Worm by The Ohio Players.
43 minutes | Apr 1, 2018
6. GDC + Far Cry 5 = Dad?
After a short break, the boys are back! Jimi has come back from the Game Developer's Conference as Dad, and Nick has come back from Disney as a glitch artist.Â Â We talk in depth about making glitch art, the process of bending data in realreal neat ways. In the 2nd half, Nick tells us about that one time he took out a helicopterÂ with a couple arrows in Far Cry 5, and how he got to know his pet cougar Peaches. Music - Space_MTV by Komoki, and Funky Worm, by the Ohio Players Emai us at email@example.comFollow us on Twitter @makeplayradio.Follow Nick's glitch art on InstagramÂ @nickfearsdolphinsÂ (he sells stickers and stuff!)
53 minutes | Mar 17, 2018
5. Procedural Music and Sindbad with Kasrah Ghobadi
Nick is in the magical land of Disney World this week, which means in this episode of Make Play we have our first guest! Kas is a good friend of mine and we'd been meaning to have him on for a couple weeks now. Listen in to find out what Kas has been making and playing the past few weeks (if you're into proc-gen and/or Czech art-games you won't be disappointed).
46 minutes | Mar 14, 2018
4. The Anti Puzzle
In this week's episode, we talk about how impossible it is to make a decent puzzle, how to make people uncomfortable, and how to go crazy bending space and time. It's a hoot! Brought to you by OakWood Designs.Music by Komiku.
45 minutes | Mar 14, 2018
3. Conceptual Scope
In this episode of Make Play, we talk about what it's like to deal with ~conceptual scope~, level designing with Unreal, and sucking at DOTA 2. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have, games you'd like us to play, or hot new sponsorship deals (especially if they're Taco-Bell). This episode was brought to you by Brick Air, the Denser Way to Fly. Music by Disco Biscuit and The Ohio Players.
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