Nice Plays: OneShot

IT’S A VIDEO PODCAST!! Watch in your podcast app, or on our YouTube channel.

It’s Nice Games’ Club take on the Let’s Play! Introducing “Nice Plays,” where the Nice Games Club gamedevs play nice games. Our first Nice Play features the recent indie (re-)release “OneShot.” We talk about the game’s unique design choices as we fumble around to figure out the controls.

But, like for every Nice Play, after 17 minutes of gameplay our egg timer goes off, which means it’s time to end the show.

This is a new format for us, and we don’t quite yet know what we’re doing, so let us know what you think by visiting our feedback form. Tell us what you think about Nice Plays, what you like about them and how you think we can do better.

Game: OneShot (website)
Developer: Little Cat Feet
Publisher: Degica
Release date: June 30th, 2014 (original), December 6, 2016 (remake, Steam)
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Summary: “OneShot is a surreal top down Puzzle/Adventure game with unique gameplay capabilities. You are to guide a child through a mysterious world on a mission to restore its long-dead sun. The world knows you exist.”

LIVE from GlitchCon 2017 (with Rebekah and Adam Saltsman)

For our first ever LIVE episode, we took the main stage at GlitchCon 2017 along with our guests Rebekah and Adam Saltsman, co-founders of Finji, publisher of “Night in the Woods” and developer of “Overland” and “Canabalt,” to talk about talking about games!

Plus your nice hosts and their guests each recount moments where they “leveled up” as game developers.

Rebekah: @BexSaltsman
Adam: @ADAMATOMIC
Finji: Website @finjico
Overland: Website @OverlandGame

[0:01:45] Talking about your game to different audiences
[0:32:35] Moments where you “leveled up” as a gamedev
[0:45:56] Outro

At the end of this episode, Stephen was able to guilt a whole room full of people to fill out our feedback form, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Hearing from you helps make our show better, so get on it!

GlitchCon 2017 Preview (Hype! Hype! Hype!)

Hype is alive in the clubhouse as your nice hosts preview all the sessions at Glitch Connect 2017, taking place at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis, May 5-7th!

Reminder: you can still win a ticket to GlitchCon! Our contest is running for a few more days!

All you have to do is submit an iTunes review by 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 26th. Go to http://nicegames.club/itunes to get to our listing on the iTunes website, and then click the link to open our show in iTunes.

Don’t listen to us in iTunes or use an Apple device? That’s okay. You can download iTunes to your PC or Mac and create an Apple account (if you don’t have one) just to submit your review, even if you listen to the show using another service. A review is a review, and we want yours. It doesn’t even have to be a nice review!

Also be sure to send us a note on Twitter or via email, so we can get in touch with you if you’ve won. Good luck!

Win a ticket to GlitchCon!

Hey, listen! GlitchCon is coming up May 5th-7th, and your pals at Nice Games Club are giving away two free tickets!

All you have to do is submit an iTunes review by 11:59pm on Wednesday, April 19th [EDIT: The contest has been extended by one week, to April 26th!]. Go to http://nicegames.club/itunes to get to our listing on the iTunes website, and then click the link to open our show in iTunes.

Don’t listen to us in iTunes or use an Apple device? That’s okay. You can download iTunes to your PC or Mac and create an Apple account (if you don’t have one) just to submit your review, even if you listen to the show using another service. A review is a review, and we want yours! (Don’t worry, you can uninstall iTunes once you’re done).

Also be sure to send us a note on Twitter or via email telling us that you left a review, so we can get in touch with you if you’ve won!

Good luck!

GDC 2017 Special (Part 2)

It’s the finale of our double-sized GDC 2017 special, recorded on the final day of the Game Developers Conference.

Martha and Mark were joined once again in San Fransisco by “Special Reporter” Dylan Skerbitz to talk about the back half of the conference, while Stephen joins in remotely from Glitch HQ to talk all about the Nintendo Switch!

[0:02:40] GDC Sessions
“Sid Meier tells Civilization’s origin story” – Ars Techinca
“Double Fine’s Digital Archaeology” – Gamesindustry.biz
“Ladykiller in a Bind review” – Polygon
“Double Tap” – Ste Curran

Meet your heroes.

[0:19:48] Nintendo Switch
“Unreal Engine 4.15 supports Nintendo Switch” – Ara Technica
“You can expect a Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch” – CNET

Friend of the show Adia showing off some new wares.

[0:34:46] Flash Games Postmortem
“How Flash Games and Newgrounds Foretold Today’s Indie Experimentalism” – Waypoint

[0:36:32] Experimental Games Workshop
“’Multibowl’ Is the First Real Video Game Mixtape” – Motherboard

[0:38:22] Micro-Postmortems
Christine Love’s summary – Twitter

[0:39:31] Outro