Mage Cast

#039 - "This Is The Sound A Hovercraft Makes" (VVVVVV)

January 13, 2020 Little Fella Media Season 2 Episode 39
Mage Cast
#039 - "This Is The Sound A Hovercraft Makes" (VVVVVV)
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Mage Cast
#039 - "This Is The Sound A Hovercraft Makes" (VVVVVV)
Jan 13, 2020 Season 2 Episode 39
Little Fella Media

Welcome to the lost episode of MAGE CAST... All the way from the land where women glow and men plunder comes Patrick Arthur, my special guest for this episode. We'll talk about how VVVVVV took inspiration from the Commodore 64 and how to pronounce the title, as well as discuss limitations from big budgets, the indie scene and trends developing over time, our favorite indies, the problem of discoverability for games, what makes VVVVVV stand out, platforming without jumping, room names, the game's challenges, accessibility vs difficulty and how to avoid ad hominem when talking about tough games, the beauty of a simple premise, learning your colors and the sad elephant.

Links:
thewellredmage.com/2017/11/25/vvvvvv/
thewellredmage.com/2018/09/02/asking-big-questions-011-is-game-quality-improving/
thewellredmage.com/category/magipedia
normalhappenings.com/
rspodcast.net/
Patreon: patreon.com/thewellredmage
Merch: teepublic.com/stores/thewellredmage?ref_id=10322
Guest: @retpodcast

Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/thewellredmage)

Show Notes

Welcome to the lost episode of MAGE CAST... All the way from the land where women glow and men plunder comes Patrick Arthur, my special guest for this episode. We'll talk about how VVVVVV took inspiration from the Commodore 64 and how to pronounce the title, as well as discuss limitations from big budgets, the indie scene and trends developing over time, our favorite indies, the problem of discoverability for games, what makes VVVVVV stand out, platforming without jumping, room names, the game's challenges, accessibility vs difficulty and how to avoid ad hominem when talking about tough games, the beauty of a simple premise, learning your colors and the sad elephant.

Links:
thewellredmage.com/2017/11/25/vvvvvv/
thewellredmage.com/2018/09/02/asking-big-questions-011-is-game-quality-improving/
thewellredmage.com/category/magipedia
normalhappenings.com/
rspodcast.net/
Patreon: patreon.com/thewellredmage
Merch: teepublic.com/stores/thewellredmage?ref_id=10322
Guest: @retpodcast

Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/thewellredmage)