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ABTS-065: Blacksea Odyssey Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview the team responsible for the upcoming game Blacksea Odyssey! We talk about the various influences, challenges during the development process, and also get advice for aspiring game developers!

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Blacksea Odyssey Website
Twitter
Facebook
Twitch

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ABTS-048: Feist Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview the developers of the highly anticipated game Feist: Adrian Stutz and Florian Faller. We get the answers to whether or not there are any Easter eggs in game, as well as if there’s a chance of it coming to consoles!

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Feist Website
Feist on Steam
Feist Soundtrack on Bandcamp

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ABTS-030: O-Inari Origami Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview El (aka Vector) one of the creators of a unique indie platforming game O-Inari Origami. We also discuss a lot of Final Fantasy as well!

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O-inari Origami (download and play for free!)
Ludum Dare
Bren does a playthrough of O-inari Origami! Check out the video here!

I Was The Walrus:

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Contestants: El vs. Doug
Category 1: An unconventional weapon.
Round 1: Memories vs. Endless pool of lava
Category 2: What spirit-animal are you and what are you made of?
Round 2: Hedgehog made of yellow vs. Metal Dolphin (capable of flying)
Category 3: What Final Fantasy character do you choose to fight on your behalf? Revised: Tag team match
Round 3: Quistis + Eiko vs. Sephiroth + Vivi

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ABTS-026: Triangle Studios Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview the CEO of Triangle Studios, Remco de Rooij and discuss the various games that they have released including our personal favorite It Came From Space, And Ate Our Brains.

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Triangle Studios

Games:

It Came From Space And Ate Our Brains
Cross of the Dutchman

Doug playing Level 1 Block Hospital on INSANE Mode (video)

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ABTS-024: Lastronaut Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview the creators of the popular iOS game Lastronaut, Darrin Henein and Stephan Leroux. We discuss how their first game got over a million downloads in the first week and we also convince them both to play a round of IWTW!

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Lastronaut (Free iOS game)
TechCrunch article

I Was The Walrus:

The I Was The Walrus theme song is brought to you by DJ CutmanCheck out his SoundCloud here!

Contestants: Stephan vs. Darrin
Category 1: What fantasy (fictional) world would you want to live in?
Round 1: Hyrule vs. The Matrix
Category 2: Who is your video game gladiator (Pokemon)?
Round 2: Thrall vs. Booker DeWitt
Category 3: If you could pick any type of food to end world hunger, what would it be? 
Round 3: Cereal vs. Poutine
Tiebreaker Category: What genre of video games would you want your real life to be?
Round 4: Racing vs. World Builder

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ABTS-022: Curvin Huber Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug interviews one of his past game design professors, Curvin Huber, who has now moved on to work for one of the top gaming schools in the country: Becker College. We also get around to playing 10 Questions!

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Midnight Terrors (trailer)
Curvin’s Portfolio
Autodesk puts SoftImage to bed
Becker College ranks in top 10 for best game design schools!
Becker College website

10 Questions Recap:

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Category: Animated Feature Film
10. Is it a Pixar movie? Yes
9. Did it have a hot air balloon? No
8. Did it feature cars? No
7. Did it take place in the ocean? No
6. Did it involve superheros? No
5. Was it released within the last 2 years? No
4. Did it revolve around toys? No
3. Did it feature bugs? No
2. Is the main character a little robot? Yes
1. Guess: WALL·E
Answer: WALL·E