Following the exciting announcement that BBC Worldwide will be sponsoring The Wild Rumpus, 99 Coins invited IndieCade Festival Director Sam Roberts and Wild Rumpus co-founder Marie Foulston into the studio to talk about their live indie gaming events.
Guests: Marie Foulston - Co-Founder of The Wild Rumpus - Sam Roberts - Festival Director, IndieCade -
99 Coins Team: Ben Milsom – Host - Max Engel – Host - Mark Shaw – Producer/Editor -
With just a few days left in the year 99 Coins are joined by Honeyslug’s Ricky Haggett and indie developer Peter Silk to discuss their favourite indie titles of 2011.
You can find links to all the games discussed in this episode below. Check them out yourselves and let us know what you think on Twitter or at firstname.lastname@example.org 99 Coins Team: Ben Milsom – Host - @benmilsom Max Engel – Host - @8bitkid Mark Shaw – Producer/Editor - @marky
Guests: Ricky Haggett - Honeyslug & @KommanderKlobb Peter Silk - Surprised Man & @surplusgamer
Games and Links (alphabetical order):
Atom Zombie Smasher
Johann Sebastian Joust
Swords and Sworcery EP
The Dream Machine
Tri Tri Triobelisk
Where is My Heart?
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The first #indieVisibility Awards took place on Saturday 10th December in a busy pub in London. Indie developers from across the UK gathered to celebrate a year of successes, with just a little hint of British sarcasm.
We interviewed as many of the winners as we could, and asked them about their games and their awards (the prestigious golden teabag!). You can learn more about the winners and the games at the links provided below.
Have you got a game recommendation, comments or questions? Get in touch with us on Twitter at@99Coinsor email at99Coins@BBC.com.
For the second 99 Coins we’ve been on the road at MineCon, the Minecraft convention in Vegas. Catch up with the creators of Retro City Rampage, Octodad and Frozen Synapse who discuss their own games, the benefits of an active, supporting community and why Minecraft marks an important milestone for indies everywhere.
Have you got a game recommendation, comments or questions? Get in touch with us on Twitter at @99Coins or email at 99Coins@BBC.com. Guests:
Brian Provinciano –Founder of Vblank Entertainment - @BriProv
Philip Tibitoski – Programmer & Community Manager - Young Horses Inc - @ptibz
Patrick Owens – Owner of Super Earth Server - Vetyver
Paul Taylor – Joint Managing Director, Mode 7 Games - @mode7games
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Last night we went along to Soho to play Slingshot’s Hounded. A live-action chase game in which teams of players race to sniff their way to victory. Fortunately we were joined by indie games designer Peter Silk (@SurplusGamer) which all but guaranteed us victory.
As foxes our objective was to follow the scent trail of unlabeled pads sprayed with various scents and tied to lampposts. The titular Hounds were our enemies, armed with dogs their job was to track us down and steal our tails. Once a fox loses a tail he too becomes a Hound, and can help his teammates by ‘killing’ rival foxes.
Being in Soho, the rowdy crowds, impatient traffic and other non-Hounded smells made keeping track of scents a thrilling challenge. Being chased by actual dogs is terrifying, and in turn getting to chase other proper grownups around London once you’d become a Hound was amazing.
Did our impromptu pub interview turn out OK? Did we win? Look out for more on Hounded in the next episode of 99 Coins where all will be revealed.
For the first ever episode of 99 Coins we are joined by Honeyslug’s Ricky Haggett and Size Five Games’ Dan Marshall to discuss what we mean by indie games, why we’re so excited about them and why you should be too.
We also cover phsyics-based classic Armadillo Run and plenty of GameCity antics including Phil Fish’s Fez-womb and a run down on two non-video-videogames - Johann Sebastian Joust and Cat On Yer Head!
Have you got a game recommendation, comments of questions? Then get in touch with us on Twitter at @99Coins or email at 99Coins@BBC.com.