Sometimes, the best games are the ones that are simple in game play but deceptively layered in strategy. This week, we talk with Doug Bass creator of Garden Dice which is one such game. He tells us about the creative process, finding community on Kickstarter, and what it’s like to see your dream come to fruition. Make sure to like Doug’s company website on Facebook, Meridae Games, so you can keep up to date with the expansion sets that are coming out for this great game. Also, at the end of the show I mention friends of mine, Rachael Richmond (age 11) and her dad, Bruce, who
Greetings, Gamers! Happy Friday! This is just a quick post to let you know about a few collaborations we’ve done here at Game on Girl and a change in our podcast posting schedule. First of all, I played some pretty lagtastic Orcs Must Die 2 with the fabulous Nananea! We planned on getting some gaming time together during her interview and it was great. It would have been even better if the Steam server wasn’t insisting on at least one of us being a pacifist, non-violent Orc lover. Not sure what that means? Guess you’ll have to watch the video and subcribe to her channel.
It occurred to me while speaking with Regina last week that I’ve never discussed what type of gamer I am by her codification on this site. Regina and Rhonda have their views on what type of gamer I am, and you can find those on episode 5 of the Game On Girl podcast. I would like to take a stab at it now. I’ll skip to the end right here. I believe I am all three in pretty equal measure. Here’s why: As a Self Player I tend to create avatars that have long hair and some form of facial hair like I do.
Tune in this week to hear me and Rhonda discuss our experiences in the Beta for Dungeons and Dragons Neverwinter, a new Free-To-Play MMO from Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios. We talk about character classes, graphics, and game play. This is Rhonda’s first MMO experience so listen to hear her inital impression. We have a couple of screen shots from the game here. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get shots of our own avatars because the beta run had finished by the time we tried to jump back in to catch them. But these give you a great idea of how beauty that is
Yesterday, I gave this to my Valentine: There’s been a lot of buzz lately around the internets about how geek women need to prove themselves, spawned by the idea that there are a large number of women faking their interest in geek culture now that it has gained a larger, more mainstream sense of acceptance. We discussed this on a podcast I recently appeared on (the episode isn’t up yet) but for the most part I’ve avoided this debate because, honestly, I think it’s completely bogus. But yesterday, after I surprised my Valentine with this Star Wars themed heart and I thought about the Star
What do an episode of Supernatural, Last Man Standing, and a female EA exec have in common? Listen to this episode to find out! This week marks the one anniversary of the Game on Girl podcast. A huge shout out to all our listeners for their support through our first year. We’re looking forward to what year two has to offer and hope you are, too. 🙂 Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda
Gamers, you may want to show your support for your chosen pastime by watching the Grammys this Sunday. Why? Because for the first time in history, the composer for a video game has been nominated for a major Grammy (officially, Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media). Which game? PS3’s interactive parable, Journey. The composer? Austin Wintory, a 28 year old Denver native who is now up against such musical luminaries as Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer and John Williams. Talk about unlocking an epic achievement! The music in video games has been eligible for the Grammys since 2000, yet other than a nomination for the instrumental arrangement of
The summer of 2011 I moved from my long time home of Vancouver, Washington. In the process I left behind several friends who are really like family to me: Regina being one of them; my friend Trevor being another. Trevor and I met within a couple of months of me first moving to Vancouver and we hit it off immediately. He is one of my oldest and dearest friends now. Truth be told, he is more like a brother. If you recall from my first appearance on the Game On Girl podcast, I often use online gaming to stay in contact with friends and family. This is
Have we got a show for you this week, dear listeners! Nananea, AKA The Skull Ninja, joins us to talk all things gaming, including Orcs Must Die 2, beating your brother at Mario Brothers, and the joys and heartaches of playing an MMO. If you don’t follow Nananea on Twitter, you really should. Trust me. She is awesome. FryedEgg as Backdraft & Nanaea as The Skull Ninja Until next time, game on! Regina & Rhonda