017: Room Full of Garfields (featuring John Kane from Gritfish)

Ben and Trevor are joined by John Kane from Gritfish for a very adventure game heavy episode – we brainstorm a Thimbleweed Park inspired murder mystery set at a comic book convention in an alternate universe where Garfield is the ultimate in pop culture, a beehive simulator controlled entirely through dance, a game where you control a chicken and her egg simultaneously, an 80s themed RPG set in a world divided into musical genres narrated by Weird Al Yankovic, and we reimagine Gritfish’s Mallow Drops as a punishing platformer where you play a suicidal s’more to be.

Click Pitch:

  • Men Highlighting Chain
  • Crossing Hatching Fond
  • Worse Imperialist Owner
  • Beehive Signing Explanation
  • Silversmith Scheduling Agony
  • Sailor Detective Exhibition
  • Synthesis Seal Harp

Reimagined: Mallow Drops by Gritfish Games

John’s Links
John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gritfish
Gritfish on the web: http://www.gritfish.net/
Mallow Drops on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/381340
Mallow Drops on the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id969845330
Killing Time at Lightspeed on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/380660

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016: Veronica Fizzlesticks: Wizard Lawyer (featuring Laura Voss from Harmonious Games)

This week Laura Voss, Creative Director at Harmonious Games joined Ben and Trevor in the Click Pitch hot seat. We ruminate on waffle decorum and pancake physics, spy on drunks hiding in futuristic speakeasies, handle divorce cases between giants and dwarves, build a technologically advanced mole colony to efficiently steal carrots, and consider a Fresh Prince of Bel Air platforming game. Plus we throw a few ideas around in an attempt to reimagine Harmonious Games’ latest release Putty Pals, resulting in a VR action extravaganza.

Click Pitch

  • Prohibition Telescope Rule
  • Waffle Group Decorum
  • Minimalist Haunt Variety
  • Raining Blemish Mole
  • Fresh Platform Culmination
  • Prosecute Local Separating
  • Garble Craft Jest

Reimagined: Putty Pals by Harmonious Games

Laura’s Links:

Laura on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LCVoss
Putty Pals on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/489110/
Harmonious Games on Twitter: https://twitter.com/harmoniousgames
Harmonious Games on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarmoniousGames
Harmonious Games website: http://harmoniousgames.com/

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015: Crosswalk Battlefield: Advertising Edition (featuring Kamina Vincent from Mountains)

This week on Bit Storm (new name!): Kamina Vincent, producer at Mountains, helped us get political to make an Animal Farm inspired farm management game, a PolyBridge-esque restaurant automation game,  we won the heart and minds of the populace through well placed advertising and propaganda in Crosswalk Battlefield, and we did a remarkably accurate reimagining of What Remains of Edith Finch by Giant Sparrow. Plus a seasonally appropriate Easter adventure that ends in a bunny bloodbath. Who says games aren’t art?

Click Pitch

  • Approving Novel Originality
  • Horticulture Pasture Champion
  • Rectified Timid Hopping
  • Crosswalk Battlefield Advertisement
  • Stretch Cellist Archbishop
  • Waiting Creativity Trophy
  • Cornmeal Jog Glory
  • Psychotherapy Analytics Mystery
  • Henchmen Drunkard Amusement

Reimagined: What Remains of Edith Finch by Giant Sparrow

Kamina’s Links

Kamina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/spamoir
Mountains on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mountainsgames/
Mountains website: http://mountains.studio/
Mountains on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mountainsgames/

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014: Baby B-Ball (featuring Giselle Rosman from Hipster Whale)

Giselle Rosman of Hipster Whale, the Melbourne IGDA and the Global Game Jam is our guest this week, helping Ben and Trevor turn random prompts into games where babies play basketball, dogs have to pee their own landmarks, a wandering chaperone moves from school to school making sure there’s no funny business happening, and a ghost has to alter its environment to make sure everybody finds their soulmate. Finally, while reimagining Thimbleweed Park by Terrible Toybox we bring the time-honoured adventure game staple of pixel hunting into the VR space – I can hear Ron Gilbert’s facepalm from here.

Click Pitch

  • Wandering Carved Chaperone
  • Satirizing Cheese Confiscation
  • Placard Creek Pattern
  • Fade Concealing Displacement
  • Travelling Dribbling Swish
  • Introvert Concoction Notification
  • Retracing Cozy Warmth
  • Custard Hurdling Canvass

Reimagined: Thimbleweed Park by Terrible Toybox

Giselle’s Links:

Giselle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jazzrozz
Global Game Jam: http://globalgamejam.org/
IGDA Melbourne Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/igdam/
Hipster Whale: http://hipsterwhale.com/

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013: Punch Stuff Until The Magic Happens (featuring Andrew Natoli from The Inconsolables)

Co-host of The Inconsolables Andrew Natoli joins Trevor and Ben for a spicy good time! Game pitches this week include the new Hogwarts adventures of Fiddler and Louse, the tribulations of raising a baby mech alongside your human children, the son of God as a limo driver, and we reimagine Atlus’s Persona 5 as a clone filled action brawler mixed with a bit of Banjo-Kazooie. Oh, plus sentient spice jars riding T-bone steaks, because that’s how we roll.

Click Pitch

  • Potter Louse Fiddler
  • Parakeet Springtime Coldness
  • Articulation Waist Ingratitude
  • Taper Fertilizer Meekness
  • Warring Paprika Rodeo
  • Fern Peel Kilogram
  • Seniority Limousine Stigmata

Reimagined: Persona 5 by Atlus

Andrew’s Links:

Andrew on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kalgar
The Inconsolables on :
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inconsolablespodcast/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/InconsolablesAU
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/inconsolables
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-inconsolables
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-inconsoleables/id1157250999?mt=2

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012: Rex Hunt: The Fisher King (featuring Mitch Loh)

Ben and Trevor are joined this week by Mitch Loh from the Pixel Sift podcast! We find ourselves in some familiar Lame Storming territory with games set at funerals and involving people in mascot suits – you’ll have to listen to find out if that’s one game idea or two. We make countless references to B-grade Australian celebrities in a telethon simulation game, and reimagine Horizon: Zero Dawn as a mashup of every Vin Diesel movie ever made.

Click Pitch

  • Miniature Album Tab
  • Misreading Kissing Invitation
  • Bust Analog Drool
  • Pledge Recycling Requirement
  • Hollow Kingfisher Dropping
  • Raising Written Ammonia

Mitch’s Links

Mitch on Twitter: https://twitter.com/six4T3
Pixel Sift website: https://pixelsift.com.au/
Pixel Sift on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/pixel-sift/id1043812386?mt=2
Pixel Sift on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pixelsift
Pixel Sift on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixelSift/

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011: Competitive Ornithology (featuring Pete Curulli)

Pete Curulli from the fantastic Game On Australia podcast joins Ben and Trevor this week in a cavalcade of potty humour and Star Wars jokes. We discover the new ARG for Blizzard’s next Overwatch character reveal, re-invent the meaning of ‘Season Pass’, come up with a bird based MOBA, challenge theme park mascots to hold their pee and re-imagine The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as a fart based game made beautiful by Team Ico . Don’t lose any of that StinkMass™!

Click Pitch

  • Straight Carcass Dwell
  • Scour Blacking Interpretation
  • Infringe Search Precipitate
  • Urinated Mascot Hope
  • Saw Prank Pastime
  • Doze Package Destroyer
  • Ornithologist Friend Crouch
  • Pasture Chimp *Pfffftht*
  • Breath of the Wild Reimagined

Pete’s Social Media

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010: Miami Noir (featuring Gustav Seymore)

With the help of Gustav Seymore from Lost Goblin, Trevor and Ben take this week’s prompts and turn them into management games involving valet parking, high school relationships and sentient hams, as well as an action adventure game starring a bright and shiny shorts wearing detective, a dark and twisted movie making game and an alternate version of Lost Goblin’s ‘Goblins of Elderstone’ with an elderly protagonist summoning goblins.

Click Pitch

  • Circuitry Ham Reporting
  • Personnel Age Moment
  • Upside Self Redundancy
  • Handball Graph Estimate
  • Storing Burst Cars
  • Yellow Detective Shorts
  • Movie Length Imprisonment

Gustav’s Projects and Social Media
Goblins of Elderstone on Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1479865732/goblins-of-elderstone-the-goblin-tribe-simulator
Lost Goblin Website – http://www.lostgoblin.com
Twitter – https://twitter.com/lostgoblin
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lostgoblin/

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009: Waves Waves Waves (featuring Inge Berman)

Game artist Inge Berman from S1T2 surfs into our special Global Game Jam episode, using this year’s theme of ‘waves’ to buoy our imaginations! The result is wet and foamy, as we invent a VR game starring a dendrophobic lumberjack (with a sweet double axe attack), a meditation game using Nintendo’s Wii Fiit Board and Viiitality sensor, and we reinvent Inge’s game Kept as a stationery hoarding game with a gnomish protagonist.

Click Pitch

  • Advise Pedestrian Waves
  • Declaring Axe Bark
  • Carrying Enterprise Impulse
  • Move Ambiguity Mod
  • Glowing Figure Waves
  • Overlap Compare
  • Average Writer Delay

Inge’s Project Links
S1T2 – s1t2.com.au
Kept – keptgame.com

Inge’s Social Media
S1T2 (Facebook) – facebook.com/S1T2creative
S1T2 (Twitter) – @s1t2
Kept (Twitter) – @keptvr
Kept (Instagram) – instagram.com/keptvr/
Twitter – @ingechu

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008: Vince McMahon’s Testify (featuring Justine Colla)

Community lead and co-founder of Alta, Justine Colla, joins us this week to invent games about chatting with anthropomorphic ledges, hypnotizing restaurant patrons to get better tips, and giant wrestling goddesses. It’s clobberin’ time! (That’s a wrestling thing, right?)

Click Pitch

  • Terrorising Goddess Characteristic
  • Circumvent Misunderstood Ledge
  • Living Remission Magnetising
  • Physical Barbarian Testify
  • Channeled Suburban Bending
  • Kneel Mesmerised Waitress
  • Betide Affiliate Parchment
  • Engorged Timekeeper Snob
  • Syllabafying Splintering Thunderbolt
  • Disarrange Thermal Clapper

Justine’s Project Links
Alta – altavr.io
Township Tale – towshiptale.com

Justine’s Social Media
Alta (Facebook) – facebook.com/altavr/
Alta (Twitter) – @RealAlta
A Township Tale – @townshiptale
Twitter – @pastasauca

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