Pursuing Pixels
Interview Episode — w/ Lewmoth

Interview Episode — w/ Lewmoth

October 25, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We're breaking the formula a bit this week, as we had the pleasure to sit down with Lewmoth, a game composer & sound designer who's worked on a number incredible indie games—with even more still in the works.

We had already played stuff like Lianthus & Control Co., but Lewmoth has worked on an incredibly wide variety of games, as well as within many different musical styles & genres. 

We'll be back with a normal episode next week, but we're looking forward to lining up some more guest interviews in the future.  Stay tuned!

 

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075 - It’s in High-Definition Now

075 - It’s in High-Definition Now

October 19, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  This week, we're finally getting into some of the recently released heavy-hitters on Nintendo Switch, starting things off with a discussion on Super Mario 3D All-Stars.  Continuing the Mario celebration, John checks out Mario's Super Picross, which recently came to North America for the first time via Nintendo Switch Online.

From there, Kevin highlights Guardian Sphere and a few other indie gems from a team of brothers, Pixel-boy & AAA.  He also gets his first taste of a Project Touhou game & is really digging the insanity that is Touhou: Luna Nights.

DJ follows up on his brief DOOM: Eternal experience from a few weeks ago now that he's polished it off and he loved it from start to finish!  We stick around in Hell for the rest of the episode, as we're all still trying to escape from Hades, the recently released action roguelike from Supergiant Games—well, all of us except for DJ!

 

Discussed:

Super Mario 3D All-Stars  -  00:01:07

Mario's Super Picross  -  00:10:02

Guardian Sphere  - 00:13:45

Touhou: Luna Nights  -  00:18:01

DOOM: Eternal  -  00:22:13

Hades  -  00:26:35

 

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074 - This is My Comfort Food

074 - This is My Comfort Food

October 11, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  Kevin's been gushing about New Super Lucky's Tale like crazy lately, so Randall & Tina booted it up this week to plow through a few more levels; once again, thanks to Xbox Game Pass

Speaking of Game Pass, Randall & Kevin are loving the retro-arcade vibes of Hotshot Racing, which hearkens back to SEGA's best low-poly arcade racers, Outrun & Virtua Racing.

After that, DJ & Kevin dig deep into a couple of turn-based roguelikes, starting with Invisible, Inc., just before Kevin's PS Plus subscription expires.  After that, we finally get around to discussing Haque from Kevin Cole & the rest of the team at SuperTry Studios.

Randall & Kevin close us out with a commitment to play & discuss The Gardens Between in the near future, once again thanks to our Xbox Game Pass subscriptions.

 

Discussed:

New Super Lucky's Tale -  00:01:55

Hotshot Racing  -  00:09:39

Invisible, Inc. -  00:17:40

Haque  -  00:30:18

Syncing up on Xbox Game Pass  -  00:46:04

 

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073 - I’m In My Mid-30s With A Family…

073 - I’m In My Mid-30s With A Family…

October 5, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  DJ kicks us off this week with a trifecta of games that he's been playing since we chatted last.  He's conquered Civilization VI from virtually every angle, earned a victory in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and started up DOOM: Eternal—and he's encouraging us all to check it out!

Speaking of conquering games, Randall finally wraps up Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom and shares a few general metroidvania thoughts after seeing the credits roll!  And now that Monster Boy is wrapped up, he's hopping back on the board for some more Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 HD.

John scooped up inbento from Afterburn games right before we started recording and got sucked into the clever puzzle mechanics, wordless storytelling, & super cute aesthetics.

Kevin closes things out with Indivisible, a sidescrolling platformer with turn-based combat that draws close comparisons to the Mario & Luigi series of RPGs on Nintendo's handheld consoles.

 

Discussed:

Civilization VI  -  00:01:55

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds  -  00:06:42

DOOM: Eternal  -  00:10:04

Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom  -  00:13:15

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 HD  -  00:17:50

inbento  -  00:24:04

Indivisible  -  00:33:30

 

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072 - Factory Sealed, Baby!

072 - Factory Sealed, Baby!

September 27, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We've got a full house again this week and we kick things off with our recent Fall Guys burnout—after DJ wins 30+ crowns?!?!

Kevin's highlights a couple of retro inspired indie games: [Speer] is an incredibly crafty single-screen platformer & Out of Ammo is a break 'em up inspired by ZeroRanger.

John & DJ were squeezing in some Civilization VI before recording last week and they dig into their specific playstyles while trying to convince Randall & Kevin to boot up their copies.

After finishing New Super Lucky's Tale, Kevin has an answer to Randall's question as to where it ranks among the best of the best 3D platformers...

We close things out with a discussion of our general video game buying & collecting habits these days, versus the convenience and value of digital downloads & subscription services.

 

Discussed:

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout  -  00:01:04

[Speer]  -  00:05:34

Out of Ammo  -  00:09:07

Civilization VI  -  00:12:56

New Super Lucky's Tale  -  00:28:15

Physical Copies // Digital Downloads  - 00:32:37

 

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071 - No Particular Order!!!

071 - No Particular Order!!!

September 21, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels...and welcome back DJ!  He's certainly been playing his fair share of games since he's last been on the show, and he kicks us off with a debriefing of everything he's polished off in the last six months.

After that, DJ & John take a deeper dive into Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, specifically highlighting some of the game's 'extra' modes.  Randall keeps us in the metroidvania realm a little longer, as he nears the end of Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom.

Kevin finally gets around to checking out The Messenger, which DJ praised on the podcast a while back, and he's been harping on the rest of us to play it ever since. 

We also gave Sea Salt another try after having some technical issues a few weeks back, and are happy to report that it was smooth sailing after reinstalling the game—and the game is still awesome!

 

Discussed:

'Whatcha been playing, Deej?'  -  00:02:04

-----> Zombi(U)  -  00:07:04

-----> Outlast 2  -  00:10:23

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night  -  00:12:39

Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom  -  00:28:31

The Messenger  -  00:34:09

Sea Salt  -  00:39:00

 

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070 - Has LeBron Gotten the Double Jump Yet?

070 - Has LeBron Gotten the Double Jump Yet?

September 14, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We've got a trio of metroidvanias on the docket this week, but before we get to that, John dusts off Rune Factory 4 in an effort to achieve some feeling of progress.

Speaking of progress, Randall's still chipping away at Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom and now has Kevin along for the adventure!  John is looking for his next Metroid Prime fix and starts up Journey to the Savage Planet, but it's off to an iffy start.  Kevin gives Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight a second chance, and this time gets sucked right into its mysterious world.

Randall takes us back to the hardwood once again, and this time digs into some of the WNBA modes & features that were added to NBA2K20.

 

Discussed:

Rune Factory 4  -  00:01:45

Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom  -  00:05:23

Journey to the Savage Planet  -  00:15:05

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight  -  00:22:26

NBA2K20 (WNBA)  -  00:27:25

 

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069 - A Lotta Bit More

069 - A Lotta Bit More

September 6, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  Randall & Kevin kick things off this week with their first impressions of the new Battletoads game.  From there, we talk about a trifecta of games that were both announced & released during the most recent Nintendo Switch Indie World Showcase:

John journeys into the infinitely-repeating landscapes of Manifold Garden, Kevin scratches the surface of the waters in Spiritfarer, and Randall gives us his thoughts on the wonderfully charming A Short Hike.

Kevin closes things out with New Super Lucky's Tale and places it alongside the 3D platforming greats of the N64 heyday!

 

Discussed:

Battletoads  -  00:01:29

Manifold Garden  -  00:19:59

Spiritfarer  -  00:18:35

A Short Hike  -  00:26:04

New Super Lucky's Tale  -  00:31:57

 

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068 - Y2K-Style

068 - Y2K-Style

September 6, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  Kevin kicks things off with a quick update on Bad North & Kingdom: Two Crowns—a couple of roguelike strategy games that are incredibly tough to put down!

Randall checks out the new demo for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater: 1+2, and we cannot wait to get out hands on the full release!  John sticks to the extreme sports, and follows things up with Snowboarding: The Next Phase.

Kevin & John are absolutely enamored with A Short Hike, and we try our absolute best to keep it *spoiler free* for Randall's sake.  Kevin closes us out with Lianthus, a top-down, psuedo-3D, adventure game that you absolutely need to check out!

 

Discussed:

Bad North: Jotunn Edition  -  00:01:14

Kingdom: Two Crowns  -  00:02:13

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2:  -  00:04:17

Snowboarding: The Next Phase  -  00:12:10

A Short Hike - 00:18:10

Lianthus - 00:27:37

 

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067 - 36 Minutes of Despair

067 - 36 Minutes of Despair

August 24, 2020

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We're getting straight to the point this week, and keeping things short and sweet.

Kevin kicks things off with the demo for Akurra, an upcoming Game Boy Color-inspired puzzle adventure.  He wraps up the episode with yet another demo for Emuurom, an upcoming game for the TIC-80 fantasy console.

Before we get to that, John discusses the Picross S trilogy of games on Nintendo Switch, and is on the hunt for the next innovation to the nonogram formula.  And Randall is still chipping away at Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom—and he's still raving about it!  We'll be playing this one for a while.

 

Discussed:

Akurra  -  00:01:39

Monster Boy & The Cursed Kingdom  -  00:08:36

Picross S series  -  00:16:21

Emuurom  -  00:26:27

 

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