Welcome once again to your weekly does of gaming goodness. On this episode of Fragments of Silicon we once again resume the regular business of having guests from the far flung corners of the video game industry. This week we shall be welcoming the artistic co-founder of another fairly fresh faced indie developer. Arachnid Games was formed in 2012 and last year released its first title, the very curious genre mash-up of genres known as Ballpoint Universe Infinite. This title is a most interesting combination of side scrolling shooter and precision platformer done in a literal ballpoint pen doodling style. Our topic of discussion this week is going to be the Great Video Game Crash of 1983, the what, the how, the why the effects through time and could it happen again? As always be sure to tune into the program live on Talkshoe this Wednesday at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST or if you miss the show be sure to download from Talkshoe or iTunes.
Much like the gif file embedded above this here blog, a huge wave of feels washes over me after we conclude almost 5 years of my life on this podcast. It’s no secret that I have been feeling the burn of trying to do this program week after week while feeling that the show was bereft of the purpose that spawned it. I’ve spent the better part of a decade-and-a-half trying to monitize my online endeavors, and then, just when it seemed like we might make it, the rug was pulled again and again. But one thing was certain: without the interviews and that connection MSP gave me to my friends and colleagues in the jungle that is the Internet, I felt adrift at sea. So rather than prolong the agony, just to meet an arbitrary anniversary, I decided to end it. Gracefully. It’s time to move on to other things; other shows. With that in mind, I hope you’ll join us in May when we re-launch Up Late with Mace. I always found that little show to be more about what I have become and where my art has taken me than MSP of late. So it’s time to get back to that. We’ll see you on May 21.
Greetings loyal listeners, it has been quite a long while since I made a personal update to the blog here. About two years, ah well, better late then never. Anyway, so this ends a project I have been working on for a half a decade. It has been a wild ride and its ending fills me with a wide range of emotions. I am not one for long goodbyes so I thank everybody on the cast and all of the wonderful guests we have had. I look forward to seeing all of you in our next ventures.