Greetings loyal listeners and once again welcome to your weekly vertical slice of gaming goodness and geek culture. Before we get to the promo proceedings this week, I am proud to announce for your listeners who have Android devices, you can finally listen to Fragments of Silicon on said device via the PodcastAddict app which is linked down in the usual mess of plugs. Indeed, we have tested this app out on both Android phones and tablets and it works perfectly. We understand this is not a native solution but the day that either the Google Play or Amazon App stores allow for podcasts like iTunes does is the day we will look into doing that. Anyway, this week on the program, we shall be welcoming a veteran of the video games industry with over a decade of experience who a few years ago went indie in order to make the kind of games he wanted to make, Mo Broots of Gamesbymo. Currently he is working on a retro-styled combination of metroidvania and shump and remind me quite a bit of the seminal Cave Story, a game called ANNE. Our topic of discussion this week shall be about the Alien franchise and not only its stack of games, including the recently released Alien: Isolation but also its influence on the industry as a whole. As always be sure to tune into the program live on Talkshoe this Thursday at 10:00 PM EST/7:00 PM PST or if you miss the show be sure to download from Talkshoe or iTunes. Also be sure to join our newly formed Steam Group linked below.
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.