Greetings once again and welcome to your vertical slice of gaming goodness and geek culture in which should be the last Wednesday broadcast for the time being. Indeed as mentioned before the show is moving to Thursdays at 10:00 PM EDT/7:00 PDT so that we can be in alignment with our executive producer’s schedule. It shall also be noted that during this time Fragments of Silicon staffers Keith W and NakaTeleeli will be on hiatus due to clashes with their schedules. We do hope that this situation is temporary and we can have a full cast back in the near future. More details on that as the situation evolves.
Our guest this week is Benjamin Crocker, the head of another of this new generation of indie developers, the Orlando based Hapa Games. This bit of new blood recently released their first game, a rather curious fusion of brawler and rougelike, done in a very distinct and abstract graphical style. The game is called Ascendant and it being part of the rougelike family, it does not play around with difficulty and indeed it does have permadeath. Our topic of discussion this week will be about Minecraft, from its humble beginnings to its present juggernaut status to its future with Microsoft. 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.