Welcome once again to you weekly dose of gaming goodness and on this week’s installment we shall be welcoming the co-founders of a fairly fresh development outfit that goes by the name of Endlessfluff Games, Carolina Moya and Kyron Ramsey. Endlessfluff has in the past created a few small games but really exploded on the scene last year with an expanded remake of their game Valdis Story: Abyssal City a Metriodvania adventure with an interesting emphasis on combat and indeed difficulty. I will not lie, this is one of the hardest Metriodvania titles I have ever played and this is one of those game where you going to need to learn the system of combat, blocking and magic if you wish to survive. Not to mention some of the best 2D visuals I have even seen. Our topic of discussion this week shall be a grand lamentation for the recently departed Irrational Games, makers of the excellent Bioshock and System Shock 2, we shall do the retrospective and also examine what this means for the industry at large. 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.