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Welcome to the Gaming Blender Podcast, the Game Design podcast where hosts Matt and Scott combine random game genres and elements to create exciting hypothetical games. Join us on a creative journey as we blend puzzle-solving with action-adventure, strategy with role-playing, and more. Each episode takes you through our process, discussing gameplay mechanics, captivating storylines, and immersive worlds. Whether you're a gaming enthusiast or a budding developer, our podcast offers endless in ...
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! In this episode, Matt and Guest Star Pete discuss the recent gaming showcases by Sony and Xbox. They also generate ideas for a real-time strategy game with a career mode and survival mechanics. They explore the possibility of creating a satirical game about hedge fund managers, where players h…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! The conversation features a unique game design challenge where the host, Matt, is tasked with creating four different games in 20 minutes each. The games are designed on the spot, with randomized genres, mechanics, and narratives. Each game presents a creative and imaginative approach to game …
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! In this episode of the Gaming Blender podcast, Matt and special guest Tom discuss the importance of narrative in video games. They explore the challenges of creating compelling narratives and the impact of player choices on storytelling. They also brainstorm a game concept that combines puzzle…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! In this episode of the Gaming Blender, Scott and Matthew discuss their gaming experiences and delve into the concept of creating a new video game. They explore the challenges of managing a gaming backlog and the fear of missing out on playing certain games. The main theme of the conversation r…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! In this episode of The Gaming Blender, Matt and Scott discuss the concept of an open-world physics-based crafting game. They imagine a game where players take on the role of an architect or mason in different historical eras, tasked with building grand structures using basic materials and tech…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Welcome back to The Gaming Blender. For week's game we unveil the hypothetical hilarity of Contractors Are Us, a battle royale game set in the ruthless city of Third-Party-Topia, where businesses claw for survival. Imagine running a company that's jack-of-all-trades, master of none, taking on …
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Hey, game aficionados, fear not—we have returned, and the Game Blender is whirring away once more. So how about a side of steampunk chariot racing game, where your decisions and disasters echo through a dystopian world? Gear up for a wild ride as we concoct game worlds where innovation is king…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Strap on your overalls, folks, because we're pitching a strategic farming game that's not just about planting seeds, but also planting the seeds of an empire. Picture fortifying your homestead, reviving an ancient colony, and juggling the challenges of diplomacy and defence. We dream up a stea…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Fasten your seatbelts for a high-octane brainstorming session, where we ditch the typical MMO fare for a wild ride featuring vehicle-based gameplay and an assassin targeting mechanics. Scott and I conjure up a universe where strategic target selection meets the thrill of the chase. We chart a …
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! It's official, we've lost our minds. Picture an open-world sandbox where you search for love while dodging the ever-looming threat of permadeath. We craft a narrative of forbidden love and survival, where every shadowy alley could lead to eternity or end it. So, plug in your headphones, and le…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Ever wondered how it feels to step into the shoes of gaming's most notorious villains? Well, folks, that's exactly where Scott and I kick off the New Year at the Gaming Blender – pondering what it would be like to design a horror game where you are the ghost! Now, picture yourself as a mischie…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Ever wonder what it takes to navigate the perilous pitfalls of game development or how a seemingly promising title can nosedive into oblivion? Scott and I sure did. This new episode starts with the cautionary tale of 'The Day Before,' a game that promised the moon but barely lifted off. Next, …
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Picture this: a detective game that's chock-full of intricate puzzles, forensics, and serial killer chase sequences. Yes, you heard us right! We discuss an intriguing concept where the player juggles solving a murder case while evading a determined killer - imagine trying to crack a case with …
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Promises of grand gaming adventures and intriguing insights, that's what awaits you in this week's episode of the Gaming Blender! It's a warm reunion as your hosts, Scott and Matthew discuss the intricacies of the Game Awards nominations. Uncover our thoughts on the Game of the Year contenders…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! This week with our very special guest Best Guest we find out what happens when Football Manager tactics collide with asymmetrical multiplayer? How do you create a compelling narrative around a blob? Have a listen as we put together this week's hypothetical game which results in laughs, cool ne…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Get ready to embark on an exciting journey into the expansive universe of esports and gaming with our friend and special guest, Gareth. We promise you an enriching conversation that not only breaks down the rising prominence of esports in mainstream media but also delves deep into the responsi…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Join us as we engage in an intriguing conversation with our guest Pete, a familiar voice from the Miskatonic Playhouse podcast, as we put on our creative caps and brainstorm a unique game concept blending a platformer genre with elements of tactical management, a career mode, and mobile gaming…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Ready to dive into the digital realm of multiplayer gaming? We're Matt and Scott, your hosts for this episode of The Gaming Blender, inviting you to join us on a fascinating journey through our shared love for sandbox spaces and universe explorations in No Man's Sky. However, we don't just sto…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Are you ready to journey through the universe of game development with Scott and Matt? This episode promises a thrilling exploration of the gaming cosmos, beginning with the recent release of Starfield and its comparison with Baldur's Gate 3. We navigate through the nebula of online reactions …
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Ready to level up your gaming knowledge? Matthew and I boldly envision a horror game featuring an asymmetrical multiplayer system, inspired by elements like Dark Souls bonfires. Additionally, we delve into the power of narrative in horror games and the bone-chilling impact of first-person play…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Ever wonder how it feels to get totally immersed in a gaming world like Baldur's Gate 3 or experience hilarious mishaps in Railroads Online? These are the rich gaming exploits we're sharing with you today. Scott, having logged 25 hours in the intricacies of Baldur's Gate 3, and Matt, with his …
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Ever found yourself stuck in a digital puzzle game, feeling like you've just been let down by you supposed 'partner'? That's exactly what Matthew and I are here to chat about - the fascinating world of gaming, our favourite moments, and the addictive charm of a hypothetical AI inspired co-op p…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Ever wondered how hilarious it would be to design a video game based on wedding planning? Tune in to this week's episode of Gaming Blender where Scott and I, your co-hosts, bring our wild imagination to the stage. We don't stop at just imagination. We're taking it a notch higher as we conceptu…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! We kick things off discussing our excitement for this year's slate of video games, including Spider-Man 2, Miles Morales, and most notably, Bethesda's Starfield. Our hearts are racing for this one, despite Bethesda's infamy for introducing glitches in their games. But believe it or not, these …
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! What would happen if you combined city-building gameplay with horror elements and a dash of humor? Join us on the Gaming Blender as we tackle a listener's challenge and brainstorm our own unique game concept. We'll navigate the post-apocalyptic world of city planning, mutated creatures, and th…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Ever wondered how blending genres could create the ultimate gaming experience? This week, we tackle the disappointment surrounding the Lord of the Rings game, Gollum, and discuss how it could have been saved with more interactive choices and better user interfaces. We also debate the best ways…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! After Matt's fun time away trying to drive blindfolded we're back with a new and exiting episode. This time we take on base management games and we do what any normal person would to spice things up. We set it IN SPACE! Unfortunately we also have to throw in Episodic story telling which does p…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Join Scott and Matt in an electrifying episode of "The Gaming Blender" where they craft a hypothetical survival platformer with Bowser as the unlikely hero. They explore the challenges Bowser would face, design immersive levels and discuss the evolution of his character. Dive into the world of…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! This week takes us down the perilous rabbit hole of loot boxes but Scott thinks he can make it so they don't make us feel ill. But can we make them work with Dark Souls bonfires and Asymmetrical multiplayer? Well you're going to have to listen to find out! Thanks for listening and please leave…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Good news everyone, Scott has returned. This week features the debut of our new video podcast so please head to YouTube to see our lovely faces (link below). This week it's shooter time! We're given the straightforward task of making a roguelike shooter with squad management. Sounds easy right…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Good news everyone............ Pete's back. He's come back for another go and this time he regrets it. With one fell swoop he ends up with an Action Adventure, Ultimate Team Spreadsheet manager. How will he be able to make a hypothetical game out of this one? Thanks for listening and please le…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Time for a guest on the podcast I think. This week we have Pete from the Miskatonic Playhouse podcast who dives right into some game creation. What happens when you combine Football Manager, Dark Souls and Warcraft? Well you're about to find out! Thanks for listening and please leave us a revi…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! It's time to shake things up. This week we take on the Horror genre. A personal favourite of Scott's and the Stuff of nightmares for Matt. Well at least you'll be playing it Co-Op with a friend..... provided they aren't eaten alive by giant spiders of course. Thanks for listening and please le…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! It's movie tie in time! This week throws a couple of unexpected twists. A genre that Matt loves and a mechanic that Scott hates! Listen as we dive into the Marvel Multiverse to design our very own hypothetical Marvel game that would go alongside the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! This week it's time to get multiplayer! Scott and Matt take on a game with a little bit of survival and crafting but set in the brave new world where other players are both your biggest threat and your strongest allies! Thanks for listening and please leave us a review and subscribe if you enj…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! This episode sees two of the most popular genres collide - Shooters and Sports Ultimate team. The result is a game with endless customisation and a story about what it means to be alive. Yes this episode went quite deep.... Thanks for listening and please leave us a review and subscribe if you…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Happy New Year to all. Scott and Matt are back for 2023 with a wonderful Real Time Strategy episode that sprinkles in a little Dark Souls, a little Ubisoft and just enough Dwarves to make a quality City Builder. Thanks for listening and please leave us a review and subscribe if you enjoyed it.…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Merry Christmas to you all! In celebration of this festive time of year lady luck decides to give us the worst combination of a Battle Royal, Hardcore Simulation Walking Simulator. Sounds like a combo that really shouldn't work right? Spoiler alert: Well yes and no...... Thanks for listening a…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! We're back and with an extra long episode! This time Scott and Matt return with renewed energy and take on motion controls but in a roguelike. Well doesn't that sound like an interesting episode........ Thanks for listening and please leave us a review and subscribe if you enjoyed it. It reall…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Not a full episode but a quick apology for the lack of one. We'll be back next week! Thanks for listening and please leave us a review and subscribe if you enjoyed it. It really helps us out. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-gaming-blender/id1597738101 Also please get in touch with us…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Every been playing Mario Party and wanted it to be more like Dark Souls? Have we got the hypothetical game for you! Welcome to the Golden City puzzle game where you have to escort linguists and archaeologists through a maze of deadly traps, potentially losing all of them along the way. It's br…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! This week things get turned on their head as Matt decides he wants to choose the numbers! Sadly his choices lead to a motion controls hero shooter and also Scott doesn't manage to get a word in ....... Thanks for listening and please leave us a review and subscribe if you enjoyed it. It really…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! For our 24th episode (hasn't time flown) we're going for a fully choice based, open world, one on one fighting game! We go back to our Roman Empire roots and re-create the one true one on one fighting game - The Gladiatorial Arena! Thanks for listening and please leave us a review and subscrib…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! This week Scott and Matt Ascend to new heights with their platformer with random elements. They even throw ubisoft towers in there too just because who doesn't love them. Thanks for listening and please leave us a review and subscribe if you enjoyed it. It really helps us out. https://podcasts…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Time for our most mature game - Felix. This is a Walking Simulator with RPG and Ultimate team elements. Prepare to be in floods of tears as you assemble a team of your childhood toys whilst you slowly lose your childhood innocence. We said it would be mature! Have a listen and if you like it p…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! This week gets hardcore. Scott and Matt take the MMO video game genre and try to blend together hardcore simulation (e.g Train / Flight Simulator) with extreme difficulty (e.g. Dark Souls). What comes out the other side is a challenging sailing MMO with a narrative based on global warming. Har…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! Time for Scott and Matt to create a video game that balances RPG systems, Metroidvania exploration and Tactics. The results are truly divine! Have a listen and if you like it please leave a review and subscribe. As always thanks for listening! Thanks for listening and please leave us a review …
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! This week prepare for some action adventure but the stealthy kind. Can you make a stealth game with a full blown career mode? Well Scott and Matt are about to find out! Thanks for listening and please leave us a review and subscribe if you enjoyed it. It really helps us out. https://podcasts.a…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! It's puzzle time this week as Scott and Matt try and get a handle on the nemesis system in a party game. Sounds like it would be tough right? Well yes, yes it was.... Thanks for listening and please leave us a review and subscribe if you enjoyed it. It really helps us out. https://podcasts.app…
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Fancy setting us a gaming challenge? Get in touch here! This week gets scary as we try and craft a horror game with base building elements and crowbar that all into a First Person Shooter style multiplayer. Will it work? Well listen and find out! Thanks for listening and please leave us a review and subscribe if you enjoyed it. It really helps us o…
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