Geektown Radio 171: Insomnia 63 Gaming Festival Indie Game Developers, UK TV News & Air Dates!


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On the Geektown Radio podcast this week we have a little change from our usual tv and film people interviews. We've recently returned from a long weekend at the brilliant Insomnia 63 Gaming Festival, and had a chance to chat with a number of the indie game developers. We also have all the usual latest UK TV news, air date information.

The first developer we spoke to was Sole Survivor Games, the duo behind the wonderfully entertaining 'Honey, I Joined a Cult', which puts you in control of your own 1970s cult. The object is to build and expand your base, manage your resources, and generally make as much money out of your followers as humanly possible! We chatted with the guys, neither of whom have any background or experience in game development, about coming up with the concept, the obvious 'Prison Architect' inspiration (and more importantly, how it differs), and about risking quitting perfectly good jobs to put it all on the line and live their dream of developing a video game!

The second people we spoke with were Level Boss Games about their upcoming title 'Stuntfall'. In the game, you are a ragdoll stuntman on a green screen set filming a scene for any of 5 different themed films. Your task is to complete objectives to win points with the director. Singleplayer sees you play through a series of films utilising the game's mechanics to complete each scene, whereas multiplayer is focused on the more competitive aspect of the modes and mechanics with matches of Humans and AI playing for the sheer purpose of winning.

The last people we chatted with were FreeJam, the award-winning developer of free-to-play PC hit, 'Robocraft', who were showing off their new title, 'CardLife'. 'CardLife' is a 'Minecraft-esque' online multiplayer survival game set in a cardboard Science Fantasy world. You can encounter and battle a host of fantastical creatures and craft your own creations using their unique Connect the Dots crafting system where you can draw customisable cardboard shapes that slot together to create new Tools, Building Prefabs, Weapons, Vehicles, Creature Companions and much much more.

Also On This Week's Show:

Darryl returns the co-host chair so we chat about tv shows, films and games we’ve been watching and playing since he was last on.

We take a look at all the latest tv & film news, including the latest renewals & cancellations, Brendan Fraser joining 'Doom Patrol', casting changes in the Arrowverse, and Armando Iannucci’s Sci-fi Comedy Pilot ‘Avenue 5’.

We give you our recommendations for upcoming TV in the next 7 days.

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