Episode 39 – An Episode You Can’t Refuse

Time for another episode, and this one’s another Triple Threat!

First up, I get to speak with Gary Weis, the Chief Technical Officer at iOS developer Playdek. They’re really making a push to get quality games onto your iPhone and iPad and are already responsible for the excellent conversions of Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer and Food Fight. With upcoming versions of Nightfall and Agricola on the way, we talk about how you transfer something from a tabletop to the palm of your hand and still make it fun. After that, Jump Gate designer Matt Worden joins me to discuss how he managed to handcraft a game that ended up becoming Games Magazine’s GOTY in 2011, as well as his plans for the future.

Finally, the devious duo of Steve “Voice of Ameritrash” Avery and Tom “Dice Tower” Vasel come along to discuss their forthcoming game Capo. Players who enjoy taking their opponents down a few steps will love this one as there’s plenty of opportunity to screw them over… but I’ll let the guys tell you all about it.

Et voila! This episode’s links:

Direct download link: http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/8j2bxv/LMD_Episode39.mp3

Our lovely sponsor for this show, Continue Magazine: http://www.continuemag.com/

Ace of Spies BGG entry (don’t forget, Kickstarter launches on April 20th!): http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/114316/ace-of-spies

Ace of Spies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ace_of_Spies

Playdek’s site: http://www.playdekgames.com/

Matt Worden Games: http://mwgames.com/

The Dice Tower: http://dicetower.com/

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5 responses to “Episode 39 – An Episode You Can’t Refuse

  1. Pingback: Michael Fox Allows Me to Ramble On and On (Little Metal Dog Show) | Matt Worden Games

  2. GAM

    Anybody else having trouble listening/downloading this episode? (Fri 330 MST)

  3. pmigas

    The playtest group that Tom mentioned who records their sessions is the Boardgamers of Greater Akron Design and Prototype Committee (BOGA DAP). See http://www.bogadap.com for information about the club.

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