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Guys With Pencils Episode 137 - In a Drunken Stupor With Asteroid Base!

We got to hang out with the awesome talent behind ASTEROID BASE this week! Asteroid Base is a Toronto based indie game studio headed by Matt Hammill  and Jamie Tucker.
We got to have a long lengthy chat about their early starting points with the company and the trails and tribulations they have encountered doing what they do. It’s a great talk and we learned a lot about their process and personal motivations that help them make the awesome games they want to play!

Check their site HERE!

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Guys With Pencils Episode 131 - Please Insert COIN!

Seen the awesome animated short COIN? It’s baller…friggin baller. It’s a visual treat and so well done. This week we chat with it’s creator CHRIS BURNS of Exit 73 Studios. Along withe Chris is his team member Bob Fox. Both guys runs Exit 73 and worked on COIN. One of the awesome things about this short is how Chris said he focused on animating the energy he had built up and from there he created a story around that. A really awesome way to create a short film if you ask us. Have a listen if you want to get all inspired with animation goodness!

Watch Coin HERE!

Check out Exit 73 Studios HERE
Exit 73 Studios Twitter
Exit 73 Studios Facebook 

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Guys With Pencils Episode 116 - Damian Sommer’s Games!

This week we chat with Damian Sommer. If you’ve been to a Game Jam in Toronto in the past little while you have probably heard of Mr. Sommer. He has currently finished working on his latest co creation with Emily Carroll titled, The Yawhg! 
Have you ever wondered how someone gets in to the gaming community?  What’s the process one takes to get to know the people who make really cool games?  Have a listen as we chat with Damian’s personal journey as he went from political science student to indie gamer guru.

Follow Damian on his TWITTER

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Guys With Pencils Episode 109 - Quenching Thirst With Drinkbox Studios!

This week we sat down with the boys from DRINKBOX STUDIOS to talk about their recent release GUACAMELEE!!! 
If you haven’t heard about this amazing game, shame on you! The only way to redeem yourself is to go buy it now! DO IT NOW! …..
Did you buy it? Good. Now you can hear the awesomeness from Steph Goulet (Art Director) Ben Thomas (Animator) Cuxo Quikano (Concept Artist/Animator and Creator of Guacamelee). These guys were kind enough to bring us in to their work space to talk all kinds of awesome things that wound up making this awesome game! Hope you all enjoy!!

Warning: Small story spoilers

CHECK OUT THEIR SITE HERE! 

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A bonus this week, fan art for Guacamelee from Andrew and Adam!

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Guys With Pencils Episode 108 - Ryan Creighton and the World of Spellirium!

Out guest this week is Ryan Creighton of Untold Entertainment. Ryan has been working on his game SPELLIRIUM for over the last 13 years. This is a great episode that covers the side of what it’s like of managing a team of artists and what an employer must do when it comes to the hiring and firing of the people who make his content come true.  Ryan provides a look into the world where a lot of new graduates don’t often get to see. It’s a long process with a lot of factors to take in to consideration when you’re dealing with real money and not a school grade.


Check out more Spellirium HERE!

And you can also follow Ryan on his TWITTER

Check out Bit Bazaar HERE!

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Hey everyone,

I’m posting this to share with all you fine folks a new You Tube channel launched by some awesome people, its called Next EstroGen. The two awesome ladies that run it play video games and riff over them, the videos are a ton of fun to watch.

So if you like video games, cool ladies and crackin wise, you should check it out and share it!

CLICK ME FOR VIDEOS!!!

Next EGen Twitter!

Next EGen Tumblr!

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Guys With Pencils Ep99 - The Rad Rad Worlds of Scott C!

This week we’re chatting with Scott C! Scott is a painter/comic artist/illustrator/Kid’s book illustrator and art director for video games. He’s worked for LucasArts and Double Fine Productions on such titles as PSYCHONAUTS and BRUTAL LEGEND. Not only is Scott an incredible force of talent with his professional work he is also the creator of the wildly successful series “GREAT SHOWDOWNS”. Have a listen as we dive in to the thought process and delightful style of Scott C!!!!! 

Check out Scott’s Website HERE! 
Scott’s Twitter

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GWP Presents - Team 4x Ep01

A few months ago, four friends with experience making games got together to talk about the medium in depth, then made a podcast about it. We then put the fate of the podcast in your hands, if you liked it we would make more and if not we would end it after the first one. We are happy to say you liked us so we are happy to give you the second episode and this time we have a name! This month on Team 4x we talk about Stealth Bastard, what makes a stealthy game stealthy and rant about Far Cry 3! This episode was recorded in December but more are on the way, so expect a site
and a separate Itunes feed soon!

Talk to us at,

Henry Faber - @henryfaber
Miguel Sternberg - @spookysquid
Alex Bethke - @MrAlexBethke
Adam Hines - @guyswithpencils

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Guys With Pencils Ep 90 - NoJam & DMGShowcase

We have returned to the lovely Bento Miso facility to cover the DMG (Dames Making Games) Toronto event this week.
This event was a follow up of the awesome work that was done at the No Jam event. The No Jame event was held for 20 women to make games during DMG Toronto’s first-ever game jam for new game makers.
At the DMG event we got to meet and greet all the game makers and talk to them on why this event is so important to the participants.

Click here for more info on DMG

Alex Bethke: http://blog.goldengeargames.com/

Pina Visconti: http://pinavisconti.com/

Leisha Marie-Riddel: http://leisha-riddel.blogspot.ca/

Damian Sommers: http://damiansgames.com/

Jen Harrison: @jennofour

Jennie Faber @jennie

Cecily Carver: @cecilycarver

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Guys With Pencils Ep 84 - Play!

Today we get experimental! Adam has brought together a group of smart people, who all have experience with game development, to talk about video games! Henry Faber, Miguel Sternberg, Alex Bethke and Adam explore specific topics within the medium, and because it was just Halloween they talk about horror games! What makes a game scary, how to they work, why do they work, what can ruin them and what games do they think are scary.

Why is this an experiment? Because what happens next is up to you! If you fine folks like what you hear let us know and share, if the response is good and people want more it will happen! This will become its own separate podcast from Guys With Pencils with its own update schedule, topics, itunes feed, name etc!

Let us know if you want more video game podcastery!

Henry Faber - @henryfaber
Miguel Sternberg - @spookysquid
Alex Bethke - @MrAlexBethke
Adam Hines - @guyswithpencils

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