Oh, a Podcast!

Oh, a Podcast!

A podcast about making games, playing games, and actually mostly old Nickelodeon shows.

Schrödinger's Nancy Drew

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In this month's episode!

- Michael has a new game out!
- Messing with text parsers
- What would a mystery RPG look like?
- Putting kids to work
- All the latest on Midnight in Salem!
- Adapting murder mystery dinner parties into visual novels
- Steam's underground Trading Card cartel
- Casting cats and humans for Cat President 2
- Shipping Waluigi
- Oregon Trail as an FMV road trip game

All this, plus Michael's critical thoughts on To All the Boys I've Loved Before. You won't want to miss it!!

Brackenface

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In this month's episode!

- Warrior Cats
- Pun names for Tinder
- Political twinsies
- How we're teaching kids to code
- Is game development getting easier or harder over time?
- How to draw squares
- Post-apocalyptic Nancy Drew
- Photoshopping in public
- Our dating sim can beat up your dating sim
- Coming to terms with being a Hufflepuff

All this, plus several bonus minutes of grammar tips! You weren't want to miss tht!!

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we'll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I'm @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

Dokidokidokidokidoki Running Club

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In this month's episode!

- Unruly mermaids
- Participation playoffs for hockey teams who try their best
- Japanese high school clubs
- Participating in Steam seasonal sales
- The "new" "Harry Potter" "books"
- Doc Brown's Chicken
- Finding public domain books to turn into games
- The original version of Mermaid Mission: Titanic
- Playing Toobin' at the doctor's office
- Who first introduced us to gaming?

All this, plus Michael's trip report from Universal Studios Hollywood! You won't want to miss it!!

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we'll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I'm @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

The Thought Doesn't Count

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In this month's episode!

- Can we replace Michael with potatoes.
- Michael's mom reacts to Internet Court
- Potty training
- Do people still use README files?
- Costumes for cats
- The cartoony era of adventure games
- How videogames can help you see new perspectives
- Tipping should be a thing on Steam.
- Cat President: The Anime
- VN fans don't really like our VNs.

All this, plus Michael gets sad because Paul keeps rewriting his scripts. You won't want to miss it!!

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we'll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I'm @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

Find Joy in the Mundane

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In this month's episode!

- References in our games that we don't understand
- Disney princesses
- Designing puzzles for text-only games
- "Wikipedia Brown"
- How to recharge old batteries
- The locks at Yale University
- Selling our games for embarrassingly low prices
- How to demo visual novels at conventions
- The dangers of videogames
- Where does the name "Oh, a Rock!" come from?

All this, plus spoilers for The Wizard of Oz! You probably SHOULD miss it, if you haven't read the book yet.

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we'll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I'm @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

Harry Potter and the Weird Toilet Thing

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In this month's episode:

- I hope you like Harry Potter!
- Shifty wizards
- Wizards with guns
- "Flipendo"???
- Dating 80-year-old Supreme Court Justices
- Bulletproof skin
- Hogwarts' suspect hiring practices
- Percy Weasley fanfiction
- We talk a little about game development.
- How does anyone find niche games in 2019?

All this, plus how to play the little-known Francy Droo spin-off game, Carlton Droo and the Power Stock Scheme! Yes, it's real, and yes—you won't want to miss it.

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we'll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I'm @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

Future Toast

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In this month's episode!

- Snow!
- Michael explains marginal tax rates
- Designing inventory interfaces
- "Forget YOU, YouTubers!"
- We try to find something happy to talk about.
- Visual;Conference 2019
- Michael's old blog (RIP)
- The Oh, a Rock! Extended Universe™
- Games we're looking forward to in 2019
- How to play Kingdom Hearts 3 without knowing anything about the story

All this, plus Michael dumps on Smash Bros.! You won't want to miss it.

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we'll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I'm @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

I Hate It I Hate It I Hate It

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In this month's episode!

- Pizza bartering
- Round two of Internet Court alpha testing
- AOL Instant Messenger
- Watching yourself act
- Bad video quality as a feature
- Leaving self-deprecating comments in our code
- Args and kwargs
- Saying goodbye to sunrises
- "It's the Paulcast now."
- Christmas traditions

All this, plus technical difficulties! (Thanks, Frontier!) You won't want to miss it.

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we'll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I'm @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

My Cat Ate My Taxes

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In this month's episode!

- Politics and pro-wrestling
- Ren'py woes
- "YES! YES! YES!"
- Love, Guitars, and the Nashville Skyline
- The like four Christmas games that exist
- Songs about cookies
- "Everything's stupid, and I hate it."
- Telltale Games (R.I.P.)
- Ogden, Utah
- How do drug dealers pay their taxes?

All this, plus a detailed explanation of frivolous tax returns! I can tell already—you won't want to miss it.

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we'll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I'm @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

The Queen's Dirty Dolls

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In this month's episode!

- Is Buckingham Palace a real place?
- Sherlock Holmes Versus Arsene Lupin
- "Met-a-Critic?"
- Puzzles that are secretly homework
- The NPC meme
- Tester feedback on Internet Court
- Sending Michael's mom back for reshoots
- Inventing a pause function for Ren'py
- Carson Drew or Phoenix Wright?
- How great it would be to have a budget

All this, plus math. ...Wait, seriously? Math?? Well, I'm sure you won't want to miss that. I guess.

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we'll answer them on the show! You can also follow us on Twitter; I'm @PaulMFranzen, and Michael is @arglefumph.

About this podcast

Video games are getting smaller and easier to make every day, and if we can do it, anyone can. Join the developers of Cat President, The Beard in the Mirror, A STRANGER COMES CALLING and more as we talk about the games we're making, the games we're playing, and how aspiring developers don't have to be "aspiring" anymore; they can just be developers. (And also make dumb jokes. Lots of dumb jokes.)

If you have questions about game development or any of our games, e-mail them to podcast@oharock.com, and we'll answer them on the air!

by Oh, a Rock! Studios

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