Oh, a Podcast!

Oh, a Podcast!

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

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.

The Capcom Test

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In this month's episode!

- Do the kids these days know what Harry Potter is?
- Michael accidentally mentions theme parks.
- Why the default name in Cat President is "Abigail"
- Achievements for being bad at games
- Trying to make any money off Steam
- Watching "Finley" stream Pizza Boy
- Which characters in Pizza Boy were supposed to be naked?
- How to make yourself look old
- "Tangled is better than Frozen."
- (Coco is actually better than Frozen.)

All this, plus we try not to get sad when people say mean stuff about our games. You won't want to miss that.

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.

Make it Good, Not Bad!

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In this month's episode!

- Our new game is coming out soon!!
- Michael's pizza disaster
- Why Internet Court is taking so long to code
- Bug-sorting puzzles
- What happens when the programmer isn't a programmer
- How to tell who's a cat and who's a human
- Life in the Dorms is FINALLY out on Steam, kind of
- Burritos are basically tacos
- Why don't we make apps?
- Murder, She Baked and Garage Sale Mystery

All this, plus we try to figure out if you can preorder a pizza. 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.

Mad About Pizza (feat. Victoria Budkey)

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In this month's episode!

- We have a special guest: Victoria Budkey, one of the stars of Pizza Boy!
- ...Uh, what's our game called again?
- Victoria's background in the entertainment biz
- ** MEETING THE ROCK ON THE SET OF BAYWATCH **
- Charleston, NC
- Everyone's favorite Nancy Drew games
- How improv and acting skills helped with modeling for Pizza Boy
- Paul's lifetime supply of Michael photos
- Who is Finley?
- Disneyland (boo) vs. Disney World (YES)

All this, plus Paul gets VERY worked up about the Secret of Mana remake. 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, Michael is @arglefumph, and Victoria is @vbudkey.

Robots in the Desert

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In this month's episode!

- Neither of us has seen the new Star Wars movie, so let's talk about it!
- Luke and Leia hooking up in the books
- Comparing Star Wars to The Odyssey
- Michael (accidentally) releasing two games in the same week
- What's next in the piper? What's next-next?
- "Pride & Prejudice & Murder"
- Playing through Pizza Boy as Michael Jordan
- What even is a depot????
- CAT. PRESIDENT. 2.
- How to avoid dating your dating sims

All this, plus Paul's theories on whether Ted Cruz is secretly a dog. You definitely 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.

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!

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