Episode 29: Respected Development

Episode 29: Respected Development

It's time to say thanks to some of our favorite developers who get too little recognition! We list some of our favorite dev studios who aren't quite household names to the general public, but who deliver some great content! The standard segments are here as well, but have the table turned for completing games? Thanks for listening!

Episode 29

On our Radar

  • Trav -

    • Late Nov

      • Batman Telltale $15

      • XCOM2 ~$30-35

  • Jake

    • Late Nov

      • Pokemon Sun and Moon

  • Big release reaction

    • Titanfall 2

    • Dishonored 2

    • Watch Dogs 2


The fellas sabotage each other’s show notes and end up adding Skyrimjobs, Tittyfall 2, and Jizztical Ninja Starring Goenads to their backlawgs.  Trav once again knocks out a bevy of NES titles while Jake couldn’t beat water with a pool noodle.  They put a little more time into Mafia 3 and Gears 4 for their lawng plays.  Voice actors and voiced characters were highlighted in the face of a looming voice actor strike in the TAWPIC OF DISCUSSH

Added to BL:

  • Trav -  Super Mario RPG (SNES), Toad’s Treasure Tracker (WiiU), Advance Wars (GBA)

  • Jake -    Metro Series purchased for $6 on Xbox Live, Pokemon Moon, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Mad Max, TellTale GoT, Virginia (last 3 for $27)            


  • Trav -

  • Jake -TitanFall 2, New Super Mario Brothers 2, Gunman Clive

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The Long Play

Games that we are spending time with in our backlog.

  • Trav- Gears of War 4

  • Jake - Mirror’s Edge Catalyst    


  • Trav - Advance Wars, Super Mario RPG, Toad’s Treasure Tracker

  • Jake- Skyrim SE, Pokemon Sun and Moon


In appreciation of smaller game development companies/people.  (Has more than 1 successful credit)

  • Household names in development

    • Bethesda, Rockstar, Insomniac, Ubisoft, Nintendo,Sony, Microsoft, Naughty Dog, Konami, Capcom, Valve, Sega, BioWare, Square, Bungie, Bandai, Epic, Mojang, Infinity Ward, Blizzard, Rare, id, Tecmo

  • Who are some smaller companies (maybe defunct) that are underappreciated and perhaps not as well known?

    • Travis (10)

      • Treasure Co. LTD

        • Wario World, Mischief Makers, Gunstar Heroes, Ikaruga

      • Level 5

        • Dark Cloud, Professor Layton, Ni no Kuni

      • Dennaton Games

        • Hotline Miami, Hotline Miami 2

      • Edmund McMillen

        • Gish, Super Meat Boy, Binding of Isaac

      • WayForward Technologies

        • Contra 4, A boy and His Blob, Double Dragon Neon, Duck Tales Remastered

      • Dontnod

        • Remember Me, Life is Strange

      • Robot Entertainment

        • Age of Empires Online, Orcs Must Die, Orcs Must Die 2

      • Starbreeze Studios

        • Brothers Tale of Two Sons, The Darkness

      • Quintet

        • ActRaiser, ActRaiser 2, Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia, Helped w/ Shenmue

      • Monolith

        • F.E.A.R, F.E.A.R. 2, Condemned, Condemned 2, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

    • Jake

      • Supergiant Games

        • Bastion, Transistor, Pyre

      • Psyonix

        • Rocket League

      • Klei Entertainment

        • Don’t Starve, Mark of the Ninja, Invisible Inc.

      • Intelligent Systems    

        • Metroid, Super Metroid, Fire Emblem Series, Advance Wars series, Paper Mario series, Warioware series, Pushmo/Stretchmo, Codename S.T.E.A.M.

      • Thatgamecompany

        • Flow, Flower, Journey

      • Platinum Games

        • Vanquish, Bayonetta (2), Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Transformers Devastation, Starfox Zero, Upcoming Scalebound, and NeiR Automata




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