Ep. 242 - Famous Characters in Funny Situations, with Mathew Kumar
Ep. 242

Ep. 242 - Famous Characters in Funny Situations, with Mathew Kumar

Episode description

Game design lead for Future Club Mathew Kumar joins the panel to cover piles of graphics cards, Dall E, and customer service at the dream factory.

Questions this week:

  1. What makes a video game “obscure?” (06:27)
  2. Brandon Sheffield re-asks: What is a game you didn’t like until you played it? (14:52)
  3. Imagine you’re streaming through a glitch where half your viewers get audio but no visuals, and half get visuals but no audio. What game could you play that both audiences would enjoy the most? (21:00)
  4. Design a new mode for Minesweeper (27:59)
  5. Dirtbag Seth asks: What responsibilities does a King of Fighters have to their subjects? (34:27)
  6. What will AI-generated video games be like? (37:31)
  7. Does fast travel mean traversing a game’s world isn’t interesting? (44:39)
  8. Which video game feels the most Scottish? (51:48)

LIGHTNING ROUND: Famicom Feud - Top 8 Video Game movies on Rotten Tomatoes (56:36)

Recommendations and Outro (01:13:47)

Check out that AI forum game and lots more in the forums!



Frank: If you know any retired or semi-retired game developers in the midwest, let Frank know

Brandon: Tool Assisted Speedrun of Pac-Man World for PSX, mikeyeldey: the album for Sega Genesis, set up a nice time for yourself

Tim: Say thank you for things in your life

Mathew: Ignore Big Luhrman, Mickey Reece’s Alien (2017)

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Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, Brandon Sheffield and Mathew Kumar. Edited by Esper Quinn. Original Music by Kurt Feldman.