8 episodes

99 Coins is your gateway into the world of indie gaming courtesy of BBC Worldwide. Take a guided tour through some of the most exciting and off-beat avenues of gaming today and hear the stories of the talented people creating them.

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99 Coins is your gateway into the world of indie gaming courtesy of BBC Worldwide. Take a guided tour through some of the most exciting and off-beat avenues of gaming today and hear the stories of the talented people creating them.

    99 Coins - Episode 8 - Anyone can make a game!.mp3

    99 Coins - Episode 8 - Anyone can make a game!.mp3

    We're joined by George Buckenham this episode, to walk us through his article "How to make your first videogame".

    From Flash to Stencyl (by way of Microsoft 3D Movie Maker) George is convinced that anyone can set out to make a game, and so inspirational were his words that Ben set out to build one.

    Also dicussed this episode - EA's indie bundle, Day Z and more.


    Guests:
    George Buckenham - @v21

    99 Coins Team:
    Ben Milsom – Host - @benmilsom
    Max Engel – Host - @8bitkid
    Cara Ellison - Producer/Reporter - @carachan1
    Mark Shaw – Producer/Editor - @marky


    Games & Links:
    Proteus
    HyperCard
    Day Z


    Flash

    Ren'py

    Twine

    Stencyl

    • 30 min
    99 Coins - Episode 7 - Molyjam, GDC, Tim Rogers, why indie?

    99 Coins - Episode 7 - Molyjam, GDC, Tim Rogers, why indie?

    This episode of 99 Coins we're joined by Giant Bomb's Patrick Klepek, Strongman Games' Erlend Grefsrud and freelance writer Cara Ellison (who we're very glad to have joining the podcast team)

    The beginning of the year sees the Games Developer Conference, Indie Games Festival and PAX East take place. It's a busy time for the games industry and indie games continue to steal the spotlight. Cara was brave enough to take the Travel Mic over to San Francisco for GDC, and this week we'll hear her interview with Tim Rogers as he talks about his move from writing about games to making them.

    Patrick tells us about the accidental beginnings of the MolyJam, a game jam based on the tweets of the Peter Molyneux parody twitter account @molydeux, and Erlend weighs in on the hows and whys of developing games.

    We would love to hear your thoughts on Patrick's closing question - how do you feel about the term 'indie'. Does it lower expectations, is it disingenuous and too broad a term? Is there another term we should be using?

    Let us know via @99 Coins or email 99Coins@bbc.com and we'll read through your responses in the next episode.


    Guests:
    Patrick Klepek - Senior News Editor, Giant Bomb - @patrickklepek
    Erlend Grefsrud - Co-Founder, Strongman Games - @slaktus

    99 Coins Team:
    Ben Milsom – Host - @benmilsom
    Max Engel – Host - @8bitkid
    Cara Ellison - Producer/Reporter - @carachan1
    Mark Shaw – Producer/Editor - @marky

    Games & Links:
    Ziggurat
    Dear Esther
    Fez
    Tim Rogers
    Hookshot Inc

    • 50 min
    99 Coins - Episode 6 - A Snapshot of The Wild Rumpus Feb 2012

    99 Coins - Episode 6 - A Snapshot of The Wild Rumpus Feb 2012

    Did you miss Feb 2012's Wild Rumpus? Luckily for you the UK half of 99 Coins was on hand! Join them for a guided tour of the party and some hands on time with the wild games available.

    99 Coins Team:
    Ben Milsom – Host - @benmilsom
    Max Engel – Host - @8bitkid
    Mark Shaw – Producer/Editor - @marky

    Games & Links:
    The Wild Rumpus
    Johann Sebastian Joust
    Pole Riders
    Hokra
    Monkey See Monkey Mime 

    • 13 min
    99 Coins - Episode 5 - Live Events

    99 Coins - Episode 5 - Live Events

    Following the exciting announcement that BBC Worldwide will be sponsoring The Wild Rumpus, 99 Coins invited IndieCade Festival Director Sam Roberts and Wild Rumpus co-founder Marie Foulston into the studio to talk about their live indie gaming events.

    Guests:

    Marie Foulston - Co-Founder of The Wild Rumpus - @tigershungry
    Sam Roberts - Festival Director, IndieCade - @ashtonesq



    99 Coins Team:

    Ben Milsom – Host - @benmilsom

    Max Engel – Host - @8bitkid

    Mark Shaw – Producer/Editor - @marky

    • 32 min
    99 Coins - Episode 4 - Favourite Indie Games of 2011

    99 Coins - Episode 4 - Favourite Indie Games of 2011

    With just a few days left in the year 99 Coins are joined by Honeyslug's Ricky Haggett and indie developer Peter Silk to discuss their favourite indie titles of 2011.

    You can find links to all the games discussed in this episode below. Check them out for yourselves and let us know what you think on Twitter or at 99coins@bbc.com

      

    99 Coins Team:

    Ben Milsom – Host - @benmilsom


    Max Engel – Host - @8bitkid


    Mark Shaw – Producer/Editor - @marky

     

    Guests:
    Ricky Haggett - Honeyslug & @KommanderKlobb

    Peter Silk - Surprised Man & @surplusgamer

     

    
Games and Links (alphabetical order):

    Atom Zombie Smasher

    Desktop Dungeons

    Flotilla

    Forever Drive

    Frozen Synapse

    Hokra

    Jetpack Joyride

    Johann Sebastian Joust

    Mage Gauntlet

    Minecraft

    Mos Speedrun

    Pole Riders

    Proteus

    SpaceChem

    SpellTower

    Stealth B******

    Swords and Sworcery EP

    The Dream Machine

    The Wager

    Tri Tri Triobelisk

    Where is My Heart?

     

    The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the opinions of the BBC.
    This podcast is made by BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm. BBC Worldwide profits help to fund new BBC Programmes.

    • 43 min
    99 Coins - Episode 3 - #indieVisibility Awards 2011

    99 Coins - Episode 3 - #indieVisibility Awards 2011

    The first #indieVisibility Awards took place on Saturday 10th December in a busy pub in London. Indie developers from across the UK gathered to celebrate a year of successes, with just a little hint of British sarcasm.

    We interviewed as many of the winners as we could, and asked them about their games and their awards (the prestigious golden teabag!). You can learn more about the winners and the games at the links provided below.




    Have you got a game recommendation, comments or questions? Get in touch with us on Twitter at @99Coins or email at 99Coins@BBC.com.



    99 Coins Team:

    Ben Milsom – Host - @benmilsom

    Max Engel – Host - @8bitkid

    Mark Shaw – Producer/Editor - @marky


    Games and Links:

    For a full list of all the awards you can visit Size Five Games’ site here.

    The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

     


    The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent the opinions of the BBC.

    This podcast is made by BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm. BBC Worldwide profits help to fund new BBC Programmes.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

"Jackal" ,

99 Stars

An interesting, high quality podcast that's entertaining and really well put together with great features and guests. Highly recommended.

ZimFam ,

Awesome!

I love this podcast! Kinda made me want to make my own Indie game...

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