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KakeBytes is an adventure through gaming history. Join your host, Katy, on a journey to uncover gaming’s long history and talk to industry professionals on their role in the past, present, and future of an industry that is continuously evolving.

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KakeBytes is an adventure through gaming history. Join your host, Katy, on a journey to uncover gaming’s long history and talk to industry professionals on their role in the past, present, and future of an industry that is continuously evolving.

    KakeBytes Ep. 29: BrolyLegs

    KakeBytes Ep. 29: BrolyLegs

    BrolyLegs is a grand master Street Fighter pro player that is known for playing differently than most. He was born with arthrogryposis, a condition that inhibits muscle growth and joint movement, and has adapted to learn how to play games without the use of his hands. BrolyLegs joins me to chat about the last 15 years of competing in fighting game tournaments, including the first two seasons of Street Fighter League, and about how he is connecting with other players through Twitch, YouTube and one-on-one coaching. You can follow BrolyLegs on Twitter @BrolyLegs You can find notes on today's show at kakebytes.com.
    KakeBytes Ep. 29: BrolyLegs


    "Overworld" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/kakebytes)

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Fyre Games and Summerland

    Fyre Games and Summerland

    I wanted to bring Connor Rush onto KakeBytes to talk about teaching himself how to program in Java as an 11 year old and how he jumpstarted the development of his very own video game studio Fyre Games.



    Connor is a 19 year old video game developer that is getting ready to release his third game, Summerland, on Steam in December and will be free to play. His first two games, Into the Unknown and Welcome to the Dreamscape, are free to play on Steam.

     Summerland is a first-person narrative-driven game that explores how the line between life and death is blurred. Players will explore Summerland as Matthew, a detective in over his head, and confront themes of subjective morality and the afterlife.

    In addition to video game development, Connor is a musician creating music with his band Auric Echoes.

     You can follow Connor at Fyre Games at their official website and on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Steam. You can follow Connor's art rock band Auric Echoes on YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music.

     "Overworld" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 33 min
    Vanilla World of Warcraft with John Staats

    Vanilla World of Warcraft with John Staats

    Blizzard turned the page back in history this summer with the release of Classic World of Warcraft in lieu of a traditional expansion and John Staats, the first 3D level designer at Blizzard, recently published The World of Warcraft Diary.

    John joined Katy on the latest episode of KakeBytes to talk about how he went from Dungeon Master (and mod map maker) to dungeon designer, what working on World of Warcraft for ten years was like (including his book) and what he has worked on in the years since. You can follow John on Twitter @JohnStaats_WIR and follow his projects at whenitsready.com You can find notes on today's show at kakebytes.com. "Overworld" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/kakebytes)

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Cris Tales and Dreams Uncorporated/SYCK

    Cris Tales and Dreams Uncorporated/SYCK

    E3 was jam packed this year and I was starstruck the whole week I attended. In my journeys, I had the pleasure of meeting Carlos Rocha, the founder of Dreams Uncoporated and SYCK games.

    Both companies are working tirelessly on Cris Tales, a love letter to classic JRPGs that debuted during the PC Gaming Show. I was enamored by Cris Tales' development journey and the inspiration behind it during our meeting in June and I'm excited to share Carlos' story with all of you.

    You can wishlist Cris Tales and play the demo through Steam. You can follow updates on the game @CrisTalesGame and follow the development teams @syckstudio and @D_Uncorporated

    You can find notes on today's show at kakebytes.com.

    Editing for today's episode was done by Robert Jay Moore. Follow him on Twitter @robertjaymoore and shouldercatsradio.com.

    "Overworld" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/kakebytes)

    • 49 min
    Ed Annunziata & Ecco the Dolphin

    Ed Annunziata & Ecco the Dolphin

    Ed Annunziata joined me on the latest episode of the show to discuss the Sega Genesis classic Ecco the Dolphin as well as discuss Space War Area, which launched earlier this year on the Nintendo Switch.

    We delve into his love of programming that kickstarted his career, starting with Pyramid Run in 1984. He has stuck with the same team since Ecco, modernizing the development approach that has stuck with them for the last three decades.

    You can  follow Ed on Twitter @edannunziata and follow him on YouTube.

    "Overworld" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/kakebytes)

    • 56 min
    Dwarf Fortress: Toady One returns

    Dwarf Fortress: Toady One returns

    Tarn Adams joins me on the show (again!) to talk about the full launch of Dwarf Fortress coming soon to Steam and itch.io.


    In our first conversation on episode 16 of the show, the full launch of the game seemed literally eons away so I wanted to bring him on to discuss the news, which broke in mid-March, and other development updates. He is joined periodically by his feline companion, Scamps.

    You can read more about Bay 12 Games at bay12games.com and follow them on social media at Twitter and Facebook.

    You can find notes on today's show at kakebytes.com.

    "Overworld" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/kakebytes)

    • 38 min

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Chris - Play Comics Podcast ,

How does Katy get these guests?

A very wonderful show telling the side of gaming history that most people don't get to see. Even if you think you know what's going on I'll bet there's some little nugget of information that she'll dig up to blow your mind.

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Katy creates such a great atmosphere!

Fantastic guest after guest for each episode. From a gamer who loves both old and new games, this is a show for you!

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Episode 14

Awesome podcast! Really fun to learn about how Fata1ity started and how esports really became such a huge phenomenon. KatyKakes is a wonderful host and interviewer! I'll definitely be back for more!

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