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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, Internet Court, The Beard in the Mirror 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!

Oh, a Podcast‪!‬ Oh, a Rock! Studios

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

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, Internet Court, The Beard in the Mirror 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!

    The Normal Amount of Moons

    The Normal Amount of Moons

    In this month's episode!

    - Michael is a sleepy boy.
    - GameCola's 20th anniversary? 10-year? 50th?
    - The 2022 Nancy Drew Mega Marathon
    - Oh, a Rock! geocaching!
    - Selling games to cheevo hunters
    - Using AI-generated art in visual novels
    - Outlines, outlines, outlines
    - Navigation in adventure games built with Ren'py
    - Designing a Disney World based on Oh, a Rock! games
    - It's very dangerous to get us talking about theme parks.

    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.

    Our theme song is "Cigarettes and One-Night Stands" by 5thavenueband, and it is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

    • 58 min
    Backrubs for Hibernating Bears

    Backrubs for Hibernating Bears

    In this month's episode!

    - John Cena's Peacemaker
    - Is social media getting better or worse?
    - The ice-cream business
    - The Pizza Delivery Boy Who Saved the World is now on Switch, PlayStation and Xbox!!
    - Changes we made for the console release
    - What would a (theoretical) Pizza Boy sequel look like?
    - The Lost Oregon City Gold is coming out in two weeks!
    - Keeping things consistent when you have multiple writers
    - Getting permission to use real-life locations
    - Underdressed pizza customers

    All this, plus why Pizza Boy is rated T for Teen! 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.

    Our theme song is "Cigarettes and One-Night Stands" by 5thavenueband, and it is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

    • 56 min
    Gratuitous Use of a Single Tuple

    Gratuitous Use of a Single Tuple

    In this month's episode!

    - WE KNOW WHAT TUPLES ARE NOW.
    - Burger King hacks
    - Updates to the credits sequence in Too Many Santas! (and why)
    - Getting your kids to scream
    - Authentic elevator sounds
    - Redoing art assets for sequels
    - Making dumb workarounds look intentional
    - Are games just too loud nowadays?
    - How do we find music for our games?
    - "The Lost Gamer"

    All this, plus why devs should watch people stream their games! 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.

    Our theme song is "Cigarettes and One-Night Stands" by 5thavenueband, and it is licensed under under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

    • 51 min
    The Beloved Municipal Elevator

    The Beloved Municipal Elevator

    In this month's episode!

    - Visual;Conference (aka VNConf) 2022
    - Nose picking and armpit-hair removal
    - Accidental flirting
    - …Are we making an adventure game?
    - Our new collaborative workflow!
    - Editing our game art so we don't get sued
    - Making VNs feel more lively
    - HTML color codes!
    - Changes we make so people won't laugh at us
    - The Oh, a Rock! Book Club

    All this, plus we try to settle, once and for all: Is WarioWare a visual novel? 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.

    Our theme song is "Cigarettes and One-Night Stands" by 5thavenueband, and it is licensed under under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

    • 53 min
    What's a Numismatist With You?

    What's a Numismatist With You?

    In this month's episode!

    - TOO MANY SANTAS IS OUT NOW, somehow!
    - Things we cut from the game in order to finish it in time
    - "His eyelids are definitely someone else's eyelids."
    - Why politicians only "suspend" their campaigns, never "end" them
    - Steam still doesn't think we're real :(
    - What's next?
    - How John Cena cured his cholera
    - The mystery of the unbuyable t-shirt
    - Tripods!
    - Our favorite rocks

    All this, plus COVID DOESN'T EXIST—in our games!! (Bet I freaked you out for a second there, huh.)

    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.

    Our theme song is "Cigarettes and One-Night Stands" by 5thavenueband, and it is licensed under under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

    • 55 min
    Wham Bye Pie

    Wham Bye Pie

    In this month's episode!

    - Why is there that weird pause in the middle of every intro?
    - The canceled DLC for Cat President
    - Our favorite Santa Claus memes
    - Murder mystery recipes
    - "Be the Christmas you want to see in the world."
    - Characters with names
    - The villain Lord Franzen
    - The villain Soseki Natsume
    - Will we ever make 3D games?
    - You can MICROWAVE METAL NOW????

    All this, plus pie. 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.

    Our theme song is "Cigarettes and One-Night Stands" by 5thavenueband, and it is licensed under under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Joseph Bacon Martin V ,

If you’re interested in game development, this show is for you

This show gives a wonderful look into the world of indie games and how game development works now that it’s more accessible than ever. I enjoy hearing about playing games and making games every month and look forward to hearing my questions answered!

Nick5394 ,

Criminally Underrated

Haven’t you ever wondered what goes into the blood, sweat and pizza sauce behind game development?

Or the inner workings of tax code?

Or how hard it is to write a cat love story??

Then why are you still reading this review and not LISTENING?!?!

Buckeye57 ,

Great!

The long awaited triumphant return to podcasting for Michael and Paul!!!! Love the podcast!!!

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