42 episodes

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, The Beard in the Mirror, A STRANGER COMES CALLING 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

    • Video Games
    • 5.0, 4 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, The Beard in the Mirror, A STRANGER COMES CALLING 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!

    Thrift Store Mystery Garbage Box

    Thrift Store Mystery Garbage Box

    In this month's episode!

    - Ice-cream!
    - COVID-19's impact on our work
    - Cancer-themed romance novels
    - Hooking up with the vice principal
    - Rooftop minigolf
    - Internet Court is real life now.
    - BoardGameArena.com (add Paul as a friend—paulmeetsworld!)
    - Quarantining with kids
    - Updates that make games worse
    - The oppressive sadness of Life is Strange 2

    All this, plus we talk about Michael's canceled Disney World trip! There's nothing super-sad about that—you'll definitely want to listen.

    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.

    • 59 min
    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Loves Anime

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Loves Anime

    In this month's episode!

    - Testing Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem
    - The Kidnapped Prom Queen is out now! Buy it!
    - How to end games
    - Making it look like you put effort into your game
    - Pudd'nhead Wilson
    - Writing jokes that we don't understand
    - Internet Court is real life now
    - Who would we cast in Cat President: The Movie?
    - ...And why is it Adam Sandler.
    - HUMANS: The Musical

    All this, plus we reveal Thunderpaw's secret original name! We haven't revealed that already, have we? Anyway, LISTEN.

    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.

    • 54 min
    Hidden Babies

    Hidden Babies

    In this month's episode!

    - Are babies really that interesting
    - Singing
    - How voting is like fast food
    - Superior Tuesday
    - The qualified business income deduction
    - Ace Attorney news!! (There isn't any.)
    - Making gross sound effects
    - Naked people wearing towels!
    - The Arglefumph jingle
    - BRING ME A CAT PRESIDENT ANIME OR MANGA

    All this, plus...I cut out a lot of the stuff where we talked about politics. You're welcome!!

    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.

    • 51 min
    The Kidnapped Pig

    The Kidnapped Pig

    In this month's episode!

    - Paul is sad; Michael is fired.
    - Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disney World!!
    - Everything wrong with Midnight in Salem
    - How to spell "um"
    - Boogers in Harry Potter
    - Speedruns
    - Public domain kidnapping photos
    - Diversity in Oh, a Rock! games
    - Iconography
    - Nabbit from New Super Mario Bros. U

    All this, plus a primer on what we're looking for when we cast human models! 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.

    • 49 min
    The One With Midnight in Salem

    The One With Midnight in Salem

    In this month's episode!

    - Is Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem...good?
    - Michael's new career as a tester
    - How much dialogue is too much?
    - First-person navigation
    - Achievements for dying
    - PIZZA BOY IS A REAL GAME
    - Promotional art across different platforms
    - Harem scenes in visual novels
    - Michael's face
    - Dating Santa Claus

    All this, plus Michael has to explain bitcoin to a boomer! You won't want to miss THAT.


    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.

    • 53 min
    I Promise I Had Clothes on When I Wrote This

    I Promise I Had Clothes on When I Wrote This

    In this month's episode!

    - More writing tips from Michael!
    - Designing puzzles in the shower
    - Comic Sans
    - Coding in Notepad.exe
    - Kid directors
    - How real companies do voice acting, probably
    - Native Latin speakers
    - How we feel about your fifth-grade teacher
    - The thing that's finally gonna put us out of business
    - The FTC and COPPA

    All this, plus we call out GameCola.net! FIGHT ME, GAMECOLA!! You won't want to miss that.

    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.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 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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