27 episodes

The Assembly Line is a podcast dedicated to featuring homebrew games developed by programmers after the NES's initial lifespan. Hosted by two veteran NES homebrew programmers, Kevin from KHAN Games and Beau from Sole Goose Productions, the two delve into one game an episode, focusing on the development history, release information, give personal opinions, and usually interview the creators themselves! Typically focusing on the games that the two feel are most noteworthy, for various reasons, the podcast primarily focuses on games that are probably most well-known, with a personal favorite thrown in here and there for good measure.

The Assembly Line: An NES Homebrew Podcast The Assembly Line

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    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

The Assembly Line is a podcast dedicated to featuring homebrew games developed by programmers after the NES's initial lifespan. Hosted by two veteran NES homebrew programmers, Kevin from KHAN Games and Beau from Sole Goose Productions, the two delve into one game an episode, focusing on the development history, release information, give personal opinions, and usually interview the creators themselves! Typically focusing on the games that the two feel are most noteworthy, for various reasons, the podcast primarily focuses on games that are probably most well-known, with a personal favorite thrown in here and there for good measure.

    e24: Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl

    e24: Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl

    e24: Jay and Silent Bob Mall Brawl

    Intro music by Thomas Ragonnet.
    Featured game track: Track 5 by Toni Leys.
    Closing track: "Day Theme" from Rollie by Chris Lincoln.
    More information for Kevin can be found at khangames.com.
    More information for Beau can be found at solegooseproductions.com.

    Follow Tomas on Twitter at @SpoonyBardToma

    Special thanks to our podcast editor thehumanthomas!

    Please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nesassemblyline

    • 2 hr 16 min
    Bonus: Game Jam Announcement

    Bonus: Game Jam Announcement

    Special Game Jam Announcement!

    Please note: This recording was done prior to bringing in a sound engineer so the quality isn't as good as the previous episode. Much better material is coming in the future!

    Pledge toward the game jam and be rewarded with a cartridge!
    https://www.solegooseproductions.com/?page_id=671

    Music by Josué ' Thecoolestnerdguy ' Oliveira,
    "Recover" from Arkadia (Nathan Tolbert NESDev 2021 entry).

    Follow Beau on Twitter @SoleGoose
    Follow Kevin on Twitter @atonofglaciers
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nesassemblyline
    Email questions to nesassemblyline@gmail.com

    • 15 min
    e23: Twin Dragons

    e23: Twin Dragons

    e23: Twin Dragons

    Intro music by Thomas Ragonnet.
    Featured game track: "Castle Theme" by Please Lose Battle.
    Closing track: "Title Track" from From Below by Tui.
    More information for Kevin can be found at khangames.com.
    More information for Beau can be found at solegooseproductions.com.
    More information for Antoine can be found at brokestudio.fr.
    Follow Antoine on Twitter at @Broke_Studio

    Special thanks to our new podcast editor thehumanthomas!

    Please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nesassemblyline

    • 2 hr 27 min
    Bonus Episode: 2020 Holiday Special

    Bonus Episode: 2020 Holiday Special

    The 2020 Holiday Special, featuring Chris Brand (@deadeye_bit) and Sean Robinson (@arb_and_delish)!

    Closing music by LarryInc64 from his A Super Mario World Holiday album. Please support this artist on Bandcamp!

    https://larryinc64.bandcamp.com/album/a-super-mario-world-holiday

    • 1 hr 27 min
    e22: The Tale of Two Thomi (The Music of NES Homebrew)

    e22: The Tale of Two Thomi (The Music of NES Homebrew)

    e22: The Tale of Two Thomi (The Music of NES Homebrew)

    -Zi: Assembly Line Theme
    -Intro
    -Musical Interlude:
    -Miau - Bobl: Underground
    -Rob Bryant - Untitled (unreleased)
    -Tomas and Elijah Guinan - Alfonzo's Arctic Adventure: Elated
    -FrankenGraphics - Project Borscht: Boss Theme No. 2
    -Zi Interview:
    -Level 0: Stage 6 (unreleased)
    -Level 0: Stage 12 (unreleased)
    -The Grind: Level 1
    -The Incident: Credits
    -DoND: Track 03 (unreleased)
    -UXO: "Dark" Level
    -Basse Def Adventure: Haunted Stage
    -REKT: Secret Pause Riff
    -Tower Defense 1990: Stage 2
    -Welcome to Eville: Rush the Turncoat
    -Four: Grapple
    -Thornby: Hayworth
    -Silicon Statue: Espina
    -Quiet: (release date October 15th!)
    -Humanthomas Interview:
    -HAUNTED: Halloween '85: School
    -Scramble: Level Music
    -HAUNTED: Halloween '85: Werewolf Boss
    -Holly Jolly NESMix: Little Town of Bethlehem
    -Shmup Speed: Level and Score Screen
    -Convention Quest: Title Screen
    -HAUNTED: Halloween '86: Barge
    -CityZen: Prosperous Times (unreleased)
    -Full Quiet: Night (unreleased)
    -Untitled Sole Goose Game: Untitled (unreleased)
    -Untitled KHan Game: Pause Music
    -Anguna Zero: End Credits
    -Outro
    -Zi: Assembly Line Theme, Orchestral Rendition

    • 3 hr 7 min
    e21: Trophy

    e21: Trophy

    Episode 21: Trophy

    Intro music by Thomas Ragonnet.
    Featured game track: "Ocean Theme" by Derek Andrews.
    Closing track: Track 2 and Track 7 from Project P by Julius
    More information for Kevin can be found at khangames.com.
    More information for Beau can be found at solegooseproductions.com.
    Follow Jon on Twitter at @peekabrews
    Follow Derek on Twitter at @gradualgames

    Please visit our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nesassemblyline

    • 2 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

The Fellduck ,

Entertaining and informative look into the NES home brew scene

Exceptionally good and very entertaining podcast from two people in the NES home brew scene. Get insights into what it takes to make an NES game in 2020! I particularly love the segment featuring a song from the episode's topic game. For anyone who loved the NES, wanted to get into building NES games, or just loved gaming in general, this podcast is definitely worth your time!

Jorgan byorgan ,

Best nes podcast

The most in depth coverage of nes hardware out there. Finding this podcast stoked my interest in nes homebrewing. I keep revisiting these episodes and find it to be the definitive source on nes homebrew.

Peek-A-Brews! ,

Be-All and End-All

You can tell right from the start that they are two solid dudes talking about their passion while educating you on NES homebrews. At the same time, being mindful about all levels of interest. This podcast was a huge factor influencing me to get more involved in this awesome community.