Last week we brought you a couple guests from High Voltage, this week we bring you PhantomEFX’s Nate Sherrets, one of the game designers on BattleSlots. This game is one to watch if you’re a fan of games like Puzzle Quest. It’s a surprisingly effective marriage of that game’s RPG tropes (story, character building, amassing of wealth and loot, etc.) with a casino-style slot machine mechanic. If you hate slots, well, that’s a tougher sell, but otherwise it’s well worth grabbing the demo. I just wish they had an iPad version. Someday. And if Battleslots doesn’t interest you? Well, you should tune in anyway because Nate’s a trip. Definitely someone we should bring back every so often just to talk games.
This week we also talk a bunch of Portal 2, Hunters: Episode One, more Call of Heroes (XBLA), and Danielle returns from vacation to confess her new addiction to playing Pro-guitar in Rock Band 3. (Note: Starting with this week, I’m putting the player embed after the break since it takes a couple of seconds to load.)
3 thoughts to “Jumping the Shark Podcast #66”
Nate was a great guest to have on the show. He fit in with the group *really* well, and was very enthusiastic about his first game which was nice to see. Hopefully he doesn’t lose that zeal for his future games, and Battle Slots is able to do well for him.
The most important point about this show:
I was sick and couldn’t make it.
I really loved the show this week. It was great to have Nate fit in with the usual routine, like you used to do with most of the guests last year. I do realize that it’s probably a logistical challenge with the kind of guests you’ve had this month, but still, somehow the shows weren’t quite the same…