Items tagged with 'Tom'
Tom has been busy making a font for Tearaway, which sounds pretty simple right? 26 characters for A-Z and then a few squiggly bits and bobs and you’re done. WRONG.
Just for starters, we need full Latin and Cyrillic character sets, meaning so far Tom has made an impressive 2388 glyphs.
This has obviously taken a serious amount of dedication to the job, and many hours of work, which might explain this early font test image we discovered on his computer… I think we broke him, call an ambulance.
It’s the Jubilee Weekend here in the UK - our Queen has been sitting on her throne for
65 60 years, and so the entire country is celebrating with 50s themed street parties, and 500 million miles of bunting. If none of that means a thing to you, don’t worry, because more importantly (to some anyways) it’s also E3! The time of trailers and screenshots galore is on us once again, and whilst we at Mm are remaining at home this year, Alice, Spaff and Kenny are here to recount E3 tales of yore, and besides, LittleBigPlanet will be there.
We’re off to a rambling start in this week’s podcast, with questions about what exactly it is that Jagermeister’s made of, and how it is that Scrooge McDuck ever managed to successfully swim in his pool of gold coins. But thankfully, for your sanity’s sake (and ours), Kenny, Tom, Spaff, and Alice pull it together and dive into matters of utmost importance: various Scottish confectionery! The topic of the week takes us by surprise, as Tom reveals his childhood brush with fame, having appeared in a newspaper article about potential electrocution. Have you also ever made headlines? Send us your story to podcast AT mediamolecule.com!
Also, please welcome LittleBigPlanet’s new Community Co-ordinator, Steven Isbell, for his first-time Mm podcast appearance! We wheel Steven in to go over the LBP news this week, which includes Update 1.12!
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Do you smell that? Take a whiff—it’s the tantalising aroma of a new gaming device. The PlayStation Vita launched this week in the US and EU, and Kenny, Tom, and Alice are feeling the electronic device envy as folks around Mm towers start to unpack their very own shiny new handhelds. Spaff recounts tales of a recent LBP Vita game jam that took place at Tarsier Studios in Sweden. And, exciting news—the Sackies have reached the final phase! All you fine folks can now go and vote for your favourite finalists on LBP.me!
A lot of traveling is on the horizon for us podcasters though, with Game Developers Conference around the corner, followed by SXSW, so we quickly wrap things up with some fine (quality not confirmed) jokes!
Have you bought or plan to buy a PlayStation Vita? Let us know what games you’re looking forward to, or send us some jokes (maybe good ones!) to podcast AT mediamolecule.com
What was that thing you talked about during the podcast?
- The Sackies Finalists - Vote now!
- Chewbacca Door
- Follow us on Twitter: @mediamolecule
- Kenny’s site is GameSound.org
Oh dear… Have you ever played a game so vigorously—so enthusiastically, so POWERFULLY—that you’ve accidentally given yourself an injury? Spaff, Tom, Kenny, and Alice think back on all the times they’ve given themselves a game-related ouchie for this podcast’s Topic of the Week (spoiler: Spaff is made of glass and is currently sporting a fractured radius). Cradle that sore gaming thumb of yours as we read out some stories from you, the listeners!
On an entirely less “owie” note, the Sackies have reached the end of the nominations phase! Keep your butts glued to your seats, as the finalists will soon be revealed and you’ll be able to enter the voting phase. Very exciting :)
Lastly, if you managed to listen past our attempts at horrible puns early on in the podcast, you may have heard us mention some of the following:
- LBP2 Valentine’s Pack is available again!
- Kenny betrays us and makes an appearance on another podcast! You can listen to that here.
- Community spotlights where you can find cool levels: LittleBigPlanetarium Hidden Gems Ep. 7, LittleBigPlanet Central Community Spotlight Ep. 78, LittleBigNetwork Picks.
- Dog Poop DNA site that Tom mentions: http://www.pooprints.com
- As a continuity treat for those of you repeat listeners, Kenny has finished tiling his kitchen! *cue victory music* You can see the results in the image at the top of this post.
New! Podcast available on Soundcloud
We’re currently in the process of testing out the rather super social-sound-service, SoundCloud, for our podcasts. You know, so you peeps can comment on podcasts directly (try it!) and generally make sharing the podcast easier. Let us know what you think in the comments!
We may be saying goodbye to tides of yule and, alas, bidding farewell to the entirety of last year, but please take time to welcome, welcome, welcome 2012’s first Mm podcast goodness! In keeping with new beginnings, keen listeners may notice we’ve freshened up the format a bit – and the addition of snazzy sounds is surely not to be missed!
This week’s TOPIC OF THE WEEK (WEEk WEek Week week….echo echo) is: “What is your new year’s resolution?” Feel free to chime in with yours in the comments below! Additionally, Kenny, Spaff, Tom, and Alice discuss who did what and where over the new year, dive into the latest and greatest LBP happenings, dance dangerously close to Kenny’s Star Wars mega-fan triggers, and dust off the good ol’ mail bag. We hope you enjoy it!
New! Podcast available on Soundcloud
We’re currently in the process of using the rather super social-sound-service, SoundCloud, for our podcasts. You know, so you peeps can comment on podcasts directly and generally make sharing the podcast easier. Let us know what you think in the comments!
The classic gang are back together at last, Daniel, Kenny, Spaff and Tom grab some tea and discuss our Japan relief efforts, recent trips and shows, and go over some interesting audio snippets Kenny found down the back of the sofa. Marvel at us as we try to remember theme or level names from LittleBigPlanet, shriek at us as we get it wrong, and then just give up and enjoy the show. We also answer some questions from twitter, exciting stuff!
Oh my! We’ve only gone and fulfilled our new years resolution by recording another podcast this year (although it should have been released last week oops)!
Mm Podcast 5 is slightly different to what I’m going to describe as the normal way we do things, despite not really recording enough of them to establish any kind of norm. This time we invited Jim Unwin and Nathan Ruck to join the usual gang of Spaff, Tom and Kenny, and focused our discussion on how these guys designed the User Interface for LittleBigPlanet 2.
As referenced in the podcast, Jim has recently uploaded a presentation of his concepts for the UI to Flickr. They should provide you with a more in depth glimpse into the creation of the new UI in LBP2.
Additionally, Jim will be talking at SXSW in March, so if you are going, you should go and listen to what he has to say!
If you have any questions you’d like to ask us, or any comments for us, you can mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org - thanks for listening, we’ll be back soon!
Our last podcast was back in November 2009 - and we decided that rather than try to do a regular podcast whilst making LittleBigPlanet 2, we’d face up to the fact that it simply wasn’t going to happen and skip the entire year altogether.
Well - new year, new resolutions and NEW PODCAST. In a new effort to bring you a regular podcast, we kick off 2011 with a brand new podcast to celebrate our brand new game, LittleBigPlanet 2 - launching this week!
Join Kenny, Michelle, Spaff and Tom as we sit down in Kenny’s audio booth to discuss what’s going on in this very exciting launch week.
Austin and Daniel, the incredible duo behind the LittleBigPodcast, published the 95th episode of their show this weekend, which also happens to be the second anniversary episode!
They celebrated with a crazy video interview with some of us - look, here’s part one now!
Happy Anniversary guys, what an awesome amount of dedication, we salute you!