Jurassic Hour #35: The Cult of Speed
Today’s episode is fast-paced (for us), actually falling relatively close to the one hour mark. It’s all about speed today!
First, we have an interview with Techtonic Games CEO Scott Miller. Readers may remember a brief review I posted for their debut title “Bust-n-Rush” in December 2011. Not long after that review was posted, that version of the game was pulled down from GamersGate (and everywhere else). In our interview today, Scott sorts out all the details to explain how Bust-n-Rush’s premature launch represents something of an accidental beta. We’ll be providing a full review of the new game shortly after its official launch date (July 31). Until then, Scott’s story is an interesting and exhilarating one that shows how a new studio can, and will, make mistakes, and what a full recovery really looks like. Hint: the new version of “Bust-n-Rush” is so thoroughly improved, it may as well be a new game. And as far as the “runner” genre goes, this game is certainly a breath of fresh air.
Be sure to “like” Techtonic’s Facebook page and follow the instructions on that page to get in on their sweet giveaway: a sweet new Alienware laptop (1 grand prize winner), or a free copy of “Bust-n-Rush” (25 first prize winners). If you’d rather buy it than attempt to win it, the game is available for preorder via GameFly.
Between interviews, we also have a sweet new audio clip from Techtonic’s audio lead Cat Arthur, which has been written for the aforementioned (and, more upcoming?) promotional events between Techtonic and Alienware. Our intro music is also courtesy Cat Arthur, from the original BnR soundtrack release.
Then, after the break, you’ll be getting two earfuls’ worth of heavy topics. Okay, not really. But we do have a decent chat with Zach Oliver, a longtime reader and commenter at Gameosaurus. He’s recently launched his own blog, theologygaming.com, which is designed to be a look at the awkward and wonderful cross-section of faith and gaming. We talk shop on MMOs (WoW, FFXI, SWTOR), our favorite RPGs (mostly Square Enix gush-time, “Secret of Mana” and “NieR” being key), and what content is planned for the blog. Take note! Zach is happy to take guest posts, and they need not be from a Christian perspective (which, for the record, is Zach’s own faith tradition).