This episode welcomes long time friend and musician Christopher “Mazedude” Getman to the program!

Mazedude joins us to chat about the Kickstarter for his new album American Pixels, a 14 song tribute to American video game composers like Tommy Tallarico, Jeremy Soule, Jack Wall, and even friends of SML like Jimmy “Big Giant Circles” Hinson and Jake “virt” Kaufman! We discuss his origins in music, our very long friendship, Caribbean funk songs with bagpipes and kazoo, and tons more!

After a while, Mazedude needs to dip out for a bit to attend to the family, so we jump around between discussing the SML200 contest and plenty of news. We discuss No Man’s Sky file size, Batman delays, Nintendo stock blowing up from Pokémon Go, Rocket League crates, and Lichdom getting a patch. Plus this week’s featured games, of course!

Song of the Deep from Insomniac Games and GameTrust (GameStop) is a gorgeous and immersive underwater Metroidvania about finding your lost father. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II from Neocore Games is a direct sequel to the awesome twin stick monster hunter/dungeon crawler. Anarcute from Anarteam takes rioting against an oppressive regime and gives it a super adorable makeover with great crowd control gameplay. Tumblestone from The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild is a brand new puzzle game concept that is ridiculously addictive. Pharaonic from Milkstone Studios is an Egyptian themed 2D action game that wears its Dark Souls influences on it’s gamer destroying sleeve. KYUB from Ninja Egg is the fantastic cube rolling puzzle platformer that we talked about with the creators back on SML 193! FRU from Through Games is probably the biggest reason to own a Kinect right now! Super Mutant Alien Assault from Cybernate Games and Surprise Attack Games is a fast paced and addictive 2D shooter that always needs just one more run!

The show ends with five songs from Mazedude including an exclusive preview from his American Pixels album, a never released song from a movie soundtrack, and a cover of a really terrible song from yours truly.

Mazedude – Tallon et Nox (Metroid Prime)
Mazedude – The Beautiful Spaceships (Tyrian)
Mazedude – Tristram in Flames (Diablo)
Mazedude – Happy Face
Mazedude – Come Back (Joe Cam Cover)

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