Bit Storm

Bit Storm

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A comedy game design podcast by two guys who know nothing about comedy nor game design.


148: Ecto Babble
Oct 13 • 67 min
After a game based on another Kurodust song, Trevor and Ben switch things up a bit in this episode and talk about a single game idea, and it’s all about ghosts.
147: Evil Macaulay Culkin
Oct 6 • 68 min
Duck and cover in Mars Attacks: The Arcade Game, set traps and avoid being captured in the next generation of Home Alone, never quite reach puberty as Casper the Friendly Ghost, and more! Ben and Trevor adapt movies into video games this week on Bit Storm.
146: Purgatory: The Bar
Sep 29 • 61 min
A Get Smart themed puzzle game, an adventure / role playing game based on Lord of the Flies, a 90’s style platformer based on the IT miniseries, and be the newest bartender at Purgatory, the premiere afterlife bar. Ben and Trevor delve into these games…
145: Mount Defiance
Sep 22 • 69 min
Ben and Trevor play a bit of Mary Sue and insert themselves into a video game this week, along with games where you play as a man sized spider revealing corporate horrors, control a surgeon giving a tutorial, try to survive a futuristic city covered in…
144: A.L.F.R.E.D.
Sep 15 • 64 min
Travel through time to discover the secret truth of the Titanic, run away from a giant slug, enjoy a relaxing family vacation where you need to tend to everyone else’s needs, and finally become a digital vigilante and either help or hinder the police. Ben…
143: Stayin’ Alive
Sep 6 • 76 min
After stumbling on a new way to play Click Pitch, Ben and Trevor write a game about the mystery satanic keys that give The BeeGees their power, a Source Code style repeating mystery, a far future X-Com game, and more! o4VOrd0zKqGoLWXa7pK0
142: The Car Whisperer
Sep 1 • 61 min
A casual multiplayer game where you and your friends control a farm together, a photographic puzzle game, a rogue like escape game set in a tower and talk to cars to solve mysteries as the Car Whisperer.
141: The Hippogriffic Oath (featuring Jono Pech)
Aug 25 • 71 min
Atebit’s own Jono Pech of Comedy Rewind and Puttin’ In Work joins Ben and Trevor this week, resulting in a Fallout style RPG where you plan an ant exploring a new world, a rogue-like bobsledding management game, a medieval doctor working in a VR…
140: John Pope and the Vaticar
Aug 18 • 72 min
The sinister truth behind the popularity of the Ask Jeeves search engine, stretchy heroes join forces in a VR adventure, John Pope and his religious following, and more!
139: The Nutrix
Aug 10 • 68 min
A VR glass blowing simulation, Soylent Pigs, adventures with warp juice, the evil secret behind Big Cashew, we coin the term “Secruel”, and more!
138: I Am Gloria Jean
Aug 4 • 64 min
Ben and Trevor have returned to Click Pitch as the random word generator is working again. Games discussed included such gems as: a VR Coffee simulator, VR match three in the real world, a narative story set in multiple time periods of a circus and a…
137: Peter Joyce, Peter Joyce, Peter Joyce
Jul 28 • 62 min
Breaking free from the random word generator, Ben and Trevor take on movies and TV shows this week, resulting in an adventure game prequel to Beetlejuice, an in-depth competitive version of Australian Ninja Warrior, and a VR version of Alfonso Cuarón’s…
136: You’re a Wizard, Squarey
Jul 21 • 66 min
Things ramp up a bit more this week as Ben and Trevor discuss more crazy game ideas like, a VR Jurassic Park game that retells the original story with the previously unknown 3rd grandchild, a world where corporate logos come to life, a fantasy text…
135: The Square Accords
Jul 14 • 63 min
Some more ramped up Click Pitch produces a buddy story about a man and the ghost in his throat, an asymmetrical multiplayer challenge inspired by Spy Party, a co-operative shooter where you all play Bishop from Aliens, a conspiracy story about the shape…
134: Bow Kegels
Jul 7 • 59 min
Returning to regular Click Pitch this week, Ben and Trevor discuss the following game ideas: an RTS set on someone’s face, the post apocalyptic Mushroom Kingdom, the story of Keith the Space God and an archery themed golf game.
133: Murder Sprinkles
Jun 30 • 58 min
Under the pressure of self-imposed limitations, Ben and Trevor invent a series of rhythm and/or first person shooter games. Games include a world where aliens have turned all roads into roundabouts, John Wick style rhythmic murder, a Wikileak of all the…
132: Downunder Aperture
Jun 23 • 58 min
Trev and Ben limit themselves to Platforming and Puzzles in this weeks Click Pitch. Games include Canabalt 2 but this time you control the buildings, picnic tower defence, the story of Eeyore fighting Nazi’s and finally the long awaited sequel to Portal…
131: The 16th Coming of Jesussica
Jun 16 • 68 min
To celebrate Adventure Jam 2019 (#advjam2019) Ben and Trevor made nothing but adventure games this week, and came up with a Good Omens inspired story of a modern day messiah, a VR game about sitting at the kid’s table at a super hero’s dinner party, the…
130: The Avengers (But Not Marvel’s)
Jun 9 • 58 min
The epic story of the humble tip office clerk’s redemption, digital druids saving deer in a Big Game Hunter style game, building a house while performing ballerina moves in a Tony Hawk Pro Skater way and saving the world in the newest big budget co-op…
129: Squirrel Wedding
Jun 2 • 37 min
A VR wedding photographer game, carpenters vs bricklayers, senior citizens fighting zombies, and more in this episode of Bit Storm! Disclaimer: Ben & Trevor struggled with technical difficulties so this episode is a little shorter than usual and a bit…
128: The Wooley Chronicles
May 26 • 66 min
Ben and Trevor dive into the real story behind the Purple People Eater song by Sheb Wooley, as well as many other crazy game ideas, such as: the teenage genius who figured out cold fusion, Mother Nature’s favorite forest, the tragic tale of a lifeguard…
127: Monsters In Paradise
May 19 • 65 min
Ben and Trevor are back with a VR game set entirely through the literal frame of a front door, an alien world where sunlight gives you bullet time, papercraft surgery, celebrity fruit, a monstrous version of The Bachelor, and more!
126: Daniel Steel
May 12 • 60 min
Ben and Trevor return to bring you more insane games that will never be made. A romantic fiction writer has a brush with the supernatural, mindless zombies can be returned to sanity with music, a side scrolling brawler with constant narration and a…
125: The House Whisperer
May 5 • 63 min
It’s a body horrific episode, as Ben and Trevor somehow imagine up games about sentient flesh houses, a serial organ transplanter, a Funniest Home Video simulator, an adventure game about a stage magician and her nemesis, a combinatorial racing game, and…
124: The Duck Lord
Apr 28 • 68 min
The mysterious duck lord haunts 2-4 lonely individuals, designing the Winchester mansion, making friends while space battles happen overhead and try to stop FUSS Jnr from stealing the childrens souls. Just some of the game ideas discussed by Ben and Trev…
123: That’s Not a Rock!
Apr 21 • 66 min
A high stakes battle to give your mother your kidney in a dystopic future, a skilled team of Dream Walkers exploring their enemies psyche, an ancienct curse creating zombies from whole cloth, pet rock battles, and the secret life of Hyacinth Bucket from…
122: Anatomy of a Murder
Apr 14 • 61 min
A submarine ride to hell, passing notes in class, a sentient robot fighting back against the oppressors, and solving murders with a Minority Report inspired interface - all this and more as Ben and Trevor take random words and turn them into game designs.
121: Medieval Hangover
Apr 7 • 64 min
Drinks ahoy! In this episode of Bit Storm, Ben and Trevor bring out their narrative side as they create games exploring a thief on the streets of turn of the century London, biological weapons in the most literal sense of the word, a town quarantined…
120: Quantum Horse
Mar 31 • 61 min
Ben and Trevor return once again to create zany games featuring ideas such as a murderous dinner party, battlefield tic-tac-toe, an alien that was swapped at birth and of course a quantum horse. How did they come to these conclusions, find out in this…
119: Dude, where’s my Yellow
Mar 24 • 60 min
Ben and Trevor have returned from the quickest hiatus in history to bring more weird ideas from the depths of their collective minds. Games discussed include: the newest comic book “hero” the Handyman, a factory controlled by monkeys, a…
118: AGPN Shuffle 2019 (starring Platforms & Pitfalls)
Mar 17 • 46 min
Replicating wreckages, fighting premonitions of death and fate, inflicting world peace via mattresses, a cock (rooster) wielding a blowtorch to save chickens, a hospital fighting the resistance to “laughter is the best medicine” and lastly an insomniac…
117: Air Crimes Division (featuring Sam Harkin)
Mar 10 • 54 min
A humiliated news anchor running from angry mobs, Mario & Luigi’s Plumber Party, a VR pharmacy and diagnosis sim, a lost plush toy trying to reach its owner, the police unit responsible for airborne infractions - all this and more as Ben and Trevor are…
116: Battle Royale Tycoon (Featuring Drew Agnew)
Mar 3 • 67 min
Drew Agnew, from the House of Mario podcast, joins Ben and Trevor this week to discuss numerous fake games with ludicrous themes such as, a 90 second Battle Royale game with a twist, exploring a giant floating turtle, eyedrops that cause eyes to become…
115: Special Tusk Force
Feb 24 • 61 min
A detective interrogating the maker (of the universe?), an adventure game based loosely on American Vandal, a Lost real time strategy set in an alternate universe and a new breed of heroes come together as a Special Tusk Force. Ben and Trevor laugh their…
114: Dentist the Menace (featuring Brendan White)
Feb 17 • 53 min
To celebrate joining the Atebit Collective, Brendan White of The Hungry Gamers joins Ben and Trevor this week, bringing a new army of villainous dentists into the Bit Storm canon, plus a superhero lion, a date gone very wrong, a very hungry lawn, a parrot…
Global Game Jam 2019 - Post Mortem
Feb 15 • 28 min
Ben and Trevor give a brief rundown of their experience at the Global Game Jam 2019, including the ideas they didn’t use, and the development of their prototype game Ghost Home. Play Ghost Home now! https://globalgamejam.org/2019/games/ghost-home-0
113: Sinder
Feb 10 • 56 min
Ben and Trevor bring to you another group of crazy ideas. A genetically engineered bear, a day in the life of a medievil stable boy, a mystery shopper observation game with a twist and a hell management game where you plan out the punishments.
112: The Jolly Hut
Feb 3 • 69 min
A knight cop and her rogue partner keeping the streets safe from wizards, the new platforming hit Bubsy and the Scarf of Wonder, a reporter entering a town and getting sucked into the mystery of a murder hut, an engineer hesitantly using her technology to…
111: More Horsepower
Jan 28 • 62 min
More Click Pitch antics as Ben and Trevor bring you a game where the final hit of a combo is always explosive, a four player competitive game with hide and seek mechanics and a gauntlet inspired multiplayer game with severe consequences for under…
110: Charlie and the FMV
Jan 20 • 65 min
Satan is a wizard who has lost his wand, Charlie has run the Wonka factory into the ground, aliens have come to earth and got it VERY wrong, a postman is using unconventional tools to increase their efficiency, and a pencil is alive and drawing with its…
109: Grinsville
Jan 13 • 60 min
Investigate a murder of an AI Actor, play as Lucio escaping from Overwatch and Talon agents after he was framed for the murder of Doomfist, playing paintball in a wax museum, and relax while you arrest citizens for smiling and spreading joy. All these…
108: Crunchy Westward: Necromancer at Law
Jan 6 • 54 min
Raising the dead to solve crimes, building houses out of sponges, deducing clues in the 80s, jumping and kicking with your bionic hip, mapping a procedural coastline - all this and more as Ben and Trevor party like it’s 2019.
107: PPUG 2
Dec 30, 2018 • 65 min
In our second annual Game of the Year special we discuss the GOTY games that don’t exist but should! With pitches ranging between 2 and 5 words from some of the best and brightest of the AGPN network, Dinosaurs eating pizza while wearing Nikes, Spiderman…
106: Jingle Balls (Featuring Sam Abrahim)
Dec 23, 2018 • 65 min
Sam from the Hungry Gamers joins Ben and Trevor and together they click their way to a horrific holiday season! Daddy’s cocaine mistake, an open world Santa simulator, a sub delivering letters to Santa during WW2, a rogue-like side scrolling beat ‘em up,…
105: Banner Putt
Dec 16, 2018 • 59 min
Ben and Trevor continue to reimagine old DOS games as new, and then proceed to play some more Ramped Up Click Pitch. Games include Magic Pockets, Star Control, a game where you play as a Cauliflower who has joined a pirate crew, a Saved by the Bell game…
104: Jester Assassins
Dec 9, 2018 • 63 min
A narrative heavy episode with a soldier working through her PTSD via scrapbook, a wanna-be jester finding out he is heir to the throne, a bad-ass buff wizard performing field medicine, vampire cats, plus Ben & Trevor re-imagine some games from their…
103: Mid Riff Mishap
Dec 2, 2018 • 60 min
Ben and Trevor attempt to reimagine some old DOS games as current day titles, before jumping back into some Ramped Up Click Pitch. Games discussed included programming robots to pick nectarines and not humans, competitive carpeting and a Sliding Doors…
102: Robin Hood and the Merry Teens
Nov 25, 2018 • 62 min
A solemn horseback ride across country, trouble at the NSD (National Sandman Division), a merry band of teens standing up for the downtrodden, a free-running scientist-dodging race for the Nobel Prize, banking in the world of the undead, and more as Ben…
101: Lust Zombies
Nov 18, 2018 • 63 min
The first episode of a new era of Bit Storm is upon you… and we’re doing the same stuff as before. In ramped up click pitch this week Ben and Trevor discuss the ethics of aerosolising vaccines, the greatest new superhero who happens to need a wheelchair,…
100: Nothing But Net (Featuring Jono and Jack - Live from the Audio Technica booth @ PAX AUS)
Nov 11, 2018 • 77 min
Triple Digits! Recorded at PAX Australia in the wonderful Audio Technica booth, Ben and Trevor are joined by Jono Pech and Jack Kruse for episode #100! Maids as ammo, a post apocalyptic hot air balloon adventure, an ensemble cooking game starring the…
099: The Manchurian Puppet
Nov 4, 2018 • 64 min
Trev and Ben discuss a number of imaginary games once again in their Ramped Up Click Pitch segment. Games include a magic version of the sex talk, a conspiracy theorist who happens to be right about all his theories and an Orwell / Hacknet style game…
098: The Interminable Honk
Oct 28, 2018 • 59 min
A hobgoblin who starts a craft brewery, a phosphorent security guard, a pompous home owner, knock-off super heroes, a gritty remake of Gex, plus we return to the world of Starch Wars! All this and more in this week’s Bit Storm, as Ben and Trevor ramp up…
097: Law and Order: SLU
Oct 21, 2018 • 61 min
Games discussed in this weeks Ramped Up Click Pitch(tm) A game based on the technology from Inner Space, a mistress attending the funeral of her lover, the dangers of subtitles in the real world and the adventures of the newest superhero in town, “The…
096: Thick Water
Oct 14, 2018 • 61 min
A zany mastermind with a plan to make her company the only source of water, a gem thief who transforms into a beast in the light, a very flexible cobra, a friendly mountain, and more as Ben and Trevor play some ramped up Click Pitch this week.
095: Surprise Shaman
Oct 7, 2018 • 57 min
Ben and Trevor play ramped up Click Pitch again this week and come up with some of their crazier ideas to date. A psychedelic pirate adventure, a game set in the abandoned amusement park in Chernobyl before the accident and a fantasy hospital where you…
094: Muddle P.I.
Sep 30, 2018 • 56 min
Ben and Trevor Click Pitch their way to a narrative noir game about a missing pot plant, a frantic multiplayer game set at a classy ball, a video game sequel to the Rush Hour trilogy, a Zelda/Back To The Future mashup, a National Treasure style adventure…
093: Underpants and Butts (Featuring Andrew Freeth from Juicy Cupcake)
Sep 23, 2018 • 59 min
Ben and Trevor welcome Andrew Freeth to the podcast and they come up with a number of interesting games including, Giants flinging humans around a battlefield, a typing game where you write a kickstarter press release and an erotic novel at the same time,…
092: Drop Bears and Hoop Snakes
Sep 16, 2018 • 61 min
This week: choose the upgrade path of your vicious Australian marsupial, become the keeper of the World Clock, team up with other scientists and unravel a conspiracy, help the spirit that has possessed your non-dominant hand, and see what happens when Mrs…
091: The Incompetent Threshold
Sep 9, 2018 • 65 min
Ben and Trevor ramp Click Pitch up a notch and come up with a variety of awesome games. A multiplayer shooter with civilian npcs, a western Scooby Doo mystery, unusual laser pointers and a game based on a rejected song from Kurodust. * Includes the only…
090: Danger Zone
Sep 2, 2018 • 64 min
Back to Click Pitch this week as Ben and Trevor dream up a multiplayer puppeteering game, the challenges of being a flight attendant, a flight combat game set in the aftermath of a modern US civil war, an RPG set in the world of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, a…
089: Three Course Mystery
Aug 26, 2018 • 63 min
This episode we try out an old segment once again, Adventure Game Design Done Quick (AGDDQ), where we try to write the story and puzzles for a small point and click adventure game within the hour. The result is a narrative game that takes place over the…
088: Infinity Band
Aug 19, 2018 • 55 min
Ben and Trevor go back to the Harry Potter well in a game played within the margins of a Potions spell book, get serious with a game about a man down on his luck and on the streets, do some deep world building in which a technology can tell you how long…
087: Game Paste
Aug 12, 2018 • 57 min
A VR puzzle game inspired by the Fools Errand, a momentum based game in which you must stop a lodge from crashing into an orphanage, a calm casual driving experience game with a secret locked in the trunk. These are just some of the crazy games that Ben…
086: Minecraft (but for spiders)
Aug 5, 2018 • 65 min
What is the gestational period of a common bridge troll? Can you help your future self save the planet? What happens to a typesetter’s legacy when his son leaves for the war? Have we ever tackled so many serious questions in one episode? Listen to find…
085: Fire All The Guns
Jul 30, 2018 • 51 min
A VR game that warps time further than Superhot! A narrative game where you play a lawyer representing the creator of the hoverboard! A game where you must present a home you know nothing about to prospective home buyers. All these games and more on this…
084: Tomb Raver (featuring Meg and Anthony from Screwtape Studios)
Jul 22, 2018 • 59 min
Ben and Trevor are joined by Megan Summers and Anthony Wood from Screwtape Studios this week, and they come up with a smoke filled metroidvania, limb buying robots, a soul fishing contest between God and the Devil, a grammar obsessed teenager solving…
083: Metaphorical Cavity Search
Jul 15, 2018 • 62 min
Just relax, this week the games include border searches in a fantasy land, cheating in a 4 player co-op, maintaining a boiler in Antarctica and a competitive co-op cow rustling game. Ben and Trevor laugh their way through another action packed episode of…
082: Workplace Tag
Jul 8, 2018 • 58 min
Delivering script pages via parkour, playing a high stakes game of Tag in the office, Spy Party-esque multiplayer in an exam room, the long sordid tale of a single chapstick, cartoon physics as gameplay mechanics, and the infinite path of an actor’s life…
081: Purge the Calendar
Jul 1, 2018 • 64 min
A gritty reimagining of Bubble Bobble, Lemmings in VR, the world’s reaction to a misprinted calendar and a time travelling scientist. Just a small selection of the games that we covered this week on Bit Storm.
080: Left 4 Bread
Jun 24, 2018 • 68 min
Ben and Trevor deep dive into a couple of heavy world building games this episode, including a Black Mirror-esque world where Augmented Reality is the norm and a mystery told through flashbacks during a home invasion. They also explore a co-op survival…
079: The Nun Direction
Jun 17, 2018 • 57 min
Two bakers in 18th century France competively baking cakes. The take home version of Bit Storm’s Click Pitch(TM). A galaxy contained within a bubble. The many habits of Doctor Livingstone. An educational game about LGBTQIA+. All these games and more on…
078: Judi Dench: Train Eater
Jun 10, 2018 • 59 min
Forget all the other gaming websites, we have your E3 2018 exclusives right here! Coming this summer to a game store near you, the latest FPS blockbuster starring the most badass octogenarian: JUDI DENCH: TRAIN EATER. Also look out for the preview…
077: Feudal England
Jun 3, 2018 • 59 min
A narrative game based on a boxer that bets on his own fights, a used car salesman simulator, the secret origin of language on earth, a telepathic alien baby breaks out of area 52 and a family fighting to survive in Feudal England. All these ideas were…
076: The Fourth Rule of Gremlins
May 27, 2018 • 58 min
An alien spider with an expansive skill tree, a rogue-like Gremlins game set in the Old West, a food fight turned lethal, a bullfighter reincarnated as a bull, plus find out the real story behind Gargamel and the Smurfs - all of this and more in this…
075: The Horny Hornet
May 20, 2018 • 57 min
A Dark Souls style game set in a Buffy-esque universe where the “Chosen one” is Scatman John. A suspenseful game set in an abandoned theme park where you play as the Mascot who never left when the park closed down. A vengeful Hornet who is chasing the…
074: Get Me A Weasley
May 13, 2018 • 58 min
Down in the dumps? We prescribe this episode of Bit Storm, where Ben and Trevor come up with video game tie-ins for the Bill & Ted franchise as well as creating the MVGU (Marvel Video Game Universe), along with a game about a dolphin on the police force,…
073: Lactose Intolerant
May 6, 2018 • 58 min
A guy who survived the extinction of mankind while demoing a fallout shelter! A No One Lives Forever inspired spy romp against a villian hell bent on destroying the UK with Mad Cow Disease! Vegans and people with Lactose intolerance team up against a…
072: Winner Winner Human Dinner (featuring Barney Cumming)
Apr 29, 2018 • 68 min
Trevor and Ben are joined by Barney Cumming of Powerhoof this week, and the resulting stampede leaves behind a game where you play a recluse solving a mystery via garbage and crosswords, a HVAC engineer who is sensibly doing their job, we explore the fine…
071: Orphanazi
Apr 22, 2018 • 78 min
Where is that piano music coming from? What if Hansel and Gretel wanted to live with the witch? How long could you survive on a distant planet where the day is deadlier than the night? Ben and Trevor attempt to answer all these questions while playing a…
070: The Prime Nephew
Apr 15, 2018 • 65 min
What would Space Quest 7 be like if Roger Wilco was turned into pure electricity? What if the next ridiculous teenage trend had something to do with a hydraulic press? What’s the best way for a gopher to steal balls on a golf course? And what do you do if…
069: Noice!
Apr 8, 2018 • 52 min
Things are getting steamy in episode 69! Noice! Games this week include alien dictators, alternate universes with word searches instead of crosswords, theatre lighting in VR and a SWAT style game with a twist.
068: Ask Jeeves
Apr 1, 2018 • 67 min
It’s 2002, and you find a mysterious floppy disk in a secret government file. What you find on it will shock you! Ben and Trevor Click Pitch their way to this game and more, including a reverse rogue-like where you are rehabilitating a dungeon, a VR…
067: Fungi Cold Medina
Mar 25, 2018 • 53 min
Ben and Trevor return for an in-depth discussion of 4 made up games. Games include human sized pigs and pig sized humans set in an RPG, a rogue-like adventure beneath the waves and we discover the secret truth of how humanity evolved on Earth.
066: Clock Fluid
Mar 20, 2018 • 58 min
A management game where you are tasked with building the best pub crawl route, an extreme couponing game with gameplay from both sides of the register, a world where the very concept of time relies on a mysterious fluid, and the much needed movie tie-ins…
065: Weird Al is our Spirit Animal
Mar 11, 2018 • 57 min
Ben and Trevor cough their way through another episode (don’t worry, we cut them all out) and sneeze up a world where there is no gravity due to planet eating worms, get Saturday Night feverish with a hitman who is stuck in the 70s, find love in a tennis…
064: Mirror Universe
Mar 4, 2018 • 59 min
Things get a little weird as Ben and Trevor delve into some more Click Pitch. Games include robot cows, neanderthal social networking and an attack that occurs within the mirror universe.
063: 300 Rats in a Human Suit
Feb 25, 2018 • 52 min
Ben and Trevor return for another thrilling game of Click Pitch. Games include a group of 300 rats trying to pass themselves as human, managing a local voting centre and finally attempting to defraud hunters into believing bigfoot and other cryptids exist.
062: Kidnapping is not cool
Feb 18, 2018 • 56 min
Trevor and Ben return for another fun filled episode of Bit Storm. They design an open world game in which you play a flea on a dogs body, Ben tries to kidnap a kid and teach them the art of thieving and finally they redesign the Nintendo Labo to be a…
061: The Wrong Joey
Feb 11, 2018 • 59 min
This week, Ben and Trevor will be there for you as they create an adventure game crossing over classic sitcoms, a VR game set in a phone booth during an alien invasion, a game about the friendship between a gestating alien fetus and its human companion (a…
060: Lasertron (Featuring Callan Davison of Game Train Podcast)
Feb 4, 2018 • 59 min
Ben and Trev welcome Callan Davison of the Game Train Podcast to the Bit Cave to play some Click Pitch. Game ideas include living batteries that thrive on love, a zookeeper gets a taste of his own medicine and a PUBG styled murder mystery game on a Star…
Boom (tm) - Global Game Jam 2018
Jan 31, 2018 • 18 min
Ben and Trevor do a post mortem of their Global Game Jam experience! Hear about their experiences jamming in Melbourne, the brainstorming and development process, then play their final game! Play the game here: https://globalgamejam.org/2018/games/boom-tm…
059: High Pressure Hairdressing
Jan 28, 2018 • 58 min
In their third and final Global Game Jam themed episode, Ben and Trevor take the theme “The Sound of a Beating Heart” and apply it to all their Click Pitch rounds this week! It results in a blood sucking rhythm game, a toe trimming simulator, a superhero…
058: What Do We Do Now?
Jan 21, 2018 • 56 min
In the second of their Global Game Jam themed episodes, Ben and Trevor take the theme ‘What Do We Do Now’ and use it in every Click Pitch this week! The result is a VR experience of vacuuming up Grandma’s ashes, a dung beetle pushing a dung ball around a…
057: Brandon’s Been Branded
Jan 14, 2018 • 59 min
In the first of their Global Game Jam themed episodes, Ben and Trevor take the theme ‘Deception’ and use it in every Click Pitch this week! The result is a squirrel trying to steal nuts in a metroidvania set in a zoo, a reporter trying to infiltrate a…
056: Billy Knives
Jan 7, 2018 • 65 min
Trevor welcomed Ben to his humble abode and they recorded a live episode. They played some Click Pitch and things got a little weird, with games including themes such as Batman’s new arch enemy, a prison breakout, a Star Trek / Mass Effect crossover and…
055: Big Candy
Dec 31, 2017 • 61 min
Ben and Trevor are starting the New Year with a jam-packed episode, including a Goonies sequel featuring the children of the original cast, how to make whiskey using time travel, what the seniors at Hogwarts get up to when nobody is watching, henchman…
054: Sorry Mum, I Did Crime (Special GOTY Episode)
Dec 28, 2017 • 47 min
In an extra special mid-week episode, Ben and Trevor create their Game Of The Year based on pitches from their audience. Which one will win? An interstellar twist on a classic pub game? Teen monsters pulling pranks? A game that has a Doctor Who back story…
053: Liquid Metal Santa
Dec 24, 2017 • 46 min
Merry Christmas! Ben and Trevor have a very special Christmas gift for everyone in the form of a Christmas themed Click Pitch. They design some very unusual games, including a Santa based cover shooter, a snowman builder and a Christmas themed prequel to…
052: Not all fat guys are called Bob (Featuring Adam “Pez” Perry)
Dec 17, 2017 • 58 min
Ben and Trevor welcome Adam “Pez” Perry, previously of the You Game Bro podcast, to discuss imaginary games such as an adventure game where an entomologist discovers a deadly secret about ladybugs, Micro Transaction Simulator 2018, a wild west open world…
051: Butting Butts on a Butte
Dec 10, 2017 • 56 min
Ben and Trevor are back at it, imagining a horde shooter where your only method of communication is random noises, an open world sea monster game, a meringue based platformer, a sprawling adventure set in the world of board games, a competitive goat-based…
050: You’d Better Run, Egg!
Dec 3, 2017 • 57 min
In our notable 50th episode, Ben and Trevor pitch game designs involving an itchy actor trying to keep it under control, an egg council lobbyist just trying to make a living, what happens when humans stay in VR for too long, a bullet hell shooter where…
049: Dig me a Lake… Get the Hose (Featuring the Inconsolables)
Nov 26, 2017 • 63 min
Ben and Trev welcome the Inconsolables back to the pod, and they bring a mysterious new third member. They drunkenly all play a rousing game of Click Pitch and come up with games including a fruit based porn movie, CSI Paddle boats and a Rube Goldberg…
048: O Mario, Where Art Thou?
Nov 19, 2017 • 64 min
We give a salute to the poorly under-used Waluigi and try to find him a game, crap on about Judge Dredd for a while, create a domestic stealth game starring a kid trying to make mischief, revel in the violent aftermath of PAX, imagine an undercover cop…
047: Interpretive Snake Dance (Pax Storm #2)
Nov 12, 2017 • 64 min
In the 2nd of 3 PAX themed episodes, Ben and Trevor record in front of a live studio audience… of one. Together they designed an intriguing stealth game set within a closed down mint, a competitive multiplayer game where teachers in a school try to catch…
046: Big Joe’s Sex Emporium
Nov 5, 2017 • 62 min
This week Ben and Trevor describe a game about returning items to a very specific type of store, throw together a rhythm based customer service experience, play Telephone with a rumour mongering game that would not be out of place in the Jackbox Party…
045: Midlife Crisis: The Game (Featuring Benny and Nato - Live from the Audio Technica booth @ PAX AUS)
Oct 29, 2017 • 46 min
Ben and Trevor had the privilege of recording at the Audio Technica booth, on the convention floor @ PAX. They welcomed Benny from the Hungry Gamers podcast and Nato from the 4 Yanks 1 Aussie podcast to play some very quick Click Pitch. Together they came…
044: Maybe You’re A Witch
Oct 22, 2017 • 54 min
Take flight as Ben and Trevor explore game ideas like a witch who must use her broom as an umbrella, a doctor struggling to delivery vital organs across a city, Weird Al fighting his way across heaven and hell, a Canadian organized crime simulator, plus…
043: Sued by Disney
Oct 15, 2017 • 58 min
Get out your checkbooks as Ben and Trevor might be in a little legal trouble. We come up with two Disney themed Click Pitches, one based on Toy Story, the other based on Cars. Other games may include: a depressed garbage truck, a very scary carnival and a…
042: Powered By Earth Dollars
Oct 8, 2017 • 66 min
For our 1 year anniversary episode, Ben and Trevor do the exact same thing they do every week: come up with game ideas! This week we discover a world where everybody is genetically predisposed to arson, join an android on their year long journey through…
041: Willy Wonka and the Candy Caper
Oct 1, 2017 • 59 min
Stock up on candy because Halloween has come early! Ben and Trevor play some Click Pitch, and spew out some games where you need to escape captivity in a world where your spit can instantly rust metal, pull off a Halloween heist in a world where candy is…
040: LacrosseBot 3000 (featuring Alex Wynnter from Dice Hard)
Sep 24, 2017 • 64 min
Alex Wynnter from Dice Hard (amongst other things) joins Ben and Trevor on Bit Storm this week! We invent a loincloth based superhero, a vampire who just wants to paint landscapes, a thief with an orchid calling card, a secret society of mutants within a…
039: Owl Snacks
Sep 17, 2017 • 64 min
Trevor drags himself out of bed to help Ben play some Click Pitch. Things get a little weird with games featuring a jungle court with a baboon for a judge, a murder mystery at a Woodstock like concert and an owl hunting for snacks.
038: Planetary Passion (featuring Anthony Murphy from the Semi Cast)
Sep 10, 2017 • 55 min
Anthony Murphy from the Semi-Cast joins Ben this week as Trevor chucks a sickie, missing out on a planetary scale visual novel, a policewoman skydiving to make arrests, XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen reimagined as a totally not-blasphemous real time strategy,…
037: Old Man Yells at Cloud
Sep 3, 2017 • 64 min
Things are getting stormy as Ben and Trevor play some more Click Pitch and come up with ideas like playing the “Bond girl” role in a spy thriller and a Papers Please style of game where the protagonist is a parole officer. They also talk about their new…
036: Lining Up The Bits (featuring Michael and Tegan from RESET Podcast)
Aug 27, 2017 • 61 min
Michael and Tegan from RESET join Ben and Trevor in designing a new toys to life franchise revolving around body pillows, a raunchy game of Tetris, a solar system spanning Tupperware conspiracy, a zombie knitting game, a side scrolling nerds vs jocks…
035: Spike Strypp and Axyl Grease
Aug 20, 2017 • 68 min
Get your popcorn ready and switch off your mobile phones, cos Ben and Trevor are going to the movies. They warm up with some Click Pitch and then dive into some movie tie in games. The games include the children of Robin Hood and Little John on opposite…
034: Fee Fie Foe Fum
Aug 13, 2017 • 64 min
Ben is back in the Bit Storm basement, and he and Trevor jump straight back into some Click Pitch resulting in games about giants cooking humans in the sun, grammar teachers who love it when you are incorrect, a VR computer building challenge with…
033: Slender Brenda (Bit Drizzle #3)
Aug 6, 2017 • 45 min
Ben and Trevor are back in the saddle, kinda anyway. In the last episode of Bit Drizzle before Ben returns from Canada, they talk about games that don’t exist yet, like a Life Saving simulator, a VR hunting game where you control the animals and a bizarre…
032: Bread Rising (Featuring Dan Ryan of the Game Club Podcast)
Jul 30, 2017 • 70 min
Dan Ryan of the Game Club Podcast joins Trevor in this episode of Bit Storm, as Ben is still not back from Canada. Although there were a few internet disruptions this episode made it over the line and contains numerous references to morality systems,…
031: Nightmare Fuel (featuring Sam Harkin of Vivid Geekcast)
Jul 23, 2017 • 66 min
Sam Harkin, of Vivid Geekcast and Super Hype Train, joins Trevor in this unprecedented second guest hosted episode in a row. He brings a real fun energy and they come up with a VR Croquet simulator with a horror edge, a Stardew Valley rip off and a VR…
030: Heart of Gold (Featuring Pete Curulli from Game On Australia)
Jul 16, 2017 • 60 min
Trevor welcomes Pete Curulli of Game On Australia fame back to play some more Click Pitch. They get a little silly with ideas such as a Hijacker with a heart of gold, a musical theatre game with quicktime mechanics, pooping zebras and a Player Unknown’s…
029: Monique the Leek (Bit Drizzle #2)
Jul 9, 2017 • 28 min
While Ben is in Canada we have a number of smaller episodes entitled “Bit Drizzle” ready for your listening pleasure. In this episode Ben and Trevor discuss a game featuring Twinder, sentient candy and they return to the world of anthropomorphic root…
028: Super Corn Boy (Featuring the Inconsolables)
Jul 2, 2017 • 65 min
Trevor welcomes Andrew Natoli (@Kalgar) and Paul Cunningham (@ThundermaceAus) from the Inconsolables podcast to riff on crazy ideas involving the celestial dance of the moon and the sun, hunting humans, wrestling in wine cellars and a rip off homage of…
027: AACK! (Bit Drizzle #1)
Jun 25, 2017 • 31 min
While Ben is in Canada we have a number of smaller episodes entitled, Bit Drizzle, ready for your listening pleasure. In this episode the boys talk about sentient baked goods, try to take down the fraternity system and tell a lovely story about a grandma…
026: Running With Scissors
Jun 18, 2017 • 66 min
In their last episode before Ben heads off to Canada leaving Trevor to fend for himself for 6 weeks, the boys come up with some interesting mechanics involving a second-person action/adventure game, losing time instead of health, picking procedurally…
025: Metaphorical Magnetism
Jun 11, 2017 • 73 min
This week on Bit Storm: watch our for flames as you hatch a dragon’s egg, see how large you can grow your lint ball, discover the intricacies of playing curling on a basketball court, drive a car as a small child and solve nursery rhyme crimes with Ben…
024: Brain Burn-In
Jun 4, 2017 • 58 min
Multiplayer backstabbing while diverting asteroids, skeleton jigsaw puzzles, avoiding the flu and images burning into your brain like an old CRT - just a few of the game mechanics in this week’s episode. Join Ben and Trevor as they Click Pitch the night…
023: OnlineSpySchool.com
May 28, 2017 • 62 min
The Atari 2600 game ET, ducks pulling off bank heists, Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series, kiwis (the bird, not the fruit), the Dewey Decimal System and far too many secret agents; these are just a few of the ideas tackled in this week’s crop of Click…
022: For Whom The Gel Tolls
May 22, 2017 • 43 min
Ben and Trevor click the night away and invent a gel based multiplayer squad shooter with Minecraft building mechanics, an alien raising simulator as metaphor for raising a human child, a Moonlighting sequel which reveals an old nemesis, plus they fight…
021: Hand Occupation (featuring Jacob Janerka, creator of Paradigm)
May 14, 2017 • 62 min
Ben and Trevor are joined by Jacob Janerka this week, creator of the wonderfully funny Paradigm! In recognition of the success of his point and click adventure, as well as the fortuitous timing of Adventure Jam 2017, we decided to do our Adventure Game…
020: Starch Wars (featuring Brendan White from The Hungry Gamers)
May 7, 2017 • 71 min
Vegetables abound this week as Ben and Trevor are joined by Brendan White from fellow AGPN podcast The Hungry Gamers. We imagine a world where root vegetables are made sentient and fight their leafy above ground foes, a chalky stegosaurus tracking down…
019: Banned in Australia
Apr 30, 2017 • 76 min
Alone again, Trevor and Ben get a little bit silly and invent a game with analogue breathing controls, a bachelor party planning simulator, a school-based stealth game set in the 80s, and took ideas for movie tie-ins from AGPN resulting in a new Scarface…
018: All Hail the Octolord (featuring Daniel Mason from The S.O.A.P)
Apr 23, 2017 • 64 min
With the help of Daniel Mason from The S.O.A.P podcast, this week Ben and Trevor turned random words into an action adventure played in a world run by a giant totalitarian octopus, a saliva based collectible figurine game, a Lord of the Rings themed game…
017: Room Full of Garfields (featuring John Kane from Gritfish)
Apr 16, 2017 • 65 min
Ben and Trevor are joined by John Kane from Gritfish for a very adventure game heavy episode - we brainstorm a Thimbleweed Park inspired murder mystery set at a comic book convention in an alternate universe where Garfield is the ultimate in pop culture,…
016: Veronica Fizzlesticks: Wizard Lawyer (featuring Laura Voss from Harmonious Games)
Apr 9, 2017 • 71 min
This week Laura Voss, Creative Director at Harmonious Games joined Ben and Trevor in the Click Pitch hot seat. We ruminate on waffle decorum and pancake physics, spy on drunks hiding in futuristic speakeasies, handle divorce cases between giants and…
015: Crosswalk Battlefield: Advertising Edition (featuring Kamina Vincent from Mountains)
Apr 2, 2017 • 51 min
This week on Bit Storm (new name!): Kamina Vincent, producer at Mountains, helped us get political to make an Animal Farm inspired farm management game, a PolyBridge-esque restaurant automation game, we won the heart and minds of the populace through well…
014: Baby B-Ball (featuring Giselle Rosman from Hipster Whale)
Mar 24, 2017 • 62 min
Giselle Rosman of Hipster Whale, the Melbourne IGDA and the Global Game Jam is our guest this week, helping Ben and Trevor turn random prompts into games where babies play basketball, dogs have to pee their own landmarks, a wandering chaperone moves from…
013: Punch Stuff Until The Magic Happens (featuring Andrew Natoli from The Inconsolables)
Mar 19, 2017 • 73 min
Co-host of The Inconsolables Andrew Natoli joins Trevor and Ben for a spicy good time! Game pitches this week include the new Hogwarts adventures of Fiddler and Louse, the tribulations of raising a baby mech alongside your human children, the son of God…
012: Rex Hunt: The Fisher King (featuring Mitch Loh)
Mar 11, 2017 • 60 min
Ben and Trevor are joined this week by Mitch Loh from the Pixel Sift podcast! We find ourselves in some familiar Lame Storming territory with games set at funerals and involving people in mascot suits - you’ll have to listen to find out if that’s one game…
011: Competitive Ornithology (featuring Pete Curulli)
Mar 4, 2017 • 71 min
Pete Curulli from the fantastic Game On Australia podcast joins Ben and Trevor this week in a cavalcade of potty humour and Star Wars jokes. We discover the new ARG for Blizzard’s next Overwatch character reveal, re-invent the meaning of ‘Season Pass’,…
010: Miami Noir (featuring Gustav Seymore)
Feb 18, 2017 • 58 min
With the help of Gustav Seymore from Lost Goblin, Trevor and Ben take this week’s prompts and turn them into management games involving valet parking, high school relationships and sentient hams, as well as an action adventure game starring a bright and…
009: Waves Waves Waves (featuring Inge Berman)
Feb 4, 2017 • 71 min
Game artist Inge Berman from S1T2 surfs into our special Global Game Jam episode, using this year’s theme of ‘waves’ to buoy our imaginations! The result is wet and foamy, as we invent a VR game starring a dendrophobic lumberjack (with a sweet double axe…
008: Vince McMahon’s Testify (featuring Justine Colla)
Jan 21, 2017 • 73 min
Community lead and co-founder of Alta, Justine Colla, joins us this week to invent games about chatting with anthropomorphic ledges, hypnotizing restaurant patrons to get better tips, and giant wrestling goddesses. It’s clobberin’ time! (That’s a…
007: Teen Angst Food Fight (featuring Emre Deniz)
Jan 7, 2017 • 58 min
Game designer Emre Deniz joins us this week, and the result was slightly disturbing. Themes of darkness dominated, with flickering candles and the setting sun giving way to the horrors that lie in the absence of light. Plus, parties! Food fights and drug…
006: Jiggly Bits (featuring Rhys Smith)
Dec 23, 2016 • 65 min
Rhys Smith of Pine Fire Studios joins Trevor and Ben this week and they delve into some Click Pitch where things quickly get hot and bothered. Games about flames, burlesque and bondage are the result, until things are slightly cooled by a game about…
005: Pizza Delivery Pro (featuring Jack Erskine)
Dec 10, 2016 • 56 min
Trevor and Ben welcome Jack Erskine, the 3D Artist & Animator for Siege Sloth Games, to the Lame Cave. Together they play a rousing round of Click Pitch, and talk about Siege Sloth Games upcoming release, Evergreen. Click Pitch Classic Growing Helium…
004.5: Click Pitch Classic #4
Dec 3, 2016 • 30 min
Trevor and Ben return for the final installment of Click Pitch Classic. This one comes from episode 16 of Two Sweary Dad’s. Check it out here. Click Pitch Classic Informality Monogamy Mail Geometry Fringe Serial Ink Sampling Grip Slowing Museum Revealing…
004: The Little and The Big
Nov 26, 2016 • 52 min
Trevor and Ben pitch some of their favourite games from their youth as new and improved remakes, then try to come up with some tv and movie tie in games. Game Remakes Jill of the Jungle Cosmo’s Cosmic Adventure Blaze of Glory TV and Movie Tie-ins Big…
003.5: Click Pitch Classic #3
Nov 19, 2016 • 32 min
Trevor and Ben return to the well that is Classic Click Pitch. This time they travel back in time to episode 12 of Two Sweary Dads and check out the episode where Click Pitch was finally named. Click Pitch Backyard Train Cog Wheel Import Antimatter…
003: Peter Bred and the Stale Situation
Nov 12, 2016 • 61 min
Trevor and Ben have some pre-prepared game ideas that they unleash on each other, before playing another couple of rounds of Click Pitch. Although they do get a little VR heavy… must be that Ben got to experience VR at PAX. Pre-Prepared Game Ideas: PAX…
002.5: Click Pitch Classic #2
Nov 5, 2016 • 20 min
Trevor and Ben present Click Pitch Classic #2. We travel back in time to episode 8 of Two Sweary Dads and revisit where Lame Storming started. Click Pitch Art Trouble Copper Digestion Ink Smell Judge Attack
002: Blind Reflection
Oct 29, 2016 • 80 min
This episode we try out a new segment, Adventure Game Design Done Quick (AGDDQ), where we try to write the story and puzzles for a small point and click adventure game within the hour. The result is a Lovecraftian horror game called Blind Reflection, with…
001.5: Click Pitch Classic #1
Oct 22, 2016 • 24 min
We decided to provide some extra content for the first few off weeks of Lame Storming. Trevor and Ben revisit the originator of Lame Storming, the Click Pitch segments from Episodes 2 & 3 of Two Sweary Dads. Click Pitch Football Clothes Math Description…
001: Twitch Plays Malkovich
Oct 12, 2016 • 50 min
We jump straight into the fun in our first episode, starting out by bringing our game Click Pitch across from our other podcast Two Sweary Dads, then starting a new segment where we come up with game tie-ins for movies that probably don’t need them. Click…