Bit Storm

Bit Storm

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A comedy game design podcast by two guys who know nothing about comedy nor game design.
043: Sued by Disney
Oct 15 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 54 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…