Monday, February 14, 2011

Bringing Your Game into the Basement

(This post is inspired by Sage Reads Games.)

As part of our transition to a new season and a new focus, Mom's Basement Podcast would like to begin a series on in-development games. We know how hard it can be to get someone to read and critique a game-in-progress, and we want to do what we can to help.

So if you have a game that you're developing, and you would like us to spend a half hour or so on a future podcast to discussing and critiquing it, send an email to momsbasementpodcast at

Any indie or small press game that is currently in development is eligible. If your game has just recently been self-published, that's fine too. We'd just like to avoid indie products that are already getting reviews and attention elsewhere.

Please include a link to a design doc or draft of your game in your email, or include it as an attachment. We will post a link to it with the podcast at your request.

We are also willing to record actual play sessions for in progress games. However, while we can probably review/critique your game within a week or two, we can't provide any timeline for actual play. Recordings of actual play sessions will be sent to you by email.

If you have any questions, email us at the email above or leave a comment on this post.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Episode 23: Ronnies February 2011

In this episode, we talk about the Ronnies Awards (February 2011, Round 2)! Congratulations to everyone who entered!

Episode 23: Ronnies February 2011

If you are listening for a specific game, here is a list of the entries discussed and the times that they appear, courtesy of David Berg:

08:20 Murder: a Game about Crows
11:13 Moral Dawn
14:46 Uncle Louis
20:04 Deathbird Black
23:23 Anathema
26:45 Volume of Secrets
31:25 Haunted
35:12 Murder: a Game about Crows
38:04 Secret Lives of Serial Killers
43:16 Cycle of Seasons
47:20 They Became Flesh
55:08 Air Patrol