Quantcast
Glorkbot creator talks Vic 20, SuperF*ckers, and more - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Glorkbot creator talks Vic 20, SuperF*ckers, and more


2:00 PM on 12.21.2012



Last week's Sup, Holmes? (available now on iTunes) was a true wild card episode. Our guest, James Kochalka, is like no other guest we've had before -- and unless Pendelton Ward finally decides to return my e-mails, I doubt we'll every see his like again. James is a true multimedia giant. He's been creating music, comics, animation, and videogames since he was in the single digits, and at 45, he's never been more prolific or successful.

James told us all about his earliest experiences programming on the Commadore Vic 20. One of his first games was called Smedley, and it sounds like the best Q-Bert game you've never played. I want it. Badly. Will someone listen to James's plan and make us a Smedley? Like, right now? We deserve it!

We also spoke about what it's like to hire Maria Bamford and Veronica Belmont to work on a cartoon series, what kids under ten think of "retro" graphics (hint, they don't think of them as "retro"), how Elvis was the first hipster, and a whole lot more. It was one of the most interesting conversations I've ever had. 

Thanks again to James for appearing on the show, and please tune in this Sunday when we welcome Mariel Cartwright (link NSFW), lead artist on Skullgirls, Lesbian Spider Queens From Mars, and contributing artist on Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game, the Silent Hill series, and many more. We're going live at 1pm PST/4pm EST, so don't be late!






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Indie

7:30 PM on 04.16.2014
Talking Videoball with the one-of-a-kind Tim Rogers

Get our own Jonathan Holmes and Action Button Entertainment's Tim Rogers in a room together and magic will happen. Here the two are at PAX East discussing Videoball, a "real-time strategy shooting sports game" that's far dee...more



6:30 PM on 04.16.2014
In BaraBariBall you lose your balls when you jump

I played BaraBariBall over a year ago at GDC 2013 and it was fun as heck. I liked it BaraBari much. But it's still not out. Not yet, anyways. It's coming this year to PC, PS4, and PS3 as a part of the amazing Sportsfriends. ...more



2:00 PM on 04.16.2014
Not a Hero's 2D cover-based shooting killed me about a dozen times

Devolver Digital had a great showing at PAX East this year. Though Hotline Miami 2 might have had the most buzz going in, not long into the show people were shouting about Not a Hero. Developed by Roll7 (of OlliOlli fame), it...more



View all Indie






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more