Dine in style with Even the Ocean and Anodyne creators Joni and Sean

Sup Holmes every Sunday at 2:30pm EST!

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on YouTube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.]

[Update: Show’s over! Thanks to Joni and Sean for being on the show, and for letting me yell at them about how The Witness reminds me of The Fountainhead for so long. The rerun should be up soon, but in the meantime, here’s a trailer for Even the Ocean!]

Today on Sup Holmes we’re happy to welcome Joni Kittaka and Sean Hogan to the program. Sean and Joni are probably most well known for creating Anodyne, a 16-bit style Zelda-like that’s much more than it appears to be at first glance. Their next project, Even the Ocean, is also reminiscent of something from the Genesis days, but this time their taking on the 2D action platformer genre. While the game may look straight forward at first, the two devs are planning multiple ways to change up classic platformer design elements while infusing them with themes related to the game’s story, like alignment-effected jumping mechanics seen above. 

We’ll be talking to Joni and Sean about that, where they think it takes for an indie 2D platformer to succeed in 2016, and a lot more. Join us at 2:30pm EST for live talk and questions!

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Jonathan Holmes
Destructoid Contributor - Jonathan Holmes has been a media star since the Road Rules days, and spends his time covering oddities and indies for Destructoid, with over a decade of industry experience "Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes
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