Loren Bednar may be the most positive guy in gaming today

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[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.]

Two weeks ago on Sup Holmes, we welcomed Loren Bednar (RocketsRocketsRockets) to the program. This was right before Loren’s latest game won a best of show of PAX award from Dtoid, so don’t go around thinking I was trying to exploit his new found glory. Loren may not be that well known of a developer now, but the same was true of Rami IsmailZoe Quinn, Phil TibitowskiChristine LoveSean Velasco, and Sophie Houlden when they were first on the show. Ah, they grow up so fast. 

Loren is he is one of the most constructive, supportive people in the game industry that I’ve ever met. That’s the main reason I wanted to talk to him. He makes sprite sheets for aspiring developers to use for free, just because he likes to help. He makes beautiful fan art based on his favorite games, just to show gratitude and encouragement. He looks at the world of gaming and asks “What can I offer you?” as opposed to the “What can you offer me?” attitude that we see far too much of these days. For that reason alone, he’s a role model. His games are pretty darn fun too. 

Thanks again to Loren for appearing on the show. Tune in here at 4pm EST if you want to get to know Matt Gilgenbach, creator of Neverending Nightmares, the Edward Gorey-influenced horror based on autobiographical experiences with mental health symptoms. I’m sure we’re going to have a lot to talk about. 

Jonathan Holmes
"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