Underground Hangovers and hating your own game with Jordi de Paco

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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.]

First, a word for our regular viewers. We’re not streaming Sup Holmes this week due to the fact that I just moved to a new place and my life is a shambles, but we should be back next Sunday in full force. Also, to all of you Sup Holmes Kickstarter backers, the last of the physical rewards were finally mailed out last week. If you didn’t get your comic yet, please get in touch. It turned out that three out of over three hundred of you moved before I could mail you your stuff, and I haven’t been able to track you down. If you are one of those three, let me know your new address and I’ll send you your comic ASAP. 

As for this episode, we were joined by Jordi de Paco of Deconstructeam, creators of the feel-bad Sci-Fi puzzle adventure game Gods Will Be Watching. Jordi was in the middle of developing a 48 hour Ludam Dare game jam title at the time of this recording, which led him to be low on sleep and high on caffeine. That combination made for a particularly eloquent, insightful, and honest guest, to whom I am grateful. The game he was working on at the time has since been released in the form of Underground Hangovers. It’s free and fun, so be sure to check it out. 

Thanks again to Jordi for hanging out with us, and be sure to come back next week when we welcome Kim Voll (ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS) to the show. 

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