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Alex Krause of the awesome improvised podcast "Know What You're in For w/ Disgraced Prison Warden Anthony B. Watts" joins Ben and Trevor this week to discuss a whole heap of games that don't yet exist including:Discovering new materials and technology with your friend CthuluThe smallest ever open world game set in a schoolA mash up of Noahs Ark and Island of Dr MoreauA poker playing adventure
With Ben being away Trevor invited his friends from the Inconsolables, Sammy Deedge and Mrs Llante. Together they caused absolute chaos and talked about numerous game ideas including, touching up faces, hallucinogenic mould, protecting the barrier reef as a politicians aid, the secret of climbing Mt Everest and a mysterious leprechaun is causing havoc in a small village.Twitter Links:Sammy DeedgeMrs Llante
In our third annual Game of the Year special we discuss the GOTY games that don't exist but should! With pitches ranging between 2 and 5 words from some of the best and brightest of the AGPN network and Twitter, Bionic Commando, managing a national park, Day of the Tentacle, bionic women and robot dinosaurs and a father son wrestling trip feature heavily.
Triple Digits! Recorded at PAX Australia in the wonderful Audio Technica booth, Ben and Trevor are joined by Jono Pech and Jack Kruse for episode #100! Maids as ammo, a post apocalyptic hot air balloon adventure, an ensemble cooking game starring the underused Apogee and Square Enix properties, a puzzle game where you need to accomodate smokers, a VR basketball/deli game, and more!
Trevor and Ben are joined by Barney Cumming of Powerhoof this week, and the resulting stampede leaves behind a game where you play a recluse solving a mystery via garbage and crosswords, a HVAC engineer who is sensibly doing their job, we explore the fine art of observatory equipment requisition, and we reinvent Powerhoof's Regular Human Basketball into a Space Jam-esque adventure! Find Barney online: Website: https://www.powerhoof.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/powerhoof Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/powerhoof/
Ben and Trevor return for an in-depth discussion of 4 made up games. Games include human sized pigs and pig sized humans set in an RPG, a rogue-like adventure beneath the waves and we discover the secret truth of how humanity evolved on Earth.
In the second of their Global Game Jam themed episodes, Ben and Trevor take the theme 'What Do We Do Now' and use it in every Click Pitch this week! The result is a VR experience of vacuuming up Grandma's ashes, a dung beetle pushing a dung ball around a crowded city and the worst game of "Basketball" ever envisioned.
Ben and Trevor are back at it, imagining a horde shooter where your only method of communication is random noises, an open world sea monster game, a meringue based platformer, a sprawling adventure set in the world of board games, a competitive goat-based king of the mountain game, and a stealthy restaurant patron with high class tastes.
For our 1 year anniversary episode, Ben and Trevor do the exact same thing they do every week: come up with game ideas! This week we discover a world where everybody is genetically predisposed to arson, join an android on their year long journey through space, try desperately to find the right adapter for our new game console, learn sign language in stressful situations, produce a sitcom and re-imagine the VR game Lone Echo.
While Ben is in Canada we have a number of smaller episodes entitled, Bit Drizzle, ready for your listening pleasure. In this episode the boys talk about sentient baked goods, try to take down the fraternity system and tell a lovely story about a grandma and her grand-daughter.
This week on Bit Storm: watch our for flames as you hatch a dragon's egg, see how large you can grow your lint ball, discover the intricacies of playing curling on a basketball court, drive a car as a small child and solve nursery rhyme crimes with Ben and Trevor.
Multiplayer backstabbing while diverting asteroids, skeleton jigsaw puzzles, avoiding the flu and images burning into your brain like an old CRT - just a few of the game mechanics in this week's episode. Join Ben and Trevor as they Click Pitch the night away!
Trevor welcomes Andrew Natoli (@Kalgar) and Paul Cunningham (@ThundermaceAus) from the Inconsolables podcast to riff on crazy ideas involving the celestial dance of the moon and the sun, hunting humans, wrestling in wine cellars and a rip off homage of Super Meat Boy called Super Corn Boy.
A Truman Show-esque world under a house, a VR experience based on Color Out Of Space, follow the trail of destruction with help of an alien artifact and the long dreaded return to the Starch Wars saga. All this and more on this weeks episode.
We revisit the idea of asymmetrical gameplay between the living and the dead, there is an alien conspiracy in the works, discover a multi-generation super hero origin story, and come up with movie tie-ins for Jurassic Galaxy and The Lost Boys.
Time taxis, killer pizza making robots, Billy's encounter with a witch and psychological vandalism in a cyberpunky world. Ben and Trev delve into these game ideas and more on this episode of Bit Storm.
Ben and Trevor are joined by their good friend Michael Jones as they explore the game worlds of a bee-keeping simulator with a ranting boss, a fringe scientist whose experiments are turning against them, a multi-layered meta-MMORPG, and a deep dive into a multiplayer horror game set on a train.
Among Us styled hide and seek game in a mansion, 15 minutes of fame in a game, a "The Witness"-esque game set on a farm, the will rise in a co-op shooter and more...
Endlessly run through the creation of the universe, grow your circus to be the one true big top, have fun with a Snow White/Star Trek mashup, discover the spooky secrets behind an unreleased game, and more this week on Bit Storm!
Hitchhiking monsters, candy wizards, the university paranormal department and alien fast food restaurants are just some of the game ideas discussed this week.
A bumper episode this week in celebration of the 200th episode of Bit Storm! Ben and Trevor mix it up a bit with some new games, including Second Chance Click Pitch bringing back some prompts from their first episode, as well as some random movie prompts.A drone based FPS with survival elements, Sonic the Hedgehog but bloodier, a re-imagining of Titan AE as VR narrative experience, one woman's journey to find her true self, a security guard solving murder mysteries, and more!
The last episode before the big episode 200 spectacular*, Ben and Trevor riff on some games. Game discussed include:Elite Paperboy simulatorBird watching in a overpopulated cityUsing a divine blast to detect demonsReal estate in a fantasy setting*Spectacular may be an overstatement, we don't promise anything.
Why dresses don't have pockets, how to teach and be a DJ at the same time, how to solve a problem like a pinata full of drugs, the art of tailoring in high pressure situations - this week's episode will teach you things, including the origin of the universe!
Ben and Trev discuss a multitude of games that will never exist such as:A Long Kiss Goodnight esque action adventureA time traveller saving unwitting simulation prisonersA space ship building game set around smuglersA Harry Potter / Stardew valley mashup
Dating while avoiding mind altering horrors, becoming a monster census taker, a multiplayer, multi-week automation game with traitors, a STEM take on Cinderella, an anti-progress commune stuck in 1978, and much much more as Ben and Trevor close in on their 200th episode!
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Podcast Details

Created by
Ben Slinger and Trevor Scott
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 29th, 2020
Latest Episode
Nov 29th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
215
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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