Real Mini: JonJon with Floor Kids

This week we chat with JonJon the man behind the animation of the hit rythym game Floor Kids. We discuss his history with video games. How he got involved with animation. Also he talks about how it was working with Kid Koala and how the entire process of creating Floor Kids was an organic experience! This interview was truly special to us and we are very greatful that he took the time to come onto the podcast. Be sure to check out the link for Floor Kids below and JonJons twitter page as well!

Intro / Outro: Music by Gitaruman

Real Mini: Matt Bitner & Kayla Dowdy Creators of A Robot Named Fight

We sat down and had a chance to pick at the minds of Matt Bitner and Kayla Dowdy about the creation and marketing of A Robot Named Fight. This MetroidVania style game left us excited and happy on a previous episode, so much so that we needed to talk to the man behind it. We dive into their gaming history growing up. Talk about the ups and downs of creating a game, and the challenges of being a developer. We also talk to Kayla about how she got involved with market managing and how it benefits A Robot Named Fight. Be sure to check out the links below to get more info on the game and Matt!

A Robot Named Fight

Twitter - A Robot Named Fights


Intro / Outro: Music by Gitaruman

Thank you everyone for you continued support! 

Real Mini: Kyle Hilliard from Game Informer

The Kung Fu High Impact World Champ Kyle Hilliard from Game Informer joins us to discuss his history with video games. From writing reviews for other sites to changing his major in college he discusses with us how her got into journalism and how he got involved with Game Informer. After we learn a little bit about his history in gaming we ask him about being a dad and introducing games to his daughter. We had alot of fun chatting with Kyle and you can check out his twitter page and some of his work below in the links.

Kyle's Twitter

Kung Fu High Impact Replay

The History of Game Freak

Intro / Outro: Music by Gitaruman

Real Mini: Jan Serra from Scarecrow Studios

Welcome All! To another great interview! This week we have Jan Serra from the indie studio Scarecrow Studios. They are currently working on their first game "3 minutes to midnight". Here all about Jan's journey to creating his own indie studio and his very first game! Jan and Karrington talk a lot about what we can expect from Scarecrow Studios! Dont believe us? This is what their website has to say, "independent multidisciplinary video game company specialized in creation of Point-and-Click 2D Adventure Games. The soul of our projects is a passionate team of dreamers and doers that do what they love and love what they do, and we think you will love it, too! And that’s not even a half of it. We are not a team because we work in the same company, we are a team because we respect, trust, and care for each other. Our view is that in order to succeed with this kind of games, technical and artistic creativity is the key." Listen in on this very exciting interview!

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Real Dudes Ep. 40 Sea Hero Cooking Quests with Phil!

On the latest RDP we have the infamous Chef Phil Hoff join us for a interesting discussion about a game created by Glitchers called Sea Hero Quest. By us playing this game we were able to contribute to multiple hours of dementia research! You can do the same by searching for this game in your iOS or Android app store now! (Sea Hero Quest) After a short break we go into gaming news and then chat with Phil about what he does and how it relates to Overcooked. Phil ends the show by reversing the interview on us and talks to us a bit about the last 2 years of RDP and our personal favorite games! You won't want to miss this episode!

Time Stamp:

Sea Hero Quest: 6:31

Gaming News: 34:50

Phil and Overcooked:44:50

Reverse Interview: 57:09

Real Mini:Richard Neil Interview (Anniversary Month Celebration)

Whats that!? A new Interview on the Horizon!? Why Yes it is! Not just any interview! This interview is with actor Richard Neil. His voice can be heard in the Sony Exclusive game "Horizon Zero Dawn" where Richard plays the character Aratek. Join Karrington and Andrew on this adventure filled interview as tehy discuss Rhichards journey as an actor from humble beginnings to his most recent projects where he goes in length and discusses the hit game he was involved in as well the movie "Prodigy". Is Richard Neil a gamer himself? HOw was the experience on Horizon Zero Dawn compared to acting in a movie? You can hear all this nad more on this exciting interview with Richard Neil!

If you would like to keep up with Richard Neil on his latest projects you can follow him here:

Real Dudes Ep 39: 2 Year Extravaganza

We want to give you listeners a BIG thanks! This episode we celebrate our second year of Real Dudes Podcast. We couldn't do this show without your continued support. We couldn't keep this show going without the amazing Indie developers that continue creating the amazing content that we keep getting from them! So with that said " Thank You Dudes!" While we sit and reflect on the good times we also discuss some of our favorite games we have covered as well as reflect on the not so good times. After a short break we jump into the topic of Battle Royale games and if we think they will be a genre that will last. Tweet us your thoughts about this topic!

Time Stamp:

2:19 - 2 year celebration discussion

34:36 - Will Battle Royales stick around?

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Real Mini: Jerry Martin Interview(Anniversary Special)

Karrington had the amazing pleasure to speak with Jerry Martin! You may have heard of his work while he was with Maxis/EA as he work on many many projects for them such as Sim City 3000, Sim City 4, and The Sims. Karrington talks with Jerry about his style of music which uncludes instruments such as the Guitar and the gamelan. Were there any challenges he faced? How did he develop his style for the games he worked on? What did he do before Maxis? What has he done since leaving Maxis? Karrington talks about his new project boombamboom! What is it about and how can we help support it?

You can find more about Jerry Martin here:


All Music is property of Jerry Martin, Maxis and EA. All songs were used with full permission from Jerry Martin.

Intro: Jazz 5 (Streets of Sim City)

"Without Form" (Sim City 4)

"Night Life" (Sim City 3000)

Outro: Building (Sim City 3000)

Thank you everyone for you continued support! 

Real Mini: Interview with Wraith Games

Today Karrington is bringing you a closer look into the studio Wraith Games! A local indie studio located in Hamilton, Ohio. Karrington had the chance to visit the studio a few weeks prior and had a fantastic time. Karrington is joined by Jay and Steve from Wraith Games and they talk a little about everything from their journey as a studio since 2005 where they started with the "50 bad prototypes", all they way till now. They talk about their upcoming project "Collapsus" and what makes it so unique in the market today. All this and more on this exciting interview with Wraith Games!

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Real Mini:Interview with Valerie Rose Lohman

In this exciting episode of Real Dudes Podcast Karrington had the amazing oppurtunity to talk with the fantastic Valerie Rose Lohman. Valerie is the voice of Edith Finch the main character of Kyle's favorite game of 2017 "What Remains of Edith Finch" from the Publisher Annapurna Interactive and Developer Giant Sparrow. If you missed the interview with the creative director Ian Dallas click here!

Karrington and Valerie talk about her journey as an actress, some of her inspirations including Judy Garland and many more! They also talk about how Valerie was able to become attatched with  "What Remains of Edith Finch" and everything she was able to experience after that hit indie game! Is Valerie herself a gamer? Was she able to play the game where was the titular character? Listen and find out! Valerie is also a huge Disney fan! What are some of her favorite movies and songs? More importantly now that Star Wars and Marvel are part of the Disney family, is she fans of those two franchises? Listen to this episode to find all of this information and more!

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Intro: © 2017 Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC. What Remains of Edith Finch is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC.

Outro: Music by Gitaruman

Real Mini: Interview with Phil Moore from Nick Arcade

Kyle and Karrington sit down with writer, producer, actor, host, and much much more Phil Moore best know for his work from Nick Arcade. This exciting and hilarious interview goes into topics of Nick Arcade, his work on G4 and X Play, and his current project Battle Arcade plus possibly starting a new Series! We absolutely loved talking with Phil and hope to have him back on in the future! If you are interested we will be posting a video version of the interview as well on our Twitch channel.

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Real Mini: Ian Dallas From Giant Sparrow Interview

This was a very special interview for Kyle especially! Today we have Ian Dallas from Giant Sparrow! Ian was the creative director for Kyle's Game of the Year for 2017, What Remains of Edith Finch. So what do the guys talk about with Ian? Well they talk everything about the creation of the game, what were the highs and lows. Is there pressure for creating the next game? Ian was a blast to talk to and we look forward to hearing from him soon! Listen and find out everything he had to say! Don't forget to subscribe to hear more exciting interviews we have lined up!

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Episode 35 - Nacho Celeste

Uh oh! We have a situation on our hands! Kyle has decided to quit gaming? Why? What will he do!? While the crew tries to recover from this news they do talk about the latest indie game that seems to be climbing towards greatness! "Celeste" from Matt Makes Games is the game being discussed today. This platformer about a girl who feels like she needs to climb a mountain. Why? What secrets does this mountain hold? She will meet a small cast of unlikley characters along the way as well! Karrington goes in deep or rather to the summit of this game that people are saying is Game of the Year material already. Does Karrington think so? Listen and find out!

The guys discuss some new and bring back an old segment “Real Food” talking about Taco Bell fries.

Lastly two topics are covers.

1. Disney leaving Netflix. With Disney buying Fox and Hulu how will this effect Netflix? We know Disney is going to pull all their movies at some point, will Netflix try and come out with content to fill that void? The crew tries to come with way Netflix can stay afloat.

 2. Ryu vs. Mega Man. 2 classic characters enter the ring, the loser gets erased from history! Who will win? In this exciting discussion the crew talk about a fight between Mega-Man from the Mega-Man franchise vs Ryu from the Street Fighter franchise. Who wins? Who gets erased from history!?  This episode is packed so sit back and enjoy! Please subscribe and leave comments below!

Time Stamps

00:00 – Intro/Kyle Quits Gaming

9:30 – Celeste

27:45 – Gaming News

37:17 – Real Food (Taco Bell Fries)

45:46 – Disney Leaves Netflix

55:02 – Video Game Verses (Mega Man vs Ryu)

Real Mini: Andrew Reiner Interview

The RDP crew have a very special guest with them today! Andrew Reiner, Executive Editor at Game Informer. What is like everyday in the office as a journalist for a video game magazine? How about his project "Rapture City Twins"? What does the band sound like since the other half is with Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack? Also, we go over what it is like being a family man and trying to raise a daughter to become a gamer like good ol' dad! Is there beef with IGN or any other meida outlets that are the "competition"?  Listen and find out all this and more on this interview!