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Brokencast: Niamh Schonherr Interview

Posted on January 28, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

This week on the Broken Cast we’re joined by Indie game developer Niamh Schonherr whose upcoming game Sofðu litla tófan mín is based around a magical 1900s Icelandic fable. I can’t really do the game justice – here’s the description she wrote on her website about the game:

“It’s a magical realist fable set in rural Iceland circa 1900 about a young girl who suffers from night terrors trying to regain control of her life as it begins to spin rapidly into desolation. I’ve been making it in Twine with music composed by friend Solai. There is also a melody being composed by the Super Marcato Bros for the game’s titular lullaby, so look forward to that! I’ve already heard an early take of the melody and it’s very promising!”

In this podcast we talk about the games Icelandic roots, what it’s like to make independent games among other things. You can find a playable version of her game here or follow her on twitter here.



BrokenCast Episode #8: Game of the Year 2015

Posted on December 21, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

It’s that time of the year – the time when we reflect on all of the great games that have been released over the last twelve months. The year kicked off with major releases like The Order: 1886 and Bloodborne. By mid-year we saw the release of Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm and CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. By the end of the year we finally got several games that fans have been waiting years for – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and almost out of nowhere Bethesda’s Fallout 4.

Joining the discussion for our last podcast of the year is:

Rae Michelle Richards on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/Kitsune86
Fionna Fox on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/Just_Fionna
Renee Gittins On Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/RikuKat
Kenny Keelan On Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/ourwindsong

We’ll be back with more podcasts in the new year!


BrokenCast EP 4 – “Twitchin’ Around At The Speed of Sound”

Posted on September 11, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

We’re back after a two week hiatus with a brand new format for BrokenCast. Instead of bouncing around between topics somewhat randomly we are going to pick a theme for each week and publish smaller episodes at regular intervals around these topics.

On Episode 4 of Broken Cast I’m joined by Andrea Ritsu and Dorian (@Bardings on Twitter) and we discuss the impact that Speed Runs and Twich.TV has had on E-Sports and the gaming industry as a whole. We also sit down and discuss Dorian’s brand new Twitch Channel, Team Changeling a unique space for Transgender people to come together and share their love of games.

So sit back, relax and enjoy Episode 4 – Twitchin’ Around At The Speed of Sound


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BrokenCast Ep3 – “A Legion of Zombies”

Posted on August 23, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

On this week’s Episode of BrokenCast Rae Michelle Richards, Andrea Ritsu and Dee sit down to talk about the Resident Evil franchise. They discuss in-depth what made the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2 so great as well as speculate about what CapCom may do with the recently revealed Resident Evil 2 Remake and how fans may have beaten them to the punch. In the second segment of the podcast the BrokenCast crew discuss the recently announce World of Warcraft: Legion expansion that was announced a few weeks back at GamesCom. If you missed the announcements we’ve got all your bases covered along with some opinions about how spikey the Blood Elves are about to become. You can find our crew on twitter: Andrea Ritsu – https://twitter.com/andrearitsu Dee –https://twitter.com/bardings Rae Michelle Richards – https://twitter.com/Kitsune86 If you have any questions for the cast please email Rae.Michelle.pr[at]Gmail.com Our new release schedule will have brand new episodes – of about 30 to 40 minutes in length- going live every Sunday. You can get it on iTunes by clicking the following button. Podcast-Button   or listen on SoundCloud here:


BrokenCast EP 02: The Fire Emblem Conundrum

Posted on August 17, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

This week on BrokenCast Rae Michelle Richards sits down and talks with Andrea Ritsu and C.K Oliver about the recent controversy surrounding Nintendo’s upcoming Fire Emblem Fates for the Nintendo 3DS as well as queer relationships in videogames.

For those who are unaware there is a female NPC in the game named Soleil who is a canon lesbian. The male player character (Kamui) is able to slip her a “magic powder” that changes perception of the binary genders and after it has worn off a romance option opens up for the male main protagonist.

Andrea Ritsu published a post rightfully criticizing Nintendo for the inclusion of this rather disgusting date rape allegory and conversion of a character’s sexual orientation. In this episode Andrea recounts how the Fire Emblem Conundrum began and what it ensued when the gaming press began to pick up on her post that reached over 17,000 notes.

If you have any questions or comments you can reach us at: rae.michelle.pr[at]gmail[dot]com or follow our host & guests on twitter:

Rae Michelle Richards – http://twitter.com/kitsune86
Andrea Ritsu – https://twitter.com/andrearitsu
C.K Oliver – https://twitter.com/ckoliver_writes

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