FGL community podcast possibly?


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madpixelante
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Hmm, podcasts are always much harder to do well than they seem.

If you're talking about FGL related things you'll probably find it's pretty hard to keep talking for very long and do it regularly. I mean, as cool as FGL is, most weeks it's just "some games were added, some games were sold, some features are being worked on." Not really amazing podcasting material.

If you're selling up the games then it'll probably be difficult to get much of an audience. Sponsors aren't going to take the time to listen and devs are not going to be that interested in hearing other people's games shilled, and to gamers it'll just be advertising.

If you're doing mostly developer talk about developer issues... again it'll be hard to keep coming up with interesting topics that aren't already covered to death and honestly it's a pretty bloated format for that sort of discussion (blogs/forums tend to work better).

If you're trying to reach out and build a bigger community of flash gamers, just talking about cool flash games and stuff, that's probably the easiest route and the best one for actually getting an audience. A relaxed podcast just shootin' the shit, doing some dev interviews and such is what I would recommend if you seriously want to get a regular show going. If it's entertaining then you can easily mix in short little segments for FGL news updates, technical talk, etc.

On that note, are there any flash game podcasts like that? Just being casual and talking about the cool games out there? Jayisgames doesn't have one, do they? Sounds like a pretty prime opportunity.

 posted 2009-10-03 permalink
rosedragon
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If you're trying to reach out and build a bigger community of flash gamers, just talking about cool flash games and stuff, that's probably the easiest route and the best one for actually getting an audience. A relaxed podcast just shootin' the shit, doing some dev interviews and such is what I would recommend if you seriously want to get a regular show going. If it's entertaining then you can easily mix in short little segments for FGL news updates, technical talk, etc.

On that note, are there any flash game podcasts like that? Just being casual and talking about the cool games out there? Jayisgames doesn't have one, do they? Sounds like a pretty prime opportunity.

Sounds like a good thing to do more cooperation between FGL and jayisgames :) .

I'm very agree to what you say madpixelante!

 posted 2009-10-03 permalink
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"If you're selling up the games then it'll probably be difficult to get much of an audience. Sponsors aren't going to take the time to listen and devs are not going to be that interested in hearing other people's games shilled, and to gamers it'll just be advertising."

I agree, sounds like something sponsors would never listen to. Unless it's a podcast about the sponsor.


Do you have a family friendly flash game suitable for the mobile market? You'll want to pm me then. ;)

 posted 2009-10-03 permalink
colintso
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therefore we should talk about both


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 posted 2009-10-04 permalink
MunsieGames
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If a zillion developers listen to the podcast and no sponsors do, what does it do for the zillion developers?


Do you have a family friendly flash game suitable for the mobile market? You'll want to pm me then. ;)

 posted 2009-10-04 permalink
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I am completely in love with podcasts and would definitely listen to an FGL-released one.
Can't wait to see where this goes. :)

 posted 2009-10-04 permalink
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Well I thought of something and I hope you all like it! It's not video... It's audio :-) But yes, for more information about it all check out the latest post on the blog. Lots of feedback/ideas on this would really be appreciated! Hope you enjoy :-)


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 posted 2009-11-24 permalink
rosedragon
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sorry, unless for applications, downloading something bigger than 5mb still a pain for me.

Like now they just throttled my connection after 100mb download and upload yesterday.

 posted 2009-11-24 permalink
FGL_Joe
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Thats to bad :-( It's only like 36mb to...


"Don't focus on the programming language; focus on the concepts. The concepts are the hard part to learn. Once you learn those, you can apply them to any programming language."

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 posted 2009-11-24 permalink
rosedragon
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the streaming part works fine for me, just need to be looooouder!

LOL with the awesome J's.

Do you guys make this in one place?

 posted 2009-11-27 permalink
FGL_Joe
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Yeah that is the biggest complaint I heard... The volume levels, I will make sure to fix that in future episodes! No, it's over Skype :-)


"Don't focus on the programming language; focus on the concepts. The concepts are the hard part to learn. Once you learn those, you can apply them to any programming language."

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 posted 2009-12-01 permalink
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I didn't have any problems with the volume levels - listened to it with headphones on while fixing some FI concerns in '42 :) It was cool, and first time I've actually felt like part of a large community (not to knock the web-site here, but having a bunch of guys laughing it up and talking about the industry I love is a whole different experience).

Looking forwards to the next installment!


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 posted 2009-12-01 permalink
FGL_Joe
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Makes me very happy to hear you say that pjbaron :-D Next episode will be out with in a week or so, it's going to be pretty action packed!


"Don't focus on the programming language; focus on the concepts. The concepts are the hard part to learn. Once you learn those, you can apply them to any programming language."

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 posted 2009-12-01 permalink
FGL_Joe
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Next episode of Way Too Casual is finally out! Chris Hughes joined in on this episode (yup, thats why it's awesome). Besides talking about some really awesome games, we have an excellent discussion on mircro-transactions. Make sure to leave feedback on your thoughts on the podcast and more importantly what you think of micro-transactions to the way too casual email/voice mail. http://bit.ly/8k8Ksw

Audio levels should be fixed now, but there is a bit of a hissing, and echo'ing on a few parts... Shouldn't be to big of an issue, but yeah. Anyways, hope you all enjoy!!! Next episode shall be released on Christmas day ;-)


"Don't focus on the programming language; focus on the concepts. The concepts are the hard part to learn. Once you learn those, you can apply them to any programming language."

Quoted from Brian Duncan a graduate of UAT with a BS in both Software Engineering & Multimedia

Twitter: FGL_Joe | retrogamer4ever
Email: joe@flashgamelicense.com
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 posted 2009-12-11 permalink