Rocket Pants Episode 16: Hashtag Consequences

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Rocket Pants – Episode 16 : Hashtag Consequences


Hosting this episode: Alex

Editing this episode: Jon

Guest this week: Mode A: No Guest

Recording Time : March 15th, 2016 8:00 p.m. EST


Block 1:

  • What have you been playing?
    • Chris- Chrono Trigger (DS)
    • Jon- Hearthstone(PC/Mobile)
    • Alex- TMNT Arcade, Tattoo Assassins, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Various Pinball machines, Tapper, Smash TV, Sunset Riders, TMNT for the CPC, Castlevania for MSX2, Yoop, A Next Computer, Vectrex, Zippy the Porcupine, Mr. Driller, StarCraft 2, Fix it Felix


Block 2-  Listener Email 1


Hi Rocketpants,

I was having this debate with one my good friends recently about what the “father of modern indie games” is. I argued that Cave Story is because of how old it is and how critically acclaimed and loved it is by so many. But he argues that flash games (no game in particular) are the basis for modern indie games.

What do you guys think?

Word to your mothers,



Music Break

Title: Jade Catacombs

Remixer: bLiNd

Original material: Plant Overgrowth Area – Upper Brinstar From Super Metroid

From the Chozo Legacy album produced by GameChops

Link to the album



Block 3 – Listener Email 2


Hello Rocket Pants Crew,


Long time listener, first time question writer. 🙂


I was just catching up on the podcast, and was very sad to hear that the consensus on Hatoful Boyfriend was that the game was not great. However, I am a big fan of visual novels, so the satire of the game really reached me the way it was intended. And the game did take a nice twist in the “detective” chapter, but it is a time investment to even unlock it.


Disappointment aside, I wanted to send a recommendation for a good visual novel series, one with a gripping story and more interactivity than HB. If you have a Nintendo DS, you should certainly check out the Zero Escape series – 999, Virtue’s Last Reward, and a third game upcoming. These are suspense/thriller games with a puzzle-solving aspect thrown in. I will mention that it gets a bit brutal at times.


Enough ranting, here is my question 🙂 after hearing that your early ventures into visual novels weren’t the best, have there been any other genres that you didn’t like at first, but grew to enjoy? Or maybe a genre you couldn’t stand as a kid, but love now?


Thank you for making a great podcast!

Kelli Abernathy


Block 4-  Personal shoutouts, project highlights, mini segment

Alex- RIP Bingo (Blog post about Bingo incoming)

Jon- FFT Pilot to shoot/upload

Chris- Tom Francis Gamemaker How-To




Shoutout- Thanks to all the listeners! Follow @theweissisrite and @kellilane11! Listen to Eric Hunter‘s Podcast – The Time for Indie Games is Now!



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