The Joystiq Show - 004: The Toys of Summer

It's summer, and that means a wasteland of retail releases, but never fear, there are plenty of great smaller titles on the way. XBLA has turned the Summer drought into a veritable smorgasbord of great downloadable releases, and the indie scene is looking to bring their goods as well.

Twisted Pixel delivered Ms. Splosion Man last week, and Richard talks with Twisted Pixel's Frank Wilson about the follow-up to 2009's XBLA hit. Indie games are also getting their due with an interview about the Indie Games Summer Uprising on XBL. Supergiant Games's freshman effort and Summer of Arcade 2011 opener, Bastion, gets an audio review from Ludwig and a review roundtable featuring MTV Games's Russ Frushtick.

Part 1 (1:27) - Twisted Pixel interview

Part 2 (10:56) - XBLA Indie Games Summer Uprising interview

Part 3 (30:58) - Bastion audio review and roundtable

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Host: Richard Mitchell (@SenseiRAM)
Guests: Frank Wilson, Dave Voyles (@DaveVoyles), Kris Steele (@kriswd40), Russ Frushtick (@RussFrushtick)
Producer: Jonathan Downin (@jonathandownin - Game Thing Daily)
Production Coordinator: Richard Mitchell (@SenseiRAM)
Music: Trash80 and Broke For Free.

See the full guest list, and stream the show, after the break.


Host
Richard Mitchell - Contributing Editor, Joystiq.com

Twisted Pixel interview
Richard Mitchell - Contributing Editor, Joystiq.com
Frank Wilson - CTO, Twisted Pixel

Xbox Live Indie Games Summer Uprising interview
Richard Mitchell - Contributing Editor, Joystiq.com
Justin McElroy - Managing Editor, Joystiq.com
Dave Voyles - Co-Coordinator, Indie Games Summer Uprising
Kris Steele - Co-Coordinator, Indie Games Summer Uprising

Bastion audio review
Ludwig Kietzmann - Senior Editor, Joystiq.com

Bastion review roundtable
Richard Mitchell - Contributing Editor, Joystiq.com
Ludwig Kietzmann - Senior Editor, Joystiq.com
Alexander - Contributing Editor, Joystiq.com
Russ Frushtick - Games Editor, MTV News

This article was originally published on Joystiq.