Indy-pendant spirit

SKSP dynamic duo Ross and Tom took a toddle to (and a stagger from) Lucky Frame’s social event  Tacos, Bluegrass and Video Games aka #TBVG.

The event was held grasping to the edge of Leith in Pilrig church hall, just along the road from Lucky Frame’s creative studio and comprised of a heady mix of (as the title suggests) food, music and games.  Add to this a couple of icebreaking bottles of beer and we have a complete recipe for a friendly evening out with similarly minded folk. Beards and flat caps were de rigueur, and between us we had enough to blend in and we set to work. After a quick scout of the room Tom picked up the first free controller and got to work embracing the indy game spirit.

First up was Smesport by  Michael Brough, a fast paced 4 player 2v2 game that involved maintaining possession of a ‘ball’ that was passed between players to build up the bars that were the background and field of play.

Tom’s eyes dry up.

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Flappy fans!

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Upstairs Sluggish Morrs invited you in with a warm cosy tent and fire. After some brief gameplay left Ross more than a little disturbed.

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An enthusiastic pair take on the frantic and arm numbing score chaser Punch Custard.

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By far our favourite experience of the night was Slam of the Arcade Age from One Life Remains.  A great party game the felt like a button bashing cross between Twister and Escalado that eventually left the controllers destroyed, which was in part the point.

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Also Lucky Frame had a couple of their own creation out for our enjoyment, Gentlemen! which we at SKSP are massive fans of and ROFLpillar an interactive (literally) head to head game that anyone with a low embarrassment threshold would flee from.  Fortunately  the SKSP duo have little shame, especially after the provided beers.

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Getting up close with Tom inside the ROFLpillar.

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In our next Podcast we discuss #TBVG in more detail.

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