I look at comics all the time here in this Creator Talk set of bonus episodes. And I’ve looked at a card game that you play in the real world with actual, physical cards like some kind of caveperson. But somehow I’ve never looked at an actual video game. Until now that is.

Time to get old friend Eric Bailey from Tiny Bookshelf to break through that barrier with his game Octobug. You play as a spider trying to get to the end of levels filled with flies. It’s an old school platformer which reminds me a lot of NES games or computer games from when I was in elementary school.

Learn such things as:

  • What are some problems that game developers run into?
  • Is it possible to get a cat to do what you want?
  • How do you find victims play testers for a game you might be making?
  • And so much more!

Also what does this game look like? You might say it looks like this:

Saying that would be a good move by the way, since those are screenshots form while I was playing it.

You can find Eric on Twitter @EricVBailey, Tine Bookshelf on Twitter @Tiny_Bookshelf and find his games on the Tiny Bookshelf Itch.io page.

If you want to be a guest on the show please check out the Be a A Guest on the Show page and let me know what you’re interested in.

If you want to help support the show check out the Play Comics Patreon page or head over to the Support page if you want to go another route. You can also check out the Play Comics Merch Store.  Use the coupon code “ireadshownotes” for 15% off your order.

Play Comics is part of the Gonna Geek Network, which is a wonderful collection of geeky podcasts. Be sure to check out the other shows on Gonna Geek if you need more of a nerd fix.

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Intro and outro music by Best Day, who probably hasn’t played this game yet because someone keeps forgetting to tell him about it. Wonder who we can blame for that……….

Chris Osborne

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