This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest on the show talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that forged connections with others and games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints!
Our first guest for 2016 is Adam 'Atomic' Saltsman. Adam is perhaps best known for creating the genre defining endless runner Canabalt, as well as creating the Flixel design tool and founding the game studio Finji alongside his wife Rebekah.
We talk the Super Mario Bros. piano grip, playing in punk bands, how Street Fighter changed his life, the creation of Canabalt, working with Keita Takahashi and the importance of degaussing.
Also discussed: Symphony of the Night, Katamari Damacy, Sonic the Hedgehog, Journey to Silius, Sumotori Dreams, Castlevania - Symphony of the Night and Adam's current project Overland.
Cover design: Craig Stevenson - http://onedinosaurandhisballoon.blogspot.co.uk
Music: Samuel Baker - http://soundcloud.com/furoshiki