Ep. 220 - Advergame Designathon, with Liz Ryerson

### Ep. 220 - Advergame Designathon, with Liz Ryerson

Insert Credit Sells Out! [Liz Ryerson](https://twitter.com/ellaguro) returns with a vengeance to help design sixteen games for brands that owe us money now. Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Brandon Sheffield, Tim Rogers and Liz Ryerson. Edited by Esper Quinn, original music by Kurt Feldman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uSD2Cmc0xU

**Advergame Designathon:**

  • 1. Design a side-scrolling shooter for the WWE. (04:04)
  • 2. Design a top-down puzzle game for Six Flags. (06:28)
  • 3. Design a tower defense game for the Portugal Board of Tourism. (08:29)
  • 4. Design a platforming game for Ariana Grande. (11:00)
  • 5. Design an 8-bit roleplaying game for Monday Night Football. (14:21)
  • 6. Design a dating sim for Now That’s What I Call Music! (17:18)
  • 7. Design an FMV game for the U.K. National Lottery. (20:14)
  • 8. Design a VR racing game for the Rocky franchise. (22:41)
  • 9. Design a bullet hell for the Tasmanian Devil. (24:41)
  • 10. Design a party game for Wal-Mart. (26:33)
  • 11. Design a gacha game for Good Morning America (28:34)
  • 12. Design a fighting game for BBC Arts & Culture. (33:51)
  • 13. Design an isometric adventure game for Rolex. (38:37)
  • 14. Design an open world game for Doctors Without Borders (42:46)
  • 15. Design a first person shooter for Deer Park Spring Water (45:55)
  • 16. Design a Myst clone for the Catholic Church (48:03)
  • Recommendations and Outro (49:50)

    **A SMALL SELECTION OF THINGS REFERENCED:**

  • - [Tetris](https://www.mobygames.com/game/tetris_gb)
  • - [Logopedia](https://logos.fandom.com/wiki/Logopedia)
  • - [MobyGames](https://www.mobygames.com/)
  • - [WWE](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWE)
  • - [Chō Aniki](https://www.mobygames.com/game/ch-aniki)
  • - [Roman Reigns](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Reigns)
  • - [The Undertaker](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Undertaker)
  • - [Hulk Hogan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulk_Hogan)
  • - [Becky Lynch](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Becky_Lynch)
  • - [Asuka](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asuka_(wrestler))
  • - [Sasha Banks](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasha_Banks)
  • - [Asuka 120% Final: BURNING Fest](https://www.mobygames.com/game/asuka-120-final-burning-fest)
  • - [Six Flags](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Flags)
  • - [Soko-Ban](https://www.mobygames.com/game/soko-ban)
  • - [Wetrix](https://www.mobygames.com/game/wetrix)
  • - [3-D Tetris](https://www.mobygames.com/game/virtual-boy/3-d-tetris)
  • - [RollerCoaster Tycoon](https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/rollercoaster-tycoon)
  • - [Lemmings](https://www.mobygames.com/game/lemmings)
  • - [Portugal Board of Tourism](https://www.visitportugal.com/en)
  • - [Ariana Grande](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariana_Grande)
  • - [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius](https://www.mobygames.com/game/final-fantasy-brave-exvius)
  • - [Ariana Grande | Final Fantasy Wiki](https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Ariana_Grande)
  • - [Ariana Grande | Fortnite Wiki](https://fortnite.fandom.com/wiki/Ariana_Grande)
  • - [Jennifer Lopez browser game](https://jlohitplay.com/)
  • - [Monday Night Football](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monday_Night_Football)
  • - [Football: The Tim Rogers Review](https://kotaku.com/football-the-kotaku-review-5980571)
  • - [Madden series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/madden-series)
  • - [Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden - Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa](https://www.mobygames.com/game/barkley-shut-up-and-jam-gaiden-chapter-1-of-the-hoopz-barkley-sa)
  • - [Golf Story](https://www.mobygames.com/game/switch/golf-story)
  • - [Dear Boys](https://www.giantbomb.com/dear-boys/3030-37381/)
  • - [Slam City with Scottie Pippen](https://www.mobygames.com/game/slam-city-with-scottie-pippen)
  • - [Post Malone](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_Malone)
  • - [Boris](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_(band))
  • - [Number Girl](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_Girl)
  • - [Olivia Rodrigo](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_Rodrigo)
  • - [Miley Cyrus](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miley_Cyrus)
  • - [Dua Lipa](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dua_Lipa)
  • - [The Weeknd](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weeknd)
  • - [Billie Eilish](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billie_Eilish)
  • - [Balan Wonderworld](https://www.mobygames.com/game/balan-wonderworld)
  • - [National Lottery (United Kingdom)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Lottery_(United_Kingdom))
  • - [Wales Interactive Ltd.](https://www.mobygames.com/company/wales-interactive-ltd)
  • - [Soul Axiom](https://www.mobygames.com/game/soul-axiom)
  • - [Gamer Girl FMV game](https://press-start.com.au/news/playstation/2020/07/18/gamer-girl-is-an-fmv-game-that-got-announced-then-instantly-savaged/)
  • - [The Rocky franchise](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_(franchise)#Films)
  • - [Punch-Out!!](https://www.mobygames.com/game/punch-out_)
  • - [Doc Louis](https://punchout.fandom.com/wiki/Doc_Louis)
  • - [Mario Kart: Double Dash!!](https://www.mobygames.com/game/gamecube/mario-kart-double-dash)
  • - [Tasmanian Devil](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasmanian_Devil_(Looney_Tunes))
  • - [Bonk's Adventure](https://www.mobygames.com/game/bonks-adventure)
  • - [Supermarket Sweep](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarket_Sweep)
  • - [Walmart is getting serious about the metaverse](https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/16/22887011/walmart-metaverse-nft-cryptocurrency)
  • - [Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366551/)
  • - [Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon](https://www.mobygames.com/game/mystical-ninja-starring-goemon)
  • - [Good Morning America](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Morning_America)
  • - [Robin Roberts](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Roberts_(newscaster))
  • - [George Stephanopoulos](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Stephanopoulos)
  • - [Michael Strahan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Strahan)
  • - [RogerEbert.com](https://www.rogerebert.com/)
  • - [Roger Ebert](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Ebert)
  • - [BBC Arts and Culture](https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k63sq)
  • - [John Cleese](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cleese)
  • - [David Bowie](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bowie)
  • - [Kate Bush](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Bush)
  • - [Morrissey](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrissey)
  • - [Dan Hibiki](https://streetfighter.fandom.com/wiki/Dan)
  • - [Landscapers](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11471892/)
  • - [David Thewlis](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Thewlis)
  • - [Olivia Colman](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_Colman)
  • - [Guilty Gear series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/guilty-gear-series)
  • - [EastEnders](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088512/)
  • - [The Favourite (2018)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5083738/)
  • - [The Great](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2235759/)
  • - [Yorgos Lanthimos](https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0487166/)
  • - [Rolex](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolex)
  • - [Clockwork Knight](https://www.mobygames.com/game/sega-saturn/clockwork-knight)
  • - [Landstalker](https://www.mobygames.com/game/landstalker)
  • - [Super Mario 64](https://www.mobygames.com/game/super-mario-64)
  • - [Kokuga](https://www.mobygames.com/game/3ds/kokuga)
  • - [Ikaruga](https://www.mobygames.com/game/ikaruga)
  • - [Sin and Punishment](https://www.mobygames.com/game/sin-and-punishment)
  • - [Dynamite Headdy](https://www.mobygames.com/game/dynamite-headdy)
  • - [Just Cause series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/just-cause-series)
  • - [Far Cry series](https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/far-cry-series)
  • - [Death Stranding](https://www.mobygames.com/game/death-stranding)
  • - [Deer Park Spring Water](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_Park_Spring_Water)
  • - [Burning Rangers](https://www.mobygames.com/game/sega-saturn/burning-rangers)
  • - [Deus Ex](https://www.mobygames.com/game/deus-ex)
  • - [Myst](https://www.mobygames.com/game/myst)
  • - [Angels & Demons](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angels_%26_Demons)
  • - [The Da Vinci Code](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Da_Vinci_Code)
  • **Recommendations:**
    **Jaffe**: Identify the closest public bathroom to you in case of emergency.
    **Brandon:** [The House (2022)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_(2022_Film)), [The Silent Sea](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11570202/)
    **Tim**: [Hard to Be a God (2013)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2328813/)*
    **Liz**: [The Favourite (2018)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5083738/), [Beetlejuice (1988)](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094721/)
    *Not an official recommendation

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    Coincidentally, I work in one of the PR teams for the UK National Lottery so, uhhh, don't be surprised if they produce an FMV game at some point.

    (I have yet to listen to the episode).

    Edit: Not gonna lie, the suggestion might be a hard sell! I like the idea that @Jaffe suggested of exploring the good causes side of playing rather than the "pissing all the money away" aspect.

    >

    @“esper”#p55345 Design a Myst clone for the Catholic Church

    put me in coach

    16 games and a podcast!? There's a lot of value in that.

    don‘t recall if it’s catholic, but there is at least one christian myst rip off, I bought it at goodwill a while ago. will have to give it a try

    And for the MSF game, hey just hire ice-pick lodge

    When the podcast started with Just Jaffe, Liz, and Brandon it was a nice change of pace, a little less chaotic and silly-goosey since the return of Tim.

    But then

    >!Tim started mashing that sound board @32:18. It honestly felt like when a surprise entrant to the royal rumble's music hits. I popped off lol !<

    All and all, a good episode, nice job all that were involved

    @“KingTubb”#p55360 amusingly for us the sound board hit was indeed the thing that heralded his arrival (he had been having discord/mic problems until that point and we couldn't hear him)

    I definitely had “Dangerous Ariana” in the Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius gatcha game back in 2017. Here is a handy chart image that o have had in my stupid pictures shared photo album since then:

    [upl-image-preview url=//i.imgur.com/QtMIxRv.jpeg]

    I was listening to this while on my work-from-home morning stuff, and I really had to get up for a standing ovation at Brandon calling Australians the Americans of Southeast Asia and at Liz’s Ariana Grande joke. It’s a treat to have silly episodes right before and after the major console ranking (not like that was a gravely serious affair either tho).

    @“jaws”#p55387 No matter where you are, there's a certain brand of large drunk white person on vacation that you have to deal with or steer around depending on your situation.

    Brandon, your description of what people (me) like about them n64 wrasslin games was pretty accurate. I’d say another big thing is the momentum/spirit meter giving some sort of semblance of the momentum swings in an actual match.

    @“ColdyBags”#p55393 ah, I missed that bit! I only know a little bit about it from hearing people talk, I've never really gotten into it myself, but that sounds interesting - is it like a push/pull health bar ala garouden?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x82mUK7luKo

    thanks for having me on this episode! it was a weird last minute thing but it ended up being a lot of fun

    also i think several links are broken on the main page for this episode (the post on this forum seems to be fine). one of the things links to the "@lizryerson" twitter account which is not me - i'm "@ellaguro"

    Actually Portuguese and Spanish people get along really well! We even have a meme to specifically poke fun at how similar our languages are.

    https://twitter.com/ToalhitasBebes/status/1206920730287333378?t=KzHmb5uB9DPESPILASKrMg&s=19

    This also applies to Italy. The Mediterranean blood or something like that. We all hate the French though, I think because of Napoleon?

    This was a real fun episode. The premise was a great mix of silly but could lead to interesting answers, which it did just often enough. The concepts for the Tasmanian Devil bullet hell were both really interesting to me, especially Liz's.

    Fun fact: I had this premise ready to go for the week before this one, in case we had to delay the console ranking yet again. When Tim‘s technical issues and Frank’s scheduling conflicts the very next week both came up, I got to pull it out.

    @“JoJoestar”#p55424 yeahhhh I thought there wasn‘t much bad blood there, it felt like I would’ve noticed it by now

    @“JoJoestar”#p55424 When I speak Spanish in Spain, people think I’m from Italy and offer to switch to Italian. When I speak German in Germany, people think I’m from Spain.

    The important thing is I’m never recognised as a british tourist thank god.

    @"billy "#p55492 Yeah man, I get you. That archetypical American tourist Brandon was talking about here is hands down the British one, at least here in the Canary Islands, Ibiza, Mallorca, etc.