Long Time, No Me


It’s been a while. I’m sorry.

I started a new job at Twitch and have been very pre-occupied.

Hopefully, I’ll find a way to make and do more things.

In the meantime, I occasionally post games-related stuff to the Mariethebee FB page. Follow me there?

Plug & Play [ICYMI]

My second attempt at video and I am very pleased with the results! In case you missed it, this is indie art game Plug & Play:

You should definitely play Plug & Play. It’s available now on Steam, iOS & Android.


Games Can Teach You How to Read and/or Win Wheel of Fortune

Sam Lundquist is a Wheel of Fortune winner with one of the fastest solves in the show’s history. In this Story Mode, he shares how video games (specifically King’s Quest 2) taught him to read, and how a lifelong love affair with the Wheel of Fortune video game prepared him for real-life winnings. Behind the cut, pics and video of Sam on Wheel. 

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HCF Podcast #12: Nintendo on Mobile, Touchscreens Are Gross, Mac vs. PC


In this episode, Chris, the Nintendo fanboy, talks about his total lack of excitement for Nintendo IPs on mobile. Guess what? He hates smartphones and particularly touch interfaces. I try to figure out how nature could have gone so terribly wrong with the man’s brain before we completely devolve into arguing about PCs vs. Macs. Essentially: We are cranky old people who are having a hard time watching the world change around us.


Story Mode Now on iTunes & Stitcher!


Good news, everyone! Story Mode is now available as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher! This means you can subscribe to the show and receive automatic updates each time I post new content! HOORAY!

If you like what you’ve been hearing, there’s so much more to come! Please help me keep the dream alive by subscribing. :)

Thanks for all the support!

Playing Pinball @ Free Gold Watch with Tony Urso


A few months back, I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in years. I asked him what games he’d been playing recently. He replied, “Well, nothing on consoles. What I’m really into now is pinball.”

I didn’t think much of it at the time, and maybe it was just the power of suggestion, but I began noticing more and more pinball all around me – a few pics on Instagram, a couple of errant tweets, pinball in the background of a sitcom, the suggestion of pinball as deviant behavior in Anatomy of a Murder. A surprising number of pinball references were accumulating in my daily life. How? Why?

Then one day, I was sifting through the Facebooks and noticed a post from a former colleague about Free Gold Watch, a combination print shop and pinball arcade here in San Francisco. Turned out he’d been working there for a while and was part of their pinball league.

I had to know more. Here’s his story…

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KAMI [ICYMI] – The Video Version

I’m trying out a new format for my In Case You Missed It posts: VIDEO! The future is now!

Here’s the original post, with more detail and links to purchase the game.

No more posts.