Episode 113: Daniel Elston (Guile & Glory: Firstborn) & Hbomberguys massive marathon for Mermaids UK

Tactical strategy game Guile & Glory: Firstborn is the first project for Melbourne based Elston Studios and it's built on a love of tactical and tabletop games.
Jan 25, 2019

Daniel Elston joins us this week from Elston Studios in Melbourne to talk about his game Guile and Glory: Firstborn, a game featuring tactics, puzzles and most importantly adventure. Daniel spoke about the humble beginnings of his studio and how this retro tactical game was prototyped as a boardgame.

We take a look at look back at the charity stream run by Hbomberguy and how a simple run of Donkey Kong 64 to spite a conservative comedy writer turned a classic game into a symbol of trans rights around the world and raising just under half a million dollars for Mermaids, a charity that supports trans rights in the UK. This 57 hour marathon streaming session featured celebrities like Chelsea Manning, John Romero, and politicians like Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez who made the bold (but fair) claim the N64 is the best console ever.

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