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Make That Game!

Make That Game!

By Claire and Isaac
Come hear pitches for the latest, greatest new video games, that will never be made! Listen as Isaac and Claire pitch game ideas, discuss games that they love (and maybe don't), and rapid-fire come up with ideas live on tape!
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Ep. 21 - SGD Cuties
Folks, it was a big week for gamers! Specifically speedrunners. This week, Isaac and Claire recap the excitement and emotional rollercoaster that was Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ for short). What is a speedrun? Can a game exhibition make you cry? Is Isaac a secret speedrunner? These questions and more will be answered as well as a traditional rapid-fire round for old time's sake. Stay tuned! Important Links: Games Done Quick Speedrun VOD - Kirby and the Forgotten Land Speedrun VOD - Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Speedrun VOD - Elden Ring All Remberances  Speedrun VOD - Ocarina of Time Beta Showcase  Speedrun VOD - Pokemon Glitchful Any %
July 05, 2022
Ep. 20 - Time Fix 'em Up (SGDQ)
It's the most wonderful time of the year! What time, you may ask? Summer games time! No, not the Olympics, it's Summer Games Done Quick! Isaac and Claire break down the games that they're most excited about and also somehow find some time to honk and bonk other games, Claire continues her journey to Kirby 100%, and some brand new baby games are born.  Games/Things we talk about: Summer Games Done Quick (June 26 - July 3rd) Steam Summer Sale Catizens Rouge Warlords Dread Delusion  Kirby and the Forgotten Land The Uber Game
June 28, 2022
Ep. 19 - The Blob that Ate My Ex
We're recording late at night but also super early! What will you get today? Well, Isaac tells us about some things he's excited for Steam Next Fest, Claire falls in love with Kirby, and they both create a game all about the emotional journey of getting over your ex while saving the world. Relatable, right? Games we talk about:  Kirby and the Forgotten Lands Lila's Sky Arc Please Fix the Road Chuck E Cheese: Summer of Fun
June 21, 2022
Ep. 18 - SPEED RUN: Raising Eyebrows
It's our first SPEED RUN which means we're doing all the content in half the time! We have news, we honk, we bonk, we pitch, and we create some really brilliant games that will never be made. Games we talk about: Galaga Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Lila's Sky Arc No Man's Sky Nuclear Throne Mini Metro
June 14, 2022
Ep. 17 - "Post" Apocalyptic
Rain or shine or sleet or hail, we will deliver ... all of the games! This episode, Isaac once again tries to tell Claire what a Rouge-Lite game is to no avail and laments some new updates to No Man's Sky. Claire is still playing Animal Crossing and against all odds has started playing a new game full of nostalgia! She says she didn't play video games in the '90s but how can we be sure?  Reference Materials for Claire's Game Pitch: Oregon Trail Hunting (not 5th edition) Oregon Trail 5 Walkthrough Monty Python Animation Example (rated PG13) Games We Talk About Kirby and the Forgotten Lands Warhammer Animal Crossing New Horizons No Man's Sky Tokoyo: The Tower of Perpetuity Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated 
June 07, 2022
Ep. 16 - Wicked Forensics
Did you remember to pahk ya cahr in the Hahvahd yahd? We're drinking our regulahs from Dunks and talking about the bad and bad of Final Fantasy, what the heck is going on in Bugsnax anyway, and Isaac pitches a survival game with amazing tall grass ASMR. Listeners, we want to know, how long do you play a new game for the first time? What's your new game ritual? Email us at and let us know! Games we talk about: Bugsnax Final Fantasy Origins  Animal Crossing New Horizons Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Garden Story Guitar Hero
May 31, 2022
Ep. 15 - Excess Inventory
Well folks, it's time for another Make That Game AT NITE. If you've ever wondered what games they play at a bridal shower, Claire is here to tell you, and if you have been boiling on the east coast this past week, Isaac's got the game for you! We're also talking about collaborative games and how to turn our current inventory shortages into a fun game for anyone to play! Games we talk about: Disk Room Knights and Bikes Subnautica: Below Zero Matchington Mansion Final Fantasy  Minit Dust Biters
May 24, 2022
Ep. 14 - Keep The Cat Happy and Nobody Explodes
We're back! Sorry for missing last week but we have a striking new episode to make up for it. Our first full listener letter, some fig trees run amuck, and a disgusting yet fascinating platform game are all discussed, as well as the honks and bonks that you know and love! Games we talk about: Banners of Ruin Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Lyla's Sky Arc Kirby and the Forgotten Lands Lords of Solgrund Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters Eiyuden Chronicles Links Awakening  Makai Kingdom Z.H.P.
May 17, 2022
Ep. 13 - Ski Ball: A game where you ski down a hill and make a slam dunk
This is the first episode where you can earn Isaac Points so listen up! Isaac and Claire almost pitch the same game, Isaac is still playing Elden Ring, and Claire finally actually finishes not one, but TWO whole games! Wow! Games we talk about: Elden Ring Garden Story Bugsnax Elder Scrolls FREE Chicory: A Colorful Tale Coffee Talk Lila's Sky Arc Link's Awakening  VA-11 Hall-A Mini Metro
May 03, 2022
Ep. 12 - The King, Am I? A Racing Game
Did you know that the words like and lite sound very similar? This week, Claire and Isaac talk about some very "old" (over 1 year!) games and do much better at the rapid-fire than last week, don't worry. Has Claire finished a game yet? Has Isaac stopped playing Elden Ring? You'll have to listen to find out! Games we talk about: Matchington Mansion (and this article) Garden Story Subnautica: Below Zero Biomutant
April 26, 2022
Ep. 11 - Mall Hat Hat Mall
A TENSE rapid-fire round, Isaac destroys Kingdom Hearts, and Claire finally finds the water level of her dreams in Subnautica this episode! (as a note, the game Claire was thinking of about Jewels was "Jewel Chase" not "Jewel Theif" as she so mistakenly mentioned. As always, you can email us at or find us on social @makethatgamepod and you're suggestions/comments might be read on the show! Games (and shows) that we talk about: Free Guy Is it Cake Wordle Subnautica: Below Zero Kingdom Hearts 3 Kingdom Hearts 4 Lila's Sky Arc Ori: Will of the Whisp  Hide and Spook: The Haunted Alchemist (asymmetric VR game) Jewel Chase
April 19, 2022
Ep. 10 - Dr. Rainbow's Mythical Wildlife Sanctuary
It's episode 10 baby! To celebrate, Isaac and Claire honk and bonk EACH OTHER (sort of), Claire name-drops games to prove she's a real gamer, and Isaac creates a game so specific in its mechanics that he forgets the plot! Could not list every game Claire mentioned here, but these are the big ones: The Binding of Isaac Kingdom Hearts 3 Chrono Cross Claire Lone Survivor Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion 
April 12, 2022
Ep. 9 - Live, Laugh, Lake
Life is better at the lake! We had some technical difficulties but we made it through to talk to you all about Power Rangers, how to get numbers at a bar, and a great plan for the student debt problem. Also some games! 
April 05, 2022
Ep. 8 - The Great Big Pumpkin Show
Well folks, this week's honks and bonks are ROUGH but we made it through with a little spookiness as we often do. Learn the true scent of Pine Sol and just how effective creepy hoards of rats can be, and laugh as Isaac and Claire continue to play the same games for the third week in a row.  Games we talk about: Gris A Plague Tale Snake Ridiculous Fishing Chicory: A Colorful Tale Elden Ring Witcher 4 Spongebob Perfect Patty Panic Coffee Talk VA-11 Hall-A
March 29, 2022
Ep. 7 - Learn 'Em Up Kids: Elemental Blast
Learn 'em up kids! It's time to figure out how to not do your taxes and escape something creepy lurking under the ice, featuring our fastest rapid-fire yet!  Games we talk about: Enter the Gungeon Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion  The Binding of Isaac Elden Ring Pokemon Legends: Arceus  Chicory: A Colorful Tale
March 22, 2022
Ep. 6 - Fishin' Witch
This week, we talk about coloring outside the lines and discover the true meaning of nouns and adjectives. Listen as Isaac pitches a game that reflects real life, and Claire wishes she still could play Barbie Fashion show from the early 2000s.  Games we talk about: Elden Ring Chicory Diplomacy is Not an Option Barbie Fashion Show Tetris 
March 15, 2022
Ep. 5 - Consuming Love
Are you ready for Elden Ring? Have you been playing Elden Ring? Isaac has lots of thoughts about it! Also included are romantic poets and video games about tuberculosis. Games we talk about: Just Dance Chicory Elden Ring Pokemon Legends: Arceus  
March 08, 2022
Ep. 4 - Win-Dough
We spill the hot goss this week about how cute Pokemon are as well as navigate a challenging rapid-fire round involving dangerous doughy-escapes and the scariest thing of all - teenagers.  Games we mention: Beast Breaker Pokemon Legends: Arceus  Witcher 3 Toon Town Life is Strange Gorillas  Space Invaders Untitled Goose Game
March 01, 2022
Ep. 3 - Parkour-ror
Welcome to Make that Candle! Where we learn all about trimming wicks and keeping the Candle Man at bay. Other topics include; clean lizards, cassette tapes, and the industry's first soapen-world game. 
February 22, 2022
Ep. 2 - Horseshoe Club
Welcome to episode 2 of Make that Game! Today we talk about the pros and cons of open worlds, pitch some crafty and sneaky games, and create a game that's just doing a job that already exists! Games we talk about: Yakuza Witcher 3 No Man's Sky Animal Crossing New Horizons Oxenfree Untitled Goose Game The Sims/The Sims 2 Rollercoaster Tycoon Hot Shot Business Mall Tycoon Planet Zoo Knights and Bikes
February 15, 2022
Ep. 1 - Moo-lin Re-ouge
It's our first official episode! We'll honk Happy Home Planner Acadamy Island, bonk some slow-mo horses, and pitch some amazing games that will never be made! I did look up our Instagram account and it is @makethatgamepod. Give us a follow!  
February 08, 2022
Episode 0!
Do you know how video games start by explaining the world while you click through text boxes? This is like that, but fun! Get to know Claire and Isaac and get excited about the pod to come. 
February 01, 2022