Podcast: The Year According to Peter Willington

Time to talk free-to-play.

We’re here with another one of our one on one interview podcasts that look back on 2014.. This time we’re delving outside of TSA’s staff for the first time and turning to Peter Willington, friend of the podcast, Twitch stream host, podcaster over at InRetroSpect, part time voice actor and game developer, and newly crowned Editor of AppSpy.com.

Peter’s 2014 was remarkably busy, filled heavily by jetsetting all over the globe for various mobile gaming conferences as part of his previous role at Pocket Gamer. He also spent some time on the other side of the industry, lending his voice acting talents to a few indie titles, as well as building a handful of experimental games himself. All of this is discussed in this bumper sized interview, as well as his plans for game creation in 2015.

In terms of games that had an impact on him in 2014, he picked out two that were of particular note. First up was free-to-play PC shooter Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms. This is a game I’ve seen him mention in the past, but not one I’ve really ever known that much about. Having heard Peter talk about it I can say it sounds rather brilliant, despite some pretty damning failings in its matchmaking. We also discuss the game in the context of free-to-play gaming and how to get it right.

The other game he selected was Tiny Realms, a mobile strategy game in a similar mould to Clash of Clans. I think it’s fair to say that it does have a variety of improvements over Clash of Clans though, particularly in the way it gives you much more fine grained control during battles.

There’s much more to this podcast than what’s listed here though, including E3, a brief chat on the state of mobile gaming, tales from Pocket Gamer Connect events and a vitally important discussion of Total Annihilation and its spiritual successors. If all of that sounds good then listen in.

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2 Comments

  1. Finished listening to this today. Ah…the dulcet tones of WILLINGTON! He’s a lovely chap, isn’t he.

  2. I just love the random laughter outbursts by Mr. WILLINGTON ^^ Although, I cannot sympathise with the games he likes most :( Mobile and F2P – no sir, definitely NO.

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