The Sockscast Game of the Year 2023 Day Two
December 24th, 2023

The Sockscast Game of the Year 2023 Day Two!
Run Time: 3:13:37 / File Size: 89.5MB

And today we wind down yet another year with your pals at the Sockscast as we dig through the ditches and burn through the witches of the top five games each of us played this year and we dive face first into that second stack of ooey gooey listener lists!


Polly


The Sockscast Game of the Year 2023 Day One
December 23rd, 2023

The Sockscast Game of the Year 2023 Day One!
Run Time: 2:15:14 / File Size: 62.8MB

Ya didn't think we were gonna somehow let it pass us by, did you? Kept ya waiting, huh, and all that razzmatazz. It's finally here! The Sockscast Game of the Year Spectacular for the year that was 2023 kicks off in grand style with Rhete, John, and Polly's entries for their favorite games, entries 10 through 6, and you KNOW we've got oodles of listener lists on hand to help with the celebrations!


Polly


WLBMO: 2023 Album of the Year Day 2!
December 22nd, 2023

WLBMO: 2023 Album of the Year Day 2
Run Time: 2:09:24 / File Size: 120MB

And here they are, the absolute cream of the crop that rose to the top! Your ALC Pals got the cure for the "no music to listen to" blues with their top 5 albums of 2023!


Polly


WLBMO: 2023 Album of the Year Day 1!
December 21st, 2023

WLBMO: 2023 Album of the Year Day 1
Run Time: 2:47:46 / File Size: 155MB

Music has come and gone in 2023 (yep, all of it, there is no more music left to music, don't even question this very stupid intro sentence), and it's time for everything to be laid bare as your pals at We Like Bad Music Only break down the best of the year! Today's installment takes us from entries 10 through 6, so get comfy for some good conversation and tunes and tune back in tomorrow for the exciting conclusion!


Polly


It's Game of the Year Season....
November 2nd, 2023

The clock has officially struck November and that means that as a society we're in a mad-dash countdown to the end of the year, but perhaps the most IMPORTANT countdown is, of course, the Sockscast Game of the Year podcasts! And as always, it's a huge and really big deal for us to hear from as many of you as we can get about YOUR favorite games of the year that just flew by!

It's very easy to do, the rules are the same as always!

1. Pick yourself three games you liked this year. They don't have to have been released this year! If you played it this year and enjoyed it then it's fair game. On your list it goes!

2. Write a small blurb about each game. One or two sentences should suffice, but give us some words to go along with each game! We don't mind reading full paragraphs, but please be kind.

3. Email your submission to podcast [at-sign] socksmakepeoplesexy.net BY THE END OF DECEMBER 16TH. We'll be recording the Game of the Year episodes on the evening of December 17th, so this is pretty easy to understand. You might have a few hours of leeway, but don't take your chances!

4. For those of you who would like to read your own lists the same rules as above apply. Three games, three blurbs, read it out, sing it out, whatever you wanna do however you want! Create an .mp3 file, attach it to your email and just send it to the above email address.

It's all THAT easy! So, now's the time to get the ol thinker revved up and thinking about the experiences that have meant the most to you over the last three-sixty-five! We look forward to reading and hearing your submissions!


Polly


WLBMO: Psychosexual - Torch The Faith
September 26th, 2023

We Like Bad Music Only: Psychosexual - Torch The Faith
Run Time: 2:20:07 / File Size: 198MB

We Like Bad Music Only has been called forth from their slumber today for a very special episode! An incredible discovery recently sent your pals at Bad Music Inc. into a musical rabbit hole perfectly befitting the spoopy season we now find ourselves in. Join us in saying hello to the one and only Devil Daddy and follow us into his twisted and demonic world of lust and desire.


Polly


Getting Mixed Signals Here...
August 7th, 2023

...well what the hell are ya, then? Are you a website with an outdated form of written content or are you an aggregator for your dumb, bad podcasts?

I CAN DO BOTH!

And today, it's the former, because I recently played last year's indie survival horror game Signalis, and just like back in the day, for some reason I wrote some critical-type words about that, and you can read 'em too if you want!


Polly


num_lock AVAILABLE NOW!
July 24th, 2023

HOLY SMOKES, it just keeps happening! I have released another videogame just for you!

num_lock is a quick-fix score attack game where all you gotta do is press the right keys on your num pad to score as many points as you can before time runs out! Collect all the Smiley Boys™ you can, but avoid those dastardly stink-o-matic Angy Boys™ because they'll suck up your time and points!

A num pad is required to play this one, but I hope you try and enjoy! Send me your high scores on Twitter @PollyPlushie!


Polly


My New Game ASDF 2 Is OUT NOW!
June 12th, 2023

It's TIME FOR ANOTHER ONE! You can grab my brand-new game ASDF 2 from the link above RIGHT NOW for free!

ASDF 2 is the follow up to last year's ASDF (and also to a degree, this year's FARD). This time, in addition to the focus on lane-switching twitch-based gameplay, there are color-changing shmup mechanics to wrap your head around and achieve your highest scores! So hop on over to that link and give it a go! I hope you enjoy!

Goddamn, it's like all we do around here is release games these days!


Polly


A 17-Minute Sockscast Update
May 22nd, 2023

Sockscast Update
Run Time: 17:03 / File Size: 7.8MB
Opening Theme: "It's The Only Podcast" by Taylor

In light of it having been almost half a year since the Sockscast has been regularly active, I've decided to go ahead and do an audio version explaining the lack of shows this year. At 17 minutes, I guess it's a bit long-winded, but I really feel I needed that time to get everything across, so I hope that if you listen you understand my position.

I also hope that if you've only engaged with SMPS via the Sockscast that you join our Discord community. It's a welcoming and warm place where I know you'll find yourself a little place to fit in.

Thanks so much for the support over the last eight years of podcasting, and I hope we can re-convene in a similar fashion sometime in the future. Until then, let's all be cool to one another.

Lotsa love.


Polly


Check Out Bouncy by Broommoss!
May 18th, 2023

Long-standing community member and all-around super rad dude Broommoss has released his new game Bouncy and you can play it for free either via a small download or right in your browser!

It's a cute physics-based platform puzzler where you...well...have to bounce, and control the height and velocity of your bounciness to succeed! It's a little like Gimmick! but...bouncier!

I'll understand if you have to bounce on out of here and get to playing it!

You can also check out Broommoss on Twitch! Polly


SynchroniZ Version 2.0 Released!
May 12th, 2023

I just released a pretty substantial update to SynchroniZ, my mind-bendy arcade collect-a-thon! With this update, I feel the game is the absolute best version of the game it could be!

The new update features an entirely reworked difficulty curve, hitboxes that are much more generous, and some stages have been completely replaced with new ones or had their layouts changed to smooth the overall flow of things out a bit. Those are the key changes to the game that I believe make it a much more approachable experience.

So, if you gave the game a shot in its original form and didn't quite vibe with it, I hope you try the new version. It's tested pretty well with people who maybe weren't so high on the game the first time. And if you've never played it before and check it out, I hope you have a great time!


Polly


Hey Kid, Do You Wanna Fard™?
April 1st, 2023

Play my hot new COMPLETELY original and brand-new videogame that I have definitely never made before in any other form, FARD!

It is a fun game where you press the buttons!


Polly


Sockscast Episode 164
March 12th, 2023

Sockscast Episode 164
Run Time: 2:03:55 / File Size: 58MB
Opening Theme: "It's The Only Podcast" by Taylor

It has BEEN A WHILE, but your Sockscast pals are back and ready to talk shop! On this exciting episode, John continues to be tormented by witches, Polly's exploring the cycle of life and death, and Rhete's back on his Hunters business, but not in the way you'd think!


Polly


Jackin' On!
January 11th, 2023

Who the hell still does written reviews this day and age anyway? Well...me apparently...

And you can go check out my new review of indie RPG Jack Move right now!

I'm not sure why this happened or if it'll be a regularly occurring thing...but well...there it is! Enjoy!


Polly


Sockscast Hiatus, RSS, and SMPS Discord Stuff
January 9th, 2023

Hey, friendos! Hope the new year has treated you well. Just wanted to drop a quick message on the mainpage in case not everybody out there listened to the Game of the Year podcasts till the end.

As of the GotY recordings, we've put The Sockscast on hiatus for a bit. I don't really have a return date in mind yet. It's mostly that I'm just burnt out on podcasting right now and need some time away from it. It'll return, and I'll announce here when we're ready to, but for now, unless something special comes up, there won't be any new podcast releases for a while.

Also, over the holidays, our RSS feed for podcasts went down. We've gotten it back up and functional on everything, save for Spotify. You can access the feed directly from this link in the meantime and we'll have a new SMPS-based solution in the future. It's being worked on.

Finally, since we're gonna not be podcasting for a while, if you'd like to stay in touch with us, hop on over to the Socksmakepeoplesexy Discord if you haven't already, which has been a cozy and thriving community for a good number of years now.

With all that, thanks again for sticking with us!

Oh, and of course thanks so much for playing my new game, SynchroniZ!

Talk to you again soon!


Polly


Play My New Game SynchroniZ Now!
January 3rd, 2023

Get those fingers and brain meats ready, It's time to SYNCHRONIZ!

It's a mad dash against the clock and your own coordination to collect all the Smiley Boys™ before time runs out!

Over 20+ levels of intense Boy collecting action await you! Will your reflexes and brain give out, or will you be able to SYNCHRONIZ before that happens?

Control both players by yourself or team up with a friend to test your synchronization!

All Original Background Art by Sayara
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Music by EliteFerrex
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I'm really happy with how this one turned out and I hope you enjoy it too!


Polly




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