Usagi Yojimbo, Jay-Z, and HoloGrid monster chess with Michael Levine


Sup Holmes every Sunday at 2:30pm EST!

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday afternoon onYouTube, and can be found in podcast form onLibsynandiTunes.]

Today on Sup Holmes we’re happy to welcome Michael Levine to the program. Michael’s current hard at work on HoloGrid, the augmented reality video card game inspired by the hologram monster chess game from Star Wars: A New Hope and The Force Awakens. He’s working alongside special effects guru Phil Tippett, the creator of the original hologram monsters from said films, which much be an amazing experience, but it’s not the first time he’s teamed up with a legend. Michael’s list of name-droppable former collaborators includes Stan Saki (creator Usagi Yojimbo), Ron Gilbert (Monkey Island) and even popular rapper Jay-Z!

We’ll be talking to Michael all about that on the show, so be sure to tune in live at 2:30pm EST if you want to know how sweet this man’s lemonade really tastes.