A long time ago, Bad Golf was featured in a Japanese magazine called Famitsu 360. You can read about that here. Anyways, one of the other games listed in the same issue was SoulCaster II, by Ian Stocker.
Somehow, I contacted Ian about this, and we got the Japanese translated and talked about it. That started a bit of an email back-and-forth about upcoming game development and stuff.
Anyways, as it turns out, Ian's latest game "Escape Goat" came out at around the same time as HIPS, and we again found ourselves along side each other in various reviews and "Best XBLIGs of 2011" lists. So that was kind of neat.
Today, in my daily obsessive searching for news on HIPS, I saw that my game was on the latest episode of a web show called "It Came From Xbox Live" on Gamespot.com. Sure enough, I check out the link, and see that Ian was an in-studio guest on the show.
He talks about Escape Goat, as well as his previous game Soul Caster II. Then, for really no good reason I can think of, he takes the time to introduce my game and lead the interviewer on a walkthrough of it.
I'm honored and flattered that he took the time and chose my game to show off. It's really pretty incredible.
Pretty cool. I'm definitely in his debt.