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Candid conversations with game creators that dive deep into the art, craft, and process of making games.

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Apr 24, 2020

Tom Francis (Gunpoint, Heat Signature) crashes in to discuss his upcoming small-scale strategy game Tactical Breach Wizards, how he finds and focuses on the cores of his games, and the narrative systems that make them sing.

Some things we discussed:

Tom Francis


Heat Sig

Tactical Breach Wizards (new...

Apr 17, 2020

In the second installment of our miniseries, we discuss our different play styles, wand customization, building games around online communities, and our experiences with - and the implementation of - Noita's Daily Challenge.

Some things we discussed:

Risk of Rain
Zach's badass barrel kick
Noita 101 - Tips for new...

Apr 10, 2020

Martin Jonasson (holedown) joins us to extract the juiciness that powers his "delightful spectacle of bouncing," reveals the truth behind his rounded corners, and discusses the aesthetic and scope commitments that drove games like twofold inc. and rymdkapsel.

Some things we discussed:

grapefrukt games


Apr 3, 2020

In this first installment of our new miniseries focused on Noita (with guest co-host Bennett Foddy), we share our early stories and beginner tips, discuss the genealogy of the game, and contemplate how we feel about shooting being its primary verb. 

Some things we discussed:


Bennett Foddy

Crayon Physics Deluxe