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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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Dec 25, 2020

The third installment of a special miniseries produced by developer Die Gute Fabrik, an examination of their wonderful 'mutant soap opera' told through the lens of its music.
In this episode, they discuss the creation and iteration of the game's main 'town' music.

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Die Gute Fabrik

Mutazione (Original Game...


Dec 19, 2020

Ikenfell creator Chevy Ray Johnston joins us to explore the inner workings of his tactical magic school RPG, from building a meaningful story with interpersonal stakes, to nailing the timing on a streamlined yet dynamic combat system.

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Chevy Ray Johnston

Ikenfell

Ring Fit Adventure

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell


Dec 11, 2020

The second installment of a special miniseries produced by developer Die Gute Fabrik, an examination of their wonderful 'mutant soap opera' told through the lens of its music.
In this episode, they discuss the creation of the game's generative musical gardens.

Show notes:

Die Gute Fabrik

Mutazione (Original Game...


Dec 4, 2020

Greg Kasavin and Amir Rao of Supergiant Games join us for a deep design dive on their smash hit dungeon-crawler Hades, from how (and why) they tackled gameplay and narrative persistence in a roguelike, to creating dynamic systems and characters that always have something new to say.

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Hades

Greg Kasavin

Amir...