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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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May 8, 2024

Left to our own devices without a guest, we get a little goofy - thankfully our listener letters overfloweth, so we dive into a few of them. Thanks, listeners!

Show Notes:

Jupiter Sunrise

Dinner with the Band

GeoGuesser World Cup 2023

Knytt

Seiklus

Daniels: Why We Tell The Stories We Tell


Apr 22, 2024

Four of ours hosts went to the 2024 Game Developers Conference, and we lived to share anecdotes, interesting games we saw, and the highlights (and injuries) of our week! Also, Rob chases down a handful of other lovely devs to tell us the best/hardest things about making games right now.

Show Notes:

Arranger: A...


Apr 5, 2024

We're joined by LocalThunk, solo creator of the hypnotic deckbuilder Balatro. We discuss flauting the fashion of a genre and going into development blind, the benefits of balacing by feel, and why Balatro shouldn't exist.

Show Notes:

Balatro

LocalThunk

Big two

Luck Be a Landlord

Slice & Dice

Slay the Spire

Risk of Rain...


Mar 15, 2024

We're joined by renowned designer Eric Chahi (Another World, From Dust) to discuss his singularly surreal VR adventure Paper Beast. We discuss building a living ecosystem born from constraints, how the craft has changed over the decades, and the indecency of technology.

Show Notes:

Eric Chahi

Paper Beast

Another World


Feb 24, 2024

We're joined by Jon Ingold, co-founder of Inkle Studios (80 Days, Heaven's Vault) to discuss A Highland Song - a wild adventure through the Scottish Highlands. We chat about creating narrative-driven games without a critical path, allowing players to fail forward, and the origins of Inkle's beloved narrative scripting...