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The 1099 is an interview-based podcast that highlights the best writers, YouTubers, developers, publishers, and people in video games and beyond. Founded by Josiah Renaudin and hosted by Joseph Knoop, the duo brings on guests from all over the industry to talk about what they do, current trends, and methods for breaking into games.

Big thanks to Simon Viklund for writing the original theme music (you can check out his work at www.simonviklund.com) and Zach Buckley for the remix(find his work at www.zwbuckley.com). Also, thanks to the talented Aaron Sanfillippo for the logo design. Find him at www.ajscreative.com.

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The 1099 is an interview-based podcast that highlights the best writers, YouTubers, developers, publishers, and people in video games and beyond. Founded by Josiah Renaudin and hosted by Joseph Knoop, the duo brings on guests from all over the industry to talk about what they do, current trends, and methods for breaking into games.

Big thanks to Simon Viklund for writing the original theme music (you can check out his work at www.simonviklund.com) and Zach Buckley for the remix(find his work at www.zwbuckley.com). Also, thanks to the talented Aaron Sanfillippo for the logo design. Find him at www.ajscreative.com.

    Episode 238: Cloudpunk Writer Thomas Welsh on Building a Cyberpunk World and Making Your First Game

    Episode 238: Cloudpunk Writer Thomas Welsh on Building a Cyberpunk World and Making Your First Game

    Cloudpunk is one of my favorite games of the year, so of course I had to have writer and narrative designer Thomas Welsh on to discuss how he helped Ion Lands build a cyberpunk world of floating cars, towering skyscrapers, and talking dog AI companions that are also your car. We talk about what it's like to go from authoring science fiction books to writing your first video game, how he developed some of the awesome characters you find in the game, and how you make a cyberpunk story that tries to do things a little differently, and what lessons he's learned from the experience. For anyone interested in the craft of game writing or world building, you should absolutely check this episode out.

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    • 55 min
    Episode 237: It's a Review Show! Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Gears Tactics, and Cloudpunk

    Episode 237: It's a Review Show! Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Gears Tactics, and Cloudpunk

    It's a review show! This week, Mr. John Phipps from SGDC and Red Bull's Jake Tucker join to dish all about the legacy of Final Fantasy 7 and what the Remake does right and wrong, how Gears Tactics is the best XCOM game in a year that already has one, and how Cloudpunk is giving off all sorts of big Blade Runner vibes.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 236: Overwatch Writer Michael Chu on 20 Years at Blizzard

    Episode 236: Overwatch Writer Michael Chu on 20 Years at Blizzard

    Michael Chu -- lead writer of Overwatch and game designer on World of Warcraft, Diablo 3 and more -- joins the show to talk about his 20 years at Blizzard developing some of the world's most influential games, his love for Tolkien and Star Wars, and all the lessons he learned trying to build the incredible world of Overwatch. It's an extra-length helping of game development and story design discussion, and even though I say this all the time, it truly was my favorite episode yet.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 235: How LudoNarraCon is Celebrating Indie Narrative Games

    Episode 235: How LudoNarraCon is Celebrating Indie Narrative Games

    LudoNarraCon is celebrating its second year! What's LudoNarraCon? It's the coolest all-digital convention that celebrates the best of narrative-focused indie games like Neo Cab, HypnoSpace Outlaw, Sam Barlow's Telling Lies, or *checks notes* Boyfriend Dungeon. Chris Wright, founder of indie publisher Fellow Traveller (who also runs LudoNarraCon) joins the show to talk about how the show comes together on Steam's homepage, why narrative games are having a modern renaissance, and what kinds of struggles indie developers face when trying to get their game noticed. If you want to hear plenty of game business talk, this is the show for you.

    LUDONARRACON IS APRIL 24 - 27 on the Steam homepage.
    More info: https://www.ludonarracon.com/

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    • 54 min
    Episode 234: Brock Wilbur on Postal's Ridiculous Legacy, and Uwe Boll

    Episode 234: Brock Wilbur on Postal's Ridiculous Legacy, and Uwe Boll

    For some strange reason, Brock Wilbur took it upon himself to co-write a book about Postal, the infamously violent, confoundingly crass, and painfully 90's video game series about committing mass murder, among other things. Brock joins the show to discuss what it was like to sit down and chat with the creators of one of gaming's most infamous franchises, the chicken-and-the-egg conundrum of what Postal's influence on American kids really was, and how it all came to a head with the equally infamous movie director Uwe Boll. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think Brock's book about a shitty game made me learn something about myself, and I think it'll make you learn something, too.

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    • 52 min
    Episode 233: Mega Ran on His Former Life as a Middle School Teacher Before He Became A Hip Hop Star

    Episode 233: Mega Ran on His Former Life as a Middle School Teacher Before He Became A Hip Hop Star

    Raheem "Mega Ran" Jarbo wasn't always the hip-hop darling of the video game world. For almost six years, he was a middle school teacher in the Philly and Phoenix areas, helping shape a new generation of English class students and music lovers. Rather than solely discussing his hip-hop career, we dive into his background in the educational system, his own experiences at school, the teachers and students who impacted his life the most, how education has influenced his numerous albums throughout the years, what a Mega Ran music class would look like, and much much more.

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    • 42 min

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