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

    The Joy of Shipping with Xalavier Nelson Jr.

    The Joy of Shipping with Xalavier Nelson Jr.

    Narrative Director Xalavier Nelson Jr. joins us fresh from his announcement of Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator, the latest in his lengthy list of collaborations. We discuss the methodology behind his prolific oeuvre, the benefits of planning ahead, and how he approaches the unique narrative of a game like Hypnospace Outlaw.
    Show notes:
    Xalavier Nelson Jr.
    Xalavier's Itch.io page
    Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator
    Hypnospace Outlaw
    An Airport For Aliens Currently Run By Dogs
    Guts of Glory
    Up in the Air
    Paper Mario: The Origami King
    Oreskaband
    Skatune Network

    • 1h 30 min
    Into the Depths: The Music of Mutazione - Part 4

    Into the Depths: The Music of Mutazione - Part 4

    The final 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 rest of the game's Story Mode music, and play some early sketches.
    Show notes:
    Die Gute Fabrik
    Mutazione (Original Game Soundtrack)
    Alessandro's Spotify playlist of music that influenced Mutazione
    Nils' Spotify playlist of music that influenced Mutazione

    • 1h 43 min
    Games of the Year 2020 with Laura E. Hall

    Games of the Year 2020 with Laura E. Hall

    Immersive puzzle designer Laura E. Hall returns for another huge year-end show, as we each count down our Top 5 games of 2020, alongside picks from previous guests and our listeners. Happy New Year!
    Show notes:
    Laura E. Hall
    Planning Your Escape: Strategy Secrets to Make You an Escape Room Superstar
    Every Game in This City
    Our GOTY picks (SPOILERS):
    Laura:
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Box One Presented by Neil Patrick Harris
    Holovista
    The Room VR: A Dark Matter
    The Truth About Edith / Cain's Jawbone
    Zach:
    Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
    Persona 5
    Final Fantasy VII Remake
    Hearthstone Battlegrounds
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
    Andy:
    Spelunky 2
    Death Stranding
    Through the Ages
    Disco Elysium
    Outer Wilds
    Doug:
    De Mol 2020 season
    Spelunky 2
    Kentucky Route Zero
    The Crew: The Quest For Planet Nine
    PlayingCards
    Nick:
    Ghost of Tsushima
    Spelunky 2
    Astro's Playroom
    A Short Hike / Lonely Mountains: Downhill
    Spider-Man: Miles Morales
    Guest picks:
    Astro's Playroom
    Sludge Life
    Penko Park
    Deep Rock Galactic
    Apex Legends
    Duck Game
    Hades
    Cinco Paus
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Web Liero
    Death Stranding
    Umurangi Generation
    STALKER: Shadow Over Chernobyl
    Listener picks:
    Hades
    Universal Paperclips
    Mancala
    Roundguard
    Mutazione
    Blaseball
    Signs of the Sojourner
    Tenderfoot Tactics
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Ring Fit Adventure
    Paradise Killer
    Treachery in Beatdown City

    • 2 h 16 min
    Into the Depths: The Music of Mutazione - Part 3

    Into the Depths: The Music of Mutazione - Part 3

    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.
    Show notes:
    Die Gute Fabrik
    Mutazione (Original Game Soundtrack)
    Knytt Stories
    Sea & Cake

    • 1h 22 min
    Making Magic with Chevy Ray Johnston

    Making Magic with Chevy Ray Johnston

    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.
    Show notes:
    Chevy Ray Johnston
    Ikenfell
    Ring Fit Adventure
    Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
    Carmilla YouTube series
    Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
    Ikenfell Original Game Soundtrack
    A Shell in the Pit
    Sammus
    Rowan Atkinson bee comedy

    • 1h 23 min
    Into the Depths: The Music of Mutazione - Part 2

    Into the Depths: The Music of Mutazione - Part 2

    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 Soundtrack)
    Gardens teaser video
    Brian Eno - Music for Airports

    • 1h 45 min

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