35 episodes

Welcome to Design Doc, a podcast documenting the process of analog game design. Game designers guide you through their process from concept to product.

Design Doc Hannah Shaffer and Evan Rowland

    • Games

Welcome to Design Doc, a podcast documenting the process of analog game design. Game designers guide you through their process from concept to product.

    Scopeful Optimism

    Scopeful Optimism

    We talk about what makes a game's scope big or small, why Q2 has taken so long, and all the projects we've made in the meantime.

    • 56 min
    Designing a Game Design Workday

    Designing a Game Design Workday

    We talk about how we've redesigned the structure of our workday, because boundaries around work are important even when—and ESPECIALLY when—it's work you love.

    • 57 min
    The Games You Want to Make, The Life You Want to Live

    The Games You Want to Make, The Life You Want to Live

    We sit down for an unplanned recording of Design Doc when Evan says something sad.

    • 32 min
    Burnout

    Burnout

    In this episode we talk about completing a project that made us our own worst bosses and what it's like coming back from burnout.

    • 40 min
    The Ski Bike

    The Ski Bike

    Its purpose, the act of creation. Its destiny, unknowable. Today's episode is about a bike on skis.

    • 9 min
    Breaking up with Character Creation

    Breaking up with Character Creation

    Character creation in Questlandia 1 lasted two hours. Character creation in Questlandia 2 is five minutes. What changed?

    • 1 hr

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