294 episodes

Coffee with Butterscotch is the hilarity-filled official podcast of award-winning video game studio Butterscotch Shenanigans. Tune in every week to learn how video games are made and sold, our take on building a small company from scratch, and how to be an unstoppable problem-solving machine. Whether you're a tech entrepreneur working on your own startup, a person who loves playing or making video games, or just a person interested in learning about the games industry, we've got you covered. Butterscotch Shenanigans is an independent video game studio best known for its smash hit Crashlands. The podcast features founders Seth Coster (the games programmer), Adam Coster (the web programmer), Sam Coster (the artist), and other awesome people. Got a question you want answered on the podcast? Ask at http://podcast.bscotch.net

Coffee with Butterscotch: A Game Dev Comedy Podcas‪t‬ Butterscotch Shenanigans

    • Video Games
    • 4.9 • 141 Ratings

Coffee with Butterscotch is the hilarity-filled official podcast of award-winning video game studio Butterscotch Shenanigans. Tune in every week to learn how video games are made and sold, our take on building a small company from scratch, and how to be an unstoppable problem-solving machine. Whether you're a tech entrepreneur working on your own startup, a person who loves playing or making video games, or just a person interested in learning about the games industry, we've got you covered. Butterscotch Shenanigans is an independent video game studio best known for its smash hit Crashlands. The podcast features founders Seth Coster (the games programmer), Adam Coster (the web programmer), Sam Coster (the artist), and other awesome people. Got a question you want answered on the podcast? Ask at http://podcast.bscotch.net

    [Ep305] The Beauty and the Terror

    [Ep305] The Beauty and the Terror

    Good day, Shenanites! This week, we talk about dad issues, honeymoon phases, and the other 300 things. It’s impossible to be aware of the things you’re not aware of. But once you become aware of them, it’s time to refactor. Sure, the structure is the culture, but the culture is also the structure. If you don’t ask why, you’re gonna have a bad time.

    Questions answered (abbreviated):
    - Balbus hwispit: What does 2021 Bscotch recommend for maintaining vision and enthusiasm when working with ideas that can’t possibly all fit in your head at once?

    To stay up to date with all of our buttery goodness subscribe to the podcast on Apple podcasts (apple.co/1LxNEnk) or wherever you get your audio goodness. If you want to get more involved in the Butterscotch community, hop into our DISCORD server at discord.gg/bscotch and say hello! Submit questions at https://www.bscotch.net/podcast, disclose all of your secrets to podcast@bscotch.net, and send letters, gifts, and tasty treats to http://bit.ly/bscotchmailbox. Finally, if you’d like to support the show and buy some coffee FOR Butterscotch, head over to http://moneygrab.bscotch.net.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    [Ep304] The Why of Water

    [Ep304] The Why of Water

    Hi, Shenanites! In this episode, we discuss the unceremonious aftermath, interesting limitations, and 50% more money numbers. All the details are contingent, as ever, upon the bigger question of why. If you don’t even know the shape of the problem, how can you figure out the shape of the solution? Time for some reflection. Preferably while sitting at the edge of a flat blue sheet and looking out at the swamp waves.

    Questions answered (abbreviated):
    - Underscrum Rompyyerblee: Lets daydream a bit: 10 years from now Butterscotch Shenanigans has between 50-75 employees. What kind of game(s) would you want to be making with a studio that size? Would you be comfortable running a company that size some day?

    To stay up to date with all of our buttery goodness subscribe to the podcast on Apple podcasts (apple.co/1LxNEnk) or wherever you get your audio goodness. If you want to get more involved in the Butterscotch community, hop into our DISCORD server at discord.gg/bscotch and say hello! Submit questions at https://www.bscotch.net/podcast, disclose all of your secrets to podcast@bscotch.net, and send letters, gifts, and tasty treats to http://bit.ly/bscotchmailbox. Finally, if you’d like to support the show and buy some coffee FOR Butterscotch, head over to http://moneygrab.bscotch.net.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    [Ep303] Multi-tiered Engagement

    [Ep303] Multi-tiered Engagement

    Greetings, Shenanites! This week, we talk about herd immunity, the beauty of well designed choice, and a game for aliens. The more you learn, the more you should iterate, coming ever closer to that elusive (and illusive) plane of enlightenment. Sometimes that means flipping your design approach completely. And sometimes that means ascending to n-dimensional space and trying to find your shadow.

    Questions answered (abbreviated):
    - giantmuskrat: If a 3D game is twice as hard as 2D, is a 1D game twice as easy?

    To stay up to date with all of our buttery goodness subscribe to the podcast on Apple podcasts (apple.co/1LxNEnk) or wherever you get your audio goodness. If you want to get more involved in the Butterscotch community, hop into our DISCORD server at discord.gg/bscotch and say hello! Submit questions at https://www.bscotch.net/podcast, disclose all of your secrets to podcast@bscotch.net, and send letters, gifts, and tasty treats to http://bit.ly/bscotchmailbox. Finally, if you’d like to support the show and buy some coffee FOR Butterscotch, head over to http://moneygrab.bscotch.net.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    [Ep302] Feline Staredown

    [Ep302] Feline Staredown

    Hello, Shenanites! In this episode, we discuss the black mirror effect, Adam’s waking nightmare, and a neck with legs. We’ve been making radio long enough to know what’s good, so let’s talk about visuals! Plus, Seth reveals what the biggest, coolest thing he’s worked on and made is. As it turns out, much like turtles, it’s QA all the way down.

    Questions answered (abbreviated):
    - maximilio: Do you ever play Levelhead or any other of your games recreationally?
    - challosis: What does your QA process look like?

    To stay up to date with all of our buttery goodness subscribe to the podcast on Apple podcasts (apple.co/1LxNEnk) or wherever you get your audio goodness. If you want to get more involved in the Butterscotch community, hop into our DISCORD server at discord.gg/bscotch and say hello! Submit questions at https://www.bscotch.net/podcast, disclose all of your secrets to podcast@bscotch.net, and send letters, gifts, and tasty treats to http://bit.ly/bscotchmailbox. Finally, if you’d like to support the show and buy some coffee FOR Butterscotch, head over to http://moneygrab.bscotch.net.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    [Ep301] Goal Fog

    [Ep301] Goal Fog

    Salutations, Shenanites! This week, we talk about rest, shattering the earth, and the most complicated part of developing a game. It’s not what you think. Or maybe it is. We can’t read your mind. But if you find yourself up against a mental wall, it’s probably time to reevaluate your questions.

    Questions answered (abbreviated):
    - Panit Powaacka: There are so few episodic games nowadays, but why?
    - Tappytrip Doovark: Any advice on how to reignite that creative spark?

    To stay up to date with all of our buttery goodness subscribe to the podcast on Apple podcasts (apple.co/1LxNEnk) or wherever you get your audio goodness. If you want to get more involved in the Butterscotch community, hop into our DISCORD server at discord.gg/bscotch and say hello! Submit questions at https://www.bscotch.net/podcast, disclose all of your secrets to podcast@bscotch.net, and send letters, gifts, and tasty treats to http://bit.ly/bscotchmailbox. Finally, if you’d like to support the show and buy some coffee FOR Butterscotch, head over to http://moneygrab.bscotch.net.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    [Ep300] Autoaudiodocumentary

    [Ep300] Autoaudiodocumentary

    Hello, Shenanites! In our 300th episode, we discuss swimming in quarters, the imaginary track, and the target audience problem. Just because something is visible doesn’t mean it’s good or right. Just because something is invisible doesn’t mean it’s bad or wrong. As it turns out, everything is a design problem, and there’s always more nuance to figure out.

    Questions answered (abbreviated):
    - Gooigi: What was your favorite game to work on?
    - Gearwip Toppybeep: Is there a game concept that interests you that could not be done in GameMaker? Do you ever see the studio's needs outgrowing its capabilities?

    To stay up to date with all of our buttery goodness subscribe to the podcast on Apple podcasts (apple.co/1LxNEnk) or wherever you get your audio goodness. If you want to get more involved in the Butterscotch community, hop into our DISCORD server at discord.gg/bscotch and say hello! Submit questions at https://www.bscotch.net/podcast, disclose all of your secrets to podcast@bscotch.net, and send letters, gifts, and tasty treats to http://bit.ly/bscotchmailbox. Finally, if you’d like to support the show and buy some coffee FOR Butterscotch, head over to http://moneygrab.bscotch.net.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

crazyninja88 ,

These guys are truly just good people.

This podcast has changed my outlook on the world, gave me motivation, made me laugh soda through my nose, and made me a better person in general. I seriously love you guys, thank you!!!

chalcidfly ,

Pretty good but lots of fluff

When they talk about running their business and industry news and stuff it’s really good. But there’s wayyyyy too much (> 50%) personal stories, politics, etc. If you like their sense of humor then it’s probably fine but as a game dev myself I’m coming here for insights and inspiration, so I’d prefer if they just stuck to that.

cantbelivemynameistaken ,

Best GameDev Podcast out there

Discovered this podcast a couple of weeks ago and it is amazing, genuine laugh out loud moments. I’m in the process of going through the entire backlog so that I can catch up on the entire story of Butterscotch Shenanigans!

Top Podcasts In Video Games

Listeners Also Subscribed To