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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 • 140 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

    [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
    [Ep299] The Whiff to Nail Range

    [Ep299] The Whiff to Nail Range

    Hey there, Shenanites! This week, we talk about sweeping smear frames, off-the-shelf solutions, and the student mindset. You’re just a robot doing robot stuff, and your subroutines are doing the best they can to work together. So if you do something cool, even if it leads to failure, celebrate it! Don’t discount your dope Mars landing progress!

    Questions answered (abbreviated):
    - challosis: Did y'all discuss 3rd party networking solutions when you were exploring multiplayer?
    - bamhm182: Are there any "perfect games" in the video game world?

    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
    [Ep298] Giraffe Dreams

    [Ep298] Giraffe Dreams

    Hiya, Shenanites! In this episode, we discuss the absence of blinking, flat planes of blubber, and the controllers of yore. Sometimes innovation is just realizing that people have fingers and getting the correct hand count. The details might seem small, but they could mean the difference between a midlife crisis and a midlife opportunity. So go ahead and grab some matcha with Bscotcha and listen in!

    Questions answered (abbreviated):
    - Gooigi: Do you guys drink coffee when you do your podcasts?
    - drhayes: Adam and Sam get to be stuff, but Seth is always the "games programmer.” Seth, what else do you want to be?
    - jamiedotgames: What was the best video game controller?
    - bamhm182: It was brought up in a recent podcast that it feels like now is the "midlife crisis" of the studio. If that's the case, what's the sexy new ferrari?

    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 12 min
    [Ep297] A Believable Lie

    [Ep297] A Believable Lie

    Hello, Shenanites! This week, we talk about less random randomness, floors and ceilings, and proper beverage production. Plans aren’t plans so much as they’re educated guesses. Adherence runs counter to adaptation, and it’s important to know when and where to switch modes. What we’re saying is, get those pillars!

    Questions answered (abbreviated):
    - Flyhoppie Axerompa: Seth, could you please stream while you make a game for Ludum Dare?
    - Beekie Boppaboop: Is there a chance we could get some new segments on the show?

    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
    [Ep296] The Short Squeeze

    [Ep296] The Short Squeeze

    Hey there, Shenanites! In this episode, we discuss the glockenspiel of the financial trade, robot price wars, and the golden rule of financial investments. Our human brains are wired to chase novelty, but boring stability is the real end game. That’s why you need to create your own chaos. Say, by making a game in a weekend using skills you don’t have. It’s 2021 -- let’s go dunk poorly!

    Questions answered (abbreviated):
    - Fraser_: Where has 2020 left the enslickening process? What does your setup look like, and do you have any ideas for what your next step on this journey will be?
    - challosis: What is your single favorite part about working on games?

    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
    [Ep295] The Buttermasters of Buttervania

    [Ep295] The Buttermasters of Buttervania

    Hiya, Shenanites! This week, we talk about proximity to swears, game shaped objects, and one day monarchs. Sometimes it’s fun to jump into a project where you have no earthly idea what to do. That’s why being a side NPC is such a good time. You can do whatever you want because it’s all optional. In this unskippable cutscene, we’ll explain...

    Questions answered (abbreviated):
    - challosis: If you were an NPC, what side quest would you give the player?
    - Fraser_: What would you guess is the next evolution in game conferences?
    - one dead saint: You're king for the day. What do you do?

    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 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!

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