Candid conversations with game creators that dive deep into the art, craft, and process of making games.
Charting the Future with Sarah Northway (I Was a Teenage Exocolonist)
Sarah Northway (Northway Games) joins us to discuss her sprawling new narrative RPG I Was a Teenage Exocolonist. We discuss juggling a staggering script, deckbuilding as storytelling, and some of the wilder places that the game's time looping can go.
I Was a Teenage Exocolonist
Museum of Other Realities
Princess Maker (series)
Signs of the Sojourner
Dragon Age (series)
Escaping Your Fate with Coin Crew Games (Escape Academy)
Co-founders Wyatt Bushnell and Mike Salyh - and special guest co-host Laura E. Hall - join us to discuss Coin Crew's awesome new co-op escape room game Escape Academy. We discuss pandemic pivoting to the digital space, designing for arcades vs. living rooms, and the perils of playtesting in both mediums.
Coin Crew Games
Laura E. Hall
Planning Your Escape
The Traveler's Guide to Little Sodaburg
Space Squad in Space
Two Bit Circus
Hot Wheels: King of the Road
The Room (series)
My Hero Academia
Hosting Online Reality Games (ORGs) w/ Ash Neleh
Ash Neleh, host of the ! Series of online reality games, joins Doug for a conversation about adapting reality TV competition games for online fan communities. We talk about the 18-year history of the ! Series, as well as some of the favorite twists he's designed.
! Series Wiki
! Series Discord
Eavesdropping for Inspiration with Grace Bruxner (Frog Detective)
Frog Detective creator Grace Bruxner joins us to discuss the inspirations and process behind her charming detective series, including the upcoming Frog Detective 3: Corruption at Cowboy County. We discuss sticking to scope (or not), making the most of adventure game tropes, and finding inspiration in the mundane.
Games Talks 2020: Grace Bruxner
Building Games Around Humor (GDC talk)
Frog Detective Twitter account
Freaky Ep 7 - Dummy
Round the Twist (full first season)
(Rerun) Making Generous Games with Terry Cavanagh (Dicey Dungeons)
We're taking a small summer break, so please enjoy one of our favorite episodes from a few years ago. And check out the new mobile version of Dicey Dungeons, and the free DLC!
Terry Cavanagh (Super Hexagon, VVVVVV) joins us to talk about his fantastic roguelike deckbuilder, Dicey Dungeons. We discuss the thread of generosity in his game design, the challenges of working across genres, and what might be next for Terry!
7 Day Roguelike
The Long Dark
Super Hexagon playthrough at Fantastic Arcade
Learning to Unclench with Ben Esposito (Neon White)
Ben Esposito (Donut County, What Remains of Edith Finch) joins us to talk about his heavenly new card-powered, speedrunning FPS Neon White. We discuss making tight designs by keeping things loose, what a "career" of indie games feels like, and making games u wish 2 see on the Dreamcast.
Super Meat Boy
Hunter x Hunter
Sonic Dreams Collection
CRAP! No One Loves Me
Room of 1000 Snakes
Arcane Kids manifesto
Really cool show
The Unwrapped of video games podcasts. 10/10.
Great show about indie games with a lot of depth!
I like how they go deep in this show. Pretty much every episode is a deep dive into either a classic game or contemporary indie game. Often times they will have the devs on which is also a treat. I love that this is a show about game development and game design from game devs - it fosters interesting discussion and useful technical advice for others in the industry but also provides insights for those that aren’t in the industry.
Great discussions and personalities
Came since it was the only Terry C. Interview I could find in light of the Dicey Dungeons switch port I recently bought, which then got me to revisit Zach’s games. Really enjoying the first three or so episodes I’ve checked out and can’t wait to go through the backlog!