37 episodes

From indie developer Auroch Digital, each series explores our games that are currently in development, giving you insight into how we make titles like Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics and Mars Horizon.

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From indie developer Auroch Digital, each series explores our games that are currently in development, giving you insight into how we make titles like Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics and Mars Horizon.

    Animals in video games: simulated furry friends | S5 E8

    Animals in video games: simulated furry friends | S5 E8

    Marketing and community manager Jemima Crow is joined by Peter and Matt to talk about animal simulation in games. They start by looking at how breeding and caring for animals translates to game design. They then focus on how animal behaviour affects player interaction and the future of animal simulation. Please rate the podcast and spread the word!
    Show notes
    Video games are creating smarter animals
    Survival Game About Genetics Is Cute But Cruel
    Planet Zoo will feature “the most realistic animals in any game”
    Video games offer clues to help curb animal disease outbreaks
    Ecosystem on Steam
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    🕹️ Check out our latest titles: 🐠 Megaquarium and 🚀 Mars Horizon
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    • 30 min
    The Oliver Twins and how to make a video game | S5 E9

    The Oliver Twins and how to make a video game | S5 E9

    We had some extra special guests in this bonus podcast episode - The Oliver twins! Mike, Jem, and Matt chat to the creators of Dizzy and games industry legends who are the most Prolific 8-bit videogame developers ever! Tune in to hear behind the scenes development stories and to get advice about starting your own career in gaming.
    Please note, this episode was recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Auroch Digital team is all working from home to save lives, as are the Oliver Twins.
    Show notes
    Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy - 1991
    Guinness world records
    Oliver twins official site
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    • 48 min
    A brief history of Space games | S5 E7

    A brief history of Space games | S5 E7

    In the beginning there was a monitor. A monitor with a black screen. Then, someone made some specs of light and behold - a starfield. From there Space games have gone from strength to strength. In this episode Producer and QA manager Mike Daw takes Matt and Jem on a tour of some of the most important Space games that have been made - including suggestions from the Auroch Digital Discord!
    Show notes
    SpaceWar (play online)
    Space Invaders – 30th Anniversary Developer Interview
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    🕹️ Check out our latest titles: 🐠 Megaquarium and 🚀 Mars Horizon
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    • 46 min
    The Mars Horizon update | S5 E6

    The Mars Horizon update | S5 E6

    Producer and QA manager Mike Daw joins Jem and Matt with an update for Auroch Digital's current game in development Mars Horizon! Find out how the game has changed following the alpha and get some teasers about all the awesome stuff that's coming up.
    This was recorded before we announced our publisher and the beta. The beta is live right now and you can join in by signing up here: Mars Horizon betaSign ups close May 1st 4pm BST, and the beta ends May 4th 9am GMT.
    Show notes
    Make sure to wishlist Mars horizon!
    Mars Horizon: BLAST OFF! find out more about the game and grab yourself a copy!
    Hear more about what it's like working for a Space agency in this podcast episode with special guest Andrew Kuh of the UK Space Agency
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    🕹️ Check out our latest titles: 🐠 Megaquarium and 🚀 Mars Horizon
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    • 17 min
    A brief history of Ghostbusters games | S5 E5

    A brief history of Ghostbusters games | S5 E5

    Using the live-action Ghostbusters movies as leverage, Jem and Matt are joined by Creative Producer Peter Willington to chat and tour through the many Ghostbusters video games that have graced gaming systems since 1984 - from first game, to VR, to 2019’s ‘remaster’ of the 2009 AAA release. All in the runup to 2020’s ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’.
    Show notes
    Ghostbusters 2020 teaser
    Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer 1
    Ghostheads Kickstarter Documentary
    Ghostbusters: The Video Game
    Ghostbusters in Ad campaigns - QuickBooks - Halifax
    Interdimensional Crossrip
    IDW Comics Series’
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    • 45 min
    A day in the life of Auroch Digital | S5 E4

    A day in the life of Auroch Digital | S5 E4

    What is a typical day at a game development studio like? It's busy, hectic, but lots of fun. In this weeks episode you can find out what a day in the life of Auroch Digital is like as we work together to make games. Please note, this episode was recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic. Our daily lives are currently very different from this, but we are still working hard to make great games. The Auroch Digital team is all staying home to save lives but we hope we can get back to this one day❤️
    Show notes
    Want to get into the games industry? Check out our blog post with tips and advice to help you.
    Check out our store, we currently have some items on sale! 
    If this is of interest, also check out past episodes; ‘What is it like working for an independent developer?’ (S1 E3) and ‘Setting up a company and a history lesson’ (S1 E1)
    📝Sign up to our Newsletter to stay up to date with Auroch Digital
    💬 Want to talk to us? Join our Discord
    🕹️ Check out our latest titles: 🐠 Megaquarium and 🚀 Mars Horizon
    🙋 Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
    🎙️ Missed an Episode? Find all of the Season here
    ⭐Please do rate the podcast and spread the word!

    • 31 min

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Inside a successful independent game developer

So far this podcast has been an inside look into some upcoming games and talks with various people involved in the creative and administrative process. I enjoy hearing about their structure and how each persons strengths are used constructively in their operations. Also the games they are working on have well thought out bases and sound like very solid in their design and gameplay as well as enjoyable.

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