10 episodes

Join game maker Teddy Dief (Hyper Light Drifter) for a tour through Los Angeles’ vibrant video game scene. Episodes feature one-on-one conversations with developers, actors, writers, hosts—creators from all walks of life discussing their inspirations, lives, and processes.

Playscape: Los Angeles Idle Thumbs

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    • 4.3, 16 Ratings

Join game maker Teddy Dief (Hyper Light Drifter) for a tour through Los Angeles’ vibrant video game scene. Episodes feature one-on-one conversations with developers, actors, writers, hosts—creators from all walks of life discussing their inspirations, lives, and processes.

    Playscape: Los Angeles 10: Tyler J Hutchison

    Playscape: Los Angeles 10: Tyler J Hutchison

    In final episode of the series, Teddy talks with comic artist and programmer Tyler J Hutchison, about art and code mindsets, choosing constraints, getting off the computer, and more. Teddy talks about burnout and protecting your time, and says a reluctant goodbye from his new home in Montreal.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Playscape: Los Angeles 9: Austin Wintory

    Playscape: Los Angeles 9: Austin Wintory

    Composer Austin Wintory explains his outlook on success, craft, and endlessly challenging oneself to innovate, and responds to what it’s like to win a BAFTA Award for his work on Journey. Teddy takes a vacation and wonders what it takes to be able to “turn it off, and back on”.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Playscape: Los Angeles 8: Rachel Sala

    Playscape: Los Angeles 8: Rachel Sala

    Mysterious co-creator of Frog Fractions, Rachel Sala apparates into the studio to talk to Teddy about keeping secrets, creating weird things, and what it’s really like to be a woman in the games industry. Teddy is leaving LA, and talks about what matters - what remains after the hype subsides from a big event.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Playscape: Los Angeles 7: Patrick Miller

    Playscape: Los Angeles 7: Patrick Miller

    Game designer and writer Patrick Miller drops wisdom on Teddy about fighting games, eSports, and weird career paths. Teddy tries to rest, now that Hyper Light Drifter support is slowing down, but what does rest mean??

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Playscape: Los Angeles 6: Zoë Quinn

    Playscape: Los Angeles 6: Zoë Quinn

    Teddy is joined by game maker, writer, and FMV connoisseur Zoe Quinn. Listen as they discuss comedy, failure, and of course, Neopets. Teddy muses about reviews - what they mean to a creator, what he expected them to feel like, and what they contribute to feelings of closure after releasing Hyper Light Drifter.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Playscape: Los Angeles 5: Alx Preston

    Playscape: Los Angeles 5: Alx Preston

    Teddy speaks with the person he has spoken most to over the last couple years. Alx Preston, the creator of Hyper Light Drifter, sits down with his old pal to talk about fine art, running a company, and being forever unsatisfied. Teddy opens up about his career-long impatience and unrealistic goals, and how he likes it that way.

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Redfield70x7 ,

Game dev podcast genius

Amazing for listening on my drives to/from work. Couldn't be more thankful for this podcast being a thing.

Teddy has made excellent use of each episode - I especially enjoy the intro's in which he provides personal experiences, insights, and thoughts regarding development and release of Hyper Light Drifter.

So far, he has interviewed a diverse group of LA locals that are, in some way or another, connected to the gaming industry. This is super interesting.

Teddy's a great host - both witty and asks great questions to his guests.

AAA podcast. Or should I say Indie podcast...? ;)

DylFow ,

SO GOOD

Makes me want to move to LA and be a game developer. Keep up the good work!

Ihaveabsofsteel ,

Just great podcasting.

I can only assume that being one of seven people to review this podcast that I am surrounded by family. I do not know teddy, though I wish I did. When I first listened I was excited to hear about his new game(hyper light drifter) though I was so pleasantly surprised it's not quite about his game as it is about the industry. The guests he has on the show talk to him about themselves as people, not to him as gaming professionals. Everyone so far seems so comfortable speaking with him. He really has a way of pulling out information that is less game related and just more personal. Full discloser his game is on my wishlist. I have not received my free copy yet because I am not a person that has ever received a free copy of a game (fingers crossed). All joking aside this podcast is truly something special.

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