161 episodes

A weekly creative video game idea workshop between hosts Ryan Hamann, and Ryan Quintal, and the Play;Write community. Play;Write is a podcast about creating and sharing new ways to play. Each week, new ideas for new video experiences to bring to life. A proud part of the Cane and Rinse Network.

Visit PlayWriteCast.com or email playwritecast@gmail.com to share your idea today!

PlayWrite - The video game idea podcast Ryan Quintal, Ryan Hamann

    • Video Games
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

A weekly creative video game idea workshop between hosts Ryan Hamann, and Ryan Quintal, and the Play;Write community. Play;Write is a podcast about creating and sharing new ways to play. Each week, new ideas for new video experiences to bring to life. A proud part of the Cane and Rinse Network.

Visit PlayWriteCast.com or email playwritecast@gmail.com to share your idea today!

    PlayWrite 161 - Object Permanence, Court of Laws, Web of Deceit

    PlayWrite 161 - Object Permanence, Court of Laws, Web of Deceit

    Create the perfect escort quest, do some basketball trick shots, and design a website.

    • 53 min
    PlayWrite 160 - There's Always a Bigger Fish, Topple Tops, Flockumentary

    PlayWrite 160 - There's Always a Bigger Fish, Topple Tops, Flockumentary

    Go fishing, digitize battling tops, and record a documentary.

    • 45 min
    PlayWrite 159 - Armstrong, Right Behind You, That Sinking Feeling

    PlayWrite 159 - Armstrong, Right Behind You, That Sinking Feeling

    Do chores with stretchy arms, run away from a monster, and enjoy the simple pleasures of stainless steel tables and sinks.

    • 49 min
    PlayWrite 158 - Intertwine, Security Cars, 5X

    PlayWrite 158 - Intertwine, Security Cars, 5X

    Create a functional world by balancing the needs of nations, manage security guards, and create a 4X battle royale.

    • 45 min
    PlayWrite 157 - Keychain, The Good Old Days, Busting the Block

    PlayWrite 157 - Keychain, The Good Old Days, Busting the Block

    Play games on an RGB keyboard, care for the elderly, and run a video rental shop.

    • 46 min
    PlayWrite 156 - High Stakes, Agitato, Rainbow in the Dark

    PlayWrite 156 - High Stakes, Agitato, Rainbow in the Dark

    Defend against vampires, play the piano, and find the way out of the darkness.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Maniph ,

What an awesome idea!

This is the podcast for lonely gamers who wish they had friends to share their crazy ideas with. It’s for the creative who feels like they could use a bit of inspiration. I’ve only recently started listening and I’m already quite sure this will be one of my favorite podcasts ever!

DarkFishDays ,

A Must For Creative Gamers

Probably every gamer has come up with a game idea or story,
and PlayWrite is a great podcast to explore those ideas. Each
episode includes 3 game pitches (one from each host and one from the community) involving game style, story, and/or design with 10 minutes of brainstorming for each game.

The podcast has covered a large number of genres, and while I'm not a fan of every pitch that's been made I enjoy hearing the creative process as the hosts analyze the idea and think of story and gameplay that would improve it.

Also it was a great touch to add a community pitch. I'm not a game designer and yet I'm sure I'm not the only one that has an idea for a game that I wanted tell people about.

If I were to have a criticism, it seems more often than not the pitch is more of an idea on game mechanics than story. There’s nothing wrong with that, but my hope is that as more people pitch ideas we’ll hear a larger variety of stories. After all, isn't it the story that often makes a game with familiar mechanics become a great game? (The Last of Us, for example.)

All that said this podcast is a great listen, and has already produced
many game pitches that I keep thinking about and wish I could play
right now!

L Barger ,

Fun Podcast for Brainstorming Game ideas

I have only one complaint, none of these amazing sounding games exist. So, come on game devs, there are hours of great ideas in here!

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