Behind The Games

The Behind The Games podcast

Creating Coreborn – Interview with Hauke Gerdes

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Coreborn! Hauke Gerdes, Co-founder and Creative Director of Blankhans, joins us to talk about their in-development multi-player, survival, building adventure game! We’ve been following their public showcase of development as the game marches to an alpha soon and a potential release this year. Thanks, Hauke!

Check out Coreborn: Nations of the Ultracore at https://coreborn.gg

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Making Sail Forth And The Toy Within – Interview with David Evans

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One of the studios we featured on our PAX West follow-up episode was Festive Vector, the one person studio founded by David Evans. David, recently launched Sail Forth! We talk with David about the origin of the game, getting it made, and his philosophy of game development centered around the player and the “toy” in the game. Thanks, David!

Check out Sail Forth at https://www.sailforthgame.com/

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Red Queen Hypothesis – Interview with Sim YC of Nerdook Productions

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Rogue AI Simulator, launching right now, is only the latest in a series of games developed by Sim, a solo developer in Malaysia. We talk with Sim about his history going back to developing flash games, his actual dream job, and wide ranging topics including how the Red Queen Hypothesis means there’s no rest for a game dev. Thanks, Sim!

Check out Rogue AI Simulator at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1790370/Rogue_AI_Simulator

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Game School, Game Law – Interview with Ross Hersemann

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For help digging into a couple topics including game school and degrees as well as gaming industry law considerations, we are joined by Ross Hersemann, Legal Counsel, Founder of Loading Law, and Adjunct Professor at DePaul University. Thanks, Ross!

Get in contact with Ross at https://www.loadinglaw.com

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Embers Adrift, A New MMO – Interview with John Gust

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A new classic-style MMORPG is an ambitious project, especially for a small indie team. We talk to John Gust, the executive producer helping lead the team on this newly launched gaming world. Thanks, John!

Check out Embers Adrift at https://www.embersadrift.com

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The Art of Elements – Interview with Devon Parsons

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One of the most eye-catching indie games at PAX West was Elements – Find The Stones. We talk with the game creator Devon Parsons about the game, how he got started, and ideas about making great games. Thanks, Devon!

Wishlist Elements on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1468110/Elements/

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Exploring Earthlock – Interview with Snowcastle Games

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Snowcastle Games started with a story that has expanded into the Earthlock series of games. We talk with founder Founder, Bendik Stang, and Marketing Lead, Nicholas Rajan about how this cohesive lore and worlds are now a platform for new games like Ikonei Island and the Earthlock RPG games. We also talk about game development in the Nordics and some indie dev community celebration that Snowcastle has been sponsoring annually through their “Advent Calendar of Games”. Thanks, Bendik and Nick!

Get Earthlock and Ikonei now at https://www.snowcastlegames.com/ and jump in on the indie games giveaways at https://www.snowcastlegames.com/adventcalendar2022!

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Forging a Studio of the Future – Interview with Matt Schembari, CEO of Lightforge Games

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Lead by a veteran team and backed by top partnerships, Lightforge Games was founded recently on an amazing bedrock of core values. Matt Schembari, Co-Founder and CEO, talks with us about how they’ve gone a step beyond in creating a studio modeled for the future. Open Salary, all-remote, and flexible work are just some of the bold policies that put these values into action. Thanks, Matt!

Keep an eye on Lightforge Games at https://www.lightforge.gg/

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Indie Games In Warsaw – Behind The Games Podcast interviews Joanna Keler

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CD Projekt Red and a couple other bigger studios have spawned a growing indie games scene across Poland. Joanna Keler has been in the middle of it working on a game called Moonshine Inc. and showing it off at places like PAX West where we met. She tells us all about it and also talks about the transition from corporate business to the games industry and her work with the Women In Games International. Thanks, Joanna!

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Behind Below – Behind The Games Podcast with Mike of Strollart Studios

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Below The Stone combines pixel-art, roguelike gameplay, procedurally generated deep layers, and rpg-like character progression. Mike talks to us about the game and how he and his team have taken it from idea to kickstarter to an adventure we’ll all get to play soon. Thanks, Mike!

Check out Below The Stone at https://www.strollart.com/ and be sure to back it and wish list it on Steam.

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