Behind The Games

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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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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Making Salt and Sacrifice – Interview with Ska Studios on the New Overlords Behind The Games Podcast

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Ska Studios has been ahead of the curve making stylish indie games for many years now. We talk with the studio core, James Silva and Shane Lynch, about their latest souls-like game Salt and Sacrifice, how it’s made, how they got to this point, and what might be next for gaming like this. Thanks James and Shane!

Check out Salt and Sacrifice here: https://ska-studios.com/games/salt-and-sacrifice/

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A Game To Remember – Behind The Games chat with Folklore Games

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Mikhaël Vaillancourt founded Folklore Games a number of years ago, pulled in his sister Jes Vaillancourt and an amazing team of creators, and now they are hard at work on a groundbreaking game. Spiral is a beautiful and engaging exploration puzzle-solving game wrapped around the concept of cognitive decline and memory loss. We talk about the origin, game design, and how “The Mechanic Is The Message”. Thanks Jes and Mikhaël!

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