Episodes

Episode 082 – Conversation with Strange Scaffold’s Xalavier Nelson Jr.

Hey Link here, thanks for joining me for episode 82 where I speak with Xalavier Nelson Jr, where we talk about who they are and what they enjoy doing outside of games, how they got into the industry and wisdom they can share from their experiences, their favorite and perfect games, and some wild lightning round questions.

 

Before we get started, don’t forget there are link in the episode description that you can follow to learn more about Xalavier as well as the podcast. Also, don’t forget to like and share the episode and without further adieu, enjoy episode 82!

0:00 Start

03:00 Who they are and what they enjoy doing outside of gaming

18:00 How they got into making games and wisdom from their experiences

27:00 Favorite/Perfect Games

53:00 Lightning rounds

01:02:00 Wrap up

Check Xalavier Nelson Jr on Twitter at https://twitter.com/WritNelson

Or at Blue Sky at https://bsky.app/profile/writnelson.bsky.social

Or at Mastodon at https://mastodon.gamedev.place/@writnelson

Check Strange Scaffold out on Twitter at https://twitter.com/StrangeScaffold

Check out Strange Scaffold’s link tree at https://linktr.ee/strangescaffold

Check out South Park Snow Day at https://southpark.thqnordic.com/

Check out Defenders Quest 2 at https://www.defendersquest2.com/

Episode 081 – Conversation with the ever-versatile Jared R Bair

Hey Link here, thanks for joining me for episode 81 where I speak with Jared R Bair. In this episode we talk about who they are, the upcoming 100 Acre Woods and how it got started, content creation and the state of the industry, wisdom learned from his experiences, words of reassurance to the Pooh fans, what made them want to make games, life outside of gaming, their favorite recent trend, as well as some pretty funny lighting round questions. We also talk about what it means to be a fan of people and their projects.

Before we get started, don’t forget there are link in the episode description that you can follow to learn more about Jared as well as the podcast. Also, don’t forget to like and share the episode and without further adieu, enjoy episode 81!

0:00 Start

12:30 100 Acre Woods and how the game came to be

20:00 The content creation and the state of the industry

32:00 Wisdom learned from experiences

41:00 Words of reassurance to the Winnie the Pooh fans

52:00 The reason they want to make games

01:02:30 Hobbies and relaxation outside of games

01:17:00 The lightning round

01:20:00 Favorite recent trend

01:23:15 Closing time

Check the following links to learn more about Jared and what he does

Twitter https://twitter.com/JaredRBair

Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/JaredRBair

3D Realms Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/3drealms

100 Acre Woods Twitter https://twitter.com/100AcreWoodGame

Reload Magazine Twitter https://twitter.com/Reload_Magazine

Episode 080 – Conversation with Sound Designer Emily Meo

Hey Link here, thanks for joining me for episode 80 where I speak with Emily Meo. In this episode we talk about how she got into the industry and some words of wisdom from her experiences, the games that made her want to make games, her favorite games, and what makes gaming enjoyable to them. We also talk about her hobbies outside of gaming, and her 2023 game of the year.

Before we get started, don’t forget there are link in the episode description that you can follow to learn more about Emily as well as the podcast. Also, don’t forget to like and share the episode and without further adieu, enjoy episode 80!

0:00 Start

8:00 How she got into making games and words of wisdom from her experiences

33:30 Games that made her want to make games

41:00 Favorite Games

45:00 What makes gaming enjoyable to her

50:00 Hobbies outside of gaming

57:00 2023 GOTY

01:01:00 Wrap 2 Electric Boogaloo

01:02:30 Closing Time

Check out Emily on Bandcamp via https://emilyemeo.bandcamp.com/
Or via her socials!
https://twitter.com/EmilyEMeo
cohost.org/EmilyEMeo
https://bsky.app/profile/emilyemeo.bsky.social

Episode 079 – Conversation Bungie Sr. Concept Artist Janice Chu!

Hey Link here, thanks for joining me for episode 79 where I speak with Janice Chu. In this episode we speak about how she got into the industry and some words of wisdom learned from her experiences; the games that made her want to get into the industry; her favorite games, and how she has enjoyed gaming with her family and friends. We also discuss her hobbies outside of games and leave off on a shocking cliff hanger that we might revisit one day in the future!

Before we get started, don’t forget there are link in the episode description that you can follow to learn more about Janice as well as the podcast. Also, don’t forget to like and share the episode and without further adieu, enjoy episode 79!

0:00 Start

7:30 How they got into making games

13:00 Games that made them want to work in the industry

18:00 Favorite games

23:00 Games they enjoyed with their family and friends

36:00 Hobbies outside of gaming

47:00 Wrap up

51:00 Shocking closer and a cliff hanger

Check Janice out on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JaniceChu_89

Check Janice out on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jchusketch/

Episode 078 – Conversation with Tomas Guinan

Hey Link here, thanks for joining me for episode 78 where I speak with Tomas Guy-nan. In this episode we talk about the usual like how he got into the industry, words of wisdom based on his experiences, the games that made them want to make games, what makes gaming enjoyable, and their current comfort games. As well as a bunch of NES centric things such as NES games that don’t get enough credit, NES games that don’t hold up today, and what they do outside of gaming.

Before we get started, don’t forget there are link in the episode description that you can follow to learn more about Tomas and the game Rugrats Adventure in Gameland as well as the podcast. Also, don’t forget to like and share the episode and without further adieu, enjoy episode 78!

0:00 Start

18:00 Words of Wisdom

22:00 Game that made them want to make games

30:00 NES Games that don’t get enough credit

38:30 NES Games that don;t hold up today

48:30 What makes gaming enjoyable

51:30 Current comfort games

01:01:00 What Tomas enjoys doing outside of games

01:04:00 Closing time

Follow Tomas on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SpoonyBardToma

Wishlist the game on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/2633950/Rugrats_Adventures_in_Gameland/

Episode 077 – Conversation with Vince Miller – 3D Realms Brand Manager

Hey Link here, thanks for joining me for episode 77 where I speak with Vince Miller, also known as Vince Steel, brand manager at 3D Realms where we talk about the standard questions such as  their journey into the industry, words of wisdom from their experiences, the game that made them want to be part of the industry, their favorite trend over the last few years, and their life outside of work. We also talk about what exactly a brand manager is, and the game they’d make if they were given the chance.

Before we get started, don’t forget there are link in the episode description that you can follow to learn more about Vince as well as the podcast. Also, don’t forget to like and share the episode and without further adieu, enjoy episode 77!

0:00 Intro & What a brand manager is

17:30 How Vince got into the industry

30:30 Words of Wisdom from their experiences

43:30 Game that made Vince want to get into the industry

01:13:30 Hobbies outside of work

01:30:30 Wrap 1

01:40:30 Games they’d make if they lead the charge

01:49:00 Favorite trend over the last few years

01:52:30 Wrap 2 Electric Boogaloo

Follow Vince on Twitter at https://twitter.com/vincexsteel

Follow 3D Realms on Twitter at https://twitter.com/3DRealms

Episode 76 – Conversation with Osama Dorias – Lead gameplay designer at Brass Lion Entertainment

Hey Link here, thanks for joining me for episode 76 where I speak with Osama Dorias, lead game play designer at Brass Lion Entertainment. We talk about the staples like how Osama got into gaming, words of wisdom from their experience, the games that made them want to get into the industry, and what they do outside of gaming. We also talk about the game they feel doesn’t get enough credit, learn more about how his brain as a game designer works, and also touch on the importance of why representation inside of games, as well as the industry, matters.

Before we get started, don’t forget there are link in the episode description that you can follow to learn more about Osama as well as the podcast. Also, don’t forget to like and share the episode and without further adieu, enjoy episode 76!

0:00 Intro

15:30 Words of wisdom from their experiences

37:30 Games that made him get into the industry

50:00 Games that don’t get enough credit

57:00 Life outside of games

1:01:30 Wrap up

Check Osama out on Twitter at https://twitter.com/osamadorias

To see more of what Osama has worked on, check them out on Linked In https://ca.linkedin.com/in/osamadorias

Episode 075 – Conversation with Audi Sorlie & Seth Fulkerson; Making Arzette Jewel of Faramore

Hey Link here, thanks for joining me for episode 75 where I speak with both Audi Sorlie and Seth Fulkerson, who are both working on Arzette The Jewel of Faramore. We talk about the staples such as how both Audi and Seth got into the industry and some words of wisdom they can share, their favorite video games, games that don’t get enough credit, and what makes gaming enjoyable. We also talk about the upcoming Arzette, why they enjoy the CD-I, and bad old movies.

Before we get started, don’t forget there are link in the episode description that you can follow to learn more about Seth and Audi, Arzette and Limited Run, as well as the podcast. Also, don’t forget to like and share the episode and without further adieu, enjoy episode 75!

0:00 Intro

8:15 Talking Arzette

15:00 How Limited Run Games got involved with Arzette

26:30 How Seth got into making games

33:30 Shared words of wisdom

37:30 How Audi got into the industry

46:30 Why they like Zelda CD-I and the CD-I itself

57:30 Talking bad movies

01:03:30 Talking fave video games

01:12:30 Games that don’t get enough credit

01:24:30 What makes gaming enjoyable

01:33:30 Closing time

Check out Audi on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PC98_Audi

Check out Seth on Twitter at https://twitter.com/thedopster

Check out Limited Run on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LimitedRunGames

Check out the recent Jurassic Park release on Steam via https://store.steampowered.com/app/2673080/Jurassic_Park_Classic_Games_Collection/

Wishlist Arzette on Steam via https://store.steampowered.com/app/1924780/Arzette_The_Jewel_of_Faramore/

Check out Arzette on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ArzetteGame or its link tree https://linktr.ee/arzettegame

Check out Digital Foundry on Twitter at https://twitter.com/digitalfoundry

Episode 074 – Conversation with Niklas Hallin, creator of Molly Medusa Queen of Spit

Hey Link here, thanks for joining me for episode 74 where I speak with Niklas Hallin, creator of Yono and the Celestial Elephants and Molly Medusa Queen of Spit. We talk about the staples such as how Niklas got into making games, words of wisdom they can share, favorite games, the game that made him want to make games, and what they do outside of gaming. We also talk about Niklas’s unique publishing set up, and getting into game making while not yet being a huge gamer.

Before we get started, don’t forget there are link in the episode description that you can follow to learn more about Niklas, their gamest, as well as the podcast. Also, don’t forget to like and share the episode and without further adieu, enjoy episode 74!

0:00 Introductions and talking publishing

11:00 How Niklas got into making games

15:30 Advice and words of wisdom

23:30 Talking about Niklas getting into games after going to school

41:00 Favorite Games

48:00 Game that made Niklas want to make games

49:30 Outside of games

1:05:30 Wrap

Follow Niklas on Twitter at https://twitter.com/HallinNiklas

Follow Burning Planet on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BURNINGPLAN3T

Check out Molly Medusa on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/2407400/Molly_Medusa_Queen_of_Spit/

Check out Yono and the Celestial Elephants on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/602430/Yono_and_the_Celestial_Elephants/

Episode 073 – Conversation with developer Phillip Woytowitz, currently making Olliefrog Toad Skater

Hey, Link here, thanks for joining me for episode 73 where I speak with Phillip Woytowitz, also known as Mr.Thee, developer of the upcoming game Olliefrog Toad Skater. We talk about the staples such as Olliefrog Toad Skater, how he got started in the industry and some words of wisdom; The game that made him want to get into development; His favorite game; As well as things as he does outside of gaming. Outside of the staples though, we talk about the rise of frogs in video games, smash bros and games like smash bros, as well as games that smash bros influences can be seen in.

Before we get started, don’t forget there are link in the episode description that you can follow to learn more about Phillip, the project, as well as the podcast. Also, don’t forget to like, share the episode and feel free to comment on your own favorite game or Smash Bros like games!

0:00 Start

11:30 How Philip got into making games and some words of wisdom

22:45 The game that made Phillip want to be a dev

26:15 Phillips favorite game

34:00 On the topic of Smash Bros Melee

44:00 What Phillip does outside of gaming and developing

48:00 Where to find Phillip and the wrap up

Check Phillip out on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PhillipWitz

Check Phillip out on Bluesky at https://bsky.app/profile/mrthee.bsky.social

Check out Ollie Frog Toad Skater on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@olliefrogtoadskater

You can also check out the Kickstarter via https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mrthee/olliefrog-toad-skater

Wishlist on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/2005910/Olliefrog_Toad_Skater/