Episode 10 – Conversation with Gloomwood developer Dillon Rogers @TafferKing451

In this episode I speak with Dillon Rogers, one of the developers for the upcoming game Gloomwood. A first person immersive sim with a focus on stealth where you are trying to escape a cursed Victorian City.

(0:25 – 2:20) Introductions

(2:20 – 4:25) We discuss why he decided to make an immersive sim, and what made him want to create a game that has heavy influences from 90’s first person games.

(4:25 – 9:30 ) We continue the conversation leading to my thoughts and views on having a better appreciation for games like Gloomwood in my older age (That I hope others can relate to), leading into how the game has evolved into a deeper immersive sim.

(9:30 – 12:15 ) We talk about how Dillon got involved with New Blood via Dusk Developer David Szymnanski.

(12:15 – 13:30 ) We briefly talk about STALKER

(13:30 – 20:15 ) We talk the potential future of immersive sims and whether the current climate is really ready for an indie resurgence of them

(20:15 – 30:45 ) We talk about Dillon’s earlier favorite games and what first person shooter really helped him discover his love of the genre. As well as discussing older first person shooters in general.

(30:45 – 40:30 ) We talk about what makes gaming enjoyable to Dillon, and how he enjoys gaming now, and how modding and modded games play a primary role in that.

(40:30 – 46:35 ) We talk about advice he might give to those looking to get into the industry based on his experience.

(46:35 – 1:02:50 ) We wrap it up and I give Dillon the floor to talk about whatever he has on his mind and wants to share.

(1:02:50 – X:XX:XX) Closing

Check out Gloomwood on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1150760/Gloomwood/

Check out more great titles from New Blood Interactive’s publisher page at https://store.steampowered.com/publisher/NewBlood

Check out Dillon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TafferKing451