Episode 32 – Conversation with David Szymanski, creator of Dusk, the upcoming Iron Lung as well as several other self published and developed games, contributor to Dread XP and upcoming Gloomwood

In this episode I speak with David Szymanski, creator of Dusk, Iron Lung, contributor to Dread XP, Gloomwood, and several other projects.

Start – 7:00 – Introductions

7:00 – 34:00 – David shares how and where he got his start as well as advice he might give based on his experiences

34:00 – 40:30 – David talks about how his favourite game is Myst. We then spend some time talking about Myst

40:30 – 48:00 – I ask David if immersive sims are some of the things he enjoys about games which bridges into discussion of immersive sims as well as slav-jank games

48:00 – 52:00 – David talks about what he enjoys doing outside of making games. We also bridge into discussing children and [bad] parenting advice.

52:00 – End – Wrap up

Check out the End of Dyeus game David mentioned at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1304400/The_End_of_Dyeus/

Check out Iron Lung via Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1846170/Iron_Lung/?curator_clanid=34055240

To get more info on Gloomwood, check out Dillon Rogers at https://twitter.com/TafferKing451 or via the Steam page at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1150760/Gloomwood/

Check New Blood out on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NewBlood or via Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/publisher/NewBlood

Check David out on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DUSKdev

Check out David’s entire Steam catalog via his creator page at https://store.steampowered.com/developer/davidszymanski

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