Episode 13 – Conversation with Unspottable developer Gwe Limpalaer @gwendle of GrosChevaux

Direct episode link: https://bit.ly/3xB776g

In this episode I speak with Gwe Limpalaer, a developer at GrosChevaux that has made the game Unspottable. A game of hide and seek where you have to find other players among the robots before they find you.

00:00 – 1:30 – Introductions

01:30 – 5:40 – Discussion of work life balance as, currently, all members of GrosChevaux have day jobs and make games on the side.

5:40 – 9:10 – We discuss the potential future of Unspottable and what quantifies as “complete” when you still have aspirations of supporting the game.

9:10 – 11:45 – We discuss where the idea for Unspottable came from

11:45 – 13:50 – Gwe talks about how they had initially found a game with what they felt was a similar idea and we discuss how the game industry is much nicer to each other than some might give it credit for

13:50 – 18:40 – We talk about how Gwe got into making games, and how they formed GrosChevaux and started making games. As well as advice he can give based on his experiences.

18:40 – 22:00 – We talk about Gwe’s favorite game(s) as a child and what it was about them that he enjoyed.

22:00 – 25:30 – I ask about multiplayer games that he may want to talk about and make sure people know exist and then we discuss our views on what makes a multiplayer game enjoyable.

25:30 – 30:15 – We discuss Unspottable.

30:15 – 35:45 – We discuss what makes gaming enjoyable to Gwe right now and managing with the current world we live in.

35:45 – 40:50 – Gwe mentions the difficulties about being a small dev and I accidentally go off on a small rant about the toxicity against developers, especially smaller ones. We also discuss the pressures of the community wanting more and how it is something that can be alright as long as it is presented positively.

40:50 – 43:15 – I turn the floor over to Gwe and follow up with comfort games.

43:15 – End – Closing

Check out Unspottable on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnspottableGame
Check out their Discord Community: https://t.co/D9odSIV9nz?amp=1
Website: http://unspottable-game.com/
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1243960/Unspottable/

Learn more about Gwe by checking him out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gwendle