Episode 59 – Conversation with Ty Brannan, marketing assistant 3D Realms & Slipgate Ironworks, Producer Call of Saregnar, Stellar Valkyrie, Event Coordinator Realms Deep

In this episode of the Red Tunic Podcast I speak with Ty Brannan marketing assistant for 3D Realms, and Slipgate Ironworks, Producer on Call of Saregnar, Stellar Valkyrie and Event Coordinator for Realms Deep

0:00 – Introductions

9:00 – Ty talks about how he got into the game industry

13:30 – Ty expounds on what a Game Producer is

19:00 – Ty talks about his favorite game and why its Doom 1 and Doom 2

28:00 – Ty gives some recommendations for Doom mods (Eviternity), and Quake mods (Double Jump with Smile Scythe maps) eventually branching into mods and technology

45:00 – Ty talks about the game that made him want to get into the industry

01:10:00 – We talk about what Ty does outside of gaming

01:16:00 – We talk wrestling

01:25:00 – Closing time

Check out Stellar Valkyrie on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SpaceBirdGame or on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1693350/Stellar_Valkyrie/

Check out Call of Saregnar on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CallOfSaregnar or on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1174510/Call_of_Saregnar/

Check out Combustion on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/2145090/Combustion/ and Kingpin Reloaded on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1224700/Kingpin_Reloaded/

Check Ty out on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ty_brannan

Episode 58 – Conversation with Ace, currently developing Aikode.

In this episode I speak with Aikode solo developer Ace

0:00 – Introductions

16:15 – How Ace got into making games and words of wisdom from their experience

24:30 – The game that made Ace want to make games

34:00 – Game from their childhood that doesn’t hold up today

40:00 – What does Ace enjoy about video games

43:30 – Game that doesn’t get enough credit

01:07:30 – Hobbies outside of games

01:16:45 – Closing time

To follow/find Aikode across multiple services, check out the flowcode page here https://www.flowcode.com/page/aiko.animation

Episode 57 – Conversation with Pedro Guerra, creative director at Knight Shift Games, currently working on Elsie

In this episode I speak with Pedro Guerra, creative director at Knight Shift Games, currently working on Elsie

0:00 Intro

2:15 How Pedro got into making games

7:15 Words of wisdom

13:15 The game that made Pedro want to make games

15:00 “Gold standard” of Megaman games

21:00 Why FF12 was his favorite FF game

31:30 What makes games enjoyable to them

38:00 Hobbies outside of gaming

46:00 Talking Elsie

52:00 The Completionist connection

56:00 Content creators getting into the games

01:09:15 Wrap up

Check out Knight Shift Games and Elsie on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KnightShiftTeam

Join the Knight Shift Games Discord at discord.gg/ksg

Check out Elsie on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1515570/Elsie/ or via Playtonic Friends page at https://www.playtonicgames.com/game/elsie/

Also check out Playtonic Friends on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ptonicfriends

Check out The Completionist on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Completionist

Episode 55 – Conversation with Rittz, currently working on Electrokinetic

In this episode I speak with Rittz, currently working on Electrokinetic and previously smaller titles like Death Roll Frenzy, Blazing Dynamo, and Stratosphere

0:00 – Start

1:30 – Who Rittz is and current projects

38:30 – Words of wisdom

48:30 – Favorite game

1:08:00 Life outside of games

1:30:00 Wrap up

Check out Rittz on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rittzler

Check out Rittz’s itch.io page for their smaller projects at https://rittzler.itch.io/

Join Rittz’s Discord community at https://discord.com/invite/Mny2HfNMrT

Check out Rittz on Tumblr at https://rittzler.tumblr.com/

Check out Electrokinetic on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/2166730/Electrokinetic/

Check out the recommended title Vernal Edge https://store.steampowered.com/app/1546710/Vernal_Edge/

Check out the recommended Jamphibian at https://twitter.com/jamphibian_game

Check out the recommended DoubleShake at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1445190/DoubleShake/ or https://twitter.com/rightstickdev

Check out the recommended Big Catch at https://store.steampowered.com/app/2146290/The_Big_Catch/

Check out the recommended Arbiter at https://arbitergame.ca/

Episode 54 – Conversation with Nix, currently making Silent Santicado

In this episode I speak with Nix, designer and director at VA Studios currently working on Silent Santicado

0:00 Intro

5:45 Silent Santicado

14:45 Getting into making games

17:45 Words of wisdom

29:00 Why make games

31:00 Favorite game

36:00 Favorite Castlevania/Igavania

39:00 Game Nix enjoyed as a child, that doesn’t hold up today

44:30 What makes games enjoyable to Nix today

51:00 Hobbies outside of gaming – We talkin’ anime

01:03:30 Wrap up

Check Nix out on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NixPixGames

Check out/Wishlist Silent Santicado on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1287930/Silent_Santicado/

Episode 53 – Conversation with Riv, currently making Pepper Grinder.

In this episode I speak with Riv of Ahr Ech studios, developer of the upcoming game Pepper Grinder currently set to be released sometime in 2023 and published by Devolver Digital.

0:00 Intro

11:00 How Riv got into making games

26:00 Words of wisdom from their experiences

30:30 The game that made Riv want to make games

35:30 What makes gaming enjoyable to Riv

51:00 Non-Gaming hobbies

1:05:30 Wrap up

Check out Riv on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Ahr_Ech

Check out Riv on Cohost at https://cohost.org/Ahr-Ech

Check out Pepper Grinder on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/2076580/Pepper_Grinder/

Episode 52 – Conversation with Michael Long, CEO of Foolish Mortals

In this episode I speak with CEO of Foolish Mortals, Michael Long, creators of MMM: Murder Most Misfortunate, Lazer Cops, Radio General, and Kaiju Wars

0:00 – Intro

09:30 – How Michael got into making games and words of wisdom

18:00 – The game that made Michael want to get into the industry

22:00 – Favorite game(s)

27:45 – What Michael enjoys about gaming

30:00 – Strategy game recommendations

33:00 – Hobbies outside of gaming

36:00 – Game that Michael feels deserves more attention and the importance of those first 10 reviews

43:00 – Wrap

Check out the Foolish Mortals discord at https://discord.gg/vGPBFft

Join the Foolish Mortals mail list at http://www.foolish-mortals.net/radiogeneral

Check out the Foolish Mortals Twitter at https://twitter.com/foolish_m_games

Check out the entire Foolish Mortals Steam catalogue at https://store.steampowered.com/publisher/foolishmortals/#browse

Check out Kaiju Wars on the Nintendo Switch at https://www.nintendo.com/en-ca/store/products/kaiju-wars-switch/ or on the Play Station Store at https://store.playstation.com/en-us/concept/10005040 or on the XBox Store at https://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/store/kaiju-wars/9nf41qzpcgzp

Episode 050 – Conversation with Zahid Ali Jeelani; Combat Designer at Ninja Theory and solo developer of ENENRA

In this episode I speak with Zahid Ali Jeelani, combat designer at Ninja Theory and solo developer of the upcoming ENENRA game

0:00 Intro


7:00 Getting into making games

16:30 Words of wisdom

21:30 Game that inspired them to get into the industry

34:45 What makes enjoyable

44:00 Comfort game

53:30 Hobbies outside of gaming

55:00 Game that doesn’t get enough credit

58:00 – Wrap up

Check out Zahid on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ZahidAliJeelani

Check out ENENRA on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ENENRAgame

Check out Stephen making Sword Symphony on Twitter at https://twitter.com/stephen_ddungu and https://twitter.com/SWORDOFSYMPHONY

Check out Ace Animation and their game Ai-Kode on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AIKODEgame

Check out Astrum Sensei on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AstrumSensei

Check out Masso on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Massoart

Check out Arisen by Ronald on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Ronlikethegust

Check out Allure’s webpage at https://www.alluremanga.com/

Episode 39 – Conversation with Jason Mojica, part of the Prodeus team

In this episode I speak with Jason Mojica, part of the two man team working on the upcoming Prodeus game, formerly a level designer at Irrational Games and Raven Soft. Contributor to Black Out Club and Pay Day 2.

Start – 17:30 – Intro and talking about Prodeus

17:30 – 32:30 – Jason talks about how he got into making games, and what advice he might share based on his experiences

32:30 – 45:15 – We talk about what Jason’s favorite game[s] as a child were.

45:15 – 53:00 – We talk about what Jason does outside of gaming and what other kinds of things he enjoys doing.

53:00 – End – Wrap up

Check out Jason on Twitter at https://twitter.com/generalvivi

Check out Prodeus on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ProdeusGame

Check out the Prodeus website at https://www.prodeusgame.com/website/index.php

Grab Prodeus on Steam at https://store.steampowered.com/app/964800/Prodeus/

Episode 38 – Conversation with Rubeki, creator of upcoming Lorn’s Lure

In this episode I speak with Rubeki, developer of the upcoming Lorn’s Lure, and previously Kill The K.O.T.H, DUE, Hatch, and Hollow Head.

Start – 4:45 – Intro

4:45 – 26:00 – Rubeki talks about how he got into the industry and what advice he might give to those looking to get into making games

26:00 – 39:45 – We talk about why Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time is Rubeki’s favorite childhood game. As well as other games such as Mario 64, Resident Evil 2, and Jet Force Gemini.

39:45 – 45:30 – We talk about what Rubeki enjoys in games, and what makes them enjoyable to him

45:30 – 50:00 – We talk about what Rubeki does outside of making and playing games.

50:00 – 58:30 – We talk a little more about Rubeki’s games

58:30 – End – Wrap Up

Check Rubeki out on Twitter at https://twitter.com/_rubeki

Check out the Lorn’s Lure demo at https://store.steampowered.com/app/1417930/Lorns_Lure/

Want to support Rubeki through his development? Check out his Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/rubeki

You can also join his Discord via https://discord.com/invite/dQj9DUD

You can also check out his website at https://rubeki.com/ and his Itch IO page at https://rubeki.itch.io/