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Seria Ludo

Sep 25, 2023

In part two of our conversation with Nic Tringali, we go deeper into their development process. Design and prototyping, testing, setting victory conditions, and the delightful old-school addition to the game: the manual.

00:00:00 - Theme - how did the look come together? Concept of cathedrals stretching through time.

Sep 18, 2023

Nic Tringali - The Banished Vault

Nic Tringali is a game designer for Bithell Games. Their recent release The Banished Vault (published by Bithell Games’ Lunar Division) is a gothic space-faring exploration and survival game, released on July 25th to very positive reviews. We talk with Nic about their early gaming...

Aug 17, 2023

Josh Sawyer of Obsidian Entertainment has one of the more robust CVs in game design: Iceland Dale 1 and 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity 1 and 2 and most recently, the highly-praised historical role-playing game Pentiment.

We focus on various aspects of the production of Pentiment: avoiding burnout, drawing...

May 22, 2023

Tim and Joel return after a hiatus for the first episode of 2023. We talk about the future direction of the podcast - which, now that Tim’s own game development projects are picking up steam - will involve a more design-focussed approach to looking at games.

With this in mind, we go into the differences between three...

Jan 23, 2023

Part two of our conversation goes deeper into the mechanics, narrative and design of Hardspace: Shipbreaker, from its genesis as the winner of an internal company game jam, to early access on Steam, to its full release last year.

Elliot talks about wanting to explore the idea of “dangerous labor”, to immerse the...