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Remember those classic Atari 2600 games? They were sure fun to play, but didn't you ever wonder why they sent a plumber to take out Donkey Kong? What Yar was seeking revenge against? What made those robots go berserk? Me too? ATARI BYTES is more than a game review podcast. It's an exploration of the games to divine what exactly the story within the game is. And if we can't find those answers, we'll make 'em up.
 
What happens when an award-winning writer hits 'eject' on the 9 to 5, grabs a backpack, and dives head-first into the weird and wild world of 'digital nomads'? After 7 YEARS in Asia, Europe, and parts unknown, BROOKE BURGESS (Broken Saints, Becoming, The Cat's Maw) shares candid tales of culture shock, creative inspiration, sex and relationships, psychedelics and spirituality, and much MUCH more... It's a mid-life renaissance man's 'Eat, Pray, Love' — but with the naughty bits proudly intact ...
 
A games and literature podcast all about stories, from London-based indie developers Weather Factory. Forgotten myths, fantastic sources, gothic tropes and ghoulish tales. All with a list of the games / texts we talk about at the bottom of the episode summary, so you can go away and play/read to your black heart's content.
 
Dorkside Podcast is dedicated to all things nerdy- hosted by the staff of the Darkside Records (check out The Darkside Records Podcast, our other monthly podcast dedicated to music, vinyl, and independent record stores). Recorded at Darkside Records, 611 Dutchess Turnpike (Rt 44) in Poughkeepsie, NY. !!WARNING: THIS PODCAST CONTAINS MULTIPLE SPOILERS!! Music by Dead Empires (deadempires.com) Subscribe to "Dorkside Podcast" on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dorkside-at-darkside-p ...
 
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Nigel Twumasi of Mayamada (https://twitter.com/mayamada) on their new manga “Serious: Through the Fog” (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mayamada/serious-an-empowering-survival-adventure-for-all-ages) Aaron Dalla Villa (https://twitter.com/aarondallavilla) on acting and his movie “Pledge” which is on HULU right now (https://www.ifcfilms.com/fil…
 
In this week's insightful episode, we're joined by quest-master and good friend Thierry Lauret (Acting Lead Quest Designer @ Ubisoft Québec for Immortals Fenyx Rising) to talk all things Quest and Game Design! We chat the passion for creating games vs. playing them, User Generated Content (UGC), learning to fail faster, entering the industry, and w…
 
J.M. DeMatteis (http://www.jmdematteis.com/) on Deathstroke: Knights and Dragons, his Imagination 101 Workshops (https://www.comixplex.com/plans/56411), and life during COVID 0:00 SEGMENT 1: J.M. (https://twitter.com/JMDeMatteis) on missing conventions during COVID, bringing his Imagination 101 Workshops online, Deathstroke: Knights and Dragons, an…
 
In this week's exciting episode, we're celebrating 2000 listeners, talk about the future of the podcast, Sam's Zoom call with Geoff Keighley and Troy Baker, Sven's demo release of Pizzabot and the Mafia Remake (which he is equally excited about). Enjoy! :-) As part of the industry and in love with games, best buds Sam and Sven explore both sides of…
 
I've been a game writer and interactive narrative guy, in some capacity or another, since 1997. 23 YEARS. Let that sink in for a minute. And even with all of that storytelling experience, heaps of professional accolades, high-level game writer recommendations, and some acclaimed self-created indie projects? I still get asked, more often than not th…
 
Lonzo Starr (https://twitter.com/Lonzo_Starr) on creating Konkret Comics (https://twitter.com/KonkretComics) James Gavise (https://twitter.com/JamesGavsie) from the “Who Would Win” podcast (https://twitter.com/WhoWouldWinShow) on producing the new audio drama “Rideshare” (https://youtu.be/db12QRcEwP8) 0:00 SEGMENT 1: Lonzo Starr on creating Konkret…
 
In this week's exciting episode, we're joined by our good friend Jeff Gagné (Associate World Director @ Ubisoft Stockholm) to talk all things World Design! We chat AC: Syndicate, Prince of Persia, Might & Magic, Jeff's Game Dev Journey, Big Open Worlds, Combat Design X Level Design, Living and Dynamic Worlds as well as Responsive World Design. Come…
 
In this week's magical episode, we had the honor to sit down with award-winning author, the dark eye professional design expert, national chairwoman of the German Writers Association (V S union), narrative designer for beloved games like Drakensang Online, and overall wonderful human being Lena Falkenhagen! We discuss The Witcher 3's narrative, bui…
 
Bret Hoffman on what Marcus Theatres (https://www.marcustheatres.com/) has done to re-open safely during Covid and his thoughts on “Tenet” (https://www.marcustheatres.com/movies/tenet) David Pepose (https://twitter.com/Peposed) on the Kickstarter for his new graphic novel “The O.Z.” (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theozcomic/the-oz-1) 0:00 SE…
 
Associate Professor, Political Science Travis D. Smith, PhD of Concordia University (https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/polisci/faculty.html?fpid=travis-smith) discusses his book “Superhero Ethics: 10 Comic Book Heroes; 10 Ways to Save the World; Which One Do We Need Most Now?”. In the book, Professor Smith pits Hulk against Wolverine, Green Lantern a…
 
In this week's episode, we talk about flying-tornado houses and what it would take to create a new, modern Counter-Strike. As part of the industry and in love with games, best buds Sam & Sven explore both sides of relevant topics in not-too-thick German accents. It’s chill, an hour-long, has "valuable insight" / banter and there are guests from AAA…
 
In this week's hilarious episode, we had the pleasure to sit down with Narrative Designer & Video Game Writer Edwin McRae (Path of Exile, Lost Ember, and more) to discuss all things writing and narrative design. We talk about the profession, working remotely, and integrating writers into your team. Enjoy! As part of the industry and in love with ga…
 
Singer/songwriter/producer Alina Smith (https://twitter.com/thealinasmith) on her new single “Girl That Was Perfect” (https://music.apple.com/us/album/girl-that-was-perfect-single/1526381419), her podcast “Crossover Creative” (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/crossover-creative-with-alina-smith/id1519309357), and navigating the complicated wor…
 
Closing time Time for you to go back to the places you will be from. Closing time This room won't be open 'til your brothers or you sisters come. So gather up your jackets, and move it to the exits I hope you have found a Friend. Closing time Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's End, yeah. YouTube Channel, Yo. Facebook Page, homie.…
 
D.G. Chichester (https://twitter.com/dgchichester) talks about what he wished he could have done with Daredevil, his time working on Bloodshot and Sliders, and his new life in advertising. Thanks to our sponsors Marcus Theatres (https://www.marcustheatres.com/) and Historic St. Charles, Missouri (https://www.discoverstcharles.com/)! 0:00 SEGMENT 1:…
 
In this week's episode, we talk about game's release windows, upcoming DC games, and Sven gets really hyped about finally having played Titanfall 2. We also discuss movement and locomotion in VR, potential interaction systems, and diegetic designs. As part of the industry and in love with games, best buds Sam & Sven explore both sides of relevant t…
 
D.G. Chichester (https://twitter.com/dgchichester) talks about his career at Marvel, working with Clive Barker, co-creating the character of Terror, and his thoughts on the Netflix Daredevil series. Thanks to our sponsors Marcus Theatres (https://www.marcustheatres.com/) and Historic St. Charles, Missouri (https://www.discoverstcharles.com/)! 0:00 …
 
In this week's episode, we're chatting about the success of Fall Guys as well as the latest Total War game called Troy. We also discuss Shadow of Mordors Nemesis System and what makes it great. Finally, we also touch on metagaming. Enjoy! As part of the industry and in love with games, best buds Sam & Sven explore both sides of relevant topics in n…
 
Tony Morales (http://tonymoralesmusic.com/) talks about scoring the latest version of the classic series and film “The Fugitive” for Quibi (https://quibi.com/shows/the-fugitive-565/) Alexander Bornstein (http://www.alexanderbornstein.com/) talks about scoring Netflix’s “Transformers: War for Cybertron” (https://www.netflix.com/title/81002438) Thank…
 
In this week's episode, we're talking about mastering the dungeons, open-world games, and how players are less likely to get lost as well as procedural narratives. We also disagree on motivations to play games and the notorious Flaneur. Enjoy! As part of the industry and in love with games, best buds Sam & Sven explore both sides of relevant topics…
 
Rebekah Miskin (https://www.instagram.com/bekahmiskin/) on creating her show “Night Owl” (https://nightowl.vhx.tv/) Jesse Camacho (https://twitter.com/jesse115115) on getting the role of Doug Brazelle on Netflix’s “Locke and Key” Thanks to our sponsors Marcus Theatres (https://www.marcustheatres.com/) and Historic St. Charles, Missouri (https://www…
 
In this week's episode, we're publishing one of the recent Patreon specials as it's vacation time for the idiots and you'll still have something to listen to while Sam is roaming ancient forests and Sven is busy doing, you know, Sven-stuff (we probably lost him to the Index). Enjoy! As part of the industry and in love with games, best buds Sam & Sv…
 
Grammy winning composer Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum (https://www.norakroll-rosenbaum.com/) talks about scoring the new Quibi show “Don’t Look Deeper” (https://quibi.com/shows/dont-look-deeper-490/) Neil Hopkins (https://neilhopkins.com/) talks about playing Sportsmaster on the DC Universe/CW Show “Stargirl” (https://www.cwtv.com/shows/stargirl/) Thanks to…
 
In this week's episode, we had the pleasure to sit down with Mitja Roskaric (Lead Level Designer @ Machine Games) to discuss being in a leadership position, designing for coop games, and managing player expectations within levels and games. We also chat about level design, as you'd probably expect. Its a fun one, enjoy! As part of the industry and …
 
Emmy Award winner Deborah Barylski on casting shows like “Home Improvement”, “Arrested Development”, and “Just Shoot Me”. Contact Deborah for audition coaching by emailing DBCasting@gmail.com Thanks to our sponsors Marcus Theatres (https://www.marcustheatres.com/) and Historic St. Charles, Missouri (https://www.discoverstcharles.com/)! 0:00 SEGMENT…
 
In this week's episode, we had the pleasure to sit down with Max Pears (Level Designer @ CD Projekt RED, Host @ LevelDesignLobby) to discuss all things level design, why & how games touch us, as well as the design in procedural generation. We also talk about his new level & game design book "Let's Design: Combat"! It's a fun one, enjoy! Get the boo…
 
Julie Murphy (http://www.imjuliemurphy.com/) on working with Valiant Comics for her new book “Faith Taking Flight” AND what it’s like having her book “Dumplin’” turned into a Netflix Original Movie starring Jennifer Aniston. Peter David (https://www.peterdavid.net/) on writing comics, Star Trek novels, and his friendship with George Takei. Thanks t…
 
In this week's episode, we discuss what makes a good, bad or mediocre port (sorta). While also touching on designing games that are cross-platform (or multi-platform) and their challenges, we also passionately discuss the recent state of Battlefield and the franchise's future! Enjoy! As part of the industry and in love with games, best buds Sam & S…
 
In this week's episode, we dive deep into the realm of quest and mission design. What makes up quests anyway? Whats is the DNA of a quest? How does it work with procedural narratives? Come hang! As part of the industry and in love with games, best buds Sam & Sven explore both sides of relevant topics in not-too-thick German accents. It’s chill, an …
 
Actress Rena Owen (https://www.instagram.com/renaowen/) on her background in theatre, how important the arts are during trying times, and being part of one of the biggest franchises in history. Thanks to our sponsors Marcus Theatres https://www.marcustheatres.com/ and Historic St. Charles, Missouri https://www.discoverstcharles.com/! 0:00 SEGMENT 1…
 
In this week's episode, we celebrate 1000 listeners across all episodes! Come hang as we talk about our favorite and most exciting game reveals of the past weeks. As part of the industry and in love with games, best buds Sam & Sven explore both sides of relevant topics in not-too-thick German accents. It’s chill, an hour-long, has "valuable insight…
 
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