Episodes

  • In this week's developer Interview, Josh sits down with Avram Dumitrescu, the solo dev of the recently released game known as Schmutznik. They talk about trying to develop on older consoles, teaching one's self through just YouTube tutorials/forums, and a deep dive into how they came up with using play-doh as the main asset for visuals in the game.
    If you like what you hear be sure to follow Avram on Twitter, as well as add Schmutznik to your Steam wishlist and or just purchase the game outright.
    Links:
    Schmutznik Steam Page:
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1607500/Schmutznik/
    Avram Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/adumitrescu
    Indie Pod Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/IndiePod
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
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  • This week we talk about 5 games we believe are under the radar. Meaning that they often are overlooked. But that's the only rule for this episode. So Josh and Vaughn have very different lists of what games they believe to be flying below the radar. This is one of our formerly Patreon exclusive episodes. But we'll now be posting one every Monday until free feeds have caught up to the Patrons. Afterward, free feeds will receive Special Episodes and Book Club episodes one month after our Patrons. If you'd like to participate in the Book Club episodes become a patron today.
    Links:
    Indie Pod Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/IndiePod
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
    Music Credits:
    Song: Overworld
    Artist: Kubbi
    Direct Download: http://bit.ly/Overworld_Download
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  • In this week's episode, we talk about Roll7 developers of the Olli Olli series of games being purchased by Private Division, Tencent purchasing a minority share of Playtonic, and our thoughts on selling out. We also head over to Kickstarter to check out an upcoming rogue-like ARPG called Swordcery, answer your listener questions, and much more.
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
    Links:
    God Bless The Crowd:
    Swordcery: An Action Packed, Sword Swingin' Rogue-like. Collect hundreds of spellbound blades to defeat an otherworldly evil in this rogue-like ARPG!
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/templedoorgames/swordcery-an-action-packed-sword-swingin-rogue-like?ref=discovery_category
    Time Codes: (Approximations)
    What we've been playing:
    Josh: 13:30

    Gunfire Reborn 1.0 Shoutout!! (Hong Kong Interactive)

    Crown Trick (NeXT Studios)

    Exo one (Exbleative)

    Vaughn: 29:15
    Main News Stories: 31:00
    News Cram: 56:44
    God Bless The Crowd: 1:00:48
    Listener Questions: 1:12:40
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  • In this week's developer interview, Josh sits down with Chad and Curtis of Bit Rot to talk about their upcoming kaleidoscopic narrative-puzzle game, Recursive Ruin. Other points they hit on include, the need for trust when forming a team, why they would rather stay as a two-person team, how they went from music majors to game developers, and much more.
    If you like what you hear be sure to follow Bit Rot and Recursive Ruin on Twitter, as well as add the game to your Steam wishlist for notifications on when the game goes live.
    Links:
    Recursive Ruin Steam Page:
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1561890/Recursive_Ruin/
    Bit Rot Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/bitrotgames
    Recursive Ruin Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/RecursiveRuin
    Indie Pod Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/IndiePod
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
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  • This month we dive deep into the Megagon Industries' mountain bike racing game, Lonely Mountains: Downhill. Including our thoughts on the game, its challenges, and if we think it's a game people should play. And naturally, we listen to the thoughts of several of our amazing Patrons along the way. This is one of our formerly Patreon exclusive episodes. But we'll now be posting one every Monday until free feeds have caught up to the Patrons. Afterward, free feeds will receive Special Episodes and Book Club episodes one month after our Patrons. If you'd like to participate in the Book Club episodes become a patron today.
    Links:
    Lonely Mountains: Downhill Steam Page:
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/711540/Lonely_Mountains_Downhill/ 
    Indie Pod Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/IndiePod
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
    Music Credits:
    Song: Overworld
    Artist: Kubbi
    Direct Download: http://bit.ly/Overworld_Download
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  • In this week's episode, we walk about the Thunderful World showcase and the director of Scorn apologizing to Kickstarter backers for a hostile update statement. We also head over to Kickstarter to check out an upcoming Metroidvania Boomer-Shooter called, Chains of Fury, and much more.
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
    Links:
    Chains of Fury: Chains of Fury is a Metroidvania Boomer Shooter inspired by Lobo & XIII, with loads of blood, gore, easter eggs and Duke's dark humor.
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamingfactory/chains-of-fury?ref=discovery_category
    Time Codes: (Approximations)
    What we've been playing:
    Josh: 20:38
    Dicey Dungeons (Terry Cavanagh)
    Vaughn: 34:30
    Moonlighter (Digital Sun)
    Main News Stories: 43:20
    News Cram: 1:05:40
    God Bless The Crowd: 1:11:50
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  • In this week's developer Interview, Josh sits down with the team from Kid Onion Studio to talk about their up coming couch co-op game, River Tails: Stronger Together. As well as, the mixed feelings that come with preparing for a Kickstarter campaign, the importance of designing a co-op game with teamwork in mind, and how their love for platformers inspired this first title for the studio.
    If you like what you hear, be sure to follow the development of River Tails on Twitter by following the game's account and check out the game's Kickstarter campaign which goes live on November 19th.
    Links:
    River Tails: Stronger Together Kickstarter Campaign:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/frenzyfresh/river-tails-stronger-together
    River Tails Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/RiverTailsGame
    Indie Pod Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/IndiePod
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
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  • In this month's special episode we switch up our normal gaming picks and try something from each other's libraries. While Vaughn sits down with Matt Dabrowski's Streets of Rogue, Josh trudges through Heart Machine's Hyper Light Drifter. If you like what you hear and haven't checked either game out, Streets of Rogue is available on Xbox Game Pass and Hyper Light Drifter is fantastic so spend the $20 on it. Links for both games will be provided down below. This is one of our formerly Patreon exclusive episodes. But we'll now be posting one every Monday until free feeds have caught up to the Patrons. Afterward, free feeds will receive Special Episodes and Book Club episodes one month after our Patrons. If you'd like to participate in the Book Club episodes become a patron today.
    Links:
    Streets of Rogue Steam:
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/512900/Streets_of_Rogue/ 
    Hyper Light Drifter Steam:
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/257850/Hyper_Light_Drifter/ 
    Indie Pod Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/IndiePod
    Music Credits:
    Song: Overworld
    Artist: Kubbi
    Direct Download: http://bit.ly/Overworld_Download
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
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  • In this week's episode, we talk about Devolver Digital going public, Sony purchasing a 5% stake in them, and the awesome success of #PitchYaGame. We also head over to Kickstarter to check out an upcoming PixelArt Shooting Action-Platformer called Last Soul, answer your listener questions, and much more.
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
    Links:
    God Bless The Crowd:
    Last Soul: Humankind lost its will to live. This cute-shooting robot is the last hope. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wulum/last-soul-only-a-machine-can-stop-a-machine
    Time Codes: (Approximations)
    What we've been playing:
    Josh: 13:30
    The Forgotten City (Modern Storyteller)
    Vaughn: 23:10

    Moonlighter (Digital Sun)

    Recompile (Phigames)

    Main News Stories: 43:20
    News Cram: 1:02:00
    God Bless The Crowd: 1:04:40
    Listener Questions: 1:14:00
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  • In this week's developer Interview, Josh sits down with Robert of Flyaway to talk about their upcoming game Triple Take. They talk about how feedback from game jams was the main thing that shaped his current game and an in-depth look at their upcoming title. If you like what you hear, be sure to follow Robert on Twitter and add Triple Take to your Steam Wishlist for notifications about when the game goes live, sales, and more.
    Links:
    Triple Take Steam Page:
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1734250/Triple_Take/
    Robert/Flyaway Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/FlyAway22554350
    Indie Pod Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/IndiePod
    Indie Pod Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/IndiePod
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
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  • In this month's special episode Josh and I sit down to talk about our thoughts on Mechanical Head Studios' hit 2D Action-Platformer, Cyber Shadow. We also discuss the thoughts of two of our amazing Patrons who sent us their opinions of the game. This is one of our formerly Patreon exclusive episodes. But we'll now be posting one every Monday until free feeds have caught up to the Patrons. Afterward, free feeds will receive Special Episodes and Book Club episodes one month after our Patrons. If you'd like to participate in the Book Club episodes become a patron today.
    Links:
    Cyber Shadow Steam Page:
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/861250/Cyber_Shadow/
    Indie Pod Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/IndiePod
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
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  • In this week's episode, we talk about Eric Barone, aka ConcernedApe, developer of the uber-popular Stardew Valley has gone on the record saying that they won't release The Haunted Chocolatier until they're "personally satisfied that It's very fun and compelling", and the Thunderful Groups recent acquisition of Robot Teddy. We also head over to Kickstarter to check out an upcoming 2D Action-Roguelite titled Helms of Fury, answer your listener questions, and much more.
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
    Links:
    God Bless The Crowd:
    Helms of Fury: A 2D action roguelite featuring big pixels, fast combat and crazy abilities
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/abitawake/helms-of-fury
    Time Codes: (Approximations)
    What we've been playing:
    Josh: 19:50

    Gloomhaven (Flaming Fowl Studios)

    Inscryption (daniel mullins games)

    Vaughn: 32:40
    Main News Stories: 33:11
    News Cram: 50:48
    God Bless The Crowd: 1:04:08
    Listener Questions: 1:16:50
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  • In this week's developer Interview, Josh sits down with Coolie Calihan an environment artist at Polyarc developers of the upcoming Moss Book 2. They talk about the struggles that can come from building pieces of a game and then realizing tweaks need to be made once putting all of them together. If you like what you hear be sure to follow Polyarc on Twitter, add Moss to your Steam wishlist, and or pick up the game on your favorite VR platform.
    Links:
    Polyarc Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/PolyarcGames
    Polyarc Website:
    https://www.polyarcgames.com/
    Moss Steam Page:
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/846470/Moss/
    Indie Pod Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/IndiePod
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
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  • In this month's very special episode of Indie Pod Josh and Vaughn list their top 10 games of all time. Keep in mind these are in no particular order. This is one of our formerly Patreon exclusive episodes. But we'll now be posting one every Monday until free feeds have caught up to the Patrons. Afterward, free feeds will receive Special Episodes and Book Club episodes one month after our Patrons. If you'd like to participate in the Book Club episodes become a patron today.
    Links:
    Indie Pod Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/IndiePod
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
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  • In this week's episode, we talk about Eric Barone aka ConcernedApe's announcement of a new game titled Haunted Chocolatier, as well as them hinting at working on yet another unannounced project, and 500+ games to be shown on November 6th at the INDIE Live Winter Expo. We also head over to Kickstarter to check out an upcoming Narrative Adventure game titled Space Boat, answer your listener question, and much more.
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
    Links:
    God Bless The Crowd:
    Space Boat: Play as a space cat detective in this narrative adventure game with investigative elements.
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spaceboat/space-boat-episode-1?ref=1gdn7f&token=aa37718e
    Time Codes: (Approximations)
    What we've been playing:
    Josh: 17:17
    Inscryption (Daniel Mullins Games)
    Vaughn: 26:50
    Main News Stories: 28:30
    News Cram: 45:10
    God Bless The Crowd: 54:22
    Listener Questions: 1:03:03
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  • In this week's developer Interview, Josh sits down with Joseph Williams of Whalenought Studios, one of the developers working on Mecha Jammer. They talked about the tough choices that games of this genre face with "save scumming," the importance of providing options for players to choose their own path in games.
    Unrelated to the game, they talk about how he and his partner deal with that "cabin fever" feeling you get when working from home. If you like what you hear be sure to follow Whalenought Studios and Mechajammer on Twitter and add the game to your Steam Wishlist.
    Links:
    Mechajammer Steam Page:
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/485400/Mechajammer/
    Whalenought Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/whalenought
    Mechajammer Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/mechajammer
    Indie Pod Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/IndiePod
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
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  • In this special episode of Indie Pod, we ask our amazing Patrons to join us in a discussion about Thunder Lotus Games' emotional management game Spiritfarer. This is in no way a review of the game, just our opinions on the seemingly small portions of it we all managed to play. If you'd like to be included in our book club, get episodes of Indie Pod  3 days early, and much more, head over to https://www.patreon.com/IndiePod and become a patron today.
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
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  • In this week's episode of Indie Pod, we talk about the most recent world record cheating scandal, Raw Fury making a deal that will see many of their published pieces heading to the silver and small screens, and arguing on the internets. We also head over to Kickstarter to check out an upcoming 2D Hand-Drawn Platformer Adventure game called Ailuri, answer your listener questions, and much more.
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
    Links:
    God Bless The Crowd:
    Ailuri - A Hand-Drawn, 2D Platformer Adventure
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1867450639/ailuri-a-hand-drawn-2d-platformer-adventure
    Time Codes: (Approximations)
    What we've been playing:
    Josh: 18:30

    Despot’s Game: Dystopian Army Builder (Konfa Games)

    Back 4 Blood (Turtle Rock Studios)

    Vaughn: 36:30
    Monster Crown (Studio Aurum)
    Main News Stories: 43:30
    News Cram: 1:04:00
    God Bless The Crowd: 1:06:30
    Listener Questions: 1:16:55
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  • In this week's developer interview, Josh sits down with Tim Sheinman, the developer behind the recently released, Echo Beach. They talk about how Tim has managed to find time to create games so quickly, how open he is to feedback, how his community has not only shaped his games through new endings but also by providing voice acting, as well as a small portion around mental health and learning to take breaks to become more productive. This is also our first developer to come on the show a second time.
    If you like what you hear, be sure to follow Tim on Twitter, and or check out Echo Beach over on Itch.io. Where you can pay your own price, as well as play the game right in your browser.
    Links:
    Echo Beach Itch.io Page:
    https://tim-sheinman.itch.io/echo-beach
    Tim Sheinman Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/TimSheinman
    Indie Pod Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/IndiePod
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
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  • In this week's episode, Josh and Vaughn discuss a recent vacation to San Francisco, Josh's thoughts on Chicory: A Colorful Tale/Mighty Goose, and what we'd do with time travel. We also head over to Kickstarter to check out an upcoming Card Collecting Action-RPG called Hero.exe, answer listener questions, and much more.
    If you love Indie Games and want to stay informed, or better yet entertained, be sure to tune in each and every Friday for new episodes of Indie Pod. In which we run you through all the news surrounding the world of Indie Game Development, as well as check out Indies over on crowdfunding sites, answer your listener questions, and even interview a developer or two. So be sure to subscribe to Indie Pod: An Indie Games Podcast on your favorite listening platform.
    Time Codes: (Approximations)
    What we've been playing:
    Josh: 24:09

    Chicory: A Colorful Tale (Greg Lobanov, A Shell in the Pit, Madeline Berger, Alexis Dean-Jones, Lena Raine)

    Mighty Goose (Blastmode and MP2 Games)

    Vaughn: 39:40
    News Cram: 42:05
    God Bless The Crowd: 46:38
    Listener Questions: 57:10
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