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  1. Playscape: Los Angeles 10: Tyler J Hutchison In final episode of the series, Teddy talks with comic artist and programmer Tyler J Hutchison, about art and code mindsets, choosing constraints, getting off the computer, and more. Teddy talks about burnout and protecting your time, and says a reluctant goodbye from his new home in Montreal. Hyper Light Drifter Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  2. Playscape: Los Angeles 9: Austin Wintory Composer Austin Wintory explains his outlook on success, craft, and endlessly challenging oneself to innovate, and responds to what it’s like to win a BAFTA Award for his work on Journey. Teddy takes a vacation and wonders what it takes to be able to “turn it off, and back on”. Journey, Monaco, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, The Banner Saga, Hyper Light Drifter Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  3. Playscape: Los Angeles 8: Rachel Sala Mysterious co-creator of Frog Fractions, Rachel Sala apparates into the studio to talk to Teddy about keeping secrets, creating weird things, and what it’s really like to be a woman in the games industry. Teddy is leaving LA, and talks about what matters - what remains after the hype subsides from a big event. Frog Fractions, Frog Fractions 2, Hyper Light Drifter Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  4. Playscape: Los Angeles 7: Patrick Miller Game designer and writer Patrick Miller drops wisdom on Teddy about fighting games, eSports, and weird career paths. Teddy tries to rest, now that Hyper Light Drifter support is slowing down, but what does rest mean?? Street Fighter, League of Legends, Rising Thunder, Smash Bros, Hyper Light Drifter Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  5. Playscape: Los Angeles - Alx Preston

    Thanks everyone! Yeah, Alx is super candid, and I love that about our conversation. On the note about "there are easier ways to make money than making games" - Yeah, thanks for pointing out that this is sort of problematic. In some ways, there's truth there. Programmers are paid on average way better outside games, for example, but that doesn't mean it's every EASY to find work! I guess I'd say that I do feel there are easier ways to make money. I know from market comparisons / salary surveys that I make less than MAYBE I could outside games? Regardless of this, I agree that it's important to fight for good pay in games and not accept my statement as truth. Maybe pay is better in industries that are less competitive to get into, but I'm all about advocating for people who make games to find the way to get paid what they're worth! Thanks gang
  6. Playscape: Los Angeles 6: Zoë Quinn Teddy is joined by game maker, writer, and FMV connoisseur Zoe Quinn. Listen as they discuss comedy, failure, and of course, Neopets. Teddy muses about reviews - what they mean to a creator, what he expected them to feel like, and what they contribute to feelings of closure after releasing Hyper Light Drifter. Depression Quest, Framed, Jeff Goblum Staring Contest, Waiting for Godot the Game, Hyper Light Drifter Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  7. Playscape: Los Angeles 5: Alx Preston Teddy speaks with the person he has spoken most to over the last couple years. Alx Preston, the creator of Hyper Light Drifter, sits down with his old pal to talk about fine art, running a company, and being forever unsatisfied. Teddy opens up about his career-long impatience and unrealistic goals, and how he likes it that way. Hyper Light Drifter Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  8. Playscape: Los Angeles 4: Sarah Elmaleh Teddy mixes coffee and wine with guest Sarah Elmaleh, prolific voiceover artist in indie games and beyond, as they chat about the language of voice acting, physicality, and social lives. Teddy draws a questionable simile between releasing a game and witnessing a nuclear blast, and takes questions from Twitter. Galak-Z, Skulls of the Shogun, Gravity Ghost, Redshirt, JS Joust, Katie in Gone Home, Wadjet Eye Games, Hyper Light Drifter Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  9. Playscape: Los Angeles 3: Vernon Shaw Master of the Internet Vernon Shaw leaps out of the virtual world to talk about making people laugh, the psychology of internet culture, and what it means to work in and around YouTube. Teddy tries to process yesterday’s release of his team’s game. (Teddy rambles about next week, when he'll talk with the Hyper Light Drifter team members who live in LA - Alex Preston, Beau Blyth, Sean Ward, Cosimo Galluzzi) Hyper Light Drifter Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes
  10. Playscape: Los Angeles - Brendon Chung

    Thanks! WELL WE RELEASED! I think I'm going to wait until tonight to record Thursday's episode so I can really talk about what release day was like. brb, spinning in circles.
  11. Playscape: Los Angeles - Ashly Burch

    Great feedback, thank you. n00b mistake
  12. Playscape: Los Angeles - Ashly Burch

    Thanks for the kind words! Hoping to provide whatever value I can
  13. Playscape: Los Angeles 2: Brendon Chung Teddy gets serious with Brendon Chung (aka Blendo Games) about working solo, how he keeps a routine, and pushing to push out of his comfort zone. After a weekend of crunch work, Teddy attempts to summarize all of Los Angeles in five minutes. Games Discussed: Quadrilateral Cowboy, Thirty Flights of Loving, Atom Zombie Smasher, Gravity Bone, Hyper Light Drifter Listen on the Episode Page Listen on Soundcloud Listen in iTunes