Playscape: Los Angeles

Get to know the L.A. game scene with Teddy Dief.

Join game maker Teddy Dief (Hyper Light Drifter) for a tour through Los Angeles’ vibrant video game scene. Episodes feature one-on-one conversations with developers, actors, writers, hosts—creators from all walks of life discussing their inspirations, lives, and processes.

Publishes every Thursday.

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Episode 10:
Tyler J Hutchison

June 13, 2016 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

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May 20, 2016 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

May 5, 2016 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

April 30, 2016 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

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