How did a fierce competition with a rival lead Steven Frank and Cabel Sasser to make a life-changing decision in a meeting with one of their biggest idols... and one of their arch nemeses?
More episodes from "Panic Podcast"
The Story of Playdate
1:35:59Find out how an offhand idea to mark the 15th anniversary of a software company launched a decade-long saga of twists, turns, and mini-boss battles that led to the creation of a handheld gaming console as surprising and unique as its creators. Pre-order day is finally here, but it’s dangerous to go alone. Take this adorable yellow box, and let’s get crankin’… on the story of Playdate.
44:37How the Nokia N-Gage failed so spectacularly that it became a meme before social media really existed. And what that has to do with Panic, exactly.
Audion & On
46:21How did a fierce competition with a rival lead Steven Frank and Cabel Sasser to make a life-changing decision in a meeting with one of their biggest idols... and one of their arch nemeses?
Our Monogamous Follow Heart
34:51An act of social media spite, an unlikely friendship, and a lot of fast food coupons. How did signing up for a Twitter account to do support lead to an odd and endearing relationship… and whatever happened to the cardboard friends we made along the way?
34:26Most of us remember the iPhone app store launch in 2008 and the iPhone app gold rush that followed. Indie developers flocked to the platform, all determined to build a breakout app that would earn them millions. And pretty soon that gold rush… turned into a brown rush. Enter Panic, with a ridiculous novelty app and an elaborate fake backstory for a German company that didn't exist.
Untitled Goose Game
45:13It's a lovely morning in the village, and you are a horrible goose. How did four-person indie game studio House House create the anti-hero internet sensation that honked its way into our hearts in 2019? And how did a small-ish company on the other side of the world — one known primarily for making Mac and iOS software — come to be the publisher of that game?