Get ready to learn all about the people behind the pixels: The Indie Diarist is a podcast on the most lovable, creative and inspiring indie devs from the world of gaming! Meet the creative minds behind your favourite indie games as your loyal Indie Diarist, content manager & writer Anthony L. Wolf, takes you through the stories of the most passionate unsung heroes in the games industry. If you'd like to appear in this podcast, please drop me an email at howdy[at]anthonywolfwriter.com! Trailer music & Main Theme: The Pirate and the Dancer, by Rolemusic (freemusicarchive.org)
Indie Diary #6: J Wesley Hocker - Game Development as Catharsis, The Beauty of Self-Love, and Just a Lot of Doom
19:01J Wesley isn't the first and won't be the last developer to use creativity as a form of relief, catharsis and purification. His story and amazing personality, though, make for one of the most powerful episodes of the show yet. In this new Indie Diary, J and I talked about our love for id Software, the importance of self-love and acceptance, and why everyone has the power to change – if they put their mind to it. TRIGGER WARNING: This episode focuses on the topics of addiction, rehabilitation and recovery through the power of creative arts. ------ Follow J online: Website: mindovermatterentertainment.com Twitter: @MindOMatterEnt
Indie Diary #5: Enrique Dryere (Triple B Titles) - Creativity as Sacrifice, Secrets of Inspiration, DnD and... Poker?
27:16Ever wondered what a mix of Dungeons & Dragons and poker (yes, the card game) would look like? Wonder no further, for this episode's guest is Enrique Dryere, co-founder of Triple B Titles and developer of Aces and Adventures! From the secrets of creative inspiration to MMOs and fantasy RPG games, we had a great deal of fun in this episode. ------ Buy Aces & Adventures: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1815570/Aces__Adventures/ Follow Triple B Titles: https://twitter.com/triple_b_titles
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Indie Diary #4: Aleksey Dmitriev - Success & Failure as a Dev, The Mafia Wars Engine, Creativity & Invention
32:16Remember all those Facebook games back in the day? In this episode, I spoke to the man who made the engine for Mafia Wars, among others: Aleksey Dmitriev, a once studio lead now gone solo, tuning in straight from Turkey. We chatted about creativity, successes, achievements and pride as a game developer – delving into the brightest and darkest sides of game development. ---- Follow Aleksey: https://twitter.com/dekart1234
Indie Diary #3: Mateo Covic - The First Game, Funny Bugs, The Duty of Community
34:20In this episode we meet Mateo Covic, a young developer from Germany who's just released his first game. That's one way to open the new year! Mateo is a great pixel artist and an amazing developer, who put his heart and soul into Maki's Adventure – a "fintastic sharkvania" where you get to swim, dash, dart, and bite your way to freedom. Enjoy! --- Wishlist/Buy Maki's Adventure: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1843110/Makis_Adventure/ --- Follow Mateo and his game: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zoroarts_Dev Tiktok (German Account): https://www.tiktok.com/@makisadventure_official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoroarts18/ Website: https://www.makisadventure.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwYSfJQbbUV8dw_JtkbD3ZA
Indie Diary #2: Thomas "Fletcher" Kildren – Passion Projects, The Creativity of Children, Living as an Artist
44:00In this episode we meet Thomas Kildren, a stay-at-home dad and VR developer who has a flair for turning his kids' works of art into games. Creator of Booper, Get Home!, Thomas is a hugely creative and dedicated person with an artist's soul, and someone who really puts his heart and soul into every game he works on. We discussed his current project, ambitions and personal story, in a cozy episode that is sure to warm up your heart this winter. Enjoy! ---- Follow Thomas online: - Support on Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/fletcherstudios - Website: http://www.fletcherstudios.net - Twitter: https://twitter.com/thomaskildren - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fletcher-Studios-105542046147996/ ----
Indie Diary #1 - Nina Freeman: The Term "Indie", Self-Acceptance, Poetry & Good Games
38:19Welcome to this very first episode of The Indie Diarist! For this very special occasion we meet Nina Freeman, creator of Cibele, Last Call and how do you Do It?, to learn more about her as a game developer and what drives her forward. From simply chatting about a bunch of great games together to the issue of visibility as an indie game creator, this first episode is already packed with tons of interesting topics – including whether or not we need a new term for "truly" independent developers. Enjoy! ---- Follow Nina around the web: - Twitch: twitch.tv/ninamarie (also found on twitch.tv/britkcaley) - Twitter: @PersocomNina - Website: http://ninasays.so
The Indie Diarist - Trailer
0:59We can all name one or more video games destined to stick in our hearts forever. One way or another, many of my picks are indie games. This podcast is all about indies – and the amazing people who make them. Welcome to The Indie Diarist, a show on the most lovable, meaningful and inspiring indie devs and tales from the world of gaming. In this show, you’ll hear from game writers, designers, artists and more, from all parts of the world, to learn about their personal journeys – and why not? Maybe pick up a new game or two for your backlog. My name is Anthony L. Wolf, content manager and gaming writer. And this is The Indie Diarist. Music: The Pirate and the Dancer, by Rolemusic (freemusicarchive.org)