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Tagged with “alpha” (2)

  1. Episode #116: Buying and Selling with Soren Johnson & Scott Hamden

    Episode #116: Buying and Selling with Soren Johnson & Scott Hamden


    Soren is back with forum member and early Offworld Trading Company playtester Scott Hamden to talk with Dirk about the current state of the game. Offworld Trading Company is taking form as it prepares for early access on Steam and a wider user base for even more feedback.

    Contact Information

    Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer,, Dirk@Knemeyer.comSoren Johnson – @sorenjohnson,,,

    Scott Hamden –

    Episode Outline

    0:00:22 – Current state of the game

    0:03:04 – Scott’s experience with OTC

    0:05:38 – Stages of alpha and graphics

    0:09:31 – Soren’s involvement in the art process

    0:13:59 – Watching the process as a fan

    0:20:15 – Tweaking game values

    0:34:53 – Buying and selling of stocks

    0:42:39 – Multiplayer games

    0:48:38 – Feature count

    0:57:13 – Playtesters and forum interaction

    1:04:19 – Upcoming milestones

    —Huffduffed by sgottreu

  2. Episode #113: Trekking Along

    Episode #113: Trekking Along


    Dirk and David are at the helm this week to talk about all things Star Trek. David’s upcoming game uses the Star Trek universe to tell a wide variety of stories with a wide cast of characters. But with a fan base as enthusiastic and demanding as Trekkies (or Trekkers), how do you respect the source material while making a game fun?

    Contact information 

    Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer,, Dirk@Knemeyer.comDavid Heron – @DavidVHeron

    Episode Outline

    0:00:45 – Star Trek roots

    0:06:23 – Differing Trek series and fans

    0:19:28 – Building a game for every captain

    0:32:38 – The Star Trek story

    0:39:39 – User research

    0:53:18 – Alpha testing

    0:56:02 – Star Trek appeal

    —Huffduffed by sgottreu