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  1. Episode #100: Failbetter Game and Fallen London

    Episode #100: Failbetter Game and Fallen London


    Alexis Kennedy and Liam Welton from Failbetter games join Dirk to talk about their dark games set in the world of Fallen London. With a background that goes from free-to-play web games to more traditional PC games, Failbetter has learned many lessons on design and business on their way to their latest game, Sunless Sea.


    Contact Information

    Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer,,

    Liam Welton – @LiamWelton,

    Alexis Kennedy – @alexiskennedy,


    Episode Outline

    0:00:26 – Failbetter Games

    0:06:24 – The world of Fallen London

    0:25:22 – Fallen London development

    0:40:18 – Design challenges

    0:52:39 – Business models

    0:54:31 – Failbetter’s design process

    1:01:24 – Future projects


    —Huffduffed by sgottreu

  2. Episode #94: Offworld Trading Company

    Episode #94: Offworld Trading Company


    Jon and Dirk talk to game designer and TGDRT regular Soren Johnson about his upcoming game, Offworld Trading Company. His real time strategy economic game is currently in beta. Soren talks about the state of the game and the challenges he has in front of him.


    Contact Information

    Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer,,

    Soren Johnson – @sorenjohnson,,

    Jon Shafer –,, @jonshaferdesign

    Episode Outline

    0:02:56 – “The Sid Way”

    0:08:59 – The inspiration for OTC

    0:20:41 – Gameplay

    0:35:35 – Sound design

    0:39:15 – The exploration phase

    0:47:04 – Current challenges

    —Huffduffed by sgottreu