David "GrandPOOBear" Hunt
Karrington does it again! With his incredible powers he brought a guest like no other. RDPs very first speedrunner! GrandPOOBear THE People's Speedrunner! From Snowboarding to gaming we chat about it all. How did David get into gaming? Was his accident a blessing in disguise? How did online gaming change his life? Why is Mario 3 his game of choice to speedrun? We tackle all of these questions and so much more! Be sure to check out GrandPOOBears twitch channel down below and give this man a sub so you that you can check out and be completely blown away by his incredible skills!
Luke Hughes of Green Tree Games
This week Donovan got to live out a small dream of his and that is to interview someone who is just as big of a WWII historian buff as he is. The crew welcomes Luke Hughes from Green Tree Games. Luke and company is in the middle of making their first game "Burden of Command". What is there to say about this game? Burden of Command is an emotionally authentic tactical leadership RPG. We feel like it is way more than that! Donovan described it as "visceral". Maybe is it because of the possible X-Com connection? Or maybe some inspiration from Band of Brothers? What makes Donovan say that? Listen and find out all this and more!
Check out the links below to find out more about Green Tree Games, the crew and any updates about the project! Dont forget to wishlist them on Steam and give them a follow on Twitter!
Return of Patrick Hickey JR!
This week Patrick joins the guys to discuss what he has been doing with his time over the last year and he does not disappoint! With the release of his first book, "The Minds Behind The Games" being successful, Patrick has another book brewing! "The Minds Behind Adventure Games" is set to release this fall. While writing books he is also voice acting, writing, and helping out with the development of "The Padre" and "Kroom"! While he's not writing books or working on games, he's working on a comic series that has been a project in his head for years! Patrick is doing it all! Sit back, relax and be prepared for one of the most inspiring interviews we have ever done!
A Playdate with Neven Mrgan
Welp Karrington does it again....He teleported yet another guest on the podcast. He somehow got THE Neven Mrgan to come on this week to discuss his history in gaming, how he got involved in game development, and how his role in the production of Playdate. What is Playdate? How is it different from handhelds in the past? How can developers release games on it? We cover it all! Check out the links below to learn more and give Neven, Panic, and Playdate a follow on twitter.
Interview with Animator David Gibson
What does it take to be an animator by day and a developer by night? David Gibson comes on to RDP this week to discuss his history in gaming. A little about his job at Blizzard. Some of his past projects including Evolve and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. To creating different animations on Overwatch. After we get to know a little more about David we get into his presence at GDC 2018 and his microtalk he presented there which leads in to his current project Line the Game. What is Line? How did it come to be, and whats David's future plans for this upcoming game? Below you can find links to Davids Microtalk, Twitter, and Line the Games Twitter.
Microtalk - https://vimeo.com/321294209
Davids Twitter - https://twitter.com/poodletime?lang=en
Line the Game - https://twitter.com/linethegame?lang=en
Interview with Mel Kirk & Chris Baker of Zen Studios
This week Karrington makes Chris Baker and Mel Kirk of Zen Studios appear out of thin air! Learn how Mel and Chris got their start in the gaming industry. Chris and Mel love their new project, Operencia , an upcoming RPG by Zen Studios that looks incredible! Whether its projects associated with Lucas Arts or Marvel to Guitar Hero or Rock Band Karrington gets down to the nitty gritty with the amazing guys! After you check out this episode feel free to check the links below for both of these dudes, Zen Studios and Operencia.
Matt Entin and Ed Kuehnel of Suspicious Behavior Productions
This week Karrington interviews to fantastic writers! Meet Matt Entin and Ed Kuehnel of Suspicious Behavior Productions an Indie Comic Book Company. Matt and Ed have been writing video games for quite some time, they both had the ability to meet and work on projects such as Leisure Suit Larry from High Voltage Software, Valiant Hearts: The Great War from Ubisoft. Individually they still write games, for example Ed Kuehnel got a chance to write for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Matt Entin has had the chance to write AGENTS OF MAYHEM from Volition. Listen in as they talk about their new project "Invasion from Planet Wrestletopia". What is this comic about? How was it born? You can read the first 2 copies online now for FREE! Just head on over to http://suspiciousbehaviorproductions.com/
Interview with Illustartor & Artist Joe Corroney
This week Donovan and Karrington travel to a galaxy far far away just to talk to the artist Joe Corroney! Joe is an artist that they met at the Cincinnati Comic Expo. Joe has been illustrating official Star Wars artwork for books, games, trading cards, comic books, posters, prints and magazines since 1997. They talk about Joe's journey from Apprentice to Jedi Master!
Interview with Scott McMahon (Scoot)
This week we have another interview lined up and you do NOT want to miss this! Karrington and Donovan had the opportunity to sit down with Scott McMahon, also know as Scoot! They met him at the Cincinatti Comic Expo this past year and they were excited by his art style, the way he draws and some of the comics he has been able to produce. They discuss his time with Aw Yeah Comics, how he got started, what he loves about the Cincinnati Comic Expo and the convention circuit in general! Don't forget to check out some of his work such as "Sami the Samurai Squirrel"! Buckle in and be prepared for this weeks interview!
Interview with Max Striebel of Team Maniax
We have got a special guest! This week Kyle sits with Max Striebel to chat about Team Maniax and the creation of ReTimed which was discussed in our most recent episode. He explains how the game came to be and how it was inspired by famous movie The Matrix. While discussing ReTimed we also talk about his time spent at cons and watching other peoples reactions while playing ReTimed. Make sure you pick up ReTimed available now on the Nintendo Switch and soon to come on Steam!
Interview with JB Kalagayan of MeSseD Comics
This week Kyle and Karrington chat with JB Kalagayan of MeSsed Comics to talk about how he was able to turn his vision of MeSseD into an amazing story! Where did he find his inspiration for MeSsed? How did JB and Dylan get in contact with each other? What wise words does JB have for aspiring comic book writers? We had such a fun time and learned alot for this incredible man, after you listen make sure to follow MeSsed on Twitter and Instagram and check out their website below to get your copy of MeSsed!
Brian Shea from Game Informer Interview
Hey Hey Hey everyone! We have an exciting guest on our show today! He is known as an avid Sonic fan and just so happens to be THE digital editor over at Game Informer, we have Brian Shea! Brian joins Karrington and Cody (in spirit) as they discuss Brian's journey to becoming one of the staff over at Game Informer which all began as a child and a SNES. You can follow Brian over at https://twitter.com/BrianPShea and also dont forget to read his work over at https://www.gameinformer.com/
Interview with Adam Jeffcoat
21:02 Interview with Adam Jeffcoat of Pixel Trip Studio
After our brief discussion on Nindies we talk with the Director over at Pixel Trip Studios, the master mind behind The VideoKid 80s Edition! Mr. Adam Jeffcoat! We pick at his brain about the developments of The VideoKid and find out his background with playing video games! Who was his inspiration, and what wise words does he have for future developers!
Interview with Author Patrick Hickey Jr.
This week we talk to the one, the only, the truly amazing Patrick Hickey Jr. Patrick is known for his book "The Minds Behind The Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers". He also has written for various outlets including NBC. Patrick is also the Editor in Chief of ReviewFix.com. Our interview with Patrick was incredible, we discussed his history in gaming. The massive collection of games he's obtained over the years. Patrick then discusses with us the process of how he was able to interview so many developers and how his book came about to be. We close off things with how he got into voice acting and how his relationship with Relentless Rex began.