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Welcome to Eggplant: The Secret Lives of Games!
Candid conversations with game creators that dive deep into the art, craft, and process of making games.

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Dec 20, 2019

With the help of our friend Bennett Foddy (QWOP, Getting Over It) we consider Spelunky as the Game of the Decade - we discuss what influence it's had (or hasn't had) in and beyond its genre, its distinct connection to Dark Souls, and experiencing the external narrative of modern gaming.

Things we discussed:

Bennett...


Dec 7, 2019

Terry Cavanagh (Super Hexagon, VVVVVV) joins us to talk about his fantastic roguelike deckbuilder, Dicey Dungeons. We discuss the thread of generosity in his game design, the challenges of working across genres, and what might be next for Terry!

Things we discussed:

Terry's distractionware.com

Dicey Dungeons

VVVVVV


Nov 22, 2019

We're taking a much-needed week off, but please enjoy one of our favorite episodes from early on. We'll be back in two weeks with guest Terry Cavanagh to talk about his new roguelike deckbuilder (dicebuilder?) Dicey Dungeons - check it out and send us your questions! Anyways, on to our show:

Justin Ma of Subset Games...


Nov 8, 2019

Frank Lantz (Drop7, Universal Paperclips) stops by to tell us about his new party game for smart speakers, Hey Robot. We discuss fun ways to engage with rigid AI - and the privacy issues inherent to doing so - before taking a wild detour into the taxonomy of paddle boats.

Things we discussed:

Frank Lantz

Hey Robot


Oct 25, 2019

Free of guests or a "plan," our crew of intrepid hosts dives into a bounty of stimulating listener questions! We discuss our personal roads into game design, the challenge of procedural generation in AAA games, and the game design of reality shows.

Things we discussed:

Kirby703_'s World 23 correction

Demon’s Souls