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Jun 1, 2024

We're joined by Animal Well's sole developer Billy Basso and his business partner Dan Adelman to discuss their genre-defying/defining, steeped-in-secrets hit. Plus special guest co-host Adam Conover (Adam Ruins Everything), as we dig deep into the game's slow-burn development, the iteration of its manifold gameplay (and other) layers, and the delicate balance of stoking the fires of your fanbase.

Show Notes:

Animal Well

Billy Basso

Dan Adelman

Adam Conover

Scary kangaroo video

Axiom Verge

The Decade-Long Quest for Shadow of the Colossus' Last Secret


The Witness


Why do God of War's characters keep spoiling puzzles?

All of the Secret Bunnies in Animal Well (HUGE SPOILERS)

The Ultimate Secret Ending of Animal Well (EVEN BIGGER SPOILERS)

ARG Guardrails blog post



Super Win the Game