How to make a game, with Auroch Digital
A potted history of Cthulhu games | S4 E5

A potted history of Cthulhu games | S4 E5

October 9, 2019

Episode 5 and the last episode in Season 4! Hosts Matt Davies (Marketing and Community Manager) and Matthew Walker (Sound Designer) talk with Design Director Tomas Rawlings on the brief history of Cthulhu games. Where they came from and how they've developed over the years. This will also be host Matt Davies last episode #sadface

However, fear not we'll be back with a brand new season in the near future! So make sure you've filled in our survey and got your thoughts down on where we go next!

Show notes

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Space is hard… | S4 E4

Space is hard… | S4 E4

September 25, 2019

Episode 4 continues our adventure across the galaxy! Hosts Matt Davies (Marketing and Community Manager) and Matthew Walker (Sound Designer) talk about the visit Auroch Digital made to ESA as well as talking. To the Designer on Mars Horizon - Matt Bone.

Find out about the challenges involved in getting the gameplay just right and how to balance the reality and complexity of space travel with game design - all while keeping it authentic! 

Show notes

📝 We are asking for YOUR opinions on the podcast - how do you think it sounds? What would you like to change? Let us know!

💬 Want to talk to us about the podcast OR the game? Join our Discord

💥 Check out our games on Steam

🕹️ Grab our titles in The Totally Radical Auroch Digital 80s Gaming Bundle

🎙️ Missed an Episode? Find all of the Season here

🙋 Any feedback? Drop us a line!

Visiting the European Space Agency (ESA) | S4 E3

Visiting the European Space Agency (ESA) | S4 E3

September 11, 2019

Episode 3 and this one is out of this world! In the fourth season of How to Make a Video Game with Auroch Digital hosts Matt Davies (Marketing and Community Manager) and Matthew Walker (Sound Designer) talk about the visit Auroch Digital made to ESA to show off Mars Horizon to ACTUAL rocket engineers and scientists with Design Director Tomas Rawlings. 

We also have some great interviews with the staff of ESA and their thoughts on running a space agency and the challenge of converting that into a video game.

Show notes

📝 We are asking for YOUR opinions on the podcast - how do you think it sounds? What would you like to change? Let us know!

💬 Want to talk to us about the podcast OR the game? Join our Discord

💥 Check out our games on Steam

🕹️ Grab our titles in The Totally Radical Auroch Digital 80s Gaming Bundle

🎙️ Missed an Episode? Find all of the Season here

🙋 Any feedback? Drop us a line!

Megaquarium on console | S4 E2

Megaquarium on console | S4 E2

August 29, 2019

It's Episode 2 and this time we are getting aquatic! In the fourth season of How to Make a Video Game with Auroch Digital hosts Matt Davies (Marketing and Community Manager) and Matthew Walker (Sound Designer) chat with Megaquariums developer Tim Wicksteed about the motivations for making the game and how you make marine management fun.

Show notes

📝 We are asking for YOUR opinions on the podcast - how do you think it sounds? What would you like to change? Let us know!

💬 Want to talk to us about the podcast OR the game? Join our Discord

💥 Check out our games on Steam

🕹️ Grab our titles in The Totally Radical Auroch Digital 80s Gaming Bundle

🎙️ Missed an Episode? Find all of the Season here

🙋 Any feedback? Drop us a line!

 
Games that haven’t been made | S4 E1

Games that haven’t been made | S4 E1

August 14, 2019

We're back! Its the fourth season of How to Make a Video Game with Auroch Digital is here and we have Tomas Rawlings and Peter Willington joining hosts Matt Davies (Marketing and Community Manager) and Matthew Walker (Sound Designer) as we talk about games that haven't been made. Good ideas we've had, why they never saw the light of day and everything else in between.

Show notes

📝 We are asking for YOUR opinions on the podcast - how do you think it sounds? What would you like to change? Let us know!

💬 Want to talk to us about the podcast OR the game? Join our Discord

💥 Check out our games on Steam

🕹️ Grab our titles in The Totally Radical Auroch Digital 80s Gaming Bundle

🎙️ Missed an Episode? Find all of the Season here

🙋 Any feedback? Drop us a line!

An interview with… James Swallow | S3 E5

An interview with… James Swallow | S3 E5

May 23, 2019

To celebrate the launch of Dark Future: Blood Red States (out now on Steam!) we were delighted to welcome onto the podcast James Swallow to talk to us.

James Swallow is a BAFTA-nominated scriptwriter and the award-winning New York Times, Sunday Times and Amazon #1 bestselling author. He's worked on such IPs as Star Trek, Warhammer 40k, Dr Who as well as writing Jade Dragon in the Dark Future novels.

We chat with him about the history of Dark Future, the works he added to the world and what he's been up too since!

Show notes

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💻 Find out more about James Swallow and his work on his website

💥 Wishlist Dark Future: Blood Red States

🎙️ Missed an Episode? Find all of the Season here

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Dark Future: Blood Red States in now live | S3 E4

Dark Future: Blood Red States in now live | S3 E4

May 16, 2019

It's finally here Dark Future: Blood Red States is now live and available to buy!

So what better way to celebrate than to talk to the people who have been working on the game! You can find the previous episodes in the show notes, but in this episode, we speak with Ellie and Jack, Programmers on the game and Sam Chester, Lead Programmer and Aaron Ashbrooke, Lead Designer.

Show notes

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💬 Want to talk to us about the podcast OR the game? Join our Discord

💥 Wishlist Dark Future: Blood Red States

🎙️ Missed an Episode? Find all of the Season here

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How to make Dark Future, the video game | S3 E3

How to make Dark Future, the video game | S3 E3

May 15, 2019

We are agonisingly close to the release of Dark Future: Blood Red States and so what better time to talk about the actual game?

We welcome Tomas Rawlings (Design Director) and Peter Willington (Producer) to the episode to talk about the development of the game from its humble origins to what it is today.

A must listen for all aspiring Game Devs

Show notes

📝 We are asking for YOUR opinions on the podcast - how do you think it sounds? What would you like to change? Let us know!

💬 Want to talk to us about the podcast OR the game? Join our Discord

💥 Wishlist Dark Future: Blood Red States

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The Dark Future… in cardboard! | S3 E2

The Dark Future… in cardboard! | S3 E2

May 9, 2019

In Episode 2 of Season 3 of the series, we are looking at our upcoming game Dark Future: Blood Red States, and in this episode, we look at the board game our game is based on.

Show Notes

📝 We are asking for YOUR opinions on the podcast - how do you think it sounds? What would you like to change? Let us know!

💬 Want to talk to us about the podcast OR the game? Join our Discord

💥 Wishlist Dark Future: Blood Red States

You can find a load of information about the game and Car Combat on the compendium article on Medium

The Road to Hell: A History of Car Combat | S3 E1

The Road to Hell: A History of Car Combat | S3 E1

May 1, 2019

We are back for Season 3 and in this series, we are looking at our upcoming game Dark Future: Blood Red States.

Show Notes

📝 We are asking for YOUR opinions on the podcast - how do you think it sounds? What would you like to change? Let us know!

There are a whole raft of show notes for this one, so we created a compendium article on Medium

💬 Want to talk to us about the podcast OR the game? Join our Discord

💥 Wishlist Dark Future: Blood Red States