How to make a game, with Auroch Digital
Animals in video games: simulated furry friends | S5 E8

Animals in video games: simulated furry friends | S5 E8

May 22, 2020

Marketing and community manager Jemima Crow is joined by Peter and Matt to talk about animal simulation in games. They start by looking at how breeding and caring for animals translates to game design. They then focus on how animal behaviour affects player interaction and the future of animal simulation. Please rate the podcast and spread the word!

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The Oliver Twins and how to make a video game | S5 E9

The Oliver Twins and how to make a video game | S5 E9

May 19, 2020

We had some extra special guests in this bonus podcast episode - The Oliver twins! Mike, Jem, and Matt chat to the creators of Dizzy and games industry legends who are the most Prolific 8-bit videogame developers ever! Tune in to hear behind the scenes development stories and to get advice about starting your own career in gaming.

Please note, this episode was recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Auroch Digital team is all working from home to save lives, as are the Oliver Twins.

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A brief history of Space games | S5 E7

A brief history of Space games | S5 E7

May 5, 2020

In the beginning there was a monitor. A monitor with a black screen. Then, someone made some specs of light and behold - a starfield. From there Space games have gone from strength to strength. In this episode Producer and QA manager Mike Daw takes Matt and Jem on a tour of some of the most important Space games that have been made - including suggestions from the Auroch Digital Discord!

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The Mars Horizon update | S5 E6

The Mars Horizon update | S5 E6

April 28, 2020

Producer and QA manager Mike Daw joins Jem and Matt with an update for Auroch Digital's current game in development Mars Horizon! Find out how the game has changed following the alpha and get some teasers about all the awesome stuff that's coming up.

This was recorded before we announced our publisher and the beta. The beta is live right now and you can join in by signing up here: Mars Horizon beta
Sign ups close May 1st 4pm BST, and the beta ends May 4th 9am GMT.

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A brief history of Ghostbusters games | S5 E5

A brief history of Ghostbusters games | S5 E5

April 21, 2020

Using the live-action Ghostbusters movies as leverage, Jem and Matt are joined by Creative Producer Peter Willington to chat and tour through the many Ghostbusters video games that have graced gaming systems since 1984 - from first game, to VR, to 2019’s ‘remaster’ of the 2009 AAA release. All in the runup to 2020’s ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’.

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A day in the life of Auroch Digital | S5 E4

A day in the life of Auroch Digital | S5 E4

April 14, 2020

What is a typical day at a game development studio like? It's busy, hectic, but lots of fun. In this weeks episode you can find out what a day in the life of Auroch Digital is like as we work together to make games.

Please note, this episode was recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic. Our daily lives are currently very different from this, but we are still working hard to make great games. The Auroch Digital team is all staying home to save lives but we hope we can get back to this one day❤️

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A brief history of non-Warhammer Games Workshop Games | S5 E3

A brief history of non-Warhammer Games Workshop Games | S5 E3

April 7, 2020

Auroch Digital CEO Tomas Rawlings joins Jem and Matt to talk about some of the games that Games Workshop made that were not Warhammer titles and how we came to turn some of those into video games.

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Harry Potter and the video game adaptation | S5 E2

Harry Potter and the video game adaptation | S5 E2

March 31, 2020

In this magical episode Marketing and community manager Jemima Crow leads the way, joined by Pete and Matt, to chat about video game adaptations featuring the world of Harry Potter. They look at how the many Harry Potter games both do justice to and fail their source material. 

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A brief history of Games and Democracy  | S5 E1

A brief history of Games and Democracy | S5 E1

March 24, 2020

Auroch Digital CEO Tomas Rawlings and Creative producer Peter Willington join Jem and Matt to chat about democracy in gaming - both as a topic games are made about and as a thing within a game system itself. Vote with your ears and have a listen!

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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!

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