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Podcast Interview – Dungeons of Dredmor (Gaslamp Games)

Posted by Rampant Coyote on February 22, 2011

Okay, I confess – I’m not a big fan of podcasts. Yes, I’ve been in ’em… but it’s not my thing. The reason is that I can’t work and listen to a podcast at the same time. I can do it if I’m playing a familiar game that doesn’t have any necessary dialog to read or listen to… say, a familiar RTS game or something. But otherwise, it’s REALLY hard to fit something like a podcast that lasts more than about fifteen minutes into my schedule.  I can’t write dialog or program while I’m listening to someone talk.

So for this one, recommended to me by getter77, I ended up getting some much-needed gaming in while I listened to it:

Podcast Interview with Gaslamp Games, Makers of Dungeons of Dredmor at Immortal Machines

Dungeons of Dredmor is an upcoming indie roguelike with a sense of humor and high production values. It looks like a lot of fun, and hearing them talk about the development of the game it sounds like something I’d enjoy. I felt a particularly familiar pain where they mention how they thought it would only take a month or so to complete the existing code & get it ready for release. This was back in 2008…


Filed Under: Game Development, Interviews, Production - Comments: 6 Comments to Read

  • Brian 'Psychochild' Green said,

    Huh, interesting. I’m the same way about podcasts. I love participating in them, but just can’t listen to them while working like others can. I suspect it’s my ability to hyper-focus on a single activity. My better half learned that if she talks to me while I’m working, she needs to make sure I actually listened to her instead of just hearing her.

  • LateWhiteRabbit said,

    I can listen to podcasts while I work, but I create art, so there is no overlap of focus as I think language and creativity are housed in different sides of the brain.

    Trying to write or program would be impossible for me to do while listening to someone talk.

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Yeah, I do sometimes do Blender work while listening to Podcasts. But it’s still challenging. I enjoyed much of the podcast above, but I think there are parts that I missed entirely.

  • getter77 said,

    In my case, the winning maneuver was to hit the pause button a couple times to eat, shower, and other distracting/room-leaving tasks while sorting some pc files and scouring for nifty links. Easily the longest podcast I’ve ever listened to though, and from a prior unknown outfit as well—likely to look through their backlog and see what else sticks out.

  • DavidB said,

    Hey, this is David from Gaslamp Games; glad you enjoyed the interview. That’s what happens when Nicholas drinks a pot of coffee on an empty stomach 🙂

    Just had to throw in my take on listening to podcasts as I find it similar to what you guys are saying (and I listen to them /all the time/). I find that I can do art really easily while listening to podcasts and it’s a great way to not get bored with some stuff that might otherwise be a slog. I can’t code/script or write while listening to podcasts though. It’s like whatever part of my brain that deals with words doesn’t like getting distracted by talking.

  • Fumarole said,

    I listen to podcasts when driving to and fro work. As long as it isn’t greatly over thirty minutes or so I’ll get something out of it.