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Cat Quartet Games

We speak to Victoria CaƱa and Alex Uboldi, Seattle-based designers of Gladius, a card game where you bet on competing gladiators and attempt to rig the outcome. Victoria and Alex tell us about their journey co-founding Cat Quartet Games and running a highly successful Kickstarter campaign to launch Gladius. They also give insights into the game design scenes in New York and Seattle, and share valuable advice on playtesting and development for up-and-coming game designers. TestCoastGames-032-Cat-Quartet-Games.mp3 Twitter: @AlexUboldi @victoriacana @catquartetgames facebook.com/catquartetgames   kickstarter.com/projects/catquartetgames/gladius  
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Jeremy Rozenhart

We speak to Jeremy Rozenhart, Vancouver-based designer of forthcoming Wild Wings, a fantasy-themed game where you pilot a dragon to collect and spend magical rings. Jeremy tells us about his unusual route into game design and how his Dev Support role at Electronic Arts informs his board game designs. He also shares valuable insights for indie designers from his successful Kickstarter campaign with Wizard Thieves. TestCoastGames-031-jeremy-rozenhart.mp3 facebook.com/jrozenhart facebook.com/wizardthieves kickstarter.com/projects/jrozenhart/wizard-thieves

Quinn Brander, designer of 'Rebuilding Seattle.'

  We speak to Quinn Brander, Vancouver-based designer of the forthcoming boardgame 'Rebuilding Seattle,' a polyomino engine-builder seven years in the making. Quinn tells us about his journey into game design, how his role as a mobile game designer informs his board game designs and the approaches that have helped him through ups and downs on the road to publication. He also invites digital playtesters to connect with him. TestCoastGames-030-quinn-brander.mp3 Twitter: @QuinnBrander   Centre for Digital Media article . 'History of Rome' podcast   'History of Philosophy' podcast  

Panel - How To Build A Crowd

Representatives from Meeple Leaf , Rain City Games , Test Coast Games , and Vancouver Playtest Group discuss the topic of How To Build A Crowd. Twitch Panel Featuring: Andrea Robertson, Glen Dresser, Mark Ellis, Mark Yuasa, Nick Angiers, and Noe Escobar. TestCoastGames-029-Panel-How-To-Build-A-Crowd.mp3

Tony Miller, of 'Breaking Into Board Games'

We speak to Tony Miller, an Oregon-based tabletop game designer who is one-third of the Breaking Into Board Games podcast. Tony tells us how he broke into board games, with his first game Fire in the Library from Weird Giraffe Games . He tells us the origin story behind his highly-anticipated follow-up, K a b u t o S u m o . Tony explains his philosophy behind his partnership, N e w M i l l I n d u s t r i e s , a self-described punk-rock publisher of the forthcoming Science and Seance Society . TestCoastGames-027-tony-miller.mp3 https://twitter.com/beardedrogue https://twitter.com/breakingintobg

Cody Thompson of Jellyfish Game Studios

  We speak to Cody Thompson, founder of Jellyfish Game Studios (formerly Gold Nugget Games) whose debut game 'Vamp on the Batwalk' funded on Kickstarter in 2019. Cody tells us how he got inspired to launch a publishing company, what he learned from his first Kickstarter campaign and what the future has in store for Jellyfish Game Studios. TestCoastGames-026-cody-thompson-jellyfish-game-studios.mp3 h t t p s : / / t w i t t e r . c o m / J e l l y f i s h _ G S h t t p s : / / w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / J e l l y f i s h G a m e S t u d i o s / h t t p s : / / w w w . k i c k s t a r t e r . c o m / p r o j e c t s / g o l d n u g g e t g a m e s / v a m p - o n - t h e - b a t w a l k / d e s c r i p t i o n