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Showing posts from September, 2020

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

Dan Goodman of Robotic Arm Software

  We speak to Dan Goodman, founder of Robotic Arm Software and creator of Cocktail design software. Cocktail is a highly accessible tool that tabletop designers can use to create card layouts. Dan explores what Cocktail can do for designers and he tells us about his growing community on Discord, the exciting projects where Cocktail has been put to use and his plans to develop the tool even further. TestCoastGames-025-Dan-Goodman.mp3 h t t p s : / / w w w . y o u t u b e . c o m / c h a n n e l / U C D h 1 u C G 6 G w - F C U B h c 8 7 Z O A Q h t t p s : / / c o c k t a i l . s o f t w a r e /

Jay Cormier and the Pitch Project

We welcome back friend of the show Jay Cormier , prolific Vancouver-based game designer (Mind MGMT, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Belfort and many more), publisher and creator of Fail Faster.  Jay tells us about some exciting new developments from Fail Faster, including the ambitious Pitch Project, which launches this month with a huge chance for designers to pitch digitally to a host of publishers, participate in workshops and much more! We also learn about the new Fail Faster Early Playtesting Guide and its connection with the Board Game Design Starter Kit campaign on Kickstarter, and we get a sneak preview of what designers can gain by taking part in the Pitch Project’s upcoming event. Game designers, take note. The first deadline is on Oct. 2, 2020! TestCoastGames-24-jay-cormier-allbutpublished.mp3   ht

Indie Spotlight - Ben Chhoa of Burnaby Treasure

 In "Indie Spotlight" we speak to designers who are taking the first steps towards publication.   Ben Chhoa is the designer of Burnaby Treasure, a real-world treasure hunt based in the city of Burnaby in Metro Vancouver with a cash prize of $500. The hunt is live at the time of recording and can be solved largely from the comfort of your home. IS-005-ben-chhoa-burnaby-treasure.mp3