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Podcast: The GDC special (with bonus Far Cry 5 chat)

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Featured post An artist's impression of the Game Developer's Conference 2018

♪♫ When you go to San Fraaaanciscooo, be sure to wear a lanyard with ‘Media’ inscribed on it round youuur nnnneck ♪♫ That’s what Adam, John and Brendan sang to each other as they gleefully skipped through the streets of California’s tram-infested hill city. The crew were in town for the yearly Game Developer’s Conference where they spoke to developers, played games, and gambled on the results of the annual awards show. Now they’re back and ready to tell you all about their Stateside adventures on the latest RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show.

Adam had a good time chatting to the developer of Civilization IV, Soren Johnson, about his upcoming 4X game. John spoke to loads of developers, including Paul Neurath, the creator of Ultima Underworld II and its spiritual successor, Underworld Ascendant. Meanwhile, Brendan was hiding behind the black curtain during the awards ceremony at the Independent Games Festival, where he quizzed Tim Schafer and other award winners about their favourite games and most respected developers. None of these people actually feature in the podcast, but look at all the names we’ve dropped. Until those interviews are written up you’ll just have to accept this paraphrased reportage.

And the pod squad must be hankering to return to the US, because John and Brendan have also been playing Far Cry 5. Brendan thinks its a bit dull, but John appreciates being able to shoot down a giant statue from an airplane. That’s not dull at all!

You can listen above, or go straight to Soundcloud where you can download it for later.

You can also get the RSS feed here or find it on iTunes, Stitcher or Pocket Casts. Scurrying feet noises arranged like “music” is by Jack de Quidt.

Want to write in with questions or suggest a theme for a future episode? Now you can, to podcast@rockpapershotgun.com.

Links:

All our GDC 2018 coverage so far

Have you played… Ultima Underworld II?

The Fe and SteamWorld people are the same now

Emily Short’s interactive fiction columns

Fork Parker is the fictional chief financial officer of Devolver who once straight-up asked for money

Devolver’s nightmare press conference at E3

Have you played… Thief: Deadly Shadows?

Level designer of Thief 3’s Cradle is working on Blackout Club

10 Crowns is a 4X game from Civ 4 designer Soren Johnson

Night in the Woods wins grand prize at IGF Awards

And here were the other nominees for all the awards

Baba Is You is a puzzler that lets you write the rules

How Butterfly Soup creates believable characters

SpyParty is coming to Steam early access after one billion years

Alec really likes Far Cry 5’s Montana

Our Far Cry 5 review

A man in Far Cry 5 who didn’t want to be shot

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