Welcome to episode one of The Dpad Press Show! A thought-provoking video game talk show released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On it, three friends bring a topic to the table and discuss it until the mana runs dry. We all have different, personal experiences within the gaming industry that have translated into an intimate, funny, and often times divisive relationship with each other. Watch out for Gamebraham, he’ll be creating the divide.
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I began working in the games industry whilst I was at university. My teacher developed a relationship with a local iOS developer and managed to convince them to allow a student to do the sound design and music for the game which they were working on. We were all given the chance to audition for it and we had to write a demo along with a cover letter of why we felt suitable for the role. Luckily for me, I was chosen and got my first credit on a published release in my second year of uni. Continue reading “Interview: David Housden (Thomas Was Alone)”
Many people are becoming enthralled in whatever games they are playing. It would seem that there is a game out there for every type of person in today’s time, and if that statement isn’t true, than it soon will be. The industry is booming because games are applicable to so many different mind-sets and can influence people in unique and innovative ways. The Nintendo Wii is proof of the expansion of audience relating to games. My grandmother has even considered buying a console so that she can enjoy the game time with grandkids as they come over.
As quoted from the Kickstarter page, The Meridian Shard RPG is “a satirical adventure RPG with unforgettable characters steeped in a supernatural tale of courage, sacrifice, secrets, and shenanigans.”
The Meridian Shard is obviously inspired by some classic games that you’ve stumbled across in your life. Are there any in particular that helped drive the creation of this RPG?
Absolutely. I think it’s impossible to create anything ‘new,’ as we will always be influenced by some past experience(s). For me it all began with the early Ultima series on C64 and then the lighter, but charmingly addictive grinder, Dragon Quest (Dragon Warrior in the West) on NES. Continue reading “Interview: Justin Cuff (The Meridian Shard RPG)”
Before reading the interview below, know that I am deeply inspired by people like Nate. Pouring their heart and soul into a medium and sharing it with others is something to admire, and we should all strive to be a little more like Nate each and every day of our lives. Enjoy!