PixelSmiths: Stories of the Creative Minds Behind Indie Video Games

Larry Kilgore III and Clinton "Paperthin" Bader

Video games are an art form. And on PixelSmiths, we talk to the independent artists whose creative minds power some of the most innovative titles on the market today. Developers, designers, visionaries and storytellers. It's their blood, sweat and tears that go into crafting unique experiences for players around the globe. Finally, they have a platform to celebrate their creativity, their drive and their vision. Hosted by eSports commentator Clinton "Paperthin" Bader and podcast producer Larry Kilgore III, PixelSmiths will explore the tales that unfolded from concept to release with game creators worldwide. We'll explore the obstacles they had to overcome during production, how the games changed their careers, and what new projects they're working on now. Subscribe today on your favorite podcast platform. read less
8. Chinatown Detective Agency w/ Mark Fillon, Ricardo Juchem, and Rik Godwin of General Interactive Co.
8. Chinatown Detective Agency w/ Mark Fillon, Ricardo Juchem, and Rik Godwin of General Interactive Co.
On this episode, Larry & Clinton talk with Mark, Ricardo, and Rik from General Interactive, creators of Chinatown Detective Agency. Chinatown Detective Agency is a cyber noir point-and-click adventure game that blends pixel art style with innovative mechanics. It is also a tribute to some of Mark's favorite games growing up; The Carmen Sandiego games made by Broderbund Software. In this episode, the guys talk about the state of General Interactive from their early days to now, how the internet and social media allowed their team to grow and adapt around the globe, the importance of listening to both good and bad feedback about your game, and what's next for them. Other game/media influences that are discussed include: the Age of Empire series, Blade Runner, Total Recall, The DaVinci Code, In the Name of the Rose, Ghost in the Shell, Altered Carbon, Deus Ex, Liam Wong, Raymond Chandler, James Elroy. ----------------------------- Find Chinatown Detective Agency on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1172190/Chinatown_Detective_Agency/ Visit the General Interactive website: http://www.generalinteractive.co/ Follow General Interactive on Twitter: https://twitter.com/genintco Follow Mark Fillon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrkfillon Follow Ricardo Juchem on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RicardoJuchem Follow Rik Godwin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tafdolphin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices