Chris O’Regan chats to Nathan Fouts of Mommy’s Best Games about the design and development of their shmup, Shoot 1UP DX.
Shoot 1UP DX updates the 2010 Xbox Live Indie multi-way scrolling shoot ’em up for modern platforms, but of course retains the central gimmick that collected 1UPs give the player actual on-screen extra ships.
2. Down to Burma’s Bend
3. StarDan’s Home of Gauge
The Sausage Factory 329 was edited by Chris O’Regan
The Sausage Factory is an interview-based podcast that lifts the lid on the makers of videogames. It examines the way in which games are made by asking the very people who create them, though the questions asked aren’t just about game design, they also cover how developers made their start and what inspires them as creators.
Split into two halves, the first segment delves into what makes the developers tick by asking about how they started, what and who inspires them and what games they are currently playing, whereas the second part of the show covers the game that they are currently working on and the thought processes behind its development. So, if you really want to hear about a game’s gestation in full and frank detail then you have found the right podcast.