I conducted several interviews at PAX Australia 2018. I’ve collected them here and will add to this page as more become available.
It’s one of the most notably different companies in video games but what is it actually like to work with Devolver Digital? Even though it seems like Devolver Digital’s game catalog and unique press conferences make it seem as though it is on being a different publisher, some of its methods may still surprise you. We were lucky to chat to Dave Crooks, the game designer at Dodge Roll, the team behind the indie hit Enter the Gungeon at PAX Australia. He talked at length about just what it’s like to be an indie developer lucky enough to work with Devolver Digital, one of the more outlandish publishers in games.
The roguelike genre is incredibly popular but they can also be pretty hit and miss. Indie gems populate Steam and some rise clearly above the rest. Games like Spelunky, Dead Cells, and Enter the Gungeon are all household names but what makes these achieve such success as not only great games, but great roguelikes? We talked to game designer at Dodge Roll Games Dave Crooks again about the team’s previous game Enter the Gungeon, its mysterious next title, and the ingredients of a good roguelike.
Devolver Digitial is one of the true success stories in gaming. Coming from nowhere, their unique take on indie publishing and humorous marketing has given them a huge following of devoted fans and a reputation for releasing quirky, original and highly polished games. Hope Corrigan was lucky enough to sit down and have a chat with one of Devolver’s founding partners, Graeme Struthers and this is what he had to say.
At PAX Aus, Hope sat down with Megan Summers, one of the brains behind the quite excellent arcade platformer, Damsel to chat about life as an indie developer and what’s in store for the future.