January 15, 2010 10:00 PM | Tim W.
Let's take a look at the latest interviews with indie game developers on the web. Highlights include: a podcast chat with Jeff Vogel of Spiderweb Software, an interview with the creator of Enviro-Bear 2000, and Dock replying to questions about his collaboration with Notch on Minecraft.
Gamasutra: Road To The IGF - Justin Smith's Enviro-Bear 2000
"Gamasutra is kicking of this year's Road to the IGF interview series by talking with Justin Smith, creator of the absurd and hilarious Enviro-Bear 2000, which is up for the Independent Games Festival 2010's alternative-focused Nuovo Award."
Gamasutra: Road To The IGF - Ratloop Asia's Rocketbirds: Revolution!
"Sian Yue Tan explains the origins of Rocketbirds: Revolution! and why his team chose the Flash format, as Teck Lee Tan offers comments on the state of the indie scene today."
A Hardy Developer's Journal: Interview with Erin Robinson
"Everyone knows robots are the coolest thing. In our latest interview we talk about them with Erin Robinson - the inventor of various types of Puzzle Bots and Nanobots."
Destructoid: Max & the Magic Marker's Mikkel Thorsted
"Mikkel Thorsted (game director and lead programmer of Max & the Magic Marker) spoke about the design process, how the team views the integral mechanics of the game, and revealed other little bits of insight about the game."
CraftHub: Interview with Dock, Minecraft Artist
"CraftHub.net interviews Dock about his artistic life, Minecraft, and what's ahead for 2010."
AGameAWeek.com: Jayenkai Interview
"Our hero this month is James Gamble (or Jayenkai to his many followers) who runs AGameAWeek.com - it won't come as a shock to anyone considering that URL, but his aim is to produce a game every week, but what does come as a surprise however is that he can still find time to eat, sleep and talk to people who are bugging him for an interview."
Joystiq: Two Brothers' on Climb to the Top of the Castle
"Tim, 23, and Orion Araya, 20, are the two brothers behind TwO Bros. Games, recent winners of the 2BeeGames Indie Game Competition for their submission Climb to the Top of the Castle. Like Auditorium and Storm before it, the siblings' game has earned a digital distribution publishing deal through Zoo Games."
Active Time Babble: Interview with Jeff Vogel (audio)
"Jeremy Parish talks to Spiderweb Software's Jeff Vogel about the finale of the long-running Avernum series."
Eurogamer: Narbacular Drop Interview
"Kim Swift sprang to fame as the project lead on Valve's wonderful first-person puzzler, Portal. We look back over the path that took her here, beginning with the game that inspired Portal, Narbacular Drop."