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Hey, it’s Sarah and Iv! Thrilled you stopped by our gaming hub, openindie! 🎮 We’re lifelong gamers on a mission: uncovering the secrets of game creation. Join us as we dive deep into indie developers’ journeys, sharing their triumphs and challenges.

Ever wondered how they overcome hurdles or if they receive support from their countries? We’re finding out! Stick around for exciting insights. Got questions? Feel free to fire away! Let’s level up together!

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#30 – Grizzly Games – Thronefall – Paul Schnepf – Germany openindie – An indie dev Podcast

In episode 30, we explore the development journey of Thronefall, a captivating kingdom builder/tower defense game seamlessly blending key elements from classics like Kingdom, tower defense titles, and real-time strategy games.Thronefall has taken Steam by storm since its early access launch in August 2023, garnering over 8,000 overwhelmingly positive reviews for its innovative hybrid genre approach.We sit down with Paul, indie dev and co-founder of Berlin-based Grizzly Games. We chart Thronefall's evolution from an overscoped fantasy card game to the tight, tactical experience winning acclaim today. Paul gives insights into Thronefall's design, his accidental origins in indie gaming, and the ups and downs of game dev life in Germany.Your host Iv engages Paul in a fascinating discussion unraveling the story behind this breakout indie hit. Learn about the creative process shaping the game, balancing life as a compact two-person studio, and Paul's hopes for the future of the German indie scene.As always, have fun listening 🙂If you want to find more info's about this game and our previous guests, visit us at ⁠www.openindie.eu⁠ and tell your friends (and also your enemies) about us to help our little indie podcast grow.
  1. #30 – Grizzly Games – Thronefall – Paul Schnepf – Germany
  2. #29 – Pixlpunk – Tiny Rogues – RubyDev – Austria
  3. #28 – CATASTROPHIC_OVERLOAD – Bish Bash Bots – James Letherby – UK
  4. 27 – Favorites of 2022 and 2023 Wishlist – with Ben Sarah and iV
  5. #26.2 – #DHHAN22 – Red Potion Studios – Ada Quest
  6. #26.1 – #DHHAN22 – Zoroarts – Makis Adventure
  7. #25 – Evil Licorice – Retro Gadgets – Luca Marchetti, Marco Bancale, Marco Di Timoteo – ITALY & ICELAND
  8. #24 – Bippinbits – Dome Keeper – Rene – Germany
  9. #23.20 – GAMESCOM 2022 – Awaceb – France
  10. #23.21 – GAMESCOM 2022 – D-Pad Studio – Norway

Games we played and talked about

Explore our podcast episodes featuring handpicked indie games, endorsed wholeheartedly by the openindie team. Click on the game covers to delve into the developers’ stories, and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us. Your voice matters in our indie gaming community!

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