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Humans Who Make Games with Adam Conover

IGN | Starburns Audio

An intimate conversation with the creators of some of the world's most remarkable games, hosted by comedian and life-long gamer Adam Conover. This season I will talk with the developers of Spelunky, Binding Of Isaac, and many more about what it’s lik...Show More
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00:51 | Mar 27th

Hey everyone! Humans Who Make Games has finished Season 1, and will be beginning production on Season 2 soon! Thanks so much for listening, and stay subscribed so you don't miss us when we come back! See you soon!Learn more about your ad choices. Vis...Show More

1:04:52 | Mar 6th

In a bonus interview recorded before Humans Who Make Games even existed, Adam talks to legendary game designer Rand Miller, the co-creator of MYST, Riven, and Obduction, about how he made some of Adam's all-time favorite games, his studio, what it wa...Show More
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1:47:48 | Feb 27th

This week Adam talks to developers/advocates Emma and Steve (not their real names) from Game Workers Unite, an organization dedicated to advocating for workers' rights in the games industry. We discuss their experiences working under intense pressure...Show More

1:49:25 | Feb 20th

This week we shift gears -- instead of talking to a game designer, Adam interviews composer/musician Rich Vreeland AKA Disasterpiece (FEZ, Hyper Light Drifter, It Follows).Β  They discuss: the chiptune scene where Rich first started, his experience co...Show More

1:43:45 | Feb 13th

This week Adam talks to Justin Ma, Co-Founder of Subset games and creator of FTL and Into the Breach! They discuss: Justin's journey as a gamer and developer, how crucial good design and direction are to a game, the compromises and challenges that co...Show More

2:18:23 | Feb 6th

This week Adam talks to Jason Rohrer, creator of Passage, The Castle Doctrine, One Hour One Life, and more! Adam and Jason talk about getting his game featured in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the distinction (or lack thereof) between art and...Show More

1:35:24 | Jan 30th

This episode tracks Christine Love's unique path into the games industry, the process of creating a visual novel -- (from the writing, to the programming, to figuring out what choices to give the player), the design considerations that go into creati...Show More

2:13:39 | Jan 23rd

This week, Adam talks to Derek Yu, the creator of Spelunky, Aquaria, Eternal Daughter, and others! Learn about Derek's journey, inspirations, philosophy, and more in this wide-ranging, in-depth interview!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaph...Show More

1:44:37 | Jan 16th

For our first episode, Adam talks to Edmund McMillen, the creator of Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac, and more! We track Edmund's journey through his beginnings as a struggling comic book artist, how he found an audience for his work online, and...Show More

12:10 | Aug 20th, 2018

Clips, highlights, and previews of what's to come in the first season of Humans Who Make Games!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit