Kaitlin Tremblay

#294 Worldbuilding with Kaitlin Tremblay

Genre Deep Dive


Dirk and David join Kaitlin Tremblay, fiction and collaborative game design author and co-founder of Soft Rains Games. In this inaugural episode in the new series of Worldbuilding, the table discusses what role worldbuilding plays in creating a game world, and how a project changes when forced into a group environment. Topics include AAA vs Indie worldbuilding, finding curiosity, how the real world influences fictional worlds, and learning to let go.

Episode Outline

1:10 Show Start

1:21 What actually is world-building?

6:22 How does worldbuilding for AAA differ from Indie? Pros and Cons

9:58 Deciding what’s important to worldbuild and what’s a nice bonus

13:48 Managing a group worldbuilding together

22:50 Adjusting to a new environment and collaboration

23:36 Inspirational Games

25:55 Worldbuilding and Politics

29:05 Constructing the Context of a world vs. the Experience of a world

31:29 Being Curious

35:16 Kaitlin’s work and personal experience

39:51 Advice for Listeners

40:50 Outro

41:55 EoS

In this Episode

Kaitlin Tremblay - @kait_zilla, https://thatmonstergames.com/
David V. Heron - @davidvheron
Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer

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