Chris Bourassa Tyler Sigman

#303 Darkest Dungeon 2 with Chris Bourassa and Tyler Sigman

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This week, David is joined by Chris Bourassa, creative director and cofounder of Red Hook Studios, as well as Tyler Sigman, designer and fellow co-founder. Together, they discuss Red Hook’s latest venture, Darkest Dungeon 2, the road trip sequel to Darkest Dungeon. Topics include the risks involved in making a sequel, the use and pitfalls of early access, the danger in releasing a roadmap, and where Red Hook is going from here.

Episode Outline

0:00 Beginning of Show

1:07 End of Intro

1:25 Intro to Redhook and Darkest Dungeon

5:03 Risking a Sequel

9:20 Navigating Indie Development

17:46 First Release

21:55 Early Access Iteration

27:01 Maintaining Early Access Projects

36:04 Danger of Roadmaps

39:16 Building Feature Rich Systems

58:48 Prioritizing Features

1:05:53 Future of Redhook

1:06:56 Outro

1:07:58 End of Show

In this Episode

Chris Bourassa - @bourassaart,
Tyler Sigman - @tylersigman
David V. Heron - @davidvheron

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