Tanya X. Short

#309 Industry and Loose Leaf with Tanya X. Short

Design Talk


Dirk and David are joined by Tanya X. Short, Captain of Kitfox Games. They discuss the balance between appealing to market sensibilities and following one’s own interests, and how to make them work together. They also discuss the difficulty in funding projects with non-normative themes, barriers toward funding indie games, and the unique problems and solutions created while making Loose Leaf.

Episode Outline

0:00 Beginning of Show

0:00 Beginning of Show

1:05 End of Intro

1:51 What’s Going on at Kitfox Games

5:47 Choosing What to Make

11:54 Aligning Personal Interests with the Market

19:22 Getting Designers on Board

29:39 “Feminine” Elements in Games

33:40 Funding Unique Projects

41:48 Is Steam too Big?

43:04 About Loose Leaf

51:21 Advice for Listeners

53:59 Outro

55:06 End of Show

In this Episode

Tanya X. Short - @tanyaxshort
David V. Heron - @davidvheron
Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer

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