Episode 109 Greg Louden (STONE) & Obsidian and inXile - from indie to Acquired

STONE: Is this the first Ozploitation game? Greg Louden of Convict Games thinks so.
Nov 16, 2018

Greg Louden is the Chief Convict at Convict Games and our guest this episode. This remote studio have put together STONE a love letter to noir, stoner flicks with a strong Australian aesthetic and a surreal anthropomorphic animal universe. Greg shared with us what it was like to work on this game, and how he collaborated with musicians from across the world as well as roping in as many friends and family as possible. STONE is available now on Steam.

This week Microsoft announced at their X018 event that they had acquired inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment makers of Wasteland 2 and Pillars of Eternity II respectively, as it bolsters its ever growing stable of first party studios and console exclusives, with some fearing a return to the studio absorption and destruction of the early 2000s. Will this mean less of the cross platform play we're coming to expect from major titles, as exclusivity and acquisitions take hold?

 

Pixel Sift is produced by Scott Quigg, Sarah Ireland, Fiona Bartholomaeus & Mitch Loh. Gianni Di Giovanni is our Executive Producer. Thanks to Salty Dog Sounds for some of our promo music this week.

 

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