Episode 126: Ellie Balson (Crime Scene Finvestigation) & indie devs petition G2A

Ellie Balson designs games from an artist's perspective, making quirky and charming adventure games.
Jul 12, 2019

Ellie Balson joins us in the studio this week to talk about her latest project Brine Scene Finvestigation, a point and click adventure game where the player investigates the disappearance of the dolphins at the local aquarium. Ellie creates quirky artistic games, with plenty of nostalgia and style. Ellie creates games from an artist's perspective, using the Adventure Game Studio to craft her work instead of another engine. Ellie's work can be found on her itch.io page.

G2A the grey market digital games key reselling service has admitted that indie game sales make up only a small percentage of their business model. This has angered the indie dev community because sites like G2A have been known for facilitating the sale of fraudulent keys obtained via methods such as credit card fraud. So this has inspired some indies to petition the company to stop selling indie games entirely.

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.

SPONSOR:Thank you to Murdoch University School of Arts for their support over every single episode of Pixel Sift. We couldn't have done it without you. If you want to bolster your skills in media, journalism or game development, check out the Murdoch University School of Arts website for more information!