GameSkinny Indie Interview with Guacamelee! Game Designer Jason Canam from Drinkbox Studios (Plus FREE Steam Codes!)

Drinkbox Studios' game designer Jason Canam joins us to discuss something of the amazing things this Indie company has created including Guacamelee!

The GameSkinny Roundtable Podcast had an extra special guest this week from Drinkbox Studios, the award winning developer that brought you Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack and Guacamelee!

We (GaryErnesto, Jay, BrianLui, and Stephanie) were joined by game and level designer, Jason Canam, who spent the night with us discussing not only Drinkbox and their awesome games, but what goes on behind the scenes in developing video games.

Jason is a veteran in the game industry, and an old school gamer at heart, obsessed with not only Metroidvania free roam 2D platformers, but perfecting their speed runs. For him, working on Guacamelee! was a dream come true.

He was able to transfer his passion into something he knew had great potential. During the interview, he delved into how he worked on the Guacamelee! DLC El Diablo's Domain, and how as a designer it was a fun challenge creating levels that not only furthered the story and tested the player's ability, but pushed the game mechanics to their limits. 

It was a great episode, and Jason was a pleasure to have on the show! If you want to heap some well deserved love onto Drinkbox Studios, send some praise over on their Twitter and Facebook pages!

Did someone mention Free stuff?

As a special bonus, Drinkbox graced us with 6 free Steam keys for the Guacamelee! Gold Edition to give away which also includesTales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack! This is a $14.99 game deal we are going to give away for some of our lucky viewers!

Now, I know some of you are eager to jump on two free games, but how do you win them? Simple, go to our Facebook or Twitter page and follow us, then share or retweet this episode article to be entered for chance to win! More shares give you a greater chance to win! We will give away 3 per week until the end of this month, so start sharing!

 (This week's summary written by Lui)

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Published Aug. 17th 2013
  • Reilly C.
    Columnist
    Wow, this is awesome guys! Good job!
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    Was pretty fun, have you played the game yet Reilly? It's better than the unicorn game!
  • Stephanie Tang
    Featured Columnist
    Nice editing on the break! :)
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    hmm?
  • Stephanie Tang
    Featured Columnist
    I'm not sure which part of that was hard to understand...
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    my brain isnt working so most all of it lol
  • Stephanie Tang
    Featured Columnist
    The break. The part where the live stream ended and the FRAPS picked up.
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    oh. Yeah just a bit of splicing together different video files, thanks for the complement though :)

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