Tone Control

So probably not news to anyone who follows such things, but Tone Control sprang up during Gamefilter's hiatus. It is a podcast by Steve Gaynor (of Gone Home, Bioshock 2/Minerva's Den) wherein he interviews various game developers.

You may note that there are no women developers interviewed. He’s doing something about that for Season 2:

As you guys have been noting, what I discovered as I went along was that due to logistical issues, plus my own very narrow set of criteria for the podcast guests, I ended up doing 14 episodes with no female guests, which is my own fault and not something I’m proud of. For Season 2 (ETA: unknown– possibly will appear as scattered episodes over the next couple of years, or maybe start up again on a regular schedule after I ship our next game) my goal is to make part of the mission of the cast to have an equal or better gender balance by expanding the definition of a Tone Control guest and making a balanced lineup a personal priority of mine.

  1. Oh it should also be noted: spoilers for Gone Home in most every episode in addition to spoilers for games by the developers being interviewed.

  2. I still haven’t found any gaming podcasts I enjoy, so I’m keen to give this a listen. Thanks! (Although I not a fan of Gone Home qua game (and realize I am an outlier on that), so: we’ll see, I guess.)

  3. This is probably the most insightful podcast in an industry-inside-baseball-kind-of-way, but I think how enjoyable it is depends on how familiar/interested you are in the games the interviewee had a part in making. You’ve maybe tried and bounced of these already, but:
    1) I also like the Idle Thumbs. They occasionally get silly and spend large segments not talking about games at all, but they’re all developers which lends a different sensibility than most gaming podcasts I think.
    2) In the rarely updated/seemingly-forever-in-hiatus category, A Life Well Wasted and the Brainygamer podcast are worth checking out if you haven’t already.

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Spacechimp thinks you might also like...

Skip to toolbar

What Is Gamefilter?

Gamefilter is a community weblog based in spirit and intent on the great work of Matt Haughey and his staff at Metafilter. It's all about sharing links to interesting stuff on the web, but with a narrower focus on gaming-related links -- good stuff that other people might not have already seen -- and talking about them.

Anyone can join for the low low price of zero dollars, and once you're a member, you have the senses-shattering power to post new stuff right from the front end of the site, and talk about that stuff in the comment threads. You don't need an account to read GFi, but as well as giving you The Power To Post, membership also lets you

  • Thank and Favorite all the goodness
  • Build a profile page with all your stuff in one convenient place
  • Send private messages and friend/follow your favorite GFites and their unstoppable Gfiltering style
  • Feel the warm glow of satisfaction in helping grow the community
  • Do all sorts of other neat things, both now and coming in the future!

Gamefilter is part of the growing MefightClub Network of sites, including our forum home, MefightClub itself, FullGlassEmptyClip, our group blog, and Ludic Research Labs, who are a bunch of bastards.

Your genial host is stavrosthewonderchicken, the miraculous poultry who built and administers the MFC Network sites, and a bunch of other web stuff as well. He has a minor addiction to building websites. He loves you all.