Titans of Text

Titans of Text

A podcast interviewing game developers from around the text gaming community, including MUDs and interactive fiction. Join us every other week for a new episode. You can find us real time at The MUD Coders Guild (https://mudcoders.com/) and on the MUD Discord (https://discord.gg/zuz4D8s).

All Episodes

Caelyn Sandel joins the titans to talk about Caves of Qud, Lorefinder and her own body of work in fiction writing and game design. Special Guest: Caelyn Sandel.

Jul 2

30 min

Jon and Nick joins the Titans to talk about Legends of the Jedi MUD. Special Guests: Jon "Rojan" and Nick "Gathorn".

Jun 4

45 min

We continue with Doc on the failings of some AAA space games to deliver narrative Special Guest: Doc "Squiddy" Burford.

May 21

53 min

Doc Burford, game and narrative designer extraordinaire joins the Titans to discuss why Half Life 2 sucks and proves that horses are definitively a real thing. This is a two part series with Doc, look to episode 31 in 2 weeks for the rest. Special Guest: Doc "Squiddy" Burford.

May 7

67 min

Mike "Tamarindo" joins the Titans to talk about StickMUD. Special Guest: Mike "Tamarindo".

Apr 23

42 min

Join us to chat with Michael Seifert as we explore the realm of beastly fidos. Special Guest: Michael Seifert.

Apr 9

27 min

Join us to chat with Ryan Feeder as we explore his interactive fiction games. Find Ryan online at rcveeder.net (https://rcveeder.net/) Special Guest: Ryan Veeder.

Feb 27

41 min

Join Niklas and Matti as the Titans explore the world of BatMUD. We discuss the recent Steam release along with the history and future of the game. Special Guests: Matti and Niklas.

Feb 13

42 min

Join Dentin, creator and head admin as the Titans explore the world of Alter Aeon. We discuss Alter Aeon's origin and engage in discussion about its mechanics and a fountain of wood. Special Guest: Dentin.

Jan 30

35 min

Join the us as we have Jane of Stillborn on again to celebrate the launch of the MUD. We discuss new features, the current scenario and the future of Stillborn. Special Guest: Jane.

Jan 23

21 min

Join the Titans as we bring on Sean from Materia Magica to talk about its history and future. Find Materia Magica online at: www.materiamagica.com (https://www.materiamagica.com/) Special Guest: Sean.

Jan 2

38 min

Jason McIntosh and Jacqueline Ashwell join the Titans to talk about the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation, IFComp, Narrascope and everything else Interactive Fiction. Find more about the IFTF online at https://iftechfoundation.org/ Special Guests: Jacqueline Ashwell and Jason McIntosh.

Dec 2019

37 min

Join us to chat with Steve Meretzky, a true titan of text adventures. Find Steve online at: - boffo.us (http://boffo.us/) Special Guest: Steve Meretzky.

Dec 2019

26 min

We go in depth on IRE's gothic mud Aetolia and even get some tidbits about IRE's inner workings from lead producer Adam. Find Aetolia online at: - aetolia.com (https://www.aetolia.com/) - @AetolianDevs (https://twitter.com/AetolianDevs) Special Guest: Adam.

Nov 2019

23 min

Join Thibaud, owner and maintainer of Written Realms, and Addison one of the NaMuBuMo participants as we discuss NaMuBuMo and Written Realms. Special Guests: Addison and Thibaud.

Nov 2019

21 min

Having just celebrated its 25th anniversary, Carrion Fields' own god of loss Rahsael joins the Titans to discuss the things that make it unique. Find Carrion Fields online at: - carrionfields.net (http://www.carrionfields.net/) - Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/carrionfields) - Twitter (http://twitter.com/CarrionFields) - Discord (https://discord.gg/uy9rHGz) Special Guest: Rahsael.

Oct 2019

29 min

Join us for a truly titanic episode as Dr. Richard Bartle, one of the fathers of not just muds but all online multiplayer games, comes on the podcast to talk about cars, old cinema but mostly MUDs! Special Guest: Dr. Richard Bartle.

Oct 2019

40 min

Join the Titans as we bring on Karl from DartMUD to talk about its history and future. Find DartMUD online at: - DartMUD.com (https://www.dartmud.com/) Special Guest: Karl.

Sep 2019

25 min

We take a break from our normal episodes to talk about the upcoming event NaMuBuMo. Find more about NaMuBuMo on the website (https://namubumo.com/).

Sep 2019

5 min

Join the Titans as we bring on Devon and Eric from DuneMUD to talk about it's history and future. Find DuneMUD online at: - DuneMUD.net (http://dunemud.net/doku.php) - Twitter (https://twitter.com/DuneMUD) Special Guests: Devon and Eric.

Sep 2019

27 min

Join the Titans as we bring on Vadi of Mudlet, a popular MUD client, to talk about it's history and future. Find Vadi and Mudlet online at: - Mudlet (https://www.mudlet.org/) - Mudlet Discord (https://discord.gg/XSxkVFE) Special Guest: Vadi.

Aug 2019

30 min

Join the Titans as we bring on Huw the creator of Warsim a single player ascii art based kingdom and war management game currently available in Early Access on Steam. We go over Huw's history with designing games and trace Warsim's development from its initial inception through today. Special Guest: Huw Millward.

Aug 2019

21 min

We have with us today two guests, Ioan and Laura. The Producer and Assistant Producer/Lead Builder of Starmourn, a game produced and developed by Iron Realms Entertainment. Find Starmourn online at: https://www.starmourn.com/ https://ironrealms.com/ Special Guests: Ioan and Laura.

Aug 2019

22 min

Thibaud joins us to talk about his history with mudding as well as the creation and future of Written Realms. Special Guest: Thibaud.

Jul 2019

41 min

Alexis Kennedy joins us to talk about the books and authors that inspire him, his history of game design through founding Failbetter, making Fallen London and Sunless Sea there up to founding Weather Factory with the creation of Cultist Simulator and the upcoming Book of Hours. He drops a few tidbits about Book of Hours and drops names of other upcoming games that have strong narrative elements that he's looking forward to. Keep a look out on Kickstarter for the Book of Hours campaign launching on August 29th of this year! Weather Factory https://store.steampowered.com/app/1028310/BOOKOFHOURS/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/718670/Cultist_Simulator/ http://weatherfactory.biz/ Special Guest: Alexis Kennedy.

Jul 2019

44 min

We take a break from normal episodes to release this special episode to celebrate 1 year of Grapevine. Join us to talk a bit about the history of Grapevine & Titans of Text and why they were started. Plus hear more about what's coming up in the future for both.

Jun 2019

41 min

We have with us today the one and only Austin, the veritable Pattern of the text gaming world. Today we’re going to take a trip on the Wheel of Time and talk about how Austin got into mudding, more specifically WoTMUD and dive into the world of WoTMUD itself. Find Austin online: http://wotmud.info/ Special Guest: Austin.

Jun 2019

31 min

Erto, Jinu lukte ske scall uu ff Titans of Text podcast. We’re breaking tradition a bit today too as we have a second guest today. Both Ruthie and Lindsey come to us from Star Conquest. We're going to talk about a bit about Star Conquest but a lot more about accessibility, how Star Conquest achieves it and what we can all do better towards that goal. Find Lindsey & Ruthie online: Star Conquest (https://web.squidsoft.net/games/sc/) Support one of the charities mentioned: American Council for the Blind - www.acb.org American Foundation for the Blind - www.afb.org National Federation of the Blind - www.nfb.org Special Guests: Lindsey and Ruthie.

Jun 2019

26 min

Jane is the owner, coder and creative force behind the upcoming MOO Stillborn. We're going to take a trip into the world of Stillborn: what lead to its creation, the world lore of its various scenarios, the intricacies of running a round-based mud and the depth of experience to be had there. Find Jane online: blackmagick.army (https://blackmagick.army/) Stillborn has a new test round starting the day the episode releases. Special Guest: Jane.

May 2019

29 min

Griatch is the lead developer of one of, if not the most well known, modern mud platforms Evennia as well as an accomplished artist and illustrator. Find Griatch and Evennia online at: http://www.evennia.com/ http://github.com/evennia/evennia Special Guest: Griatch.

May 2019

29 min

Johnny comes to us from the epic cyberpunk roleplaying MOO Sindome. We're going to talk about the rise of Sindome, what makes it unique, what has contributed to its longevity and the ins and outs of fostering and maintaining an RPI style mud. Find Sindome online at: https://www.sindome.org/ https://play.sindome.org/ Special Guest: Johnny.

Apr 2019

39 min

We sat down with Jason "Acer" Alexander to talk about DarkWind. Find DarkWind online at: https://darkwind.org https://play.darkwind.org Special Guest: Jason "Acer" Alexander.

Apr 2019

41 min

We sat down with Justin Seabrook-Rocha to talk about his time on Age of Legacy and his new project Ataxia. Find these projects online at: Age of Legacy - http://legacy.digitalinertia.net/ Ataxia - https://github.com/xenith-studios/ataxia Special Guest: Justin "Xenith" Seabrook-Rocha.

Mar 2019

24 min

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