The podcast that took a critical look at the craft of making games. Developers Allen Pike and Nigel Brooke dug in to a new topic each episode with an interesting guest.

Up Up Down Down finished in 2016, but you can check out Allen's other shows Fun Fact and It Shipped That Way.

43. What the Heck?

Tiff Arment joins us to discuss the ups and downs of survival games. We dig in to stark and frozen landscape of The Long Dark, the dark whimsy of Don’t Starve, and Minecraft’s role in kickstarting the whole genre. Afterwards, we discuss Prison Architect, the hardest difficulty in The Last of Us, Goat Simulator, and podcast microphones.

Download (1:08:38) • Nov 15, 2015