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The Neat Snake Podcast

We make games so you don't have to.
The harrowing tales of a DigiPen student game team as they experience joy, tragedy, and mostly just making video games a lot. (So tragedy.)

category: Games & Hobbies
tags: video games digipen neat snake game design students technology comedy

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28: Doctors Will Hate You - (1:24:42) 58.16 MB
Podcast newcomer Casey joins Jason and Keith for a thoughtful discussion on crowdfunding, as well as corgis in tsunamis.

27: Existential Penguin - (1:25:31) 58.72 MB
We're back to talk to you about the process of porting Flickers, video gamms and Werner Herzog. Also Jason sounds like he's talking into a kleenex box. Pretty good return to form I'd say.

26: Stop The Whales - (1:25:10) 58.48 MB
It's a full cast with Jason, Keith, Beth, along with newcomers Daniel Martell and Lauren Stutzriem! They talk about the process of learning PR and marketing, then the conversation quickly derails into madness. You are not ready for this podcast. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

25: Secret Maid - (1:07:03) 46.04 MB
Keith and Pearce talk about their GDC exploits, while Robert and Jason talk about the super cool and interesting things they did instead of that (read: basically nothing). Also: stealth interior decorating. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

24: Gordon Freeman's Head - (42:00) 28.85 MB
Keith and Jason do a lonelycast for you all as they talk about the future of Neat Snake, and ideas on how to keep people on a team. A short and sweet one for your ears. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

23: Live From Antarctica - (1:12:12) 49.58 MB
Bunch of Neat Snake folks do an impromptu podcast at Jason's birthday! Post-PAX talk and future Neat Snake talk and 3AM pizza talk! Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

22: The PAX 10 - (1:18:02) 53.59 MB
It's a very special comeback episode of the Neat Snake podcast! Jason, Keith, Beth and Adam return to talk about the PAX 10, finishing Coffee Break, the difficulties of PR, and Jason's insecure and socially awkward childhood. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

21: With A Vengeance - (54:43) 37.58 MB
Jason, Keith, AJ and Lucas! Talking about shaving and bug fixes and having an extremely outdated conversation about Twitch Plays Pokemon! Listen up! Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

20: Artist Special - (1:04:07) 44.04 MB
It's a very special episode coming at you: Beth, Adam, Jeremy and Katelyn record their own exclusive, artist-only podcast! No need to hear boring old programmers talk about boring old programming. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

19: Mmm Mmm Dookie! - (1:03:35) 43.66 MB
This podcast might be several weeks old, but we like to think of it as a fine wine: it's really annoying to get a fine wine several weeks late. But it's here, and you can listen to Jason, Keith, Adam and podcast newcomer Brendan talk about animations, fake advertisements, and other stuff! Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

18: In Memoriam - (51:42) 35.5 MB
Keith, Beth, AJ and Lucas decide to try and brave a podcast week without Jason, and the results are in! Clearly they don't need him anymore. Maybe he should just leave. NOBODY CARED ANYWAY. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

17: Neat Snake Asp-ionage - (1:02:13) 42.72 MB
It's the start of a new semester! Time once again to get cranking on Coffee Break and time once again for Keith, Jason and Beth to sit down and record you a podcast! It's all about new beginnings, corporate spying, and being really, really tired. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

16: Enbuglement - (1:04:31) 44.31 MB
Okay, so this episode is a few days late. Well, a few weeks late. Well, a month-and-a-half late. But it is here! And Jason, Keith and Beth are here to wrap up the end of last semester as we move into the next. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

14: Killer Superheroes - (54:41) 37.55 MB
Things pick up this week with Jason, Keith, Beth, and podcast newcomer Paul! We talk about scrambling to hit our milestone goals, the struggles of 3D animation, and the all-important subject of why superheroes don't just kill everyone. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

13: The Loneliest Podcast - (1:20:35) 55.34 MB
Alright, we know this one's late. By a couple days. Well, a few days. Well, a whole week. Technical problems and also forgetfulness plagued us this week but Jason and Keith are here to give you the latest update on all things Neat Snake! Also enjoy the very first, very rough draft of a song from Coffee Break that Jason hates and wants to make so much better but Keith insisted he put it in so there you go. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

12: Derpy Horse - (59:45) 41.03 MB
We know it's been a while, but we're back in full force as Jason, Keith, Beth, AJ and Adam gather round to discuss animation, milestones, and barbershop quartets. So a normal week. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

Engine Proof Sample - (0:24) 0.28 MB
A sample clip for our engine proof presentation! For those who aren't actually here watching the presentation, just...don't worry about it...

11: Coke Holsters - (1:08:53) 47.3 MB
It's Jason, Keith and Beth this week as we discuss design meetings, coordinating art concepts, and the ambiguity of being a "creative director". We also talk about some affectations said creative director might have had in high school. Don't judge him. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

10: Neat Space - (1:09:12) 55.44 MB
We're back! It's the Neat Snake back-to-school special with Jason, Keith, Beth and Pearce as we talk about settling in to the new semester and fully kicking off work on our new game! Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

9: PAX Special! - (48:32) 44.45 MB
It's a very special episode of the Neat Snake pocast as Jason, Keith, and Pearce record directly from the PAX show floor to give you their very, very tired update. We showed Flickers, we played games, we waited in line, it was a good time! And you get to hear all about it. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

8: Hawaiian New Years - (1:02:04) 49.73 MB
It's a low-key week for Neat Snake as we take a much needed break before the start of the new semester. But nothing stops the podcast train! We talk about some PR and sound design work before moving on to summer camps, vacation, and actual for-real video games we played. It happens sometimes. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

7: Legends of the Hidden Dumb Kids - (1:27:02) 49.8 MB
It's a retrospective episode this week as Jason, Keith, Adam and Beth celebrate the end of working on Flickers by talking about where the concept came from and how it evolved throughout the year. But not before talking about crazy birthday parties and game show savants. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

6: Secret Secrets - (1:22:47) 47.37 MB
It's a packed house this week as the usual crew of Keith, Adam, Beth, and Jason are joined by newcomers to the podcast, Katelyn and Pearce! We talk about our last, hectic week of working on Flickers, and also all our secretiest secrets. Join in on the mystery! What is Keith working on? What does the new concept art look like? Did Adam really go to Lake Chelan with Shigeru Miyamoto?? Find (none of) the answers on this week's show! Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

5: Grandpa's Dungeon - (1:17:16) 44.22 MB
Jason, Keith, Beth and Adam are here to take you through what is undoubtedly our most off-the-rails podcast yet. Topics include: Firefly, PAX, what makes bad code, and special graphics effects. Also, Grandpa's Dungeon. You'll need to listen for that one. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

4: Running Man - (1:12:03) 57.73 MB
Well, only 4 episodes in and Jason, Keith, and Beth have already cracked. Not to worry though, you can join in the fun of us losing our minds! Only on this week's Neat Snake podcast. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

3: Hot Pizza - (1:12:40) 58.21 MB
It's Jason, Keith, Adam and Beth joining you once again to talk about pretentious snacks, parade candy, and time travel. We also talk about creating the style guide for our next game, and the difficulties of coordinating level design with environment art. Tell your friends, rate/review us on iTunes, and send in your questions to podcast@neatsnake.com!

2: Explicitives - (1:15:04) 60.14 MB
Jason, Beth, and Keith are here once again to talk about Dark Souls, vinyl albums, and oh yeah making video games. There's that too. P.S. Sorry for the random chime tone that inexplicably found its way into the recording. When you hear it, turn the page.

1: Menial Tasks - (1:03:37) 50.97 MB
It's the inaugural episode of the Neat Snake podcast! We introduce ourselves, talk about our general roles on the team, and prevent forest fires. Questions/comments? Email us at podcast@neatsnake.com!