First up is an interview with Ken Levine of Irrational Games on BioShock Infinite. Xav and Levine talk storytelling, game mechanics, Irrational's plans for BioShock on PlayStation Vita, and the relief of finally getting a release date.
In part two, Ludwig talks with Tim Schafer of Double Fine about the roller coaster ride of its goal-smashing Kickstarter campaign, and the unexpected work that comes with such a large number of backers. Schafer also plays off his alleged recent proclivity for gigantic gold watches and custom-tailored suits.
Also, don't forget, The Joystiq Show will be live at PAX East on April 7 at 3pm in the Manticore Theatre.
Part 1 (1:36) - Ken Levine interview
Part 2 (28:37) - Tim Schafer interview
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Host: Xav de Matos (@Xav)
Guests: Ken Levine (@IGLevine) - Creative Director and Co-Founder, Irrational Games, and Tim Schafer (@TimOfLegend) - President / CEO, Double Fine Productions
Producer: Jonathan Downin (@jonathandownin - Game Thing Daily)
Music: Trash80 - Broke for Free
Stream the show after the break.