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

Up Up Down Down is currently on hiatus, though we have at least two more episodes coming. Eventually.


47. You Suck at Micro

Strategy Games with Soren Johnson
Jun 18, 2016 • 1:04:27

46. Goofy as Heck

Gaming on Apple TV with Serenity Caldwell
Mar 06, 2016 • 1:21:16

45. How the Hell to Make Firewatch

Making Narrative Games with Nels Anderson
Feb 19, 2016 • 1:17:27

44. You're Buying a Child

Art Direction with Chris Bourassa
Jan 23, 2016 • 1:10:36

43. What the Heck?

Survival Games with Tiff Arment
Nov 15, 2015 • 1:08:38

42. Flood Their Cities With Poop Water

Simulation Games with Karoliina Korppoo
Oct 29, 2015 • 1:00:53

41. Let Me Pick Three Colors

Art of 3D Games with Jane Ng
Oct 12, 2015 • 1:01:47

40. The Les Miserables Barricade

3D Level Design with Bobby Ross
Sep 28, 2015 • 1:34:39

39. Strumming the Strum Button

Rhythm Games with Steve Lubitz
Mar 27, 2015 • 1:24:24

38. The Bullet Spongiest Bullet Sponge

Destiny with Michael “Rands” Lopp
Mar 06, 2015 • 1:19:52

37. Early Access Without Any Access

PC Gaming with John Walker
Feb 06, 2015 • 1:24:34

36. Scintillating Amazon Javelins of the Whale

Procedural Content with Noel Berry
Jan 22, 2015 • 1:02:53

35. We're Made of Bells and Whistles

Indie Game Marketing with Maya Kramer
Jan 06, 2015 • 1:08:05

34. Watching someone else play Minecraft

Minecraft with John Moltz
Dec 12, 2014 • 1:22:47

33. Being a Good Citizen on the Platform

Developing for Apple Platforms with Matt Comi
Nov 28, 2014 • 1:07:24

32. Perfect Combination of Quality and Quantity

Digital Distribution with Federico Viticci
Nov 24, 2014 • 1:21:48

31. I Want to Kinda Annoy People

Rewards with Justin Smith
Nov 15, 2014 • 53:52

30. Talking About Caragors

Enemy AI with Georgia Dow
Oct 30, 2014 • 1:06:55

29. Shakespeares Were Five Acts

Episodic Games with Ryan Payton
Oct 23, 2014 • 1:22:28

28. 400,000 Boar-killing Bots

Scaling Games with Kristen Bornemann
Oct 18, 2014 • 1:18:24

27. A Tiny Game That You Can Play Forever

Puzzle Games with Asher Vollmer
Oct 03, 2014 • 1:14:26

26. Final_Final_REAL_FINAL_v5.wav

Audio Design with Matt Marteinsson
Sep 23, 2014 • 1:11:47

25. So Unreal is Just Amazing

Game Engines with Jeff Lamarche
Sep 05, 2014 • 1:32:21

24. Walking with a Voiceover

Content and Systems with Daniel Cook
Aug 15, 2014 • 1:14:10

23. How Not to Doom Yourself

Failed Games with Curtis Lassam
Aug 08, 2014 • 1:06:39

22. Games Are Things Made By People

Indie Collaboration with Adam 'Atomic' Saltsman
Jul 18, 2014 • 1:09:41

21. A Complete Tub of Crap

3D APIs with Guy English
Jul 18, 2014 • 1:38:41

20. That's Not My Shepard

Narrative with Amanda Warner and Brianna Wu
Jul 12, 2014 • 1:30:50

19. They Shipped It Anyway

Porting Games with Philippe Casgrain
Jul 04, 2014 • 1:05:04

18. There Are No Rules

Games for Kids with Amanda Rösler
Jun 27, 2014 • 59:19

17. The Main Character is a Serial Killer!

Morality in Games with Peter Cohen
Jun 20, 2014 • 1:06:33

16. The Looney Tunes School of Stealth

Stealth with Justin Voss
Jun 13, 2014 • 1:12:06

15. Being a Bad Spider-Man

Open Worlds with Scott Stevenson
May 30, 2014 • 1:18:50

14. The Red LEDs Were Cheaper

Failed Consoles with Kyle Orland
May 23, 2014 • 1:17:37

13. A QWOP Sort of Humour

Humour in Games with Curtis Lassam
May 16, 2014 • 1:05:32

12. First Person Shooter Monkey Island

Retro Games with Neven Mrgan
May 09, 2014 • 1:04:51

11. Secret Alien Technology

Portable Games with Myke Hurley
May 02, 2014 • 1:11:04

10. Nobody Has Gold Stars

Online Jerks with GTZ Grace
Apr 25, 2014 • 1:08:57

9. Getting Bored of Clicking On Cows

Web Games with Angelina Fabbro
Apr 18, 2014 • 1:27:51

8. Architecture and Forgiveness

Games as Art with Ken Wong
Apr 11, 2014 • 1:26:52

7. Criticizing Water For Being Wet

Game Reviews with Scott Stevenson
Apr 04, 2014 • 1:28:45

6. My Whole Colony Filled Up With Cabbage

Simulations with David Baumgart
Mar 28, 2014 • 1:14:45

5. You Die Instantly

Game Difficulty with Tyson Kallberg
Mar 21, 2014 • 1:14:42

4. It Shipped And It Was Fast

Horrible Hacks with Guy English
Mar 14, 2014 • 1:33:56

3. Three Quarters of Half-Life One

Game Length with Patrick Gibson
Mar 07, 2014 • 1:10:52

2. A Perfect Storm of Crummy Business Decisions

Sequels with Parveen Kaler
Feb 28, 2014 • 1:09:37

1. Container of Monetary Units

In App Purchase with Matt Kump
Feb 21, 2014 • 1:11:44