Racketboy Podcast #29 – Final Form Games


Final Form Games

Final Form games are the creators of the acclaimed 2011 PC shoot-em-up Jamestown, a rousing success on the Steam platform and one of the best indie games of the year.  For this episode of the podcast, I sat down in person with the three man team that runs the studio – Hal Larsson, Tim Ambrogi, and Mike Ambrogi  – to ask them about the ins and outs of game development, the complexities of designing a shmup engine, their experience working with Valve, and their upcoming plans for the studio.  Listen in to find out the connection between America’s Army and Jamestown, the studio’s thoughts on  the current gaming landscape, and where they got the idea for creating a shmup on colonial Mars.

A special thanks to JT from the forums for suggesting a few of the questions!

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Show Outline:

  • (Mistral Clear – Lords of Thunder)
  • Dave’s Intro
  • Conversation with Hal Larsson, Tim Ambrogi, and Mike Ambrogi of Final Form Games
  • Dave’s Outro
  • (Into the Dark Sector – Jamestown)

Do you have something to add? Do you have questions about this episode? Do you want to heap scorn or praise? Please let us know below or in the forums or email us at podcast at racketboy dot com.



David says:

Twinkle Star Sprites FTW!!! That game is SO EFFING FUN!

J T says:

Thanks for including my questions in this podcast! It was really enjoyable for me to listen to this and hear the Final Form guys respond to my questions. I’m happy to get some more insight into their design process, I just wish I could have been there to see them blush at my praise.

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