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A failed startup. An internet reality show. A major art project coming to an end. These were among the circumstances that led professional cartoonist Abby Howard and entrepreneur Tony Arias to embark on making a video game for their first time. This is the story of Black Tabby Games and the creation of Scarlet Hollow.

How Indie Games Get Made is a narrative nonfiction podcast that demystifies how independent developers make video games with limited resources. Many thanks to listeners of BosBattle, the previous podcast that occupied this feed, for sticking around.

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A full transcript of the episode will soon be available at

Narration by Dylan Martin and Stephanie MacDonald. 

Written and edited by Dylan Martin.

Music by Brandon Boone and sound effects by Phil Michalski from Scarlet Hollow were used by permission from Abby Howard and Tony Arias.

Copyright-free Twitch music is courtesy of StreamBeats by Harris Heller. Strip Search theme song is used with permission from Penny Arcade.

Record scratch noise used under a Creative Commons license from luffy: Convention sound noise used under a Creative Commons license from daytripper:

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