Retro ‘Rents

The Retro Rents — EP056 — Julia Minamata

March 29, 2020

Hosts: Al, Nick

With Special Guest: Julia Minamata!

Hey all! On this awesome episode we had the privilege of sitting down and chatting with Julia Minamata, Artist, Designer and Programmer for her original adventure game: The Crimson Diamond ( The Crimson Diamond is an EGA Text Parser Adventure in the style of Sierra Classics like The Colonel's Bequest. Julia brings wonderful characters, amazing pixel art and a damn good tale to bear in The Crimson Diamond, and we encourage EVERYONE to go try the free demo on Steam!

Julia gives us an awesome look into her creative process, the history and locale behind The Crimson Diamond, The Adventure Game creating community, and what it's like developing a game on her own. This interview was SO much fun, and we can't wait to talk to Julia again as The Crimson Diamond development reaches completion.

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BONUS: This coming Tuesday (3/31/2020) Julia will be live streaming (via her above Youtube channel) a peak at the creative process while she and composer Dan Policar compose a piece of music for The Crimson Diamond! We hope to see you all there!

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