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Tone Control

By Idle Thumbs

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Steve Gaynor of The Fullbright Company sits down with noteworthy video game developers for an in-depth conversation about their career and creative process, and the tricky work of establishing and maintaining a cohesive tone in their games.

Customer Reviews

Very insightful new podcast

As a big fan of Idle Thumbs, the Fullbright blog, and Telltale Games's body of work, I found the first episode of Tone Control very entertaining. As a prospective game designer/programmer, I really enjoyed hearing about the somewhat mundane aspects of the team's behind the scenes scheduling and logistics. Steve Gaynor (the host) also asks the right questions in order to learn more about the personal perspectives of Jake Rodkin and Sean Vannaman; the specifics of their career histories; game development experiences; The Walking Dead The Game's story inspirations and nuances.

Steve also shares many valuable anecdotes from his own history in the industry as a AAA dev, game critic, and indie dev.

The show overall was great. I'm excited to see who he gets for the next show. I'd love to hear someone from 2K or Double Fine.

The most in depth video game podcast

Steve Gaynor is one of the best and brightest in video games. And he seems to love what he does. That love and passion seems to seep through every pore of Tone Control. The most entertaining and captivating podcast out there for gamers (and maybe in general as well!). Each episode inspires and has lots to learn about the industry. Honestly making me take notes while listening. Thank you so much for the cast, Steve! And keep it up!


Inside the actors studio of video games. I can't remember being as drawn in with other podcasts as Tone Control. To hear the thoughts and stories from developers who have helped shaped the industry is invaluble. Regardless of how many episodes will be recorded, this one will stand out beyond all others.

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