The Indie Diarist is a show on the most lovable, creative and inspiring indie devs from the world of video games. In each episode I, your loyal Indie Diarist, will take you through the stories of the creative minds behind the indie games we love, to celebrate the unsung heroes of the industry in some fun, one-on-one interviews.
The Indie Diarist is my personal tribute to the indie game development scene. For the longest time I’ve wanted to connect with game developers to better understand their vision, learn about their work and chat with them about what makes making games so special; I know, after all, that game developers are gamers themselves first and foremost. And they almost always have a dream to drive them forward.
Independent developers hold a very special place in my heart. A lot deserve way more recognition than they’re currently getting — a space where their stories can be heard.
There is no space for hatred, negativity or plain bad human beings on The Indie Diarist; there’s a reason why the very first two episodes are with an incredibly inspiring female game designer, Nina Freeman, and with stay-at-home dad and VR developer Thomas Kildren, respectively. I want The Indie Diarist to be a safe space and platform for everyone involved, and I will always treat it with the utmost transparency.
I will always be looking for devs from underrepresented communities, who are discriminated against or simply have trouble cutting through the noise because of their identity. I will always be promoting diversity, positivity and generally being “a decent human being” on the show.
This is the whole purpose behind The Indie Diarist.
Host Anthony L. Wolf spent a lot of time trying to come up with a good name for the show, and in the end, this one stuck the most. The Indie Diarist is him, the host, whose only purpose is to sit there in the background while his amazing guests tell their stories.
His Indie Diaries are each episode of the podcast: lovely chronicles and stories from the developers, amplified for everyone to learn about, to get to know the people behind the pixels.
The focus of the show is on the people and their stories, rather than the host himself. He is merely the person offering the platform to bring these stories to life.
The host of The Indie Diarist podcast is content manager, writer & narrative designer Anthony L. Wolf – the owner of this very website! Learn more about him here.
In this show, you’ll hear from game writers, designers, artists and more, from all parts of the world, to learn about their personal journeys and get inspired by their unique stories.
If you know (or are) an indie developer with a great story to tell and an amazing project in development, you’ll probably be a perfect fit for the show.
I’m always on the hunt for new guests. If you’d like to appear in The Indie Diarist, please get in touch!
The Indie Diarist is available on every major podcasting platform: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music to name a few. Just look up “The Indie Diarist podcast” on your chosen platform and you’ll be good to go!
Thank you for your love and support. Currently, there is no way to support the show with monetary donations. But as the podcast grows, more options will become available.
For the time being, these are the best ways to support The Indie Diarist, if you believe in the cause:
- Leave a review. Reviews are gold in Podcast Realm. If you really want to support the show, the best way is to leave a review or rating on your preferred podcasting platform!
- Follow the show on socials. A follow on Twitter already means so much! That’s also the place where Anthony hosts giveaways, so definitely one worth following 🙂
- Tell your friends (especially if they’re indie devs)! The show can’t grow without some loyal listeners like you. Please tell your friends, share links, and let them know it exists! And if you know some exceptional indie game devs in your life, please send them Anthony’s way.
Get a taste of the show 👇
Indie Diary #1 - Nina Freeman
For this very first episode of the show, we meet Nina Freeman, creator of Cibele, Last Call and how do you Do It?, to learn more about her as a game developer and what drives her forward.
From simply chatting about a bunch of great games together to the issue of visibility as an indie game creator, this first episode is already packed with tons of important topics - including whether or not we need a new term to identify "truly" independent developers. Enjoy!
Indie Diary #2 - Thomas Kildren
In this episode we meet Thomas Kildren, a stay-at-home dad and VR developer who has a flair for turning his kids' works of art into games.
Creator of Booper, Get Home!, Thomas is a hugely creative and dedicated person with an artist's soul, and someone who really puts his heart and soul into every game he works on. We discussed his current project, ambitions and personal story, in a cozy episode that is sure to warm up your heart this winter. Enjoy!