#2: The Molasses Flood’s Gwen Frey & Forrest Dowling Talk Life After BioShock

Joining BosBattle for episode No. 2 are Gwen Frey and Forrest Dowling, former Irrational Games employees who started The Molasses Flood, a Boston-based indie game studio behind the wilderness survival game The Flame in the Flood.

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Here are a few of the things we talked about:

  • How working on BioShock influenced the development of The Flame in the Flood
  • The reception of their first game and whether it met their expectations
  • What it took to start an indie game studio and keep it running, even when things got a little bleak
  • How they got singer/songwriter Chuck Ragan to write The Flame in the Flood’s soundtrack
  • Lessons The Molasses Flood is taking from The Flame in the Flood for their second, unannounced game

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Music by Jesse Gertz. Mastering by Kegan Zema.

Recorded at PRX’s Podcast Garage in Allston, Mass.

By Dylan Martin

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