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Level Design Podcast

By Mark Drew
The Level Design podcast is your view into the world of game development through the lens of Level Design!
Every two weeks we come at you with a great interview or discussion about games, the process of making games or game development adjacent topics.


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LD043 - Oli Curtis Level Designer on Postal and Operation Black Mesa
In this episode, we have a chat with Oli Curtis (@fragleveldesign) on level design, HAMMER and Source and Postal as well as Black Mesa You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm! Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew), Valentina Chrysostomou (@valentinaChrys), Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever and our theme tune is by James Elsey @JamesElseyMusic
59:51
July 20, 2021
LD042 - Max Pears from CD Projekt Red talks Cyberpunk 2077 and Let's Design: Exploration
In this episode we  invite Max Pears (@maxpears) back to finally talk about Cyberpunk 2077 and his new book! Let's Design: Exploration!  You can check out Max's book here:  Physical books - https://bit.ly/3tsgQtO Digital - https://bit.ly/39BakJD He also happens to be the host of the great Level Design Lobby Podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/03OTDRAPsAiocSLCTEiXBn You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm! Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. 
52:19
July 6, 2021
LD041 - Gabby Llanillo from Naughty Dog
In this episode we have the great pleasure to talk to Gabby Llanillo (@gabs820) from Naughty Dog about all things QA and Dev Support at Naughty Dog.  You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm! Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by Ash Rose (@Fake_Anime_Geek).
54:14
June 22, 2021
LD040 - Level Design with Tommy Norberg
In this episode we sit down with Level Design guru and teacher at the The Game Assembly: Tommy Norberg! Join us as we dive into their work Brothers: A Tale of Two sons and Just Cause 2 as well as Level Design techniques! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm! Works and Topics we covered in this episode!: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons  Just Cause 2 Syndicate  https://twitter.com/the_Norberg https://www.tommynorberg.com/ Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by Ash Rose (@Fake_Anime_Geek).
01:19:58
June 9, 2021
LD039 - Taking the agony out of multiplayer games with Mark Mandel and Agones
In this episode we sit down with Dev advocate at Google Cloud Mark Mandel to talk multiplayer engines and more! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm! Works and Topics we covered in this episode!: GDC - Online Game Tech Summit  Agones          https://agones.dev/site/ Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by Ash Rose (@Fake_Anime_Geek).
58:57
April 30, 2021
LD038 - Ellen Shelley from The Chinese Room
In this episode we sit down with Senior Lighting Artist at the Chinese Room Ellen Shelley to talk Man of Medan, Blood & Truth as well as more!  You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm! Works and Games we covered in this episode!: Man of Medan Blood & Truth  Shotdeck https://shotdeck.com/ Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by Ash Rose (@Fake_Anime_Geek).
01:05:01
April 26, 2021
LD037 - Deep dive - Steve Gaynor
In this episode we're back with Steve Gaynor once again this time to dive further into some of our all time favourite level design and more! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm! Works and Games we covered in this episode!: PREY Apex Legends Bioshock 2 Hitman 3 Death Stranding Gone Home Evil Within Resident Evil 2 Remake Resident Evil  Resident Evil 7 Resident Evil Village Outlast Condemned The Last of Us 2 Control Ghost of Tsushima  WatchDogs Legion  Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by Ash Rose (@Fake_Anime_Geek).
01:36:17
March 30, 2021
LD036 - Gone Home, Tacoma and more with Steve Gaynor
In this episode we sit down with Co - Founder at Fullbright, Director and Writer Steve Gaynor to talk Gone Home, Tacoma, F.E.A.R and more! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm! Works and Games we covered in this episode!: Tone Control Podcast  https://www.idlethumbs.net/tonecontrol GDC 2018 - Level Design Workshop: Designing for Non-Linear Story Discovery in Tacoma  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwiF5OWdBBY Bioshock 2 DLC - Minerva's Den  Gone Home Open Roads Tacoma F.E.A.R - First Encounter Assault Recon Daxter  Metal Gear Acid 2 Death Stranding  Return of the Obra Dinn Firewatch  Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by Ash Rose (@Fake_Anime_Geek).
01:28:15
March 16, 2021
LD035 - Fights in Tight Spaces with James Parker
In this episode we sit down with Director at Ground Shatter Games James Parker to discuss their latest title Fights in Tight Spaces and more! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm! Works and Games we covered in this episode!: Fights in Tight Spaces: https://www.fightsintightspaces.com/ Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by Ash Rose (@Fake_Anime_Geek).
01:02:27
March 2, 2021
LD034 - Rob McLachlan from The Chinese Room
In this episode we shine the spotlight this time on our very own co-host and Level Designer at The Chinese Room, Rob McLachlan to talk Silent Hill, Little Orpheus and more! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Works and Games we covered in this episode!: Little Orpheus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avGJU2hvVeA Silent Hill: Shattered Memories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42FF9ismMWY Silent Hill Origins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8kJgT3fldk Ghost Rider https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjTzdlAnfiU Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by Ash Rose (@Fake_Anime_Geek).
53:47
February 16, 2021
LD033 - Hitman, Agent 47 and more with Mette Andersen
In this episode we sit down with Level Designer Mette Andersen to discuss their work on the infamous IOI Hitman Series and get to know Agent 47 a little better! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by Ash Rose (@Fake_Anime_Geek).
01:19:23
February 2, 2021
LD032 - Let's talk Bioshock Infinite, Dishonored 2 and more with Steve Lee!
In this episode we sit down with Lead Level Designer Steve Lee to discuss their work on Bioshock Infinite, Dishonored 2, John Wick and more! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Works and Games we covered in this episode!: An Approach to Holistic Level Design  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpOoTAVeEcU Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by Ash Rose (@Fake_Anime_Geek).
01:55:19
January 19, 2021
LD031 - 2020 Retrospective
In this episode we sit down to discuss our gaming and episode highlights during what was the strangest year we've ever experienced, what lies ahead for the Level Design Podcast team and more! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Works and Games we covered in this episode!: Works EGX Digital 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvOJMSW8I1E Thoughts Blog https://valentinachrys.wixsite.com/thoughts Games  The Night Fisherman https://farfewgiants.itch.io/night-fisherman The Solitaire Conspiracy https://store.steampowered.com/app/1424980/The_Solitaire_Conspiracy/ The Pathless https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/games/the-pathless/ Spiritfarer https://thunderlotusgames.com/spiritfarer/ Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by Ash Rose (@Fake_Anime_Geek).
01:34:27
January 5, 2021
LD030 - Let's talk Level Design and Architecture with Chris Totten
In this episode we sit down with the author behind An Architectural Approach to Level Design, Game Designer Chris Totten (@Totter87) to discuss their latest works, teaching level design and more! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Works and Games we covered in this episode!: Written works An Architectural Approach to Level Design https://www.amazon.co.uk/Architectural-Approach-Level-Design/dp/1466585412 Level Design: Processes and Experiences https://www.amazon.co.uk/Level-Design-Experiences-Christopher-Totten/dp/1498745059 Recommended works Pattern Language for Game Design - Christopher Barney https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pattern-Language-Game-Design Latest Projects La Mancha https://www.pfbstudios.com/games/la-mancha/ Little Nemo and the Nightmare Fiends https://www.pfbstudios.com/games/little-nemo/ Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by Ash Rose (@Fake_Anime_Geek).
49:28
December 8, 2020
LD029 - Naughty Dog's Michael Barclay talks Blocktober
In this episode,  Mark Drew (CMD:Studio) , Valentina Chrysostomou (CMD:Studio) and Rob McLachlan (The Chinese Room) block out some time to chat with Naughty Dog's Game Designer Michael Barclay (@motleygrue), the man behind the #blocktober community! See more at @blocktoberld You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. 
50:01
November 24, 2020
LD028 - Jonathon Wilson from Hangar 13
In this episode, Mark Drew (CMD:Studio) , Valentina Chrysostomou (CMD:Studio) and Rob McLachlan (The Chinese Room) put the spotlight onto one of our very own: Jonathon Wilson from Hangar 13! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
51:32
November 10, 2020
LD027 - Halloween Surprise!
In this episode, Mark Drew (CMD:Studio) , Valentina Chrysostomou (CMD:Studio) , Jonathon Wilson (Hangar 13) and Rob McLachlan (The Chinese Room) return with a sneaky second Halloween episode! We talk about the east vs west differences in horror games, 90’s films and games. Show Notes: Dread X Collection: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1296510/Dread_X_Collection/ Creating Horror through Level Design https://jaredemitchell.com/articles/creating-horror-through-level-design/ You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
51:04
November 4, 2020
LD026 - Halloween Special
In this episode, Mark Drew (CMD:Studio) , Valentina Chrysostomou (CMD:Studio) , Jonathon Wilson (Hangar 13) and Rob McLachlan (The Chinese Room) delve deep into all things scary in games! We discuss the first games that scared us and trends in remaking horror games.  You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
58:40
October 27, 2020
LD025 - AI and Aliens with Tommy Thompson
In this episode we sit down with the creator of the AI and Games YouTube Documentary channel, Dr Tommy Thompson (https://twitter.com/get_tuda_choppa). We take a look at how AI plays a role in some of your favourite titles, discuss alien tails and more! Want to learn more about AI and Games? Take a look right here!: https://www.youtube.com/c/AIGamesSeries and https://www.aiandgames.com/ Some of the talks we chatted about on the episode: - Alen Ladavac - Taking CI and automated testing seriously - WebCamp Zagreb 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGIvWT-NBHk&ab_channel=WebCampZagreb - The AI of Alien: Isolation | AI and Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt1XmiDwxhY&ab_channel=AIandGames Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever @matthewlever. This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
47:40
October 7, 2020
LD024 - EGX Digital 2020 / Level Design Secrets Panel
In this episode we share the secrets of Level Design in our latest panel at EGX Digital 2020! Join us as we start to unravel the world of Level Design! Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever . This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
45:21
September 25, 2020
LD023 - Let's talk Unreal and more with Steve Streeting!
In this episode we chat with the fantastic Steve Streeting about Unreal, Open source and more! Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever . This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
54:51
September 4, 2020
LD022 - Let's talk Dreams PS4 and The Last of Us with Media Molecule's Peter Field!
In this episode we chat with Media Molecule's Principal Designer Peter Field and discuss Dreams PS4, The Last of Us and more!  Thank you to all our listeners and supporters!  You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm   Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan)    This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever . This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
48:23
August 18, 2020
LD021 - The Division and "Let's Design: Combat" Book with Max Pears
In this episode we get the team together to chat with the lovely Max Pears, Level Designer at CD Projekt Red. We delve into his previous work on The Division, what it takes to park a car correctly and more importantly his new book called "Let's Design: Combat!" You can grab a copy of the book here:  Ebook - https://bit.ly/2WvrTUR Physical Book - https://bit.ly/3fBQ2k9 Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever . This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
46:06
August 4, 2020
LD020 - Off Grid, hacking and more with Rich Metson
In this episode we sit down with Rich Metson to discuss their latest project / game Off Grid, hacking and more in this special one-on-one interview!  Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever . This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
39:10
July 17, 2020
LD019 - Exploring virtual cities with Konstantinos Dimopoulos
In this episode we sit down with special guest Konstantinos Dimopoulos as we explore virtual cities, what it means to be a game urbanist in the world of Level Design and more!  Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever . This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
46:44
June 19, 2020
LD018 - Wolfenstein and more with Mitja Roskaric
In this episode we discuss Rainbow six siege, Wolfenstein and more with very special guest Lead Level Design at Machine Games, Mitja Roskaric! Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever . This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
45:59
May 26, 2020
LD017 - Develop 2019 catch up with Amanda Blatch
In this episode we discuss all the moving parts of game design and more with Concept Artist / Illustrator and Senior Artist at DR Studios, Amanda Blatch! Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever . This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
34:02
May 4, 2020
LD016 - Let's talk Level Design with Valentina Chrysostomou
In this episode we are joined by the fantastic Level Designer of RDR2, Dead End Job and more, Valentina Chrysostomou! Join us as we explore the plains of the wild west and more in this very special episode! Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever . This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
43:35
April 20, 2020
LD015 - Develop 2019 one-on-one with Arran Langmead
In this episode we sit down one on one with the Creator of Bears Can't Drift, and now Tech Artist at Epic Games, Arran Langmead to discuss everything from chairs, to corridors, and even Hello Kitty guns! Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever . This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
37:11
March 30, 2020
LD014 - Level Design, San Francisco, Ubisoft and more with Julius-Cosmo Oniscu
In this episode Lead Level Designer at MachineGames and a true mentor of Level design all round Julius-Cosmo Oniscu joins us as we discuss WatchDogs, becoming a Level Designer and more! Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever . This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
56:16
March 9, 2020
LD013 - Talking The Occupation and more with Pete Bottomley
In this episode we caught up with Pete Bottomley of White Paper Games to deep dive into The Occupation and Ether One!  Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever . This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
33:17
February 17, 2020
LD012 - Aliens and more with Jon McKellan
In this episode we discuss the worlds of Alien Isolation, Stories Untold and Observation with special guest Jon McKellan from NoCode! Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever . This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
36:55
February 4, 2020
LD011 - GOTY Edition (2019)
In this episode we discuss and delve into our favourite games and gaming highlights of 2019!  Thank you to all our listeners and supporters! You can follow our antics over on Twitter. Check out @leveldesignfm Presented by Mark Drew (@markdrew) , Jonathon Wilson (@omnislash92), Valentina Chrysostomou (@ValentinaChrys) and Rob McLachlan (@RMMcLachlan) This has been a CMD:Studio production. Our editor is Matthew Lever . This episode was produced by the awesome Ash Rose (@FakeAnimeGeek).
38:08
January 22, 2020
LD010 - Talking Siege and the Sandfox with Chris Wilson
Join Mark Drew as he sits down to discuss the 2D world of Siege and the Sandfox with Cardboard Sword Design Director, Chris Wilson! 
32:43
January 6, 2020
LD009 - EGX 2019 - Level Design Mysteries Panel Questions (Finally) Answered
This year we held a Level Design Mysteries Panel at the EGX Theatre and were fortunate enough to be asked a few questions from our audience! Join Mark Drew with guests Claire Morley, Jonathon Wilson & Rob McLachlan as they give their answers and insights! 
01:01:57
December 16, 2019
LD008 - Let's talk Level Design with Jay Britton
Join our host Mark Drew and renowned voice actor Jay Britton as they discuss Level Design across wide range of titles including Prey, Dark Souls, Bioshock and more!
45:03
November 26, 2019
LD007 - Hellscreen with Jamie Degen
Join our host Mark Drew in this exclusive 1 on 1 interview with Freelance 3D artist, Jamie Degen as they discuss his latest gaming venture, Hellscreen! 
38:01
November 1, 2019
LD006 - Talking WatchDogs 2 and more with Chris Filip
In this week's episode we're joined by special guest, Video Game Designer/Product Manager - Chris Filip!  We take a look at their career to date - including Game Anglia, a little about WatchDogs 2 and more! 
41:48
October 7, 2019
LD005 - Talking Control with Paul Ehreth
In this episode we sit down and talk with Paul Ehreth, Control’s Lead Designer at Remedy! Join us as we discuss and discover the secrets behind the design of The Oldest House.
59:28
September 19, 2019
LD004 - Juju Adams
In this edition of the Level Design Podcast we chat to Juju Adams about procedural generation and Hyper Light Drifter. Hyper Light Drifter  Swords of Ditto Rivals of Aether Game Maker Studio Battle Toads The Art of Journey
31:54
August 6, 2019
LD003 - More Level Design Questions with Jonathon and Rob
In this episode Jonathon Wilson (Hangar 13) and Mark Drew (CMDGames) bring back Rob McLachan (The Chinese Room)  to talk about the questions that are burning up the Level Design Community.  We also provide advice for students and a reading list of great books. 
43:16
June 11, 2019
LD002 - Level Design Questions
Level Design Podcast Episode 2 In this episode we bring back Claire Morley (Three Fold Games) and Jonathon Wilson (Pocket Money Games) to answer the questions we ran out of time at the panel.
43:55
May 7, 2019
LD001 - Level Design Mysteries Panel at EGX Rezzed 2019
In this first of a series of podcasts on level design we present a live panel at this year's EGX Rezzed Games Convention in London's Tobacco Dock as part of the Fringe Theatre sessions.  We discuss the mastery and mysteries behind the choices level designers make and how those influence the player, how they guide them and in the end, how they improve the overall gameplay. The panel consists Steve Lee (Bioshock Infinite and Dishonored 2), Claire Morley ( Before I Forget) , Rob McLachlan (Silent Hill: Origins, SH: Shattered Memories, Winter Hall and now at The Chinese Room) and Jonathon Wilson (Shu, Augmented Empire, They Suspect Nothing and Dimension Hunter 2) and is moderated by Mark Drew (CMD Studio).
38:32
April 18, 2019