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Coffee with Butterscotch is the hilarity-filled official podcast of award-winning video game studio Butterscotch Shenanigans. Tune in every week to learn how video games are made and sold, our take on building a small company from scratch, and how to be an unstoppable problem-solving machine. Whether you're a tech entrepreneur working on your own startup, a person who loves playing or making video games, or just a person interested in learning about the games industry, we've got you covered. ...
 
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Heya, Shenanites! In this episode, we discuss information diets, radioactive piles of poop, and asynchronous mentorship. All data is spun, but whether you get gold or pasta at the end is unpredictable. Plus, context changes all the time, so maybe someday you’ll WANT spaghetti consequences. Turns out, everything is hard, and it’s just a bunch of tri…
 
Hi, Shenanites! This week, we talk about gummi bear jackets, trash tier debt, and triangular muffins. In reality TV, entertainment trumps function every single time, so it is imperative that we save other baked goods from going the way of the cupcake. Do you really want to live in a world where twelve pounds of frosting are piled on every bread-thi…
 
Hello, Shenanites! In this episode, we discuss happy lights, the weird disconnect, and accurate genre classifications. Do you ever think about how weird it is that we’re just a bunch of monkeys that chose to put on clothes and live in a world with rules that are artificially constructed by other monkeys based on the nonsense they believe? Sometimes…
 
Hey there, Shenanites! This week, we talk about the three stages of animation, the spectrum of engagement, and a weird trifecta of totally oppositional forces. We also talk about cake. Like a lot. Whether you can have it or eat it or both. There are a lot of great outcomes when cake is involved. And skeletons! The easiest way to give permission to …
 
Salutations, Shenanites! In this episode, we discuss real time learning curves, a big dumb week, and the only valuable patents. When you talk about exclusives, you never really talk about who is excluded. For example, Sam is the exclusive recipient of THE LOTS this year, and that means no M&Ms for anyone else. TL;DR Capitalism is bad.Questions answ…
 
Hello, Shenanites! This week, we talk about predeciding, the naming problem, and ending conversations. Our quarterly review revealed that we haven’t done enough thinking about thinking about things because doing things is often a lot easier. Until suddenly it isn’t. Every time a thing is hard, ask yourself, “Does it have to be?” Frankly, we could a…
 
Hi, Shenanites! In this episode, we discuss the good kind of spooky, tooling states, and our deficiencies. But how are you supposed to know how the things you’re taught in high school apply to a thing you don’t know you want to do as a job? Try saying that three times fast. Also, try saying the word “weaning.” It’s a dumb word the more you say it. …
 
Greetings, Shenanites! This week, we talk about sandwich butts, the right pants website, and our time traveling future selves. If you’re ten percent chocolate, are you a touch dead? Is it worse to accept a little more stress or a little more poison? Remember, comfort zones aren’t risk free. So be wary of false dichotomies when you’re workshopping y…
 
Hello, Shenanites! In this episode, we discuss the sleep stuporous state, quarantine wardrobes, and bot wars. Do you ever think about how bugs are just cute litter butter packets wrapped in a shell? And how many goldfish crackers are calorically equivalent to a butterfly? How big or how small things are is wild. It’s a small pleasure to be able to …
 
Hiya, Shenanites! This week, we talk about tiny poisonous sticks, determinism, and how stuff can be two things. Measurements are trickier than they appear. I mean, we can’t even measure things well enough to know the state of something IN THIS VERY MOMENT. You probably don’t even know what’s behind you RIGHT NOW. Don’t look! It’s for the best.Sam’s…
 
Hey there, Shenanites! In this episode, we discuss bounty hunting, comfort games, and chaos engines. Sometimes you need to live life precariously in order to feel truly alive. So, don’t shy away from danger! Balance that scone box on your drink! Balance your peanut butter-y fork on that jar of peanut butter! Balance your meat suit on that wobbly de…
 
Hello, Shenanites! This week, we talk about high complexity gimmicks, bad reviews, and how to measure a table. As adults, we need to be better about scheduling time in our days for being responsibly irresponsible. Everything is part of the process, even if you aren’t sure how yet. That’s why you need to stay mentally hungry, even if your belly is f…
 
Hi again, Shenanites! In this episode, we discuss brain soup, perfect sticks, and house magicians. Things that are simple aren’t always easy. Sometimes you need the right tools for the job, and sometimes it’s better to leave it to the professionals. Unless you do such a bad job that no professional will come near it. One day, deck… One day.Question…
 
Heya, Shenanites! This week, we talk about fancy footwork, epic power imbalances, and socially distant greetings. When it’s too dangerous to hug people, how do you lock-in your greeting and introduce chaos, the universal social lubricant? If you try one of our ideas, let us know how it goes! Plus, as a bonus, we reveal what the www in your url real…
 
Hello, Shenanites! In this episode, we discuss dev nostalgia, spinning hats, and planning chaos. You might go about your day with absurdist gleeful abandon, but the world is all chaos and moths. Sometimes 18 characters are all that stands between you and success.Questions answered (abbreviated):- TimConceivable: Could you share with us some of the …
 
Hi, Shenanites! This week, we talk about elaborate trap construction, tech curmudgeons, and the business equivalent of peanut butter shorts. The problems you needed to solve yesterday aren’t always the same as the problems you need to solve today. You’re definitely going to do it wrong, but there are ways to do it less wrong. Step one, get an endle…
 
Hey there, Shenanites! In this episode, we discuss kitten onesies, the transubstantiation of noises, and how there’s nothing to watch. You can get away with being dumb if you’re clever enough. And just because something is free doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden costs. Which is to say, WE DON’T WANT YOUR BALLOON.Questions answered (abbreviated):- tof…
 
Hello, Shenanites! This week, we talk about muscley butterflies, small batch cat introductions, and a fractal universe. The most important part of a biased random walk is the bias. As long as you know vaguely where you’re going, a wildly circuitous route can still get you there. Just don’t look too deep -- those triangle muffins will look right bac…
 
Hi, Shenanites! This week, we discuss evolving PCs, load obfuscation, and daily acceleration. Why do we have so many hard drives? Are woodchucking and swoopadooping results mostly based on willpower? If we can’t make a good fake strawberry taste, how can electricity? Better read the whole paper to find out.Questions answered (abbreviated):- Beekie …
 
Hey there, Shenanites! In this episode, we talk about the three body problem of cats, aggressive obfuscation, and the problem with a byte. We’ve got so much life advice packed into this one episode, you don’t even know! Literally. Because there are five minutes that are lost to time, and those were the most important five minutes of all. Oh well. H…
 
Hello, Shenanites! This week, we discuss real human experiences, the tyranny of social contracts, and, yet again, how economists are wrong. That’s just a well that never runs dry. It is possible to be both cynical about humanity and also awed by human ingenuity and creativity. What can we say? It’s complicated. But hey, at least there aren’t any mu…
 
Hiya, Shenanites! In this episode, we talk about postmortems, focused jamming, and the entubening. Diversifying your experience at the start lets you go faster later on. A body in motion stays in motion. A body stuck in one position for twelve hours a day probably atrophies. Or something. Physics, ya know?Questions answered (abbreviated):- challosi…
 
Hi there, Shenanites! This week, we discuss one star reviews, risky business, and the cost of maintenance. Activity isn’t the same thing as progress. Sometimes you have to take the time to spin up your hedgehog ball before you can hit the ground running. Then, follow the discovery cascade -- It’ll lead you somewhere life-changing.Questions answered…
 
Hello, Shenanites. This week’s podcast is different than our usual shenanigans. Staying silent in the face of injustice is an endorsement of the status quo, so in this episode we’re going to talk about implicit bias, working towards being antiracist, and what you can do to help. If you’re into the games we make, have enjoyed our previous podcast ep…
 
Hey there, Shenanites! In this episode, we talk about inflection points, poking the fan, and warning ambivalence. The most valuable thing you can do is discover that you don’t need to do something. And the worst way to teach something is to not teach it at all. Those are just two of the wiznugs from this week’s flavor packed ep! So grab your coffee…
 
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