Vox Republica 089: Eduardo Baraf

Episode 089

The focus on our June Indie Spotlight game, Lift Off, continues to roll on. And what’s better to that end than hearing about how the game came to be straight from the designer himself.

Length: 53:13

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VR Logo 300Welcome back to Vox Republica, the Cardboard Republic Podcast!

We post new episodes every Thursday, with each episode being about 20 – 30 minutes long.

DESCRIPTION: This week’s episode has Ryan sit down with Lift Off and Siblings Trouble designer Ed Baraf to discuss how the game was created, the experience of getting it made, and what lies in store next for Pencil First Games. Before that, though, we get a little reminder about the relative complexities of Gateway Games.

GUEST: Eduardo Baraf




  • Interviewing Ed Baraf
    • What led to the creation of Lift Off?
      • Its inspirations and challenges
      • The coining of ‘alieneeple’
    • Lessons learned of a new designer
      • Designer focal points
      • Retrospectives on self-publishing
    • Future plans for Pencil First Games
      • The announcement of design on GemPacked
      • Is there potential for second printing and / or  Lift Off Expansion?


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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.