We’re passionate about gaming and fiercely supportive of our local community. For years our lives have been enhanced by the games we’ve played and the people we’ve played them with. We’ve experienced firsthand the enrichment gaming brings to our lives and we want to share that with as many people as possible. Just like you we want to play awesome games and have a kickass community to share it with. It’s that passion that lead to D1DLC.
From interviews with people involved in the local gaming industry, to event coverage and opinions on the big events in gaming, we’ll be bringing you all the news and views that matter, in the formats you want.
And we want you involved. Tell us what events are happening, give us the tip on Adelaide and Australian developers, tell us what you want to see happening in gaming, both locally and internationally. We want to be a voice for you because we are gamers just like you.
Meet the team! (Art by the amazing Vela Noble)
WTF is a podcast?
Simply put, a podcast is an audio file available via an RSS feed. Generally they are discussion shows but there are definitely other audio formats such as the excellent Coverville podcast.
Why do I want to listen to one?
Mass media has been incredibly slow to adjust to the generational shift in content demands. Unless you want to listen to talkback gardens shows on the ABC or ‘humorous’ commentary on Shane Warne’s love life then radio stations may not be providing you with the content you want. Take us for example, where else can you hear people talking about gaming with a unique focus on Adelaide and Australian developers?
I don’t want to sit at my PC and listen to it though, can I listen in the car or bus?
Sure can, in fact I listen to podcasts almost exclusively on public transport.
Ok. So ahhh….how do I listen?
If you have an iPhone or iPad you simply search for the podcast you want (for example D1DLC) in the iTunes store and subscribe. Every new episode will automatically download when you’re on a Wi-Fi network and automatically delete when you’re done. How easy is that? (Very easy is the correct answer)
If you’re using an Android phone you have a few more choices, such as Stitcher or Podbean. Personally, I use an app called Pocket Casts (which is developed in Adelaide no less!) and have found it to be perfect for the task, performing as iTunes described above.
And, of course, here is the RSS feed if that’s all you need to get you going.
Ok, sounds amazing! How much does it cost?
Ok, some podcasts do have a charge but most (including ours) do not. If you want to support the podcast that would be amazing and we’ll have ways for you to do so in the future, but right now just listen, provide feedback, attend local gaming events and support local games developers. We believe that we can play a part in making Adelaide the games development capital of Australia (just to start with!) but it’s a long road and it’s nothing without you.
Ok, you guys are great and I’m going to tell everyone I know about you. Do you listen to any other podcasts?
There are so many podcasts a definitive list is not possible. We love to support locals though, so these are (just some) of the great Aussie podcasts we listen too.
The Hungry Gamers – Exceptional Aussies news and views, as well as keeping you up to date on local events.
OK Games – The podcast of the independent Australian gaming website OK Games.
Player2 – a general gaming podcast from the Player2 website.
Static Podcast – Hosted by the amazing Rae Johnston with guests from Kotaku, Gizmodo and Lifehacker. Less gaming, more tech and lifestyle.
The Fourth Player – Very much an industry perspective this is a great show and provides excellent insight from those in and formally in the gaming industry
Game Hugs – one on one interviews with people in the gaming industry. Insightful, honest and excellent.
The Action Points Podcast – If tabletop/board games are your thing, this is the podcast for you. We’ve picked up so many great games from these guys
Don’t Forget the Founding Fathers!!
Whilst these guys may not all be actively involved in the current day-to-day here are D1DLC we wouldn’t be able to have come this far without them. So please, tip your hats and raise your glasses to these fine gents!