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[Ep156] Projectile Freedom

Hi again, Shenanites! In this episode, we talk about scooter gangs, dirt sharks, and rules versus loopholes. How do you discover things if most things on most things aren’t worth discovering? Grab a mug of granola, and find out! Questions answered (abbreviated): - PottyGamer: If one person on a Jam Team is solely responsible for the coding, how do you keep the other teammates engaged when they've finished their duties and you're knee-deep in code trying to finish and debug? - grumpygramps:...


[Ep155] Butterscotch Shenanijam 20GR18 LIVE Kick-down Event

Hey there, Shenanites! In this extra special live episode, we talk about our whys and then we ask about yours! Tune in to hear the answers your comrades-in-arms gave. Who risked life and limb (literally, someone broke their foot), and who fell prey to Murphy’s Law? Plus, the lowdown on the third volume in our epic goop trilogy! Tears were shed, lessons were learned, and games were made. Thanks to everyone who participated in our second annual Butterscotch Shenanijam! Check out the sweet,...


[Ep154] Special Butterscotch Shenanijam 20GR18 Kick-off Minisode

Welcome to the 20GR18 Butterscotch Shenanijam, Shenanites! In this special bonus jammy minisode, we go over the themes and achievements of this year's Shenanijam. Tune in to hear us spitball a brain diamond. Whether you’re doing it for fun or for glory or for world domination, just abandon your life for the weekend and go for it! Get more information at the Shenanijam website And if you’re still on the fence, remember that jamming favors people of action, so don’t...


[Ep153] Moby Dirt

Hello, Shenanites! In this episode, we talk about naked sprints, infinite beans, and drowning people in pudding. Also, a long overdue update on Levelhead! What do chemical burns and smelling like beans have in common? You’ll have to listen in to find out! If you haven’t committed yet, now (and all the time leading up to June 8th) is the time to sign up for the Shenanijam at! Grab a friend, grab some beers (root or otherwise, in moderation of course), grab a temporary...


[Ep152] Plantar's Fascism

Greetings, Shenanites! In this episode, we go over the final installment of the Bscotch principles! We also talk about the ice cream problem, the dangers of over-exuberance, and a mutual coincidence of wants. After all, we’re all just weird, kind of smooth-skinned monkeys -- that’s why you gotta go two why’s deep. ALSO, the SHENANIJAM is heading your way June 8th! Find out more info at Don’t be a rhombus, Steve! Questions answered (abbreviated): - FiveIron: How can I...


[Ep151] Spectral Junebugs

Hi again, Shenanites! Join us for the inaugural segment of Shi Thing with Shi! Then stick around as we talk about pulling the right weeds, the wild west of data privacy, and managing a colony during volcanic winter. Are spirit animals alien chest bursters or general utility companions? Who would be a sharknado, and who would be a honey badger? Who would be Steve? Grab your beverage of choice and find out! Also, THE SHENANIJAM! It’s happening June 8th! Go to for more...


[Ep150] Tangent Stones

Hey there, Shenanites! On the sesquicentennial episode of the cast, we discuss the Combover patch, emblazoned tangential stones, and how adults need more exuberance in their lives. Emphatically emphasize a flower bush! Maybe spend the rest of your day skipping! After all, humans are just tubes with legs, and if a learning curve is steep, it’s all the easier to climb. Note: At 52 min, the dictionary Sam is referencing is the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows...


[Ep149] Sticky Justice

Welcome back, Shenanites! In this episode, we talk about Levelhead, trendy whippersnappers, and the secret keys you use to open up your dreams. People should just DO MORE THINGS. So sign up for the Bscotch Shenanijam, coming June 8! Because a jam is about creating an awesome thing together that you dump your whole mind and soul into. Go to for more info. Questions answered (abbreviated): - cctechwiz: Do you have any suggestions to prepare your bodies, fingers, brains,...


[Ep148] Suck Vortex

What up, Shenanites! This week we discuss watching the news during recess, gaming with our wives, and jamming. It’s also high time for another LOOT BOX WATCH, 2018 edition. Ride out that anger wave, and never forget, you have to be bad before you can be less bad. BONUS PLUG: Sign-up for the Bscotch Shenanijam (, coming at you June 8! You can never be ready, or you’re always ready. Either way, do it. Questions answered (abbreviated): - Anonymous: Adam has recently...


[Ep147] Void Sandwich

Hello, Shenanites! Join us this week as we talk about security through obfuscation, strategy guides for gains, and forest persons. Plus, an update on squirrel thwarting and another thing schools get wrong. That balloon might just be for you. Even if you don’t give a grain-nola. Questions answered (abbreviated): - coolaboola: Do you guys believe in an afterlife? - Duckmaster: What is the best type of moustache? - quantum_anomaly: Unintended uses of items can make for interesting level...


[Ep146] Double Neutron Star

Buckle up, Shenanites! In this week’s episode, we talk about lubing up your ABS, how to frustrate squirrels, and why group projects are the worst. Are ballet dancers just traveling burrito magicians? When should you downgrade your baby to river rocks? This is gonna get zany. Questions answered (abbreviated): - Gerf99: Any tips to keep people excited and focused on creating rather than procrastinating? - Farseer: Butt-erscotch, A-S-S brothers, Rump-us. Everything comes back to your...


[Ep145] Robot Vending Machine

Ahoy, Shenanites! Join us this week as we discuss funzine spam, tier 1 dirt patches, and analytics. It’s big data time! Or is it. Plus, we get into talking about getting in there because sometimes you think you’re getting in there but you haven’t actually gotten in there yet. Try saying that three times fast. Questions answered (abbreviated): - Woland77: How is Shi doing? What's new with him? - Mennalus: Hey, do you guys use game analytics at all, to see what people are doing in your...


[Ep144] Flightless Murder Swan

Hello again, Shenanites! We’re solidly floating down Refactoria River in the in-between - it’s a place where you go to make things better! In this episode, we talk about battle royales, snake people, and why Tyler Durden never had a vegetable garden. I mean, you just gotta get in there. Questions answered (abbreviated): - Duckmaster: Is coffee the source of all life? - imcade: Would you ever do like a recap podcast episode? - MySecretWeapon: In past episodes, you've talked about submitting...


[Ep142] Forgiveness Mechanics

Welcome back, Shenanites! We’re at GDC this week, but we made sure this tasty podcast was ready for your waiting ears! In this ep, we talk about extended metaphors, making jam days, and putting the soul back into stuff. Here’s your question of the week: are disciplines squishy, or just the people inside them? Corrections: - Adam was talking about Benedictine when he mentioned herbal liqueur. - When Sam says “matcha” from Uruguay, he means mate (mah-tay) as in yerba mate tea. Questions...


[Ep141] Catapointy

Greetings, Shenanites! This week, we talk about nonsense technology that prints Monopoly money, platform wars, and habit volcanoes. Why are games giving you internet chores? Do you consume content or does content consume you? And why is there a heart beast stuck in your knee? There’s really only one way to find out... Questions answered (abbreviated): - SlyFoxglove: Do you have any tips on reading faster? Is it similar to learning to type faster? - PeanutEanut: I stopped playing Crashlands...


[Ep140] Ergonomically Horrifying

Howdy, Shenanites! This week’s episode gets deep inside your brain! Or maybe just our brains! Join us as we talk about the logic behind the Levelhead campaign, unadulterated glee, and cognitive bias. Time constraints? More like time opportunities! Practice doing so you can learn how to not think. Or rather, what you think you should think about isn’t what you think. Questions answered (abbreviated): - MySecretWeapon: As a full time worker, husband, and father of 2 young kids, my indie dev...


[Ep139] Soup of Normalcy

‘Ello, Shenanites! Things get rambunctious this week as we discuss Levelhead rivalries, giant animal rampages, and supercomputer trees. Who knew apples could be so divisive? Mull this one over: What it was is just not what it is anymore. Questions answered (abbreviated): - imcade: Is there something you do in business or personal life that you know is irrational/silly but you do it anyways because that’s how you like it? - TJuice: What’s your fav kind of apple? (yellow, green, red, etc.) -...


[Ep136] Refactoria

Hello, hard candies! Journey with us this week to the land of refactoria where everything gets turned upside down and then rightside up again! In this episode, we talk about what really matters, digital snake oil, and how to not be tepid bathwater. The moral of the story? It’s fun to be people. Questions answered (abbreviated): - MySecretWeapon: I feel like the current game I'm making may actually be commercially viable, but I'm terrified of a bad launch. What advice can you give someone...


[Ep135] Mental Whiplash

Ahoy there, Shenanigang! In this delicious episode, we’re keeping the news short and sweet so that we have even more time for your questions. What’s the most efficient gummy bear delivery method? Where’s the best place to hide your cereal? Plus - ready your earholes - we’re revealing our new game name. Questions answered (abbreviated): - MAP5597: You guys have been replacing "Butterscotch Shenanigans" with other words in your emails--what're your favorites you've come up with so far?...


[Ep134] Spaghetti Nightmare

Howdy, Buddyscotches! Join us this week as we discuss Rumpus integration, rapscallions, and award-winning toxic communities. How are Sam’s laser eyes? How bad are bad statistics? And can you possibly know that? (No. No, you can’t.) Questions answered (abbreviated): - wonderingmonster: Seth! You mentioned liking Eve Online. What kind of dastardly deeds have you gotten up to in there? - imcade: what is the craziest/creepiest fan interaction you guys have had? To stay up to date with all of...