A weekly creative video game idea workshop between hosts Ryan Hamann, and Ryan Quintal, and the Play;Write community. Play;Write is a podcast about creating and sharing new ways to play. Each week, new ideas for new video experiences to bring to life. A proud part of the Cane and Rinse Network. Visit or email [email protected] to share your idea today!

109 - The Most Dangerous Game, Occupy All Streets, Dr. Dementio
Jul 17 • 43 min
Create an unbalanced battle, steal from the rich and give to the poor, and explore the multiverse.
108 - Truth or Consequences, Paradox Valley, Moscow Mule
Jul 10 • 44 min
Have a Mexican standoff, discover that time does grow on trees, and take a road trip.
107 - The Cut King, Private Ears, MechAssist
Jul 3 • 46 min
Mow the lawn, listen in on conversations, and pilot a mech.
106 - Withering Heights, Pop Monsters, Mass Effect: Priority Beta
Jun 27 • 44 min
Begin the countdown to the end of the world, manage a boy band, and command the Mass Effect universe.
105 - Plug & Play, Feedback Loop, Splatboard Kids
Jun 20 • 40 min
Listen in on the neighbors, become more superstitious, and make a mess of the mountain.
104 - E3 2019 Play;Write Conference
Jun 13 • 39 min
Ryan Hamann and Ryan Quintal host the first official Play;Write E3 conference, live from LA for Play;Write’s two year anniversary!
103 - Automatic for the Sheeple, Fight Deck, Cuisine U.S.A.
Jun 6 • 42 min
Try to fix one of gaming’s most annoying reoccurring mechanics, create a card-based fighting game, and revisit the food truck genre.
102 - Tower Offense, Mashers, Snap Judgment
May 30 • 45 min
Break through the walls, set up an arcade, and play photo tag.
101 - The Traveler, Anticiplated, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic III - The Jedi Order
May 23 • 40 min
Explore a strange dream, host a cooking competition, and venture back into the Star Wars universe.
100 - Fifth Down, Need Another Me, Typing of the Dad
May 16 • 44 min
Score a touchdown, raise the dead, and interpret dad texts.
99 - @fterschool, Ground Rule Trouble, Feud Truck
May 9 • 42 min
Become the school’s video game champions, hit a foul ball, and establish a food truck empire.
98 - Lucidity, Mancalamari, Ambient Exclusion
May 2 • 39 min
Interpret dreams, fail to learn how to play Mancala, and illuminate the shadows.
97 - Elf on the Shelf, The Elite 100, Frugal Maps
Apr 25 • 34 min
Set up hidden cameras, battle Pokémon on a large scale, and draw a map.
96 - Akari, Akimbo: Elbows Die Twice, Eclectic Odyssey
Apr 18 • 41 min
Sneak in the shadows, have deadly shinobi battles, and set up dungeon defenses.
95 - Reeling Wheels, Trading Blows, Carn of War: Surf ‘n Turf
Apr 11 • 39 min
Pick a weapon for wheelchair-based combat, build fighting game characters, and evolve into a fearsome monster.
94 - Chocobo Rancher, Unpresidented, Strange People
Apr 4 • 39 min
Breed and race Chocobos, tamper with an emotional unstable world leader, and build a society of ideas… you know, a cult.
93 - Globetrotter, Mario: Kingdoms Collide, Hyrule Historia
Mar 28 • 43 min
Race across the nation again, commit space crimes, and delve deeper into the Zelda dungeons.
92 - Lousy Genie, Quantunomicon, Sporticus: Sport & Sporcery
Mar 21 • 39 min
Grant your wishes, use quantum physics to summon dragons from other realms, and try to figure out sports.
91 - Be Careful What You Squish For, Possessive, Vampire: World Masquerade
Mar 14 • 41 min
Squish their guts into small spaces, tend a bar, and become vampires.
90 - Weapons of Mass Construction, Ricochet, Double Dangerous
Mar 7 • 40 min
Have some explosive fun, use the force, and have a rap battle.
89 - Drive-Through, World of Crafting War, Chicken of the Sea
Feb 28 • 44 min
Drive over buildings, destabilize neighboring kingdoms, and get phished.
88 - Debattle, Hear No Evil See No Evil: The Movie: The Game, Dr. Krazy’s Fun Emporium
Feb 21 • 42 min
Have a great debate, go blind and deaf, and learn what a soft play centre is.
87 - Celebrity DMs, Banjo-Kazooie: Bolt Action, Zombinis
Feb 14 • 37 min
Host a live tabletop game, construct a battle royale, and live in a post-zombie world.
86 - Everything but the Photo Mode, City of Puzzles, Gryndz
Feb 6 • 37 min
Make pleasing noises, see puzzles in the world around you, and kick some blips.
85 - Winged Skies, Upset Stomach: The Ballad of Johnny Tapeworm, Decivilization
Jan 29 • 39 min
Fight monsters while freefalling, get very sick, and plunge society back into the stone age.
84 - Red Faction Redemption, Parkour Criminal, Fallout: 76 Games in One!
Jan 22 • 36 min
Dive deeper and wider than ever on Mars, chase each other down in the most dramatic and stylish fashion, and a good version of Fallout 76.
83 - Limb Biscuit, Bungala’s Deli, Half-Life 3
Jan 15 • 43 min
Fight unimaginable monsters, open a small business, and write the final chapter in the Half-Life series.
82 - God of War: A Simulation, Super Ultra Violet, Frequency Fighters
Jan 8 • 38 min
Samus and Kratos play house, see things under a different light, and punch to the beat of ‘Sandstorm’.
81 - Goddammit, Age of Empires IV: You Did Nazi That Coming, Cold Blooded
Jan 1 • 42 min
Pitches inspired by PS2’s Mercury Meltdown, Monkeyball, greek mythology, a classic Microsoft RTS and cold Alaskan Winters.
80 - Mortal Kombat Kontinues, Trouble Clef, Pixel Pusher
Dec 25, 2018 • 41 min
Engage in mortal kombat, enter a musical dungeon, and become famous painters.
79 - ReWord, You’ll Never Make It, DC: Courage Under Fire
Dec 17, 2018 • 35 min
Play with your wording, become vampires, and manage Superman.
78 - Octodad: Dadvent Calendar, M.T. Orchestra, Speeding Bullet
Dec 10, 2018 • 41 min
Save Christmas, sing an offensive song, and hold a tournament of superheroes.
77 - Super Smash Bros. Special
Dec 3, 2018 • 50 min
76 - TSA-OK!, Tiny Hawk: Attack on Tony, Digital Ideas with Beautifully Designed
Nov 27, 2018 • 36 min
Serve as TSA agents, skate around a constantly-changing world, and design a website.
75 - Monster Hunter Hunter, Global Swarming, Good Faith
Nov 20, 2018 • 35 min
Don’t trust fellow hunters, devour everything in sight, and destroy a god.
74 - Clickdown, Bitbuster, Varsity Bruise
Nov 12, 2018 • 37 min
Put limits on point and click adventures, mix together classic games, and go back to school.
73 - Splice World, Blind Panic, Bean Bagged and Tagged
Nov 6, 2018 • 41 min
Create an entire species, wander blindly, and kill Mr. Bean.
72 - World Piece, Reel Director, The Old Leatherman
Oct 30, 2018 • 37 min
Build a puzzle, direct a movie, and go on a year-long journey.
71 - Garbage Planet, Flesh Wound, Dream of the Red Chamber
Oct 23, 2018 • 43 min
Seize the means of production, perform battlefield operations, and read classic literature.
70 - Tunnel Vision, Beguiled, Lonely Among Us
Oct 16, 2018 • 40 min
Blast holes in the wall, matches three (four at a time), and get lost in space.
69 - Super Mario: Couples Quest, PhotoSynthesis, Deliverin’ Dan in Deliverance
Oct 9, 2018 • 40 min
Create a co-op Mario game, take AR for a spin, and have a sexy adventure.
68 - A Burning Ring of Fire, Enslaved: Freedom Born, Our Own Nation
Oct 2, 2018 • 46 min
Set fire to everything, destroy the ruling class, and rebuild a post-colonial state.
67 - Call of Duty: Paradox Warfare, ShootOut, Lady of the Lake
Sep 25, 2018 • 38 min
Carry out a war through all of time, discover the weight-loss gun, and turn into a fish.
66 - Subway: Beat Fresh, SimBiotic, Stammunition
Sep 18, 2018 • 40 min
Control the subways, hide in plain sight, and carry all of those heavy bullets.
65 - Grim Reality, Ad Nauseam, Black Gun Silver Star
Sep 11, 2018 • 42 min
Solve crimes, become advertising geniuses, and rob some stagecoaches.
64 - Wishful Thinking, ComputerTube: Make My Video, Super Crush Bros.
Sep 4, 2018 • 36 min
Grant wishes, become YouTube stars, and date Waluigi.
63 - Biographer, Dolly Dash, Side Quest
Aug 28, 2018 • 41 min
Learn to read faces, move houses, and craft a 2D 3D RPG.
62 - Thread Orbit, iSpy, Lifespan
Aug 21, 2018 • 40 min
Putter around in space, hide objects in the real world, and find funny ways to die.
61 - Guiding Light, Hit Record, Change
Aug 14, 2018 • 41 min
Guide a blind rat through a maze, record a hit record, and lose their homes
60 - Hellmouth Online, Cavernouscity, Final Justice
Aug 7, 2018 • 44 min
Go back to vampire school, build an underground city, and wage a war between the police and the citizenry.
59 - D1SCOVERY, Monarch: Heavy Is the Crown, Recall
Aug 1, 2018 • 52 min
Steal abandoned spaceships, ascend the medieval social hierarchy, and fight alongside our memories.
58 - Robocop: Delta City Underground, PotterUnknown’s Tri-Wizard Tournament, A Song for a Meal
Jul 24, 2018 • 47 min
Construct a new Robocop, fight for control of a wizarding school, and sing of great adventures with guest Tom Marks from IGN!
57 - Punching Up, Grease Empire, Legend of the Wild
Jul 17, 2018 • 46 min
Enter the ring, tune up their cars, and partner with their animal buddies.
56 - Pokémoba, Split the Difference, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Jul 10, 2018 • 46 min
Create a Pokémon MOBA, have a poll party, and replace your loved ones.
55 - Tokyo Bungle, Tetris Ascension, Demon Resources
Jul 3, 2018 • 39 min
Become overworked zookeepers, play a deadly game of Tetris, and micromanage Hell.
54 - Man-Made, Chess Quest, Deep Fear
Jun 26, 2018 • 42 min
Coach hapless men into sociable status, reinvent chess, and become pirates.
53 - Exquisite Corpse, Xis, Sit Down Football Man
Jun 19, 2018 • 43 min
Watch a horror anthology, go on a tennis quest, and protest police brutality.
52 - Let’s Go Witness!, Chanting and Raving, Stackin’ Lou: The Odds Are Stacked Against You
Jun 14, 2018 • 49 min
Create an AR labyrinth, sing while performing surgery, and use floppy arms to climb a tower.
51 - Swiper Elite, Crush Mode, Fatal Embrace: Peers of War
Jun 5, 2018 • 37 min
Create a dating app, make people fall in love, and pair off for dynamic battle royale action.
50 - Bomb the Builders, Crossswords, Raining Casts and Pods
May 29, 2018 • 47 min
Build a home base, construct a crossword puzzle, and record a podcast.
49 - DarwinXP, The Last Quest ~Legends OF Geriatrica~, Burglar King
May 22, 2018 • 42 min
Fight to evolve, grow old, and toss objects into bags.
48 - Early Premonition, Fort Knight, Prictionary
May 15, 2018 • 44 min
Look into the future, knock down a fort, and get tattoos.
47 - Dr. Sweetstreet’s Funtastic Factory!, StockBlockers, SimStranded
May 8, 2018 • 43 min
Build a candy factory, crash Wall Street, and get stranded on an island.
46 - Duæl, Mario’s Mix-Up, Horoboros
May 1, 2018 • 42 min
Take turns in a gunfight, do some procedural plumbing, and chase an assassin through time.
45 - Dive Master’s Tour, Claymore, Tappin’ Sam: Jo Wiggles No More
Apr 24, 2018 • 42 min
Dive for lost golf balls, power up ancient weapons, and tap their way to … nuclear disarmament?
44 - To the Wire, Hose in Space, Rampage Evolved
Apr 17, 2018 • 39 min
Have a ropey race, become intergalactic firefighters, and update Rampage to a modern age.
43 - Next of Kin, Wall Chart of World History: The Game, Super Alan’s World
Apr 10, 2018 • 45 min
Follow their ancestors’ diaries, explore the evolution of civilization, and hunt down replicants.
42 - Wizarding World Tour, Streakin’ USA: Streak Fighter - Gone in Sexy Seconds, Blind Leading the Blind
Apr 3, 2018 • 40 min
Have a wizard duel, get naked, and lead the blind through caves.
41 - Updog, The Bestest, Squishemania
Mar 27, 2018 • 39 min
Launch a dog into space, compete to see who’s the fastest, and engage in the ancient art of “squish”.
40 - Checkers Quest, OverTurn, Invasion
Mar 20, 2018 • 39 min
Add a new twist to checkers, race super stock cars around an ever-changing track, and survive an alien invasion!
39 - The 16 Champions, Ragdolls in the City, A Well-Oiled Killing Machine
Mar 13, 2018 • 57 min
Topple the barbarian castles, host a sitcom, and build a moving city.
38 - Night of the Living Dead: The Game, Ian Surge: Dream Doctor, Of Course - Time
Mar 6, 2018 • 44 min
Survive the night in a zombie invasion, diagnose and treat patients, and travel in time.
37 - Photo Arigato, BeatSpot, SuperFeuds
Feb 27, 2018 • 43 min
Send photography challenges, tap out some beats on your phones, and learn to eat healthy.
36 - My Hibachi Life, Temporal Anomaly, What’s in the Box?
Feb 20, 2018 • 38 min
Run a hibachi restaurant, slow down time, and a game of betrayal and escape.
35 - Trojan Infiltrator, Lands of Note, Stranger in a Strange Lab
Feb 13, 2018 • 39 min
Undermine cities from within, find the music in the world around them, and become a nature documentarian.
34 - The Great Knower, Audio Control, World of Panzer
Feb 6, 2018 • 40 min
A religion-fostering simulator, manipulating political speeches, and taking Panzer Dragoon into an open world.
33 - ConSpyre, Beat Builders, Deal Me In
Jan 30, 2018 • 45 min
A security-dodging infiltration game, an accessible dancing game, and a narrative poker thriller. With special guest Charlotte Cutts from Destructoid!
32 - NES Shuffle, Better Half, Crappy Bird
Jan 23, 2018 • 42 min
An NES card game, a competitive dating game, and an aviary rhythm game.
31 - Multiball, Triage, Pokémon Safari
Jan 16, 2018 • 40 min
A soccer game with some added complications, a 911 operations sim, and a Pokémon zoo.
30 - BRÜSHAÜS, Golferunknown’s Battlegreens, Kill Tree
Jan 9, 2018 • 45 min
An open-world fighting game, a battle royale golfing game, and a progressive fighting game.
29 - HallRunner, High Noon in Junk Town, Turn Left Now!
Jan 2, 2018 • 40 min
An on-foot racing game that celebrates masterful sabotage of opponents, an old-west robot-building sim, and a game about controlling the GPS hive-mind.
28 - Viewed for a Kill, Shotguns in a House, Surreal Estate
Dec 26, 2017 • 39 min
27 - Escape Gang, Great Mile, The Master Bait
Dec 20, 2017 • 39 min
A clumsy escape race, an international stage of rap talent, and an action-fishing game.
26 - E.S. Rever, Far from Heaven, Wigglin’ Jo: Jo Wiggles Again
Dec 12, 2017 • 43 min
A time-reversing shooter, a train-based adventure through the wasteland, and a jigglin’ rhythm game.
25 - Gallery Tour, Mega Man X10, Kirby’s Dream Table
Dec 5, 2017 • 55 min
A night at the museum, a refresh to the Mega Man formula, and are almost stumped by a Kirby billiards game.
24 - Platinum Wreckers, Of Splice and Men, Before I Go
Nov 28, 2017 • 42 min
A musical fighting game, a limb-stealing brawler, and a ghost mystery game.
23 - Ballet-Hell, Playground 2828, Barger Syndrome
Nov 19, 2017 • 45 min
A shmup set in famous operas, designing alien playgrounds, and a germ defense force.
22 - Metroid: Samus Lost, Goemon’s Dream Job, Case the Joint
Nov 14, 2017 • 42 min
An open world Metroid survival game, a mystical quest for inspiration, and a tactical heist game that rewards your memory.
21 - Blade Runner: Replicant War, Language of Legend, Remembrance
Nov 7, 2017 • 40 min
An investigative game set in the Blade Runner universe, a simulation of the development of language and culture, and the story of an older woman losing her memory.
20 - Overhear, SpellCheck, Splatoon: Paint by Numbers
Oct 31, 2017 • 38 min
A tactics game about eavesdropping, an action-packed game about spelling, and an artistic spin on the Splatoon formula.
19 - KILLSCREEN, Voice of Champion, Picross the Universe
Oct 24, 2017 • 37 min
Solve puzzles alone on an Island, be misunderstood by a computer, and kill every monster left on the screen.
18 - War of the Worlds, Bear and Afraid, Emotus
Oct 17, 2017 • 42 min
A planet-battling simulator, bear survival, and an emotional action game.
17 - Outer, The Legend of Zelda: Souls of Hyrule, Afterlives
Oct 10, 2017 • 41 min
A body-hopping adventure game, a Zelda / Dark Souls mashup, and a journey across multiple afterlives.
16 - Datæbase, At Night Alone, We Are Not Alone
Oct 3, 2017 • 44 min
A community-sourced dating game, the terrors of the city streets at night, and a battle royale alien survival game.
15 - Kingdom County, Stars of the Runway, Lens Flare
Sep 26, 2017 • 47 min
A non-violent village MMO, a VR fashion designing challenge, and a photo-safari through the busy city.
14 - reFRESH, Dr. Paradox’s Miraculous Multiplier Machine, Rainbow Gear
Sep 19, 2017 • 43 min
A new mode for Splatoon, a puzzle platformer about cloning and recording, and a color-changing heist game.
13 - Mise en Place, The Great Poutini, Wing Core
Sep 12, 2017 • 47 min
A workplace organization sim, a radical new perspective for point-and-click adventure games, and going to pilot school with a transforming mech.
12 - Coptions, Kevinly Sword, Mischief Managed
Sep 5, 2017 • 40 min
A reality-breaking adventure held in the options menu, a home-invasion foiled by a child, and a detective story set in the Harry Potter universe.
11 - Barriers Be Damned!, Night Mayor, Brain Wars
Aug 29, 2017 • 46 min
A mixed-reality platformer, a mayoral simulator plagued by an infamous anti-mayor, and a hive-mind first-person shooter. With special guest Nate Crowley, author of The 100 Best Video Games (That Never Existed)!
10 - Off the Wall, Viewfinder, Fit Quest
Aug 22, 2017 • 41 min
A puzzling weapon heist, an action-packed war photography game, and an app that integrates fitness goals into your favorite games.
9 - Harmonia Legend, Cambridge Hall, and Radio NOW
Aug 15, 2017 • 45 min
A musical sequel to Brütal Legend, the experience of being a headmaster at a private school, and radio-guided exploration of an abandoned city
8 - Max Throttle, KRDO FM, War of Tiers
Aug 8, 2017 • 45 min
An action-packed shmup on land and in the air, the mysterious broadcasts of a creepy radio station, and a multi-tiered war strategy game.
7 - The Princess and the Prince, Rhythm Action Rally, Remaker
Aug 1, 2017 • 44 min
A synchronous medieval adventure, a rhythmic racing game, and an adventure of repairing colossal machines.
6 - The Haunting of Withering Manor, Two Point-0, DIVIDe
Jul 25, 2017 • 46 min
A haunted house RPG, a cooperative mech adventure, and an action game split between two interlocking worlds.
5 - Not Another Hero, Across State Lines, Dine or Die!
Jul 18, 2017 • 44 min
A team of super heroes in a rapidly-expanding canon, a racing game the size of a country, and a post-apocalyptic diner.
4 - Beat Farm, Colorless the Chameleon, Fantasy Football
Jul 11, 2017 • 43 min
A farmer who grows music, a channel-surfing adventure through the world of television, and a football game with warring nations hanging in the balance.
3 - PhotoCop, Gunbaby, SECURITY!
Jul 4, 2017 • 41 min
A criminal investigation on wheels, gun-cultivation, and running a security outfit.
2 - Plundertale, Inventures, Space Junkers
Jun 27, 2017 • 41 min
A stealth heist roguelite, an invention factory, and a chaotic space adventure party.
1 - Citywide, Pallette Wars
Jun 14, 2017 • 36 min
A collaborative city builder, and upbeat colorful arcade classic.