In The Keep

In The Keep
This show is all about the world of first person shooters, their legacies, their lineage and the people who keep that world turning. // //

#68 Robert Raulus & Mikko Tamper (White Hell)
Oct 6 • 74 min
Robert Raulas & Mikko Tamper are an independent Finnish game development team currently working on their debut title White Hell – a retro FPS with traces of sci-fi, fantasy & Finnish mythology.
#67 Mahelyk (SCP: Blackout)
Sep 29 • 60 min
Mahelyk (Kyle Frost) is an indie game dev currently working on SCP: Blackout.
#66 scar3crow (GRAVEN)
Sep 22 • 91 min
scar3crow is the lead designer of 3D Realms’ & Slipgate Ironworks’ latest “unannounced FPS #???) GRAVEN.
Jon St. John @ Realms Deep 2020
Sep 6 • 86 min
Jon St. John is the voice of Duke Nukem… If that isn’t enough for you, he has also appeared in Postal 4, Amnesia, Sonic the Hedgehog, CS:GO, Dota 2, Half Life & Ion Fury, as well as a slew of other incredible games throughout his career.
Cliff Bleszinski @ Realms Deep 2020
Sep 6 • 115 min
Cliff Bleszinski (CliffyB) is the game designer behind Unreal, Jazz Jackrabbit, Gears of War & LawBreakers.
Tim Willits @ Realms Deep 2020
Sep 6 • 76 min
Tim Willits was hired at id Software in 1995 after creating & distributing his own custom Doom maps over the internet.
John Romero @ Realms Deep 2020
Sep 6 • 77 min
Father John Romero sits down with Fred Schreiber (3D Realms) & Jehar ( to take a verbal stroll through his life as an innovator in the gaming industry.
American McGee @ Realms Deep 2020
Sep 6 • 66 min
Schreiber (3D Realms) & TheMotherload (The Keep) catch up with American McGee to figure out what makes him tic, the future of the Alice series, what being a new father in Shanghai is like & where the wind is carrying him today.
Chuck Jones @ Realms Deep 2020
Sep 6 • 85 min
Chuck Jones (Senior Character Artist at 3D Realms) is the unsung hero of Homeric proportion behind some of the most prolific & enduring characters in video game history such as Duke Nukem, Gordon Freedman & G-Man.
#65 Scumhead (Shrine 2)
Sep 1 • 70 min
Scumhead (creator of Shrine 2) has published 5 games since he started developing at 15, is already working on his 6th & he is only 19 years old!
#N64 Immorpher (Musician/Biophysicist)
Aug 25 • 128 min
Immorpher is a dark ambient composer creating soundtracks for Quake & a biophysicist studying COVID19 & nuclear magnetic resonance at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
#63 Denzoa (Doom 2 Pro)
Aug 18 • 91 min
Denzoa is one of the premier competitive Doom 2 players in the world with over 15 years of experience.
#62 Mike Jaret-Schachter (Running With Scissors)
Aug 11 • 84 min
We’re joined by MikeJ (Chief Bidet Officer at Running with Scissors) to talk about his unique journey into the video game business, Postal 4: No Regerts’ development, managing the RWS Team, how marketing has evolved in recent years, I Regret Nothing…
#61 Awesreek (Viscerafest)
Aug 4 • 110 min
Awesreek has been working on his game Viscerafest for EIGHT F@#$%ING YEARS and he’s here to tell us about his amazing journey including the does & don’ts of indie game development, what it’s like seeing his demo take off, working with the infamous &…
TALKING DOOM w/ Flambeau, RedEyesGreenDragon & AF-Domains
Jul 28 • 98 min
The Flying Dutchman himself - The Illustrious Flamebeau - is BACK joined by videographer extraordinaire RedEyesGreenDragon & The Dark Messenger of Zdaemon IRC AF-Domains!
#60 Vince Steel (Game Reviewer)
Jul 21 • 119 min
This week we’re joined by Vince Steel, a talented YouTuber specializing in reviews for indie & retro that just so happen to align with the Will of Cthalha.
#59 Théo “Totos” Touaty (Cyber Hook)
Jul 14 • 79 min
Théo “Totos” Touaty is a game developer currently working on the first-person 3D platformer Cyber Hook.
#58 Hakita Returns (ULTRAKILL)
Jul 7 • 73 min
Hakita is back to talk about ULTRAKILL’s newfound status with New Blood, his plot to subliminally plant good music into the ears of gamers & how awesome Gloomwood is gonna be.
#57 James “Quasar” Haley (Nightdive Studios)
Jun 30 • 32 min
James Haley (Quasar) cut his teeth in the Doom modding scene before becoming one of the main developers at Nightdive Studios.
#56 Conner Howard & Bruno Beaudoin (The Great Doom Eternal Debate)
Jun 23 • 87 min
This is a friendly debate between game designer Bruno Beaudoin (Nightmare Reaper) & podcast host Conner Howard (Lore Party) on the pros & cons of iD Software’s Doom Eternal.
State Of The Keep Address June 2020
Jun 15 • 38 min
Thoughts on recent & upcoming games from New Blood, 3D Realms, Nightdive, Running With Scissors &’s Bundle For Racial Justice & Equality.
#55 Sgt_Mark_IV (Brutal Doom)
Jun 9 • 96 min
Sergeant_Mark_IV is the developer behind the Brutal Doom.
Apostles Gathering May 2020
Jun 2 • 51 min
We’re joined by the Apostles of The Keep to discuss the past, present and future of Warfork.
#54 Nate Berens (Redact Games)
May 26 • 93 min
Nate Berens is an independent game developer known for Sagebrush, a narrative driven walking sim about searching the remains of an evangelical suicide cult and the upcoming retro FPS Effigy.
#53 Ted Hentschke (Dread X Collection)
May 19 • 71 min
Ted Hentschke is editor-in-chief at DreadXP, currently managing the Dread X Collection.
#52 Muleke_Trairao (Game Translator)
May 12 • 68 min
Muleke_Trairoa is a professional game translator known for the localization of FPS titles like Serious Sam, Warfork, Xonotic, Diabotical and Master Arena into Brazilian Portuguese.
#51 Jehar (TastySpleen)
May 5 • 65 min
Alexander “Jehar” Popa is a broadcast engineer known for shoutcasting Quake, Doom and other arena FPS eSports.
#50 Matt Tropiano (The Adventures of Square & Doombringer)
May 1 • 91 min
Matthew Tropiano is a prolific Doom level designer, project manager for Big Brik Games, developer of TAME (Text Adventure Module Engine) and sound designer on Doombringer.
#49 James Paddock (MIDI Artist)
Apr 28 • 74 min
James Paddock’s name is synonymous with the Doom modding scene, most notably for his outstanding MIDI soundtracks for projects like Saturn X, Eviternity and John Romero’s Sigil.
#48 Dillon Rogers (Gloomwood)
Apr 21 • 37 min
Dillon Rogers is the developer of Gloomwood, an upcoming imsim/survival horror/retro FPS being published by New Blood Interactive.
#47 Dave Oshry (New Blood Interactive)
Apr 19 • 67 min
Dave Oshry is the CEO of New Blood Interactive and Senior Director at Rocketwerkz.
#46 Stephen Kick (Nightdive Studios)
Apr 14 • 65 min
We’re joined this week by Stephen Kick, CEO at Nightdive Studios, the company behind titles like System Shock 2, Turok, Doom 64, SiN and Strife to name only a few.
#45 Ch4mp (Rocket Jump Zone)
Apr 7 • 34 min
Ch4mp is the founder and proprietor of Rocket Jump Zone, an organization putting on weekly arena FPS tournaments.
#44 BigEyeGuy & no_il (Arena Israel)
Mar 31 • 57 min
no_il is a former professional Quake Live player. BigEyeGuy is a mobile game designer and community organizer for Arena Israel.
#43 Zan (Hedon)
Mar 24 • 57 min
Zan is the creator of Hedon, an adventure FPS game built on the GZDoom engine.
#42 JCR (Quake Mapper)
Mar 17 • 62 min
JCR is a talented Quake mapper, modder & co-host on The Quakecast.
Waiting for DOOM Eternal…
Mar 16 • 36 min
Motherload shares some thoughts, worries, well-put-together analysis and mindless gobbledygook about id Software’s upcoming Doom Eternal.
#41 Frederik Schreiber (3D Realms)
Mar 10 • 83 min
Fred Schreiber is more than just the vice president & executive producer of 3D Realms, founder & director of Slipgate Ironworks and overlord of what we hold sacred here at The Keep; he’s a true fan and connoisseur of classic gaming and a revolutionary in…
#40 Hakita (ULTRAKILL)
Mar 3 • 49 min
Hakita is the man behind ULTRAKILL, a unique FPS game that combines the fast-paced decision making of Doom with rhythmic combat, PS1-era graphics and a face melting original soundtrack that is wowing the indie scene.
#39 Shadesmaster & BloodShot (Slayer’s Testaments)
Feb 25 • 76 min
Ever wondered what it would feel like if Doom 2016 or Eternal were built inside the Quake 1 engine? Brothers BloodShot & Shadesmaster did, and they’re creating it right now in the form of the mod Slayer’s Testaments. They’re also known for their…
#38 Airdorf (FAITH)
Feb 18 • 50 min
WARNING! NON FPS INCOMING! This week we’re joined by Airdorf, developer of FAITH which is a top down horror game harkening back to the MS-DOS and Atari 2600 days with gorgeous rotoscope animations and chilling minimalistic horror storytelling that hits…
#37 Dragonfly (Eviternity & Prodeus)
Feb 11 • 78 min
Dragonfly is the map maker behind such Doom projects as Skulldash and Eviternity.
#36 Jeremiah “KillPixel” Fox (Wrath: Aeon of Ruin)
Feb 4 • 76 min
Jeremiah Fox is the CEO of KillPixel Games and lead designer of Wrath: Aeon of Ruin.
#35 Bruno Beaudoin (Nightmare Reaper)
Jan 28 • 73 min
Nightmare Reaper is a genius new FPS game with an old-school look, randomly generated levels, looting and A LOT of shooting.
#34 David Szymanski (Dusk)
Jan 21 • 95 min
David Szymanski is the game designer behind Dusk and creative director at New Blood Interactive (Amid Evil, Maximum Action).
#33 MiFU (The Sentinel’s Playground)
Jan 14 • 54 min
MiFU is the proprietor of The Sentinel’s Playground (, a free & automated server host for Zandronum.
#32 Brad Carney Returns
Jan 7 • 54 min
Brad “Carnevil” Carney is back to discuss the trials and tribulations of being an independent developer.
TALKING DOOM w/ Flambeau, AF-Domains & HumanBones
Jan 1 • 78 min
We’re joined by the Dark Messenger of IRC himself AF-Domains as well as Multiplayer Doom Federation commissioner and “Doom Is Dead? Podcast” host HumanBones to discuss 2019 (The Year of Doom) in retrospect.
#31 Makaveli (Quake 2/3 Pro)
Dec 24, 2019 • 53 min
If there were a Mt. Rushmore of Quake, Victor “Makaveli” Cuadra’s face would be on it.
#30 CrazyAl & GMT (TimConLAN)
Dec 17, 2019 • 57 min
CrazyAl & GMT are the organizers of TimConLan, an intimate, community driven AFPS LAN party held every 6 months in The Netherlands.
State Of The Keep Address
Dec 10, 2019 • 44 min
Just some house-keeping, talking about what our plans are for 2020, our favorite things going on in Doom, our upcoming Warfork event, games we’re looking forward to, the Church of Quake community award winners, and whatever else come to mind.
#29 Kristus (Doombringer)
Dec 3, 2019 • 69 min
Kristus is the developer of the up-and-coming Arena FPS game Doombringer.
#28 Kaapeli47 (FPS Historian)
Nov 26, 2019 • 73 min
Kaapeli47 is a Finnish Twitch streamer who specializes in classic first-person shooter games.
#27 GNiK (Quake Champions Pro)
Nov 19, 2019 • 72 min
GNiK recently made his way into the Quake Pro League by qualifying through the Challenger’s League and competing at Lucca.
#26 the_hack (Shock & Rockets)
Nov 12, 2019 • 67 min
Ali “the_hack” Dark is the developer of Glitch Arena, a new independent Arena FPS with a refreshing, simplistic design.
#25 wadaholic (Total Chaos)
Nov 5, 2019 • 66 min
Sam “wadaholic” Prebble is the man behind the epic total conversion Doom mod Total Chaos.
#24 Hawr1x (
Oct 29, 2019 • 89 min
Hawr1x is an eSports journalist ( dedicated to providing an insightful and statistical analysis of Quake Champions.
The Pigeon Classic 2019 Recap Show!
Oct 23, 2019 • 47 min
We’re joined by The Keep admins Spaced, Haducant & eXtwofour to discuss the success of our recent Pigeon Classic Annual FPS charity event which raised $600 for the Egyptian Cure Bank.
#23 Milton (QuakeWorld Pro)
Oct 15, 2019 • 90 min
Joni “Milton” Sivula is among the most decorated and well regarded professional QuakeWorld players on planet Earth.
#22 dumptruck_ds (Quakecast/Quake Mapping Community)
Oct 8, 2019 • 90 min
dumptruck_ds is a host on the Quakecast (w/ ArrrCee), a prominent Quake mapper, proprietor of the Quake Mapping Community Discord and creator of excellent Trenchbroom tutorials on his YouTube channel.
#21 RottenRose (TastySpleen)
Oct 1, 2019 • 65 min
Krista “RottenRose” Popa is a talented lady known & beloved in the community not just for her vast range of contributions across the board, but also for being a bit of a “Quake mom” to many with her sweet & strong spirit.
#20 LocKtar (QHLAN 2019 Duel Champion)
Sep 24, 2019 • 59 min
LocKtar returns to The Keep to touch base after his return to competitive Quake and his first ever duel championship at QHLAN.
#19 DevastatioN (Doom 2 Pro)
Sep 17, 2019 • 88 min
Chris “DevastatioN” Felix is one of the best and most respected Doom 2 players in the world.
#18 Shazzik (Beyond Strafe Jumping)
Sep 10, 2019 • 102 min
Shazzik is the host of Beyond Strafe Jumping, a podcast on YouTube where he speaks to the top names in the Quake Champions Pro scene.
Doom Is Dead? Podcast - #01 TheMotherload (In The Keep)
Sep 7, 2019 • 75 min
This interview was recorded at Quakecon: Year of Doom and features podcaster, community organizer, commentator and complete Doom noob… TheMotherload ;)
#17 Smango (
Sep 3, 2019 • 87 min
Smango is a gaming journalist best known for his websites and
#16 Carnevil (Skulltag/Wrack: Exoverse)
Aug 27, 2019 • 69 min
Brad “Carnevil” Carney is the creator of Wrack, Wrack: Exoverse and the multiplayer Doom port Skulltag.
#15 Andrew Hulshult (Composer/Sound Designer)
Aug 20, 2019 • 89 min
Andrew Hulshult is the composer of your favorite video game soundtrack including Quake Champions, Dusk & Amid Evil.
#13 DBThanatos & Michaelis (QC: Doom Edition)
Aug 6, 2019 • 79 min
DBThanatos & Michaelis are here in the Keep to chat about their amazing career in the Doom WAD community and QC: Doom Edition.
#12 TALKING DOOM w/ Flambeau (ZDaemon) & NationwideMoose (USQC)
Jul 31, 2019 • 98 min
In this episode we’re joined by Flambeau and NationwideMoose to talk about ZDaemon and Doom in general.
#11 Zdravko Marinov (Limitless Hunger Developer)
Jul 15, 2019 • 107 min
Zdravko Marinov is an independent game developer currently working on the neo-retro FPS game Limitless Hunger.
#10 BPS (QuakeWorld Pro)
Jul 1, 2019 • 63 min
BPS is one of the most decorated players in Quake history, standing at the forefront of the community, helping to organize and the beloved QWiki, putting together competitions including the upcoming QHLan2019 and far more.
#09 Albert Adeikalam (Master Arena Developer)
Jun 15, 2019 • 85 min
Albert Adeikalam is the character/weapons concept and modeler for the upcoming AFPS game Master Arena (available now in early access on Steam).
#08 M3ssia (US Quake Community)
Jun 1, 2019 • 82 min
M3ssia, “The Messiah of QuakeWorld”, is an admin for the United States Quake Community where he manages their Quake servers and events; his team is at the tip of the spear in the effort to revitalize the QuakeWorld and AFPS community in North America.
#07 LocKtar (QuakeWorld Pro)
May 15, 2019 • 97 min
We are very proud to present the first independent episode of ITK with “The World’s Best DM2 player” himself, Dennis “LocKtar” Larrson. We go in depth about his QuakeWorld career spanning decades, his way of life, his departure from competitive play and a…
#06 I Kill Pigeons (The Keep/Orange Bucket Acting Troupe)
May 8, 2019 • 75 min
I Kill Pigeons is a founding member of the Keep, a long time Quake/AFPS player, a producer and actor with the Orange Bucket Acting Troupe (the first ever virtual reality theater group), and one of Motherload’s best friends.
#05 HumanBones (Multiplayer Doom Federation)
May 8, 2019 • 85 min
HumanBones has been playing Doom since he was 11 years old; a long-time competitor and organizer for the International Doom League/World Doom League, he is now the founder and head honcho of the Multiplayer Doom Federation.
#04 Psygib (Quake Champions Pro)
Apr 30, 2019 • 47 min
Psygib is a Quake veteran, long time Capture the Flag player and one of the top professional Quake Champions players in the world.
#03 Ceasepool (Duskworld)
Apr 30, 2019 • 49 min
Ceasepool is a young Swedish gamer who is passionate about arena shooters and one of the best Duskworld players in the known universe.
#02 Dots (Open Arena)
Apr 15, 2019 • 42 min
Dots is a software developer by day & a member of the NiN Clan, OAC community leader and competitive Open Arena player by night.
#01 Violentheart (Quake 4 Pro)
Apr 15, 2019 • 57 min
ViolentHeart is a former Quake 4 pro (megablaz0r) turned software developer, Fatal1ty house veteran, Ultraviolence community manager and an all-around amazing player/human being.