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Podcast: The story of Heaven's Vault maker Inkle

80 yays.

I've had a soft spot for Inkle ever since playing Sorcery! on my old banger of an iPhone many years ago, and I've been delighted by every single game it has made since. Games like 80 Days, Heaven's Vault, Overboard! and Pendragon - games that wield words masterfully. And I cannot wait for the studio's new game, A Highland Song, that was revealed properly only a few weeks ago.

It's with great excitement, then, that I introduce today's Eurogamer Podcast guests. They are the two people who founded Inkle just over 10 years ago. The two people who once met working on a curious game at Sony about the cycle of a person's life - a game that would ultimately never be made. But they became friends, dreaming together about what kind of games they would make, and then one day, dreams became reality and Inkle was born.

They are Joseph Humfrey and Jon Ingold, and this is their winding tale. Episode 10 of The New Eurogamer Podcast is now available to you, our premium supporters, to stream either in this article, or to download and play on whatever device you fancy, using the little down-arrow button on the player below. This podcast will be pushed to all major podcasting platforms two weeks from now. I hope you enjoy it.

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Robert Purchese

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Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.

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