Dev Diary is a documentary series dedicated to capturing video game developers as they develop their games - and all of the personal struggles that accompany game development.
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Release Date: Jan 21, 2017

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Season 1

1. Episode 1 - Brace for Impact
Jan 20, 2017
22 minutes
Dev Diary is a docu-series focused on showing the personal stories of game developers while they create their games.

Season one is all about St. Louis-based studio, Butterscotch Shenanigans, and all of the hurdles that the three Coster brothers had to overcome to release.
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2. Episode 02 - This Ain't Gonna Kill Me
Jan 20, 2017
22 minutes
In episode two of the first season we learn more about Sam Coster's medical diagnosis and what that means for the studio.
3. Episode 03 - Sam's Dream Game
Jan 20, 2017
22 minutes
Crashlands is born and Butterscotch Shenanigans has a mission. This is Sam's dream game.
4. Episode 04 - Betascotch Shenanigans
Jan 20, 2017
22 minutes
Crashlands enters beta-testing and Sam gets an immune system transplant. Will the game get a warm reception from the testers? Will Sam's tests come back clean?
5. Episode 05 - Full Steam Ahead
Jan 20, 2017
22 minutes
It's release week! Not only is Crashlands releasing, but Butterscotch Shenanigans is doing their first ever multi-platform simultaneous release between mobile devices and desktop computers.
6. Episode 06 - And Then...
Jan 20, 2017
22 minutes
Crashlands is out... now what?
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Reviews

“Not only could “Dev Diary” turn out to be a strong docu-series in its own right — which it will, if the pilot is any indication — but it could also inspire more people to try their hands at creating a video game. That can only be a good thing.”
The Boston Globe

“… the project’s success came down to three factors: Crashlands’ status as a major gaming release that came from a relatively small Midwestern city, Sam’s personal story overcoming a major disease, and the brother’s relationships.”
St. Louis Public Radio

“The greatest strength of the series is the opportunity to see a model example of how important positivity and purpose can be in helping a person endure the arduous journey of treating cancer.”
The Lancet Oncology

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About This Series

Season one of Dev Diary focuses on St. Louis-based indie game development studio Butterscotch Shenanigans and the road to developing and releasing their game Crashlands, while one of their team members, and youngest brother, Sam Coster, battles stage 4B lymphoma.

Starring:

Julie Augustine
Amanda Cashen
Shi Chen
Sammy Conlin
Adam Coster
David Coster
Sam Coster
Seth Coster
Patrick Crecelius
Edward Domain
Wes Ehrlichman
Andy Green
Stuart Keating
Kevin Kopelson
Carol Mertz
Diana Zeng

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 5Mbps for 540p, 3Mbps for 360p.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core I3+ or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 12Mbps for 1080p or 8Mbps for 720p.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 5Mbps for 540p, 3Mbps for 360p.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.10+
    • Processor: Intel Core I3+ or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 12Mbps for 1080p or 8Mbps for 720p.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or later, SteamOS 2.20 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 5Mbps for 540p, 3Mbps for 360p.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or later, SteamOS 2.20 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core I3+ or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 12Mbps for 1080p or 8Mbps for 720p.
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