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Game design, programming, art, and writing by Julia Minamata - julia@thecrimsondiamond.com Julia is a Toronto-based game dev and artist. She made art for Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator, Witch Strandings, and Recommendation Dog!! (which she also art directed).

Music by Dan Policar. Dan is a internationally-touring (more than a decade with Sean Paul's Baddabanz) Grammy-nominated musician, composer and teacher. His music can be found in Empire of Sin, the Colossal Cave Adventure Trailer, and in The Crimson Diamond!

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Time Extension article: Meet The Devs Keeping EGA Alive In The Modern Day

"The Crimson Diamond: A Cozy mystery adventure beckons": Adventure Gamers

"Digging for Gems and Clues: The Crimson Diamond Launches on August 15": A Gaming Network

"A Gem Found In The Belly Of A Fish": Vulgar Knight article

IGN Live debut of The Crimson Diamond release date trailer

Pixel Pizza Podcast: Julia Minamata (The Crimson Diamond)

Indiepocalypse Radio - Episode 0143: Keenardo and Julia Minamata

Final Round -- "The Crimson Diamond: sedici colori, interfaccia testuale, è subito 1989" (Italian language)

8BITdigi -- GDC 2024 The Games We Played

Save Your Game Podcast with PushingUpRoses and Matt Aukamp

YakWaxLips video: Most Anticipated Adventure Games of 2024!

Adventure Game Hotspot's PIXEL ART Adventure Games you MUST PLAY in 2024

Adventure Game Geek's Upcoming Adventure Games 2024...And Beyond!

vicek83's "Plans for Adventure Game Developers for 2024" (guest spot)

Rock Paper Shotgun Screenshot Saturday Monday

Adventure Game Hotspot interview

FireFlower Games interview article

Hello Playdate Podcast interview

FMM Live: Discussion with Julia Minamata Dev of The Crimson Diamond

2D Game Art Tips for Solo or Small Teams -- Pre-recorded panel

Scene World Podcast #160 - The Crimson Diamond with Julia Minamata

vicek83's "Plans for Adventure Game Developers for 2023" (guest spot)

Exposing Decades-old Secrets of The Colonel's Bequest (guest spot)

Disaster SquadCast episode

"Talking To Women About Videogames" podcast episode part 2 of 2

"Talking To Women About Videogames" podcast episode part 1 of 2

Joystick interview (in English)

Joystick interview (in Greek)

IGDA Twin Cities Talk: "The Practical Magic of Pixel Art"

Steam Next Fest (Oct 2021) Developer's Let's Play of The Crimson Diamond Demo

The Genesis Temple Podcast #8 – Julia Minamata (The Crimson Diamond, Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator)

Interviews from the Multiverse: Julia Minamata

Lockdown Con II "The Indie Games Revolution" Panel (first panel of the day)

WIRED.com's Geek's Guide to the Galaxy

WIRED.com article

Pixelles BIPOC Creator Program grant recipient

usesthis Interview (interview about my hardware and software set-up)

8-bit Ninja interview about The Crimson Diamond (in German)

CAAD52 magazine article about The Crimson Diamond (in Spanish)

Cabel Sasser's Photoshop Revelation clip

HomeTeam GameDev Podcast -- Guest Julia Minamata

CityNews - Canada Showcased Through Video Games

CBC Thunder Bay - Superior Morning Radio Interview

TVOntario article

Retro 'Rents Podcast episode

PAX East 2020 "What's Next for Adventure Games" Panel

Adventure Games Podcast episode

Big Boss Battle -- Featured

Escapist Magazine article

Classic Adventurer, Issue 07 -- Featured

Adventure Gamers AdventureX Round-up, part II

Scarborough Mirror Article

Digital Roadmap Article

Medium.com Article

IndieGames+ Article

PC GAMER Article

Adventure Gamers Announcement Article

Adventure Corner Article (German)

YouTube LP Playlist

The CGG Podcast: # 44 Third appearance, updates since April 2019!

The CGG Podcast: #20 The Crimson Diamond updates & The Colonel's Bequest

The CGG Podcast: #1 Episode featuring me discussing The Crimson Diamond





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