Video games, from concept to completion.

Final Build is a storytelling podcast about video games, from concept to completion. Each episode explores the creative process behind your favourite games, and the people who make them. It’s a celebration of game design and the hand-crafted experiences shaped by passion, creativity, and collaboration. 

Four human hands surround text that reads "FINAL BUILD". The first hand holds a pen. The second hand is holding a plus-shaped directional pad. Square pixels emerge out of the open palm of the third hand, next to two pixelated love hearts. The fourth hand is clenched, except for the index finger, which is pointing down.

About the creator

Final Build is an independent passion project created by James Parkinson, an award-winning audio producer from Melbourne. James has reported stories for 99% Invisible and NPR. He was also the creator and former host of 'Gameplay', a two-time winner of Best Gaming Coverage at the Australian IT Journalism Awards.


Production: James Parkinson

Branding & Cover Art: Keegan Sanford

I respect and acknowledge the Bunurong and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the unceded land on which I live and work.