Category: Business

#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – NBA Jam Book Author Reyan Ali

I first interacted with Reyan Ali over Twitter just about a year ago. I’d just partnered with Microsoft to do a series of podcasts at GDC which was a total blast, but it caused me to miss the Classic Game Postmortem on the legendary NBA Jam. I tweeted out the presentation with great entusiasm once…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – The Old and New Testaments of Game Development

Update: We’ve had a slow start on giveaway entries, so we’re opening it up to everyone! Man, we’ve had some great guests lately, and you won’t believe some of the folks we’re going to be talking to in the coming months! With all this action, it was nice to get back on Skype with John…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Creating Universes and Characters with Ray Marek of Unparalleled Comics

Story-driven games are often revered as the height of artistic game development. For as dearly as we all hold Rocket League, it can’t match the impact of Mass Effect or tug at the heart strings like Red Dead Redemption. To create a project that stays with your players, you need to design a world for them to experience. When…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Winning the Screen Time Debate and Forming Your Company

Hello 2019! We had huge plans for the Christmas show. If you don’t believe me, check out the functioning Unity game I made to show off as a joke. But being the family guys that we are, the actual holidays got in the way. So it’s back to business here in the new year. I’ll…




Hot Take: The ESA Needs to Get Serious About Loot Boxes

We Need the Same Decisiveness That Saved Us in the 90s to Protect Indies from Federal Bureaucracy If you’ve followed along with the #GameDev Breakdown Podcast, you’ve heard us discuss loot boxes with some concern for well in excess of a year now. In fact, it was last year’s Christmas episode that I seem to…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – The Predator’s Code

John Schiber returns for Season 2! For once, we’re each playing a new release: John has jumped on his horse and has high praise for Red Dead Redemption 2, I’ve scratched my Call of Duty itch and downloaded Black Ops 4. For the first time in the history of the show, we’ve both played (and enjoyed) a battle…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Season 2 Intro

Welcome back! Just an informal sit-down to talk about the state of the podcast, how we set things up for Season 2, and some of the cool stuff we’re working on in the coming months. Now is the time to subscribe and get in touch! Help make this the show you want to hear in…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Who Is Video James?

We’re back for the last recording from this God-forsaken apartment. …




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Takeaways from the ArenaNet Firings

John rejoins triumphantly to discuss the industry’s latest shake-up. ArenaNet has opted to terminate the employment of two Guild Wars 2 writers following a heated exchange with a partnered streamer/YouTuber earlier in the month. He participates in this discussion while drinking water from a mason jar, as if his own real life is some kind of horror…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Reach Out and Sue Someone

Since we left off, my house was on HGTV for whatever reason, I moved the site to a shiny new server, and I never ended up telling John I was going to go ahead and record this episode without him. Sorry John….