Category: Business

Good Apple: Leading the Charge in Loot Box Transparency

If you saw our previous weekly podcast segment taking Apple to task for slowing down older phones, you’ll understand why we say it’s only fair to heap praise on them for their recent iOS developer policy updates, first heard through Polygon….




Looty Christmas

The guys convene for a very special Christmas cast to discuss very good and very bad developments from Apple, best entertainment deals for gamers and devs over the holiday break, and we try our hand at designing a couple of Christmas games on the fly. Happy holidays!…




Alarmism and Governing Game Development

A US state representative targets game publishers and developers, Todd and John take a look at the possible outcomes of government intervention in monetization strategies for games, and we try to make sense of the source of all political gaming strife: Twitter….




Truck Driving and Starting Indie Development

We take to the open road in our big rigs or…whatever, discussing a new development in our game industry microtransaction story, then we go through tips for anyone looking to get into indie game development….




Gone Fishin’

Cast your cares away and join us on a wilderness getaway in the form of a show recorded inside a massively multiplayer online first-person fishing game. Yes, really. …




Confidence and Cash in Indie Games

John praises Brawlhalla at length, Todd crowns a diet soda for champions, and we take a look at epic successes and failures in some of the most popular business models for indie studios and their games….




Bit Shifter Developer Paul Dana

We caught up with Paul Dana of Plastic Games to talk history, philosophy, technology, and of course, to find out the status of his longtime indie labor of love, Bit Shifter. …




It’s All Bad News

The sex abuse and harassment dialogue reaches one studio as another is cut down in its prime. Tension between PUBG and Fortnite’s developers nears fever pitch, and one of the industry’s living legends lets loose on anyone who will listen….




On The Daily Wire’s Mysterious Coverage of Grand Theft Auto

  If you’ve already heard our latest episode of the GameDev Breakdown podcast, you’ll already be familiar with this topic. This article will serve to provide links and structure our case about why this article was poorly handled and perhaps even a little irresponsible, outside the casual conversational setting we maintain on the show. If you…




Grand Theft Auto and Violence in Games

Todd returns from Las Vegas, no one knows what to wish one another on Columbus Day, and The Daily Wire posts a mysterious Grand Theft Auto hit piece. We break down the criticism and talk about how poor gaming coverage is leaving a huge portion of gamers in the lurch….