Category: Design

#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – PlayFab CEO, James Gwertzman

Our first #GDC18 guest is PlayFab’s co-founder and CEO, James Gwertzman. James joins us remotely to talk about his decades in the industry, the potential of PlayFab as a complete backend platform for live games, and its recent addition to the Microsoft family….




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Halfpology

Reunited at last, Todd spills the beans on a huge freelance project, an awkward problem emerges ahead of GDC, and John formally apologizes for his previous PUBG commentary over Chopin’s Prelude in E Minor….




#GameDev Breakdown Video Show – Think Like an Entrepreneur, Part 2

In this episode, we finish re-imagining the indie dev cycle from the perspective of developing a new product in the business world. We also take a look at our inbox, and at a listener’s request, tackle one of the greatest game dev debates of our time: Unity vs. Unreal Engine….




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Think Like an Entrepreneur Part 2

In this episode, we finish re-imagining the indie dev cycle from the perspective of developing a new product in the business world. We also take a look at our inbox, and at a listener’s request, tackle one of the greatest game dev debates of our time: Unity vs. Unreal Engine….




#GameDev Breakdown Video Show – Think Like an Entrepreneur

In this week’s video show, we discuss how to incorporate business wisdom from outside the industry into your game development process, from evaluating ideas to developing your concept and creating a business strategy….




#GameDev Breakdown Video Show – Promoting Your Game

In this episode, we share strategies and vital steps you need to take to promote your projects without looking and sounding like a jackwagon. Topics include what to have on your website, creating a press kit, writing a press release, how to approach paid advertisements, and social media practices for Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram….




Running Your Studio Website

Some developers don’t run a website for their studio at all, and even more don’t know what to put on it. In this segment, we discuss how to make the best use of your website when promoting a game. Stay tuned tomorrow for great info about creating your game’s press kit!…




Yep, Kingdom: New Lands Is Awesome

Last week, John strongly recommended Kingdom: New Lands on the #GameDev Breakdown podcast. That turned out to be accurate. …




#GameDev Breakdown podcast video show – Looty Christmas

In our inaugural holiday show: Apple admits they’re slowing down your phone, they also led the charge in requiring transparency in the loot box process. StoryBundle has great books for gamers and devs on Christmas break, Steam has probably already pried your wallet open for the Winter Sale, and we try our hand at designing…




Absurd Christmas Game Design

Initially, we planned to make a Christmas game for the site. Nothing elaborate, we just wanted to put together something for friends and site visitors to toy with, so we could say happy holidays in our own special way. Turns out it was a lot easier to just say it into the mics during a…