Category: Game Development

To Those About to Jam: Part 1

Unconventional Advice for Your Game Dev Journey In this series, I will pass on odd lessons from over a decade in development that I’m fairly certain you won’t hear anywhere else.  Side Note: We do a game dev podcast that might be perfect for your jam weekend. Part 1: Don’t Get Weird with the Food…




#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….




Warner Bros. Takes Bold Stance Against Bethesda in Westworld Lawsuit

By now, if you’re the type of person who cares, you’re up to speed on Bethesda’s aggressive lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Behaviour Interactive over suspicious similarities between Fallout Shelter and the new Westworld mobile game, both of which Behaviour developed. After loads of wild speculation across social media, we have our first defendant response, and all signs…




A Deep Dive into Bethesda’s Lawsuit Against Warner Bros. and Behaviour Interactive

Industry outlets reported this week that Bethesda Softworks has named Behaviour Interactive and Warner Bros. in a lawsuit, alleging breach of contract and willful copyright infringement stemming from suspicious likenesses between its game Fallout Shelter and Warner Bros’. new Westworld mobile game, both of which Behaviour developed. Although news of the suit just emerged late last week and neither…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Organization and Productivity

Since the start of the new year I’ve focused on coordinating content for our listeners that would improve their craft in a more direct and measurable way. We’ve hit on some popular topics since that time. Thinking like an entrepreneur, promoting your indie game, and accessibility all seemed to resonate with listeners in a much…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Designing for Accessibility

John returns at last following the birth of his second child! Upon getting back down to business this week, we started in on a topic we should have covered much sooner: accessibility in game design. I’ve always thought it was odd, some of the political baggage that gets heaped on this topic. If you design…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – How You Could Work in Games Next Week

We dive deeper into a topic listeners are asking about: freelancing and remote work for game development. You’ll hear how Todd left full-time professional software development, and started over in games from scratch with his own freelancing business. Congrats to John on the new baby!…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Checking In on Triple A with John Schiber

John Schiber returns and we talk about the highs and lows of the latest round of triple-A games. We also check in on our ongoing Unity game project and share a few more stories from GDC….