Jonathan Ovadia of AEXLAB calls in to discuss the progress and the story behind the studio’s upcoming virtual reality multiplayer competitive shooter, VAIL. He shares insight into a relatively new funding model for games, his team’s vision for a connected, persistent VR experience, and more.
Month: April 2021
Virtual Book Tour: Podcast vs Player
The Inside Video Game Creation virtual book tour continues with a segment for the always-entertaining Podcast vs Player podcast crew. We discuss the book, unusual interview experiences, balance and sacrifice in the industry, and more.
Virtual Book Tour: Zero to Play
Todd appears on Carl Leducq’s podcast, Zero to Play, to discuss his new book, Inside Video Game Creation, indie game development, trends in the game industry, and more.
Revisiting the GameDev Workflow Problem
I strongly believe in writing every day—until you publish a book. Now I think it’s pretty important to do something else for a little while. Like a lot of developers (I suspect), I enjoy starting little prototypes from scratch pretty frequently. This seemed like a great way to decompress from months of writing and editing, and so far it’s been very effective! I decided to toy with a 2d retro-inspired scene that could theoretically lead to another run at the cartridge-collecting game idea I’ve been so obsessed with for years. It led to a very pleasant weekend during which I did not obsessively jump from the Amazon book charts to the Kindle dashboard to the search listings and then back to the Amazon charts again.
Inside Video Game Creation Is Out Now!
At long last, Todd’s Q&A interview book is out!
Game Developers Tell Personal Tales of Triumph and Sacrifice in New Interview Book
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
St. Louis, Missouri, 4/4/2021 – Inside Video Game Creation: Development Experts Share Their Stories, a set of Q&A interviews with video game creators ranging from solo hobbyists to triple-A veterans, is available for digital pre-order ahead of its April 6 release on Amazon in eBook and paperback formats.