We’ve endured the nightmares of 2020 and grabbed every small victory possible along the way. Time to regroup and look ahead.
The party never stops in this episode as the designers behind the card-based drinking game Last Call for Alcohol and the Jackbox-style party game Assimilate! call in to discuss promoting physical games at a distance, design conventions for unusual experiences, and more.
In this episode of the GameDev Breakdown podcast, Ryan Engle calls in to explain how he started as a soloist with an augmented reality putting prototype and wound up leading a team through the development of the definitive virtual reality Topgolf experience.
EA has scooped up Codemasters at great cost. Germany is investigating Facebook over potentially anticompetitive practices in handling the Quest 2. Players are seeking–and receiving–refunds for Cyberpunk 2077, and it only gets weirder from here.
We wrap up the console development series with a look at Sony PlayStation hardware, the development programs they run, interesting funding initiatives, and an unusual story about how Sony delisted a previous podcast guest.
Versus CEO and Co-Founder, John Vitti, calls in to discuss the early success of Versus Game, designing around human nature, players as designers, and we speculate about our chances against the eventual rise of the machines.
Pixelmatic Chief Creative Officer, Jason Lee, calls in to discuss his design contributions to legendary RTS series (Age of Empires, Company of Heroes, and Warhammer 40,000), Pixelmatic’s upcoming space strategy game (Infinite Fleet), and the challenges of implementing actual cryptocurrencies both for in-game trade and to raise funds for the game’s development.
It’s time for GameDev Breakdown Radio! This weekend, Todd keeps running into snakes, the Weakest Link interview story got even more interesting, we won’t be talking to 2K ever, and reasons not to use your new Xbox Series X as a bong. All this and tracks from the fantastic soundtrack for Guitar Hero II. Hit Follow!
By community request, we take a look at the games as a service model, its performance in the game industry, and its impact on traditional revenue models in games.
A major industry publisher has finally been burned in the global crackdown on loot crates. It could have been easily avoided.