The Games for Change organization has unveiled its 2022 video game and XR award winners, and among them are familiar names like Insomniac Games, Schell Games–as in, Jesse Schell, famed designer and author of The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses–and more.
Jordan Mauriello of MoreYellow
MoreYellow CEO, Jordan Mauriello, joins to discuss corporate and personal brand management, what it takes to turn heads at game launch time, and what generating buzz may look like with the game industry’s next set of big changes.
GameDev Breakdown: Developer and Streamer Chris Gardner
The freestyle coder himself drops in to discuss the ups and downs of live coding, presenting at and organizing conferences, navigating the world of non-game commercial software development, and more. We also discuss what we’re playing now and what games we’re looking forward to getting our hands on.
My Q&A with GoldenEye X Project Lead, Donald “Wreck” York
As we (apparently) inch closer to a remaster of Rare’s 1997 Nintendo 64 classic, GoldenEye 007, I wanted to take an opportunity to contribute to the excitement. GoldenEye is easily one of my favorite games of all time, and my very first freelance piece in games journalism included excerpts from an interview with leaders from the GoldenEye X project–a campaign to port GoldenEye 007 to the superior Perfect Dark engine with locked content restored and other improvements in place–and our discussion didn’t get nearly enough room to breathe. Today, for the first time, I’m giving the full discussion (edited only for clarity and flow where helpful) a home online.
Great Game Design in the Wild: Tennis Drills
Good design entertains; great design teaches.
Dyson Zone headphones will clean your air in exchange for your dignity
Dyson is apparently collapsing under the weight of its own genius.
News, State of the Pod, and Philip Molodkovets of Wargaming
Welcome back! Here are some updates–including the scoop on Inside Video Game Creation in the latest deal at StoryBundle–a word on the state of the podcast, and an exclusive interview with Philip Molodkovets, Wargaming’s executive producer on World of Warships.
Star Citizen’s Senior Lead Gameplay Engineer Goes Indie – Chad and Curtis McKinney of Bit Rot
Chad and Curtis McKinney, Ph. D. (yes, both) call in to discuss Chad’s experience with Cloud Imperium working on Star Citizen and their collaborative indie efforts on Recursive Ruin, a “kaleidoscopic first-person narrative puzzle game” not quite like anything else you’ve likely seen.
Mat Bradley-Tschirgi Returns Again
Industry author, journalist, and developer Mat Bradley-Tschirgi returns to discuss his indie game collaboration with notorious filmmaker Uwe Boll, his interview with legendary Sierra Online founder Ken Williams, getting his first article on Polygon, and more.