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.
At long last, Todd’s Q&A interview book is out!
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.
Welcome to GDC Showcase week! This is your first podcast check-in from the event. Hear about the sessions so far, including great chats with the legendary Warren Spector and Sucker Punch Productions co-founder Brian Fleming, then get tips for the event and what to keep an eye on for the rest of the week!
GDC Showcase is upon us! A combination of live events and pre-recorded presentations with live speaker chats is underway from the 15th through 19th, and the week kicked off with a somber moment from Warren Spector.
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I get a lot of pitches. I run several growing social media accounts, I host and produce GameDev Breakdown, and technically, I’m the editor-in-chief here at CodeWritePlay. Sure, I’m usually only editing for myself, but I assure you I’m a handful. It’s a useful mindset because from men’s health experts to annual film awards, people pitch me on what they have to offer each and every day.
I received the press release via email on February 17. “Artie Set to Disrupt $80B Mobile Gaming Industry by Eliminating the Need for Apps,” read the subject line. The message included a lengthy list of high-profile backers from gaming, technology, sports, and entertainment, as well as its all-star staff roster including team members from Activision/Blizzard, Disney, Facebook, and others. The launch announcement came at the end of a $10 million seed round.
Friend of the show Viktor from Blue Pin Studio calls in to discuss how different the Steam launch experience has become, how the pandemic allowed him to chase his dream with a friend, a glimpse into the world of watch repair, and Fable speed runs.
Joshua Johnson, CTO of TREE Industries and development lead on Ultimate Disc Golf, calls in to discuss the game’s progress, Epic’s impressive new cloud-based human model generator, Quest 2 development, working with your partner–it’s almost Valentine’s Day, after all–and more.