An alternative philosophy to consider when projects and other collaborations break down, and a look at how Hasbro took a collection of imperfect classics and made them new.
James Ross of Monster Finger Games
Alien Scumbags designer and developer, James Ross, calls in to discuss his game’s early success and some of the unique ways he’s involved community members in the project. We also age ourselves with talk of floppy disks and Game Maker version 1.0.
Photos of Peter Moore and More
For a change of pace, we go back and follow up on a set of previous news stories to see where things ended up. Topics include LEGO and Unity, the Playdate, EA’s FIFA loot boxes, and Moore…
The Designers Behind CreatorCrate and Operation Armstrong
We close out allllll that Virtual Indie Games Expo 2020 coverage with the creative minds behind the upcoming roguelike platformer CreatorCrate and the asymmetric VR game–that is, co-op between a headset wearer and their smartphone-equipped teammates–Operation Armstrong.
The Designers of Last Call for Alcohol and Assimilate!
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.
The designers behind Crumbs and Clash of the Genres
Following their appearances at Virtual Indie Games Expo 2020, the designers behind the Crumbs and Clash of the Genres board games call in to discuss inspiration, pandemic survival, and in one case, getting cut off on Fox News.
The Teams Behind GunDrill and TeamJumpers
Following their exhibits at Virtual Indie Games Expo 2020, creators behind GunDrill and the TeamJumpers games discuss indie life, platform release strategies, navigating game engine options, dealing with negativity, and more.
The Teams Behind Rank: Warmaster and Altercation
Following their exhibits at Virtual Indie Games Expo 2020, creators from Laser Beams & Particle Streams Software, Inc. share details on the upcoming 4X/RTS/Space flight sim, Rank: Warmaster and Ryan S. Peterson tells us about his upcoming platform brawler, Altercation.
Topgolf with Pro Putt Creator, Ryan Engle
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.