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…
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.
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.
Over the weekend, Todd presented virtually to students, indies, and other industry folks at GameDev Camp 2020 to present insight gathered through interviews conducted throughout the last year. This episode recaps the event and includes the full audio of the presentation.
Todd presents virtually at an industry event, we discuss indie game development for modern consoles, we talk about why you should assign meaning to your relationships on social media and why you definitely should not take a freelance video editing contract. All this and licensed music from the game of the week, Aggressive Inline!
We close out the week with some behind-the-scenes talk about discussing motivation on social media, Thursday’s interview show with Jason Lee of Pixelmatic, how games fit into our holiday memories and experiences, what it’s like to get Xbox Game Pass games streaming successfully, all to the very cool soundtrack of Rebel Galaxy from Double Damage.
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!