Categories
Design Game Industry Podcast

Max Pears of CD PROJEKT RED

Cyberpunk 2077 designer Max Pears calls in to discuss his recent book, Let’s Design: Combat, his podcast, Level Design Lobby, and his meteoric rise in game design, from school to Ubisoft’s The Division to CD PROJEKT RED’s most hotly anticipated title to date.

Categories
Business Game Industry Live Events Streams

Video Segment: Todd Talks Epic and Microsoft vs. Google and Apple on Fandom Unlimited

Todd calls in for Fandom Unlimited’s Facebook live stream to discuss the unfolding courtroom drama over Fortnite, mobile app stores, and the very souls of teenagers everywhere. Okay probably not that last one, but it could have major ramifications for Unreal Engine devs everywhere.

Categories
Business Game Development Game Industry Live Events Podcast

Fandom Unlimited Appearance and Courtroom Drama

Todd appeared on Fandom Unlimited’s live Facebook stream to talk about Epic and Microsoft vs. Apple and Google, then we dive into an equally troubling lawsuit between a studio and publisher that you might not have heard about.

Categories
Design Game Industry Games

Thimbleweed Park Developer, Terrible Toybox, May Be Ramping Up Development

Are you a versatile art director seeking remote employment with a legendary team? That’s nice. Good luck! Everyone else rejoice, the Thimbleweed Park team rides again!

Categories
Business Design Game Development Game Industry Podcast

Shammi Mohamed, formerly of Microsoft and Turn 10

If you’re into any technology from the earliest days of PC gaming to modern 3D engine development (with a dash of pilot certification in the middle), Shammi Mohamed is a great person to get to know.

Categories
Business Game Industry Podcast

Agile Game Development Author, Clinton Keith

In this episode of GameDev Breakdown, Clinton Keith calls in ahead of his GDC 2020 presentation on project management to discuss the crises facing game development, the strategies in his latest book, Agile Game Development: Build, Play, Repeat (2nd Edition), and how to recapture the fun in making games.

Categories
Game Development Game Industry Podcast

News Roundup 7-12-20

Here are highlights from this week’s news roundup:

Categories
Business Game Development Game Industry Podcast

The Dialog Tree Podcast Appearance

Todd appears on The Dialog Tree with Roger Reichardt to discuss industry event cancellations and other challenges facing developers amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Categories
Business Game Development Game Industry

Inside #IndieDev – Brutal Grounds by AGOG Entertainment

When event organizers postponed GDC 2020 in San Francisco from March to (apparently) an August 4-6 makeup event, development teams all over the world suddenly found themselves scrambling to make up for missed professional networking time, lost opportunities with potential players, and in many circumstances, unrecoverable travel investments. As E3 and other events follow suit and business nearly everywhere grinds to a halt, the usual advantages of working in close geographic proximity to traditional industry hotspots have all but vanished. This was the topic of my discussion with Robert Hubert, the Los Angeles-based development director responsible for Brutal Grounds, an upcoming top-down competitive shooter from AGOG Entertainment.

Categories
Business Game Industry

YouTuber CAMELOT331 Says These Are GameStop’s Internal Answers About the COVID-19 Pandemic

By now you’ve heard GameStop attempted to stay open nationwide throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, going as far as to provide store leaders with a memo to provide police if they attempt to enforce lockdowns ordered in many areas. While Ars Technica reports California stores are closing to comply with a state-wide “shelter in place” order, it’s clear GameStop’s corporate office will fight this tooth-and-nail, and it’s impossible to know how much damage is already done.