Category: Humor

#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Jordan Mychal Lemos of Ubisoft

Jordan Lemos is a WGA award-nominated scriptwriter working at Ubisoft in Québec, with writing credit on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and the words of Socrates himself. He’s been a Twitter pal for a while now, and for some reason, we have the conversational energy of the cousins you have to separate at Thanksgiving dinner. Jordan’s path…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Author David L. Craddock

If you don’t think you’ve read or at least seen any of David L. Craddock’s phenomenal books on the game industry and game development, check again, you probably have. Some of the greatest stories of the development space have been captured in David’s phenomenal pages, including Blizzard’s early history with Diablo, tales from the days…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – NBA Jam Book Author Reyan Ali

I first interacted with Reyan Ali over Twitter just about a year ago. I’d just partnered with Microsoft to do a series of podcasts at GDC which was a total blast, but it caused me to miss the Classic Game Postmortem on the legendary NBA Jam. I tweeted out the presentation with great entusiasm once…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – The Old and New Testaments of Game Development

Update: We’ve had a slow start on giveaway entries, so we’re opening it up to everyone! Man, we’ve had some great guests lately, and you won’t believe some of the folks we’re going to be talking to in the coming months! With all this action, it was nice to get back on Skype with John…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Min-Maxing Your Audio Production with John Schiber

At last, more than a year after adding him to the show, I sit down with John Schiber to ask him some questions relevant to his expertise: being a life-long musician and internationally-signed recording artist. John’s experience producing music with his band, A Dark Orbit, and his personal studies of theory, engineering, and instrumental techniques have…



#GameDev Breakdown Podcast: Annual Holiday Game Design – Thanksgiving 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! In this special holiday episode, we give thanks for tremendous opportunities we’ve had this year, and for so many kind words from the community. In keeping with tradition, we come up with holiday-themed design concepts and follow them as far as we dare down the rabbit hole. What begins as a good-natured creative…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Religion, Metallica, and NBA Jam

Happy Thanksgiving week! In this episode, Todd shares the story about how two awesome arcade machines ended up in his basement and shares what he’s thankful for (in addition to these awesome machines).  There’s still time to hit us up with your 1-2 sentence Thanksgiving game design ideas. We’ll talk about our favorites on the…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – The Predator’s Code

John Schiber returns for Season 2! For once, we’re each playing a new release: John has jumped on his horse and has high praise for Red Dead Redemption 2, I’ve scratched my Call of Duty itch and downloaded Black Ops 4. For the first time in the history of the show, we’ve both played (and enjoyed) a battle…




To Those About to Jam: Part 1

Unconventional Advice for Your Game Dev Journey In this series, I will pass on odd lessons from over a decade in development that I’m fairly certain you won’t hear anywhere else.  Side Note: We do a game dev podcast that might be perfect for your jam weekend. Part 1: Don’t Get Weird with the Food…




#GameDev Breakdown Podcast – Who Is Video James?

We’re back for the last recording from this God-forsaken apartment. …