Matt Hill of OHCPlay

http://media.blubrry.com/gamedevbreakdown/p/audio.voxnest.com/stream/3f0dde127c4a49dbbdb5dbe295347d0c/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/675360257-user-782123614-matt-hill-of-ohcplay.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More YouTuber Matt Hill joins to talk about running the OHCPlay channel, highs and lows in the gaming community, and we give the public their first glimpse of a list…




Exception Game Developer Will Traxler

http://media.blubrry.com/gamedevbreakdown/p/audio.voxnest.com/stream/3f0dde127c4a49dbbdb5dbe295347d0c/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/673942352-user-782123614-exception-game-developer-will-traxler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | More Will Traxler of Traxmaster Software discusses his new game, Exception, his first commercial release following years of solo development. Will shares insight into his unique post-launch mindset, his solution…




The Access Revolution

A look at the lowered barriers that have changed game development When Panic recently revealed their upcoming experimental handheld, the Playdate, community feedback was all over the place. A few folks used it as an opportunity to lament the “nightmare of capitalism”—I trust none of them will be upgrading to the new Nintendo Switch. Personally,…




So You’ve Asked Someone to Work on Your Game for Free

So You’ve Asked Someone to Work on Your Game for Exposure/Profit Sharing also links here. Hi, aspiring designer! If you’ve been sent to this page, there’s a good chance you asked someone–or maybe many people–to work on your game for free. “What’s wrong with that?” you may be asking yourself. “Why is everyone so angry?”…




#GameDev Breakdown is One of Ask GameDev’s 9 Best Game Development Podcasts

Ask Gamedev, a YouTube channel founded and run by game industry veterans, has listed our very own companion podcast, #GameDev Breakdown, as one of its 9 Game Development Podcasts All Devs Need to Listen to. The video segment, dated July 23, 2019, compiles the group’s top podcast picks for aspiring game developers and game dev…




The Good in Gaming – 2019 Edition

This post was suggested by group consensus of our community at Patreon. Around here we’re as guilty as anyone of getting caught up in negative headlines about video games. Recent years have seemed particularly challenging as the industry struggles to solve issues in politics, player communities, and the workplace simultaneously. If playing games was nothing…




New Release Roundup – 7/24/19

This week is all about variety across gaming platforms. Here are the bests and worsts we’ll be contributing to the Nightfall Unlimited Podcast test show tonight! Nintendo Switch Super Mario Maker 2 Super Mario Maker 2 can’t fail. It’s effectively a Mario game that will never stop changing and will have unlimited free content forever,…




Things I Learned by Running a Game Jam

This post is a recap of my experiences running this year’s Itch.io Jam for Kids, including a few things you may want to keep in mind if you’re ever in charge of a jam yourself. On or around June 18th, my four-year-old asked me to make him a video game about trains. This was actually…




GameDev Gains: BitBucket + Trello = <3

We’re in the last four days of our Itch.io Jam for Kids! I’m working hard on the train game for my son that started it all, and since I just unlocked our Patreon post on planning and prototyping a new game project, I wanted to provide more information about one of my productivity recommendations. As…




Planning and Prototyping a New Game

This post is based on a suggestion from our Patreon Writers’ Room by patron Charlie Cox. In this post I aim to run readers through the process of planning out and beginning work on a game intended for commercial release. I aim to keep “fluff” to a minimum here, but I will provide context where…