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English

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Episodes

On Dreams and Design Iteration

1/25/2021
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. Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools they need to reduce risk and get more downloads. To find out more, head to https://appfigures.com/on/GameDevBreakdown to try Appfigures for free. if you like it, use our special code GDB3030 to get 30% off for...

Duration:00:38:50

James Ross of Monster Finger Games

1/14/2021
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. Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools they need to reduce risk and get more downloads. To find out more, head to https://appfigures.com/on/GameDevBreakdown to try Appfigures...

Duration:00:54:16

Photos of Peter Moore and More

1/12/2021
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... Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools they need to reduce risk and get more downloads. To find out more, head to https://appfigures.com/on/GameDevBreakdown to try Appfigures for free. if you like it, use our special code GDB3030...

Duration:00:35:18

State of the Pod 2021

1/7/2021
We've endured the nightmares of 2020 and grabbed every small victory possible along the way. Time to regroup and look ahead. Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools they need to reduce risk and get more downloads. To find out more, head to https://appfigures.com/on/GameDevBreakdown to try Appfigures for free. if you like it, use our special code GDB3030 to get 30% off for the next 3 months. Show notes While this show...

Duration:00:41:37

The Designers Behind CreatorCrate and Operation Armstrong

1/4/2021
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. To find out more about the first Virtual Indie Games Expo, visit https://indiegamesexpo.com/. Our thanks to the organizers for access to the event. Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is...

Duration:00:49:01

The designers behind Crumbs and Clash of the Genres

12/28/2020
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. To find out more about the first Virtual Indie Games Expo, visit https://indiegamesexpo.com/. Our thanks to the organizers for access to the event. Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools they...

Duration:00:39:45

The Teams Behind GunDrill and TeamJumpers

12/24/2020
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. To find out more about the first Virtual Indie Games Expo, visit https://indiegamesexpo.com/. Our thanks to the organizers for access to the event. Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools they need...

Duration:00:42:07

The Teams Behind Rank: Warmaster and Altercation

12/21/2020
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. To find out more about the first Virtual Indie Games Expo, visit https://indiegamesexpo.com/. Our thanks to the organizers for access to the event. Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all...

Duration:00:40:37

Topgolf with Pro Putt Creator, Ryan Engle

12/17/2020
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. Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools they need to reduce risk and get more downloads. To find out more, head to https://appfigures.com/on/GameDevBreakdown to try...

Duration:00:52:37

News 12-14

12/14/2020
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. Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools they need to reduce risk and get more downloads. To find out more, head to https://appfigures.com/on/GameDevBreakdown to try Appfigures...

Duration:00:43:39

Let’s Make a PlayStation Game

12/10/2020
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. Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools they need to reduce risk and get more downloads. To find out more, head to https://appfigures.com/on/GameDevBreakdown to try Appfigures for free. if you like...

Duration:00:37:02

Joshua Johnson of TREE Industries

12/7/2020
TREE Industries CTO, Joshua Johnson, gives an inside look at one of the disc golf community's most anticipated titles, Ultimate Disc Golf. We talk indie development business, the challenges of using all-purpose physics engines for very specific applications, and more. Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools they need to reduce risk and get more downloads. To find out more, head to...

Duration:00:46:39

John Vitti of Versus Game

12/3/2020
Versus CEO and Co-Founder, John Vitti, calls in to discuss the early success of Versus Game, designing around human nature, players as designers, and we speculate about our chances against the eventual rise of the machines. Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools they need to reduce risk and get more downloads. To find out more, head to https://appfigures.com/on/GameDevBreakdown to try Appfigures for free. if you like...

Duration:00:42:46

Todd’s Talk at GameDev Camp 2020

11/30/2020
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. Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools they need to reduce risk and get more downloads. To find out more, head to...

Duration:00:28:10

Let’s Make a Nintendo Game

11/26/2020
In continuing our console development basics series, we look at what it takes to develop an indie game for Nintendo's latest game console, the Switch. If you like more options, we'll look at a way you can make a limited Switch game with no permission from Nintendo whatsoever. Finally, we'll take a look at the most manageable option for going old school with your own NES project. Support our sponsors This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools...

Duration:00:43:33

Let’s Make an Xbox Game

11/23/2020
There's a lot of new buzz about Microsoft's love for indie developers. Have they really made it easy to target the Xbox? In this episode, Todd looks at indie options for bringing a new or existing project to Xbox systems. Support our sponsors: This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools they need to reduce risk and get more downloads. To find out more, head to https://appfigures.com/on/GameDevBreakdown to try Appfigures for free. if you like...

Duration:00:42:01

Jason Lee of Pixelmatic

11/19/2020
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. Support our sponsors: This show was sponsored by Appfigures! Appfigures is all about giving game makers the tools they need to reduce...

Duration:00:59:29

On Motivation

11/16/2020
By community request: Thoughts on the topic of motivation, both in everyday life and in indie game development. This episode came from the Patreon vault! It was recorded last year but never widely released. My book project is mentioned a number of times. That book is still forthcoming. The topic was changed to incorporate expertise from numerous people I've interviewed here on GameDev Breakdown, then we started the pandemic. The last chapter is being written and a number of transcripts are...

Duration:00:24:25

Legomania!

11/12/2020
Lego and Unity have teamed up to offer an educational experience set in the Lego universe, but is there more than meets the eye? We'll discuss who the new Lego microgame project is for, what you can accomplish with it, and speculate wildly about what's next. The microgame project is available at Unity's blog. Once you have the right version installed, you'll find it in the Hub in the Learn tab. BrickLink is the model-building application we mention for advanced users and all of you AFOL. You...

Duration:00:31:37

Playing Under Pressure with Weakest Link Contestant Spencer Scott

11/9/2020
Weakest Link contestant Spencer Scott calls in ahead of his debut on NBC's popular game show to talk about his experience, his mindset under pressure, and the early experiences in his life that may have helped set him on his path. We also take a look at the design of The Weakest Link, what makes it compelling, and what might make for a successful video game adaptation in the modern day. Show topics: Catch our chat with Spencer ahead of his episode of Weakest Link on NBC at 9 PM...

Duration:00:31:53