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Dev Game Club features two veteran game developers who look at games from the past to discuss their impact and relevance today.

Dev Game Club features two veteran game developers who look at games from the past to discuss their impact and relevance today.
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United States

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Dev Game Club features two veteran game developers who look at games from the past to discuss their impact and relevance today.

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@devgameclub

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English

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Episodes

DGC Ep 118: SWRC Interview Bonus

6/15/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club for a special bonus bonus interview edition. Justin Stinnett turns the microphones on hosts Brett Douville and Tim Longo, in addition to Daron Stinnett, to talk Republic Commando. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Issues covered: making a squad seem smart, how to deal with the squad AI, keeping the squad in view, how to control the squad on a console, squad positioning, seeing the sniper,...

Duration:00:14:52

DGC Ep 117: Bonus Interview with Daron Stinnett

6/13/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club for a special bonus interview edition. We speak with Daron Stinnett, lead programmer and project lead on Dark Forces, looking at the beginnings of his career before turning to specifics about the game. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Podcast breakdown: 0:40 Interview segment 1:04:45 Break 1:05:17 Feedback segment Issues covered: Daron intro, the Stinnett origin story, making houses...

Duration:01:05:22

DGC Ep 116: Dark Forces (part three)

6/6/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are finishing 1995's Star Wars: Dark Forces. We talk a bit about the final levels of the game while punching dragons and then turn to our takeaways. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: We finished the game! Podcast breakdown: 0:44 DF Discussion 59:08 Break 59:38 Takeaways Issues covered: the Kell dragon, entirely too much discussion of dragon types, being...

Duration:01:13:13

DGC Ep 115: Dark Forces (part two)

5/30/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are in our second episode about 1995's Star Wars: Dark Forces. We delve much deeper into the level design and themes, talk about fulfilling the Star Wars fantasy, and talk about the tease of future technologies. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Through "The Death Mark" Podcast breakdown: 0:46 DF Segment 57:09 Break 57:40 Feedback Issues covered: beating...

Duration:00:59:46

DGC Ep 114: Dark Forces (part one)

5/23/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are beginning a new series about 1995's Star Wars: Dark Forces. We situate the game in its time a bit and then turn to the first three levels of the game, specifically talking about its level design and a bit about squeezing Star Wars into games. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Through The Subterranean Hideout Podcast breakdown: 0:46 Segment 1: Dark...

Duration:00:53:42

DGC Ep 113: God of War (2018) Bonus

5/16/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are discussing the newly released return to God of War. We talk about the way the game has been modernized for current tastes, and how it maintains the feel of the series. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: First few hours Issues covered: modern design elements, combat feel, level linearity with bits of side secrets, combat/explore, chests, pushing technology,...

Duration:00:58:11

DGC Ep 112: God of War (part three)

5/9/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are finishing our series on 2005's God of War. We talk about when the game leans into the things it's not great at, the sense of epic scale, as well as turning to our traditional takeaways as we end a series. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Finished the game! Podcast breakdown: 0:42 God of War discussion 54:45 Break 55:11 Takeaways and Feedback Issues...

Duration:01:08:04

DGC Ep 111: God of War (part two)

5/2/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are on to the second of our series on 2005's God of War. We talk about what a fully scripted camera allows you to do, where it breaks down in implementation, as well as touching on the over-the-top nature of the game and its light RPG elements. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Through the Challenges Podcast breakdown: 0:43 Segment 1: God of War 51:40...

Duration:00:58:41

DGC Ep 110: Mark Crowe Interview

4/25/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are lucky this week to be able to interview Mark Crowe, one of the original "Guys from Andromeda" who were the creative force behind Space Quest, as well as working on many other Sierra titles. We talk about those old days, the flexibility of working with a parser, and all the constraints on game development in the early days. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Issues covered:...

Duration:00:45:08

DGC Ep 109: God of War (part one)

4/18/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are beginning our series on 2005's God of War. We set the game in its time, an interesting time at the end of a console lifecycle as new machines loomed on the horizon, and then turn to the game itself before hitting feedback. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Up to the desert / through Athens Podcast breakdown: 0:44 Segment 1: God of War 50:35 Break 51:06...

Duration:00:55:05

DGC Ep 108: Space Quest (part two)

4/11/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we complete our discussion of a pair of very early Sierra adventure games with Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter. We finally hear Tim's story about getting stuck on a game so long it drove him to drink and also get to our takeaways before hitting feedback. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Finished SQ1 Podcast breakdown: 0:43 Segment 1: SQ1 35:35 Break 36:08...

Duration:01:02:56

DGC Ep 107: Space Quest (part one)

4/4/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we continue to discuss a pair of very early Sierra adventure games, now turning to Space Quest 1: The Sarien Encounter. We talk a little bit more about adventure games and general and talk about some specific ways this game differs from King's Quest, including its use of space. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Up to Planet Kerona Podcast breakdown: 0:45 Segment...

Duration:00:53:46

DGC Ep 106: King's Quest (part two)

3/28/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we continue to discuss a pair of very early Sierra adventure games, beginning with 1984's King's Quest: Quest for the Crown. Having finished the game, we discuss the ways in which different puzzles work and what aspects are frustrating and how it might all have gotten that way. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Finish King's Quest 1 Issues covered: getting...

Duration:00:54:09

DGC Ep 105: King's Quest (part one)

3/21/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are discussing a pair of very early Sierra adventure games, beginning with 1984's King's Quest: Quest for the Crown. We talk a bit about Sierra and its early contributions to games as a whole and the specific form of the adventure game, setting it in context and discussing taste. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: "About half" of King's Quest Issues covered:...

Duration:01:11:56

DGC Ep 104: Ultima Underworld (part four)

3/14/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are discussing 1992's immersive sim classic Ultima Underworld. We talk about how the game comes together at the end and the interconnectedness of it all before we turn to our pillars and takeaways. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Finished the game! Podcast breakdown: 0:42 Segment 1: finishing the game 44:23 Break 44:59 Segment 2: Takeways and...

Duration:01:29:07

DGC Ep 103: Ultima Underworld (part three)

3/7/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are discussing 1992's immersive sim classic Ultima Underworld. We take a deeper dive into the leveling system and the magic system and talk about the intersection of RPGs and immersive sims and the various analog elements of this game in particular. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Levels 4-6 Issues covered: rotworm stew, taking notes and having too much to...

Duration:00:53:04

DGC Ep 102: Ultima Underworld (part two)

2/28/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are discussing 1992's immersive sim classic Ultima Underworld. We discuss the specifics of levels two and three a bit, but also tackle inventory, encumbrance, taking notes on paper, and the delightful map and how those have changed over the years. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Levels 2 and 3 Podcast breakdown: 0:43 UU Discussion 48:46 Break 49:12...

Duration:01:09:13

DGC Ep 101: Ultima Underworld (part one)

2/21/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are beginning a new series on 1992's immersive sim classic Ultima Underworld. As usual, we situate the game in time a bit and in the Ultima series as a whole, before delving into the first few hours of the game. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Level 1 Podcast breakdown: 0:40 Underworld 54:54 Break 55:22 Feedback Issues covered: Brett gets hooked, first...

Duration:01:35:46

DGC Ep 100: Metal Gear Solid (part four)

2/14/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are are just finishing our series on 1998's Japanese stealth classic Metal Gear Solid. We talk about the end of the game and some narrative choices there that we like and then discuss our pillars for the game. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: To the end! Podcast breakdown: 0:41 End of MGS 1:00:48 Break 1:01:22 Pillars and feedback Issues covered: 100...

Duration:01:42:53

DGC Ep 099: Metal Gear Solid (part three)

2/7/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are in our third episode of our series on 1998's Japanese stealth classic Metal Gear Solid. We talk about a big choice in the game and the things you're not taught, particularly considering how fourth wall breaking it can be, as well as topics like UI choices. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: To Vulcan Raven (II) Podcast breakdown: 0:41 Metal Gear...

Duration:01:00:07