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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 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 Solid 58:54...

Duration:01:00:07

DGC Ep 098: Metal Gear Solid (part two)

1/31/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are midway through our series on 1998's Japanese stealth classic Metal Gear Solid. We talk about frustration, the various bosses, and a bit about one-offs. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Up through the torture scene Podcast breakdown: 0:40 MGS 1:03:10 Break 1:03:45 Feedback Issues covered: the history of "snake style," sources of frustration, Brett's...

Duration:01:31:11

DGC Ep 097: Metal Gear Solid (part one)

1/24/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are beginning our new series on 1998's Japanese stealth classic Metal Gear Solid. We first situate the game in its time, including some personal reminiscences of how we first came to the title, before turning to the stealth gameplay, the cutscenes, and other topics. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Up through Revolver Ocelot Podcast breakdown: 0:48 Segment...

Duration:01:01:31

DGC Ep 096: Tom Hall Interview

1/17/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we present our interview with Tom Hall, Project Lead of 2001's quirky Western-built Japanese-style RPG Anachronox. We talk about the team, the labor of love, what got left on the cutting floor, and various other bits and bobs. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Podcast breakdown: 0:35 Interview segment 55:28 Break 56:00 Mail/outro Issues covered: the game's science fiction...

Duration:00:59:53

DGC Ep 095: Anachronox (part four)

1/10/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are having our fourth and final discussion about 2001's quirky Western-built Japanese-style RPG Anachronox. We talk quite a bit about the specifics of the end of the game, with a diversion into ION Storm, and then talk about our takeaways. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Through to the end! Podcast breakdown: 0:42 Anachronox! Issues covered: that final...

Duration:00:58:30

DGC Ep 094: Anachronox (part three)

1/3/2018
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are having our third discussion about 2001's quirky Western-built Japanese-style RPG Anachronox. We talk quite a bit about the specifics of this section of the game, including the combat elements and leveling, before turning to feedback. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: To the surface of Democratus! Podcast breakdown: 0:43 Anachronox pt III 1:05:15...

Duration:01:22:03

DGC Ep 093: At Year's End, Two

12/27/2017
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we have a very special, year-end blast where we talk about some top take-aways and interview moments from the past year. And it's been a busy one, with six interviews and ten games discussed. Thanks for joining us this year. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Issues covered: defeating Darth Vader, the complexity of the world and reflecting that in TIE Fighter, taking a twist on the...

Duration:00:49:22

DGC Ep 092: Anachronox (part two)

12/20/2017
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are in the midst of our discussion about 2001's quirky Western-built Japanese-style RPG Anachronox. We talk about the writing and humor, how those may have developed, and also discuss the characters and their characterization, among other topics. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Through Votowne Podcast breakdown: 0:45 Segment 1: Anachronox 50:23...

Duration:01:19:32

DGC Ep 091: Anachronox (part one)

12/13/2017
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are beginning our new series on 2001's quirky Western-built Japanese-style RPG Anachronox. We set it in its time, and discuss how we decided to play it and then spend a lot of time on its world-building. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Through Bricks Podcast breakdown: 0:40 Anachronox in time, Initial discussion 38:36 Break 39:04 Thanks and...

Duration:00:55:56

DGC Ep 090: Super Mario 64 (part four)

12/6/2017
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are closing our series on 1996 3D platforming sensation Super Mario 64. We start at the end, discuss Koji Kondo's iconic music and finally, our takeaways, before turning to listener feedback. SM64 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: Discussion and Pillars 44:35 Break 45:08 Segment 2: Feedback/next...

Duration:01:06:40

DGC Ep 89: Super Mario 64 (part three)

11/29/2017
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are in the midst of our series on 1996 3D platforming sensation Super Mario 64. Tim intros the 'cast for the first time and we discuss both macro and micro design. SM64 Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Up to 50 stars! Podcast breakdown: 0:44 SM64 Segment 42:02 Break 42:33 Feedback segment Issues covered: likening Brett to a car, increasing difficulty of...

Duration:00:55:56

DGC Ep 088: Super Mario 64 (part two)

11/22/2017
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are in the midst of our series on 1996 3D platforming sensation Super Mario 64. We talk about level design, what permits its density, and then fall into a long chat about Nintendo's innovations in controls. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: To the second Key! Podcast breakdown: 0:33 Segment 1: SM64 Talk 43:46 Break 44:14 Segment 2: Feedback Issues covered:...

Duration:00:54:25

DGC Ep 087: Super Mario 64 (part one)

11/15/2017
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are just beginning a new series on 1996 3D platforming sensation Super Mario 64. We set the game in its time and then discuss the big up-front issues, particularly the camera and how new elements and mechanics sometimes require fictional underpinnings before turning to other issues, including listener feedback. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Up through the...

Duration:01:08:02

DGC Ep 086: Silent Hill 2 (part three)

11/8/2017
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we have made our way to that hotel in Silent Hill 2 and then wended our way homeward. We discuss the climactic events of the game, our theories on who represents what, the multiple endings, and a host of other issues including takeaways and listener feedback. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: To the end of the game Podcast breakdown: 0:43 Segment 1: Discussion...

Duration:01:23:43

DGC Ep 085: Silent Hill 2 (part two)

11/1/2017
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are in the middle of our three-episode series on Silent Hill 2. We spend a lot of time talking about the section in the hospital and the potential meaning or personification of Pyramid Head. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Up until the Labyrinth Podcast breakdown: 0:34 Single segment this week! Issues covered: Tim's Halloween costume, picking favorite...

Duration:01:22:30

DGC Ep 084: Silent Hill 2 (part one)

10/25/2017
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are just beginning a new and shorter series on Silent Hill 2. We set the game in its time period, and dive in quickly to the madness that brings us to that quaint little town, Silent Hill. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Up through the end of the apartments Podcast breakdown: 0:37 Silent Hill 2 51:15 Break 51:45 Feedback Issues covered: revisiting our...

Duration:01:10:19

DGC Ep 083: Julian Gollop Interview

10/18/2017
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Welcome to this special bonus interview episode of Dev Game Club, where we welcome Julian Gollop into X-COM Base Provolone for a chat. We delve into the genesis of the game, how a publisher saved the game and itself, and many other topics surrounding the development of the game. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Podcast breakdown: 0:41 Gollop Interview 1:05:20 Break 1:05:50 Next time Issues covered: Julian's...

Duration:01:27:14

DGC Ep 082: X-COM Enemy Unknown Bonus!

10/11/2017
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Welcome to Dev Game Club, where we are quickly going over the beginning of X-COM: Enemy Unknown. Surprisingly, although we both liked it, we preferred the original. Stockholm Syndrome? Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: The first couple hours Podcast breakdown: 0:39 Discussion of Enemy Unknown 35:53 Break 36:24 Feedback and reviews Issues covered: Firaxis's recent history, preferring the...

Duration:00:44:12

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