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Episode 88: The Next Big Thing

"Patience is a virtue. " So, that quote has nothing to do with this topic, but it seems like a cool thing to start the episode summary with! That said, in this week's episode Zack, Ryan, Andrew (Happy Birthday), and Obinna sit down to discuss "The Next Big Thing." Specifically, they talk/argue about what makes a game, genre, and even a platform the next big thing. The gents outline their criteria for "the next big thing" and then try to measure that against some of the top games in the...


Episode 87: Game Dev Tricks

Happy New Year! It's time to kick off 2018 with a feast of an episode. We start with a very fun conversation about all the interesting tricks game devs employ to improve the player experience of their games. We have to admit some of the tricks seem to be just clever ways to hide technical issues, but, the vast majority are really creative user experience hacks that will change the way you think about some of your favorite games. We round out the episode with our wrap-up of 2017 in the game...


Episode 86: Rapid-Fire Roundup

OMG, we're back again! Brothers, sisters, everybody read! It's time for another edition of "Rapid-Fire Roundup". This week we discuss the intense fallout caused by the inclusion of things like Loot Boxes in newer PC and console titles, Ryan airs his many grievances in spectacular fashion, EA shakeups, and the release of the new Xbox One X. All that and more on this episode of The Debug Log. Thanks for tuning in this week and we hope you enjoy the show! Feel free to send any stories you...


Episode 85: The Downsides of Developer Transparency

There has always been an air of mystery surrounding the game development process. In the past, this was mainly due to the archaic processes involved and the massive amounts of specialized knowledge required to dip a toe into that world. Fast-forward to now, what has changed? Well, the tools are a whole lot better, the entire process has become much more open to people of all talents, and the basic concepts of game development are pretty much common knowledge, even to the casual gamer. But,...


Episode 80: Rapid-Fire Roundup

Back at last! It's time for another edition of "Rapid-Fire Roundup". This week we break down the colossal new version release from Unity, resist the temptation of a cheaper Oculus, assess the fallout from the Fallout 4 ad campaign, and get our minds blown by the amount of money in Esports these days. All that and more on this episode of The Debug Log. Thanks for tuning in this week and we hope you enjoy the show! Feel free to send any stories you want to hear us cover in the next...


Episode 25: Rapid-Fire Roundup

You’ve sent letters! You’ve emailed! You’ve snail-mailed! You’ve smoke-signaled for it! You’ve asked, and we’ve delivered! Actually, you did none of the above… but we are adding a brand new podcast segment entitled, “Rapid-Fire Roundup” where the hosts collect a handful of the latest game dev articles as well as questions from the TDL and game development community at large and talk shop. What’s the latest in Unity’s newest patch? What are the must-attend game developer conferences this...


Episode 11: 2015 IGF Grand Prize Winner and Crowdfunding Pioneers

In this episode we speak with a handful of game development pioneers in CEO and Founder of Fig, Justin Bailey and the team behind the 2015 IGF Grand Prize winner, Outer Wilds. Justin breaks down how the Fig platform works as a curated crowdfunding and investing medium where passionate players and developers intersect. Lead Designer Alex Beachum, Producer Avimaan Syam, and Engineer Logan Ver Hoef describe the premise and promise of Outer Wilds, an in-depth exploration game built in Unity3D....