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In Think Like a Game Designer, award-winning designer and Stone Blade Entertainment CEO Justin Gary speaks with world-class game designers and creative experts from various industries. Each episode deconstructs the creative process, offering insights into the art of game design and the broader cultural, technological, and business influences shaping a myriad of creative mediums. Join us for actionable advice and unique perspectives that will enrich your understanding of what it means to be c ...
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Design Doc
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Design Doc

Hannah Shaffer and Evan Rowland

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Come along with Hannah and Evan in a living documentation of the game design process, from the first spark of an idea, to every disastrous surprise. It’s not an instruction manual, but a travel guide, with lots of unexpected stops along the way.
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This show's mission is to share the stories and views of people from a wide range of background experiences and experience levels, to help show a rich view of what's involved in making games (AAA, indies, game jammers, hobbyists, and more!), various sides of the game industry, and today's game communities and events. Intro and outro music is by Danny Baranowsky, used with permission.
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Our podcast breaks the mold of don't ask don't tell about the video game industry. We give everyone the real inside look at what its like to be a professional game developer, Every week we'll interview pro and indie developers, we'll talk jobs, studios, salaries and of course crunch horror stories. Tune in! Hosted by Brandon Pham
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The Level Design Lobby, breaks down game and level design techniques, showing how they are used within games, as well as how we can improve upon them. It also shares reading material to its audience, while providing interviews with industry professionals. Please Subscribe ---- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Maxpears Website: http://www.maxpears.com/
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+30 year game industry veteran John "JP" Podlasek interviews game designers, programmers, producers, artists, arcade owners, writers, CEOs and others about game development. Experienced or aspiring game developers alike will find useful, thought-provoking, and sometimes funny advice from others in the game industry. Find info at gamedevadvice.com and subscribe now!
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Coffee with Butterscotch is the hilarity-filled official podcast of award-winning video game studio Butterscotch Shenanigans, best known for its smash hit Crashlands. Grab a drink and tune in every week to learn how video games are made and sold, our take on building a small company from scratch, and how to be an unstoppable problem-solving machine. Got a question you want answered on the podcast? Ask us at https://podcast.bscotch.net
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Two hapless employees in a game studio are tasked by their boss to create a game based on a very vague concept every two weeks. They're given one hour to talk out different concepts, eventually deciding on something they can showcase to their boss at the end of the session.
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Check The Wire
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Check The Wire

Dan Gheesling & Northernlion

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Check The Wire is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Gheesling and Ryan ‘Northernlion’ Letourneau. The two take you behind the curtain and discuss what has and has not worked for them in their gaming careers on Twitch and Youtube.
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On Who, What, Why? I discuss game design with those who make games and try to learn more about the game design process. Each episode I interview a designer, publisher, developer, artist, etc. of tabletop games such as card, board, or role playing. Some episodes discuss big ideas in design rather than individual games. I have both mainstream and independent developers as guests.
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An intimate conversation with the creators of some of the world's most remarkable games, hosted by comedian and life-long gamer Adam Conover. This season I will talk with the developers of Portal, Assassin's Creed, Hyper Light Drifter and many more about what it’s like to make video games for a living, how they come up with their ideas, and their first memory of the medium.
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BACKSTORY
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BACKSTORY

Alex Roberts

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BACKSTORY is an ongoing series of interviews with game designers and other notable members of the role-playing community, hosted by Alex Roberts. This show is all about the person behind the work: how did they get into gaming? Why did they start designing? What are they most excited about for the future? Alex loves getting to know people, and you'll love coming along for the ride.
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All My Ideas Are Bad
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All My Ideas Are Bad

Sythana Winterthorn & Orion Canning

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This podcast explores Storygame & Indie RPG design. We record 5 hours of gameplay & interview, both with the game developer, and then boil it down to a little over 30 minutes, presented in an wavplay format with sound effects and music. Best with headphones.
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Bruno Dias, Pedro Falcão and Gus Lanzetta are writers that work with video games and they wanna talk about them. This is a podcast about playing and making video games in Brazil, bringing a different point of view and cultural baggage to the international conversation about games. Also there's so much food talk, man.
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Hosted by Sasquatch B Studios - We are a husband and wife indie dev team who quit our jobs and sold our house to fund starting our indie game studio. We talk about ALL things gamedev on this show, from personal struggles and triumphs, to industry tech. We also interview well-known dev-loggers and ask them burning dev questions!
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The Game Development show for indie developers, Inside Indie Games’ explores what it is that inspires and motivates games developers make the games they do. Our community of independent games developers are among the brightest and best in UK games dev talent and, on this show, we're tapping into their expertise and experience, to find out how you can build your own successful games company. Learn from the experts what challenges, successes and opportunities are typical for independent games ...
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Welcome to The Debug Log, a podcast about game development. Hosts Andrew, Obinna, and Ryan are all professional game developers. From games for health care to AAA mobile games, these guys have experienced it all and have the scars to prove it. That being said, this is not your typical developer podcast. The Debug Log balances in-depth discussions and interviews with a casual and wry sense of humor. Aiming to be both entertaining and informative, the show targets developers of all skill level ...
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Someone Should Make This
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Someone Should Make This

Daanish Syed Matt Pierson Jeff Larkin

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They do the hard part of coming up with great video game ideas, so someone can make it. Daanish, Matt, Jeff, and Dan are veteran game developers with dozens of shipped games and decades of industry experience between them. Each week, they will conceive of, develop, and scrutinize the very best game ideas. New Episodes Every Tuesday. someoneshouldmakethispodcast@gmail.com @MakeThisPod Disclaimer: Dan Weiland and Matt Pierson are employees of Warner Brothers Entertainment Group ("WBE"), Daanis ...
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Join our Discord Community: https://discord.com/invite/aHjTSBz3jH Check us out on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@sasquatchbgames In this episode of The Indie Game Development Podcast, we tackle the pervasive issue of burnout in game development. From indie darlings to AAA giants, burnout knows no bounds. We dissect three common burnout triggers,…
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Game: Deep and wide gameplay Practice does not make perfect Difficult learning environment What matters is hidden until you look for it Lot of misinformation Unwelcoming culture Develop: Discovering what matters by observing others "High Ranked" game developers Avoiding misinformation/misleading paths Finding a welcoming culture (avoid the doom and…
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In this episode, I spoke with Sam Glassenberg, Founder and CEO of Level Ex, as we dive into subjects encompassing the gaming industry, technology, and healthcare. Sam recounts his unexpected journey into gaming, beginning as an animator at LucasArts and eventually helping lead Microsoft’s DirectX Graphics team. We then transition to discussing the …
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What’s the difference between a “theme” and an “obsession?” Inspired by a classic writing book from the ‘80s, we share our respective obsessions and talk about how they show up in our work, intentionally or otherwise. EPISODE MENTIONS: Learn how to play Go: https://online-go.com/learn-to-play-go Learn how to smell things (Introduction to Perfumery …
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This week, we talk about working with family and game pricing. Deciding on a price point for a game is more than just a simple economic decision. Perceived value is influenced by perceived functionality, entertainment proposition, artistic merit, and emotional connection. So how do you hit the jackpot at the right price? Support Crashlands 2! Offic…
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Subscribe to Game Dev Unchained! Get access to subscriber-only episodes for a monthly subscription.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gamedevunchained/subscribe⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ About this episode: In this episode, I discussed Tav Shande's recent work in his game on project UEFN and his long-standing career in game developme…
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I was not feeling good the week I recorded this as I am sure many of you have seen it had been nonstop layoffs for nearly the whole of January. This affected some good friends of mine as well as my own mental health. For this, I want to talk about the possibility of how Unionising as gamedevs could possibly help us in the future. That is by joining…
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Welcome to the final episode of our special February series, everyone! February is the month of love, romance and relationships, so we're excited to invite Maso Perez to the studio in order to look at their new game Life on the Edge, the official Boyfriend Dungeon TTRPG from Kitfox Games, that lets you explore your inner psyche, confront your fears…
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For Kevin Mitnick - perhaps the greatest social engineer who ever lived - hacking was an obsession: even though it ruined his marriage, landed him in scary correction facilities and almost cost him his sanity in solitary confinement, Mitnick wasn't able to shake the disease that compelled him to keep breaking into more and more communication system…
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Chris interviews Fredrik Präntare and Julian Seifert-Olszewski of Pugstorm and asks about how they created their underground exploration survival game, Core Keeper.http://media.blubrry.com/caneandrinse/caneandrinse.com/sausage/TSF_Episode480.mp3 Music is by Jonathan Geer and can be heard on YouTube HERE1. Echo of the Past2. Exploring the Ruins3. Go…
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We're thrilled to announce Out of the Park Baseball 25! Pre-order it today for a 30% discount! Join Rich and Paul as they chat about both the incredible content to close out Perfect Team 24 AND preview a few of the new features of the just-announced Out of the Park Baseball 25! Thank you to everyone in our incredible community for your support!…
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In this episode, we discuss internationalization, localization, and implementation. Localization is much more than just translation. It’s a complex technical and artistic endeavor that captures the essence of your game and makes it accessible to a global audience. Lots of things can be open to interpretation, but loc will help you keep anything imp…
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Join our Discord Community: https://discord.com/invite/aHjTSBz3jH Check us out on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@sasquatchbgames In this episode of The Indie Game Development Podcast, we delve into the inspiring journey of game developer Fairlii, creator of the cute and cozy pixel art game, Gelli Fields. With a dedicated following of over 30,000…
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Dirk and David answer another round of listener questions! They discuss how mobile and desktop games differ, what makes a game “broken”, and tips to follow when designing around a licensed property. They also delve into design stagnation and following what was done before you, as well as when to innovate and when to iterate.…
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Subscribe to Game Dev Unchained! Get access to subscriber-only episodes for a monthly subscription.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gamedevunchained/subscribe⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ About this episode: In this episode, I had a discussison with Nicholas Seavert (CEO of JangaFX) covering a range of topics about the game industry, in…
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Maxine “MJ” Newman joins me to chat about her leap from lawyering to senior game designer at Fantasy Flight Games. As a game designer at Fantasy Flight, MJ serves as the co-lead designer for the popular Arkham Horror card game and is also a developer on the Lord of the Rings card game. We discuss everything from her dad sparking her game design lov…
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In our career, we use a lot of different tools to construct and build our worlds. I wanted to talk about some that have helped in my experience. Each game is different & requires different equipment to improve our work. ---------------------------------- Let's Design Books ----------------------------------- Ebook - https://bit.ly/39BakJD Physical …
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Game: What makes Incredible Crisis special? Ska soundtrack Completely absurd story Brutal button mashing (creates physical response) High pressure, simple minigames Develop: The utility of panic The utility of frustration How your players physically interact with your game Impact of emotional moments on gameplay My own development Keystone Habits W…
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Welcome to the second episode of our special February series, everyone! February is the month of love, romance and relationships, so we're excited to invite Maso Perez to the studio in order to look at their new game Life on the Edge, the official Boyfriend Dungeon TTRPG from Kitfox Games, that lets you explore your inner psyche, confront your fear…
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Adam Orth chats with narrative designer Meghna Jayanth. Together they discuss Meghna's childhood moving around the world and how those experiences shaped her views; the unique aspects of writing for games; the habits, development woes, and finances of live service games; and how Thirsty Suitors takes players through an authentic and emotional journ…
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Recorded at Metatopia 2023 Presented by Cam Banks and Amanda Valentine You've had a successful Kickstarter, you've been hired by a game publisher, you've released your work on Itch or DriveThru. You've done it! But now what? We're here to discuss the aftermath, the fallout, and how to survive that and stay doing what you love to do.…
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Chris O'Regan interviews Alex Clarke and Leigh Stewart of Stardust Collective and asks them about their space bound disaster aversion VR adventure game, Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventures.http://media.blubrry.com/caneandrinse/caneandrinse.com/sausage/TSF_Episode479.mp3 Music featured is by Octavio Rombolá, who's SoundCloud page can be found here:https://sou…
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In this episode of Adventures in Angular, Charles does a solo episode talking about entrepreneurship and the topic/course on “How to Get a Job.” This is an informative episode for those looking for a job as a developer and how to prepare your resume for your career search. Charles covers the core pieces of the course and specific areas of tailoring…
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This week, we talk about staring eyes, mini-games, and integration issues. Supporting new tech like the Vision Pro or adding sneaky mini-games into bigger ones is all about snazzing things up without adding user-sided friction. Seamless integration is way harder than it sounds, but when it works, it's pure stealthy genius. Support Crashlands 2! Off…
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Join our Discord Community: https://discord.com/invite/aHjTSBz3jH Check us out on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@sasquatchbgames In this episode of The Indie Game Development Podcast, host Brandon of Sasquatch B Studios discusses the challenges of developing their game "Samurado." Initially intended as a three-month project, the development proc…
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It is no secret that we have seen the biggest job losses in the industry. With over 9000 lost in 2023 and currently 6000 in 2024. I sadly was one of these, so I wish to share my experience with you all alongside that which helped me to land jobs as well. ---------------------------------- Let's Design Books ----------------------------------- Ebook…
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Game: Cleaning up Planting Seeds Maintaining Connecting and exploring Harvesting If you over-plant... Develop: What stardew teaches us about development How much can you really plan Patience and Consistency Energy Management Community Process My own development Struggling with rest vs burnout Negativity spirals Believe in yourself, not in your acco…
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Welcome to the first episode of our special February series, everyone! February is the month of love, romance and relationships, so we're excited to invite Maso Perez to the studio in order to look at their new game Life on the Edge, the official Boyfriend Dungeon TTRPG from Kitfox Games, that lets you explore your inner psyche, confront your fears…
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Right now, hundreds of thousands of people in the southern African country of Namibia are faced with a choice. At the end of next month, their phone service is going to be shut off permanently: to prevent that from happening, they’ll have to give up their data privacy. As a result, nearly two million Namibian citizens are facing a data privacy prob…
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Austin Wintory chats with the composing team collectively known as Ninja Tracks, Kaveh Cohen and Michael Nielsen. Together they discussed how they first met and what drove them to create a composing partnership; how they've worked together across various video games, TV shows, and films; and why they decided to add music publishing to their reperto…
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Recorded at Metatopia 2023 Presented by Bill White and Avery Rosen This panel discusses the theoretical, pedagogical, and practical implications of trying to teach people to run tabletop RPGs as GMs. We're interested in understanding the best practices, the pitfalls, and the contexts in which "teaching people to GM" in any kind of formal way is eve…
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Chris O'Regan interviews Vytautas Ruzgus, Project Manager at Sneakybox, and Jason Polansky, Producer from Atari to ask them how they created an homage to the arcade classic, Berzerk Recharged.http://media.blubrry.com/caneandrinse/caneandrinse.com/sausage/TSF_Episode478.mp3 Music is by Music by Megan McDuffee, Bandcamp page can be found here:https:/…
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https://magicmind.com/janunchained⁠75% off subscription. Get 1 month free with a 3 month subscription with my code GAMEDEVUNCHAINED. ENDS JAN 31st.Subscribe to Game Dev Unchained! Get access to subscriber-only episodes for a monthly subscription.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gamedevunchained/subscribe⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Abou…
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In this episode, we discuss Crashlands 2 update, onboarding, and malicious compliance. Major tech companies, using their vast resources, can navigate regulations with ease and will sometimes exploit their advantages, following the letter but not the spirit. As tech companies become entities of critical infrastructure, the challenges of regulating t…
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Join our Discord Community: https://discord.com/invite/aHjTSBz3jH Check us out on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@sasquatchbgames In this episode of The Indie Game Development Podcast, we sit down with the talented game developer and YouTube sensation, DevDuck. With more than 160,000 subscribers on his channel, DevDuck has captivated audiences wi…
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Happy 2024, we are back with the podcast and no better place to start than that of the resources we should read and enjoy! ----------------------------------- Resources ----------------------------------- GDC Boss Mode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO23gOGZkcA&ab_channel=GDC Anime Animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZsboyfs-L4&ab_channel…
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Dirk and David are joined by Tanya X. Short, Captain of Kitfox Games. They discuss the balance between appealing to market sensibilities and following one’s own interests, and how to make them work together. They also discuss the difficulty in funding projects with non-normative themes, barriers toward funding indie games, and the unique problems a…
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This episode is stand-alone, but if you’d like to hear more about the Mega Crit team behind Slay the Spire, check out last week’s episode! Anthony Giovannetti, the co-creator of "Slay the Spire" and a pioneer in digital deck-building games, joins us for a discussion following our episode with his design partner, Casey Yano. He delves into their ear…
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Game: Subnautica's air mechanic Exploring and discovering more and more cool stuff How easy it is to drown Develop: Drowning in development and/or features Subnautica oxygen as a metaphor for effort over time Weightlifting and rest days Why this segment is called repeat Sacrificing the short term for the long term Ego lifting and ego game dev Repea…
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