Best Gamedesign podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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The monthly game design podcast that you haven't been waiting for! Join us as we discuss, explore, and get out of our depths in a new game design topic every episode.
 
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Just One More Fix
Weekly
 
Join lifelong gamers James, Kurt, Lacey, Carrie, Lee and guests around the table as they geek out about RPGs, gaming and gamer culture. Topics include game reviews, inspiration, scenario design and other aspects of great gaming.
 
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Bonus Experience
Monthly+
 
A deeper look at the play experience and the finer details of running and writing tabletop games.
 
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Level Design Lobby
Monthly+
 
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/
 
Adam Klesh and Bradley Rose talk with a guest and/or each other about Magic: the Gathering design. Join us each week for a weekly design challenge and design philosophy discussion. Music used with permission, by deeculp: https://www.youtube.com/user/daleculp
 
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Level Design Lobby
Monthly+
 
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/
 
Adam Klesh and Bradley Rose talk with a guest and/or each other about Magic: the Gathering design. Join us each week for a weekly design challenge and design philosophy discussion. Music used with permission, by deeculp: https://www.youtube.com/user/daleculp
 
Professor Game is a weekly podcast where we interview successful practitioners of games, gamification and game thinking that will bring us the best of their experiences to get ideas, insights and will inspire us in the process of getting students or trainees to learn what we teach.
 
A podcast about game development.
 
A podcast about game development.
 
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Video Game Sauna
Monthly
 
Get a beer can and some birch branches! It's time to recap the latest game news and meet the people behind the Finnish game development scene. Join host Gregory Pellechi in the sauna at Games Factory in Helsinki, Finland for chats with developers, artists, writers and more about all things video games.
 
Game Dev Loadout is a top-rated game developer podcast where Tony Chan chats with the best people in the industry to empower you with the motivation and tactics to succeed. If you are new, need inspiration, or want effective strategies then this podcast is for you. You will get ACTIONABLE advice during your commute, workout, or 'me' time. We cover many subjects that include programming, marketing, user experience, art, sound engineer, producer, game design, community, and career building. Ea ...
 
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Funny Fun Time
Daily+
 
A podcast about my video game development.
 
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Remaking Magic
Monthly
 
Join Reuben Covington and Jake Mosby for the return of Remaking Magic, the podcast all about game design and magic the gathering. In this podcast we talk about the game design behind the card game Magic: the Gathering.
 
This podcast is en excerpt of my devlog in which i talk about one ludological topic each week. I will try to deconstruct a mechanic or part of a game, see what its benefits and drawbacks are and try to come up with ideas on how to use it and what can be improved.
 
Game designer Matt Jackson, a game industry vet, and his guests explore the world of game design and game dev to bring you their perspectives on how games are made. Explore the fundamentals to get you started on your first game, learn how small, medium and large projects come to life from a wide range of game devs and gain knowledge to build better games.
 
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Victory Pointers
Monthly+
 
A podcast about creating games everywhere. We look at what it's like to design games in different regions of the world. An Action Points Podcast production.
 
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I take a deep dive into an area of life that we all live through but is not always represented in games. Breaking down how two great games tackle these emotions and express them through design decisions. Please Support:www.patreon.com/leveldesignlobby ----- Contact Me ----- Twitter: twitter.com/MaxPears Website: www.maxpears.com/ Email: levelde ...…
 
I take a deep dive into an area of life that we all live through but is not always represented in games. Breaking down how two great games tackle these emotions and express them through design decisions. Please Support:www.patreon.com/leveldesignlobby ----- Contact Me ----- Twitter: twitter.com/MaxPears Website: www.maxpears.com/ Email: levelde ...…
 
The gang discusses Digimon World's Brains stat and how it allowed the designers to tutorialize the game's combat by abstracting the player's access to each monster's moves until they had gained a certain level of familiarity with them. Also: the start of a bitter feud that threatens to tear the world of Pretentious Game Ideas apart.…
 
Pre-school teacher, learning experience designer for virtual and face-to-face. Clara also trains instructors, coordinates projects and manages learning communities. She is particularly dedicated to gamification, escape room design, visual thinking, storytelling and digital and communicational skills. Her work happens in several learning institu ...…
 
Find us on Twitter @magicdesigncast, @bradleyrose, @timfreilly and @madolaf Email us! hosts@beaconofcreation.com Send submissions to: cards@beaconofcreation.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beaconofcreation/ For more notes and designs from this week's episodes see beaconofcreation.com Design challenges due Monday, April 22nd by 7pm. Top-D ...…
 
Find us on Twitter @magicdesigncast, @bradleyrose, @timfreilly and @madolaf Email us! hosts@beaconofcreation.com Send submissions to: cards@beaconofcreation.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beaconofcreation/ For more notes and designs from this week's episodes see beaconofcreation.com Design challenges due Monday, April 22nd by 7pm. Top-D ...…
 
We sit down with Allen White, engineering professor, gamer, and designer of STEAM Hack. STEAM Hack is an educational RPG that allows students to learn by role-playing their future self. There are currently two Zines in development. Mission to Mars, the players act as a mission control team that has to decide how they would have prepared for pos ...…
 
Hey, Bonus Babies! It’s entry two in our How Do You…? series, talkin’ all about surprising your players. If you’re looking for how to better keep secrets from them, how to play out entertaining twists, or just need advice on how to maintain a poker face, we have a few tips and tricks for you. Also, we crack wise about Edgar Allan Poe’s terrible ...…
 
The topic which I wanted to talk for a while in which I speak about an element which is now super present in many of our top-rated games, companions. Designing a fantastic and lovable character which creates a connection with us the player, this how you do it. Please Support: www.patreon.com/leveldesignlobby ----- Article ----- Emotion Through ...…
 
The topic which I wanted to talk for a while in which I speak about an element which is now super present in many of our top-rated games, companions. Designing a fantastic and lovable character which creates a connection with us the player, this how you do it. Please Support: www.patreon.com/leveldesignlobby ----- Article ----- Emotion Through ...…
 
We're back with a new interview episode! Special guest Casey Yano drops by to discuss the experience of developing his hit game Slay the Spire using early access development, in which a game is made available for play and purchase while it is still being actively built by the developer. Together we explore how to recognize if early access is ri ...…
 
Zsolt Olah is a creative learning consultant at Kineo with over 15 years of L&D experience. Zsolt is a frequent speaker at learning conferences on the subject of engagement and game thinking for L&D. He was in the top 50 authors of the year on elearningindustry.com for two consecutive years, and he's also published a gameful book, called Engage ...…
 
The women of section C return to Pashkovskaya after they have completed a hearts and minds mission for the NKVD to follow up on suspicions the found. Breaks in the section slowly begin to mend and the pilots find a small amount of peace before they are reminded of the constant presence of the war. Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix…
 
We have talked about creative constraints creating opportunities in games before. Now we apply the same thought process to character creation. We also look at specific RPGs that put more than just genre constraints on character creation. Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast Support us on Patreon Gonna Geek Network…
 
Find us on Twitter @magicdesigncast, @timfreilly and @madolaf Email us! hosts@beaconofcreation.com Send submissions to: cards@beaconofcreation.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beaconofcreation/ For more notes and designs from this week's episodes see beaconofcreation.com Design challenges due Monday, April 15th by 7pm. Top-Down challenge: ...…
 
Find us on Twitter @magicdesigncast, @timfreilly and @madolaf Email us! hosts@beaconofcreation.com Send submissions to: cards@beaconofcreation.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beaconofcreation/ For more notes and designs from this week's episodes see beaconofcreation.com Design challenges due Monday, April 15th by 7pm. Top-Down challenge: ...…
 
The Last Game Memories I really did enjoy, so I thought why not get to know the amazing Producer of the Show Alex. I sit down with him and ask him some questions on what he enjoys in video games and what drives his passion for them. Please Support: www.patreon.com/leveldesignlobby ----- Contact Us ----- Alex Twitter - twitter.com/AlexMPartridge ...…
 
The Last Game Memories I really did enjoy, so I thought why not get to know the amazing Producer of the Show Alex. I sit down with him and ask him some questions on what he enjoys in video games and what drives his passion for them. Please Support: www.patreon.com/leveldesignlobby ----- Contact Us ----- Alex Twitter - twitter.com/AlexMPartridge ...…
 
Rob and Jon take to the mics alone to discuss Ladykiller in a Bind, Christine Love's 2016 visual novel about queer romance and mistaken identities. Specifically, we're digging into Ladykiller's innovative dialogue system, breaking down what makes it work so well and what other games can learn from it.…
 
This week we have quite a different episode. I've been asked before what is it that I do in gamification aside from this podcast and it all started creating interactive and engaging learning experiences at IE Business School's Publishing.
 
After four sessions of Hot Springs Island, James and Lacey look at the highlights of exploration gaming and hex crawls. Are player aids like the Field Guide the key to drawing in players who might not be interested or is it just an unnecessary fancy add on to the game? Several other ideas spin off from the discussion, relating the hex crawl phi ...…
 
Find us on Twitter @magicdesigncast, @timfreilly, @bradleyrose and @madolaf Email us! hosts@beaconofcreation.com Send submissions to: cards@beaconofcreation.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beaconofcreation/ For more notes and designs from this week's episodes see beaconofcreation.com Design challenges due Monday, April 8th by 7pm. Top-Do ...…
 
Find us on Twitter @magicdesigncast, @timfreilly, @bradleyrose and @madolaf Email us! hosts@beaconofcreation.com Send submissions to: cards@beaconofcreation.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beaconofcreation/ For more notes and designs from this week's episodes see beaconofcreation.com Design challenges due Monday, April 8th by 7pm. Top-Do ...…
 
Ryan's computer is down for the count, so Rob and Jon go it alone to discuss Beat Saber's campaign mode and how its modifier-based system makes it both more fun and more educational than other rhythm games' campaigns.
 
Time again my Guru's where I recommend to all of you amazing gamers developers some great material for you to learn and grow from. Please Support: www.patreon.com/leveldesignlobby ----- Reading Materials ----- Chris Solarski: www.gamasutra.com/blogs/KrzysztofS…gn_Framework.php Collective Podcast: www.thecollectivepodcast.com/episodes/1…ick-okee ...…
 
Time again my Guru's where I recommend to all of you amazing gamers developers some great material for you to learn and grow from. Please Support: www.patreon.com/leveldesignlobby ----- Reading Materials ----- Chris Solarski: www.gamasutra.com/blogs/KrzysztofS…gn_Framework.php Collective Podcast: www.thecollectivepodcast.com/episodes/1…ick-okee ...…
 
It’s a whole new world for us here at BXP. Our Mysterious Program Manager (hereafter referred to as the MPM) has us on this new format, where we do series of interconnected topics. It’s a good thing they’re here to organize for us, because Monica and Rai are both notoriously HEY did we show you our new dice?? And this new minis game with the ho ...…
 
Chuck Sigmund is a senior program manager in the Amazon Leadership Institute. Chuck is passionate about creating environments that bring out the best in learners and encourage them to fully engage and optimize their learning experience. His recent work has focused on how to use gamification, digital storytelling, and hyper-interactive scenarios ...…
 
Get a beer and some birch branches! It's time to recap the latest game news and meet the people behind the Finnish game development scene. In the sauna this episode to talk the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) are some of the judges, including Luna Javier from Altitude Games, Joony Koo from Block Crafters, and Jeferson Valadares from D ...…
 
After our brief hiatus we wrap up Who's Yer Con 11. We talk about Motley Kids, Grow a Gamer, Mrs Kraken Presents, board games enjoyed and others not so much. We break down running Troubadours at WYC11 and lessons learned from it, this leads into a larger discussion about safety tools and game content. Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One M ...…
 
Find us on Twitter @magicdesigncast, @timfreilly, @bradleyrose and @madolaf Email us! hosts@beaconofcreation.com Send submissions to: cards@beaconofcreation.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beaconofcreation/ For more notes and designs from this week's episodes see beaconofcreation.com Design challenges due Monday, April 1st by 7pm. Top-Do ...…
 
Find us on Twitter @magicdesigncast, @timfreilly, @bradleyrose and @madolaf Email us! hosts@beaconofcreation.com Send submissions to: cards@beaconofcreation.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beaconofcreation/ For more notes and designs from this week's episodes see beaconofcreation.com Design challenges due Monday, April 1st by 7pm. Top-Do ...…
 
Alex and myself make our return to take and answer your questions, which we can not thank you enough for taking the time to ask us your questions as we want you to keep them coming! Please Support: www.patreon.com/leveldesignlobby ----- Contact Us ----- Alex Twitter - twitter.com/AlexMPartridge Twitter: twitter.com/MaxPears Website: www.maxpear ...…
 
Alex and myself make our return to take and answer your questions, which we can not thank you enough for taking the time to ask us your questions as we want you to keep them coming! Please Support: www.patreon.com/leveldesignlobby ----- Contact Us ----- Alex Twitter - twitter.com/AlexMPartridge Twitter: twitter.com/MaxPears Website: www.maxpear ...…
 
Dr. Oscar García Pañella, Telecommunications and Electronic Engineer, has enjoyed several stages abroad (IMSC (USC, LA, CA, USA, 1998); VIS Lab (The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UCI, 2005) and at the ETC (CMU, 2008-2009)). Oscar directs the "Videogame School" ENTI-UB and he also partners as a senior Gamification consultant in Cookie Box ...…
 
Find us on Twitter @magicdesigncast, @timfreilly, @madolaf, and @inanimategames Email us! hosts@beaconofcreation.com Send submissions to: cards@beaconofcreation.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beaconofcreation/ For more notes and designs from this week's episodes see beaconofcreation.com Design challenges due Monday, March 25th by 7pm. T ...…
 
Find us on Twitter @magicdesigncast, @timfreilly, @madolaf, and @inanimategames Email us! hosts@beaconofcreation.com Send submissions to: cards@beaconofcreation.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beaconofcreation/ For more notes and designs from this week's episodes see beaconofcreation.com Design challenges due Monday, March 25th by 7pm. T ...…
 
In this episode, we have a slightly different one as I am joined by my brother Tom Pears and friend and previous guest Dan Howard. We discuss what got us into games, what draws us into games and why we love this medium so much. Please Support: www.patreon.com/leveldesignlobby ----- Contact me ----- Twitter: twitter.com/MaxPears Website: www.max ...…
 
In this episode, we have a slightly different one as I am joined by my brother Tom Pears and friend and previous guest Dan Howard. We discuss what got us into games, what draws us into games and why we love this medium so much. Please Support: www.patreon.com/leveldesignlobby ----- Contact me ----- Twitter: twitter.com/MaxPears Website: www.max ...…
 
Once upon a time, we interviewed Ken Spencer of Why Not Games. That fateful interview was plagued with sound issues, lag, dropped connections, and every conceivable guest-recording horror. BUT it’s a new year and a new season of Bonus Experience, and Ken Spencer is back to give us the interview that never was! Join us for an exploration of Rock ...…
 
The gang discusses Mario Kart 8's various gameplay assistance features and how they manage to walk the line between making the game more accessible while still maintaining its competitive spirit.
 
Adam has worked as a game designer and game consultant for educational and serious games all around in Scandinavia. He has wrote the first, and as for today, the only book in Swedish about Gamification. Today Adam is a Ph.D. candidate in Informatics at the University of Skövde. He also works as a gamification designer and evangelist at the Swed ...…
 
Preparing to start up the Just One More Fix Blog, Lacey spent a month checking out a new RPG blog everyday. Here are her top 5. One, two, three, four, five, and a couple honorable mentions. Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast Support us on Patreon Gonna Geek Network
 
Get a beer and some birch branches! It's time to recap the latest game news and meet the people behind the Finnish game development scene. In the sauna this episode to talk organizing and hosting Games Helsinki are Eevi Korhonen and Ari Arnbjörnsson, both from Housemarque and working on a secret project there. They join host Gregory Pellechi at ...…
 
Ryan leads the gang through a discussion of healthy work-life practices for game designers. How can you change your work habits to optimize your productivity, focus your creative energies where they're most important, and avoid the dreaded burnout? All will be revealed!
 
This episode is one I have been planning for a long time now and happy to finally have the guest Sebastian Long join me on the show as he talks about PlayerResearch, how they help game devs make the best choice for their games. Please Support: www.patreon.com/leveldesignlobby ----- Contact Sebastian ----- Twitter: twitter.com/seb_long PlayersRe ...…
 
This episode is one I have been planning for a long time now and happy to finally have the guest Sebastian Long join me on the show as he talks about PlayerResearch, how they help game devs make the best choice for their games. Please Support: www.patreon.com/leveldesignlobby ----- Contact Sebastian ----- Twitter: twitter.com/seb_long PlayersRe ...…
 
Jamie Madigan, Ph.D., has become an expert on the psychology of video games and seeks to popularize understanding of how psychology can be used to understand why games are made how they are and why their players behave as they do. Madigan also writes, podcasts, and lectures on the subject for various magazines, websites, and his own site at www ...…
 
Yulia completes a terrible idea publishing anonymous stories and art. The Section flies a day mission to deliver needed munitions to Russian troops and the betrayal among the Section deepens. Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast Support us on Patreon Gonna Geek Network
 
James and Lacey talk about our results from the Gamified UK Gamification User Type HEXAD Test.What can be learned from the results, were the results relevant to us, and were there any surprises. Twitter @justonemorefix Facebook Just One More Fix Podcast Support us on Patreon Gonna Geek Network
 
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