GAME DEV’S QUEST e44: OBLIQUE STRATEGY

Taylor and Rett lay out plans for the next One Mechanic Game Jam. Then talk about how to overcome obstacles using Oblique Solutions. Taylor shares about his current work on One Game a Month.

Rett shares one of his current favorite podcasts, then talks about doing versus talking, and putting impostor syndrome to bed.

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Oblique Strategies
Beep Box

Taylor Challenge: Make a jingle/tune everyday. Capture moods, make it for 1GAM
Rett Challenge: 30 days of yoga with Adrienne

 

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e43: YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS

Happy new years friend! In the first episode recorded in the new year Taylor and Rett discuss the importance of passion projects and how the daily grind reminds you of what’s important. And how One Game a Month has really solidified his skills and drive. Then taylor shares his experience working on Krassjam this month.

Rett talks about the importance of putting your money where your mouth is and financing the hobbies that you can’t live without. And then they set a date for the 3rd One Mechanic Game Jam: The weekend of February 9th, 10th, and 11th. Mark your calendars and come join us for a fun weekend!

Rett’s Challenge: Be more active on discord.
Taylor’s Challenge: Read the first section of Between the World and Me.

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e39: NET NEUTRALITY

Taylor and Rett are back after a three week break from recording. Taylor bought Pico-8 and used it for Krassenstein’s Krassjam, and learned using Mboffin’s tutorial zine.

Then they discuss their new book club podcast. And Rett wraps up NaNoWriMo by sharing his progress. Which leads to a discussion about the discovery of mathematical concepts

Then they read a great letter from a listener. And pitch saving Net Neutrality.

Make sure to check out –
Game Design Zen A great game dev podcast!

Mboffin’s Itch page

And Pico-8, Krassjam, Ludum Dare, and PIGSquad!

And if you value this free podcast, and the many others like it, and equal and unimpeded access to the great educational resources that make indie game development an attainable goal for everyone, make sure to have your voice heard in the battle to save Net Neutrality. Even if you don’t think it will affect you, it absolutely will. Visit https://www.govtrack.us/ to learn how to contact your representatives.

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e38: HAT JACK

Music is on the minds of Taylor and Rett. They reminisce about their old band, and share the similarities between podcasting and being in a band. They talk about some upcoming projects, including a brand new podcast currently in the works.

Taylor’s been working on One Game a Month (1GAM) and started on November’s theme (whoah magic, it’s December now!) Then he talk about a new mic, and getting a gift for our friend back in Japan!

Today’s Quick Tip:
Read a book, like Blood, Sweat, and Pixels!

The video we discuss is here on YouTube, the song is called Hat Jack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSB3a8OUkYk

Rett’s Challenge: Do three videos from the Udemy course.
Taylor Challenge: Hop on Steam and install clickteam fusion, do the first tutorial.
Team Challenge: come up with quick tips

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e25: DO IT LIKE DIOGENES

Rett and Taylor discuss Diogenes, the famous cynic philosopher, and Zeno who strongly influenced Stoic philosophy. They plug their upcoming (yet already released) podcast with twitch streamer rockzom, which you should go listen to right now. They dissect some points given in Coffee with Butterscotch episode Scream Tubes and Bacon Babies, trying to find the motivation to always be learning gamedev. Then they contemplate game design through some flaws in Divinity: Original Sin. Finally, they discuss the film Okja which will turn you all into Vegans!

 

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e23: STRATEGIZE YOUR SHOWER TIME

Rett and Taylor talk about their workflows, especially when they aren’t home. Taylor started fostering a kitty and got an Air Conditioner! Life upgrade! They discuss procedural generation for the brick breaker game, Virtual Reality, and their friendship.

Shoutout to ToniestTony for being cool on Rockzom’s Stream.

Check out anything by Butterscotch Shenanigans.

 

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e22: THEY’VE GONE TO PLAID

Rett and Taylor discuss motivation and a break through they made this week. They worked on a World War II sidescroller game together and Taylor crushed some bricks making his very own brick breaker game. They talk about his experience streaming and bug hunting, as well as Rett’s love of Shadow of The Colossus and The Last Guardian, and Taylor’s love of Age of Empires.

Shoutout to rockzom, manbeardgames, and AuroraCaelestis for hanging out on stream!

Taylor challenged Rett to do an hour of Gamedev twice this week and Rett challenged Taylor to think of ways to use his pixel art in games.

 

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e16: VIRTUALIZE MY REALITY

Rett and Taylor talk about retro video games and their favorite recent indies, as well as progress they made on their Japan trip. Rett describes his first experience with Virtual Reality and they discuss some cool possibilities with VR and AR.

Rett’s Challenge: Work on Brick Breaker from the Udemy Course
Taylor’s Challenge: Play classic games, set up emulator on Raspberry Pi

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e15: GG (Gouda Game)

Rett and Taylor talk about their progress on the Iceberg game this week. They discuss some game ideas they came up with after generating 10 ideas per day. They also talk about staying inspired and becoming healthy.

 

Rett’s Challenge: Formally Read RB Whitaker’s book
Taylor’s Challenge: Don’t eat cheese.

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e12.3: SPIRIT OF THE GAME JAM

In this final part of a three part episode, Taylor and Rett plan for their very first game jam. They touch on inspiring friends to code and learn game dev. They also talk about creating a community and being more active on social media. 

Rett challenged Taylor to immerse himself in Japanese culture and Taylor challenged Rett to download the Calm app and begin meditating.

This week’s resources:
Climate Game Jam
200 Word RPG Challenge

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