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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GAME DEV’S QUEST e12.2: PURE PAZAAK

In the second installment of three, Taylor and Rett talk about their last weekend playing games at Taylor’s house and prepping for International Table Top Day when they play, Shogun. Rett gets pulled over for speeding (a lot).

Then they get back into gear and talk about progress on their console game and implementing a black jack mini game. From their Rett shows off his Star Wars knowledge and schools Taylor on the difference between Sabacc and Pazaak. Rett doesn’t stop talking about Star Wars.

This week’s resources:
Castles of Burgundy

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e08: AUTODIDACTICISM (and more dirty words)

Spring break was fast upon us when this episode was recorded. Rett is gearing up for vacation and been working on his writing, standup comedy, and his bigfoot musical. And Taylor is hammering away at pixel art, sketching, and coding.

They discuss Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, Stephen King’s Dark Tower, building communities, staying productive, and the value of self education, or autodidacticism if you wondered why the hell someone would call an episode that, over a traditional education.

Not too much code talk in this episode, but we hope you enjoy none the less. But we invite you to check out our art too see that ANYONE can do it!

The boys challenge themselves to engage more on twitter, and spend more time coding or sketching.

This week’s resources:
Windowsill
Dungeons of Dredmor
Game Dev Unchained podcast
Art Board
Game Dev Subreddit

Coding Resources:
fiddle.io
dotnetfiddle.net

Here is our game’s Latest Code and updated Game Design Document.

And check out our Art Repository for inspiration on where to start pixel art.

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e06: PRODUCTIVE MOTHER EFFING WEEK

Taylor and Rett celebrate RB Whitaker’s C# tutorial and book, the C# Players Guide. They finished their podcast music! (Which you’ve enjoyed since day one). And they talk about the work they did on their console game, including rehashing their player’s beginning stat allocation, ASCII art, and the creation of their “slow typer” function.

Our Resources of the Week:
Game Devs Like You/Gamkedo:
Interview with CE Hayes
and Chris DeLeon live at LA indie dev club
RB Whitaker Tutorial 
Dwarf Fortress

Here’s our Game Design Document.

And our Latest Code.

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e05: ROSHAMBO

Taylor and Rett talk about the wedding they went to. Then they jump in and talk about  their week’s hurdles and how you can overcome your own and the importance of breaks.

Then they delve into this weeks code and the fighting mechanics they designed and fleshed out.

Taylor challenges Rett to finish the podcast’s music (which you’ve all been enjoying since day one) and to write some code. And Rett urges Taylor to listen to a great jazz album.

Here’s our resources this week:
Catlike Coding
A Game At Dinner
Ryo Fukui – Scenery 1976 (FULL ALBUM)

Here’s our Game Design Document

And here’s our Latest Code

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