GAME DEV’S QUEST e19: COMPANY OF ZEROES

Taylor and Rett are back to talk about CritJuice, the best DnD play podcast. Then they briefly touch on games, Abzu, Overwatch, and Company of Heroes, the last of which was recently on sale to celebrate opening the game up to mods.

Taylor shares his blogging vision, establishing Mentor Mondays as a weekly Twitch stream. And then Rett introduces Taylor to Space Engine.

SOME THINGS TO NOTE:
Space Engine sub
@saint11 Patreon
Steam Direct self publishing

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e18: ROCKZOM

This week Rockzom comes in to help the guys hold down the podcast as a special guest host! They share stories about how they all settled on their online handles, and talk about getting into game dev, music, comedy, performing, and challenging yourself to grow and learn.

It was an absolute pleasure to have Rockzom on! He’s led an interesting life, lived boldly, and is a very talented game dev. He’s made quite the community over on twitch, so make sure you check him out and tell him you heard him on Game Dev’s Quest!

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e17: SNESBERRY PIE

Rett and Taylor discuss using their raspberry pi’s and old school games using retro pie. They finally completed the Iceberg and it feels great. They also discuss 2D character control in Unity and share some really great resources.

Rett challenges Taylor to check out the StarFlight and the Buck Rodgers game he played on Sega Genesis, fantastic in depth sci-fi games. Must sees!

THING TO CHECK OUT!

The Iceberg

Retro Pie

Design Patterns Book 

Unity tutorial character controller

WWII Game Player Controller Script 

 

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e14: O.G. I.G.

This week Taylor and Rett talk about podcasting, creating a community, and spend some time going over their game jam some more. Then they go over business ownership, and taking courses.

Rett challenges them both to note ten game ideas a day.

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e11: KIDDY CODE

Taylor and Rett discuss the free Unity tutorials on Unity3d.com. They also discuss procedural generation, and machine learning. Rett discovers Games by Angelina, an AI who creates it’s own playable games from scratch. Taylor shares some good advice. And the guys discuss the ease of learning for children and adults. 

 

This week’s resources:

Unity 3d Tutorials
The Inquisitor (game)
Ultima Ratio Regum (game)
Games By Angelina AI 

Good Advice 

Goals for next week:
Rett- Finish Roll A Ball
Taylor – Make some Music

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e10: RISK OF PAIN

Taylor and Rett played a lot of Risk of Rain this week, made by a small crew based out of the PNW! They share stories of cat ownership and then jump into to progress they made on their console game! They fleshed out the entire intro, the user interface, the battle screen, and all the bugs they’ve encountered along the way.

Rett explores the different methods of procedural generation. He watched the Game Developers Conference where game devs manipulated the rules of the Game of Life to generate organic maps and levels for games.

This Week’s Resources:
itch.io
Magica Voxel
Voxitron
Risk of Rain
Achebit Pixel Art
Game of Life
GDC on Level Design
Drawing Guides

Here is our Latest Code and our updated Game Design Document.

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Goals for next week:
Taylor – Everyday enjoy some video games.
Rett – Do something active every day. Look up other kinds of procedural generation

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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 e07: BLAST OFF

This was recorded the same week that Game Dev’s Quest launched! (to give a peak behind the curtains.) Taylor and Rett talk about launching the show, and podcasting in general. And they bought tickets to fly to Japan.
Rett binged on Writing Excuses, a podcast dedicated to helping people learn the craft of writing. And Taylors spends some time with Monument Valley.

As far as coding goes they focus on putting the finishing touches on the intro into their console RPG, and add some color to the recently added ASCII art.

Rett challenges Taylor to stay away from the news.

 

This week’s resources:
Unity Live Training
Unity Tutorials
Writing Excuses Podcast

Updated Game Design Document

Our game’s Latest Code

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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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