GAME DEV’S QUEST e35: OMGAMESTORM

Taylor and Rett kick off the One-Mechanic-Game Jam number 2! What is the #OMGJam you ask? It is a game jam where you do your best to create a game that is played with only one mechanic in only a single weekend! The guys spend their time brainstorming for their own entry.

Taylor discuses challenging himself to attempt One Game a Month or #1GAM and holding himself accountable by streaming regularly. And Rett whines about the woes of having many bosses.

Today’s Quick Tip
Use the Fixed Update Method when doing physics calculations in the Unity Engine. Follow the link below to learn more!
https://docs.unity3d.com/ScriptReference/MonoBehaviour.FixedUpdate.html

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e34: POWER BAR PLEASURE CENTER

Taylor and Rett talk about game design, scaling experience points, progressing games, and which design choices are better. And we tie it all in with our favorite games and examples.

We prep for the second One Mechanic Game Jam and have a great time! Please remember to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes!

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e33: THE SHORTEST ONE

Taylor and Rett get caught up after taking a week off and record the shortest episode yet. Rett talks about blacksmithing. Taylor is working on Bowl Master and shares about the upcoming Game Dev Biz conference.

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e32.5: NIHONGOHAN

Taylor and Rett are off the Shinkansen and are back home. They unpack their trip to Japan and discuss their trials, their joys, and the dreaded jet lag.

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e32: SHINKANSEN EDITION

Pardon us for the low sound quality, but this episode was recorded LIVE on board Hikari 465 to Himeji. Taylor and Rett spend a lot of time talking about the cultural difference between Japan and the US, all the places they’ve visited, the things they’ve seen. Check our twitter, linked below, to see some of their pictures!

Japan was an absolutely amazing experience, and we are so excited to share it with you. If you can’t enjoy this episode due to the sound quality, then check back in a few days for the follow up episode when Taylor and Rett return home.

TWO EPISODES IN ONE WEEK

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e30: Sore Ear Holes

This week, Rett and Taylor don’t talk about politics. Really. Topics range from the impending eclipse, preparation for their Japan trip, pets, and most importantly, gamedev. They dissect how they might be able to make their game Castle Master Faster Blaster a mobile game using Unity and some of the challenges, benefits, and draw backs.

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e29: CABBAGE BOUQUET

Taylor and Rett talk about riding motorcycles, the upcoming Dota 2 International (already happened at this point), the upcoming Dark Tower movie, North Korea missile tests.

Then on the development side of things, they discuss finalizing their game jam game, Castle Master Faster Blaster, and shipping that to mobile. And Taylor shares info about his security training at work.

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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 e20: THE PLOT THICKENS

Rett saw Wonder Woman, so naturally Taylor and him talk about Hand Maid’s Tale…. and movies. The DC film universe is discussed. Which leads to story and narrative driven art. They share their favorite Pixar shorts. And their favorite story driven video games.

Another shout out to Rockzom for chilling (this episode was recorded way before he was on our show!) and to PixelPileDriver for giving some great pixel art tips on our live stream.

Major shout out to Coffee with Butterscotch a fantastic, hilarious, all around great game dev podcast on youtube AND itunes. go check it out!

URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT!
This week on Friday, August 4th, we are going to be doing a one day game jam and invite and challenge everyone to participate and create their own games! It’s called the One Mechanic Game Jam. Read all about it on the link below. But the idea is to create a game using one playing mechanic. When you are done post it on itch.io and tweet us using the hashtag #OMGJam.

https://itch.io/jam/one-mechanic-game-jam

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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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