GAME DEV’S QUEST e12.1: MEDITATION NATION

In this first part of a three part episode, Taylor and Rett analyze a reddit post regarding anxiety in game development. Thanks to /u/braytendo for the great post. Additionally they discuss the benefits of meditation and their progress with the Unity Tutorials.

Shoutout to /u/hashtagdubstate for the nice feedback.

This week’s resources:
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Headspace Meditation App
Calm Meditation App
Ryan Holiday Reading List

 

Join the conversation on twitter
@gamedevsquest
@taylorjbuchheit
@rettisawesome

email at
gdq@airpodcast.com

have your voice heard
657 888 3835

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

Join the conversation on twitter
@gamedevsquest
@taylorjbuchheit
@rettisawesome

email at
gdq@airpodcast.com

have your voice heard
657 888 3835

 

GAME DEV’S QUEST e09: HISTORICALLY HARDCORE

Rett is back from Reno, and he listened to a lot of Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcast. Taylor and Rett share how their passion of history formed and how it informs their drive for more knowledge. Taylor shares more about catlike coding, and art tutorials from @achebit.

Pivoting from talking history, they talk about Chris Avellone and his impact on storytelling in the industry. Rett shares his love of writing. And the Oregon Ducks made it to the final four (spoilers: they didn’t get much further).

This Week’s Resources:
Chris Avellone interview
Achebit’s pixel art tutorials

Here is our Latest Code and updated Game Design Document.

And check out our Art Repository

Goals for next week:
Create developer log when programming
Taylor – 15 minutes of free writing / journaling – artprompts.org
Rett – Create a pixel art character (and animate if possible)

Join the conversation on twitter
@gamedevsquest
@taylorjbuchheit
@rettisawesome

email at
gdq@airpodcast.com

have your voice heard
657 888 3835

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

Join the conversation on twitter
@gamedevsquest
@taylorjbuchheit
@rettisawesome

email at
gdq@airpodcast.com

have your voice heard
657 888 3835

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.

Join the conversation on twitter
@gamedevsquest
@taylorjbuchheit
@rettisawesome

email at
gdq@airpodcast.com

have your voice heard
657 888 3835

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

Join the conversation on twitter
@gamedevsquest
@taylorjbuchheit
@rettisawesome

email at
gdq@airpodcast.com

have your voice heard
657 888 3835

GAME DEV’S QUEST e04: DIAL-UP DANCIN

Taylor and Rett this week talk about last week’s challenges and get sucked into an episode long tangent about video games, weddings, computers, internet speeds, Morrowind, and how much Taylor hates dancing.

Don’t miss their short discussion on the C# console class.

Taylor urges Rett to keep coding, and Rett challenges Taylor to dance.

Here’s the latest game design document.

And here’s our latest code

Join the conversation on twitter
@gamedevsquest
@taylorjbuchheit
@rettisawesome

email at
gdq@airpodcast.com

have your voice heard
657 888 3835

GAME DEV’S QUEST e03: GAMESTORMING

This week Taylor and Rett hit the ground running and brainstorm on the air! They’ve trashed the console application they started on a few episodes ago and have started planning and coding a brand new console application. They create a brand new game design document and start filling it with ideas.

This is how ideas are born!

Here’s our Game Design Document 

Latest Code:
Main Application – https://goo.gl/7hwtoA
Classes- https://goo.gl/MG9XYp

And in case you were interested check out https://www.liveedu.tv/

Join the conversation on twitter
@gamedevsquest
@taylorjbuchheit
@rettisawesome

email at
gdq@airpodcast.com

have your voice heard
657 888 3835