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 e41: POLITICAL NIHILISM

This week Rett and Taylor discuss a wide range of topics including WWE wrestling, dreams, drumming, game development, and a deep dive into politics. Come join us on our round about, often distracted, journey to learn game development!

Shoutout to mattyk1ns and Joshua Rankin for being our buds!

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e40: GAMEDEV = HARD

This week Rett gets back to working his Christmas musical special and was faced with a bloody problem. Taylor finished his game for One Game a Month November and streamed the entire process on Twitch. Then, Rett and Taylor discuss how awesome and supportive the gamedev community is, and Taylor spends some time day dreaming about making gamedev his full time job. This and more on Game Dev’s Quest!

Shoutout to Jayben, MattyK1ns, Lillybyte, ApothicTV, DoctorArgus,  Djego, and MikeyTShirt for hanging on Taylor’s stream so much.

Rett’s Challenge: Watch 3 videos from the Unity Course
Taylor’s Challenge: Use Dream Whale to track dreams
Team Challenge: Plan OMGJam3

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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 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 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 e24: SPELUNKING FOR POKEMAN

Rett went cave diving in Bend, and Taylor’s apartment almost caught on fire. They talk about being happy with what you have and the allure of what you don’t. The discussion includes success as an indie dev, being lied to growing up, managing finances, and monetizing your skills.

They broach the topic of philosophy and the Philosophize This! podcast along with Taylor feeling down about game dev and getting a nice pick up. Also, Mentor Mondays was actually a thing this week.

Shoutout to JulianToker for a cool twitch stream, awesome gaming community and new podcast Cheerful Ghost, and our buddy Kurt Berning for being our buddy!

 

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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 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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