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)

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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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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

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A GAME AT DINNER 10: HISTORICAL DISCREPANCIES

A Game at Dinner is back with episode 10, the 11th episode. Lee and Rett discuss historical discrepancies in Morrowind, other fantasy settings, and real life. They focus on the Battle of Red Mountain, and toss around some discrepancies found in other literature in the world. They discuss Dragon Break’s and the Mandela Effect. And geek out over the Tribunal.

 

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A GAME AT DINNER 09: THE NEREVARINE’S TRAVELS

Lee and Rett are back to address some fan mail, and listener criticism. Then jump straight in to correct some of their mistakes from the previous episode. Then talk about the lore surrounding the Nerevarine and his travels after the game of Morrowind. And the lore of each player character throughout the series.

Then they talk about the lore of the creation of Mundus, then round it off by talking about fantasy books.

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A GAME AT DINNER 08: NERAVAR SURFING

This week Lee and Rett cruise the Morrowind subreddit reading aloud posts that caught their attention. They talk about Umbra, combat, CHIM, and so much more.

make sure to listen to the surfer rock version of Nerevar Rising, called Nerevar Surfing at the end by /u/Iamallinall that we placed at the end.

make sure to check out his soundcloud and listen to some of his other music!
https://soundcloud.com/musicbyallinall/nerevar-rising-surf-version

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A GAME AT DINNER 07: THE DAEDRIC PRINCES PT.2

This week Lee and Rett finish their talk about the Daedric princes. They discuss the tribunal at length and speculate what it would be like if the Dwemer were time traveling conquistadors.

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NDBrothers Episode 11: One Hundred Percent Chameleon

The brothnerds are back, talking about podcasts, and The Elder Scrolls and other video gaming nonsense. Enjoy it!

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A GAME AT DINNER 06: THE DAEDRIC PRINCES pt1

Lee and Rett talk about the Daedric Princes of The Elder Scrolls series. They get about half way down the list, and of course get distracted talking about The Dresden Files and other great books. This is part 1 of 2, look forward to the next half soon.

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A GAME AT DINNER 05: IMMERSION AND STUFF

This week Lee and Rett discuss immersion in The Elder Scrolls. They talk about their favorite aspects of that in all games, and their favorite quirks as well. They discuss the things that break immersion, the things that challenge and engage them, and of course the things that build unbreakable immersion.

Also mentioned is the psychology of immersion, and what simply won’t do for certain denizens of reddit.

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