GAME DEV’S QUEST e49: Casino Casuale

Taylor and Rett plan for the imminent OMGJam 3 (which already passed, sorry), and balancing time with other projects. Then Taylor shares his struggles shopping for a new laptop. Rett went to the casino last weekend, and they recall their bachelor parties, both at the casino.

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e46: w/ CHRIS DELEON, ALANNA LINAYRE, AND TIM RUSWICK

Chris DeLeon of Gamkedo, Alanna Linayre (VO actress on Bendy and the Ink Machine), and Tim Ruswick of Game Dev Underground unite with Taylor and Rett to talk about motivation, goals, and quitting.

Chris DeLeon runs Gamkedo, a worldwide online game development club aimed to help beginners learn the skills to make their own games.
You can follow his work at gamkedo.com, twitter @ChrisDeLeon, and over on YouTube.

Alanna Linayre was an actress in NYC for ten years. Her voice can be heard in theMeatly’s Bendy and the Ink Machine. She can be found on twitter @Tybawai where she discusses motivation and self care.

Tim Ruswick runs Game Dev Underground which aims to inspire indie game developers everywhere with nearly one YouTube video a day covering tutorials and analysis of the ins and outs of game development. You can find his work primarily on YouTube at the Game Dev Underground channel. And over on twitter @TimRuswick .

Sign up now for the One Mechanic Game Jam. It runs February 9th – 10th, with the goal of creating a game that can be played with only one mechanic. Join our discord server to stay motivated and hook up with like minded devs!

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e45: CHEERFUL GOALS

Jon Dodson is back to guest host this show about setting goals and finding the balance to achieve them, what it takes to chase your dreams, which Twilight book is the best, and whether Jacob or Edward is better.

With January almost over, it’s more important than ever to keep your goals at the front of your mind. Now is the time habits are born. Stick with it and tell us how you’re doing!

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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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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 e39: NET NEUTRALITY

Taylor and Rett are back after a three week break from recording. Taylor bought Pico-8 and used it for Krassenstein’s Krassjam, and learned using Mboffin’s tutorial zine.

Then they discuss their new book club podcast. And Rett wraps up NaNoWriMo by sharing his progress. Which leads to a discussion about the discovery of mathematical concepts

Then they read a great letter from a listener. And pitch saving Net Neutrality.

Make sure to check out –
Game Design Zen A great game dev podcast!

Mboffin’s Itch page

And Pico-8, Krassjam, Ludum Dare, and PIGSquad!

And if you value this free podcast, and the many others like it, and equal and unimpeded access to the great educational resources that make indie game development an attainable goal for everyone, make sure to have your voice heard in the battle to save Net Neutrality. Even if you don’t think it will affect you, it absolutely will. Visit https://www.govtrack.us/ to learn how to contact your representatives.

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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 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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