GAME DEV’S QUEST e36: TRIBAL TRIGGERS

Taylor and Rett dissect their entry for the One Mechanic Game Jam, or OMGJam, and discuss the things they learned about unity. Taylor’s been working on his One Game a Month entry and making some great progress on the Udemy unity course.

Other than game dev, they rip into some DnD, talk about the primal connections to music, horror, and comedy. They talk about drumming. And Rett shares some of his experience playing music in musicals.

Today’s Quick Tip:
https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/topics/tips/play-mode-editor-tint

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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 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 e16: VIRTUALIZE MY REALITY

Rett and Taylor talk about retro video games and their favorite recent indies, as well as progress they made on their Japan trip. Rett describes his first experience with Virtual Reality and they discuss some cool possibilities with VR and AR.

Rett’s Challenge: Work on Brick Breaker from the Udemy Course
Taylor’s Challenge: Play classic games, set up emulator on Raspberry Pi

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e15: GG (Gouda Game)

Rett and Taylor talk about their progress on the Iceberg game this week. They discuss some game ideas they came up with after generating 10 ideas per day. They also talk about staying inspired and becoming healthy.

 

Rett’s Challenge: Formally Read RB Whitaker’s book
Taylor’s Challenge: Don’t eat cheese.

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GAME DEV’S QUEST e12.3: SPIRIT OF THE GAME JAM

In this final part of a three part episode, Taylor and Rett plan for their very first game jam. They touch on inspiring friends to code and learn game dev. They also talk about creating a community and being more active on social media. 

Rett challenged Taylor to immerse himself in Japanese culture and Taylor challenged Rett to download the Calm app and begin meditating.

This week’s resources:
Climate Game Jam
200 Word RPG Challenge

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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

 

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