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Our podcast breaks the mold of don't ask don't tell about the video game industry. We give everyone the real inside look at what its like to be a professional game developer, Every week we'll interview pro and indie developers, we'll talk jobs, studios, salaries and of course crunch horror stories. Tune in! Hosted by Brandon Pham Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gamedevunchained/support
 
Game Hugs is a fortnightly podcast that focuses on the individuals who work in the computer and video game industry. From publishers to journalists, developers to esports, artists to cosplayers, there are fascinating, entertaining, and god forbid maybe even educational stories to be told about what goes on behind the scenes. Created by Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg, hosted by Jason Imms.
 
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In this episode of Wassup Conversations, Matt Cox, Creative Director at Gearbox Software, talks about comedy in video games, Borderlands looting system, designing impactful boss fights, and his recent game, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. Wassup Conversations on YouTube and all the major podcast streaming services: https://www.nikoofarmusic.com/wassup Ple…
 
About this episode: Meta isn't happy with progress, Activision Blizzard has lower active monthly users, and everybody in the industry is on a wait and see approach for the next year. How does this all affect you?! Find out in this Roundtable News episode. Connect with us: https://twitter.com/wadarass https://twitter.com/gamedevunchaind https://www.…
 
A conversation with Sam Slater, Score Producer of Joker, Chernobyl and co-composer of Battlefield 2042. Wassup Conversations on YouTube and all the major podcast streaming services: https://www.nikoofarmusic.com/wassup Please consider donating and supporting Wassup Conversations via this link: https://www.nikoofarmusic.com/support-and-donations Ham…
 
Randy decides to beat the summer heat by spending some Time on Frog Island. Meanwhile, D.J. dusts off the 3DS to play the extremely mysterious Fragrant Story. Also: Hatsune Miku's revenge. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/Backlog Attack hype (5:16) - Fun in the sun (14:54) - Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage (29:21) - Fragrant Story (44:07) - Time on Fro…
 
D.J. goes in search of elusive space vampires in Nova Drift. Randy catches up with God of War, then puts on his platforming hat in Hoa. Plus: We uncover the real reason why it takes so long to get a Steam Deck. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (08:23) - Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (15:55) - God of War (30:36) - Nova Drift (48:50) - Hoa (1:02:47) -…
 
At last, Randy gets his hands on a Playdate and immediately gets crankin' on Casual Birder and Whitewater Wipeout. Meanwhile, D.J. downloads Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. Also: Living lives in Live A Live. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (10:52) - Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (29:01) - Playdate (feat. Casual Birder and Whitewater Wipeout) (48:24)…
 
A conversation with Jens Matthies, the legendary writer, and director of games like Wolfenstein: The New Order, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, The Darkness, and many more... Wassup Conversations on YouTube and all the major podcast streaming services: https://www.nikoofarmusic.com/wassup Please consider donating and supporting Wassup Conversatio…
 
About this episode: Derrick Fields is an artist, professor, and game designer based in Chicago, Illinois where they advocate for increasing the visibility of BIPOC individuals involved in games and the provision of resources to young creators who are considering a path in the medium. His recent game Onsen Master is partly a tribute to his appreciat…
 
About this episode: The tech industry are freezing hires, it feels like we are going into a recession, and overall everyone is taking less risk. What does this all mean for game devs? Find out in this month's Roundtable news! Connect with us: https://twitter.com/wadarass https://twitter.com/gamedevunchaind https://www.facebook.com/gamedevunchained …
 
Randy is pursued by all sizes of fish in Silt. Meanwhile, D.J. checks out the newest evolution of Vampire Survivors, then plays the even newer, ostensibly vampiric 20 Minutes till Dawn. Also: The usual Taco Bell and Star Wars discussion. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/Mexican Pizza (15:43) - Viewer Mail (26:24) - Silt (40:30) - Vampire Survivors (…
 
D.J. becomes a filthy ice mage in Final Fantasy XIV's new Crystalline Conflict PvP mode, then winds down with some PowerWash Simulator. Meanwhile, Randy goes on a sickness-induced Star Wars bender. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (7:51) - New music by Saria Lemes (9:15) - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (22:44) - FFXIV: Crystalline Conflict (38:55) - …
 
A conversation with Nicolas Bouvier, AKA, Sparth, the art director of Halo Infinite. He talks about his life, success story, inspirations, techniques, and worldview. Wassup Conversations is on YouTube and all the major podcast streaming services: https://www.nikoofarmusic.com/wassup Please consider donating and supporting Wassup Conversations via t…
 
Randy rolls the dice as a robo-fugitive in Citizen Sleeper, while D.J. gets a crash course in alchemy in Little Witch in the Woods. Also: How excited are we for 10 more years of Grand Theft Auto? Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/Gaming excitement (31:10) - Citizen Sleeper (49:10) - Little Witch in the Woods (1:08:11) - Outro…
 
About this episode: Environment art with Daniel Martinger. Breaking down his project for the Carpenter's Cellar. https://www.artstation.com/blackoudan https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg-u... Connect with us: • 🖥 http://gamedevunchained.com • 🎞️ https://www.youtube.com/c/GameDevUnch... • ✉️ info@gamedevunchained.com • 💰 https://anchor.fm/gamedevunc…
 
Randy takes in a film, then practices sleight of hand in Card Shark. Meanwhile, D.J. trades in his lightsaber for a suspiciously vampiric spaceship in Gunlocked. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/Uncharted (13:49) - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Episode II (20:14) - Gunlocked (38:00) - Card Shark (53:35) - Viewer Mail (1:00:18) - Outro…
 
Randy smashes a million spiders then eats an entire coma in Neversong. Meanwhile, D.J. smashes a million swords and falls down bottomless pits in Panzer Paladin. Also: A mysterious message from the past. Giancarlo Esposito guest stars. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (2:58) - Far Cry 6 (22:01) - Panzer Paladin (41:20) - Neversong (56:23) - Viewer M…
 
About this episode: Watch the live video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPH7wwj0MaE Unionization is becoming a fast reality. Tech companies are retracing from their pandemic growth to pre-Covid levels. Game Developers are all starting to move back into the office. Find out in this month's Roundtable News. Connect with us: https://twitter.com…
 
A conversation with Raphael Colantonio, founder of Arkane Studios, and WolfEye Studios. He is the director of some of the most important immersive sim games, such as Dishonored, Prey, and Arx Fatalis. His new game, Weird West is another ground-breaking title in his career, and in this episode, Raf and I talk about Immersive Sim philosophy, subscrip…
 
D.J. finds himself enjoying his new career as a futuristic fetch quester in Cloudpunk. Meanwhile, Randy finds himself on a whole series of islands in A Monster's Expedition's future England... land. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/Phone broke (16:20) - Cloudpunk (36:39) - A Monster’s Expedition (Through Puzzling Exhibitions) (57:30) - Outro…
 
About this episode: Check out the video version: https://youtu.be/Abod_U1a-Ig Brad Boyles is a Senior Weapon Artist at Turtle Rock Studios and was responsible for half the weaponry used in Back 4 Blood. https://www.artstation.com/bradboyles https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradboyles/ Connect with us: • 🖥 http://gamedevunchained.com • 🎞️ https://www.you…
 
D.J. takes on a parkour and puzzle-solving biathlon in Sephonie. Meanwhile, Randy finds himself jumping around yet another mysterious island in Refunct. Also: More Mutazione, and, of course, the inescapable Bunny Day. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/Bunny Day Boycott (13:32) - Mutazione (20:57) - Sephonie (47:36) - Refunct (57:27) - Outro…
 
This episode is sponsored by Grand Beats:audioxp.netAbout this episode:Check out the video version (https://youtu.be/iJ32gdKI6X8)Evan Anthony & Jeremy Abel were college friends majoring in advertisement and are the creators behind Genesis Noir. In this episode, we walk through their inception, kickstarter, signing up with a publisher, shipping, and…
 
Randy finds himself on yet another remote island in Mutazione, although this one harbors a terrible, overly processed secret. Meanwhile, D.J. spends 3,000,000 days playing Paradise Killer but all he has to show for it is a weird bag of crystals. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/FFXIV (15:32) - Guardians of the Galaxy (24:04) - Mutazione (41:24) - Pa…
 
About this episode: Nestor is Sr. Environment Artist at Naughty Dog games. He walked through some of the best practices when making games for 1886, Spiderman, and Last of Us 2. https://www.linkedin.com/in/nestorcarpintero/ Connect with us: • 🖥 http://gamedevunchained.com • 🎞️ https://www.youtube.com/c/GameDevUnch... • ✉️ info@gamedevunchained.com •…
 
Finally, some good Marvel Content as Randy signs on with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Also: Deciphering Tunic, underachieving in Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage, and an important Kirby update. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro (12:34) - Kirby and the Forgotten Cafe (18:44) - Tunic (38:53) - Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage (51:50) - Guardians of the Galaxy …
 
About this episode: Watch the live video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYn7nBWQfBA $600 millions dollars have been stolen from the most popular NFT game, Axie Infinity. What happened? Additionally, are workers too empowered nowadays or should there be always a balance? Find out in this month's Roundtable News. Connect with us: https://twitt…
 
About this episode: Super excited to announce, that we have been able to work out our differences and am becoming a two host podcast again! Connect with us: • 🖥 http://gamedevunchained.com • 🎞️ https://www.youtube.com/c/GameDevUnch... • ✉️ info@gamedevunchained.com • 💰 https://anchor.fm/gamedevunchained/su... •📸 http://instagram.com/gamedevunchaine…
 
D.J. shows off his prowess at repairing whimsical power plants in Even the Ocean, while Randy gets mouthful in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Also: An important Pokémon question, and Dragalia Lost's surprise ending. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/The Batman (12:00) - Dragalia Lost (21:33) - Even the Ocean (39:47) - Kirby and the Forgotten Land (1:0…
 
About this episode: Check out the video version (https://youtu.be/cnDLl6o4sAU) Soapbox is when I share personal experiences around a specific topic asked by listeners. This week, I concentrate how company structures are setup and ways to think about promotion and your career path. Connect with us: • 🖥 http://gamedevunchained.com • 🎞️ https://www.yo…
 
About this episode: Brian Yam is the art lead at Riot Games for Valorant. He walked through some of the best practices for making multiiplayer maps. https://twitter.com/gafferongames https://www.networknext.com/ Connect with us: • 🖥 http://gamedevunchained.com • 🎞️ https://www.youtube.com/c/GameDevUnch... • ✉️ info@gamedevunchained.com • 💰 https://…
 
D.J. tries to get to the bottom of this whole "killing Chaos" business in Strangers in a Paradise: The Final Fantasy Origin. Meanwhile, Randy takes in some of the local tales in Welcome to Elk. Also: Mario Party. Episode Timeline (0:00) - Intro/St. Patrick’s Day (7:55) - Mario Party exists (12:55) - Welcome to Elk (32:03) - Stranger from the Paradi…
 
#AutodeskAd AREA has been completely redesigned with 16 years of history. It is rebuilt not just for artists, but designed with the entire 3D community in mind, including students, artists, supervisors, producers, and studio heads. AREA has great potential for true collaboration across all industries. Check it out! AREA link: https://area.autodesk.…
 
About this episode: Check out the video version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do2Hk3jKokM) Glenn Fiedler is the CEO of Network Next with past experiences at Respawn Entertainment & Playstation. Network Next is a group of game developers who decided to do something about game network performance. https://twitter.com/gafferongames https://www.netw…
 
Randy and D.J. show off their prowess at sailing a whimsical ocean-boat in Far: Changing Tides, then get mouthful in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Also: How to properly celebrate Mario, and chasing down Gabe Newell. (0:00) - Intro/Wii U apocalypse (08:46) - Steam Deck apocalypse (16:54) - Mario Day (27:33) - Far: Changing Tides (48:16) - Kirby and …
 
About this episode: Watch the live video here: https://youtu.be/Wxg_D7Opv1U Steam Deck is out in the wild and Blockchain & NFTs triggers people. Connect with us: https://twitter.com/gamedevunchaind https://www.facebook.com/gamedevunchained https://www.instagram.com/gamedevunchaind/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gamedevunchained/mes…
 
About this episode: Watch the video version here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfzw8CCxdCM) Platform sees $24 million raised across 441 titles, sees moderate decline in fundraisers with a target of over $500k Connect with us: https://twitter.com/gamedevunchaind https://www.facebook.com/gamedevunchained https://www.instagram.com/gamedevunchaind/ …
 
About this episode: Watch the video version here (https://youtu.be/lSGZzCn2vK4) Blockchain tech was the talk of the town at this year’s DICE conference Connect with us: https://twitter.com/gamedevunchaind https://www.facebook.com/gamedevunchained https://www.instagram.com/gamedevunchaind/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gamedevunchai…
 
About this episode: Watch the video version here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1qLBYaKrbc) Things are getting better for ThatGameCompany and their future is looking bright with more innovative games. Connect with us: https://twitter.com/gamedevunchaind https://www.facebook.com/gamedevunchained https://www.instagram.com/gamedevunchaind/ --- Send…
 
About this episode: Watch the video version here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw11mPG6WIQ&t=5s&ab_channel=GameDevUnchained) World of Tanks creative director from Wargaming has been fired over his support for Russian troops. Connect with us: https://twitter.com/gamedevunchaind https://www.facebook.com/gamedevunchained https://www.instagram.com/g…
 
About this episode: Read the full article here (https://wp.me/pcB0ew-11j) Michael Shinde is currently a Senior Concept Artist at Riot Games, working on Valorant. I've been fortunate enough to work with him at Turtle Rock Studios, which recently releases Back 4 Blood. In this episode, we spoke at length about his experience working remotely before t…
 
About this episode: Watch the video version here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw11mPG6WIQ&t=5s&ab_channel=GameDevUnchained) Ukrainian studios like GSC Game World, Frogwares, and others have spoken out against the Russian invasion on Thursday. How to Help: International Rescue Committee United Help Ukraine Nova Ukraine The Ukrainian Red Cross In…
 
About this episode: Watch the video version here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntI_LcE58FM) Despite Game of the Year talks and heavily praised by critics, Square Enix isn't happy. Connect with us: https://twitter.com/gamedevunchaind https://www.facebook.com/gamedevunchained https://www.instagram.com/gamedevunchaind/ --- Send in a voice message: …
 
About this episode: Watch the video version here (https://youtu.be/GUrBnYQ5oWU Despite Game of the Year talks and heavily praised by critics, Square Enix isn't happy. Connect with us: https://twitter.com/gamedevunchaind https://www.facebook.com/gamedevunchained https://www.instagram.com/gamedevunchaind/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.f…
 
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