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Game Dev London Podcast aims to support the UK games industry with knowledge and stories from those at its core. We aim to help both those who are just starting out, as well as those looking to learn from the best and hone their skills. We also want to shine a spotlight on what's happening and what's hot in the UK game dev scene, all the while trying to entertain and educate all of our listeners week on week! Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! Come and chat t ...
 
From skaters to singers, mountaineers to Mars mission-leaders. From the deep blue sea to the dark, black skies. Australia is full of girls who dare to do things differently. Adventurous girls. Girls with guts and spirit. Girls who stand-up and say, "watch out world, here I come!". Do you know what they are? They're FIERCE. These are their stories. Join the amazing Amy Shark, Julie Bishop, Yael Stone and more as they tell the inspiring tales of some of Australia's most extraordinary women.
 
Change Agents is about the art of change and the people who make it happen. It focuses on real and recent case studies where often ordinary people have brought about profound social, political, cultural and political change. It celebrates their success and challenges them to explain how they did it and the obstacles they overcame along the way. Change Agents is a collaboration between The Conversation and the Swinburne Business School and Swinburne University’s Department of Media and Commun ...
 
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In this clip, Chris kicks things off by discussing level design processes at CMD Studio with Mark Drew, before broadening into a discussion about the evolution of video games as a medium. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - …
 
Jean Robertson learnt to drive almost as soon as her feet could touch the pedals — and then she taught her bestie Kathleen Howell to do the same.The two friends mastered automobiles at a time that you weren't likely to see a woman behind the wheel. Once they'd nailed that, they crossed the whole of Australia by car and smashed land speed records.Na…
 
On our 1 year anniversary, Adam, Jade, and Stu discuss the highs and lows of building a community via social media and digital events. They talk about building up the Game Dev London, the things they would have done differently, and their favourite moments from the past 12 months. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, compet…
 
This year marks 100 years since the first woman was elected in parliament in Australia. To celebrate, we're bringing back some of our favourite Fierce Girls episodes, celebrating trailblazing female politicians.At school Julia Gillard's least favourite subject was Home Economics. The teachers told her she'd need it one day, but Julia wasn't so sure…
 
In this special episode, GDL host Lorraine talks games treasures and more importantly, Launch Day for “Before I Forget” with Chella Ramanan who is a BAFTA nominated games designer, writer and games journalist. She is now narrative designer for Ubisoft Massive and co-founder of POC in Play actively aiming to increase the visibility and representatio…
 
Ibrahim Bhatti, Community Marketing Manager of Sega Europe, talks with GDL host Quang about community in video game development. Where to start, build it, maintain it, and grow. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - discord.gg…
 
This year marks 100 years since the first woman was elected in parliament in Australia. To celebrate, we're bringing back some of our favourite Fierce Girls episodes, celebrating trailblazing female politicians. When Edith Cowan was a girl, her mum died, and her father was sentenced to death for murder. She knew hardship … and it drove her to get a…
 
GDL host Adam speaks to Greg about narrative in games. Speaking from his experiences working on games such as No Man's Sky and Metro: Exodus, and drawing from his most recent work on his novel Sixteen Horses and the teaser he has developed for its release, Greg explores all facets of narrative and story telling in video games, from characters to lo…
 
Andrea Boyd grew up loving the science fiction series Star Trek. And when she wasn't at school, conducting science experiments or staring at the TV, she was staring at the sky.But when the world's best engineers built the International Space Station, Andrea realised science fact was better than science fiction. She worked hard to become their only …
 
GDL hosts Chris and Ed discuss their favourite free tools for game development.You want to know what's good out there, have a listen. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.…
 
Caroline Buchanan rode in her first big international BMX race when she was nine, waving to the crowd, soaring down hills, gliding through the air. It was a feeling too good to give up. Even when her brother broke his neck and two arms. Even when she missed out on medals at the London and Rio Olympics. And even when she ended up in hospital, all of…
 
GDL hosts Ed and Chris discuss outsourcing in game development. When to outsource, what to outsource and how to get work. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.tv/gamedevlo…
 
Faith Thomas grew up throwing rocks at galahs. She'd only been playing proper cricket for a couple of weeks before she was picked to represent South Australia.Her phenomenal stats made headlines. So, it was no great surprise when Faith got called up to represent Australia against England in Brisbane. When she stepped onto the Gabba cricket ground, …
 
GDL hosts Quang and Stu discuss the different social media platforms and community management, with some top tips and some ways to think about how to manage your content. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2…
 
Nyadol Nyuon's family is from South Sudan, but she was born in a refugee camp. Every night she prayed that her family could move to Australia. And, when she was 18, her prayers were answered. In Australia, Nyadol wanted to be a lawyer, but her teachers didn't think she had the ability. Nyadol had some surprises in store for those doubters. She did …
 
we've all used random numbers in our games for stats, spawning, and even name generation right, but are we using them the right way? Adam and Stu discuss the use of random in games, what random generation looks like, and the spectrum from random, to procedural, to handcrafted generation. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams,…
 
When Madeline Stuart was 17, her mum took her to a fashion parade where most of the models seemed to fit a tall, thin, predictable box.Maddy was born with Down Syndrome, a condition that means she has an extra chromosome. And while she didn't look like the models she saw in magazines, fashionistas thought Maddy was beautiful.They invited her onto t…
 
GDL hosts Chris and Stu discuss professional life in large and small studios, soft skills and interview technique, generally talk game dev careers and some of the pitfalls out there. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - disco…
 
Even as a young girl, Celeste Barber always had a funny story that would make everyone laugh out loud. Celeste dreamed of starring in a TV comedy like Friends, but she went on to play a paramedic in a popular medical drama. And when that series flatlined, she used Instagram to take the world by storm, one funny photo at a time.During the devastatin…
 
Game Dev London Hosts Adam and Stu look at four key stages of development: proof of concept, prototype, vertical slice, and MVP to define the differences between them and why those differences matter. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds of other devs? Join O…
 
When Kath Ruska's dad told her white people would never recognise Aboriginal culture, she hoped he was wrong. She became a famous poet, using her pen as a weapon to fight for Indigenous rights. Her words took her all the way to Parliament House, where she demanded the Prime Minister do more to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islan…
 
In Today's episode of "How much did they make?" we get romantic. Chris and Adam go head-to-head to predict which of these weird and wonderful indie games got the most love. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7S…
 
Stu Buchanan talks with Sia Ahmad, one of Canberra's most prolific experimental artists, curators and producers, and relentless advocate for the local independent, DIY and underground music scenes. She discusses her recent body of work including 2018's ground-breaking "quiver"; the 2020 albums im/modesty and A Body Full Of Tears; and the upcoming r…
 
GDL hosts Ahmed and Stuart talk about the exciting sizzler dropped by unreal on the new Meta Human tool, with some roaming a bit of topic... Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - …
 
In this episode GDL hosts Ahmed and Chris talk about the CD Projekt Red Hack. They discuss this along with other topics including games industry acquisitions, games in general and movies! Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - …
 
In this week's episode of the GDL podcast, I am joined by Ara Carrasco, an Environment Artist at Rebellion Games. We talk getting into games, starting a new job in a pandemic, and balancing your life when your hobby is also your job! Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us a…
 
For many people the role of a producer is a mystery. In this episode, host Adam talks Caoimhe, a publishing producer at Chucklefish, about her time as producer, the things indie devs need to know about production, and how we can all get better at producing games. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! A…
 
It's a new year 2021 (but does it feel like it?) So, four of the GDL team bang their heads together to make awesome powerful predictions on what we can expect in game development for the year ahead! With talk of VR, working practices, events and more. All guaranteed to totally, absolutely, definitely come true... (Disclaimer, some of these things m…
 
In this episode, Jade and Ahmed look back on the games that left a mark of them in 2020 and what games they anticipate to play in 2021! Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitc…
 
In this third and final part of the Indie Biz Dev miniseries GDL hosts Stuart De Ville and Jay Shin discuss networking, presenting yourself and the general importance of soft skills needed to grow and develop your career. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds …
 
In this second part of the Indie Biz Dev miniseries GDL hosts Stuart De Ville and Jay Shin discuss what to do when you're starting out, whether going solo, starting a studio or joining a team. How to brand your studio and set the foundations of a good company with the potential to have long term survival. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for me…
 
In this, the first of the Game Dev - Biz Dev miniseries, GDL hosts Stuart De Ville and Jay Shin discuss paths into indie game dev, what might be right for you, and do you do it yourself (self-employed) or for someone else (employed). Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us a…
 
Game Dev London host Chris Payne talks with voice actor Isi Adeola about voice acting and how it works in Game Development. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.tv/gamedev…
 
It's another episode of the GameDev Game show that asks 'How much did they make?' We pit two industry experts against each other, armed only with only the sales pitch for each game they try to guess how much money they made in sales. This month's episode looks at some of the partiest, and weirdest games that the depth of steam has to offer. Visit O…
 
In this episode Game Dev London hosts Adam Boyne and Stuart De Ville start to take a look at emotional design and how it can filter through every. aspect of a games design process. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - discord…
 
The inaugural Episode of the GameDev Game show that asks 'How much did they make?' We pit two industry experts against each other, armed only with only the sales pitch for each game they have to guess how much money they made in sales. This month's episode looks at some of the spookiest, the weirdest game that's the depth of steam has to offer. Vis…
 
Jessica at Birth is the solo outsider art project of multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter and performing artist Hanna Jenkin. Fusing vintage tape loops with in-the-box electronic production, Hanna blends spoken word stories with guitar, bass loops and experimental indy-punk percussion. Music featured in this episode: - Paperdaisy In The Spri…
 
In this episode Game Dev London Co-Founder and Host Stuart De Ville talks with industry legend Quang Nguyen of Asobi Tech, about his career in the industry and the importance of retro games in todays industry, the lessons we can learn and the things that have lasted decades. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions…
 
In a world that seems obsessed with innovation and novelty, what does it mean to focus on maintenance and care? This podcast features the founders of The Maintainers, a global research network interested in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world. They are a…
 
You may dream of working on big games with big studios, but what about tiny games and tiny teams? In this episode Adam and Programmer and Shader Developer Hannah Rose of Bithell Games discuss the freedom of making a tiny game, how to be a programmer in a small team, and the important skills required for both. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - fo…
 
In this episode GDL host Chris chats to Rich Hebblewhite of Wrexham Glyndwr University about teaching game development and running the Global Game Jam events. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! And why not come chat with us and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Also Follo…
 
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