096 - Producing Video Games with Trent Kusters

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This week, it’s all about Producing Video Games, and we're jazzed to say that we’re joined by the masterful Trent Kusters.

Trent is the co-founder and production director of Melbourne-based game developers League of Geeks, responsible for digital role-playing strategy board game and international success story, Armello. He is also on the board of Freeplay (Australia's largest and longest running independent games festival), the chair of RMIT's Program Advisory Committee, a former lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts, and an industry advisor to DiGRA Australia. A frequent name on the numerous 30 Under 30 lists — by the likes of MCV, Develop, Triple J, the Melbourne Writers Festival, and (the big one) Forbes — Trent is heavily invested in the future of video games as a medium; fostering and mentoring young and under-represented developers, and contributing to the community wherever possible. To cap things off, he’s also currently gamerunner on the studio’s ambitious next game, which is set to be one of Australia's largest game productions ever.

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Intro

League of Geeks

https://leagueofgeeks.com/

Armello

https://armello.com/

Melbourne International Games Week

http://gamesweek.melbourne/

Interview with Trent Kusters

Taurus Games studio

http://www.torus.com.au/

Unity

https://unity.com/

Unreal

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/

Trello

https://trello.com/en-AU

MDA framework

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDA_framework

No Man’s Sky

https://www.nomanssky.com/

Creativity Inc.

http://www.creativityincbook.com/about/

Criterion studios

http://criteriongames.com/

Autonomy, mastery, purpose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvEbDzg6EhQ

Jira

https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira

Confluence

https://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence

Slack

https://slack.com/intl/en-au/

Untitled Goose Game

https://goose.game/

The AIAS Game Maker’s Notebook podcast

https://www.interactive.org/Interviews/the_game_makers_notebook.asp

Tone Control podcast

https://www.idlethumbs.net/tonecontrol

Open Tabs

Youtube book reveals – Jeremy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXqOrBHZrNI

Popsockets – Lara

https://popsockets.com.au/

How To Build A Healthy, Happy Video Game – Trent

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46DzdaN0JbU

Trent’s Socials

League of Geeks site

https://leagueofgeeks.com/

League of Geeks Twitter

https://twitter.com/leagueofgeeks

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