Game Dev Advice: The Game Developer's Podcast

By The HP Video Game Podcast Network - John JP Podlasek

+30 year game industry veteran John "JP" Podlasek interviews game designers, programmers, producers, artists, arcade owners, writers, CEOs and others about game development. Experienced or aspiring game developers alike will find useful, thought-provoking, and sometimes funny advice from others in the game industry. Find info at gamedevadvice.com and subscribe now!

  1. 1.
    Startup Principles, Working on StarCraft II and Fortnite, Burnout, Empathic Design, UI is Key, Tools Development, VC Ecosystem, Mental Health, and Crossplay with Matt Schembari
    46:22
  2. 2.
    Creativity is a Business, LotR’s Inspiration, Toxic Workplace Cultures, Using Agents, Defining Your Terms, Twitter For Connecting, Asking For Advice, and Creating Friendships with Marta Svetek
    1:15:11
  3. 3.
    Battlefield Mobile, Gratitude, Getting Sh*t Done, Marvel XP, Bad Interview, Pareto Principle, Game Dev Identity, and Surviving a Layoff with Justin Fischer of Industrial Toys/EA
    56:34
  4. 4.
    Horror Games, Career Strategies, What Publishers Want, Capital Is King, Poland and Israel’s Game Dev Scenes, and Finding Your Own Way with Scott Millard of Feardemic
    48:36
  5. 5.
    Self-Taught Coding, Importance of Tools, Crunch, NLP, Snow Crash, Ageism, GitHub, Toastmasters, and Quake’s Elegance with Norman Morse of Perforce Software
    55:58
  6. 6.
    Halo 2, Steve Ballmer, IGDA, Gamergate, Star Wars, Diversity and Inclusion, Networking, Going Solo, Cloudpunk, and Developer Leverage with Kate Edwards of Geogrify and the Global Game Jam
    1:25:29
  7. 7.
    Stack the Job Deck, Canada, Iron Galaxy, PSX Conference, Recruiter Horror Stories, Dot-com Bubble, LT, and Wisdom From Perspective with Adam Boyes of Iron Galaxy Studios
    1:02:43
  8. 8.
    Interviewing Tips, Global Teams, NY Comic Con, Running LiveOps, Crunching, Mentors, Mass Effect, Austin Game Dev, QA Life, and Relationships Matter with Patrick Moran of Kongregate
    1:24:52
  1. 9.
    SXSW, Keys to Kickstarter, Smash TV, Editing Challenges, Ready Player One, Games Are Harder Than Film, Persistence, Magic Leap, HoloLens, and Film Festivals with Joshua Tsui of Insert Coin
    46:28
  2. 10.
    Artist Turned Indie Filmmaker, Layoff Transition, New Artist Tools, Actor Types, E3 Stories, Key Skills For Getting Hired, and LA Traffic, with Mehran Torgoley of Cult Cinema
    58:57
  3. 11.
    Creative Directors, Diversity and Inclusion, Level Ex, Your Mutant Ability, Van Halen, Making For Honor, Mythic Quest, Player Motivation, and Hades with Jason VandenBerghe of Level Ex
    1:28:40
  4. 12.
    Successful Original IP, Design Challenges, Global Teams, Portfolio Matters, Industry Parties, Retro Consoles, GDC Indie Games, and Online Privacy Laws with Clark Stacey of WildWorks
    1:04:37
  5. 13.
    Travis Scott, Activision Pitches, Good Vs. Bad Producers, EQ, Social Networks, MicroProse, Steve Jobs, Taking the High Road with Chris Hewish
    59:10
  6. 14.
    Making Warcraft II, Breaking Crunch, Disney Infinity, Pitching Investors, Diablo, Animal Talking, Industry Stories, and Parting Advice with Bill Roper
    1:30:20
  7. 15.
    Working at Epic Games, Avoiding Crunch, Tony Hawk, Better Health, Metallica, The Rookies, Montreal, and Midway Games Floods with Justin Mohlman
    51:33
  8. 16.
    PR For Games, Influencers, Working With Nintendo, Metrics Vs. Impact, Value of Live Events, and Relationships Matter with Johner Riehl
    46:22
  9. 17.
    Going Indie, Changing Crunch, Mocap SWAT, Bungie, Wild West Days, Management Lessons, and VR with Richard Lico
    45:10
  10. 18.
    Triple-A to Indie, Lessons From Blizzard, Growing Remote Teams, Future Game Trends, Animal Crossing, and Magehunter with Richard Khoo
    53:58
  11. 19.
    COVID-19, VR Meditation, Rubber Duck Debugging, Judas Priest, and Breaking into the Game Industry with Andreja Djokovic
    47:41
  12. 20.
    Indie and Mid-Level Narrative Design, Post-Apocalyptic Worlds, Toxic Gamer Culture, AR/VR, and Online Testing with Edwin McRae
    42:16
  13. 21.
    Console Wars, Oculus, SXSW, Palmer Luckey, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Facebook Concerns with Blake J. Harris
    43:51
  14. 22.
    Indie Dev Challenges, AI, Spatial Computing, Fortnite, New Platforms, and Predator VR with David Turkiewicz
    55:06
  15. 23.
    Mid-Tier Indie Vs. Triple-A Dev, Game Engines, Star Wars AR, VR Challenges, Going Viral, and Gender Diversity with Chip Sineni
    1:10:33
  16. 24.
    When Coin-Op was King, NBA Jam, the ‘90s, Pakistan, Sega, Shaq, and Book Publishing with Reyan Ali
    40:48
  17. 25.
    Skywalker Ranch, Making Toys, Crunch Culture, Hong Kong Concerns, EA, Being an Expat in Bangkok with Chris Nicolella
    1:13:00
  18. 26.
    The World’s Biggest Arcade and More with Doc Mack of Galloping Ghost
    1:08:22
  19. 27.
    Headhunter To Designer, Layoffs, Self Publishing, and Scapegoating Games with John (JJ) Williams of NetherRealm Studios
    58:04
  20. 28.
    Comics, Crazy Game Submissions, Careers, Industry Rant, and Production with Nick Laing of Amazon Games
    1:18:53
  21. 29.
    Triple-A Art, Roots of Mocap, SonyPlayStation, Being a Problem Solver with Dwayne Mason of NXA Studios
    59:53
  22. 30.
    Indie Game Dev, Rick and Morty, Double Fine and Being in the Game Press with Chris Johnson of the Player One Podcast
    1:07:57
  23. 31.
    Running An Indie Game Studio, Loot Boxes, AR, Markiplier, and Producers
    54:47
  24. 32.
    Crunch Culture and What You Can Do To Escape...Hint, It Ain't On Twitter
    12:35
  25. 33.
    NBA Jam BOOMSHAKALAKA!!, Shaq, Dota, Rage 2, The Twilight Zone and Pins
    1:05:06
  26. 34.
    PUBG, Red Dead 2, Taking Risks, Freelancing, Game Dev, VR and a Lawsuit
    58:11
  27. 35.
    Dave Mirra BMX, Coding, Nintendo, Tax Breaks, Tokyo, and Sucker Punch
    39:48
  28. 36.
    Getting Hired, Learning New Tools, VR, Layoffs, Unionizing, and Trends
    49:07
  29. 37.
    AR, VR, Game Industry Trends, Unity, and Early Mobile Phone Game Dev
    54:37
  30. 38.
    Unpaid Intern, TNA Wrestling, Hard Knocks, and Freelancing Tips, Pt. 2
    33:13
  31. 39.
    Unpaid Intern, TNA Wrestling, Hard Knocks, and Freelancing Tips, Pt. 1
    32:14
  32. 40.
    James Bond, Ultima VII, 80's Game Dev, Writing, Volatility, and GWAR!
    53:31
  33. 41.
    SEGA, Midway, Interviewing Tips, Ringling, VR, and Immersion Therapy
    49:22
  34. 42.
    Interviewing, teaching, triple-A vs indie, and fixing game dev crunch
    1:04:16

Listen to Game Dev Advice: The Game Developer's Podcast now.

Listen to Game Dev Advice: The Game Developer's Podcast in full in the Spotify app