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Game Dev London Podcast

Game Dev London Podcast

By Stuart De Ville - Director/Founder
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 to us, join our community discord! discord.gg/YdSXz6m
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Contacting Video Games Journalists - #25 - Game Dev London
Game Dev London Host Quang Nguyen talks with Indie Games Journalist Jupiter Hadley about best practices for contacting games journalists, how to get into games journalism as a career, as well as game jams (Because Jupiter is responsible for the game jam calendar!) and games engines that don't rely on you needing to know coding!   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/gamedevlondon
35:52
October 19, 2020
What Is UI In Games? - #24 - Game Dev London
This week, join our host Ahmed El-Badawi in conversation with Edd Coates, as they discuss how he got into UI and advice for those interested in the discipline. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
47:45
October 12, 2020
What Is Motion Capture Anyway? - #23 - Game Dev London
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a motion capture actor? What is motion capture anyway?  This week, join our host Xoe in conversation with Neil Newbon, a mocap performer with over a decade of experience. They talk mocap, collaboration, and games in general, including Neil’s tips for anyone thinking of getting into Motion Capture.   Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon To find out more about Neil, check him out on Instagram @NeilNewbon or at https://neilnewbon.com/  Head over to http://www.audiomotion.com/blog/what-is-motion-capture.html to learn more about motion capture from the studio Xoe works at.
53:15
October 5, 2020
Working Together: Best Practices for Cross-Discipline Development (EGX Digital Special) - #22 - Game Dev London
In this extra special episode, GDL Hosts/Panellists Roz Tuplin, Jade Leamcharaskul, Stuart De Ville and Ahmed El-Badawi from Game Dev London discuss how developers working across different disciplines can make it easier for each other while working together. Recorded for the EGX/PAX Digital Event September 18th 2020. Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G
37:12
September 28, 2020
Developing Cross-Pollination Of Games, TV and Film - #21 - Game Dev London
In this episode GDL host Chris interviews Co-Host Roz Tuplin about running B2B events in the age of COVID, (something she deals with in her work at games.london), the developing cross-pollination of games/TV/film, and their shared love of historical game settings. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
53:39
September 21, 2020
The First Live Podcast - Special Guest Freya Holmer - #20 - Game Dev London
In this episode GDL Host, Stuart De Ville talks with the infamous Freya Holmer, in our first live podcast from our Twitch Stream. Freya Holmér is a game developer and co-founder of Neat Corporation (makers of VR stealth game Budget Cuts) and creator of Shader Forge. She can also be found chatting with people over on her Twitch stream.   Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more!  Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Follow Us On Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon  Links to Freya: Twitter @FreyaHolmer YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC7M-Wz4zK8oikt6ATcoTwBA Instagram @freya_holmer Neat Corp: www.neatcorporation.com Neat Corp Twitter @neatcorp
1:07:58
September 14, 2020
The Difference Between Critical And Commercial Success - #19 - Game Dev London
In this episode, Ben and Dan talk with GDL host, Chris Payne about the ten-year development of their latest platform/adventure hybrid, the technical complexity of adventures, the struggle for media recognition, the difference between critical and commercial success, and exactly how many swimming pools that represents. Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet-ups, game jams, competitions and more!  Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon Show notes: http://www.fivegames.com/ http://twitter.com/danthat http://twitter.com/timegentleman Lair of the Clockwork God is available here: Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1060600/Lair_of_the_Clockwork_God/ Switch (EU): https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/Lair-of-the-Clockwork-God-1828787.html Switch (US): https://nintendo.com/games/detail/lair-of-the-clockwork-god-switch/ Xbox: https://microsoft.com/en-us/p/lair-of-the-clockwork-god/9p3fngbl0p8d?activetab=pivot:overviewtab
48:24
September 7, 2020
How Solo Indie Devs Can Market Their Games! - #18 - Game Dev London
In this episode GDL Host, Ed Bennett talks with the infamous Chris Zukowski about how Solo Indie Devs can best market their games.  Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! -  Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon  LINKS TO CHRIS: @AdventureMtn twitter.com/adventuremtn howtomarketagame.com returntoadventuremountain.com
48:26
August 31, 2020
Do Indie Games Developers Need To Diversify Their Portfolios? - #17 - Game Dev London
In this episode GDL host, Ahmed speaks with Chris Payne of Quantum Soup Studios (Also a GDL Host) about how he made a career in the games industry, problems he sees within the industry from new and emerging technologies, and what he hopes to see in the future of games.
46:35
August 24, 2020
PR & Marketing Indie Games - #16 - Game Dev London
In this episode GDL Host, Stuart De Ville talks all things marketing, PR, and self-promotion for indies and solo devs, with PR and Marketing specialist Thomas Reisenegger.   Thomas is the founder of the UK-based indie games promo & publishing services company Future Friends Games.    Before starting Future Friends, Thomas worked on the promotion of dozens of titles from big titles like League of Legends to indie hits like Northgard. Future Friends Games is fully focused on indie titles and Thomas recently helped to promote games like Cloudpunk, What the Golf?, Heaven's Vault, Frog Detective 2, ScourgeBringer, Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, Omno, Nimbatus, Recompile and more.  Futurefriendsgames.com  Twitter @olima   Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
31:58
August 17, 2020
Exhibiting at shows and boot-straping an indie studio - #15 - Game Dev London
GDL host Chris Payne talks to Matt Hall and Chris Jeffrey of Made By Titans about their family-friendly couch co-op game Squishy Sports, exhibiting at shows, and bootstrapping a studio. Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon  Show Links:  www.madebytitans.com twitter.com/squishysports twitter.com/TweetsByTitans twitter.com/MattRobertHall twitter.com/ChrisJeffGames
47:00
August 10, 2020
Pre-Production, Scoping projects & MVPs In Game Development - #14 - Game Dev London
In this episode, GDL Hosts,  Adam and Ahmed discuss the value of pre-production on a project. Without pre-production, projects are liable to lose focus and/or spiral out of control, and our hosts discuss the dangers of not planning out your development ahead of time. They also discuss how to going about scoping your project, as well as the mentalities involved in making a game efficiently. Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
1:02:53
August 3, 2020
GDL - What's The Loading Bar's Plans For The Future? - #13 - Game Dev London
GDL's Roz Tuplin catches up with Jimmy Dance, co-owner and founder of Loading Bar and founds out how the games bars in London and Brighton have faced the coronavirus crisis, which saw all bars shut down at the end of March.   They discuss what support is available for small businesses, how they’re getting back on their feet and plans for the future. Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
42:41
July 27, 2020
GDL - Game Designing For Cultural Engineering ! - #12 - Game Dev London
Ziz Simoens Interviews Phoenix Perry an artist and activist who often uses culture as a medium. She's interested in how organisational structures can impact social change. And experiments with different forms of social engagement through conceptual ideas, such as graph theory, emergent systems, and mesh networks.   She can be found at contact at phoenixperry.com. Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
51:59
July 20, 2020
GDL - How To Properly Play-test For Good Results ! - #11 - Game Dev London
Have you ever play-tested your game?  Do you think you can do all the testing you need? Learn from Zigantic about the trials and tribulations related to play-testing games of all shapes and sizes, and how you can make the most of your testing time! Also hear more about what Zigantic can offer the Game Dev London community and how you can get access to valuable testing feedback from your home. Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
22:29
July 17, 2020
GDL - UE5 Special - The Future Of Game Dev - #10 - Game Dev London
Preparing for Unreal Engine 5 With the breathtaking teaser footage of the Unreal Engine 5 being released onto the internet. Ed Bennett talks with Arty McLabin, from www.gameready.co.il about how game developers can prepare for the future. We cover what you no longer need to study, what packages are going to be in demand and talk about general advice for people looking to get into the industry. If you are interested in learning game development and studying with Game Ready Drop Arty an email at GDL@gameready.co.il Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
59:35
July 14, 2020
GDL - Game Jams And Game Jam Mentality Feat. Chris Filip - #09 - Game Dev London
In this episode GDL host, Adam Boyne talks with Chris Filip of the Tentacle Collective, and they discuss all things Game Jam!  Chris helps manage the Tentacle Zone coworking space created by Payload Studio and is managing their programme of events for residents. Chris is also the co-founder of Game Anglia, a not for profit for game students, and an avid game jammer! Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
1:10:11
July 6, 2020
GDL - How To Design Live Action Games - #08 - Game Dev London
Chris Payne talks to Ian & Rachel Thomas about the design and execution of their live-action events, and what video games can learn from these intensely social experiences. Show Notes: Photos by Rachel Thomas, Laura Mitchell and Tom Garnett (https://tgarnett.com/) Rachel's blog (https://medium.com/@rachel.wildwinter) Ian's blog (https://medium.com/@wildwinter) Crooked House webpage (http://crookedhouse.org/) Senza Peso VR footage by Kit & Lightning (http://kiteandlightning.la/) Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
49:18
June 29, 2020
GDL - Health And Wellbeing In Game dev - #07 - Game Dev London
Host Roz Tuplin interviews Muse en Lystrala - A classical musician who founded Queenship Game Studio out of a Ludum Dare event and is tackling complex topics through games including anxiety, agoraphobia and depression. Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
43:48
June 28, 2020
GDL - How We Kickstarted Our Game - Follow The Feathers - #06 - Game Dev London
In this episode GDL host Chris Payne talks to Follow the Feathers co-founder Sebastian Rangger about starting their company and kickstarting their first commercial game - sew-'em-up Weaving Tides. Show notes! https://weavingtides.com/ Kickstarter has now carried over to Indiegogo to continue stretch goals: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/weaving-tides#/ Niva is PWYW on itch: https://followfeathers.itch.io/niva Weaving Tides web prototype: https://www.slyce.at/projects/2017-01- Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
32:35
June 14, 2020
GDL - How To Balance Work VS Game Dev ! - #05 - Game Dev London
In this episode Adam interviews Gwe Limpalaer (@gwendle), developer of Unspottable, about balancing working a full-time job while making a game, taking a game from concept to release, and making sure your game feels fresh whilst staying consistent. We also take a look at Gwe's upcoming release "UNSPOTTABLE"  a few links:  Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/12... Article announcing the playable demo for Steam festival from June 16-22 https://www.indiedb.com/games/unspott...   Article announcing the live stream / Q&A: https://store.steampowered.com/newshu... Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
35:08
June 7, 2020
GDL - How To Design Games For Public Spaces ! - #04 - Game Dev London
In this weeks episode you meet Ziz (Elizabeth Simoens) who is one of GDL's hosts, she's interviewed by our GDL host Stuart De Ville, and to be honest, all forms of joy and madness ensue!  Ziz talks about how to design games that bridge the gap between digital and the real world, the rules you need to keep players from jumping on a plane to win the game, valentines games with naked museum statues, snails favourite water types, and she talks LARP-ing (Live Action Role Playing), we also get a visit from a goblin friend, or should that be fiend!  Excited? Us too, don't miss it... Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
49:00
May 25, 2020
GDL - How To Run A Game Dev Community - #03 - Game Dev London
Roz Tuplin interviews Jade Leamcharaskul, who was the organiser of the original GameDevLunch which has since transformed into GameDevLondon.   She gives her insights on running games events and growing a community, as well as how to stay creative and motivated while avoiding burnout. Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
26:15
May 18, 2020
GDL - How To Get A Job In Games - #02 - Game Dev London
In this episode, Adam interviews Dan Hawkins, a Recruitment Specialist at Aardvark Swift, to get his perspective on the game industry at this time. Find out more about setting yourself up to get a job in the industry, and hear from Adam and Dan about how they think the industry will change. Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
30:47
May 12, 2020
GDL Podcast - How to set up your own indie dev studio! - #01 - Game Dev London
In this our first Game Dev London Podcast episode, you meet hosts Stuart De Ville and Adam Boyne, and they discuss starting your own indie dev studio and some of the things you should consider! Also available in video form on our YouTube channel! Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
1:01:38
May 5, 2020
Game Dev London Podcast Trailer
Welcome to the Game Dev London Podcast! We aim to support the UK games industry with knowledge and stories from those at its core. We want to help everyone interested in game development, from those who are just starting out, to those looking to learn to hone their skills. Join us each week to hear about what's happening in the UK game development scene, hear interviews from many talented individuals, and learn about how you too can join the UK games industry. Visit gamedev.london For MeetUps, Game Jams, Competitions And More! - Join Our Discord - discord.gg Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
00:30
May 3, 2020