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Game Dev London Podcast

Game Dev London Podcast

By www.gamedev.london
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!
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Fidelity Vs Performance - #108 - Game Dev London Podcast
In this episode, Nichola Humphreys and Chris Payne discuss modern game consoles providing players with a choice of playing at a high resolution or a high frame rate in next-generation video games. More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meetups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
01:04:22
May 27, 2022
Player Agency - #107 - Game Dev London Podcast
In this episode, Oscar returns to his PodQuest to learn "everything you wanted to know about #gamedev but never dared to ask" by talking to the Game Dev London host Anna Poliakova about Player Agency. More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meetups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
48:04
May 18, 2022
So what is a Games Designer? - #106 - Game Dev London Podcast
In this episode, Oscar returns to his PodQuest to learn "everything you wanted to know about #gamedev but never dared to ask" by talking to the Game Dev London host Anna Poliakova about being a games designer and what's involved. You can find the full video version of this episode by visiting: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCOkykkHPQWEx8VPsd0mJmQ Visit Our Website - https://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
45:49
May 09, 2022
What is player experience in Game Dev? #105 - Game Dev London Podcast
Game Dev London’s Stuart and Chris talk about player experience, what is it, how do we create it, what makes for a good experience? You can find the full video version of this episode by visiting: https://youtu.be/lh7gqBfNBSM Visit Our Website - https://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
01:11:43
May 02, 2022
Is Score Taken For Granite? - #104 - Game Dev London Podcast
In this episode, Adam continues the Taken For Granite series by discussing the history and ongoing implementations of score in video games.  This series is all about the aspects of games taken for granted, just like home most rocks in video games are standard granite rocks, when they could be so much more!   You can find the full video version of this episode by visiting: https://youtu.be/lh7gqBfNBSM Visit Our Website - https://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
24:59
April 25, 2022
Animating for Games - #103 - Game Dev London Podcast
In this clip, Chris and Peter are having a chat about the quirks of animating for games compared to other media. More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meetups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
44:29
April 11, 2022
So what are the design pillars for games? #102 - Game Dev London Podcast
In this clip, Anna talks to GDL co-founder Adam about design pillars for games. They discuss where they come in handy, what makes a good pillar, and how we can apply them to games of all shapes and sizes. More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meetups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
35:07
April 03, 2022
Internships/Placements In The Games Industry - Part 1 - #101 - Game Dev London Podcast
Amy talks with Tiril (T) Schjerven (Concept Art Intern - Jagex) and Tom (Content Producer Intern - Into Games) about their journeys into the games industry and how their internships went! More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meetups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
47:24
March 28, 2022
Episode 100 Special - #100 - Game Dev London Podcast
It's episode 100! In this special episode, GDL co-founders Adam, Jade, and Stu discuss the last 50 episodes and the last year as a whole, including their favourite episodes, the moments that have made it special, and what's to come in the next year for Game Dev London. More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meetups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
55:33
March 21, 2022
From Studying Games to Designing Them #99 - Game Dev London Podcast
Nichola Humphreys and Jack McPherson talk about their journey from studying video games to joining the games industry. Both of them discuss topics such as applications, portfolios, interviews and onboarding processes. More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meetups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
52:52
March 14, 2022
Game Dev Roundup Feb 2022 #98 - Game Dev London Podcast
Ed and Stu go over all the Game Dev news from February 2022, new tools, Microsoft owning it and Stadia is on it's way to the google graveyard. More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meetups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
53:54
March 07, 2022
Is Health Taken For Granite? #97 - Game Dev London Podcast
Adam launches a new series about the areas of games we just assume are the case, like are all rocks in games taken for granite? In this episode, Adam looks at health in video games and how it has changed over the years. More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meetups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
33:50
February 28, 2022
Quests and Missions in Games #96 - Game Dev London Podcast
Adam and Stu discuss missions and quests in games; the good, the bad, and the damn train CJ! Find out what our hosts favourite quests are, what makes a good quest, and how to think about including quests in your game. More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meetups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
57:12
February 21, 2022
The business of #GameDev # 95 - Game Dev London Podcast
In this episode, Oscar continues his PodQuest to learn "everything you wanted to know about #gamedev but never dared to ask" by talking to the incomparable Martine Spaans@aston_martine of @TamalakiGames about the business of #GameDev. More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meetups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
56:50
February 14, 2022
Pitching Competitions #94 - Game Dev London Podcast
In his ongoing 'Podquest' to discover "everything you wanted to know about #gamedev but never dared to ask" Oscar talks to Sophia Drake @SophiaADrake organiser of The Big Indie Pitch about competitive pitching. More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meetups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
57:24
February 07, 2022
The Joy of Live Ops #93 - Game Dev London Podcast
Oscar continues his quest to learn everything you wanted to know about #gamedev but never dared to ask by talking to LiveOps design expert Nick Phipps from Ubisoft. More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meetups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
01:03:41
January 31, 2022
GDL Attempts Nice Games Clubs 1hr Game Jam Challenge - Part 1 - #92 - Game Dev London Podcast
We start this SPECIAL double episode drop with Chris, Stuart and Tom develop a game in an hour! Based on a prompt by the Nice Games Club game jam challenge! It's fast and furious but shows great insight into quick prototyping. View the rules: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1iILfq9nvlVBxtfCduKo_2tragfnI7sMZ?usp=sharing Nice Games Club: https://nicegames.club/ Join us for Global Game Jam 22: https://www.gamedev.london/ggj22 Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
01:11:09
January 24, 2022
GDL Attempts Nice Games Clubs 1hr Game Jam Challenge - Part 2 - #92 - Game Dev London Podcast
In this episode, Adam, Oscar, and Katie develop a game in an hour! Based on a prompt by the Nice Games Club game jam challenge! It's fast and furious but shows great insight into quick prototyping. EDITOR NOTES: Adam's audio is quite crackly when he is screensharing, we apologies if it gets unclear at any point!  View the rules: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1iILfq9nvlVBxtfCduKo_2tragfnI7sMZ?usp=sharing Nice Games Club: https://nicegames.club/ Join us for Global Game Jam 22: https://www.gamedev.london/ggj22 You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: https://anchor.fm/game-dev-london  Visit Our Website - https://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
01:18:42
January 24, 2022
What is the point of user testing? #91 - Game Dev London Podcast
Oscar's quest to explore everything you wanted to know about #Gamedev but never dared to ask Oscar talked to Steve Bromley about the why's, hows and best practices for Games User Research. More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
57:44
January 17, 2022
Interview With Viewfinder Art Lead - Sophie Knowles - GDLX Special - #90 - Game Dev London Podcast
This is the interview with viewfinder art lead Sophie Knowles (@serknowles), from the recent GDL Expo (Sponsored by AudioMob and CMD:Studio). Sophie is Lead Artist at Robot Turtle currently making @Viewfinder_Game. More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london   You can find the full audio version of this episode by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
44:47
January 10, 2022
Finding And Directing Actors For Indies - GDLX Special - #89 - Game Dev London Podcast
This is the Finding And Directing Actors For Indies talk by Kirsty Gillmore (@soundswilde) from the recent GDL Expo (Sponsored by AudioMob and CMD:Studio). Kirsty Gillmore is an award-winning Voice Director, Casting Director, Sound Designer and Voice Actor.  Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/game-dev-london/support
34:21
January 04, 2022
Routes Into The Games Industry - GDLX Special - #88 - Game Dev London Podcast
Routes into the games industry from the recent GDL Expo (Sponsored by AudioMob and CMD:Studio), hosted by Bee Trista with guests Asobi Quang, Jay Shin, Khally SJ and Mike Tucker. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/game-dev-london/support
54:06
December 27, 2021
All About Audio Panel - GDLX Special - #87 - Game Dev London Podcast
A GDL Expo 2021 Special!  Hear the All About Audio panel from the recent GDL Expo (Sponsored by AudioMob and CMD:Studio), hosted by Jade Leamcharaskul with Cai Jones, Sergio Ronchetti, and Billy Palmer! Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
29:51
December 20, 2021
Where do we start? # 86 - Game Dev London Podcast
In Oscar's quest to learn "everything you wanted to know about #gamedev but never dared to ask" talks to Mark Jawdoszak about getting started... Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
53:46
December 13, 2021
But What Does A Producer Actually Do? #85 - Game Dev London Podcast
In Oscar's quest to learn "Everything you wanted to know about #gamedev but never dared to ask" he talks to Lucie Prunier about the trials and joys of being a producer AKA keeping development on the rails... AKA "Getting $*it done!" Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
01:11:13
December 06, 2021
Is there Evil game design? #84 - Game Dev London Podcast
In Oscar's search to learn "everything you wanted to know about #gamedev but never dared to ask" he is joined by Ioana, Game Designer at Mojiworks and we end up talking about 'Evil' game design and monetisation by accident. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
01:03:03
November 29, 2021
What does Unity's acquisition of WETA mean? #83 - Game Dev London Podcast
Ed and Chris discuss the motivation behind Unity's acquisition of WETA Digital, and what it means for the future of both. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
01:07:02
November 22, 2021
Production Planning Matters # 82 - Game Dev London Podcast
Oscar hosts the next step in his quest to understand "everything you wanted to know about #gamedev but never dared to ask!" This time he is joined by Dan Bergin-Holly, Production Manager @Fortitude Games Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
01:07:05
November 15, 2021
What is it like to be an Artist in the Games Industry # 81 - Game Dev London Podcast
Often we talk about breaking into the industry, but we don't always focus on what it's actually like to work here. In this panel, Game Dev London co-founder Stuart De Ville speaks to three artists who have had very different career paths throughout the games industry: Sophie Knowles - Lead Artist at Robot Turtle, Sarah Ford - Freelance concept/2D/UI Artist, and Edd Coates - Principal UI Artist at Double Eleven. They will discuss what it's like working in a studio, what it's like to work freelance, and what the day to day is actually like for artists working in the industry today. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
50:24
November 08, 2021
What does a "game" mean - conversation with a genuine gamer #80 - Game Dev London Podcast
In his ongoing quest to learn "everything you wanted to know about #gamedev but never dared to ask" Oscar talks to his non-industry friend Hanneke, a hardcore MMO player about how she engages with games. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
45:10
November 01, 2021
How to Cater to and Protect Employee Wellbeing? #79 - Game Dev London Podcast
As important now as it ever was, the well-being of your employees is the well-being of your game and your studio. Fail to build a safe and open environment, and everything will suffer. In this panel, Game Dev London co-founder Jade Leamcharaskul speaks with Mark Drew - Director at CMD:Studio, Annie Grudeva - Creative Director at Perpetual Games, Eugenia Peruzzo - Senior Character Artist at Sharkmob, and Kat Welsford - Digital Analyst at Square Enix and Admin at London Gaymers about how they've helped to promote employee wellbeing, what they want to see more of, and how every company, from small indies to AAA, could improve their approach towards employee wellbeing. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
59:13
October 25, 2021
Game Dev & Twitch - How streaming can help promote your game #78 - Game Dev London Podcast
Game Dev London attended EGX 2021 to host a series of awesome panels. In this first panel, our host Quang moderates a discussion between four streamers about how streaming can help promote your game. Check out the informative recording of this panel here, and be sure to follow our speakers below...@TristaBytes, @Ibsatron @Aravelle @EvoluteGames Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
59:52
October 18, 2021
Understanding #Gamedev: Is Prototyping Important? #77 - Game Dev London Podcast
Oscar continues his ongoing quest to "understand everything you wanted to know about #gamedev but never dared to ask" and in this episode, he talked to Chris Filip, Programme Manager at Creative England and Co-founder of GameAnglia asking whether prototypes are important or not. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
01:03:34
October 11, 2021
Why Are we Making Games? #76 - Game Dev London Podcast
Oscar's continues his quest to learn "Everything you wanted to know about games but never dared to ask" by asking why we make games!  This time is joined by Games Industry Ambassador, Presskit creator and #indiedev luminary Rami Ismail Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
01:02:52
October 04, 2021
What is Onboarding for Games and VR? - #75 - Game Dev London Podcast
Adam and Vics discuss the process of onboarding, how you get people into and playing your game. They discuss examples they've seen in the past, what makes for good onboarding, and how making a VR game changes the onboarding process. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
48:25
September 26, 2021
Who Are You Making A Game For? - #74 - Game Dev London Podcast
This is Oscar's first episode in his quest to "understand everything you wanted to know about game development but never dared to ask". He is joined by Annie Grudeva (she/her) Creative Director at Perpetual Games and founder of PixAll.org a resource for diversity and inclusion.  In this episode we talk about the player - who are we making this game for, why is it important to know and techniques anyone find useful. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
52:46
September 19, 2021
How to define your game - #73 - Game Dev London Podcast
Adam and Oscar discuss trying to define and describe your game to someone else. They explore elevator pitches, defining what your game is about, and why it really matters who it is you're talking to! Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
58:41
September 13, 2021
What can video games of today can learn from those of the past? - #72 - Game Dev London Podcast
In this clip, Quang and Jackson discuss the changes in game design from past to present. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
44:09
September 06, 2021
How to grow your gaming community - #71 - Game Dev London Podcast
Lorraine Ansell talks to Elaine Gomez (a Puerto Rican and Dominican game designer and developer currently at Brass Lion Entertainment) & Yesnesia Cisneros (is a veteran producer who has worked on multi-award-winning titles such as Batman: Arkham City, Minecraft, and Pokemon.) Both are behind the Latinx in Gaming organisation that connects Latines across the gaming industry worldwide to promote cultural appreciation and representation in games and related content, providing a platform for Latinx community members to elevate each other and themselves. Today we talk about how to build and have goals for your gaming community that work. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
51:28
August 30, 2021
How to use third-party IP in games - #70 - Game Dev London Podcast
Licensed Games are famously bad...except for the good ones. What are the pitfalls and perks of making games with a third-party IP? Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
55:14
August 23, 2021
How does character art work in VR games? - #69 - Game Dev London Podcast
Lorraine speaks to Nele Steenput a character artist currently at Cooperative Innovations on multiplayer VR games, releasing Spaceteam VR. Nele has also worked as a freelancer as well as art directing. Nele speaks about her inspirations, art challenges and freelance work on games such as the Bradwell Conspiracy. Nele talks about how media like fabric and hair texture can be challenging but important parts of game art. We also consider the differences needed for VR vs normal games. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
54:11
August 16, 2021
What would make a game fail? - #68 - Game Dev London Podcast
Ed and Chris discuss things to AVOID that will kill the commercial success of your game. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
01:11:53
August 09, 2021
Voice and Music in Games - I am A Loud - #67 - Game Dev London Podcast
Lorraine Ansell and her guest Alyx Jones as they talk voice and music in games. Alyx Jones is dialogue editor at Liquid Violet and has composed music for games including her own game. She is the head writer for Sound Architect and has interviewed many music composers including Jessica Curry. Alyx was on the BAFTA audio juror panel for the 2021 BAFTA games awards. Have a listen and join us as we talk all things audio. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
50:34
August 02, 2021
Striking A Work/Life Balance In Game Dev - Rezzed Digital Special - #66 - Game Dev London Podcast
It is vital to your ongoing health and well being that you strike a good work/life balance. It's something we're very keen on here at Game Dev London so we want to bring you our experience from different roles in the industry about what we do right and what we could do better. Hear from a freelancer, a studio owner, a manager, and a new hire about how we approach the subject. Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episodes can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
42:57
July 26, 2021
How do balance and house rules affect your game? #65 - Game Dev London Podcast
Adam and Stu explore balance in video games. Balance can affect everything from the difficulty levels, to how competitive your game is, to whether people enjoy playing it long term. Find out more about how to balance your game, when to listen to feedback, and when you should care about the house rules that people invent for your game. Find out more in this episodes You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episode can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
45:05
July 19, 2021
Switch OLED, State of Play & Indie Dev Relations - #64 - Game Dev London Podcast
Ahmed and Chris chat about the latest Switch, the latest Playstation State of Play & the state of indie dev and platform relations! Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episode can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
58:40
July 12, 2021
What is emergent behaviour in video games? - #63 - Game Dev London Podcast
Adam and Stu discuss emergent behaviour in video games. They explore questions like what is emergent behaviour, is it a good thing or a bad thing, and how can you design a game to allow for emergent behaviour? Find out more in this episode You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episode can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
52:47
July 05, 2021
How do I become a games Social Media and Community Manager? - #62 - Game Dev London Podcast
Quang with Aravelle discusses her new role at Coatsink as a Social Media and Community Manager. Aravelle will talk about her journey and what is her responsibilities being a Social Media and Community Manager. You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episode can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
34:13
June 28, 2021
How Do Marketing And Communications Work In Game Dev? - #61 - Game Dev London Podcast
Lorraine Ansell talks to Claire Sharkey about marketing and comms in games. Claire is an award-winning comms & PR lead and currently at Modern Wolf releasing games such as Murder by Numbers and more. She shows off two of her fave game items that have an interesting story attached to them. What does she have? Maybe a certain item from a certain Creed. Watch to find out more. Claire goes onto talk about the marketing and comms discipline and what people interested in this field and gaming could do to get involved and how to show interest in this field.    You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episode can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
44:23
June 21, 2021
What does it take to run a games podcast? - #60 - Game Dev London Podcast
Game Dev London host Lorraine chats to Lauren who is a content creator on YouTube and is the host of the podcast She Plays Games which is a show that celebrates women in the industry and offers visibility to the many different roles that are available in the games industry. She got her start in the games industry as a games journalist reviewing games and writing news stories on various gaming related subjects. Watch and listen to us chat about the industry, film, theatre and much more. You can find a video clip of this episode at: www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episode can be found by visiting: anchor.fm/game-dev-london Visit Our Website - www.gamedev.london - for meet ups, game jams, competitions and more! Join Our Discord - www.gamedev.london/join Follow Us On Twitch - www.twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
01:04:34
June 14, 2021
What's different in Unreal Engine 5? - #59 - Game Dev London Podcast
In this episode, Ed and Chris discuss the cutting-edge tech and features of Unreal Engine 5. You can find a video clip of this episode at: https://www.youtube.com/gamedevlondon More episode can be found by visiting: https://anchor.fm/game-dev-london   Visit Our Website - https://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
01:06:39
June 07, 2021
What is voice acting for games? - with host Lorraine Ansell - #58 - Game Dev London Podcast
This week Roz chatted to fellow host Lorraine Ansell about her work as a voice actor for games. The star of Paradise Killer and numerous indie titles talks about getting into the physicality of an audio role, working under COVID, what devs can do to make voice actors lives easier, and teases some of the episodes she'll be hosting in the months to come. Plus, how to network when you're shy, hustle with a broken foot and cosplay when you're in lockdown with nothing but a ballet costume and a garden shed to work with! 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
38:01
May 31, 2021
How to Market A Game With No Budget?- #57 - Game Dev London Podcast
GDL host Adam and co-host Melissa discuss marketing your video game when you have no money or budget. They explore the different tools available, how build an audience, and which aspects are the most important 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
50:53
May 24, 2021
How do you get the best from debugging? - With Imagination - #56 - Game Dev London Podcast
In this episode, GDL host Stuart De Ville talks with Javier Bizcocho lead of Devtech Tools at Imagination. They cover optimisation, ray tracing and how to get the best out of your debugging to really polish your game and make for a richer player experience. Find out more about Imagination:  developer.imaginationtech.com www.imaginationtech.com 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
22:13
May 16, 2021
How do you design levels for video games? - #55 - Game Dev London Podcast
In this episode, 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 - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
01:19:02
May 09, 2021
1 YEAR SPECIAL - How do you build a digital community? #54 - Game Dev London Podcast
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, 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
36:53
May 03, 2021
Before I Forget (Game) Launch Special #53 - Game Dev London Podcast
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 representation of people of colour in the video games industry.   Along with Claire Morwood as part of 3 Fold games Chella has worked on the game “Before I forget" a first person narrative game dealing with the subject of Dementia.   Chella talks through two of her Games Treasures she’s picked up over the years as well as the inspiration for the game launching today. “Before I Forget” comes out today April 29th on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox series. 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
55:04
April 29, 2021
Community Marketing In Game Dev - #52 - Game Dev London Podcast
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/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
44:34
April 26, 2021
Narrative in Games With No Man Sky's Greg Buchanan - #51 - Game Dev London Podcast
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 lore and beyond. 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 Pre-order Sixteen Horses here: amazon.co.uk/Sixteen-Horses-Greg-Buchanan/dp/1529027160 Find the Sixteen Horses teaser here: gregbuchanan.itch.io/sixteenhorses Find out more about Greg: linktr.ee/gregbuchanan
01:01:01
April 19, 2021
Free Tools For Game Dev- #50 - Game Dev London Podcast
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.tv/gamedevlondon
50:02
April 12, 2021
Outsourcing Game development work - #49 - Game Dev London Podcast
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/gamedevlondon
01:17:02
April 05, 2021
Social Media and Community Management in GameDev - #48 - Game Dev London Podcast
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/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
53:32
March 29, 2021
Randomness and You: How to make the most of random - #47 - Game Dev London Podcast
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, 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
35:19
March 22, 2021
Game Dev Career Paths - #46 - Game Dev London Podcast
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 - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
01:01:24
March 15, 2021
Prototypes and more: Explore Stages of Game Development- #45 - Game Dev London Podcast
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 Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
38:13
March 08, 2021
How Much Did They Make - GameDev Game Show 3 - #44 - Game Dev London Podcast
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/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
58:02
March 01, 2021
Lets Talk Unreals Metahuman - #43 - Game Dev London Podcast
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! - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
41:07
February 21, 2021
Lets talk CD Projekt Red Hack & Games Industry Acquisitions - #42 - Game Dev London Podcast
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 - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
01:13:53
February 15, 2021
Environment Art with Ara Carrasco - #41 - Game Dev London Podcast
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 and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
42:54
February 08, 2021
Producers, Production And Indie Dev - #40 - Game Dev London Podcast
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! 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
56:56
February 01, 2021
GDL Predictions For 2021 In Games - #39 - Game Dev London Podcast
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 may not come true 😅) 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
53:38
January 25, 2021
GDLs Favourite Games Played In 2020 - #38 - Game Dev London Podcast
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! - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
57:08
January 18, 2021
Networking In Game Development 3 of 3 - #37 - Game Dev London Podcast
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 of other devs? Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
24:52
January 11, 2021
So You Want To Be An Indie Dev? What Next? 2 of 3 - #36 Game Dev London
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 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
24:18
January 04, 2021
Getting Into Game Development - Where To Start? 1 of 3- #35 Game Dev London
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 and hundreds of other devs? Join Our Discord - discord.gg/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
32:30
December 28, 2020
How Does Voice Acting Work In Game Development - #34 Game Dev London
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/gamedevlondon Follow Isi: instagram.com/isithescribe linkedin.com/in/isi-adeola
53:08
December 21, 2020
How Much did they Make 2! - GameDev Game Show - #33 Game Dev London
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 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
57:55
December 14, 2020
Emotional Game Design - #32 Game Dev London
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.gg/Mx7Sh2G Also Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
53:49
December 07, 2020
How Much did they Make - GameDev Game Show - #31 Game Dev London
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. 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
58:05
November 30, 2020
The Importance Of Retro Games - #30 Game Dev London
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 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 Follow Quang on Twitter (mostly) Twitch, Instagram, & Facebook with @Asobi.tech twitter.com/asobitech twitch.tv/quangdx
37:15
November 23, 2020
Effective Programming for Tiny Games and Tiny Teams - #29 Game Dev London
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 - 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 Where To Find Hannah: Twitter - https://twitter.com/hannaestheticItch - https://hannah-rose.itch.io/ https://onehourgamejam.com/
54:15
November 16, 2020
Preparing Students For The Games Industry - #28 Game Dev London
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 Follow Us On Twitch! - twitch.tv/gamedevlondon
40:59
November 09, 2020
Creating Effective Monetisation In Games - #27 Game Dev London
In this episode GDL Host, Adam interviews Christian Facey of AudioMob about his journey from working with Google and Facebook to now building the next step in advertising in games. They discuss why non-intrusive ads are the best kind of ads, how advertising has changed over time, and how you can make the most of advertising in your game. 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
35:03
November 02, 2020
Changing Careers To Enter Game Dev - #26 Game Dev London
In this episode Game Dev London Host Roz Tuplin talks with Ranjani Natarajan of Robot Teddy (And UKIE Board Member) about her journey from newbie intern to Producer, industry decision-maker and mentor to the next generation of game creators. 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
40:11
October 26, 2020
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
35:53
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 05, 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
01:07:58
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 07, 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.
46:36
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
31:59
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
47:01
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
01:02:54
August 03, 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
51:60
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
59:36
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
01:10:11
July 06, 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
49:19
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 07, 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
26:16
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
01:01:39
May 05, 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
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May 03, 2020