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Technical Directing with Benjamin Jordan
Podcast

From flunk to hunk! In this week’s episode, we have the privilege of sitting down with the Studio Technical Director of “Sprockets,” Benjamin Jordan, who talks about his experience, growth, and the lessons he’s learned as a TD. Knowledge is dropped consistently throughout this episode as we explore his early

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Targeting AAA Game Studios with Ryan Killgore
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AAA: From Start to Finish! In this week’s episode, we sit down with another one of our fantastic co-hosts, Ryan Killgore. We jump into an in-depth conversation about how Ryan took a very deliberate approach to his career in game development, mapping out his way to becoming a AAA game

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From Gamer to Game Developer with Zack Schneider
Podcast

A Tale of Proving out Passion! In this week’s episode, we have the honor of speaking with our very own Zack Schneider about his career and growth as a game developer. We go into how his initial passion for playing games provided the spark to pursue a career in game

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A Product Manager's Purpose with Vignon Zinsou
Podcast

Tired of getting your PM’s mixed up? Not sure what goes into product management? Eager to impress your friends and co-workers with some key, trivia-ready information about what a product manager does? If you answered, ‘Yes’ to any of the above questions, then this episode is for you! In this

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Unity Analytics with John Cheng
Podcast

In this episode, I have to pleasure to talk to John Cheng, the head of Unity Analytics. We go over the different parts of Unity Analytics and its features to show you all the power that you have in your hands if you use Unity. Finishing a game is not

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MakinStuffLookGood
Podcast

You lookin’ gooooood! In today’s episode we are covering the topic of visual effects in a conversation with our friend Dan Moran. Dan runs the Youtube channel Makin’ Stuff Look Good and works with Obinna and I at Sprockets as a Graphics Engineer. He is very knowledgeable when it comes

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Retro Review: What Makes a Game a Classic?
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They’re back! In this week’s episode, we welcome back our friends of the podcast, Will Dal Porto and Greg Anderson to talk about what makes a game a classic! We lay out some criteria on how we gauge a game (or franchise) to claim ‘classic status.’ In addition to laying

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Tales of a Community Manager
Podcast

“I am a tiny potato. And I believe in you. You can do the thing.” In this week’s episode, we have the privilege of chatting with our friend and community management adept, Janine Dong, about her experiences and growth as a Community Manager. She was an absolute pleasure to interview

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057-dayle-flowers
Podcast

Game Development has many roles: Gameplay Developer, Systems Developer, Level Designer, Character Artist, Sound Designer, Game Designer, and many more. In today’s episode, we are going to talk about the role of a Systems Developer. To do so, I have the pleasure of talking with Dayle Flowers, lead developer on

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055-molly-proffit
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In this episode, we had the pleasure to talk to Ker-Chunk Games’ Co-founder and CEO Molly Proffit. She shares what motivated her to create a company that focuses on making games that empower women as players. We also discuss what the game industry can do to hire and retain more

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051-freemium-games-late-panda
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We had the pleasure of snagging an interview with fellow TDLers, Elisabeth Heed and Stephen McCallum, from across the pond in Glasgow, Scotland. In this episode we talk about how the freemium game model, which is rapidly monopolizing the various app stores, can be seen as having very negative effects

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050-the-art-of-game-design-jesse-schell
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“The Art of Game Design, a Book of Lenses” is a must read book for every game developer. That is why, we wanted to bring Jesse Schell, author of this amazing book, to the show to celebrate our episode number 50. To be honest, we could make a one-hour episode

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048-Spencer-Liu
Podcast

Community is the secret sauce to any successful game. Knowing this, bigger companies often hire a community manager whose full-time job it is to build that community, running from social networks to message boards, engaging players and keeping everyone not only interested in the game at hand, but also in the future of

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045-Quality-QA
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Have you ever wondered what goes into the field of QA as it relates to the game development industry? Or maybe you have been itching to know what a ‘smoke test’ is and whether you should be running these tests as an indie dev? Well, in this episode, Obinna and

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024-Networked
Podcast

Have you ever wondered what it would take to get a game online and accessible to individuals all across the globe? Curious as to when and how to plan for scalability and dealing with server load? For those of you out there interested in the ins and outs of networked

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021-Oscar-Clark
Podcast

If you’ve had the opportunity to attend Unite in the past couple of years you’ll recognize today’s guest. With his signature hat and jovial personality, he’s hard to miss. I am of course talking about Oscar Clark, another awesome Unity Evangelist. We met Oscar at Unite 2015 in Boston and we

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Clive-Downie
Podcast

What do you get when you add the former VP of Marketing at EA and former COO of Zynga, an individual with a deep passion for games and gamers across the world, and a game-changing (pun intended) game development platform like Unity3D? You get Unity’s Chief Marketing Officer Clive Downie

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016-Nicole-Lazzaro
Podcast

Part 2 of our interview with Nicole Lazzaro, the founder and President of XEODesign. At Unite 2015 in Boston, some of us got a chance to see Nicole’s talk about Design Leadership in VR then we got to meet her and demo her upcoming VR game “Follow the White Rabbit”.

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016-Nicole-Lazzaro
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Nicole Lazzaro, the founder and President of XEODesign, Inc. and has twenty years expertise in Player Experience Design (PXD) for mass-market entertainment products. At Unite 2015 in Boston, some of us got a chance to see Nicole’s talk about Design Leadership in VR then we got to meet her and

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011-Fig-Outer-Wilds
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In this episode we speak with a handful of game development pioneers in CEO and Founder of Fig, Justin Bailey and the team behind the 2015 IGF Grand Prize winner, Outer Wilds. Justin breaks down how the Fig platform works as a curated crowdfunding and investing medium where passionate players

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Motion Capture
Podcast

Download the Episode Here hiyah, hiyah, hiyah! Ahem, that was me practicing my jiu jitsu moves via text… anyway, horrible jokes aside, if you’ve ever wanted to motion capture your fighting moves, dances moves, or pretty much anything else — then this episode is definitely for you! In this episode we talk

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Mark-Schoennagel
Podcast

Download the Episode Here Oh. My. God. It’s Mark Schoennagel!!! *throws panties at stage!* That’s right, folks! We’ve managed to snag an interview with an inside man in Unity Evangelist, Mark Schoennagel. If your memory isn’t as bad as ours, then you will probably remember Mark Schoennagel who MC’d the

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004-Travis
Podcast

Download the Episode Here It finally happened! We wheedled the first person into sitting down with our ragtag group of developers for several minutes for an up close and personal interview. Travis Lacey is a freelance concept artist, seasoned Indie developer, official Steamworks Developer, Pax South Exhibitor, owner of Ravenseye

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