40 episodes

Dev Diary is the interview series where the host, Paul James, sits down with some of the brightest minds in the gaming industry and goes through their history, the highs, the lows and everywhere in between.

Dev Diary Paul James

    • Video Games
    • 5.0, 10 Ratings

Dev Diary is the interview series where the host, Paul James, sits down with some of the brightest minds in the gaming industry and goes through their history, the highs, the lows and everywhere in between.

    Episode 38: Mark Cooke (StarCraft Ghost, Grim Fandango, Monster Train)

    Episode 38: Mark Cooke (StarCraft Ghost, Grim Fandango, Monster Train)

    To begin your career in the games industry with Star Wars and Grim Fandango might corrupt the inexperienced minds of some, but not Mark Cooke. After a phenomenal start to his career, there's been no taking the foot off the accelerator since, leading to work with prominent studios like Grasshopper Manufacture and Nihilistic Software. Mark joins Paul to talk all about the ups, downs and crazy events such as working on StarCraft Ghost, on the journey to Shiny Shoe and Monster Train.
    Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School
    Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co
    This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 37: Ashley Ringrose (Death Squared, No Way Home, Moving Out)

    Episode 37: Ashley Ringrose (Death Squared, No Way Home, Moving Out)

    Kindness and a positive attitude can carry you a long way in this business, Ashley Ringrose of Australia's own SMG Studio can attest to that. SMG has exploded in popularity in recent years and in the shadow of the release of their newest title Moving Out, Ash has joined Paul to talk all about his impressive journey through the games industry so far.
    Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School
    Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co
    This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 36: Robin Arnott (Soundself, AntiChamber, The Stanley Parable)

    Episode 36: Robin Arnott (Soundself, AntiChamber, The Stanley Parable)

    Not content with simple sound design and engineering, Robin Arnott wanted more from the games he made. Sound design, along with games that featured those design approaches, followed a specific template, and Robin wanted to try something different, and so a wonderful career blossomed from that moment. Robin joins Paul to discuss the ups and downs of his career so far culminating in Soundself.
    Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School
    Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co
    This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.

    • 52 min
    Episode 35: Moo Yu (Ratchet & Clank, LittleBigPlanet, Knights & Bikes)

    Episode 35: Moo Yu (Ratchet & Clank, LittleBigPlanet, Knights & Bikes)

    Having worked at some of the most acclaimed studios in the industry, Moo Yu has learned a thing or two about how to make games. His exploits are most recently represented in Knights and Bikes but he joins Paul to talk all about the journey that got him to that point including stints at Insomniac Games and Media Molecule in this new entry of Dev Diary
    Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School
    Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co
    This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 34: Matt Trobbiani (Hacknet, Wrestledunk Sports)

    Episode 34: Matt Trobbiani (Hacknet, Wrestledunk Sports)

    Matt Trobbiani is considered one of the great minds in the Australian Game Dev ecosphere, but like everyone, the adventure starts somewhere and is riddled with bumps on the road. Matt joins Paul for the latest episode of Dev Diary to talk all about his journey, Hacknet, Game Jams, and the road ahead for himself and the upcoming Wrestledunk Sports!
    Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter
    Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School
    Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co
    This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Episode 33: Lee May (Hand of Fate 2, The World In My Attic)

    Episode 33: Lee May (Hand of Fate 2, The World In My Attic)

    Lee May has experienced a bit of turbulence in his time in the games industry thus far, but it hasn't deterred him in the slightest. Lee joins Paul for a new Dev Diary to talk Hand of Fate, Defiant Development, his many other career paths, and the road ahead!
    Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter
    Visit the Player2 Website
    and the Player2 Youtube Channel
    where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School
    Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co
    This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Xackclaret ,

Good deep dive into the people behind the games

PJ is a dedicated journo who takes his work to the next level with Dev Diary. Interesting guests with even more interesting stories to tell. Always enjoy finding out more about the people who make the games we love

MissAppReviewer ,

Paul’s best work

Insightful interviews with some really talented people. A must listen

jdpkart18 ,

Gaming Interviews at their Professional best

This is definitely the show for you if you want to delve deep into the stories behind all of your favourite game developers. Paul is a very experienced gaming journalist who is able to extract all sorts of great tales from not just experienced developers but also up and coming developers who are finding their feet in the world of gaming. It’s all professionally done and very well presented. If you are looking for something of the interview kind then plug this show in and enjoy.

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