74 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

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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 70: Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone, Volume, John Wick Hex)

    Episode 70: Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone, Volume, John Wick Hex)

    After a sudden rise up the ranks of the industry, Mike Bithell has remained an industry force and a huge influence to legions of people looking to replicate his successes. Mike joins Paul in a new Dev Diary to discuss how that explosion of success occurred, managing his own team, and how to slow things down.

    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

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    Episode 69: Dean Longmore (L.A. Noire, Badiya, Teach Tomorrow)

    Episode 69: Dean Longmore (L.A. Noire, Badiya, Teach Tomorrow)

    Dean Longmore's first jump into the video game development business was a big one! Working on a Rockstar published title in L.A. Noire is no small first step, but since then Dean hasn't looked back, and now focuses much of his work on educational gaming software. Dean joins Paul for Dev Diary to discuss the road to this point.

    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 16 min
    Episode 68: Jono Pech (Trigger Witch)

    Episode 68: Jono Pech (Trigger Witch)

    Having dabbled in journalism, politics, and even communications and PR in the health system, Jono Pech has years of writing experience. Writing pieces of fiction is a whole other beast however, but as the years have progressed Jono has written published books, and now his first game, Rainbite's Trigger Witch. Jono joins Paul to discuss the writing journey, his podcasting work, and the ride to this point in a new Dev Diary!

    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 67: Stephen Danton (Unto The End)

    Episode 67: Stephen Danton (Unto The End)

    Having been a high-roller at Microsoft for many years, it was quite a risk for Stephen Danton to leave the scene to pursue game development. He has though, and with his wonderful wife Sara, the duo produced one of 2020's finest games in Unto The End. Stephen joins Paul in this new Dev Diary to discuss departing Microsoft, learning the craft, and how nature inspires more.

    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 11 min
    Episode 66: Nik Pantis (Moving Out, Warhammer Underworlds Online, Critter Clash)

    Episode 66: Nik Pantis (Moving Out, Warhammer Underworlds Online, Critter Clash)

    Having worked on some of Australia's best games, with some of the countries best teams, Nik Pantis' status continues to rise. Nik joins Paul in the newest entry of Dev Diary to discuss the journey so far, the games along the way, and the larger-scale ambitions to come

    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 16 min
    Episode 65: Nick Pearce (The Forgotten City, The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim - The Forgotten City)

    Episode 65: Nick Pearce (The Forgotten City, The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim - The Forgotten City)

    With his modding days behind him, Nick Pearce was mostly lost to games, that is, until Skyrim came along. What stemmed from that moment was a beloved mod, adored by millions than itself kicked off a massive career path change. Having moved from law into game dev, Nick is working on The Forgotten City, and takes some time to join Paul and discuss the journey so far.

    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.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

iDrewby! ,

A great look into game development!

Paul is a great interviewer, asking the questions you would want to ask the developers of your favourite games! It is always fun seeing what dev is on the latest episode.

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

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