21 episodes

Games, Life, and Pursuit of Excellence

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Games, Life, and Pursuit of Excellence

    021 : To Purple Cow or Not to Purple Cow? That is the Question

    021 : To Purple Cow or Not to Purple Cow? That is the Question

    (Some information was lost. Someone keeps hacking the site. Apologies, I think) So he asked, “Are you still a fan of the Purple Cow?” Game dev students were asking the same question, from Virginia to Detroit. It’s a simple question, … Continue reading →

    • 26 min
    020 : How Do You Do It? Three Tips for Getting Things Done

    020 : How Do You Do It? Three Tips for Getting Things Done

    (Why do people hack educational podcasts? I cannot imagine) Years ago, my boss asked, “How do you get all that stuff done?” Then, last week, my friend asked a similar question. And I realized, I didn’t have an answer. So … Continue reading →

    • 39 min
    19 : Breaking My Own Rule! On Steam, Greenlight, and Overcoming Fear

    19 : Breaking My Own Rule! On Steam, Greenlight, and Overcoming Fear

    I broke my own rule! A few weeks ago, I shared a project I was working on, before it was really ready. And after that, I kept putting off creating the video that I needed to get my project on … Continue reading →

    • 24 min
    18 : Becoming Indie – On Starting A Business

    18 : Becoming Indie – On Starting A Business

    What about the business? Kenzai asked what it meant to start a business. So, this episode goes zen – covering everything from becoming an indie, to money, to products. It even discusses why you need a Purple Cow. NOW AVAILABLE ON YouTube! Kenzai’s Challenge (00:35) My Journey To … Continue reading →

    • 24 min
    017 : Three Things You Need To Know!

    017 : Three Things You Need To Know!

    What must you know? At a recent game challenge, I met Matt Trobbiani, the creator of HackNet. After I got to know him, I thought it’d be fun to invite him on as a guest. To ensure that Game Design Zen … Continue reading →

    • 30 min
    16 : Season 2 – Battle Royale – Jonathan Blow vs Brett Victor

    16 : Season 2 – Battle Royale – Jonathan Blow vs Brett Victor

    Ready for SEASON TWO?!? It’s a new year, with exciting changes in the works. To kick it off, let’s start with two giants! They’re at odds. The Indie giant, Jonathan Blow, argues that simpler is better, in almost all cases. Design … Continue reading →

    • 29 min

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