10 episodes

Ever wondered what goes into making great video games?

We discuss all things game development including the details of game design, getting into the business side of things and the industry as a whole. Joined by indies and industry pros, we'll give you an insight into the world of making games.

Hosted by a developer, a game designer and a games UX-er who all have very strong opinions!

Level Edit Nida Ahmad, Daniel Carter and Glynn Taylor

    • Video Games
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

Ever wondered what goes into making great video games?

We discuss all things game development including the details of game design, getting into the business side of things and the industry as a whole. Joined by indies and industry pros, we'll give you an insight into the world of making games.

Hosted by a developer, a game designer and a games UX-er who all have very strong opinions!

    Simulators - Season 1 : Episode 10

    Simulators - Season 1 : Episode 10

    Simulator games

    In our final episode of our first season we chat about the weird and wonderful world of simulator games! Topics we explored include:


    👉Defining simulator games and the design considerations involved


    👉Parallels to cosy games design


    👉How important is realism?


    👉Strengths of simulators that other genres can learn from and things to work on.


    We obviously spent some time talking about the Sims, it couldn't of been an episode on simulators without it!


    As always let us know your thoughts and ideas on the topic, we'd love to hear from you!


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    We just wanted to say thank you for joining us on this journey so far. We're so grateful for the love and support we have recieved and also inspiring us to learn too! We have some great ideas for season 2 which will be out early next year and we hope to see you then. As always if you have any topics you want us to discuss or want to drop us your thoughts on anything #gamedev then DM or leave us a comment us on twitter (@leveledit) with the hashtag #leveledit!


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    References:



    Mitu Khandaker-Kokoris GDC talk on designing social simulation games
    Job Simulator GDC talk by Devin Reimer and Alex Schwartz
    Sims related research paper
    Nerdwriter talk on dialogue
    Jason Vandenberghe GDC talk on drives and satisfaction
    Research paper on cosy games
    Jamie Madigan


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    • 1 hr
    Narrative Writing - Season 1 : Episode 9

    Narrative Writing - Season 1 : Episode 9

    Narrative Writing

    On episode 9 we chat about writing narratives and great characters in games! We cover: how to find work as a narrative games writer,the parallels between film and books writing vs games writing, the process of writing, what writers wish devs knew and our favourite narrative games!


    As always, drop us a message on our Twitter (@leveledit) with your thoughts, we'd love to have a discussion! Feedback is also appreciated!


    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LevelEdit


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Game Jams - Season 1 : Episode 8

    Game Jams - Season 1 : Episode 8

    This week we are joined by Jupiter Hadley who loves and reviews indie games and game jam submissions! We cover tips that'll help you get the most out of game jams, if trophies are a good idea, how to set up your own game jam and unusual themes we have come across!


    Do drop us a comment with your thoughts on our
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LevelEdit?lang=en


    Thanks for listening!


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Self Development - Season 1 : Episode 7

    Self Development - Season 1 : Episode 7

    We chat about the importance of self - development when making your way in the games industry including: Online validation, bad habits, building a diverse support network, putting health over the #hustle, being the best version of yourself & picking your battles. Plus tools to improve confidence & motivation!


    Do drop us a comment with your thoughts on our Twitter: https://twitter.com/LevelEdit?lang=en


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Project Planning - Season 1 : Episode 6

    Project Planning - Season 1 : Episode 6

    We chat project planning with different team sizes, what makes a great producer, why you should test early and our favourite planning tools.

    • 53 min
    Early Access - Season 1 : Episode 5

    Early Access - Season 1 : Episode 5

    This week we cover what the early access model entails alongside: success stories, how it changes the relationship between the developers and players as well as how to communicate expectations of the game well.


    Do drop us a comment with your thoughts on our Twitter or Youtube channel.


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    • 57 min

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