40 episodes

The Game Dev Field Guide is a podcast series focused on teaching you how to make and launch your own video games. This podcast is aimed at the beginner to intermediate level of game developer. Learn things like how to make crisp movement controls, making eye catching sprites, and marketing your game for it's big release. Stay awhile and listen!

Game Dev Field Guide Zackavelli

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

The Game Dev Field Guide is a podcast series focused on teaching you how to make and launch your own video games. This podcast is aimed at the beginner to intermediate level of game developer. Learn things like how to make crisp movement controls, making eye catching sprites, and marketing your game for it's big release. Stay awhile and listen!

    Ep. 036 Visual Effects (Particle Systems/Shaders)

    Ep. 036 Visual Effects (Particle Systems/Shaders)

    In this episode Zackavelli talks about two key methods in visual effects for video games, particle systems and shaders.

    Show Sponsor: https://www.rrdice.com/

    Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/GDFG

    Join the discord and talk with the community about making video games! Link: discord.gg/2C8eTsU

    Follow Zackavelli on Twitter and Instagram @_Zackavelli_

    Makin stuff look good youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WShTf-ktXuA&list=PLJ4rOFLQFH4BsIQEQ2ZhdaSww-PjFW4Xl&index=1

    Intro music by: Avaren
    Outro remix by: Mugamoomoo

    • 37 min
    Bonus Episode 004. Special Guest: Arash Sammander

    Bonus Episode 004. Special Guest: Arash Sammander

    In this episode Zackavelli plays buff/debuff and we go on a deep dive about play testing with Arash Sammander.

    Arash Sammander
    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/sammander

    Be come a Patron: www.patreon.com/GDFG

    Join the discord and talk with the community about making video games! Link: discord.gg/2C8eTsU

    Follow Zackavelli on Twitter and Instagram @_Zackavelli_

    Music: Radiant Vibes by Harris Heller

    • 38 min
    Ep. 035 Tile Based Pixel Art Primer

    Ep. 035 Tile Based Pixel Art Primer

    In this episode Zackavelli walks through the process of making tile based pixel art, and gives some general pixel art tips.

    Adam C Younis Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BWr2tlK-4c&list=PLLdxW--S_0h4dlWUpl-TzBp-ulqK3NiM_

    Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/GDFG

    Join the discord and talk with the community about making video games! Link: discord.gg/2C8eTsU

    Follow Zackavelli on Twitter and Instagram @_Zackavelli_

    Monthly Game Jam:
    itch.io/jam/gdfgs-monthly-game-jam-6

    Intro music by: Avaren
    Outro remix by: Mugamoomoo

    • 42 min
    Ep. 034 Game Balance Deep Dive

    Ep. 034 Game Balance Deep Dive

    In this episode Zackavelli examines how to design a well balance game, and talks about some methods you might try and use to balance a game.

    Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/GDFG

    Join the discord and talk with the community about making video games! Link: discord.gg/2C8eTsU

    Follow Zackavelli on Twitter and Instagram @_Zackavelli_

    Monthly Game Jam:
    itch.io/jam/gdfgs-monthly-game-jam-6

    Music by: Avaren

    • 41 min
    Bonus Episode 003. Special Guest: Remus Rain

    Bonus Episode 003. Special Guest: Remus Rain

    In this episode Zackavelli introduces a new segment called "Juice Jam" and we hear Remus Rain talk about puzzle design for video games.

    Remus Rain Links
    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/RemusRain

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Xx84Tgyoc414gyotMRV4g

    Itch.io:
    https://remusrain.itch.io/

    Remus Rain's Sources:
    Making of The Talos Principle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYnkVKpvBZc
    What Makes a Good Puzzle? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsjC6fa_YBg&t=932s&ab_channel=GameMaker%27sToolkitGameMaker%27sToolkitVerified
    DOs and DON'Ts of Honest Puzzle Game Design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zVjdEhHmGo&t=17s&ab_channel=MatthewVanDevander
    How Jonathan Blow Designs a Puzzle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zK8ItePe3Y&ab_channel=GameMaker%27sToolkit
    How to Design a Puzzle Game In 5 Steps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxEg_Dr2utc&ab_channel=JonasTyroller

    Be come a Patron: www.patreon.com/GDFG

    Join the discord and talk with the community about making video games! Link: discord.gg/2C8eTsU

    Follow Zackavelli on Twitter and Instagram @_Zackavelli_

    Music: Radiant Vibes by Harris Heller

    • 42 min
    Ep. 033 Quick Tips V. Play Testing And Group Gamedev

    Ep. 033 Quick Tips V. Play Testing And Group Gamedev

    In this episode Zackavelli discusses the designing playtesting sessions, and working in groups for gamedev.

    Be come a Patron: www.patreon.com/GDFG

    Join the discord and talk with the community about making video games! Link: discord.gg/2C8eTsU

    Follow Zackavelli on Twitter and Instagram @_Zackavelli_

    Monthly Game Jam:
    itch.io/jam/gdfgs-monthly-game-jam-5

    Music by: Avaren

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

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Great show for beginners

Listened to every episode now and can say that it has helped me get a breadth of knowledge about game dev.

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