237 episodes

Our podcast breaks the mold of don't ask don't tell about the video game industry. We give everyone the real inside look at what its like to be a professional game developer, Every week we'll interview pro and indie developers, we'll talk jobs, studios, salaries and of course crunch horror stories. Tune in!

Hosted by Larry Charles and Brandon Pham

Game Dev Unchained Brandon Pham

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Our podcast breaks the mold of don't ask don't tell about the video game industry. We give everyone the real inside look at what its like to be a professional game developer, Every week we'll interview pro and indie developers, we'll talk jobs, studios, salaries and of course crunch horror stories. Tune in!

Hosted by Larry Charles and Brandon Pham

    GduX.me | Leveraging the Turbulent Roller Coaster of Life with Richard Lico

    GduX.me | Leveraging the Turbulent Roller Coaster of Life with Richard Lico

    This talk will emphasize the importance of life experience and using that information to build gameplay moments which resonate with players.

    For the video version, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv1cas9UZok

    https://animationsherpa.thinkific.com/
    @Foofinu

    https://www.patreon.com/bluchamps

    • 1 hr 9 min
    0212: Entrepreneurship and Figuring that Out with Ryan Kingslien

    0212: Entrepreneurship and Figuring that Out with Ryan Kingslien

    Ryan Kingslien is a successful entrepreneur and is the CEO of the Game Art Institute. In this episode, Ryan discusses his beginnings being a premiere evangelist in the beginning days of Zbrush and finding his passion into teaching game development.

    For the video version, please visit https://youtu.be/5Sr9oYQ1kZg

    https://www.gameartinstitute.com/

    https://www.patreon.com/bluchamps
    https://www.bluchamps.com/merch

    • 1 hr 2 min
    0211: The Biggest Impacts of the the Last Decade in Review

    0211: The Biggest Impacts of the the Last Decade in Review

    Happy New Year! I will be ushering the first episode of 2020 with last year's review and what to look forward to for this upcoming year. The bulk of the episode also is about analyzing the biggest trends of the past decade and how game developers should look at the data to forge the path ahead!

    Support us on Patreon and get the exclusive weekly episodes of Life Unchained. A behind the scenes look of building a startup within game development.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    GduX.me | How to Lead and Art Direct Smaller Games with Cecil Kim

    GduX.me | How to Lead and Art Direct Smaller Games with Cecil Kim

    How do you put together an art team to manage resources and make the best out of smaller budget? In this talk, Cecil will compare how working from AAA studios is very different from running your own studio and share the challenges he’s had. In addition, he will show how to keep pushing to continue making games.

    For the video version, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7wog9SEdVM

    https://www.patreon.com/bluchamps

    • 1 hr 1 min
    GduX.me | Working in the Margins with Meg Jayanth

    GduX.me | Working in the Margins with Meg Jayanth

    The games industry marginalizes people on multiple axes - but there are many of us here navigating work and life in these non-traditional and often precarious spaces.

    For the video version, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4C6866pZPU

    Follow Meg on Twitter: https://twitter.com/betterthemask

    Support us on Patreon and get the exclusive weekly episodes of Life Unchained. A behind the scenes look of building a startup within the game industry.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    GduX.me | Overcoming the Fear of Changing with Lucas Gonzalez

    GduX.me | Overcoming the Fear of Changing with Lucas Gonzalez

    Game Development behaves pretty much like life: it is constantly evolving. This is probably one of the things that make this job so exciting, but also what it can make it pretty unsettling.

    For the video version, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn7e9VPw3Yc

    Follow Lucas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KingKuranes

    Support us on https://bit.ly/2PssmUx and get the exclusive weekly episodes of Life Unchained.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

Ball earth skeptic ,

Thanks Brandon & Larry!

I’m a prospective indie game developer. I know C# & C++ and I’m working in Unity. I’ve always wanted to make my own games but never found the motivation after working 14+ hour shifts in the transportation industry. Thanks to this podcast, I’ve eliminated all excuses to pursue my ambitions. All the interviews of self taught developers and success stories have inspired me to dedicate myself to what makes me happy, programming and developing an actual game I can share with the world one day! I can’t thank LC & BF enough for this great contribution. The podcast is very entertaining and even more informative. A true wealth of content to the community of unchained development everywhere!

Bleeblahblue ,

Real experience

This podcast discuss topics that are true to the current industry and is well humored. Definitely a good listen if you’re interested in the intricacies of game development

Drewster1971 ,

Interesting but pretty negative

I think the podcast is sometimes pretty interesting, with discussions of the game industry.... but the hosts are very negative — basically they have a lot of anger toward their very industry.

I’m sure this anger comes out because they are passionate about the industry and don’t like some of the things they are seeing, but many of their episodes have long stretches where they talk on very negatively about different game companies — basically the management of those companies.... lots of opinions from guys who have never been in management. It ain’t that easy guys!

Keep up the podcast, but maybe take a moment to bring your humility with you when you hit record.

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