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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!

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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 Brandon Pham

    0341: Making a Game in UEFN with Tav Shande

    0341: Making a Game in UEFN with Tav Shande

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    About this episode:


    In this episode, I discussed Tav Shande's recent work in his game on project UEFN and his long-standing career in game development. They also talked about the gaming industry, criticizing Epic's management and discussing the importance of adaptability and diversifying income streams. The conversation shifted to Fortnite and the potential for financial investment and starting a studio. We also discussed the growing influence of user-generated content, the challenges of managing it, and the business strategies of gaming companies. Towards the end, we debated the future of gaming, the challenges of finding a unique identifier for content, and the direction Activision/Blizzard after its acquisition by Microsoft.



    fortnite.com/@artbytav
    Welcome to TavShande.com – Story-driven Art meets new, emerging tech & design
    Tav shande (@artbytav) / X (twitter.com)


    Content by Tav - UE Marketplace (unrealengine.com)



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    • 1 hr 26 min
    0340: JangaFX with Nick Seavert

    0340: JangaFX with Nick Seavert

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    In this episode, I had a discussison with Nicholas Seavert (CEO of JangaFX) covering a range of topics about the game industry, including visual effects, software tools, corporate vs indie game companies, entrepreneurship, and the impact of smaller companies on the industry. We also touched on the challenges of managing people, the trend towards leaner, more powerful tools, pricing and consumer appreciation, and the importance of team members' dedication and creativity.



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    • 1 hr 33 min
    0339:Roundtable News | Rough Start to 2024

    0339:Roundtable News | Rough Start to 2024

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    In this episode, Brandon and Raymond discuss the recent layoffs in the games industry, speculating on potential causes and implications. They also touch on the challenges faced by individuals in finding jobs in their industry, the increasing use of AI in the gaming industry, the concept of worth in the workplace and capitalism, the impact of AI on their industry, the current state of video game design, the fallout from a hack of Insomniac, the financial performance of games, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the gaming industry, the challenges of managing a team in a remote or hybrid work environment, and the evolving social dynamics within the industry.

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    0338: Roundtable News | Fortnite Lego, Game Awards, and GTA VI

    0338: Roundtable News | Fortnite Lego, Game Awards, and GTA VI

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    In this episode, I sit with Ray Graham about the latest news and trends that affects game developers. Fortnite is making a huge comeback, our breakdown of the Game Awards latest announcement, and of course preparing ourselves to GTA VI.



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    • 1 hr 39 min
    0337: Art Boost | Spark and Bibi with Igor Puskaric

    0337: Art Boost | Spark and Bibi with Igor Puskaric

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    Igor Puskaric presents his spotlight for a sketchfab project that a team 6 completed during the pandemic. An amazing piece of work that is interactive and showcases a new form of animation storytelling.



    Art Spotlight: Spark & Bibi - Sketchfab Community Blog - Sketchfab Community Blog
    Meet the Masters: Igor Puškarić - Sketchfab Community Blog - Sketchfab Community Blog⁠
    iggy-design - Sketchfab
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    • 59 min
    0336: Navigating the Storms of Indie Publishing with Pete Bottomley

    0336: Navigating the Storms of Indie Publishing with Pete Bottomley

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    Dive into the fascinating world of game development with a returning guest Pete Bottomley, co-founder of White Paper Games, unravel the intricacies of crafting narrative-driven titles in the ever-evolving gaming industry. From the impacts of the pandemic on studio operations to the resurgence of single-player games, this episode offers a deep dive into the creative and operational shifts that are shaping the future of gaming. We discuss the delicate balance of bootstrapping versus seeking funding, the importance of retaining IP rights, and the strategic decisions behind scoping and pitching projects. Listen in as we explore how small teams can thrive in a competitive market, the realities of publisher negotiations, and the trends that are signaling a return to indie roots, all while navigating the complexities of game design with passion and precision. This episode is not just a conversation; it's a treasure trove of insights for anyone interested in the art and business of making games. Don't miss out on these valuable lessons and heartfelt stories from industry veterans.



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    • 1 hr 23 min

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