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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 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gamedevunchained/support

    0311: Broken Roads with Drop Bear Bytes

    0311: Broken Roads with Drop Bear Bytes

    About this episode:

    Colin McComb (Fallout 2, Planescape:Torment and Wasteland 2) who is Creative Lead on Broken Roads. Craig Ritchie - Game Director  and Drop Bear Bytes co-founder & Leanne C. Taylor-Giles, Narrative Director talks about what they're bringing to the table and how inclusivity in relation to Australia's history is playing a huge part in their design approach.

    https://www.brokenroadsgame.com/

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1403440/Broken_Roads/

    https://discord.gg/W9UZzrk

    https://twitter.com/BrokenRoadsGame

    https://www.instagram.com/dropbearbytes/?hl=en

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    0310: Leaving the Game Industry for Tech with Ryan Bullock

    0310: Leaving the Game Industry for Tech with Ryan Bullock

    About this episode:

    Ryan Bullock have worked on the biggest games in the industry but in 2018 he was among a small group of developers that moved into Tech transferring the same skillset he has accumulated. This is a move that has become more prevalent in recent years, something that makes Ryan pretty much a pioneer in this space, relatively speaking. In this episode, he explains the differences he's seeing as well as what needs to be done to bridge the gap between the two industries. 

    https://www.artstation.com/rsbullock

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryryb

    https://twitter.com/RBullock

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    0309: Roundtable News | Activision Blizzard and Meta Stopping Growth

    0309: Roundtable News | Activision Blizzard and Meta Stopping Growth

    About this episode:

    Meta isn't happy with progress, Activision Blizzard has lower active monthly users, and everybody in the industry is on a wait and see approach for the next year. How does this all affect you?! Find out in this Roundtable News episode.

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    0308: Onsen Master with Derrick Fields

    0308: Onsen Master with Derrick Fields

    About this episode:

    Derrick Fields is an artist, professor, and game designer based in Chicago, Illinois where they advocate for increasing the visibility of BIPOC individuals involved in games and the provision of resources to young creators who are considering a path in the medium.

    His recent game Onsen Master is partly a tribute to his appreciation of Japanese culture and his time living in Japan, but overall it's a game produced by his studio Waking Oni Games.

    https://wakingonigames.com/

    https://twitter.com/wakingonigames

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrVT4b_DLTn_TuOEjWtgZ6A

    https://whitethorngames.com/

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    • 58 min
    0307: Roundtable News | Hiring Freezes and Summerfest Review

    0307: Roundtable News | Hiring Freezes and Summerfest Review

    About this episode:

    The tech industry are freezing hires, it feels like we are going into a recession, and overall everyone is taking less risk. What does this all mean for game devs? Find out in this month's Roundtable news!

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    0306: Art Boost | Environment Art in Unreal 5 with Daniel Martinger

    0306: Art Boost | Environment Art in Unreal 5 with Daniel Martinger

    About this episode:

    Environment art with Daniel Martinger. Breaking down his project for the Carpenter's Cellar.  

    https://www.artstation.com/blackoudan 

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

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!

JoelIsland ,

Yikes

A year ago this podcast was pretty decent. They had guests that would talk about their games and their struggles and their achievements, etc. For the past 6 or 7 months it’s just whining and complaining about Covid. Went downhill after Larry left for sure.

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

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