41 episodes

Find out how video games get made! The official podcast for GameDeveloper.com brings you illuminating conversation and commentary from brilliant people in the video game industry. Hosted by Game Developer publisher Alissa McAloon and editor-in-chief Danielle Riendeau. Music by Mike Meehan. Published monthly.

Game Developer Podcast GameDeveloper.com

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Find out how video games get made! The official podcast for GameDeveloper.com brings you illuminating conversation and commentary from brilliant people in the video game industry. Hosted by Game Developer publisher Alissa McAloon and editor-in-chief Danielle Riendeau. Music by Mike Meehan. Published monthly.

    #41 - Road to the IGF 2024 With Joel Couture

    #41 - Road to the IGF 2024 With Joel Couture

    Danielle is joined by veteran indie beat journalist Joel Couture to discuss his annual "Road to the IGF" series. With every 2024 Independent Games Festival finalist interviewed, which conversations stick out the most? And how can you, our beloved developers, best prepare for an interview? Find out!!

    Complete Road to the IGF coverage can be found at https://www.gamedeveloper.com/keyword/road-to-the-igf

    Find Joel at https://twitter.com/Joel_Couture

    Learn about the IGF at https://igf.com/

    Discover the rest of GDC 2024 at https://gdconf.com/

    • 59 min
    #40 - Accessibility and Fancy Footwork With GLYDR's John Warren

    #40 - Accessibility and Fancy Footwork With GLYDR's John Warren

    Danielle is joined by John Warren, CMO of hardware startup GLYDR, to discuss accessibility in video games, GLYDR's new foot-based controller, the hardware Kickstarter meta, filming fake VR accidents with your wife, weathering a tumultuous industry, and of course, Peanut Butter the Speedrunning Dog.

    For more on GLYDR, check out http://www.feetlegal.com/

    Submit a post to the Game Developer Blog at https://reg.gdconf.com/blog-submission

    And GDC 2024 is just around the corner; March 18-22! https://gdconf.com/

    • 54 min
    #39 - Trends and Takeaways from the 2024 State of the Game Industry Report

    #39 - Trends and Takeaways from the 2024 State of the Game Industry Report

    On Episode 39 of the Game Developer Podcast, we’re digging into this year’s GDC State of the Game Industry Report. Join host Danielle Riendeau and a rotating cast of editors, analysts, and experts as they share the key takeaways from the 2024 report and discuss how those factors will impact the game industry moving forward.

    This month we’re joined by senior editor Bryant Francis and community editorial coordinator Holly Green from the Game Developer team, games tech research director Dom Tait and principal analyst Liam Deane from the Omdia team, and content marketing manager/State of the Game Industry project lead Beth Elderkin from the GDC team.

    Listen to the episode to hear data and commentary on topics like industry layoffs, game engine trends and switch ups, unionization and studio conglomeration concerns, generative AI ethics and usage, and more. Be sure to check out the full report on the GDC website for deeper looks at the data, commentary from developer participants, and many more important topics beyond the above.

    Useful Links:

    GDC 2024 State of the Game Industry Report
    https://reg.gdconf.com/state-of-game-industry-2024

    Game Developer State of the Game Industry Coverage
    https://www.gamedeveloper.com/keyword/state-of-the-game-industry-report

    Game Developer Blog Submissions
    https://reg.gdconf.com/blog-submission

    GDC 2024 (March 18-22, 2024)
    https://gdconf.com/

    Omdia
    https://omdia.tech.informa.com/advance-your-business/media-and-entertainment/games-tech-intelligence-service

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #38 - (Very Casual) GOTY 2023

    #38 - (Very Casual) GOTY 2023

    The GameDeveloper crew sits down to discuss its favorite games of 2023, including Alan Wake 2, Dredge, Immortals of Aveum, Forspoken, El Paso Elsewhere, Baldur's Gate 3, and a lot more. Happy Holidays, y'all!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    #37 - Phantom Inspiration and the Ethical Auteur With Xalavier Nelson Jr.

    #37 - Phantom Inspiration and the Ethical Auteur With Xalavier Nelson Jr.

    Strange Scaffold founder Xalavier Nelson Jr. sits down with Danielle to discuss his company's ongoing efforts to operate ethically, how said efforts impacted the creation of El Paso, Elsewhere, and how he handles life and leadership in a tumultuous industry.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #36 - Inserting Coins With Josh Debonis and Nik Mikros

    #36 - Inserting Coins With Josh Debonis and Nik Mikros

    Arcade evangelists Josh Debonis and Nik Mikros of BumbleBear Games join Danielle to discuss the unlikely origins of their modern coin-op classic, Killer Queen. [Our apologies for the audio quality on this one, folks! We think the discussion is still worth it!]

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

mvelasco07 ,

Highly recommend!

No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend the Game Developer Podcast enough. 🙌

AethereaLeo ,

A (strangely) soothing podcast

Great podcast! I love the range of guests they have on and the hosts are very easy to listen to! One thing I do wish, however, is that their more recent podcasts not be pre-recordings of past GDCs. Either way- very useful and interesting information!

ajsbdfnjwvdba ,

Great Game Podcast!

Great podcast to learn more about game dev.

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