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In this game dev podcast with Matt Mirrorfish and Sam Eng of Thousand Ant we talk about making indie games in Unity3d, programming in C#, how to find the right software design architecture, artistic expression in games and a whole lot more.

Thousand Ant Indie Dev Podcast Matt Mirrorfish and Sam Eng

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In this game dev podcast with Matt Mirrorfish and Sam Eng of Thousand Ant we talk about making indie games in Unity3d, programming in C#, how to find the right software design architecture, artistic expression in games and a whole lot more.

    Thousand Ant Indie Dev Podcast - Dan Cook (Dev of Cozy Grove with Spry Fox)

    Thousand Ant Indie Dev Podcast - Dan Cook (Dev of Cozy Grove with Spry Fox)

    In this episode of the Thousand Ant Podcast Matt Mirrorfish speaks with indie video game developer Dan Cook, developer of Cozy Grove, Triple Town and Alphabear, among many others together with David Edery and the team at Spry Fox. We talk about indie game development theory, game design and Dan's story in the game industry.

    Find Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danctheduck

    Read Dan's blog at: https://lostgarden.home.blog/

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Thousand Ant Indie Dev Podcast - Tom Betts (Dev of Sir You're Being Hunted, Signal From Tolva)

    Thousand Ant Indie Dev Podcast - Tom Betts (Dev of Sir You're Being Hunted, Signal From Tolva)

    In this episode of the Thousand Ant Podcast Matt Mirrorfish speaks with indie video game developer Tom Betts, developer of Sir You're Being Hunted, Signal From Tolva and the Light Will Keep Us Safe together with the team at Big Robot. We talk about indie game development, ways of funding indie games, experimentation and more.

    Find Tom on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tomnullpointer

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    Learn Unity and game development with experienced indie game developers. Subscribe for tutorials, devlogs, and gamedev advice uploaded weekly.

    Visit us on Discord, ask questions and share your work: https://discord.gg/AGHZvCf

    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thousandant

    Visit our website: http://thousandant.com

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Thousand Ant Podcast: Tor & Bryan of Odin Inspector and Serializer for Unity

    Thousand Ant Podcast: Tor & Bryan of Odin Inspector and Serializer for Unity

    In this podcast Matt Mirrorfish sits down with Tory Vestergaard and Bryan Mehr of Sirenix, makers of Odin Inspector and Serializer one of the most popular and powerful Unity editor programming extensions on the Unity Asset Store. We talk about how the company got started, some of their ups and downs, what it's like working as a part of the Unity3D ecosystem and more.

    Purchase Odin on the Unity Asset Store: https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/utilities/odin-inspector-and-serializer-89041?aid=1100l3e8M (affiliate link)

    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thousandant

    Visit our website: http://thousandant.com

    00:00 Intro
    00:24 - Introduction to Odin
    02:03 - The Inception of Odin
    04:08 - The Origin of Odin and Norse Mythology
    06:41 - Odin's Business Model: A Question of Sustainability
    14:37 - The Enterprise: A Subscription Model
    19:01 - The Stigma of a Third-Party Tool
    21:46 - Tools Adapting to the Current Market Demand
    24:07 - Generating Profit from Creating Engines and Tools
    29:12 - The Open Source Initiative
    36:18 - Unity's Shift to Packages
    38:23 - Unity's Development First Culture
    39:43 - Why Is Unity Not Making Their Own Games?
    42:35 - Unity's Vision
    43:36 - An Engine Company to Compete with Unity or Epic
    48;53 - Unity as a Universal Engine
    55:03 - Software Companies in the Future

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Thousand Ant Podcast: Prof. Mike Sellers, Director of Game Design Program Indiana University

    Thousand Ant Podcast: Prof. Mike Sellers, Director of Game Design Program Indiana University

    In this episode of the Thousand Ant Podcast Matt speaks with Professor Michael Sellers who is Director of the Game Design Program at Indiana University. Mike has a long and storied experience in the game design field with stints at Maxis, Kabam and many others over his decades in the industry. He's also the author of  "Advanced Game Design: A Systems Approach".

    Find Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/onlinealchemist

    Advanced Game Design: A Systems Approach on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35135766-advanced-game-design

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Thousand Ant Podcast: Cozy K from @cozy.games

    Thousand Ant Podcast: Cozy K from @cozy.games

    In this episode of the Thousand Ant Podcast Matt speaks with Kennedy from @cozy.games about her work as a content creator and the community she leads who love to play cute and cozy games like Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley and many others. This is a bit of a different episode speaking with a content creator as opposed to a developer or business person so let us know in the comments if you enjoy it.You can find Kennedy on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaMfX5Gmyll4ceAX_NIAU3gFind @cozygames on TikTok here: https://www.tiktok.com/@cozy.games?lang=enAnd also on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cozy.games/

    • 41 min
    Thousand Ant Podcast: Thomas Reisenegger of Indie Games PR Agency Future Friends (Ep 8)

    Thousand Ant Podcast: Thomas Reisenegger of Indie Games PR Agency Future Friends (Ep 8)

    In this episode of the Thousand Ant Podcast Matt Mirrorfish speaks with Thomas Reisenegger from indie games promotion agency Future Friends Games. Matt and Thomas discuss the fundamentals of marketing and promoting an indie game in 2021, how to succeed...

    • 1 hr 10 min

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