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Month: June 2015

Episode #128: Listener Mail 5

Episode #128: Listener Mail 5

Description

Dirk, David, and Rob are back to answer more listener questions about budget, toolsets, and more.

Contact Info

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:02:12 – Budget for art and assets

  • 0:06:29 – Marketing and Kickstarter

  • 0:21:18 – Meaningful early game moves

  • 0:40:17 – Toolsets for game development

  • 0:49:13 – Feedback for feedback

 

Episode #127: Meg Jayanth and Games Writing

Episode #127: Meg Jayanth and Games Writing

Description

This week, Dirk and David chat with Meg Jayanth to talk about her experiences as a writer in the games industry. Meg’s prose is probably most well known in the story-heavy gameplay of 80 Days on mobile devices and Sunless Sea on the PC. Meg shares her background, what it’s like to create oodles of content characters may never see, and the benefits of working in pajamas.

Contact Info

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Meg Jayanth -@betterthemask, www.megjayanth.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:18 – Meg’s background

  • 0:08:17 – Samsara game

  • 0:15:14 – Content that characters may or may not see

  • 0:36:18 – Writing processes

  • 0:42:41 – Working remotely

  • 0:47:16 – Current projects

Episode #126: Collaboration

Episode #126: Collaboration

Description

Dirk, David, and Rob get together to confirm that no person is an island, especially when it comes to game design. Collaborating with others can be challenging but also rewarding, sometimes allowing partners to bring out the best in each other. David describes his collaborations at work while Dirk and Rob talk about collaborating with others and the importance of eating with your coworkers.

Contact Info

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Rob Daviau -@RobDaviauGamer, rob.daviau@ironwallgames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:18 – Collaboration

  • 0:08:10 – Opinions on interface design

  • 0:13:30 – A Dirk/Rob case study

  • 0:22:24 – Working on your own

  • 0:27:10 – Collaboration tools

  • 0:38:42 – Equality in collaborations

  • 0:49:28 – Types of projects that work well with collaboration