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Gianni Di Giovanni

Host & Executive Producer on Pixel Sift
Gianni is a Radio Producer and host, and passionate about hearing personal stories and good journalism.
Recent episodes featuring Gianni Di Giovanni
Screenwest announces the first five games for its $100,000 Interactive Pilot Fund
Pixel Sift
You might have seen back in May that for the first time in over a decade, video games developers in Western Australia would have direct content funding support from their state government. Screenwest is the agency that administers the Interactive Pilot Fund and first round offered $100,000 for creators of interactive experiences in Western Australia. Well the first recipients of the fund have now been announced and include dungeon crawling dating sims, Virtual Reality ghost hunting adventures, a 3d adventure games designed with accessibility at its core, cat themed puzzle game and an alternate reality game based around those “I am not a robot CAPTCHA tests.” In this bonus episode we speak hear how the fund came about, and from some of the developers who were successful. You can read the full article over on website: Screenwest announces the first five games for its $100,000 Interactive Pilot Fund
Adventures in Interactive Writing - Live at XR:WA
Pixel Sift
In an extended live panel discussion episode at XR:WA 2019, interactive writers Alan Butler, Anthony Sweet, Christy Dena, and Glen Spoors share their experience in story telling in the digital space. How do you tell a story where elements can change? And what happens when players break the rules? Pixel Sift is produced by Scott Quigg, Sarah Ireland, Fiona Bartholomaeus & Mitch Loh. Gianni Di Giovanni is our Executive Producer. Thanks to Salty Dog Sounds for some of our promo music this week. SPONSOR: Thank you to Murdoch University School of Arts for their support over every single episode of Pixel Sift. We couldn't have done it without you. If you want to bolster your skills in media, journalism or game development, check out the Murdoch University School of Arts website for more information!
Paul Jakovich (Pico Tanks) & IGEA's "Power of Games" Report
Pixel Sift
Paul Jakovich joins us to talk about Pico Tanks the competitive team based multiplayer game for mobile devices by Melbourne's very own Panda Arcade. Paul is the Creative Lead on the game and shared the challenges of balancing a game where 2 teams of 3 tanks do battle as well as maintaining a good work environment in his studio. The Interactive Games and Entertainment Association has released the newest version of it’s bi-annual report on the “Power and Impact of Video Games in Australia”. The research includes new information on the number of Australians playing games, how old they are and who they are. Pixel Sift is produced by Scott Quigg, Sarah Ireland, Fiona Bartholomaeus & Mitch Loh. Gianni Di Giovanni is our Executive Producer. Thanks to Salty Dog Sounds for some of our promo music this week. SPONSOR:Thank you to Murdoch University School of Arts for their support over every single episode of Pixel Sift. We couldn't have done it without you. If you want to bolster your skills in media, journalism or game development, check out the Murdoch University School of Arts website for more information!
Ellie Balson (Crime Scene Finvestigation) & indie devs petition G2A
Pixel Sift
Ellie Balson joins us in the studio this week to talk about her latest project Brine Scene Finvestigation, a point and click adventure game where the player investigates the disappearance of the dolphins at the local aquarium. Ellie creates quirky artistic games, with plenty of nostalgia and style. Ellie creates games from an artist's perspective, using the Adventure Game Studio to craft her work instead of another engine. Ellie's work can be found on her itch.io page. G2A the grey market digital games key reselling service has admitted that indie game sales make up only a small percentage of their business model. This has angered the indie dev community because sites like G2A have been known for facilitating the sale of fraudulent keys obtained via methods such as credit card fraud. So this has inspired some indies to petition the company to stop selling indie games entirely. Pixel Sift is produced by Scott Quigg, Sarah Ireland, Fiona Bartholomaeus & Mitch Loh. Gianni Di Giovanni is our Executive Producer.Thanks to Salty Dog Sounds for some of our promo music this week. SPONSOR: Thank you to Murdoch University School of Arts for their support over every single episode of Pixel Sift. We couldn't have done it without you. If you want to bolster your skills in media, journalism or game development, check out the Murdoch University School of Arts website for more information!
Anthony Sweet, Cabalia & Pika Pi (How do you keep creating? Live at Supanova Perth)
Pixel Sift
Being creative can be hard, but there are those among us who seem like they are never ending creativity machines. On this special episode of the award-winning Pixel Sift podcast recorded live at Supanova Perth 2019 in front of a live audience, Twitch Partner Cabalia, Cosplayer PikaPi and Battlestar Galactica Deadlock writer Anthony Sweet about what it takes to make the things we all admire and enjoy, and what happens when the creative juices aren’t flowing. Pixel Sift is produced by Scott Quigg, Sarah Ireland, Fiona Bartholomaeus & Mitch Loh. Gianni Di Giovanni is our Executive Producer.Thanks to Salty Dog Sounds for some of our promo music this week. SPONSOR: Thank you to Murdoch University School of Arts for their support over every single episode of Pixel Sift. We couldn't have done it without you. If you want to bolster your skills in media, journalism or game development, check out the Murdoch University School of Arts website for more information! You can find us on social media, Discord, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, YouTube and Steam. Just search for "pixelsift"
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Episode Count
195
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
2 days, 22 hours