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Biding her time and being courteous at every turn, Ngoc was just waiting for the right opportunity to make a splash in the Melbourne game development scene, and now that her opportunity has finally arisen, she's seized it and is doing exceptional work. Ngoc joins Paul for this new Dev Diary episode to talk all about the journey so far, developing Necrobarista, a game set in her own back yard of Melbourne and a whole lot more. Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
JW and Kitty are among the most acclaimed indie developers having had their hands in a host of the biggest name titles to come out of the scene - and they're not done yet! Having worked together on the likes of Minit and now Disc Room, on top of many other crossovers over the journey the duo talks all about their various adventures and what it's like each time their worlds collide Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
Bill has been in game development for many years, his wife Amanda, despite having a great love of games, was in fact a teacher. Yet it was their marriage, shared love of games and just the right combination of circumstances that lead them to form a studio together... and the rest is history. Both Amanda and Bill join Paul in the latest entry of Dev Diary to talk all about managing a family together whilst also building their own creative projects together, the complications of developing from home with children, Romancelvania (yep you read that right!) and a whole lot more! Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
Gwen Frey has walked all pathways in the industry, having been a part of small indie studios, huge AAA studios, and now works on solo projects. Having cut her teeth on the likes of Bioshock Infinite, Psychonauts 2, Marvel Heroes, The Flame in the Flood, Kine, and much more Gwen has seen the development scene from a host of different perspectives. Gwen joins Paul for this new entry of Dev Diary to talk about the many different paths she has taken and casts an eye to the future. Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
The love of games for Kevin Van Ord fluctuated a bit through his early years with the medium, but when stuck in a career he didn't enjoy and the boom of games media on the internet began to take off, opportunities emerged. Since then Kevin hasn't looked back and has gone on to be one of the most renowned and beloved faces of Gamespot, and more recently has made the jump into game development. Kevin talks to Paul in this latest entry of Dev Diary and discusses the early years, the opportunity with Gamespot that changed everything and then the move overseas to join Larian Studios. This isn't to be missed! Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
Though gaming is in his veins, game development wasn't on Colin Moriarty's radar until quite recently. Bred on the likes of Castlevania, Mega Man and JRPG classics Colin got his start in guides before transitioning to becoming a Senior Editor at IGN, before co-founding of Kinda Funny, and then striking out on his own with Colin's Last Stand. It's been in the following years that opportunties have emerged that have seen Colin experience the other side of the gaming industry first hand. Colin joins Paul in this new episode of Dev Diary to discuss all the ups and downs of the journey so far. Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
Though still in the earliest stages of his career, Jared Trail has walked an intriguing path through game development. From forming a team with friends he met at uni, to his games being poster-children for the PlayStation Vita, he's done a lot in a short time. Jared joins Paul for this latest entry of Dev Diary to discuss all the ups and downs from the journey so far. Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
Wren Brier broke into the gaming industry at perhaps the worst possible time, and yet, in spite of arriving at an unfortunate time in the local scene, has gone on to be a part of some of Australia's most notable and acclaimed titles. Wren joins Paul for a new entry of Dev Diary to talk about the journey so far that culminates in her current work on Unpacking. Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
How do you juggle working on multiple games at a time? It's the question that rattled through Paul's brain constantly as Liz Fiacco discussed the many projects that she was simultaneously working on. It's an incredible feat and has been rewarded by working with some of the most acclaimed studios in the industry including Obsidian and Naughty Dog. Fresh from the release of The Last of Us: Part II and currently deep into development on Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Liz joins Paul to discuss her phenomenal journey through the industry so far. Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
From the moment he was introduced to games as a 3-year-old, it seemed destined that Jordan Lemos was going to be a part of the gaming industry. Combining his love of games and skills as a writer he has ascended to write for some of the most acclaimed titles of recent years including Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and Ghost of Tsushima. Jordan joins Paul in this new episode of Dev Diary to discuss how the journey began and developed to this point. Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
Growing up in Sri Lanka, Chandana "Eka" Ekanayake didn't know of the world of video games until he moved to the United States. Once there, his passion of art and his new passion for gaming collided to produce one of the most successful careers in the industry. Eka joins Paul in this latest episode to talk about how he came to be in the industry, his many hits so far, and how he endeavours to represent the currently underrepresented in our world through his art. Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
Though their experiences in the industry began at vastly different spots, the lives of Terri Vellmann and Adam 'Dose' Drucker collided and the brilliant games have flown thick and thin since. The pair join Paul for this new Dev Diary to discuss how they came to work together, their very different histories in the industry and their current works, Sludge Life and Disc Room. Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
DS Choi fell in love with the likes of Mario Kart at a very early age, so it's not necessarily a massive surprise that after making the move from Korea to the United States that a Kart riding game is right up there amongst the games he was most eager to develop. DS joins Paul for the latest entry of Dev Diary to talk KartRider Drift, the gaming scene in Korea, and packing it up all to expand his career in the West! Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer School Find out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.co This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
To begin your career in the games industry with Star Wars and Grim Fandango might corrupt the inexperienced minds of some, but not Mark Cooke. After a phenomenal start to his career, there's been no taking the foot off the accelerator since, leading to work with prominent studios like Grasshopper Manufacture and Nihilistic Software. Mark joins Paul to talk all about the ups, downs and crazy events such as working on StarCraft Ghost, on the journey to Shiny Shoe and Monster Train.Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer SchoolFind out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.coThis podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
Kindness and a positive attitude can carry you a long way in this business, Ashley Ringrose of Australia's own SMG Studio can attest to that. SMG has exploded in popularity in recent years and in the shadow of the release of their newest title Moving Out, Ash has joined Paul to talk all about his impressive journey through the games industry so far.Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer SchoolFind out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.coThis podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
Not content with simple sound design and engineering, Robin Arnott wanted more from the games he made. Sound design, along with games that featured those design approaches, followed a specific template, and Robin wanted to try something different, and so a wonderful career blossomed from that moment. Robin joins Paul to discuss the ups and downs of his career so far culminating in Soundself.Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer SchoolFind out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.coThis podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
Having worked at some of the most acclaimed studios in the industry, Moo Yu has learned a thing or two about how to make games. His exploits are most recently represented in Knights and Bikes but he joins Paul to talk all about the journey that got him to that point including stints at Insomniac Games and Media Molecule in this new entry of Dev DiaryFollow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer SchoolFind out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.coThis podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
Matt Trobbiani is considered one of the great minds in the Australian Game Dev ecosphere, but like everyone, the adventure starts somewhere and is riddled with bumps on the road. Matt joins Paul for the latest episode of Dev Diary to talk all about his journey, Hacknet, Game Jams, and the road ahead for himself and the upcoming Wrestledunk Sports! Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer SchoolFind out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.coThis podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
Lee May has experienced a bit of turbulence in his time in the games industry thus far, but it hasn't deterred him in the slightest. Lee joins Paul for a new Dev Diary to talk Hand of Fate, Defiant Development, his many other career paths, and the road ahead!Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer SchoolFind out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.coThis podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
It's rare that you have the opportunity to get a gig in the games industry, let alone working on games that you grew up loving. That's the story of Eric Jensen though, and he joins me to talk all about it in the latest entry of Dev Diary.Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer SchoolFind out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.coThis podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
After a rough start to his time in the game industry, we nearly lost the talents of Adam Volker. He came back to us though, and has gone on to be a part of some exceptional titles, culminating in Creature in the Well. Adam joins Paul to tell him all about his game development journey so farFollow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer SchoolFind out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.coThis podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
While the passion for games was always present, it's fair to say that Ben Irving hasn't had the most traditional of pathways into the business. In spite of that different entry point, he's worked with one of the biggest studios in the world - Bioware. He joins Paul for this latest entry of Dev Diary.Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer SchoolFind out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.coThis podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
Graeme Struthers has been a part of many different spheres of the gaming industry, and it's lead him to a point where he co-founded one of the most renowned independent publishers in the world - Devolver Digital. Graeme joins Paul to discuss his story in this new episode of Dev Diary.Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer SchoolFind out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.coThis podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
A brief reflection on Dev Diary's first calendar year and an eye to 2020.Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer SchoolFind out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.coThis podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
Working on one of the biggest IPs in gaming, Rich Lambert has been intimately involved with The Elder Scrolls franchise for quite some time. He joins Paul for the latest entry of Dev Diary to talk about his QA beginnings and how it eventually lead to a little title called The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and eventually The Elder Scrolls Online!Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on TwitterVisit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where you can also follow his written and video exploits including reviews, feature pieces and shows such as Patched, The Insider and Gamer SchoolFind out more at https://dev-diary.pinecast.coThis podcast is powered by Pinecast. Try Pinecast for free, forever, no credit card required. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-1862be for 40% off for 4 months, and support Dev Diary.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Paul James
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 5th, 2018
Latest Episode
Nov 18th, 2020
Release Period
2 per month
Episodes
53
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Language
English

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