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Dev Diary

A podcast featuring Paul James
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With a love of games that began early, and a creative flair that few can rival, Siobhan Reddy was always made for the game development scene, and having made a huge impact at some of the industry's biggest studios like Criterion and Media Molec
As rusted on Kromers, both Steve Stamatiadis and Lindsay Parmenter have seen the highest and lowest moments of the local scene, but their love of a certain Tasmanian Tiger has seen them through all of it. Both Steve and Lindsay join Paul for a
Though not having the most supportive parents when it comes to his love of gaming, Winston Tang's interests remained, and years on he's the co-founder of one of Australia's most beloved studios in Samurai Punk. Winston joins Paul for a new epis
Michael Mumbauer is one of the industry's modern pioneers, but that didn't mean it's been an easy ride throughout? Michael toughed it out, and took some calculated risks to get established in the gaming industry, but the impact of his work is e
With his career trajectory heading one way, but his passions directed toward games, it was only a matter of time before Masao Kobayashi would find his way into gamedev. Sure enough the opportunity came, and his star began to rise. Masao joins P
From an early love of Shining Force, Kaitlin Tremblay has always had a love of games. From there she's achieved the dream, merging her love of games with a love of writing and now, stands as one of the premiere up-and-coming writers in the indu
After a sudden rise up the ranks of the industry, Mike Bithell has remained an industry force and a huge influence to legions of people looking to replicate his successes. Mike joins Paul in a new Dev Diary to discuss how that explosion of succ
Dean Longmore's first jump into the video game development business was a big one! Working on a Rockstar published title in L.A. Noire is no small first step, but since then Dean hasn't looked back, and now focuses much of his work on education
Having dabbled in journalism, politics, and even communications and PR in the health system, Jono Pech has years of writing experience. Writing pieces of fiction is a whole other beast however, but as the years have progressed Jono has written
Having been a high-roller at Microsoft for many years, it was quite a risk for Stephen Danton to leave the scene to pursue game development. He has though, and with his wonderful wife Sara, the duo produced one of 2020's finest games in Unto Th
Having worked on some of Australia's best games, with some of the countries best teams, Nik Pantis' status continues to rise. Nik joins Paul in the newest entry of Dev Diary to discuss the journey so far, the games along the way, and the larger
With his modding days behind him, Nick Pearce was mostly lost to games, that is, until Skyrim came along. What stemmed from that moment was a beloved mod, adored by millions than itself kicked off a massive career path change. Having moved from
An early love of gaming fell by the wayside as Lucy Mutimer was busy pursuing a career in illustration until she realised (with a bit of help) that both could come together in an amazing whole. Since then there's been no going back. Lucy joins
David Jaffe is the father of some of PlayStation's most iconic IP in God of War, and Twisted Metal. These days he's doing some consultancy and building an online audience. David joins Paul to discuss his massive hits, where everything began, an
Max Pears hasn't been in the industry all that long, but since getting his first break with Ubisoft, working on Tom Clancy's The Division, he hasn't looked back. Max comes on Dev Diary to discuss his career so far, a sponge-like approach to lea
After his uni tried to claim his work, Rami Ismail decided it was time to forge his own path, and with that, an incredible legacy was born. Rami joins Paul to discuss his wonderfully fascinating journey through the industry so far Follow Paul a
Jon Cartwright, having dabbled in game creation, bluffed his way into his first real industry job, and from that moment on he never looked back. Jon has worked on Game Genie products, overseen development on several franchise tie-ins, and boost
It took Lisy Kane a while to finally chase the dream in the games industry, but once she did, what an impact she's had! Lisy discusses her work at League of Geeks, the formation of Girl Geek Academy, and much more in this new episode of Dev Dia
Wayne Kubiak after seemingly having found a new career pathway, detached from his passion for games, found his way back through opportune circumstances; now he's responsible for classic indie titles such as The Binding of Isaac, Cave Story and
Ally Mclean has done an incredible amount of good with her brief time in the industry so far. From humble beginnings in cosplay, she's reached for the stars and consequently, become one of Australia's shining stars in the game development scene
After a bumpy beginning to his game dev career that might've been enough to scare away most others, Simon Boxer persisted, and in doing so has wonderful stories to share and a career that is really beginning to flourish. Simon joins Paul to sha
Inspired by the games he loved as a kid and the podcasters he listened to, Barry Johnson, and his company, Lillymo Games have been on an upward trajectory from day one. Now Barry has partnered with Colin Moriarty, the man he once listened to as
It took his great enthusiasm for many of Blizzard's titles for Sanatana Mishra to find his way into game development. From there he's not looked back. Sanatana joins Paul in this new Dev Diary to talk all about his childhood love of Sega, going
Welcome to Gamer School, a nostalgic look back at one of the gaming industries most beloved IP or developers. In our first entry, you'll be joined by our host, Paul James as he takes you through the Historical, Mechanical, Mathematical, Literar
A brief Dev Diary update reflecting on the year that was while also casting an eye forward to what is to come in 2021 Follow Paul and submit your ideas for future guests on Twitter Visit the Player2 Website and the Player2 Youtube Channel where
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