A Game Developer Podcast

Episode Live on Wednesday December 13, 2017.

Join Rob Alvarez of IE Business School as he discusses gamification, his podcast called Professor Game, the importance of adding thoughtful features, and much more. Rob Alvarez studies gamification design for learning experience at the IE Business School which is a graduate school over at Spain. He also host a podcast called Professor Game, a weekly show where he interviews successful practitioners of games, gamification,and game thinking.

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32: Don’t Wait Til the End to Work on Audio with Eduardo Ortiz Frau

Eduardo Ortiz Frau

Eduardo Ortiz Frau

Eduardo Ortiz Frau is a freelance game audio designer and has been working in games since 2011. He’s worked on titles such as The Stanley Parable, Apotheon, Neverending Nightmares, and the latest game Everything. Audio has the power to greatly enhance the gaming experience. Whether it’s a tiny sound that hints a player towards something or a music that makes a scene intense, this is something you do not wait til the end to work on. Eduardo makes it clear that audio should be a main part of the production.

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Remember that knowledge is only Potential power, Execution is the game. I highly encourage you take what you learn and put it to good use. Don’t let it go to waste. Connect with my guests and ask them questions, they are willing to help. Comment below to share your thoughts and experience because I read every single message. Subscribe to the podcast to hear more inspiring stories. Thank you for your time! www.gamedevloadout.com

31: Players Needs to Know Why They are Doing Things with Andy Ashcraft

Andy Ashcraft

Andy Ashcraft

Andy Ashcraft has been in the game industry for nearly 20 years and now currently works at his company called Gaintsdance Game Design. His goal is to help you make better games based on your ideas and intellectual properties. Each task a player do should have a meaning behind it so that it’s doesn’t feel pointless. The reward at the end of the task must make sense and worthwhile if possible. Andy nail downs why communication is so important within the game and outside of it as well.

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Remember that knowledge is only Potential power, Execution is the game. I highly encourage you take what you learn and put it to good use. Don’t let it go to waste. Connect with my guests and ask them questions, they are willing to help. Comment below to share your thoughts and experience because I read every single message. Subscribe to the podcast to hear more inspiring stories. Thank you for your time! www.gamedevloadout.com

Bonus Episode 1: Recap of My First Incredible Month

Bonus Episode 1

Bonus Episode 1

Bonus Episode 1

The first month has been intense and worthwhile. Thanks to everyone that have supported me and given me their time. Huge thank you to all of the guests for inspiring us and giving us the toolkit for success. Let’s stay motivated, encourage it each, and make great games.

Key points:

  • Completed over 30 episodes
  • What I’ve learn and put to good use
  • Future goals
  • Listeners feedback
  • And much more

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Thank you for listening! I will continue to bring you more value and make this the best game developer podcast out there. www.gamedevloadout.com

30: Invest Time in Your People with Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is the CEO and lead programmer for DarkShot Studios. They recently released a 2D platformer called ROTii. We talk about how frustrating it can be when someone is not committed to the project. Just having one person leave the team can have adverse effects on the development of the game. That’s why it’s so important to invest in your team, to build meaningful relationships, learn each other strengths and weaknesses, and follow the same vision.

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Remember that knowledge is only Potential power, Execution is the game. I highly encourage you take what you learn and put it to good use. Don’t let it go to waste. Connect with my guests and ask them questions, they are willing to help. Comment below to share your thoughts and experience because I read every single message. Subscribe to the podcast to hear more inspiring stories. Thank you for your time! www.gamedevloadout.com

29: VR Can Be the Most Immersive and Interactive Experience Ever with Cortney Harding

Cortney Harding

Cortney Harding

Cortney Harding is a professor, author, and the founder of Friends With Holograms, an agency that helps brands, advertisers, and entertainment companies understand VR and other emerging technologies. Harding teaches a series of seminars that explain best practices for using VR, creating content, and staying up-to-date on the latest technical developments in the space. She also offers consulting for brands and agencies who want to make the leap into VR, using her deep network of connections to put them together with the best partners to make their visions a reality. Although VR is still fairly new and early, it has the potential to be the most interactive and immersive experience ever especially in gaming. The idea of how touch, sense, sound, and movement in a virtual world brings endless possibilities. You can tell from our voices how excited we are about VR.

CONTACT

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Remember that knowledge is only Potential power, Execution is the game. I highly encourage you take what you learn and put it to good use. Don’t let it go to waste. Connect with my guests and ask them questions, they are willing to help. Comment below to share your thoughts and experience because I read every single message. Subscribe to the podcast to hear more inspiring stories. Thank you for your time! www.gamedevloadout.com

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