Indie Dev Podcast

Month: March 2014

Nick Gravelyn

 

Nick Gravelyn has experience making games and apps for Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS, Windows, and even the Zune HD. He  worked for Microsoft on XNA and Xbox LIVE Indie Games, enabling independent game developers on Xbox 360. He also built technology for interactive television with Microsoft Studios including the interactive 2012 US Election coverage.

Nick now runs his own studio, Brushfire Games, which has recently released their first title, Shipwreck on the PC.

In addition, we also cover indie-friendly tools such as Maya LT, a stripped down version of the 3D modeling tool with an attractive price point for smaller development teams. Nick also covers the process of establishing a small business and some of the related costs associated with it. Unreal Engine 4 was recently released and has a new set of tools and licensing costs, so we discuss that as well, before wrapping up with what makes a platform attractive for indies.
If you enjoyed what you heard here today, or found this show to be helpful, please consider donating to Gamer’s Outreach Foundation, which is organized by fellow Xbox MVP, Zach Wigal.

Benjamin Briggs

All music is courtesy of Benjamin Briggs.

All music is courtesy of Benjamin Briggs

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Simon Jackson

Due to some recording issues, we’ve re-recorded Simon’s episode, with all new content, and talk of Unity’s new GUI framework, uGUI!

Simon is a long time community developer focusing on all things XNA / Windows Phone / Windows 8 and beyond.

Technical Architect by day in the Healthcare division of a large services company while at night the game developer in him comes out. He’s very active in the MonoGame  community, in addition to Unity. Finally, Simon is a major contributor to the XNAUK user group and website.

If you enjoyed what you heard here today, or found this show to be helpful, please consider donating to Gamer’s Outreach Foundation, which is organized by fellow Xbox MVP, Zach Wigal.

Benjamin Briggs

All music is courtesy of Benjamin Briggs.

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Matt Doucette

With me this week is Matt Doucette, lead developer at Xona Games, a boutique team based out of Nova Scotia, Canada. His team is best known for their Japanese style of shmups, which have appeared on Xbox Live Indie Games, as well as Turbulenz, an online market for HTML5 games.

If you enjoyed what you heard here today, or found this show to be helpful, please consider donating to Gamer’s Outreach Foundation, which is organized by fellow Xbox MVP, Zach Wigal.

Some of the topics discussed include:

Benjamin Briggs

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All music is courtesy of Benjamin Briggs

Benjamin Briggs
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