9 Game Development Podcasts All Devs Need To Listen To [2019]

9 Game Development Podcasts All Devs Need To Listen To [2019]

Are you looking for new game development podcast
to listen to? Well, what if we told you that we embarked
on a quest to find the 9 best game development podcasts that anyone interested in game development
has GOT to check out? Well… we did. We are Ask Gamedev, and these are 9 of the
best game development podcasts Welcome back! If you’re new to Ask Gamedev, we make videos
to help you learn about the gaming industry so that you can elevate your games and inspire
others. If you’re on a gamedev journey yourself,
consider subscribing. We’d love to help you along the way! If you want to continue the gamedev discussion
in real time, join us on discord via the link in the video description. There are so many podcasts coming out, covering
so many topics, that it’s hard to keep up. And of course, many podcasts about gaming
and game development have come along and gained popularity. Listening to podcasts about game development
can equip you with valuable insights into the minds of some of the most well known and
passionate game developers around. They can provide advice on how to get started
in gamedev, how to improve aspects of your games, and provide a fun way to hear about
the gamedev journeys of others. Whether you’re an aspiring indie developer
just figuring out how to work your first engine, or a seasoned pro working on Triple-A titles,
if you’re passionate about game development, you’ll definitely enjoy checking out some
of these great game development podcasts we’ve handpicked just for you! Now, let’s dive right in! GameDev Breakdown
Just finishing up it’s second season in May of 2019, GameDev Breakdown is an excellent
source for interviews featuring professionals working in and around the world of game development. Hosted by Todd Mitchell, an indie software
development veteran of 15 years, GameDev breakdown lets you listen in on sit-downs with the kinds
of people who often don’t get much of a spotlight in the world of game development. these guests bring a wealth of insight into
what the game development industry is really like, and put on full display just how much
passion and work goes into creating the interactive works of art so many millions the world over
enjoy on a daily basis. Some examples of guests include:
Kamil Krupiński, a producer from the team at Draw Distance,
Jordan Lemos, an award-winning script writer from Ubisoft who worked on games in the Assassin’s
Creed series, and Ray Marek, a comic book author famous
for his insights into universe creation and world building. GameDev breakdown is available for free download
on CodeWritePlay.com, as well as on most major podcast outlets. GameDev Advice: The Game Developer’s Podcast
GameDev Advice is a podcast engineered for aspiring game developers to get a look into
what the larger gaming industry is really like. It’s host, John Podlasek, is a gaming industry
vet of 29 years, who has worked for some of the biggest names in gaming, including Zynga,
Disney Interactive and Midway games. His development portfolio is nothing to scoff
at, having produced many of the entries in the legendary Mortal Kombat series. Due to his extensive experience and connections
in the gaming world, John has been able to bring on guests of huge renown throughout
the gaming world, who have created some of the most successful and well-known projects
of all time, making listening to this podcast a must for anyone aspiring to one day work
on Triple-A games. Examples of guests include:
James Brady, an artist who worked on such massive successes as PUBG and Red Dead Redemption
2, Chris Johnson, a producer from Adult Swim’s
gaming department, and one of the minds behind Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, a VR game
based on the insanely popular series of the same name,
and Tim Kitzrow, who you might remember as the announcer from NBA Jam All in all, GameDev Advice is one podcast
that is not just for game developers, but anyone interested in gaming should definitely
check out. It’s available on most major podcast outlets,
as well as on gamedevadvice.com, where partial transcripts of episodes and well detailed
summaries about guests and their conversations are provided alongside each episode. Designer Notes
Started in late 2014, Designer Notes focuses mainly on the design aspects of game development. With expert analysis of the design tenants
of popular games, the information gained from listening to this podcast should be highly
sought after by devs of all experience levels. Designer Notes has two hosts. First up is Soren Johnson, the founder of
MohawkGames and designer behind such classics as Civ 3 and 4, and Dragon Age Legends. FCo-host is Adam Saltsman, co-founder of Finji,
who has worked on games like the post-apocalyptic survival title Overland. Designer Notes brings on a diverse cast of
gaming industry professionals to talk about and explore all the different processes used
in game development Guests who have come on Designer Notes include:
David Sirlin, one of the designers responsible for Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix,
Clint Hocking, designer and later creative director on the original Splinter Cell, its
sequel Chaos Theory, and Farcry 2, and Manveer Heir, a developer best known for
his work on the Mass Effect series, who also provided some help for No Man’s Sky… although,
he understandably doesn’t talk about that project too often. Designer Notes is available to stream on most
major podcast outlets, and it’s more informative homepage can be found on idlethumbs.net/designernotes
. Building The Game
Building the game has been around since the early days of podcasting in 2012, currently
boasting over 370 episodes and counting. Following the journeys of Rob Couch and Jason
Slingerland as they decide to undertake the difficult process of becoming first-time game
developers. While a bit of a standout from many of our
other entries on this list, Building the game focuses on absolute newbies and their ongoing
gamedev journey rather than long-time pros t’s those very aspects that make this podcast
something special as many of you are on the same journey as Rob and Jason. It can be nice to listen to two kindred spirits
telling stories of familiar hurdles and difficulties, learning the same lessons, and feeling the
same gamedev triumphs. We think that listening to Building the Game
can help make the gamedev process seems a little less daunting through its use of transparency,and
how down to Earth its hosts are. Every episode is available for streaming on
buildingthegamepodcast.com, as well as on most major podcast streaming services. The AIAS GameMaker’s Notebook
The AIAS GameMaker’s Notebook, created through the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences,
is a podcast featuring a series of in-depth, one-on-one conversations between game makers. AIAS is run by a revolving door of various
hosts, each an extremely experienced and exalted citizen of the game development community. Some host examples include:
Ted Price, Board Member of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and Founder & CEO
of Insomniac Games, Robin Hunicke, Designer and CEO at funomena,
and renowned game music designer and composer Austin Wintory. Both individually, and through conversations
with their guests, the AIAS GameMaker’s Notebook brings a series of thoughtful and intimate
perspectives on the gaming world from VIP insiders, and lets listeners in on the realities
of the business and craft of interactive entertainment. Some examples of guests they’ve featured are:
Brendan Greene, who you probably know as PLAYERUNKNOWN, of PUBG fame,
Christina Norman, of Riot Games, and one if the designer’s behind the worldwide phenomenon
known as League of Legends, and even Todd Howard, yes THAT Todd Howard,
of Bethesda games. The AIAS GameMaker’s Notebook is by far one
of the best podcasts on this list, and one that all up-and-coming devs ought to really
check out! You can find every episode available to stream
on the Academy of Interactive Arts & Science’s website, and on many major podcast streaming
platforms. Humans Who Make Games w/ Adam Conover
Adam Conover, just like us, got his start through YouTube! So, when we found out that the former College
Humor star ran a podcast about game design and development, we just had to go check it
out. As a lifelong gamer, it’s really cool that
once he found success through his TruTV show, Adam decided that he wanted to be able to
talk to some of the biggest names behind the games he loved. He started this partnership with IGN and Starburns
Audio. The podcast is great for gamers who are thinking
about getting into game development but don’t know much about it, as Adam is coming from
the perspective of an ardent fan and consumer of video games. Adam asks the kinds of questions we think
most fans in his position would ask, creating a lot of great insight that doesn’t require
much background knowledge on game development at all. The show features a seasonal schedule, taking
a hiatus between each one. Each season contains 8 episodes, and provides
interviews with guests including: Rand Miller, the co-developer behind games
like MYST and Obduction, Edmund Macmillan, the creator of Super Meat
Boy and The Binding of Isaac, and many more. You can find Humans who Make Games with Adam
Conover on Starburns Audio’s website, as well as on most major podcast providers. The Sausage Factory
With a catalogue of over 200 episodes, The Sausage Factory podcast is a veteran of the
gaming genre, having been among the first podcasts about game development around. Hosted by Chris O’Regan, the program derives
its name from the commonly held belief that video games are more fun to play than to make,
and that seeing how they get made can ruin the enjoyment of them. This is akin to how seeing how sausages are
made can turn people off from ever eating them again. O’Regan attempts to disprove this negative
belief,and show all the beauty and passion that goes into the creation of video games. The Sausage Factory has had on a huge array
of guests, ranging from big names to lesser known but vitally important members of the
gaming and game development communities. Guests have included:
Bertil Hörberg of Hörberg Productions, creator of Gunman Clive and Mechstermination Force,
Jessica Saunders of Salix Games, the developers of Du Lac & Fey: Dance of Death,
Alex Knight of Firebrand Games, and many more. Since O’Regan often likes to give the spotlight
to indie game developers, some of you could definitely even appear as guests on his podcast
one day. You can stream The Sausage factory on most
major podcast platforms. Script Lock
One of the most important aspects of any great game is its story. A good story both keeps the player wanting
to keep playing, and immerses them in the experience as they do. if you’re interested in making a great story,
or how great stories in games are made, then you have to check out Script Lock. Hosted by writers Max and Nick Folkman – two
brothers that have written for games, movies, and tv shows for most of their lives.he podcast
features the two sitting down with both writers and game developers to discuss storytelling
in video games. With a catalogue of over 50 episodes, there’s
tons of interviews and conversations with great writers and developers that’ll keep
you entertained for quite a while. Guests of the program have included:
Drew McGee, a design analyst who’s worked on titles like Star Wars: The Old Republic,
Greg Kasavin, the creative director at Supergiant Games,
Rosa Dachtler, a narrative designer at criterion games who has worked on games including Star
Wars Battlefront: Rogue One and Battlefield 5, and tons of other experienced professionals
from all over the game development industry. You can stream Script Lock on most major podcast
streaming services. Coffee With Butterscotch
Ok, stick with us here, this isn’t a podcast about different recipes for sweet coffee varieties. No, Coffee with Butterscotch is the official
podcast of Butterscotch Shenanigans, the award-winning game studio best known for creating the game
Crashlands, and currently has a catalogue of over 200 podcast episodes and counting. A very humorous look into the goings-on at
an independent studio, Coffee With Butterscotch has three main hosts. Seth Coster, the studio’s games programmer,
Adam Coster, the web programmer, and Sean Coster, the artist. The show often includes various other occasional
co-hosts from around the company. You may have noticed the three hosts share
the same last name. That’s not just an incredible triple-coincidence,
as Butterscotch Shenanigans was started by the three Coster Brothers, showing that a
passion for game development must really run in the family. The podcast provides listeners with insights
from the point of view of the founders of an indie studio, ranging in topics from how
games are made and sold, to what it’s like to start your own studio, to the day-to-day
happenings of the brothers’ lives You can really hear the passion and connection the
Costers share in their episodes, along with their constant sense of humor. This kind of transparent and personal style
makes you feel like you’re part of the family at Butterscotch Shenanigans. While the podcast is certainly a fun ride,
the combined experience of the Coster brothers also provides lots of real, valuable insights. Some include more nuanced topics that most
people wouldn’t think of being related to game development, like how to deal with ego
getting in the way of working on a team, or how to deal with the sudden fame that comes
with having a game become popular. Overall, it’s an extremely enjoyable experience
and definitely a podcast we think anyone interested in game development should check out. You can find Coffee with Butterscotch on Soundcloud,
and most major podcast streaming platforms. For more Ask Gamedev check out this video
on great gamedev channels on youtube, or this video on great channels to learn art. If you know of any other great game development
podcasts we didn’t mention here, let us know in the comments, we’d love to check them out!

39 thoughts on “9 Game Development Podcasts All Devs Need To Listen To [2019]

  1. Thanks for watching! For more game development resources check out Ask Gamedev's list of the best Gamedev channels on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQtdCAeHUgA

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  3. Yo, believe it or not just this morning i've been thinking to listening to GameDev related podcast in order to keep "productive" but i don't know what podcast should i listened to because i've never do so, and you guys uploaded this, Thx a lot man

  4. thanks I needed this, I really love how you give us, aspiring gamedevs insights on the fundamentals of game developing and giving us examples to follow (especially if it is from the community and not entirely handpicked.)
    The best part is, you guys promote indie gamedevs who are also dedicated to sharing their insights on the subject.

    This channel is very underrated and I love how you guys posted this video showing you guys just really want us to learn more about game developing.

  5. I am beginning developement on a 2d horror game and this is the current state of it:
    It's just a tech demo but it is starting to shape up.

  6. lots of great podcasts I'd never even heard of! also shoutout to Butterscotch Shenanigans – love those guys. just wanted to point out that it's Seth, Adam and Sam, not Sean lol

  7. Well dang I just got through my hundred episode watchlist… And now I have a few more hundred… Listening to podcasts is becoming a full time job lol

  8. Wow, you actually posted the podcast links in the description and didn't make us watch the whole thing. Thanks!

  9. Would love if you guys did a video on Twitter accounts to follow. I get a lot of inspiration from various people on Twitter.

  10. gotta say thanks so much for this video as a extreme beginner of game dev world this episode as usual u guys outdid yourseelf. I already been listening to adams podcast for awhile now which is really good as his tv show n was looking for more podcasts within the same gamedev genre to listen to. Thanks for allowing me to expand my small podcast library. ๐Ÿ™‚ cant wait for next weeks video.

  11. List:
    9. Gamedev breakdown
    8. Game dev advice
    7. Designer notes
    6. Building the game
    5. The AIAS Game makers notebook
    4. Humans who make games
    3. The sausage factory
    2. Script lock
    1. Coffee with butterscotch

  12. Thank you SO much for including GameDev Breakdown, love hearing from new folks and having them along for the ride. Just as excited to have a few new shows to listen to, thanks!

  13. Thanks for featuring The Sausage Factory. I've been plugging away at that show since 2013 and to see it recognised like this means a lot.

  14. Thank you for including Game Dev Advice! Cool to hear people liking it…makes it worth the time and effort creating the show ๐Ÿ‘

  15. Hey team, great video and grabbed some ones I hadn't come across before. I'd boldly recommend The RisingHigh Teabreak concentrating on the mobile space – https://risinghighacademy.com/game-developer-podcast/

  16. BUILDING THE GAME is NOT about video games… its about BOARD GAMES!!! Something u failed to mention?????

  17. Thanks a lot!!! Lately i told myself "you should listen some game dev podcasts!" And before i even start to search… your video appears! Guys you rock! ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. IGN Unfiltered is another GameDev podcast that I listen to. The interviewer is Ryan McCaffrey and I think he is a really good interviewer. His guests have included Ted Price, Tod Howard, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, Bonnie Ross, and voice actress Cissy Jones from Firewatch. I think it's definitely underrated and deserves a listen.

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