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#70 - Collector's Edition
<p>In this episode, we delve into the world of collectors’ editions in the games industry and discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly, how we would design our own collector’s editions, and much, much more!</p> <p>Send in a voice message: <a href="https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message</a></p> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Episode Intro<br>00:33 Episode Starts<br>05:34 Rune’s Experience and Dreams of Collector’s Editions<br>12:52 Collector’s Editions Gone Wrong<br>13:36 Grand Theft Auto IV: Collector’s Edition<br>14:43 Fallout 4 &amp; Fallout 76<br>30:38 Are Preorders Harmful to the Games Industry?<br>50:18 Sunset Moon and Prototyping<br>55:47 Episode Outro</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li>Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam! — <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a></li> <li>Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch! — <a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a></li> <li>Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam! — <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a></li> <li>Buy KnifeBoy on Switch! — <a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a></li> <li>Buy KnifeBoy on Steam! — <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a></li> <li>Play Midnight Nano on itch.io! — <a href="https://sfwstudios.itch.io/midnight-nano" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://sfwstudios.itch.io/midnight-nano</a></li> <li>Read Otto’s blog about game development! — <a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a></li> <li>Join the Discord server for Game Hub Umeå! — <a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a></li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-70-collectors-edition-60b312ba60b8">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-70-collectors-edition-60b312ba60b8</a></p>
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#69 - Dynasthir Review
<p>Tune in as Mireneye and Ulfgang tell us all about Dynasthir, a game over a decade in the making with all its ups and downs while Otto and Rune talk about their impressions from playing it first-hand!</p> <p>Send in a voice message: <a href="https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message">https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message</a></p> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Episode Intro<br>00:31 Episode Starts<br>01:22 Ulfgang Introduction<br>02:15 Mireneye Introduction<br>03:59 The History of Dynasthir<br>06:53 How Ulfgang Got Involved<br>09:19 What Is Dynasthir?<br>12:46 Dynasthir Review Starts<br>01:09:21 Episode Outro</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guests, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li>Wishlist and request access to Dynasthir on Steam! - <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2145210/Dynasthir/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2145210/Dynasthir/</a></li> <li>Check out Dynasthir on itch.io! - <a href="https://mireneye.itch.io/dynasthir">https://mireneye.itch.io/dynasthir</a></li> <li>Join the Dynasthir speedrun competition! - <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/2897980/view/4139443829726646097">https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/2897980/view/4139443829726646097</a></li> <li>Join the Dynasthir (TwinlakeMinstrels Tower) Discord Server! - <a href="https://discord.gg/C9jKbyXe9r">https://discord.gg/C9jKbyXe9r</a></li> <li>Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam! - <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a></li> <li>Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch! - <a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a></li> <li>Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam! - <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a></li> <li>Buy KnifeBoy on Switch! - <a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a></li> <li>Buy KnifeBoy on Steam! - <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a></li> <li>Play Midnight Nano on itch.io! - <a href="https://sfwstudios.itch.io/midnight-nano">https://sfwstudios.itch.io/midnight-nano</a></li> <li>Read Otto’s blog about game development! - <a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a></li> <li>Join the Discord server for Game Hub Umeå! - <a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a></li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-title-69-dynasthir-review-5b77a7e19954">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-title-69-dynasthir-review-5b77a7e19954</a></p>
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#68 - Sunset Moon Episode
<p>This week on the Rune Show, we showcase the progress of &quot;Sunset Moon,&quot; highlighting how to piece a game together as it reaches its final development phase. Although it&#39;s just a demo, demos often represent a small part of the final product. Rune will demonstrate dialogue trees, in-game functions, and bug fixes on the fly.</p> <p><br></p>
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#67 - Monetization
<p>In this episode, we venture into the jungle of monetization that is the gaming industry. Starting with the traditional games-as-products model reminiscent of the ’90s, we trace the evolution to expansions, downloadable content (DLC), and the controversial realm of microtransactions and loot boxes.</p> <p>Send in a voice message: <a href="https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message</a></p> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Episode Intro<br>00:30 Episode Starts<br>01:00 Introducing the Theme for the Episode; Monetization<br>04:41 Issues With Modern-Day Monetization<br>17:15 The Legitimate Side of Game Monetization and Its Future<br>34:28 Loot Boxes<br>38:37 Parallels to RuneScape — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly<br>46:34 The Ethical Dilemma of Microtransactions<br>01:01:23 Episode Outro</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li>Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam! — <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a></li> <li>Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch! — <a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a></li> <li>Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam! — <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a></li> <li>Buy KnifeBoy on Switch! — <a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a></li> <li>Buy KnifeBoy on Steam! — <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a></li> <li>Play Midnight Nano on itch.io! — <a href="https://sfwstudios.itch.io/midnight-nano" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://sfwstudios.itch.io/midnight-nano</a></li> <li>Read Otto’s blog about game development! — <a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a></li> <li>Join the Discord server for Game Hub Umeå! — <a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a></li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-67-monetization-bd166b5b2099">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-67-monetization-bd166b5b2099</a></p>
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#66 - What Is a Game?
<p>Welcome back to House of Games! In this episode, we try to answer the big questions; What is a game? Why do people make walking simulators? And lastly, What Remains of Elon Musk?</p> <p>Send in a voice message: <a href="https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message</a></p> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Episode Intro<br>00:29 Introducing the Theme; What Is a Game?<br>04:51 What Is a Game?<br>58:14 Reading a Comment<br>59:13 Episode Outro</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li>Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam! — <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a></li> <li>Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch! — <a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a></li> <li>Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam! — <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a></li> <li>Buy KnifeBoy on Switch! — <a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a></li> <li>Buy KnifeBoy on Steam! — <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a></li> <li>Play Midnight Nano on itch.io! — <a href="https://sfwstudios.itch.io/midnight-nano" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://sfwstudios.itch.io/midnight-nano</a></li> <li>Read Otto’s blog about game development! — <a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a></li> <li>Join the Discord server for Game Hub Umeå! — <a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a></li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-66-what-is-a-game-7065e9f9d6ee">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-66-what-is-a-game-7065e9f9d6ee</a></p>
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#65 - Sunset Moon Update & Midnight Nano Reveal
<p>Welcome back to House of Games! This week we talk about updates to our games, what’s going on with Sunset Moon, what it takes to finalize a demo and a special reveal, don’t miss it!</p> <p>Send in a voice message: <a href="https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message</a></p> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Episode Intro<br>00:23 Update on Sunset Moon<br>36:17 Midnight Nano Reveal<br>42:18 Midnight Nano Gameplay<br>52:05 Episode Outro</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://sfwstudios.itch.io/midnight-nano">https://sfwstudios.itch.io/midnight-nano</a> - Play Midnight Nano on itch.io!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://animalcrossing.nintendo.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://animalcrossing.nintendo.com/</a> — The homepage for Animal Crossing.</li> <li><a href="https://www.storyofseasons.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.storyofseasons.com/</a> — The homepage for the Harvest Moon franchise (Story of Seasons).</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Gear_Solid_%281998_video_game%29" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Gear_Solid_(1998_video_game)</a> — The Wikipedia page for Metal Gear Solid.</li> <li><a href="https://persona.atlus.com/series/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://persona.atlus.com/series/</a> — The homepage for the Persona franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://insomniac.games/game/spider-man-ps4/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://insomniac.games/game/spider-man-ps4/</a> — The homepage for Marvel’s Spider-Man.</li> <li><a href="https://www.stardewvalley.net/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.stardewvalley.net/</a> — The homepage for Stardew Valley.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Other Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085059/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085059/</a> — The IMDB page for Black Mirror.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-65-sunset-moon-update-midnight-nano-reveal-b3e181fd110e">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-65-sunset-moon-update-midnight-nano-reveal-b3e181fd110e</a></p>
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#64 - Testing, Testing
<p>This week on House of Games we talk about testing, types of tests, and what (not) to do to find bugs, tune in!</p> <p>Send in a voice message: <a href="https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message</a></p> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Episode Intro<br>01:01 How Rune Tests His Games<br>07:49 Otto’s Experience as a Tester<br>17:59 Unit Test<br>26:48 Smoke Test<br>33:22 Regression Test<br>37:49 Why Don’t Programmers Find All the Bugs Themselves?<br>42:59 Stress Test<br>45:47 Structured Testing vs. Unstructured Testing<br>52:36 Real-World Applications of Testing Skills<br>56:34 Reading Comments<br>58:58 Episode Outro</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Other Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://doom.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://doom.com/</a> — The homepage for the Doom franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://rome.ro/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://rome.ro/</a> — The homepage for John Romero.</li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/ILkT_HV9DVU?si=G5OGB4MRb1LFwzfM" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://youtu.be/ILkT_HV9DVU?si=G5OGB4MRb1LFwzfM</a> — Lecture on Software Testing by James Bach.</li> <li><a href="https://unity.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://unity.com/</a> — The homepage for Unity.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-64-testing-testing-92928a472492">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-64-testing-testing-92928a472492</a></p>
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#63 - TGA - the Military School of Game Development
<p>I hope you are ready for a different type of game developer education; Ida Fontaine tells us all about “The Military School of Game Development”, a.k.a The Game Assembly! Put on your best camouflage and shine those boots as we dive into the newest episode of House of Games!</p> <p>Send in a voice message: <a href="https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message</a></p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Episode Intro<br>01:14 Ida Fontaine Introduces Herself<br>01:41 What Is the Game Assembly?<br>03:16 What Does Ida Do at The Game Assembly?<br>04:34 What Is Procedural Art?<br>08:10 What Is Technical Art?<br>08:54 A Day in the Life of a Student at The Game Assembly<br>10:26 What Is Agile?<br>13:55 What the Industry Think of The Game Assembly Method<br>14:50 A Day in the Life… Continued<br>24:08 The Application and Admission Process at The Game Assembly<br>31:04 Exploring the Reasons for Joining the School<br>34:35 Future Plans and the Vision for the Game Assembly<br>38:47 The Game Assembly’s In-House Game Engine<br>40:06 Does the Game Assembly Create Artistic Freedom or Conformity?<br>47:52 Episode Outro</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://thegameassembly.com/se/ansokan/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://thegameassembly.com/se/ansokan/</a> — Apply to The Game Assembly! (In Swedish)</li> <li><a href="https://thegameassembly.com/se/nyheter/ansokningsomgang-2024/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://thegameassembly.com/se/nyheter/ansokningsomgang-2024/</a> — Visit The Game Assembly’s Open House! (In Swedish)</li> <li><a href="https://thegameassembly.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://thegameassembly.com/</a> — Learn more about The Game Assembly!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Tools for Making Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.autodesk.com/products/maya/overview" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.autodesk.com/products/maya/overview</a> — The homepage for Autodesk Maya.</li> <li><a href="https://www.blender.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.blender.org/</a> — The homepage for Blender.</li> <li><a href="https://www.ea.com/frostbite" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.ea.com/frostbite</a> — The homepage of the Frostbite Engine.</li> <li><a href="https://www.sidefx.com/products/houdini/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.sidefx.com/products/houdini/</a> — The homepage for Houdini.</li> <li><a href="https://unity.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://unity.com/</a> — The homepage for Unity.</li> <li><a href="https://www.unrealengine.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.unrealengine.com/</a> — The homepage for Unreal Engine.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-63-tga-the-military-school-of-game-development-3103940c832e">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-63-tga-the-military-school-of-game-development-3103940c832e</a></p>
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#62 - M.O.O.D.S.
<p>Join us for a high-tech emotional rollercoaster as we are visited all the way from Germany to hear all about StickyStoneStudio&#39;s latest project; M.O.O.D.S! If you like sci-fi, robots, action, and explosions, click play and listen as our wonderful Guest Luca Lorenz guides us through this post-apocalyptic masterpiece!</p> <p>Send in a voice message: <a href="https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message">https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message</a></p> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Episode Intro<br>02:05 Getting to Know the Guest: Luzca from StickyStoneStudio<br>02:39 Discussing StickyStoneStudio&#39;s Journey and Projects<br>04:52 M.O.O.D.S: The Game Concept and Development<br>12:38 M.O.O.D.S Review<br>43:44 What Does a Day in Luca’s Work Life Look Like?<br>48:15 Tips on Speaking to Publishers<br>50:58 Episode Outro</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2771200/MOODS_Prologue/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2771200/MOODS_Prologue/</a> - Wishlist M.O.O.D.S.: Prologue on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.stickystonestudio.de/en/">https://www.stickystonestudio.de/en/</a> - Visit StickyStoneStudio&#39;s homepage!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> - Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> - Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-62-m-o-o-d-s-ed3b6f66632d">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-62-m-o-o-d-s-ed3b6f66632d</a></p>
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#61 - Shooting Yourself in the Foot
<p>Load ’em up and aim down below as we discuss the concept of “Shooting Yourself in the Foot”, or ruining the fun in games. Listen in as we talk about stories where we ruined our own fun and how you can stop players from doing the same in your game!</p> <p>Send in a voice message: <a href="https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message</a></p> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Episode Intro<br>00:55 Introducing the Theme for the Episode: Shooting Yourself in the Foot<br>03:02 Open-World Games and Collectibles<br>13:41 How Developers Are Shooting Themselves in the Foot<br>14:28 Open-World Games (in Space) Are Overhyped and Over-Promised<br>17:32 Sunset Moon Update<br>19:48 Shooting Yourself in the Foot With Trophies<br>25:29 Achievements in KnifeBoy<br>29:45 The Antidote<br>42:33 Why Open World Space Games Are Boring, Continued<br>47:53 Points of No Return in Games<br>52:23 Problems and Solutions for Card Games Inside Video Games<br>58:00 How Developing Games Replaces Playing Games<br>01:03:15 Episode Outro</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/drUKDVWgeTo?si=6CRqqX1Rzn3VQbyK" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://youtu.be/drUKDVWgeTo?si=6CRqqX1Rzn3VQbyK</a> — Credits to Miketendo64 for the KnifeBoy gameplay background footage.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-61-shooting-yourself-in-the-foot-6d38587bc684">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-61-shooting-yourself-in-the-foot-6d38587bc684</a></p>
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#60 - Anthon Fynn-Williams - Mastering the Game Analytics Framework
<p>In this week’s episode of House of Games, Anthon Fynn-Williams is back to guide us through the Game Analytics Mastery Framework (GAMF), discuss AI and answer questions from a simpleton (Otto)! Stay tuned for great insights!</p> <p>Send in a voice message: <a href="https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message</a></p> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Episode Intro<br>00:43 Guest Introduction: Anthon Fynn-Williams<br>02:29 The Timeline of Working With Analytics<br>03:23 What Kind of Studios Does Anthon Work With?<br>04:33 The Five Components of Game Analytics Strategy<br>07:18 How Long Does the Analytics Process Take?<br>09:30 How Much Effort Is Involved in Working With Analytics?<br>10:59 Introducing the Game Analytics Mastery Framework (GAMF)<br>14:03 The Start-Up Stage<br>15:01 The Observer Stage<br>15:48 Does Swayven Digital Also Teach How To Work With Analytics?<br>17:11 Do You Have To Be a Data Scientist To Work With Analytics?<br>18:40 The Inquisitor Stage<br>20:00 At What Stage of Game Development Should You Start Working With Analytics?<br>21:47 Quantitive Data vs. Qualitative Data<br>25:40 How Much Time Do the Different GAMF Stages Take?<br>30:25 The Oracle Sbtage<br>32:04 The Pioneer Stage<br>34:10 What is Predictive Analysis?<br>38:42 What Types of Data Can Swayven Digital Analyze?<br>40:45 Skill, Matchmaking, and Ranking Systems<br>44:59 AI and Game Analytics<br>50:34 Assessing Your Position in the GAMF Framework<br>54:13 Episode Outro</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthon-fynn-williams-42647842" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthon-fynn-williams-42647842</a> — Connect with Anthon Fynn-Williams on LinkedIn!</li> <li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/swayvendigital/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.linkedin.com/company/swayvendigital/</a> — Follow Swayven Digital on LinkedIn!</li> <li><a href="https://swayvendigital.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://swayvendigital.com/</a> — Visit the Swayven Digital homepage!</li> <li><a href="https://swayvendigital.com/how-to-assess-your-studios-data-maturity-the-game-analytics-mastery-framework-gamf/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://swayvendigital.com/how-to-assess-your-studios-data-maturity-the-game-analytics-mastery-framework-gamf/</a> — Read “How to Assess Your Studio’s Data Maturity: The Game Analytics Mastery Framework (GAMF)” by Anthon Fynn-Williams.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.bungie.net/7/en/destiny" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.bungie.net/7/en/destiny</a> — The homepage for Destiny 2.</li> <li><a href="https://www.counter-strike.net/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.counter-strike.net/</a> — The homepage for Counter-Strike.</li> <li><a href="https://www.king.com/game/candycrush" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.king.com/game/candycrush</a> — The homepage for Candy Crush.</li> <li><a href="https://www.callofduty.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.callofduty.com/</a> — The homepage for the Call of Duty franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://www.bungie.net/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.bungie.net/</a> — The homepage for Bungie.</li> <li><a href="https://www.activision.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.activision.com/</a> — The homepage for Activision.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Analytics Tools</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://firebase.google.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://firebase.google.com/</a> — The homepage for Google Firebase.</li> <li><a href="https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/</a> — The homepage for Google Analytics.</li> <li><a href="https://unity.com/products/unity-analytics" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://unity.com/products/unity-analytics</a> — The homepage for Unity GameAnalytics.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Other Links</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/-pglxege-gU?si=vBsT-tMPuCaFfydy" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://youtu.be/-pglxege-gU?si=vBsT-tMPuCaFfydy</a> — “Skill, Matchmaking, and Ranking Systems Design” by Josh Menke.</li> <li><a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181689/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181689/</a> — The IMDB page for Minority Report.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a 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#59 - Quests
<p>In this episode, we dive head-first into the world of quests of all variants, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and share our thoughts on how they should be designed and implemented!</p> <p>Send in a voice message: <a href="https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message</a></p> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Episode Intro<br>00:27 Introducing the Theme: Quests<br>02:30 Rune’s Favorite Quests<br>07:14 Otto’s Favorite Quests<br>10:53 Good Quests: The Witcher 3<br>15:42 Card Mini-Games<br>19:52 Bad Side Quests: Marvel’s Spider-Man<br>23:28 Bad Side Quests: World of Warcraft<br>24:42 Good Quests: RuneScape<br>25:44 Designing Quests in Sunset Moon<br>30:08 Derailing Into Human Psychology and Numbers<br>34:35 How Rune Creates Quests<br>44:14 RuneScape Quest System Continued<br>52:55 Quests and Location<br>01:07:46 Episode Outro</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-59-quests-e40972ae4b99">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-59-quests-e40972ae4b99</a></p>
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#58 - Valiant Game Studios & Link In Bar
<p>🎮🎙️ From consulting to programming, design, narrative, and more, tune in as we are joined by the talented Anna Högberg Jenelius 🌟, a jack of all trades in the games industry! 🕹️👾 Hear all about how she co-founded Link In Bar, her very own game studio, Valiant Game Studio 🎲🎨, and how she is now working on not only one but two games 🎉🎮 soon to be released! 🚀🌈</p> <p>Send in a voice message: <a href="https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message">https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message</a></p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1428090/KreatureKind/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/1428090/KreatureKind/</a> - Wishlist KreatureKind on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://biosquare.earth/">https://biosquare.earth/</a> - Visit the homepage for BioSquare!</li> <li><a href="https://pendulaswing.com/">https://pendulaswing.com/</a> - Visit the homepage for Pendula Swing!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/452120/Midvinter/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/452120/Midvinter/</a> - Buy Midvinter on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1347084562648581/">https://www.facebook.com/events/1347084562648581/</a> - Join us at Slaktkyrkan on February 2nd in Stockholm!</li> <li><a href="https://www.linkinbar.com/">https://www.linkinbar.com/</a> - Visit the homepage for Link In Bar!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> - Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> - Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Episode Intro</p> <p>00:56 Introducing Our Guest</p> <p>01:52 How Anna Splits Her Time</p> <p>03:48 Does It Feel Like Consulting Distracts From Your Own Projects?</p> <p>05:01 How Did Anna Get Into the Games Industry?</p> <p>06:16 How Link In Bar Started</p> <p>09:52 What Is the Purpose of Link In Bar?</p> <p>10:57 How Did Anna Start Her Own Business?</p> <p>13:19 What Software Does Anna Use?</p> <p>14:55 How Did Anna Learn Unity?</p> <p>15:41 How Do You Get to the Finish Line With Your Projects?</p> <p>20:04 Work-Life Balance</p> <p>22:41 The Journey of Creating &#39;KreatureKind&#39;</p> <p>26:19 The Influence of Marketing and Budget on Game Development</p> <p>31:29 Reaching Your Target Audience</p> <p>35:55 How Do You Learn Marketing?</p> <p>39:10 Surviving and Making It Big as an Indie Dev</p> <p>41:15 Does a Game Have To Be Completely Unique To Succeed?</p> <p>48:12 The Writing Process and Worldbuilding for Games</p> <p>52:23 Gameplay Is King</p> <p>58:29 Which Field Does Anna Like the Most in Game Development?</p> <p>59:55 The Day in the Life of a Game Developer</p> <p>01:02:35 Episode Outro</p> <p>Credit for background video of Pendula Swing gameplay goes to WiX GaminG - <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUejpSri_7U">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUejpSri_7U</a>.</p> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-58-valiant-game-studios-link-in-bar-b626813a2400">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-58-valiant-game-studios-link-in-bar-b626813a2400</a></p>
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#57 - Remasters, Remakes, Reboots, and Ports
<p>Join us as we untangle the spaghetti mess 🍝 of terms like Remasters 🎵, Remakes 🔄, Reboots 🔁, and Ports 🚢. What do they mean? How do they differ? Find out all this and more in this week’s episode of House of Games! 🏠🎮🔍💡</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <ul> <li>00:00 Episode Intro</li> <li>00:31 Introducing the Episode Topic</li> <li>06:10 StarCraft: Remastered</li> <li>16:38 Defining Reboots, Remakes, Remasters, and Ports</li> <li>42:36 Remaking Your Own Games</li> <li>46:45 Episode Outro</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-57-remasters-remakes-reboots-and-ports-4e3d4f685a04">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-57-remasters-remakes-reboots-and-ports-4e3d4f685a04</a></p>
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#56 - Tutorials & Puzzles
<p>In this episode of the House of Games 🏠🎮, we delve into the world of video game tutorials 📚, puzzles 🧩, and hints 💡, discussing different approaches and how they help or annoy the player. 🎮🗣️🤔</p> <p>Send in a voice message: <a href="https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/house-of-games/message</a></p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <ul> <li>00:00 Episode Intro</li> <li>00:32 Episode Theme Introduction</li> <li>01:14 Discussing Examples of Tutorials in Games</li> <li>02:37 Valve</li> <li>04:25 Red Colony Games</li> <li>04:49 Xenoblade Chronicles</li> <li>07:25 Final Fantasy</li> <li>08:26 Fortnite</li> <li>09:29 Website Tutorials</li> <li>09:50 Legend of Zelda</li> <li>10:59 Xenoblade Chronicles</li> <li>11:44 Devil May Cry 4</li> <li>13:14 Fallout 3</li> <li>14:14 Assassin’s Creed</li> <li>15:29 Sunset Moon</li> <li>18:33 The Witness</li> <li>22:37 Nintendo</li> <li>23:35 Red Colony Games</li> <li>24:41 Frustration Controls When Switching From One Game to Another</li> <li>25:35 Battlefield</li> <li>26:16 Playing Fortnite and Winning</li> <li>27:12 Implementing Tutorials</li> <li>28:13 How I Got My Mom to Play Through Plants vs. Zombies</li> <li>31:09 Sunset Moon</li> <li>34:08 Discussing Puzzles in Games</li> <li>35:03 Bioshock Infinite &amp; The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim</li> <li>37:16 God of War &amp; Horizon Forbidden West</li> <li>38:36 Discussing Hints in Games</li> <li>39:32 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim</li> <li>41:48 Uncharted</li> <li>44:02 Bioshock</li> <li>44:19 Valve</li> <li>45:23 Uncharted</li> <li>47:28 Mad Max: Fury Road</li> <li>48:02 Quake</li> <li>48:36 Valve</li> <li>49:43 Nintendo</li> <li>50:19 Pikmin</li> <li>50:54 Legend of Zelda</li> <li>51:50 Episode Outro</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-56-tutorials-puzzles-fd4e642acdb3">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-56-tutorials-puzzles-fd4e642acdb3</a></p>
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#55 - 2023 in Review
<p>Welcome to this very first episode of 2024 🎉, recorded just before the new year 🎆, we look back at the game development 🎮 we have accomplished in 2023 🚀, what lies ahead 🔮, and what we’ve learned along the way! 🛤️🤓</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <ul> <li>00:00 Episode Intro</li> <li>01:16 Sunset Moon: From Idea to Playable Demo</li> <li>26:12 Midnight Nano, From Prototype to Prototype</li> <li>57:13 Episode Outro</li> </ul> <p><br></p> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-55-2023-in-review-b51b2df7b516">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-55-2023-in-review-b51b2df7b516</a></p>
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#54 - Nathaniel Marshall | SpaceCastle
<p>In this week’s episode 🎧, we talk with Nathaniel Marshall 🌟, a.k.a SpaceCastle 🏰, a video game music composer 🎵, and ask him everything from AI 🤖 to the challenges of composing music 🎼 to his work on the recent SEGA Genesis game 🕹️, IRENA: Genesis Metal Fury ⚡.</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://spacecastle.pro/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://spacecastle.pro/</a> — Visit Nathaniel’s homepage!</li> <li><a href="https://spacecastle.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://spacecastle.bandcamp.com/</a> — Listen to Nathaniel’s music on Bandcamp!</li> <li><a href="https://www.instagram.com/truespacecastle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.instagram.com/truespacecastle/</a> — Follow @truespacecastle on Instagram!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Episode Intro</p> <p>01:01 Nathaniel Introduces Himself</p> <p>05:47 Composing for the SEGA Genesis</p> <p>08:47 Interpreting Game Developer Intention Into Music</p> <p>11:48 How Much Inspiration Should You Take From Other Sources?</p> <p>19:10 Music for Cutscenes and Trailers</p> <p>23:17 Nathaniel’s Aspirations</p> <p>25:31 Do You Need a Budget To Hire a Composer?</p> <p>29:16 Are Some Music Genres More Expensive?</p> <p>31:06 When Inspiration Strikes</p> <p>36:20 At What Stage Does Music Come In?</p> <p>38:44 Sound Effects</p> <p>40:25 Music Software and AI Music</p> <p>01:00:21 Episode Outro and Where To Find Nathaniel</p> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-54-nathaniel-marshall-spacecastle-41c5638e40a3">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-54-nathaniel-marshall-spacecastle-41c5638e40a3</a></p>
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#52 - 1-Year Anniversary and Switching to Video
<p>In this special one-year anniversary episode of House of Games 🎉🏠🎮, we are finally switching to video for the first time 📹✨! In the episode, we talk about how this podcast started 🎙️🌟, how we did it, and what the future looks like 🚀🔮. A big thank you 🙏🎊 to all of our guests and listeners, and stay tuned for a bright and visual future 🌈👀!</p> <p>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/52-1-year-anniversary-and-switching-to-video-d150b89d37b5">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/52-1-year-anniversary-and-switching-to-video-d150b89d37b5</a></p>
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#53 - The Power of Game Analytics: Foundations and Essentials
<p>In this special episode 🌟, we are proud to introduce our very first video guest 🎥; Anthon Fynn-Williams — Game Analytics Entrepreneur! 🎮💼 Join us as we dive into what game analytics are 📊, how they compare to player testing and Q&amp;A 🕹️🔍, how to set it up 🛠️, how to leverage it to your advantage 🚀, and what the ethical implications are 🧐.</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0sBkbv_nSd-31I22_Gxm_w" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferer">https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0sBkbv_nSd-31I22_Gxm_w</a> - Listen to Anthon&#39;s upcoming webinar on Jan 16, 2024.</li> <li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthon-fynn-williams-42647842" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthon-fynn-williams-42647842</a> — Connect with Anthon Fynn-Williams on LinkedIn!</li> <li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/swayvendigital/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.linkedin.com/company/swayvendigital/</a> — Follow Swayven Digital on LinkedIn!</li> <li><a href="https://swayvendigital.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://swayvendigital.com/</a> — Visit the Swayven Digital homepage!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Episode Intro<br>01:09 Anthon Fynn-Williams Self Introduction<br>03:17 Analytics 101<br>09:40 What Are the Right Questions To Ask?<br>13:39 Setting Up Analytics Tools in Your Project<br>15:52 The Ethics and Implications of Data Collection<br>26:46 Analytics, Game Genres, and Categories<br>31:04 The Nitty-Gritty of Analytics<br>46:38 Leveraging Analytics To Pitch Your Game<br>50:23 Looking Towards the Future and Looking Back<br>56:08 What Does Anthon Like To Play?<br>01:00:13 Episode Outro and Where To Find Anthon</p> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-53-the-power-of-game-analytics-foundations-and-essentials-040681983e10">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-53-the-power-of-game-analytics-foundations-and-essentials-040681983e10</a></p>
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#51 - What's in a name?
<p>🎉 Welcome to this last episode 🎙️ before the grand 1-year anniversary 🥳 next week. This time, we discuss 🤔 everything that goes into naming your games 🎮, companies 🏢, and even islands! 🏝️ 🌟</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> - Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/zcv5CgzVPF">https://discord.gg/zcv5CgzVPF</a> - Join the Discord community for Sunset Moon!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> - Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-51-whats-in-a-name-efd170cff189">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-51-whats-in-a-name-efd170cff189</a></p>
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#50 - Game Industry News
<p>🎉 In this 50th episode 🎮 of House of Games, we discuss some of the latest and greatest news from the games industry 🌍, including the 25th anniversary 🎂 of Half-Life, the release of the Steam Deck OLED model 🕹️, GTA 6 leaks 🚨, and the upcoming Legend of Zelda movie 🎬. Click play ▶️ and stay tuned to hear it all! 🎧🌟</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> - Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> - Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p><br></p> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-50-game-industry-news-2023-11-29-03378174e275">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-50-game-industry-news-2023-11-29-03378174e275</a></p>
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#49 - Accessibility
<p>🎧🎮 In this week’s episode of House of Games, we tackle the vital, yet challenging topic of accessibility in video games. 🕹️ Discover how subtitles 📝, custom controls 🎮, visual clarity 🔍, and game difficulty settings ⚔️ can affect gaming accessibility and transform the game experience! Which features are costly to implement, and which ones bring the most benefits? 🤔 Click play and join us on this enlightening journey! 🚀</p> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Introduction and Welcome<br>00:21 Introducing the Theme; Video Game Accessibility<br>03:02 Accessibility Features: Subtitles &amp; Voice Acting<br>12:47 Accessibility Features: Custom Controls &amp; On-Screen Prompts<br>24:02 Accessibility Features: Colorblind Modes &amp; Visual Clarity<br>30:35 Where Do I Even Start With Accessibility?<br>31:56 Accessibility Features: Visual Clarity Continued<br>36:22 Accessibility Features: Game Difficulty<br>40:35 Rant About Game Journalists<br>43:02 Accessibility Features: Game Difficulty Continued<br>52:43 Rant About Game Journalists Continued<br>53:21 Closing Thoughts</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-49-accessibility-60e19ff02399" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferer">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-49-accessibility-60e19ff02399</a></p>
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#48 - Stupid Solutions
<p>Tune in as we discuss the “stupid solutions” 🤪 of video game development 🎮 and how to abandon complex spaghetti 🍝 for stupid simplicity! Rune and Otto also share the progress 📈 from their games, how best to use ChatGPT 🤖 for your game development, and much, much more! 🌟🎉</p> <p><strong>Chapters</strong></p> <p>00:00 Introduction and Welcome<br>01:09 Introducing the Theme: Stupid Solutions<br>02:43 Discussing Examples of Stupid Solutions in Game Development<br>08:44 Discussing Item Highlighting<br>15:32 Discussing the Development of Midnight Nano &amp; Sunset Moon<br>37:49 Exploring Game Features and Future Updates<br>47:58 Discussing the Limitations and Potential of AI<br>58:38 Continuing the Final Fantasy Playthrough<br>01:01:23 Closing Remarks</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-48-stupid-solutions-45acffef9eb3">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-48-stupid-solutions-45acffef9eb3</a></p>
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#47 - Super Adventure Hand
<p>This week, we’ve had the pleasure 🎉 to interview Sarah Ibañez 🎙️, a community manager 👥 and project manager 📋 at Bright Gambit about the unique 🌟 and exciting game 🎮 Super Adventure Hand 🖐️ by Jan Rigerl. Discover how they help indie game developers 🌐 around the globe 🌍 succeed with their games 🏆 and delve into the intricacies of game design 🎨, funding 💸, pitching strategy 📈, reaching your target audience 👀, and much, much more! So don’t miss out 🚀!</p> <p>👋🤚🖐️✋🖖👌🤌🤏🤞🤟🤘🤙👈👉👆👇👍👎✊👊🤛🤜👏🙌👐🤲🙏💅🤳💪🦾</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1992700/Super_Adventure_Hand/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/1992700/Super_Adventure_Hand/</a> — Buy Super Adventure Hand on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/super-adventure-hand-62ec9a" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/super-adventure-hand-62ec9a</a> — Buy Super Adventure Hand on Epic Store!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/us/store/products/super-adventure-hand-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/us/store/products/super-adventure-hand-switch/</a> — Buy Super Adventure Hand for Nintendo Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEkWWiK9Hwc" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEkWWiK9Hwc</a> — Watch Ctop and SimplyChris play Super Adventure Hand!</li> <li><a href="https://devmgames.com/superadventurehand/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://devmgames.com/superadventurehand/</a> — Visit the official Super Adventure Hand homepage!</li> <li><a href="https://brightgambit.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://brightgambit.com/</a> — Visit the official Bright Gambit homepage!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-47-super-adventure-hand-271023e875b2">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-47-super-adventure-hand-271023e875b2</a></p>
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#46 - Netick & Conquest
<p>🎙️ Join us for another episode 🎉 as we interview Karrar and Ali 🎮 about Netick, a free AAA networking solution for indie developers 👨‍💻👩‍💻 and their upcoming game Conquest 🏰 as they tell us about the exciting multi-year journey 🚀 through game development! 🕹️💬</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guests, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/network/netick-free-aaa-networking-engine-205414">https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/network/netick-free-aaa-networking-engine-205414</a> - Install Netick for Unity!</li> <li><a href="https://kakr.itch.io/netick-for-godot">https://kakr.itch.io/netick-for-godot</a> - Install Netick for Godot!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/zArPXBv5kn">https://discord.gg/zArPXBv5kn</a> - Join the Netick Discord server!</li> <li><a href="https://karrar.netick.net/">https://karrar.netick.net/</a> - Read more Conquest on Karrar&#39;s official homepage!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> - Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> - Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-46-netick-conquest-c504e7265e3b">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-46-netick-conquest-c504e7265e3b</a></p>
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#45 - Game Industry News - Layoff Edition
<p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-45-game-industry-news-layoff-edition-37cb95292a0e" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferer">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-45-game-industry-news-layoff-edition-37cb95292a0e</a></p>
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#44 - Unity Pricing and Devlog Part 2
<p>Welcome to part 2 of the Unity pricing drama 🎮💸, where we discuss the aftermath 🌪️ of the pricing updates and our thoughts 💭 about it. What is your take? 🤔🎤</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-43-unity-pricing-and-devlog-part-2-12425b437f20" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferer">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-43-unity-pricing-and-devlog-part-2-12425b437f20</a></p>
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#43 - Tistou
<p>This week, we meet Tistou Blomberg 🧑, a man with many hats 🎩🧢👑! In this episode, we talk about his project G4m3Ch4n93r5 (Game Changers) 🎮🚀, and how to do &quot;Democracy Driven Development&quot; 🗳️✅!</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tistou/g4m3-ch4n93r5-change-the-game">https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tistou/g4m3-ch4n93r5-change-the-game</a> - Kickstart G4m3 Ch4n93r5 and change the game!</li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/staluardna">https://www.facebook.com/staluardna</a> - Read more about Stálu Árdna, a game about learning Sámi language!</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/@tistoublomberg">https://www.youtube.com/@tistoublomberg</a> - Watch Tistou on YouTube!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> - Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-43-tistou-f859fc24564e">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-43-tistou-f859fc24564e</a></p>
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#42 - Unity Pricing and Devlog Part 1
<p>Join us 🎙️ as we discuss the latest updates 📢 to the Unity pricing changes as they were revealed 🎉 at the time of recording. Plus, an update on our personal game development projects 🎮, Sunset Moon 🌅🌙 and Midnight Nano 🌌⚡! Don’t miss out! ✨🎧</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/@runiccodes9524" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/@runiccodes9524</a> — View the progress of Sunset Moon on YouTube!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://hereder.newgrounds.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://hereder.newgrounds.com/</a> — View Rune’s Newgrounds.com page!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/game-development-427e99aefd01</a> — Read Otto’s blog about game development!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and the transcript for this episode right here: https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-42-unity-pricing-and-devlog-part-1-435ea6adb554</p>
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#41 - Folklands
<p>🎮 Sharpen your strategic wit as we talk with Daniel and Simen from Bromantic Games 🕹️ about their soon-to-be-released game, Folklands! 🎉 Reminiscent of games like Age of Empires ⚔️, The Settlers 🏡, and the Caesar franchise 🏛️, Otto and Rune review this brand-new nostalgia trip 🚀 and learn more about the ideas and creative spark 💡 behind it all! 🎙️🤓</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guests, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2282890/Folklands/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2282890/Folklands/</a> - Play the Folklands demo and wishlist it on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1808620/Dragon_Evo/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/1808620/Dragon_Evo/</a> - Buy Dragon Evo on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/JJWjWcf3tR">https://discord.gg/JJWjWcf3tR</a> - Join the Bromantic Games Discord server!</li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/FolklandsGame">https://twitter.com/FolklandsGame</a> - Follow Folklands on X!</li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/BromanticGames">https://twitter.com/BromanticGames</a> - Follow Bromantic Games on X!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> - Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-41-folklands-e639127dbe5d" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferer">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-41-folklands-e639127dbe5d</a></p>
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#40 - Orten Was The Case
<p>Join us this week 🗓️ as we review a truly one-of-a-kind game 🎮, Orten Was The Case 🕹️, and interview its creator, Oskar Thuresson 🙋‍♂️! Listen in 🎧 as he tells us about the 7-year-long journey from hobby project 🛠️ to release 🚀. Don’t miss out! 🌟🎤</p> <p>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1785420/Orten_Was_The_Case/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/1785420/Orten_Was_The_Case/</a> — Play the Orten Was The Case demo and wishlist it on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/6yywTSBV37" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/6yywTSBV37</a> — Join the Orten Was The Case Discord community!</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/@woodhillinteractive1148" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/@woodhillinteractive1148</a> — Follow Orten Was The Case on YouTube!</li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/Otres123" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://twitter.com/Otres123</a> — Follow Orten Was The Case on X!</li> <li><a href="https://www.instagram.com/ortenwasthecase/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.instagram.com/ortenwasthecase/</a> — Follow Orten Was The Case on Instagram!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-40-orten-was-the-case-b32870b9e72d" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferer">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-40-orten-was-the-case-b32870b9e72d</a></p>
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#39 - Anton Holmström
<p>Welcome to a special episode 🎉 where we leap head-first 🤸‍♂️ off the rails to talk about AI 🤖, automation 🏭, programming languages 💻, backward compatibility ⏮️, culture 🌎, and more! 🚀🎙️🎊</p> <p><br></p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> - Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="https://arma3.com/">https://arma3.com/</a> - The homepage for Arma 3.</li> <li><a href="https://unity.com/">https://unity.com/</a> - The homepage for Unity.</li> <li><a href="https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US">https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US</a> - The homepage for Unreal Engine.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_Sharp_(programming_language)">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_Sharp_(programming_language)</a> - The Wikipedia page for C#.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%2B%2B">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%2B%2B</a> - The Wikipedia page for C++.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust_(programming_language)">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust_(programming_language)</a> - The Wikipedia page for Rust.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_(programming_language)">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_(programming_language)</a> - The Wikipedia page for Python.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroPython">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroPython</a> - The Wikipedia page for MicroPython.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_(programming_language)">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_(programming_language)</a> - The Wikipedia page for Java.</li> <li><a href="https://www.raspberrypi.com/">https://www.raspberrypi.com/</a> - The homepage for Raspberry Pi.</li> <li><a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1706620/">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1706620/</a> - The IMDB page for Snowpiercer.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-39-anton-holmstr%c3%b6m-e0a67d324359" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferer">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-39-anton-holmstr%c3%b6m-e0a67d324359</a></p>
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#38 - Kristofer Eng
<p>🎙️ This week, we have the honor to host Kristofer Eng 🎵, one of the composers for “It Takes Two” 🎮 and an all-around veteran and expert 🎼 when it comes to composing and music in games. Listen 🎧 to exclusive, never-before-heard stories 📖 of working with Josef Fares 🤝, the challenges 🧗‍♂️ of developing music for “It Takes Two”, and how the adaptive audio engine “Elias” 🎚️ is changing the future 🚀 of music and audio in games! 🕹️🔊</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristofer-eng-78a14454/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristofer-eng-78a14454/</a> — Connect with Kristofer on LinkedIn!</li> <li><a href="https://eliassoftware.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://eliassoftware.com/</a> — Visit the homepage for Elias Software!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-38-kristofer-eng-16a5a3f9d89f">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-38-kristofer-eng-16a5a3f9d89f</a></p>
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#37 - Cold Pixel
<p>🎮 Part man, part games marketer, 🕴️ business developer, and producer, meet Mattias Sandström 🎙️, one of the brilliant minds 💡 at Cold Pixel and Aurora Punks! 🌌 In this very exciting episode 🎤, we discuss how to market your game 🚀 and find your target audience 🎯, and we also dive deep into the nitty gritty of pricing your game 💰. This episode is a must 👀 for anyone about to release their game! 🔥🎉👾</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.coldpx.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.coldpx.com/</a> — Visit Cold Pixel’s homepage!</li> <li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/cold-pixel/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.linkedin.com/company/cold-pixel/</a> — Follow Cold Pixel on LinkedIn!</li> <li><a href="https://www.aurorapunks.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.aurorapunks.com/</a> — Visit Aurora Punk’s homepage!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-37-cold-pixel-559ad98fea3c">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-37-cold-pixel-559ad98fea3c</a></p>
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#36 - FutureGames
<p>🚀🎮 You&#39;ve heard from the students of FutureGames, now get ready to hear not only from a teacher, but a Head of Education, Joel Fällbom! 🎉👨‍🏫 In this episode we talk about the daily life of both a student and a teacher 🏫🎒, what&#39;s required to get in 🤓📚, what happens after you graduate 🎓🌟 and much, much more! 💬🔥</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://futuregames.se/">https://futuregames.se/</a> - Visit FutureGames&#39; homepage!</li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/XQlG0Ccew58">https://youtu.be/XQlG0Ccew58</a> - Watch &quot;Applying UX-principles to level design&quot; by Joel Fällbom and Miles Tost!</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/@Futuregamesedu">https://www.youtube.com/@Futuregamesedu</a> - Watch more episodes lectures at FutureGames&#39; YouTube channel!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> - Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/36-futuregames-9e1c4912672d">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/36-futuregames-9e1c4912672d</a></p>
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#35 - Game of Life
<p>🎉 Welcome to a special 🌟 and unique 🌀 episode, where we talk about game development 🎮, voice acting 🗣️📢🎙️, AI 🤖, language learning 🗣️📚, working from home 🏠💼, artistry 🎨 vs. money 💰 and more! Tune in 🎧 for an exciting episode about the House of Game... of life! 🎲🌍</p> <p><strong>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> - Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> - Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> - Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/35-game-of-life-1d92561a87e2">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/35-game-of-life-1d92561a87e2</a>.</p>
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#34 - Dynasthir
<p>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2145210/Dynasthir/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2145210/Dynasthir/</a> — Wishlist Dynasthir on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/ZZgQCSQYHx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/ZZgQCSQYHx</a> — Join the Twinlake Minstrels Discord community!</li> <li><a href="https://www.patreon.com/Mireneye" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.patreon.com/Mireneye</a> — Support Mireneye on Patreon!</li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/Mireneye" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://twitter.com/Mireneye</a> — Follow Mireneye on Twitter!</li> <li><a href="https://twinlakeminstrels.wordpress.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://twinlakeminstrels.wordpress.com/</a> — Visit the Twinlake Minstrels homepage!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcript for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-34-dynasthir-413521bcca2">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-34-dynasthir-413521bcca2</a></p>
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#33 - Kickback Slug
<p>🎙️🎉 This week, we get a revisit from Jamie Arron 🧑‍💻, the director, and creative mind 🎮🌟 behind Kittens in Timespace 🐱🚀. In this episode, we give you an exclusive review 🕹️🔍 of his newest project, the yet-to-be-released game “Kickback Slug: Cosmic Courier” 🐌 🔫🌌, and a discussion about game design 🎲, UX 💻, and how to get your project across that very elusive finish line 🏁💪!</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1814250/Kickback_Slug_Cosmic_Courier/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/1814250/Kickback_Slug_Cosmic_Courier/</a> — Wishlist Kickback Slug: Cosmic Courier on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://kittensintimespace.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://kittensintimespace.com/</a> — Learn more about Kittens in Timespace!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-33-kickback-slug-fb2785746788" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-33-kickback-slug-fb2785746788</a></p>
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#32 - Dice Hero
<p>🎮🎙️ This week, we 🔥heat up🔥 the debate on everything from game development 🕹️, player analytics 📊, work ethics ⚖️, and more with Sweden’s latest rising 🌟 in the games industry, Dennis Magnusson! He’s the solo developer 🚀 behind the newly released 🆕 game “Dice Hero: The Unoriginal Story” 🎲🦸‍♂️! Tune in and get your mind blown! 💥🔊</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1134610/Dice_Hero_The_Unoriginal_Story/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/1134610/Dice_Hero_The_Unoriginal_Story/</a> — Buy Dice Hero: The Unoriginal Story on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/6H5wDkZ" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/6H5wDkZ</a> — Join the MistByte Games Discord Server!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The Discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-32-dice-hero-c5760547754a">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-32-dice-hero-c5760547754a</a></p>
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#31 - Ardavan
<p>This week, 🎧 we interview 🎙️ Ardavan Masihabadi, who is both a brilliant student 🤩 🎓 at Futuregames 🔮🎮🎓🧑‍🎓 studying the Immersive Experience Creator program 🕶️ as well as a music composer 🎵 and sound designer 👨‍💻🎶🔊. Listen in as we talk about AR 📱, MR, VR 🥽 &amp; XR, music for games 🎶, and how to get your unique touch ✨💫 as a creator!</p> <p>Intro and outro music by Ardavan Masihabadi.</p> <p>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ardavan-masihabadi-482a311b1/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.linkedin.com/in/ardavan-masihabadi-482a311b1/</a> — Connect with Ardavan on LinkedIn!</li> <li><a href="https://soundcloud.com/ardavan-masihabadi" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://soundcloud.com/ardavan-masihabadi</a> — Listen to Ardavan’s music on SoundCloud!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-31-ardavan-55d802c58ed3">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-31-ardavan-55d802c58ed3</a></p>
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#30 - Backwards Compatible to the Future
<p>🎮💾🕹️ What does it take to make a console backward compatible? 🤔💡 How does a CPU 🖥️💻 work? 🎛️🔬 Why is the Xbox so big? 🎮🏢 Find out all of this and more 🌟🚀 as our very own computer architecture expert 🧑‍💻👑 Oswald de Bruin explains it all! 🎙️🔥💫</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2178510/My_Face_Your_Music/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2178510/My_Face_Your_Music/</a> — Wishlist My Face Your Music on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://open.spotify.com/episode/5qIHKfqWXm5ZqDUwDkvBCw?si=f69ec59eda434586" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://open.spotify.com/episode/5qIHKfqWXm5ZqDUwDkvBCw?si=f69ec59eda434586</a> — Listen to Episode #25, where Oswald made his first appearance!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-30-backwards-compatible-to-the-future-26725cf316a2">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-30-backwards-compatible-to-the-future-26725cf316a2</a></p>
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#29 - Crypto Rogue Games
<p>️ This week, we have a special guest 🤝 from a company that is breaking new ground 🚀 in the video games industry 🎮. Tune in as we interview Klaas Tojkander, the CTO at Crypto Rogue Games 🕹️💼, and talk about their new game Crystals of Naramunz 🎲🔮, how they implement NFTs 🎟️💎 in-game, what the future holds for so-called web3 games 🕸️🕹️, and much, much more! 💬🔮🌐👾🔥</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.cryptoroguegames.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.cryptoroguegames.com/</a> — Find out more about Crypto Rogue Games!</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQbsyL4PWao" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQbsyL4PWao</a> — Watch the Crystals Of Naramunz trailer!</li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/naramunz" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://twitter.com/naramunz</a> — Follow Crystals Of Naramunz on Twitter!</li> <li><a href="https://www.naramunz.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.naramunz.com/</a> — Find out more about Crystals of Naramunz!</li> <li><a href="https://whitepaper.naramunz.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://whitepaper.naramunz.com/</a> — Read the Crystals of Naramunz whitepaper!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-29-crypto-rogue-games-dedfee5ab033">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-29-crypto-rogue-games-dedfee5ab033</a></p>
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#28 - Making of Trailers
<p>Curious about how to make a captivating trailer for a game? 🤔❓Join us on this week’s episode of House of Games 🏠🎮, as Rune shows the first gameplay trailer 🕹️📽️🍿for Sunset Moon 🌇🌙 to Otto while he dissects every bit of it 🔎🔬. Listen in and get an exclusive first glimpse of Sunset Moon! 🌇🌙 👂👀🎧</p> <p>Your Hosts</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/RunicCodes" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://twitter.com/RunicCodes</a> — Follow RunicCodes on Twitter!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.stardewvalley.net/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.stardewvalley.net/</a> — The homepage for Stardew Valley.</li> <li><a href="https://www.eveonline.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.eveonline.com/</a> — The homepage for EVE Online.</li> <li><a href="https://www.storyofseasons.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.storyofseasons.com/</a> — The homepage for the Story of Seasons (Harvest Moon) franchise.</li> <li><a href="http://www.animal-crossing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.animal-crossing.com/</a> — The homepage for the Animal Crossing franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://www.callofduty.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.callofduty.com/</a> — The homepage for the Call of Duty franchise.</li> </ul> <p>Software</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.pixelcrushers.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.pixelcrushers.com/</a> — The homepage for Pixel Crushers, the creators of Quest Machine.</li> <li><a href="https://chat.openai.com/chat" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://chat.openai.com/chat</a> — The homepage for ChatGPT.</li> </ul> <p>Videos and Articles</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-vhZr3mSUs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-vhZr3mSUs</a> — The in-development trailer for Sunset Moon that we discuss in the episode.</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03TkObvIadc" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03TkObvIadc</a> — The completed trailer for Sunset Moon.</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGplrpWvz0I" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGplrpWvz0I</a> — The trailer for EVE Online that we discuss in the episode.</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXrwm2FBx38" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXrwm2FBx38</a> — A video of the game Tag der Arbeit (in German).</li> <li><a href="https://www.derek-lieu.com/blog/2022/12/3/why-indie-game-trailers-shouldnt-take-inspiration-from-aaa-games" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.derek-lieu.com/blog/2022/12/3/why-indie-game-trailers-shouldnt-take-inspiration-from-aaa-games</a> — The article “Why Indie Game Trailers Shouldn’t Take Inspiration From AAA Games”.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideo_Kojima" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideo_Kojima</a> — The Wikipedia page for Hideo Kojima.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_hotel" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_hotel</a> — The Wikipedia page for Love Hotels.</li> <li><a href="https://www.pixar.com/feature-films/up#up-home" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.pixar.com/feature-films/up#up-home</a> — The homepage for the movie Up.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-28-making-of-trailers-ee4d43be5f07">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-28-making-of-trailers-ee4d43be5f07</a></p>
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#27 - Bonte Avond
<p>The guests for this week’s episode are both game developers 👨‍💻 and musicians 🎺, meet the artists👨‍🎨 behind Once Upon a Jester 🃏, Everybody Wham Wham 🎤, and soon to be released; Bonnie Bear!🐻 Tune in, and let’s have a crazy evening, or as they say in the Netherlands; Bonte Avond! 🥳🎉🎊🎈🪅</p> <p><strong>Our Guests</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.bonte-avond.com/">https://www.bonte-avond.com/</a> - Visit the Bonte Avond homepage!</li> <li><a href="http://eepurl.com/hmMNrf">http://eepurl.com/hmMNrf</a> - Subscribe to the Bonte Avond newsletter!</li> </ul> <p><strong>Social Media</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/bonteavond">https://twitter.com/bonteavond</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.instagram.com/bonte_avond/">https://www.instagram.com/bonte_avond/</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxjqrufEQaiTrUixPy5Hlcg">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxjqrufEQaiTrUixPy5Hlcg</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/bonteavond">https://www.twitch.tv/bonteavond</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Games</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2466130/Bonnie_Bear/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2466130/Bonnie_Bear/</a> - Wishlist Bonnie Bear on Steam!</li> </ul> <p><strong>Buy Once Upon a Jester</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1668190/Once_Upon_a_Jester/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/1668190/Once_Upon_a_Jester/</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.gog.com/en/game/once_upon_a_jester">https://www.gog.com/en/game/once_upon_a_jester</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/once-upon-a-jester-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/once-upon-a-jester-switch/</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Buy Everybody Wham Wham:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1510630/Everybody_Wham_Wham/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/1510630/Everybody_Wham_Wham/</a></li> <li><a href="https://bonte-avond.itch.io/everybody-wham-wham">https://bonte-avond.itch.io/everybody-wham-wham</a></li> <li><a href="https://bonte-avond.itch.io/tower-guy">https://bonte-avond.itch.io/tower-guy</a> - Play Tower Guy on itch.io.</li> <li><a href="https://birthdayworm.itch.io/">https://birthdayworm.itch.io/</a> - Play games from Birthday Worm on itch.io.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Music</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://showcase.fm/moonmoonmoon">https://showcase.fm/moonmoonmoon</a> - Listen to Moon Moon Moon!</li> <li><a href="https://open.spotify.com/artist/3SfG8oRYTPHnFtKOEmSynd">https://open.spotify.com/artist/3SfG8oRYTPHnFtKOEmSynd</a> - Listen to Mark Lohmann on Spotify!</li> <li><a href="https://shermanoaks.bandcamp.com/">https://shermanoaks.bandcamp.com/</a> - Listen to Sherman Oaks on Bandcamp!</li> </ul> <p><strong>Your Hosts</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> - Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li>Buy the Red Colony trilogy:</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a></li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a></li> <li>Buy KnifeBoy:</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a></li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a></li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå. </li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-27-bonte-avond-f80eb07f21e1">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-27-bonte-avond-f80eb07f21e1</a></p>
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#26 - Vlogs
<p>🎙️ This week, we interview Yahya Danboos, a brilliant 🃏 jack of all trades game developer! 👨‍💻 Join us as we talk about his game #LuminousRealms 🌟, how he got 3000 wishlists on Steam 🎮, and over a million views on YouTube! 📺💥</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1949610/Luminous_Realms/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/1949610/Luminous_Realms/</a> <strong>— </strong>Wishlist Luminous Realms on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/@YahyaDanboos" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/@YahyaDanboos</a> — Follow Yahya on YouTube!</li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/yahyadanboos" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://twitter.com/yahyadanboos</a> — Follow Yahya on Twitter!</li> <li><a href="https://www.instagram.com/yahyadanboos/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.instagram.com/yahyadanboos/</a> — Follow Yahya on Instagram!</li> <li><a href="https://univrs.jp/en/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://univrs.jp/en/</a> — The homepage for UNIVRS.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/616680/Monster_Showdown/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/616680/Monster_Showdown/</a> — Buy Monster Showdown on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> <p><br></p> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-26-vlogs-bb1e12819d59" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferer">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-26-vlogs-bb1e12819d59</a></p>
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#25 - Catpunk
<p>🎉💥Join us for an exciting episode where we give you an exclusive review of a fascinating and highly addictive game soon to be released: Catpunk! 😺🎧🎮 In this episode, we talk with Jamie Arron and Oswald de Bruin, two of the great minds behind the project. 💡🧠🎙️</p> <p>Strap in and get ready for an exciting episode filled with kick-ass music 🤘🔥🎵🎧, great games 🎮🕹️🔥, and lots of laughs! 😄😆😅😂🤣🥳🎉🎊</p> <h1>Your Hosts, Guests, and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1814250/Kickback_Slug_Cosmic_Courier/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/1814250/Kickback_Slug_Cosmic_Courier/</a> — Wishlist Kickback Slug: Cosmic Courier on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2178510/My_Face_Your_Music/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2178510/My_Face_Your_Music/</a> — Wishlist My Face Your Music on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://kittensintimespace.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://kittensintimespace.com/</a> — Learn more about Kittens in Timespace.</li> <li><a href="http://www.obsessivesciencegames.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.obsessivesciencegames.com/</a> — Learn more about Obsessive Science Games.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-25-catpunk-e17a59d706ed">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-25-catpunk-e17a59d706ed</a></p>
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#7 - How We Got Started
<p>This week, we talk about the "when", "how" and "why" we got started with game development, and how you can do the same!</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam page.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a>- The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://theeliteinstitute.net/2022/12/26/the-elite-goty-awards-2022/">https://theeliteinstitute.net/2022/12/26/the-elite-goty-awards-2022/</a> - The Elite Institute’s GOTY Awards 2022, where KnifeBoy Rebooted won the “Biggest Improvement Over a Previous Title” award.</li> <li><a href="https://hereder.newgrounds.com/">https://hereder.newgrounds.com/</a> - Rune’s profile page on Newgrounds.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/">https://ottowretling.medium.com/</a> - Otto’s blog.</li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/KFziBfvAFnM?t=2621">https://youtu.be/KFziBfvAFnM?t=2621</a> – The defining moment when John Romero convinced Otto to start making games.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Read the full description for this episode, including links and articles mentioned in the episode here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/how-we-got-started-6368a4eb7e32" target="_blank">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/how-we-got-started-6368a4eb7e32</a><br> </p>
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#24 – Smartson
<p>🎉 Join us for our captivating discussion with Lisa from Smartson, where we dive deep into ads in-game, ads for games, consumerism, and product testing. 🎮💥📺🕹️💰🛒🧪🔬</p> <p>Click Play and join the fun! 💫🎮✨🔥</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://smartson.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://smartson.co.uk/</a> — The homepage for Smartson.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2436180/Sunset_Moon/</a> — Wishlist Sunset Moon on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> — Buy the Red Colony trilogy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Switch!</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> — Buy KnifeBoy on Steam!</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Read Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”!</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Get all the links and transcription for this episode right here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-24-smartson-eaf795010f36">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-24-smartson-eaf795010f36</a></p>
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#23 - Lumo
<p>🔥 Get ready for a brand new episode where we dive deep into the world of a Brazilian indie game studio called Lumo Entertainment with Breno Negreiros, the brilliant mind behind it all! 🎮💥 In this episode, we explore everything from their games 🎮🌟, making great puzzle levels 🧩✨, and putting the player at the center of attention 🕹️🎯. Press play ▶️ and stay tuned! 🎧🤩</p> <p>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1746700/The_Alchemist_Shop_An_Apprentices_Life/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/1746700/The_Alchemist_Shop_An_Apprentices_Life/</a> — Buy The Alchemist Shop: An Apprentice’s Life on Steam.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1793580/Feelings/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/1793580/Feelings/</a> — Wishlist Feelings on Steam.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2052150/A_Broken_Halo/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/2052150/A_Broken_Halo/</a> — Wishlist A Broken Halo on Steam.</li> <li><a href="https://www.lumoentertainment.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.lumoentertainment.com/</a> — The homepage for Lumo Entertainment.</li> <li><a href="https://www.patreon.com/lumoentertainment" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.patreon.com/lumoentertainment</a> — Support Lumo Entertainment on Patreon.</li> <li><a href="https://www.instagram.com/lumo_entertainment" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.instagram.com/lumo_entertainment</a> — Follow Lumo Entertainment on Instagram.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/tfZ35dgfvH" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/tfZ35dgfvH</a> — The Discord server for Lumo Entertainment.</li> <li><a href="https://linktr.ee/lumoentertainment" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://linktr.ee/lumoentertainment</a> — The Linktree page for Lumo Entertainment.</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — The official store page for the physical release of the Red Colony trilogy.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&ndl=1&ignore_preferences=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> — Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Games, Game Engines, and Game Companies</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.madmimic.com/dac" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.madmimic.com/dac</a> — The homepage for Dandy Ace.</li> <li><a href="http://www.rimegame.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.rimegame.com/</a> — The homepage for Rime.</li> <li><a href="http://the-witness.net/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://the-witness.net/</a> — The homepage for The Witness.</li> <li><a href="https://www.supergiantgames.com/games/hades/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.supergiantgames.com/games/hades/</a> — The homepage for Hades.</li> <li><a href="https://nierautomata.square-enix-games.com/switch/en-us/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://nierautomata.square-enix-games.com/switch/en-us/</a> — The homepage for NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition.</li> <li><a href="https://bioshockinfinite.ghoststorygames.com/the-game" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://bioshockinfinite.ghoststorygames.com/the-game</a> — The homepage for Bioshock Infinite.</li> <li><a href="https://elderscrolls.bethesda.net/en/skyrim" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://elderscrolls.bethesda.net/en/skyrim</a> — The homepage for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.</li> <li><a href="https://forspoken.square-enix-games.com/en-us/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://forspoken.square-enix-games.com/en-us/</a> — The homepage for Forspoken.</li> <li><a href="https://www.kongregate.com/games/icylime/omino" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.kongregate.com/games/icylime/omino</a> — The flash game Omino (might not be playable).</li> <li><a href="https://www.guerrilla-games.com/games" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.guerrilla-games.com/games</a> — The homepage for the Horizon homepage.</li> <li><a href="https://www.playstation.com/en-us/uncharted/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.playstation.com/en-us/uncharted/</a> — The homepage for the Uncharted franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://www.thinkwithportals.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.thinkwithportals.com/</a> — The homepage for the Portal franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://www.half-life.com/en/home" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.half-life.com/en/home</a> — The homepage for the Half-Life franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://unity.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://unity.com/</a> — The homepage for the Unity engine.</li> <li><a href="https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US</a> — The homepage for Unreal Engine.</li> <li><a href="https://www.aquiris.com.br/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.aquiris.com.br/</a> — The homepage for Aquiris.</li> <li><a href="https://www.madmimic.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.madmimic.com/</a> — The homepage for Mad Mimic Interactive.</li> </ul> <p>Read the full episode transcription here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-23-lumo-1132a67d632a">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-23-lumo-1132a67d632a</a></p>
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#22 – Gaming Culture
<p>🚨 Get ready for an electrifying 🤯 episode where we dive deep into the exciting world of Rune&#39;s new game 🎮, a fiery 🔥 rant about the weirdness of gaming culture 🤪, and the mysteries of localizing games 🌎. Don&#39;t miss out on this thrilling 😱 episode - tune in now and join the excitement! 🎉</p> <p>Your Hosts and Their Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - The official store page for the physical release of the Red Colony trilogy.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&ndl=1&ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.stardewvalley.net/">https://www.stardewvalley.net/</a> - The homepage for Stardew Valley.</li> <li><a href="https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/eldenring">https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/eldenring</a> - The homepage for Elden Ring.</li> <li><a href="https://www.leagueoflegends.com">https://www.leagueoflegends.com</a> – The homepage for League of Legends.</li> <li><a href="https://www.natsume.com/index.html">https://www.natsume.com/index.html</a> - The homepage for Natsume, the publisher of the Harvest Moon games.</li> <li><a href="https://www.king.com/game/candycrush">https://www.king.com/game/candycrush</a> - The official homepage for Candy Crush.</li> <li><a href="http://www.readyatdawn.com/game-list/the-order.html">http://www.readyatdawn.com/game-list/the-order.html</a> - The homepage for The Order: 1886.</li> <li><a href="https://elderscrolls.bethesda.net/en/morrowind/">https://elderscrolls.bethesda.net/en/morrowind/</a> - The official homepage for The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.</li> <li><a href="https://www.playstation.com/en-us/the-last-of-us/">https://www.playstation.com/en-us/the-last-of-us/</a> - The homepage for The Last of Us franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://lifeisstrange.square-enix-games.com/en-us/">https://lifeisstrange.square-enix-games.com/en-us/</a> - The homepage for the Life is Strange franchise.</li> <li><a href="http://www.farcrygame.com/">http://www.farcrygame.com/</a> - The homepage for the Far Cry franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://na.finalfantasy.com/">https://na.finalfantasy.com/</a> - The homepage for The Final Fantasy franchise.</li> </ul> <p>Learning Resources</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://learn.unity.com/tutorial/arrays-9o">https://learn.unity.com/tutorial/arrays-9o</a> - A tutorial on arrays on Unity Learn.</li> <li><a href="https://learn.unity.com/tutorial/classes-5">https://learn.unity.com/tutorial/classes-5</a> - A tutorial on classes on Unity Learn.</li> </ul> <p>Articles, Videos, and Other Links</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/KindaFunny">https://www.youtube.com/KindaFunny</a> - The Kinda Funny Podcast/YouTube channel.</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoNXfoNcvd0">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoNXfoNcvd0</a> – The documentary “Deadly Games” (in Swedish).</li> <li><a href="https://www.svtplay.se/det-svenska-spelundret">https://www.svtplay.se/det-svenska-spelundret</a> - The documentary “The Swedish Game Wonder” (only available in Sweden).</li> <li><a href="https://www.metacritic.com/">https://www.metacritic.com/</a> - The homepage for Metacritic.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E3">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E3</a> - The Wikipedia page for E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo)</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuhei_Yoshida">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuhei_Yoshida</a> - The Wikipedia page for Shuhei Yoshida.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Watanabe">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Watanabe</a> - The Wikipedia page for Ken Watanabe.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Chan">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Chan</a> - The Wikipedia page for Jackie Chan.</li> <li><a href="https://omgivenavidioter.se/">https://omgivenavidioter.se/</a> - The homepage for the book “Surrounded by Idiots” (in Swedish).</li> </ul> <p>Read the full episode transcription here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-22-gaming-culture-5310c744e143">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-22-gaming-culture-5310c744e143</a></p>
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#21 - 3D Art
<p>Get ready to level up your art skills with this week&#39;s thrilling episode as we dive into the fascinating world of 3D art in games, with a special guest who knows all about it: Valeriya Jasim, a talented game art student at FutureGames.</p> <p>Discover what it takes to get into the school and get a sneak peek into the daily life of a game art student, from mastering the software to honing your creative skills, you don’t want to miss a moment of this exciting conversation!</p> <p>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Art and Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.artstation.com/valejas" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.artstation.com/valejas</a> — Valeriya’s ArtStation profile.</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> — The official store page for the physical release of the Red Colony trilogy.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> — The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&ndl=1&ignore_preferences=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> — Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> — Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/247660/Deadly_Premonition_The_Directors_Cut/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/247660/Deadly_Premonition_The_Directors_Cut/</a> — The Steam store page for Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1271100/Deadly_Premonition_2_A_Blessing_in_Disguise/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://store.steampowered.com/app/1271100/Deadly_Premonition_2_A_Blessing_in_Disguise/</a> — The Steam store page for Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise.</li> <li><a href="https://ffvii-remake.square-enix-games.com/en-us" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://ffvii-remake.square-enix-games.com/en-us</a> — The homepage for Final Fantasy VII Remake.</li> <li><a href="https://www.playstation.com/en-us/the-last-of-us/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.playstation.com/en-us/the-last-of-us/</a> — The homepage for The Last of Us.</li> <li><a href="https://www.fortnite.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.fortnite.com/</a> — The homepage for Fortnite.</li> <li><a href="https://www.minecraft.net/en-us" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.minecraft.net/en-us</a> — The homepage for Minecraft.</li> <li><a href="https://overwatch.blizzard.com/en-us/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://overwatch.blizzard.com/en-us/</a> — The homepage for Overwatch.</li> <li><a href="https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4</a> — The homepage for The Sims 4.</li> <li><a href="https://www.mortalkombat.com/en-us" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.mortalkombat.com/en-us</a> — The homepage for the Mortal Kombat franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda:_The_Wind_Waker" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda:_The_Wind_Waker</a> — The Wikipedia page for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.</li> </ul> <p>Resources for Making Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://futuregames.se/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://futuregames.se/</a> — The homepage for FutureGames.</li> <li><a href="https://cmeducations.se/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://cmeducations.se/</a> — The homepage for Gamechanger Educations (in Swedish).</li> <li><a href="https://conceptartempire.com/uv-mapping-unwrapping/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://conceptartempire.com/uv-mapping-unwrapping/</a> — An article describing what UV Unwrapping is.</li> <li><a href="https://www.autodesk.com/products/maya/overview" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.autodesk.com/products/maya/overview</a> — The homepage for Autodesk Maya.</li> <li><a href="https://www.blender.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.blender.org/</a> — The homepage for Blender.</li> <li><a href="https://www.maxon.net/en/zbrush" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.maxon.net/en/zbrush</a> — The homepage for ZBrush.</li> <li><a href="https://www.adobe.com/products/substance3d-painter.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.adobe.com/products/substance3d-painter.html</a> — The homepage for Substance 3D Painter.</li> <li><a href="https://www.udemy.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.udemy.com/</a> — The homepage for Udemy.</li> <li><a href="https://www.skillshare.com/en/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.skillshare.com/en/</a> — The homepage for Skillshare.</li> </ul> <p>A Meme, a Video, and an Article</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://i.imgur.com/Iyvk6kU.jpg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://i.imgur.com/Iyvk6kU.jpg</a> — A meme about how to become an artist.</li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/AaqcTsfu3U8" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://youtu.be/AaqcTsfu3U8</a> — A video comparing all the movie tie-in Harry Potter games.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Piece" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Piece</a> — The Wikipedia page for One Piece.</li> </ul> <p>Read the full episode transcription here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-21-3d-art-f2729c0ffbd7">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-21-3d-art-f2729c0ffbd7</a></p>
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#20 - Semble
<p>In this episode, we interview Nils Westgårdh and discuss everything from what ⁠Semble⁠ is, to networking and marketing, the challenges of making games, and more!</p> <p>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.semble.gg/">https://www.semble.gg/</a>- a community and talent marketplace for the game industry.</li> <li><a href="https://www.semble.gg/profile/Nils">https://www.semble.gg/profile/Nils</a> - Nils Westgårdh’s profile page on Semble.</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - The official store page for the physical release of the Red Colony trilogy.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&ndl=1&ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Recommended Episodes</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://open.spotify.com/episode/00xLP3MCouMsS5Y307lNeR?si=85ef8530ef434ec9">https://open.spotify.com/episode/00xLP3MCouMsS5Y307lNeR?si=85ef8530ef434ec9</a> – Episode #15 with Jenny from Game Boost.</li> </ul> <p>Games and Studios</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/730/CounterStrike_Global_Offensive/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/730/CounterStrike_Global_Offensive/</a> - The Steam store page for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.</li> <li><a href="https://pubg.com/en-na">https://pubg.com/en-na</a> - The homepage for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS.</li> <li><a href="https://hearthstone.blizzard.com/en-us">https://hearthstone.blizzard.com/en-us</a> - The homepage for Hearthstone.</li> <li><a href="https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Destiny/Buy">https://www.bungie.net/7/en/Destiny/Buy</a>- The homepage for Destiny 2.</li> <li><a href="https://magic.wizards.com/en">https://magic.wizards.com/en</a> - The homepage for Magic: The Gathering.</li> <li><a href="https://worldofwarcraft.blizzard.com/en-us/">https://worldofwarcraft.blizzard.com/en-us/</a> - The homepage for World of Warcraft.</li> <li><a href="https://nexters.com/en/hero-wars">https://nexters.com/en/hero-wars</a> - The homepage for Hero Wars, the game that frustrates Rune.</li> <li><a href="https://www.callofduty.com/">https://www.callofduty.com/</a> - The homepage for the Call of Duty franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warcraft_II:_Tides_of_Darkness">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warcraft_II:_Tides_of_Darkness</a> - The Wikipedia page for Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness.</li> <li><a href="http://www.turborilla.com/">http://www.turborilla.com/</a> - The homepage for Turborilla.</li> <li><a href="https://www.stunlock.com/">https://www.stunlock.com/</a> - The homepage for Stunlock Studios.</li> </ul> <p>Videos and Articles</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwsl8P2JwA8">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwsl8P2JwA8</a> - A funny commercial for Dead Island 2, featuring a jogger.</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUG9qYTJMsI">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUG9qYTJMsI</a> - The classic Dollar Shave Club commercial, “Our Blades Are F***ing Great”.</li> <li><a href="https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/leeroy-jenkins">https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/leeroy-jenkins</a> - The Know Your Meme page for Leeroy Jenkins.</li> <li><a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt21106134/">https://www.imdb.com/title/tt21106134/</a> - The IMDB page for the ICA commercials.</li> </ul> <p>Read the full episode transcription here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-20-semble-26c4ad473384" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferer">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-20-semble-26c4ad473384</a></p>
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#19 – Level Design
<p>How do you design a good level? What is affordance? How does movement affect level design? Join us for a thrilling discussion with Tobias Karlsson, a level design researcher and game developer at Pieces Interactive.</p> <p>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.piecesinteractive.se/">https://www.piecesinteractive.se/</a> - The homepage for Pieces Interactive.</li> <li><a href="https://aloneinthedark.thqnordic.com/">https://aloneinthedark.thqnordic.com/</a> - The homepage for the new Alone in the Dark game.</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - The official store page for the physical release of the Red Colony trilogy.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&ndl=1&ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Read the full description and transcription here: <a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/house-of-games-episode-19-level-design-93e22324a260">https://ottowretling.medium.com/house-of-games-episode-19-level-design-93e22324a260</a></p>
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#18 – RISE
<p>This week we have an interesting discussion with Gabriella Kalteneckar and Björn Flintberg from RISE GameNode, hosts of the podcast “Spelfokus”. Join us for an interesting discussion about the games industry and its future!</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Guests, and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.ri.se/en">https://www.ri.se/en</a> - The homepage for RISE, the Research Institutes of Sweden.</li> <li><a href="https://www.ri.se/en/what-we-do/test-demo/rise-gamenode">https://www.ri.se/en/what-we-do/test-demo/rise-gamenode</a> - The homepage for RISE’s GameNode, a virtual test and demo environment for the gaming industry.</li> <li><a href="https://rss.com/podcasts/spelfokus/">https://rss.com/podcasts/spelfokus/</a> - The homepage for the Gabriella’s and Björn’s podcast, “Spelfokus” (in Swedish).</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - The official store page for the physical release of the Red Colony trilogy.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&ndl=1&ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <h1>Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.valheimgame.com/">https://www.valheimgame.com/</a> - The homepage for Valheim.</li> <li><a href="https://playvrising.com/">https://playvrising.com/</a> - The homepage for V Rising.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_2">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_2</a> - The Wikipedia page for Battlefield 2.</li> </ul> <h1>Game Clusters</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://arcticgame.se/">https://arcticgame.se/</a> - The homepage for Arctic Game, a game cluster focused on northern Sweden.</li> <li><a href="https://swedengamearena.com/en/">https://swedengamearena.com/en/</a> - The homepage for Sweden Game Arena, a game cluster focused on Västra Götaland and the city of Skövde.</li> <li><a href="https://www.gamehabitat.se/">https://www.gamehabitat.se/</a> - The homepage for Game Habitat, a game cluster focused on southern Sweden.</li> </ul> <h1>Articles and Other Links</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eenGT78QIJs17m9OLzHVQ?si=9744e30ce0eb4bfd">https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eenGT78QIJs17m9OLzHVQ?si=9744e30ce0eb4bfd</a> – Our episode about The Fine Arc.</li> <li><a href="https://www.gamescom-cologne.com/">https://www.gamescom-cologne.com/</a> - The homepage for Gamescom, a trade show for the games industry.</li> <li><a href="https://dataspelsbranschen.se/news/2023/2/1/new-report-sweden-needs-25000-game-developers-next-ten-years">https://dataspelsbranschen.se/news/2023/2/1/new-report-sweden-needs-25000-game-developers-next-ten-years</a> - The industry report “Talent, Education and the Art of Making Games”, by the Swedish Games Industry.</li> <li><a href="https://dataspelsbranschen.se/english">https://dataspelsbranschen.se/english</a> - The homepage for the Swedish Games Industry.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_Sharp_(programming_language)">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_Sharp_(programming_language)</a> – The Wikipedia page for the C# programming language.</li> </ul> <p>Read the full description and transcription of this episode here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-18-rise-80f91a7b4ead">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-18-rise-80f91a7b4ead</a></p>
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#17 – Projects
<p>Welcome to the ultimate guide for how to turn something from an idea into a success story. Together with our guest Paul Alvarado Mendoza, we talk about product management, customer journeys, why God of War Ragnarök completely ruins puzzles, and so much more!</p> <p>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulits/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulits/</a> - Paul’s LinkedIn page.</li> <li><a href="https://gamefound.com/projects/von-braus-publishing-ab/league-of-dungeoneers-expansion-and-2nd-print">https://gamefound.com/projects/von-braus-publishing-ab/league-of-dungeoneers-expansion-and-2nd-print</a> - The homepage for the League of Dungeoneers Expansion and 2nd print.</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - The official store page for the physical release of the Red Colony trilogy.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&ndl=1&ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Games</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://pokemongolive.com/?hl=en">https://pokemongolive.com/?hl=en</a> – The homepage for Pokémon GO.</li> <li><a href="https://www.playstation.com/en-us/god-of-war/">https://www.playstation.com/en-us/god-of-war/</a> - The homepage for the God of War franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://mario.nintendo.com/">https://mario.nintendo.com/</a> - The homepage for the Super Mario franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://www.zelda.com/">https://www.zelda.com/</a> - The homepage for The Legend of Zelda franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://www.half-life.com/en/home">https://www.half-life.com/en/home</a> - The homepage for the Half-Life franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://www.playstation.com/en-us/uncharted/">https://www.playstation.com/en-us/uncharted/</a> - The homepage for the Uncharted franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horizon_(video_game_series)">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horizon_(video_game_series)</a> – The Wikipedia page for the Horizon franchise.</li> </ul> <p>Space Agencies</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.spacex.com/">https://www.spacex.com/</a> - The homepage for SpaceX.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nasa.gov/">https://www.nasa.gov/</a> - The homepage for NASA.</li> <li><a href="https://global.jaxa.jp/">https://global.jaxa.jp/</a> - The homepage for JAXA.</li> <li><a href="https://www.esa.int/">https://www.esa.int/</a> - The homepage for The European Space Agency.</li> </ul>
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#16 – Story and Open World
<p>Welcome to the intellectual battle of the century! This week, we have the honour to debate the importance of story in games, and whether open world games are better than linear ones with a very special guest – Otto’s brother Anton. Who do you agree with?</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - The official store page for the physical release of the Red Colony trilogy.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&ndl=1&ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Read the full description for this episode, including games and articles mentioned in the episode, here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-16-story-and-open-world-5a0efb51fc04">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-16-story-and-open-world-5a0efb51fc04</a></p>
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#15 – Game Boost
<p>This week you can listen to a fascinating conversation with Jenny Österlund, the founder of Game Boost. In the episode, we talk about how to elevate your career, current trends in the market, and Jenny’s own story of getting into the industry.</p> <p>Your Hosts and Guest</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.gameboost.se/">https://www.gameboost.se/</a> - The homepage for Game Boost.</li> <li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenny-%C3%B6sterlund/">https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenny-%C3%B6sterlund/</a> - Jenny’s LinkedIn profile.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/vmm9zXwMgG">https://discord.gg/vmm9zXwMgG</a> - The Discord server for Game Boost.</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - The official store page for the physical release of the Red Colony trilogy.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&ndl=1&ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Read the full description for this episode, including games and articles mentioned in the episode, here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-15-game-boost-3cfb204c6cb2">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-15-game-boost-3cfb204c6cb2</a></p>
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#14 – Publishers
<p>What does a publisher do? How do you pitch a game to a publisher? What do they do for you, and what do you give up in return? Hear all about it on this week’s episode of House of Games!</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/StrictlyDave">https://twitter.com/StrictlyDave</a> - Dave’s Twitter profile.</li> <li><a href="https://www.strictlylimitedgames.com/">https://www.strictlylimitedgames.com/</a> - The homepage for Strictly Limited Games.</li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/thefinearc">https://twitter.com/thefinearc</a> - The Fine Arc’s Twitter profile.</li> <li><a href="http://thefinearc.com/">http://thefinearc.com/</a> - The homepage for Fine Arc.</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - The official store page for the physical release of the Red Colony trilogy.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&ndl=1&ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <h1>Games, Publishers, and Other Links</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LTtr45y7P0">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LTtr45y7P0</a> – The GDC talk “30 Things I Hate About Your Game Pitch” by Brian Upton.</li> <li><a href="https://www.famitsu.com/games/t/41920/">https://www.famitsu.com/games/t/41920/</a> - The Famitsu page for Rune’s game Red Colony (in Japanese).</li> <li><a href="https://www.pcgamesinsider.biz/news/67149/pay-to-win-mechanics-popular-in-china-but-the-west-is-not-on-board/">https://www.pcgamesinsider.biz/news/67149/pay-to-win-mechanics-popular-in-china-but-the-west-is-not-on-board/</a> - An article about the popularity of pay-to-win in the Chinese gaming market.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famitsu">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famitsu</a> - The Wikipedia page for Famitsu, a video game magazine.</li> <li><a href="http://pixeljunk.jp/index.php">http://pixeljunk.jp/index.php</a> - The homepage for the PixelJunk franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://www.shinyuden.com/">https://www.shinyuden.com/</a> - The homepage for the publisher Shinyuden.</li> <li><a href="https://www.eastasiasoft.com/">https://www.eastasiasoft.com/</a> - The homepage for the publisher eastastiasoft.</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/">https://www.play-asia.com/</a> - The homepage for the game retailer playasia.</li> <li><a href="https://tgs.tca.org.tw/index_2c_e.php">https://tgs.tca.org.tw/index_2c_e.php</a> - The homepage for the Taipei Game Show.</li> </ul>
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#13 - Switch Heads
<p>We know him as Kevin, you know him as “Switch Heads”. On this week’s episode of House of Games, we Interview an influencer focused on video games and reviews and let him tell his story.</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/c/switchheads">https://www.youtube.com/c/switchheads</a> - Switch Heads’ YouTube Channel.</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&amp;redir_token=QUFFLUhqbktuaERERWh3Tmlqc3d0dlItMC14bEs5b1hpZ3xBQ3Jtc0tuZkNxdGZmS0tsbG9RVEUxUjl4U0ZrY0VTTldOdDBGRVV6ZEZqUlpBcVFDdXJpV0EtRzRmbHBXWmROVldHU01PeUlES2lyT1lZa2JBUGY4Qy11d3kxZ3BwTHFOc3FnZzZaU1FJVGtPNjh3MGtiSkJ2cw&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fdiscord.gg%2FmBfHJFmZXw&amp;v=HKfXw8OfxE0" target="_blank">https://discord.gg/mBfHJFmZXw</a> - Switch Heads’ Discord community.</li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/SwitchHeads">https://twitter.com/SwitchHeads</a> - Switch Heads’ Twitter profile.</li> <li><a href="mailto:switchheads@gmail.com">switchheads@gmail.com</a> - Switch Heads’ email address.</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - The official store page for the physical release of the Red Colony trilogy.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Read the full description for this episode, including games and articles mentioned in the episode, here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-13-switch-heads-3d712a06b33e">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-13-switch-heads-3d712a06b33e</a></p>
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#12 - Freedom
<p>What are the pros and cons of open source for the games industry? What are copyright trolls, and should you fear them? Should support for mods be implemented in your video game? All this, and even more discussion about freedom in the games industry – only in the <strong>House of Games</strong>!</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - The official store page for the physical release of the Red Colony trilogy.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Read the full description for this episode, including games and articles mentioned in the episode, here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-12-freedom-f06a941ae8c3">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-12-freedom-f06a941ae8c3</a></p>
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#11 - Mulle Meck
<p>The story about Mulle Meck turns 30 years old this year, and a new game is in development for the first time in a long time. Tune in to this week’s episode to hear Simon Bergqvist and Anna Frew from Shaping Games discuss the new game and what to expect!</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="http://eepurl.com/h31Y0L">http://eepurl.com/h31Y0L</a> - The signup link for the Mulle Meck Reboot newsletter.</li> <li><a href="https://shapinggames.com/">https://shapinggames.com/</a> - The homepage for Shaping Games.</li> <li><a href="mailto:contact@shapinggames.com">contact@shapinggames.com</a> – The email address for sending in Mulle Meck fan art.</li> <li><a href="https://tossvr.com/">https://tossvr.com/</a> - The homepage for the game “TOSS!🍌”.</li> <li><a href="https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh">https://www.play-asia.com/red-colony-trilogy/13/70fmjh</a> - The official store page for the physical release of the Red Colony trilogy.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Read the full description for this episode, including a full transcription as well as games and articles mentioned in the episode, here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-11-mulle-meck-a36da78e390b">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-11-mulle-meck-a36da78e390b</a></p>
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#10 - AI
<p>Some long for it, others dread it – this week we talk about AI and its effect on game development and the world.<br> <br> *The making of this episode has not replaced any human jobs with robots*</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> <li><a href="https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/cEiXLoQEsxb">https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/cEiXLoQEsxb</a>- The episode where we interviewed Daniel Olofsson from The Fine Arc and discussed learning game development from scratch vs. using the latest tools available.</li> </ul> <p>Read the full description for this episode, including games and articles mentioned in the episode here: <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-10-ai-82d95178afb9">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-10-ai-82d95178afb9</a></p>
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#9 - Culture
<p>How does culture influence the visual style of games? Is it reasonable that some video games should be censored? What is the difference between developing a game for a Japanese audience vs. a Swedish one?</p> <p>Join us as we discuss how culture relates to gameplay, censorship, UX, style, and work culture in the video games industry.</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam store page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a> - Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/WQghVNDJ">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Read the full description for this episode, including games and articles mentioned in the episode here:<br> <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-9-culture-65cfcff0ac78">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-9-culture-65cfcff0ac78</a></p>
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#8 – Crunch & Stats
<p>Is crunch in the video games industry a real problem or not? What do you use a test kit for? What is a debug menu, and why does your game need one? – All this and more, on this week’s episode of House of Games!</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/knifeboy-rebooted-switch/</a> - The Nintendo Switch store page for KnifeBoy Rebooted.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/1799590/Red_Colony_3_Uncensored/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/1799590/Red_Colony_3_Uncensored/</a>- The Steam store page for Red Colony 3 Uncensored.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s Steam page.</li> <li><a href="https://theeliteinstitute.net/2022/12/26/the-elite-goty-awards-2022/">https://theeliteinstitute.net/2022/12/26/the-elite-goty-awards-2022/</a>- The Elite Institute’s GOTY Awards 2022, where KnifeBoy Rebooted won the “Biggest Improvement Over a Previous Title” award.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1">https://ottowretling.medium.com/list/our-first-game-175f8c8b7ce1</a>- Otto’s blog about the development of “Tulip Craze”.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <h1>Other Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.minecraft.net/en-us">https://www.minecraft.net/en-us</a> - The homepage for the game Minecraft.</li> <li><a href="https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/xenoblade-chronicles-definitive-edition-switch/">https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/xenoblade-chronicles-definitive-edition-switch/</a>- The Nintendo store page for Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/214510/LEGO_The_Lord_of_the_Rings/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/214510/LEGO_The_Lord_of_the_Rings/</a>- The Steam store page for LEGO Lord of the Rings.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/sub/53403/">https://store.steampowered.com/sub/53403/</a>- The Steam store page for the LEGO Batman Trilogy.</li> </ul> <h1>Articles, and Other Links</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania</a>- The Wikipedia page for the phenomenon “Tulip Mania”.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procedural_generation">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procedural_generation</a>- The Wikipedia page for procedural generation.</li> <li><a href="https://www.eurogamer.net/digitalfoundry-2017-life-of-black-tiger-is-the-worst-ps4-game-weve-ever-played">https://www.eurogamer.net/digitalfoundry-2017-life-of-black-tiger-is-the-worst-ps4-game-weve-ever-played</a>- An article detailing the issues with the game “Life of Black Tiger”.</li> <li><a href="https://spoti.fi/JoeRoganExperience">https://spoti.fi/JoeRoganExperience</a>- The Spotify page for “The Joe Rogan Experience”.</li> </ul>
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#6 - The Fine Arc
<p>What do game development, medtech, youth centers and a theory to explain the lack of aliens have in common? Listen to our interview with Daniel Olofsson from The Fine Arc to find out!</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="http://thefinearc.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">http://thefinearc.com/</a> — The homepage for The Fine Arc.</li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/thefinearc" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/thefinearc</a> — The Twitter account for The Fine Arc.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/543740/Medieval_Story/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://store.steampowered.com/app/543740/Medieval_Story/</a> — The Steam page for Medieval Story, one of Daniel’s first games.</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvlEwJw7iiQ" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvlEwJw7iiQ</a> — Gameplay footage from Rymdraket, Daniel’s first game.</li> <li><a href="http://www.oddgames.com/rymdraket/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">http://www.oddgames.com/rymdraket/</a> — The homepage for Rymdraket.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> — Rune’s Steam page.</li> <li><a href="https://ottowretling.medium.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://ottowretling.medium.com/</a> — Otto’s blog.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> — The discord server for Game Hub Umeå.</li> </ul> <p>Read the full description for this episode, including links and articles mentioned in the episode here:<br> <a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-6-b8cb84f1e72">https://medium.com/@ottowretling/house-of-games-episode-6-b8cb84f1e72</a></p>
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Trailer - Interview With Shaping Games About the New Mulle Meck Game
<p>We interviewed Anna Frew and Simon Bergqvist from Shaping Games about the new Mulle Meck game they are working on, stay tuned for when the episode comes out in March!<br> <br> Until then, you can meet them in person, along with the author of Mulle Meck, George Johansson, and the illustrator Jens Ahlbom at the eCarExpo at Friends Arena in Stockholm February 3rd - 5th 2023 as they release their latest book in the series; "Mulle Meck Builds an Electric Car".<br> <a href="https://lnkd.in/dXHicxZw">https://lnkd.in/dXHicxZw</a><br> <br> Lastly, don't forget to show your new support for the game by subscribing to the official newsletter for the latest updates about the game as it is being developed; <a href="https://lnkd.in/dZWY-B5S">https://lnkd.in/dZWY-B5S</a></p>
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#5 – Game Jam
<p>A game jam is an event where the participants try and make a game from scratch, finish it, and then release it in a single weekend.</p> <p>In this episode, you will hear both the ups and downs of making a small game in a very short amount of time and things to think about if you are curious to join a game jam or host your own event, and most importantly: why you should join a game jam!</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Guests, and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://itch.io/jam/all-hallows-game-jam/entries">https://itch.io/jam/all-hallows-game-jam/entries</a> - The itch.io page for the “All Hallows' Game Jam”, where you can find all submissions to the game jam.</li> <li><a href="https://itch.io/jam/all-hallows-game-jam/rate/1779975">https://itch.io/jam/all-hallows-game-jam/rate/1779975</a> - “Bedmonster”, the game that Alex’s team created.</li> <li><a href="https://itch.io/jam/all-hallows-game-jam/rate/1780037">https://itch.io/jam/all-hallows-game-jam/rate/1780037</a> - “Drive or Die - Midnight Zombie Taxi”, the game that Per’s team created.</li> <li><a href="http://thefinearc.com/">http://thefinearc.com/</a> - The company that Per started together with Daniel Olofsson.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s steam page.</li> <li><a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling">https://medium.com/@ottowretling</a> – Otto’s blog.</li> </ul> <h1>Other Games and Other Links</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://unity.com/">https://unity.com/</a> - The Unity game engine.</li> <li><a href="https://unity.com/features/probuilder">https://unity.com/features/probuilder</a> - The homepage for Unity Probuilder, a feature for level design in the Unity game engine.</li> <li><a href="https://www.blender.org/">https://www.blender.org/</a> - Blender, a tool for 3D modeling.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockula">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockula</a> - The folklore of “Blåkulla”, where witches would steal children to, and party with the devil.</li> <li><a href="https://github.com/">https://github.com/</a> - GitHub, a platform for building software and collaborating.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_Taxi">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_Taxi</a> - The Wikipedia page for the “Crazy Taxi” franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://www.newgrounds.com/">https://www.newgrounds.com/</a> - Newgrounds, a website that hosts browser games and animations, among other things.</li> <li><a href="https://www.fmod.com/">https://www.fmod.com/</a> - FMOD, a sound effects engine.</li> </ul>
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#4 - Conforming Ideas
<p>This time, Otto and Rune discuss the testing process for their games in development, whether you should make creative decisions to satisfy your audience or stick to your own creative vision, and the future of video game art and innovation.</p> <h1>Your Hosts</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> - The game KnifeBoy, by Rune.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> - The Red Colony trilogy, by Rune.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s steam page.</li> <li><a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling">https://medium.com/@ottowretling</a> – Otto’s blog.</li> </ul> <h1>Games and Other Links</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://asciicker.com/">https://asciicker.com/</a> - The homepage for ASCIICKER, a 3D browser game rendered completely with text.</li> <li><a href="https://www.factorio.com/">https://www.factorio.com/</a> - The homepage for the game Factorio.</li> <li><a href="https://www.ea.com/games/harry-potter">https://www.ea.com/games/harry-potter</a> - The homepage for the Harry Potter games on PC.</li> <li><a href="https://www.playstation.com/en-us/the-last-of-us/">https://www.playstation.com/en-us/the-last-of-us/</a> - The homepage for The Last of Us games.</li> <li><a href="https://www.playstation.com/en-us/god-of-war/">https://www.playstation.com/en-us/god-of-war/</a> - The homepage for the God of War franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://www.crytek.com/games/crysis">https://www.crytek.com/games/crysis</a> - The homepage for the game Crysis.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breath_of_Fire_III">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breath_of_Fire_III</a> - Breath of Fire III Wikipedia page.</li> <li><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/matrix/comments/q2xefs/batteries_not_processors/">https://www.reddit.com/r/matrix/comments/q2xefs/batteries_not_processors/</a> - Discussion on the “battery or processor” theory in The Matrix.</li> <li><a href="https://www.cbr.com/jurassic-world-nearly-featured-human-dinosaur-hybrids/">https://www.cbr.com/jurassic-world-nearly-featured-human-dinosaur-hybrids/</a> - “Before Jurassic World, the Franchise Nearly Featured Human-Dinosaur Hybrids”.</li> <li><a href="https://sea.ign.com/elden-ring/184231/news/fromsoftware-shouldnt-feel-pressured-to-add-an-easy-mode-in-their-games">https://sea.ign.com/elden-ring/184231/news/fromsoftware-shouldnt-feel-pressured-to-add-an-easy-mode-in-their-games</a> - An article attacking the idea of an “easy mode” in the Souls franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://open.spotify.com/episode/2jFu0fN09rL5KnUGMCu6xH?si=bf5dabe3beed4b02">https://open.spotify.com/episode/2jFu0fN09rL5KnUGMCu6xH?si=bf5dabe3beed4b02</a> – [In Swedish] Josef Fares tells the story of transitioning from being a movie director to starting his own game studio.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Persistence_of_Memory">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Persistence_of_Memory</a> - The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí (the painting with melting clocks).</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dXOVze5hRk&amp;list=PLiB-by5UlBGahp40kLH5e9xlCdAZtgpmz">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dXOVze5hRk&amp;list=PLiB-by5UlBGahp40kLH5e9xlCdAZtgpmz</a> - “Minecraft - Race to The Moon” video series.</li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_duck_debugging">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_duck_debugging</a> - The Wikipedia page for Rubber duck debugging.</li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/tffX3VljTtI">https://youtu.be/tffX3VljTtI</a> - Classic Game Postmortem: Deus Ex, GDC talk by Warren Spector</li>
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#3 - Optimism or Pessimism
<p>Welcome back to the house of games!</p> <p>In this episode, we debate the future of the video games industry and whether there is cause for optimism or pessimism, if you need a publisher to be successful, and more...</p> <h1>Your Hosts</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://i.imgur.com/nXXGNoJ.jpg">https://i.imgur.com/nXXGNoJ.jpg</a> - “Matrix Pension” by Rune.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/">https://store.steampowered.com/app/889130/KnifeBoy_Rebooted/</a> - KnifeBoy</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/">https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/24596/Red_Colony_Uncensored_Threesome_Bundle/</a> - The Red Colony trilogy.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a> - Rune’s steam page.</li> <li><a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling">https://medium.com/@ottowretling</a> – Otto’s blog.</li> </ul> <h1>Games and Other Links</h1> <ul> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/kjyeCdd-dl8">https://youtu.be/kjyeCdd-dl8</a> - A breakdown of Bethesda Game Studios’ fiasco with Fallout 76.</li> <li><a href="https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/horse-armor">https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/horse-armor</a> - The horse armor DLC for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.</li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/y2cKUzMjxcY">https://youtu.be/y2cKUzMjxcY</a> - A breakdown of CD PROJEKT RED’s fiasco with Cyberpunk 2077.</li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/DTvBgmNL-p0">https://youtu.be/DTvBgmNL-p0</a> - Making Games That Stand Out and Survive, GDC talk by Nick Popovich.</li> <li><a href="https://www.slimerancher.com/">https://www.slimerancher.com/</a> - The homepage for Slime Rancher.</li> <li><a href="https://www.ea.com/games/alice">https://www.ea.com/games/alice</a> - The homepage for American McGee's games inspired by Alice in Wonderland.</li> <li><a href="https://en.bandainamcoent.eu/elden-ring/elden-ring">https://en.bandainamcoent.eu/elden-ring/elden-ring</a> - The homepage for Elden Ring.</li> <li><a href="https://www.rockstargames.com/games?franchise=grand-theft-auto">https://www.rockstargames.com/games?franchise=grand-theft-auto</a> – The homepage for the Grand Theft Auto franchise.</li> <li><a href="https://www.saintsrow.com/">https://www.saintsrow.com/</a> - The homepage for the Saints Row franchise.</li> </ul>
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#2 - Haste-Miner 2
<h1>The Show</h1> <p>Join us for our second episode where we interview Hannes(Seyloj), the creator Haste-Miner 2. In the episode, we discuss topics such as the development process of Haste-Miner 2, bug testing, releasing a game on Steam, the effect of influencers on game sales, monetization and interacting with fans, among other things.</p> <h1>Your Hosts and Guest, and Their Games</h1> <ul> <li>https://linktr.ee/seyloj - A collection of links to Hannes’ social media profiles.</li> <li>https://store.steampowered.com/app/2113580/HasteMiner_2/ - Haste-Miner 2 on Steam.</li> <li>https://www.crazygames.com/game/haste-miner-3-eternamine - “Haste-Miner 3: Eternamine”, Hannes’ newest game that he has released since recording this episode.</li> <li>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jisSBJpekb8 - Angory Tom’s video about Haste-Miner 2.</li> <li>https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1 - Rune’s steam page.</li> <li>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T-LIPXfFyk - “This Game Just Mogged Elden Ring for GOTY | Red Colony 3 Ending” by Yippee Ki Yay Mr Falcon.</li> <li>https://youtu.be/KZpAfrtglTc?t=2873 - Kinda Funny Games Showcase 2018, featuring Rune’s game Knifeboy.</li> <li>https://medium.com/@ottowretling – Otto’s blog.</li> </ul> <h1>Games and Other Links</h1> <ul> <li>https://ecrettmusic.com/ - ecrett, an AI tool for creating music.</li> <li>https://thunderfulgames.com/games/steamworld-dig/ - The homepage for SteamWorld Dig.</li> <li>http://supermotherload.com/ - The homepage for Super Motherload.</li> <li>https://terraria.org/ - The homepage for Terraria.</li> <li>https://www.minecraft.net/en-us - The homepage for Minecraft.</li> <li>https://www.teamfortress.com/ - The homepage for Team Fortress 2. <ul> <li>https://twitter.com/TeamFortress/status/1529970640224018433 - The official Team Fortress 2’s twitter response to #savetf2.</li> <li>https://store.steampowered.com/app/225840/Sven_Coop/ - The Steam page for Sven Coop.</li> <li>https://www.crowbarcollective.com/games/black-mesa - The homepage for Black Mesa.</li> <li>https://undertale.com/ - The homepage for Undertale.</li> <li>https://oldschool.runescape.com/ - The homepage for Old School RuneScape.</li> <li>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_Dot_Game_Heroes - The Wikipedia page for “3D Dot Game Heroes”, published by FromSoftware.</li> <li>https://en.bandainamcoent.eu/elden-ring/elden-ring - The homepage for Elden Ring.</li> <li>https://www.playstation.com/en-us/games/demons-souls/ - The homepage for Demon's Souls.</li> <li>https://grandiahd.com/en/- The homepage for Grandia HD Collection.</li> <li>https://stray.game/ - The homepage for “Stray”, the cat game.</li> </ul> </li> </ul>
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#1 - What Is Game Hub Umeå?
<p>Welcome to our very first episode with your hosts Otto and Rune as well as our first guest Stefan Eriksson, the community manager for Game Hub Umeå.<br> In this episode, we talk about what Game Hub Umeå is, and where it’s headed, crunch in the video games industry, incubators and what they can do for game developers, and more!</p> <p> Related Links:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://gamehubumea.se/">https://gamehubumea.se/</a> - The website for Game Hub Umeå.</li> <li><a href="https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP">https://discord.gg/mYM72SQ9CP</a> - The discord server for Game Hub Umeå, where all the magic happens!</li> <li><a href="https://medium.com/@ottowretling">https://medium.com/@ottowretling</a> – Otto’s blog.</li> <li><a href="https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&ndl=1&ignore_preferences=1">https://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=RunicCodes&amp;ndl=1&amp;ignore_preferences=1</a>- Rune’s steam page.</li> <li><a href="https://store.speedtree.com/">https://store.speedtree.com/</a> - A tool for creating procedurally generated trees for game development.</li> <li><a href="https://futuregames.se/">https://futuregames.se/</a> - A vocational school for game development.</li> <li><a href="https://expressionumea.se/en/">https://expressionumea.se/en/</a> - An incubator for the creative industries located in Umeå.</li> <li><a href="https://expressionumea.se/en/program/express/">https://expressionumea.se/en/program/express/</a>- eXpression’s pre-incubation program.</li> </ul>
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