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Make the Game with Matt Hackett

Make the Game with Matt Hackett

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Learn to make and sell indie games with Matt Hackett, author of How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself.
40 Episodes
Let's make big games! I just launched an advanced guide for indie game developers who are ready for the next level. Let's talk all about it. Show notes How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself Making Big Indie Games Super Hackett Bros --- Send in a voice message:
Learn Steam game marketing from expert Chris Zukowski! Find resources & more: 0:00 Intro 0:15 Critical Steam dev marketing advice 1:51 Reliable Steam dev strategies 3:38 Translating your page 6:28 Interest-first dev 9:48 Outro --- Send in a voice message:
Join me on today's Make the Game as we talk going solo with Luke Muscat, designer of mobile hits Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. Luke's fascinating journey through games includes going from leadership roles to learning programming & art. Particularly fascinating to me is Luke's usage of YouTube to prove prototypes before committing fully to a concept. Join 10,000+ subscribers on Luke's YouTube channel: More episode links and resources right here: --- Send in a voice message:
Come hang out with me and  @ThomasStewartDev  on today's Make the Game! We're talking about indie game dev, video creation, and how to balance these complicated things. 0:00 Intro 1:16 Game dev book 4:08 Monetized GOT 5:36 Consumer VS creator 7:24 YouTube tips 8:44 Delivering on promises 11:15 Game dev tiers 14:21 Work/life balance 18:50 Tanks, but No Tanks 21:57 Outro --- Send in a voice message:
How do you make a good Steam page? 0:00 Intro 0:20 Summary 0:28 Assets 2:46 Short description 4:00 Long description 5:04 Screenshots 5:34 Trailer 6:57 Resources 7:17 Outro Notes, links, & attributions: --- Send in a voice message:
How making pancakes can make you a better game developer: 0:00 Intro 0:25 Topics 1:20 Pancakes as creative works 1:49 Why pancakes? 2:32 How I make pancakes 3:43 Iteration is key 4:31 A tight feedback loop 6:29 Making a pancake machine 7:07 Ready to automate? 8:45 Handmade VS procedural 11:08 Outro --- Send in a voice message: --- Send in a voice message: --- Send in a voice message: --- Send in a voice message: --- Send in a voice message: --- Send in a voice message: --- Send in a voice message: --- Send in a voice message: --- Send in a voice message: --- Send in a voice message: 0:00 Intro 0:23 What's the best thing you ever made? 3:28 You didn't miss the boat 5:11 Three hours is all you need 9:48 Breaking down hard problems 19:37 Outro 📙 #gamedev #creative #podcast --- Send in a voice message:
How to do GDC

How to do GDC


We're talking about: Preparing for GDC Getting a badge (or not) Lodging around GDC A tour of Moscone Center Navigating GDC parties General tips & advice 🔗 Show Notes Game Developers Conference Making a mobile video for quick, in-person demonstration 🐷🫧 Add Pixel Washer to your Steam washlist Bay Area Rapid Transit Yerba Buena Gardens hbomberguy Thanks for listening! Please subscribe and rate this podcast 5 stars wherever you can. Good luck with your game 🛠️ --- Send in a voice message:
Don't Stop Posting

Don't Stop Posting


We cover a lot in this episode! Look at all these links: Amazon wishlist (thanks!) 📙 How to Make a Video Game All By Yourself Game Marketing GOLD with Chris Zukowski Twitter: @richtaur Podcast: Make the Game 📺 YouTube: @Valadria RedLetterMedia SEA (space videos) Join the Valadria Discord YouTube: @richtaur Steam: Witchmore, Pixel Washer The Clark Tank! Game Maker's Toolkit 🔥 The Steam Dev Cheat Sheet Create Your Steam Page No Stacking | Make the Game Killed by Google (Google Graveyard) Fruit Ninja designer Luke Muscat talks going solo dev YouTube: Make the Game (playlist) TikTok: @richtaur Chef Reactions 📈 4 viral game hooks for game designers Game Dev Comics by Matt Hackett Lostcast (my old podcast) Kenney (public domain assets) r/Games - Indie Sunday (oops I said r/gaming) Game Dev Coaching/Consulting GDC (Game Developers Conference) 🥓 Bacon and Games Wonderland Engine (I meant downloadable engine; games run in the browser!) Building a Web Game in a Day 7 tips from 7 days of game dev for 7 Day Roguelike You were played out with Remember Me by Joshua Morse Coming soon: a GDC postmortem, pitch decks, and publishers. Thanks for listening! --- Send in a voice message:
No Stacking

No Stacking


More info: 🔗 LINKS Book: Coaching: 🎬 TIMELINE 0:00 Intro 1:05 GDC 2024 7:27 No Stacking 25:21 Goals 34:51 Outro 🎹 MUSIC Electro Breaks Loop: Phantom Anthem Wubs: Interstellar Winnebago: Joshua Morse: #gamedev #indiedev #podcast #gdc --- Send in a voice message:
Links galore: 🎬 TIMELINE 0:00 Intro 4:14 Story Machine 11:50 Seeing Things 19:26 Steam Next Fest 36:30 Live streams 42:20 What's next? 45:59 Release after SNF? 49:39 Multiple demos 55:19 Outro 📙 SOLO DEV BOOK: #gamedev #steam #podcast --- Send in a voice message: