Each week I compile a gaming industry insights newsletter that I publish broadly. Opinions are mine.
The latest highlights include a great piece on a unique Ubisoft 'fixer', the unlikely story behind Disco Elysium's success, the underappreciated Switch games of last year, and a whooole bunch more great articles besides.
In episode 19, Jeremy unveils plans to host a Global Game Jam site in downtown Norfolk, announces the first two anchor partners for PixelFest 2020, and then dives into some game developer philosophy with Life is a Vector!
An interview with Christian Calderon (Gamejam.co, Ketchapp, Two Dots) - living in Asia, his game industry journey, and some of the nitty-gritty of developing and monetizing mobile games.
A deep dive into King Knight's health mechanics in Shovel Knight: King of Cards.
Based on Danny Weinbaum's Steam tag research, what I wanted to do was comment on the tags by revenue that stood out to me - and actually might be something you’d want to target when making games.
Recommendations for building data products based on a decade of game analytics.
The latest highlights include two standout articles about id Software's classic Doom, as well as some picks for the top upcoming games of 2020, some final 'best of 2019' charts, some great retro game articles, & lots more besides.
In episode 18, Jeremy makes a New Year's Resolution to interview more people on the PixelCast. First up is the amazing Kishi Bashi, a musician and filmmaker who collaborated with Jeremy on a mobile game back in 2014.
Historians Bob Whitaker and Anne Proctor consider Assassin's Creed II. Topics include Renaissance Florence, the Medici family, Leonardo da Vinci, popular historical fiction, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.