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68: Game Designer – Martin Grider

STEM on FIRE

Martin Grider went to college for an english degree with a creative writing focus and is a freelance software developer focused on game development and you can see his website at Abstract Puzzle and also Chesstris. [1:20] how Martin got into game development – even though he was an English major he started doing web development, actually for the English department in college. There have been times where a 4 year computer science degree was required and those jobs, even with experience, were not available to Martin. [4:30] Goes into the background of getting into game development – writes in his game journal every day, and tries to have a new idea every day. You can use a tool called Unity https://unity3d.com/ [7:00] Making money in the gaming world is extremely challenging, about 1 in 6 from the big game companies will make money. [9:08] Martin is really fired up about the Nintendo Switch. [10:40] An Ah-ha moment is that he gets most of his ideas in the shower – figured out some grid movement for Tetris and chess – Action Chess. [14:00] Getting through college – he had a big gap in math from freshman year to college – do not have any math gaps – keep taking the math. [15:25] Why Martin went for English vs Computer Science – he always thought he wanted to be a writer and not a game developer – the computer side was always just for fun and that turned into the career. He highly recommends getting a computer science degree / software development – it is very practical. [18:12] Lightning Round – while he did not take the advice, go to California to start a company. He follows what he thinks is really interesting and that has led to success. His favorite internet resource is Board Game Geek and a book he recommends is “Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson. [20:10] Parting piece of guidance – follow you dreams and make things you want to see and the games you want to play. You can get a free book from Audible at www.stemonfirebook.com and can cancel within 30 days and keep the book of your choice with no cost. Free Audio Book from Audible.

20mins

9 Dec 2018

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196 iPS Unity for iOS with Martin Grider

Devchat.tv Episode Roundup

On today's episode, Jaim, Andrew, and Gee discuss Unity for iOS with Martin Grider. Martin is the owner and lead developer of Abstract Puzzle, LLC. He is lately into iOS freelancing and has a blog at chesstris.com. Stay tuned to learn more about what is new with iOS and what Martin currently enjoys doing!

58mins

30 Mar 2017

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196 iPS Unity for iOS with Martin Grider

The iPhreaks Show

On today's episode, Jaim, Andrew, and Gee discuss Unity for iOS with Martin Grider. Martin is the owner and lead developer of Abstract Puzzle, LLC. He is lately into iOS freelancing and has a blog at chesstris.com. Stay tuned to learn more about what is new with iOS and what Martin currently enjoys doing!

58mins

30 Mar 2017

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102 iPS Game Development with Martin Grider

Devchat.tv Episode Roundup

02:47 - Martin Grider Introduction Twitter GitHub Blog ActionChess Go Tetris For The Win Catchup Abstract Puzzle @abstractpuzzle 09:29 - Interaction Design and Mechanics Make it Playable, Then Add “Juice” 12:25 - Designing for Mobile vs Board Games Touch Interaction 14:30 - Converting Board Games to Mobile Getting the Company on Board Michael Mindes @MichaelMindes For The Win Kickstarter Carcassonne Ascension 17:09 - Copyright Infringement (Cloning) Settlers of Catan Threes 2048 Triple Town 20:54 - Protecting Your Ideas and Partnering with Publishers 23:19 - Getting Help as an Indie Game Dev Marketers, App Store SEOs, etc. 27:02 - App Shopper 28:24 - Technical Aspects of Game Development Cocos2d UIkit SpriteKit Unity Unreal Engine 34:31 - Physics 36:12 - The International Game Developer's Association (IGDA) 39:47 - Catchup Picks Hunter Loftis: We Will All Be Game Programmers (Pete) Indie Game: The Movie (Pete) Eurogames (Pete) The Changelog #151: Rust with Steve Klabnik and Yehuda Katz (Pete) A Swift Guide to Rust (Andrew) Arduino Esplora (Andrew) Analogue Nt (Andrew) L3D (Martin) Game Developers Conference (Martin) GameLoading (Martin) Top Hat (Martin) CumulusPRO Commercial Grade Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat Area Mat (Jaim) iPhreaks T-Shirts are available via Teespring! Visit teespring.com/iphreaks to reserve yours by Wednesday, May 6th! T-shirt styles include: unisex up to 3x, ladies', hoodies, and long sleeve tees. Teespring also offers international shipping so that all of our listeners have a chance to buy!

50mins

23 Apr 2015

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102 iPS Game Development with Martin Grider

The iPhreaks Show

02:47 - Martin Grider Introduction Twitter GitHub Blog ActionChess Go Tetris For The Win Catchup Abstract Puzzle @abstractpuzzle 09:29 - Interaction Design and Mechanics Make it Playable, Then Add “Juice” 12:25 - Designing for Mobile vs Board Games Touch Interaction 14:30 - Converting Board Games to Mobile Getting the Company on Board Michael Mindes @MichaelMindes For The Win Kickstarter Carcassonne Ascension 17:09 - Copyright Infringement (Cloning) Settlers of Catan Threes 2048 Triple Town 20:54 - Protecting Your Ideas and Partnering with Publishers 23:19 - Getting Help as an Indie Game Dev Marketers, App Store SEOs, etc. 27:02 - App Shopper 28:24 - Technical Aspects of Game Development Cocos2d UIkit SpriteKit Unity Unreal Engine 34:31 - Physics 36:12 - The International Game Developer's Association (IGDA) 39:47 - Catchup Picks Hunter Loftis: We Will All Be Game Programmers (Pete) Indie Game: The Movie (Pete) Eurogames (Pete) The Changelog #151: Rust with Steve Klabnik and Yehuda Katz (Pete) A Swift Guide to Rust (Andrew) Arduino Esplora (Andrew) Analogue Nt (Andrew) L3D (Martin) Game Developers Conference (Martin) GameLoading (Martin) Top Hat (Martin) CumulusPRO Commercial Grade Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat Area Mat (Jaim) iPhreaks T-Shirts are available via Teespring! Visit teespring.com/iphreaks to reserve yours by Wednesday, May 6th! T-shirt styles include: unisex up to 3x, ladies', hoodies, and long sleeve tees. Teespring also offers international shipping so that all of our listeners have a chance to buy!

50mins

23 Apr 2015