If many of you are like me, you love to listen to music/podcasts or whatever is on Twitch.tv while you work or have downtime. With that being said, I’ve recently been exposed to some really cool indie dev podcasts and it got me wanting more. Because of this, I’ve taken the time to search far and wide for some of the very best indie dev podcasts. The podcasts are below and are in no particular order (they’re all pretty awesome in my book). If you have any favorites that you don’t see listed, add them in the comment section below and I’ll add them to the list.
The Game Design Roundtable
Game Design Roundtable is hosted by game designers and is mostly about game design and creation. They talk about both digital and tabletop games.
Game Devs Like You
Game Devs Like You is hosted by Chris DeLeon and features excellent interviews with independent game devs and designers.
BigSushi is another great podcast featuring interviews with various video game developers
Game Dev Radio
Game Dev Radio features various shows from game dev book club to game design weekly. Game Dev Radio also has many excellent interviews with independent game creators.
Indie Game Riot
Indie Game Riot is hosted by three people with a passion for the indie game community. Indie Riot covers all things indie and also features many interviews.
The Infinite Ammo podcast features in-depth conversations with independent game developers.
Designer Notes is exactly what it sounds like, an all things game design podcast.
The Debug Log
A podcast about game development in Unity3D. If you’re using Unity, this is the podcast for you.
Deep Fried Gamer
Deep Fried Gamer is a new podcast hosted by Matt Jackson, a senior game designer at Ubisoft Toronto. Deep Fried Gamer is another game design focussed podcast and is aimed at educating students and new game designers.
Indie Dev Podcast
Indie Dev Podcast is hosted by Tech Evangelist at Microsoft, Dave Voyles. The goal behind Indie Dev Podcast is to interview independent developers in the gaming industry to cover the tech, business, and education side that is often overlooked.
Lostcast is hosted by award winning indie game team Lost Decade Games which is founded by Geoff Blair and Matt Hackett. Lostcast has been around for a long time and covers all things indie games.
Experimental Game Dev Podcast
Experimental Game Dev Podcast is another podcast that has been around for a long time and features many interviews with industry veterans.
Game Design Dojo
The Game Design Dojo is a podcast all about the design, production, and publishing of video games from an indie game developer perspective.
Game Dev Unchained
Game Dev Unchained features interviews with industry veterans and covers in-depth information about running a game development business.
Below are podcasts that have been recommended to by various people. If you want to add on to this list, simply leave a comment below and I’ll add your favorite podcasts to this list.
The Psychology of Video Games
Each episode of The Psychology of Video Games Podcast features a discussion with a different expert on a specific topic about psychology and video games.
Game Design Zen
Eric M Hunter
Sirlin on Game Design
Creative Coding Podcast
The Clockwork Game Design Podcast
Video Games Hot Dog
One Life Left
The Zachtronics Podcast
Game Audio Podcast
Beards, Cats and Indie Game Audio
Super Gamer Podcast
The Game Design Podcast
Special thanks to the following people for suggesting podcasts that have been added to the “Added Podcasts” section of this post.
- islipaway (The Psychology of Video Games, Game Design Zen, Eric M Hunter)
- JTownlol (Sirlin on Game Design)
- SureLockHomes21 (Tone Control)
- Christopher Floyd (IndieMEGACAST)
- Iain Lobb (Creative Coding Podcast)
- Milhouse_is_a_meme (Roguelike Radio)
- apoljack (The Clockwork Game Design Podcast)
- Kahzgul (Video Games Hot Dog)
- nomortal2 (One Life Left)
- siege918 (The Zachtronics Podcast)
- gamedevradio (Game Audio Podcast)
- wetshrinkage & KRM Sound (Beards, Cats and Indie Game Audio)
- 3lijah (Super Gamer Podcast)
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