Burgal’s Bounty (Play NYC Interview)

Burgal’s Bounty takes the typical “kidnapped girlfriend” video game trope, and turns it into a comedy. With an interesting art style that makes it look like it was torn from the pages of a 10-year-old’s notebook, and a fun path-finding puzzle mechanic, it feels like a unique and fresh mobile game experience. Check out our interview with Phat Games founder Blair Pyle. For gameplay footage click here https://youtu.be/IXPbxmGFYIQ

To find out more go to http://burgalsbounty.com/ and http://phat-games.com/

Equivoque (Play NYC Interview)

If you’re interested in an interactive visual novelette, with magician’s bunnies and fraudulent psychics, that teach you to be a skeptic and question everything…check out our interview with Equivoque creator Jenny Brent. For our gameplay footage click here https://youtu.be/7E1pGUfN4Lk

To learn more go to http://store.steampowered.com/app/652700/Equivoque/ and http://jennybee.design/

Deeper (Interview)

If you are interested in games like Asteroid Base’s “Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime”, but want a bit of a more mature story, then you might be interested in Second Act Games’ “Deeper”. Check out our Gameplay footage here https://youtu.be/VPZk-EcEnbU .

To learn more click here https://www.secondactgames.com/

To learn more about the NYU Game Center click here https://youtu.be/E6IjgpN5d4g .

Exposure: a game of camouflage (Interview)

If you like Thatgamecompany’s “Flow” and you agree that “…Nature is weird”, then you should check out The Sheep’s Meow’s new game “Exposure: a game of camouflage”. To check out our Gameplay footage click here https://youtu.be/IitX_wtFSYI .

To learn more click here http://thesheepsmeow.com/press/sheet.php?p=EXPOSURE#credits

To learn more about the NYU Game Center click here https://youtu.be/E6IjgpN5d4g .

NYU Game Center (Interview)

Every year the NYU Game Center helps up and coming Indie developers develop their games for their Summer program. Check out our interview with Assistant Program Coordinator, Gwynna Forgham-Thrift.

To check out some games under the NYU Game Center incubator check out our videos below:
Exposure (Interview) https://youtu.be/UhOdm5PgWPE
Exposure (Gameplay) https://youtu.be/IitX_wtFSYI
Deeper (Interview) https://youtu.be/Lekfdg9JFKI
Deeper (Gameplay) https://youtu.be/VPZk-EcEnbU
For more information on the NYU Game Center click here http://gamecenter.nyu.edu/ .

To learn more about Gwynna Forgham-Thrift click here http://gamecenter.nyu.edu/faculty/gwynna-forgham-thrift/ .

Crystal Rescue (Interview)

“Crystal Rescue” is a path-finding game “…about reuniting with your friends, and understanding their personal struggles.” Check out our interview with “Crystal Rescue” creator Jason Khabra. For Gameplay footage click here https://youtu.be/hhEtbphBiKo

For more information click here http://www.virware.com/press/sheet.php?p=crystal_rescue

Clone Drone in the Danger Zone (Interview)

If a humorous mixture of Battlebots, Jedi Knight, and Hunger Games sounds appealing for you, then you might want to check out Doborog’s new game “Clone Drone in the Danger Zone”. For Gameplay click here https://youtu.be/jC37qF7vvkM

For more information click here http://clonedroneinthedangerzone.com/press/sheet.php?p=clone_drone_in_the_danger_zone .

How To Make it In The Video Game Industry (with Robert Canciello)

A couple of weeks ago Jon was honored to interview budding Game Designer Robert Canciello. They discussed a myriad of subjects, such as LGBTQ representation in Video Games, how to find your passion, and the future of the gaming world. This rare interview shows what an up and coming game developer has to endure in New York City. You don’t want to miss this if you’re new to game development and don’t know where to start.

Do you need a formal education to get a job in the Video Game industry?

Game Development vs Game Design, do you need both or can you get educated in one or the other?

What are the standards and principles in the Video Game industry? Are they meant to be broken?

Why are there no Video Game History courses through formal Game Design college education?

All these questions and more are answered in this small series of videos. Hope you guys enjoy!

NYC, Geek Out!

P.S. Special thanks to Dominick Dimola for his incredibly professional video, editing, and production skills! Also thanks to Axel Nunez for helping tag, write descriptions, and title these videos!