After a summer mini-break Seb and Iain have a well overdue catch-up. Seb explains how he put a laser in a Nintendo Zapper gun and became a viral sensation, all for his brand new one-man show Hacked On Classics.
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Iain is joined by indie game developer Jay Armstrong of Massive Monster, to talk about his upcoming game The Adventure Pals.
Iain is joined by VR developer Pascal Auberson of Lumacode to talk all things virtual reality, from patio furniture and motion sickness, to Unity and Unreal.
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In this rare political episode, Seb and Iain mourn the impending loss of their European Union citizenship. And also touch upon the Unity3D profiler and capacitive touch sensors. But mostly just sulk. Normal service will return next week.
FactCheck: everything you need to know about immigration
“Even a large influx of migrant workers is only likely to affect average hourly wages in the UK by a few pence an hour, either upwards or downwards. Compared with the impact of changes to the tax system (for example), the effects of immigration are negligible.”
FactCheck: Express goes bananas over EU
Debunking the Express listicle
Rupert Murdoch – “When I go into Downing Street they do what I say; when I go to Brussels they take no notice.” Quoted by the Evening Standard.
Sarah Vine, wife of Conservative leadership candidate Michael Gove, in leaked letter suggesting that Boris Johnson was not popular with Murdoch/Dacre. Guardian article.
Michael Gove – “People have had enough of experts”
Iain is joined by game developer Jake Birkett, owner of Grey Alien Games, creator of Regency Solitaire. We talk about the development of Regency Solitaire, his new game Shadow Hand, and running a games business in general.
The inimitable, irrepressible, and quite simply wonderful Dan Shiffman joins Seb as co-host, talking about his work with the Processing Foundation, P5.js, live coding, and his incredible catalog of videos that help artists to learn programming. And of course, rainbows.
Cate Huston is Director of Mobile Engineering at car-pooling start-up Ride and advisor to the crowd-funded laser cutter start-up GlowForge. Seb and Cate talk about the difficulty of transitioning from coder to manager, mobile app development, and colours.
Seb and Iain meet in real life and catch up with recent projects and research. Iain is nauseated by VR headsets and Seb explains how lasers are just like cathode ray tubes. Kind of.
Iain catches up with former colleage Mat Groves, founder of game studio GoodBoy and creator of PixiJS, the browser based WebGL rendering engine.
Continuing on from episode 53, Iain continues sharing his nuggets of game design wisdom, this time focusing on how to use the design and graphics in your game to tell a story and get the necessary information across. Part two of an increasingly inaccurately named trilogy of four.
Seb is joined by regular guest co-host Val Head at the Render Conference in Oxford. Val is our roving reporter for this episode, and she interviews two of the Render Conference speakers Mariko Kosaka, and Sara Soueidan.
Mariko talks about how she got deep into HTML5 canvas via a knitting machines and Sara shares her extensive knowledge of SVG.