Behind Massive Screens | EP 16 | The Magic Of Online Programming
Game Makers: A Ubisoft Podcast
by Ubisoft
7M ago
In this episode of Behind Massive Screens, we delve into the subject of online programming together with Senior Online Programmer Omar Elbehaedi to find out what makes online games tick. We also delve into the subject of why code is beautiful and discuss that most forbidden topic – netcode. You head into a Team Deathmatch, the Dark Zone, or a 4000-player battle in a space MMORPG. The players are located all over the world. The bullets are flying. But how does the technology that makes all this possible actually work? What do the online programmers do behind the scenes to make sure the informa ..read more
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Behind Massive Screens | EP 15 | Art Direction in Video Games
Game Makers: A Ubisoft Podcast
by Ubisoft
7M ago
In this episode of Behind Massive Screens, Petter and Dóri meet Marthe Jonkers, Associate Art Director at Massive Entertainment, to learn about the role that art direction plays when creating a game – the impact it has on a game’s development, how it helps set a game’s style and tone early on, and how it together with concept art communicates ideas to developers. We also get insights into what it is like to work in the Japanese games industry, and what it can take for someone from outside of Japan to ace a job interview there. And what role did a certain scary zombie girlfriend play in Marthe ..read more
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Behind Massive Screens | EP 14 | Designing User Interfaces for Video Games - UI Art
Game Makers: A Ubisoft Podcast
by Ubisoft
8M ago
When designing a game, how do you make sure that the player gets the information they need while playing? Or navigate menus and button prompts in an intuitive way? In this episode of Behind Massive Screens, UI artist Anna Kuzminska takes our dynamic hosts on a journey through the fascinating world of user interface design – from fonts and art to colors and shapes. Resources: We Can Fix it in UI - https://onewithmachines.notion.site/onewithmachines/WE-CAN-FIX-IT-IN-UI-9f588869324a45e2b2d0595546ce77d1 Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design - https://www.amazon.com/Desig ..read more
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Behind Massive Screens | EP 13 | Creating Visual Effects In Video Games
Game Makers: A Ubisoft Podcast
by Ubisoft
8M ago
Ever wondered how game developers create stunning visual effects in video games? How they make red barrels blow up and explosions look great? How cars in racing games kick up dirt, or how the energy crackles from magical potions? In this episode of Behind Massive Screens, we meet John Behrens, VFX Artist at Massive Entertainment, who tells us about visual effects design and what is going on behind the scenes when the bullets hit the red barrel. Real-Time VFX - https://realtimevfx.com/ The Elementary Particles (GDC Vault) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7wFPkGmWdI Shader Sauce: How to use ..read more
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Behind Massive Screens | EP 12 | Using Science to Make Games Better
Game Makers: A Ubisoft Podcast
by Ubisoft
8M ago
How do you become a playtester for video games and how does a playtest work? And what are the User Researchers, that are running the tests, looking for? In this episode of Behind Massive Screens, we meet User Researcher Hanna Rosvall, who will give us a look behind the scenes. What tools do User Researchers use, how does a games lab look, and what’s going on behind those mysterious one-way mirrors? Let’s find out! Subscribe or follow “Beyond Games” wherever you get your podcasts to stay up to date with the latest episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Behind Massive Screens | EP 10 | Environment Art
Game Makers: A Ubisoft Podcast
by Ubisoft
8M ago
Join Petter and Dóri as they meet Keltic Vermeersch, Environment Artist at Massive Entertainment, to find out how environments in video games are created - from "simple" hallways to sprawling open worlds. They also learn brand new creative uses for lamps. Yes, lamps. Subscribe or follow “Beyond Games” wherever you get your podcasts to stay up to date with the latest episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Behind Massive Screens | EP 9 | Adventures in Game Design
Game Makers: A Ubisoft Podcast
by Ubisoft
9M ago
In this episode of Behind Massive Screens, Petter and Dori sit down with Lead Game Designer Lau Korsgaard to talk about experimental game design, indie development versus AAA, what uses a regular controller can have beyond the norm, and how games without rules can encourage social interaction. Subscribe or follow “Beyond Games” wherever you get your podcasts to stay up to date with the latest episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Behind Massive Screens | EP 7 | Narrative Design
Game Makers: A Ubisoft Podcast
by Ubisoft
9M ago
We sat down with Chella Ramanan, Narrative Designer at Massive Entertainment, to dig into the complicated subject of storytelling in video games – in everything from smaller indie projects to giant AAA games. Subscribe or follow “Beyond Games” wherever you get your podcasts to stay up to date with the latest episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Behind Massive Screens | EP 6 | Concept Art
Game Makers: A Ubisoft Podcast
by Ubisoft
9M ago
In this episode of Behind Massive Screens, Petter meets Concept Artists Topi Pajunen and Marie Isacsson to talk about their job, concept art’s role in game development, and how art can inspire the development teams and communicate ideas. Subscribe or follow “Beyond Games” wherever you get your podcasts to stay up to date with the latest episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Behind Massive Screens | EP 5 | Localization
Game Makers: A Ubisoft Podcast
by Ubisoft
9M ago
What goes into adapting a huge AAA video game to other languages and markets than simply English? How do localizers and translators work on the text, but also on voices and UI? How do you work with voice casting and actors, dialects, language differences, and any potential translation mistakes? Subscribe or follow “Beyond Games” wherever you get your podcasts to stay up to date with the latest episodes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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