avatar Elise Terranova
Host
avatar Franziska Zeiner
Guest
avatar Patricia Ziehn
Intro
avatar Rico Valtin
Producer

Heart Games

This episode of Life and Dev is a live show from the English Theater Berlin where Franziska Zeiner introduces her works on display. We talk about small games that play with love, caring and past relationships including Social me, Kiss me maybe and Single Player. This show was recorded after the performance #Instalove by Catherine Duquette.

This special event was organized by Lorenzo Pilia for Berlin Games Scene.

Shownotes

4:30 Creating content from chat
10:00 Real life game mechanics
13:00 All about awkwardness
16:00 Art games and games in different contexts
23:00 Audience questions

avatar Elise Terranova
Host
avatar George Buckenham
Guest
avatar Patricia Ziehn
Intro Music
avatar Rico Valtin
Production

Very quick and very slow

The second A MAZE special with George Buckenham fresh from his talk Very Quick and Very Slow. We discuss making and hosting twitter bots, terrible ways to give away business cards, fostering communities and alternative game design ideas.

02:25 LAD004 Fakhra AlMansouri
10:00 Playing to enjoy
11:00 Q Dork
11:00 Fancyness of assets
12:30 Indie in London
19:00 Business cards are ridiculous
21:30 Set up your community, how not to Fyre Festival
26:00 When to call it quits
28:00 Projects:

37:00 Neko Atsumi
47:00 English Bubbles
52:00 Patreon

avatar Elise Terranova
Host
avatar Fakhra AlMansouri
Guest
avatar Patricia Ziehn
Intro
avatar Rico Valtin
Producer

Closer and Weirder

Fakhra AlMansouri joins Life and Dev as part of the A MAZE special. A hyper talk presenter and guest in Berlin, we discuss trying to start a games business when the government thinks you want to start a toys business, caramel, stranger things and site-seeing through games.

HybridHumans
Hybrid Humans on Twitter
A MAZE
Hyper Talks

1:00 Games in the UAE
10:00 Challenges in starting a company
20:00 Stranger things and tourism through games
26:50 Biscuits and sweets from home
35:00 Community blues at customs
42:00 Being scared of games
46:00 Global Game Jam in UAE
48:40 Abu Dhabi Metro Jam and blinkers
57:00 1,2 Switch

A big thank you to Happy Tuesday for hosting us.

avatar Elise Terranova
Host
avatar Marie Claire LeBlanc
Guest
avatar Patricia Ziehn
Music
avatar Rico Valtin
Production

Marie Claire LeBlanc and I discuss ethics and permission for real world consequences in a VR game from her work “other hands VR”. Marie reveals what she has brewing in her kitchen, literally and we discuss bacteria conspiracy theories and examine my prejudices against smell artists.

1:30 Cellulose for making games
4:00 ‘Other hands VR’
9:30 The performative
15:00 Ethics and harm
22:00 Different protagonists
27:00 VR Sliding Doors: it is all just data
31:00 Garnering consent
37:40 Marie’s first VR experience
46:00 Bacteria conspiracy and smells

avatar Elise Terranova
Host
avatar Sara Lisa Vogl
Guest
avatar Patricia Ziehn
Music
avatar Rico Valtin
Production

Lofi haptics and full body care

Sara Lisa Vogl joins LAD to discuss her life as a VR Shaman in her work with Thorsten Wiedermann, Dis/connected. Three VR nauts have now spend 24 hours or more in VR and we talk about the differences in the programming for Dunja Hayali´s experience as well the mental side effects of long term exposure.

2:00 Lucid Trips, VR mainstream
8:00 VR Base
11:30 VR Shaman planning escapes
17:00 Physical considerations in VR
25:30 Performing the role of a carer
34:45 VR celebrity and sleeping caves
40:00 Future casting

avatar Elise Terranova
Host
avatar Jessica Bishopp
Guest
avatar Patricia Ziehn
Music
avatar Rico Valtin
Production

Common Ground under the washing stand

The first interview with Jessica Bishopp in which she shares the progress on her game project in process Common Ground. Jessica reveals ways to recruit interested strangers for projects and we discuss collective building. We talk about games on our to play list, Nintendo Switch flu and what we are playing.

1:00 How Jess got into games
3:00 Common Ground and connecting to people
18:00 Collective building
25:30 Growing a project, naming collaborators, recruiting strangers
32:00 All walls must fall
35:00 Solitune
39:30 Firewatch
43:00 Switchitis
46:15 Next LaD installment

Jessica Bishopp during the day also works at Honig Studios.

avatar Elise Terranova
Host
avatar Patricia Ziehn
Music
avatar Rico Valtin
Production

Life and Dev is a podcast where life and game development meet. Each episode a guest joins Elise Terranova to discuss the projects they are working on, current professional and or passion projects in depth.