Episode 116: Owain Bolt (Dismantle: Contruct Carnage) & game developer job losses around the world

Can you survive in this multiplayer brawler, where every part of your body can be knocked off?
Mar 8, 2019
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Owain Bolt from Canberra's Great Helm  and joined us to talk about their latest game Dismantle: Construct Carnage, a game with customisable characters and fast paced limb ripping combat. As long as you've got a head and torso you can still win in this local multiplayer arena brawler. We first spoke to the team at Great Helm back in 2016, so we find out exactly what's changed that time.

It has been a turbulent couple of weeks for the international development community with massive job losses in companies like Activision Blizzard, makers of Overwatch and Call of Duty and arenaNet, developers of Guild Wars 2. The news even hit close to home here in Australia with Melbourne based studio EA Firemonkeys also making a number of it's core staff redundant. We discuss what it's like when companies who are making record profits, still sack huge amounts of their staff.

Pixel Sift is produced by Scott Quigg, Sarah Ireland, Fiona Bartholomaeus & Mitch Loh. Gianni Di Giovanni is our Executive Producer. Thanks to Salty Dog Sounds for some of our promo music this week.