Podcasts

Here is where it all began, the podcast is the core of what we do here at Pixel Sift, where we break down the news, and speak to creatives all over the world about why they create.

June 30, 2016

Episode 37: Senator Scott Ludlam (Australian Greens), Non-Violent Solutions & Twitch “Bits”

This week we spoke to Senator Scott Ludlam about the Greens policies in games development funding, non-violent solutions in games, and funding Twitch Streamers.

June 23, 2016

Episode 36: Ian Lewis & Adam Zulkifly (Party Golf), grey market resellers & avoiding games spoilers

More random modes than you can poke a stick at, Adam and Ian of Giant Margarita join us this week to talk all about making Party Golf!

June 17, 2016

Episode 35: Jacob Janerka (Paradigm), E3 2016 wrap up & video game film adaptations

Open Inventory. Use Link on Website. "You can found an interview with Jacob Janerka, developer of Paradigm, weird and fantastic point and click adventure game". Play podcast.

June 9, 2016

Episode 34: Leigh & Elissa Harris (Objects in Space), dropping the banhammer & predatory publishers

Siblings Leigh & Elissa Harris join us this week to talk all about their space submarine simulator Objects In Space, which can be extended by a physical cockpit.

May 19, 2016

Episode 33: Lisa Evans (Teaching Science through games), Beta Burnout, cuts to Arts funding

Can be games be used to help people learn about scientific concepts? Lisa Evans is a PhD candidate at Murdoch University and is researching just that in "World of Choices"

May 12, 2016

Episode 32: Mike Cann (Mr Nibbles Forever), Kerbal Space developer pay claims & games you can’t “win”

Roll on with Perth based Mike Cann, developer of cute runner Mr Nibbes Forever.

May 5, 2016

Episode 31: Jeremy Eade & Kim-Saskia Risser-Eade (Thwart GEO), the business & consequences of social media, the Australian Senate gaming inquiry

Making games from the red heart of Western Australia, Jez and Kim from Outback Pixels left their day jobs to make games full time.

April 28, 2016

Episode 30: Wade K. Savage (Skourge Legacy), rumours + fact checking, and CSGO community challenges

Toys, nostalgia and retro games, that's the goal with Skourge Legacy by director Wade K. Savage. Wade rose to fame with fan film Fallout: Lanius

April 21, 2016

Episode 29: Colton Onderwater (Super Salmon Migration), Dev work vs life & publisher vertical integration

Colton Onderwater joins us this week to share his brand new game Super Salmon Migration an endless swimmer for iOS and Android

April 15, 2016

Episode 28: Jason Imms (TasGDS), nostalgia in demand & the future of games journalism

Jason Imms, journalist and founder of the Tasmanian Game Development Society joins us to talk all about the tassie game dev scene.

April 8, 2016

Episode 27: Megan Summers (Damsel), mods: copyright + creativity & “no-grind” games

Jump into a saturday morning cartoon with Damsel by Queensland's Screwtape Studios and Megan Summers joins us this week to talk all about it.

March 24, 2016

Episode 25: Dan Clayton (Blockpocalypse), game emulation and piracy + DRM.

Jump ever higher in this platformer at the end of the world in Blockpocalypse by Dime Studios! Dan Clayton joins us this week to talk all about his local multiplayer party game.

March 17, 2016

Episode 24: Matt Comi (Space Age), Cross-platform multiplayer & ownership of digital goods

Matt Comi works with a team spread throughout the world at Big Bucket software and joins us this week to talk about his newest game Space Age, a retro inspired point and click

March 10, 2016

Episode 23: Oscar Brittain (World’s Fastest Pizza), the UWP backlash & Launch hiccups

Oscar Brittain Fremantle native, joins us to talk about his brand new game World's Fast Pizza chockablock with western australia references.

March 3, 2016

Episode 22: Robert Bruce & Chris Parkin (The future of VR), spiritual successors, and cash for reviews 💵➡️🎮👍

What does the future hold for virtual reality? Two developers making projects for VR join us this week, Robert Bruce of Immersia VR and Chris Parkin of Offpeak Games look into their virtual crystal balls.

February 25, 2016

Episode 21: Louis Roots, Sof Mather & Kate Raynes-Goldie (LEVEL ONE Co-Working space), re-release double standards & learning to play games

Game development in Western Australia has a brand new home with the opening of LEVEL ONE a collaboration with SK Games and FTI.

February 18, 2016

Episode 20: Fabian Malabello (The Otherworld Agency) & “good” bad games

Music can make or break a game and Fabian Malabello joins us this week to talk all about his work with The Otherworld Agency.

February 12, 2016

Episode 19: Nick McDonnell (Screencheat), Obsessive game collectors & game “award baiting”

Nick McDonnell of Melbourne's Samurai Punk joins us this week to talk all about his game Screencheat, where split-screen cheating is the name of the game.

February 4, 2016

Episode 18: Global Game Jam Perth & game implosions and failures 🎮 ➕ 🐜

Can you make a game in 48 hours? We went down and spoke to the challengers at the Perth Global Game Jam 2016

January 28, 2016

Episode 17: Joshua Meadows (GX Australia), RTXAU recap and the cost of gaming

Joshua Meadows is bringing popular LGBTIQ convention GX to Australia and joins us to tell us all about their crowdfunding campaign.

January 22, 2016

Episode 16: Lisa Rye & Brendan Ragan (Freedom Fall), Gambling in eSports, Musicians making games

You've been locked in a tower by a princess and you've got to use your skills to drop through layers of traps in Stirfire's Freedom Fall.

January 14, 2016

Episode 15: Aranda Morrison & Mark Mennell (Square Heroes), Game Clones & Games and the Law

Float through arenas as cartoon cubes with guns in Square Heroes by Gnomic Studios. Aranda and Mark join us this week to talk all about making their game.

January 7, 2016

Episode 14: Chris Parkin (Valiant), Activision buys MLG, and our 2015 year in review

Jump into the saddle in VR in medieval dueling game Valiant by Offpeak Games!

December 17, 2015

Episode 13: Drew Morrow (Defect SDK), Companion apps & toys & movie tie-in games

Drew Morrow of Melbourne's Three Phase Interactive joins us this week to talk about his spaceship building game Defect SDK.

December 10, 2015

Episode 12: Drugs in Gaming, PSX recap, and reimaging game modes

What happens when people push it too far when gaming and use substances to keep going.

December 3, 2015

Episode 11: Trent Kusters (Armello): Kickstarting & building a digital boardgame & managing hype

How do you make a digital board game that wokrs on Console? Trent Kusters of League of Geeks joins us to talk all about Kickstarting the game and building to player expectations.

November 26, 2015

Episode 10: Kai Ashford-Hatherly (Bellus Mortem), Toxic Online players &Perth Games Festival

Kai Ashford-Hatherly joins us this week to talk about his new game Bellus Mortem as well, and we speak to Jon Hayward and Jess Watson of the Perth Games Festival in this double interview episode!

November 19, 2015

Episode 9: Ads in Games, Alternate Reality Games & Backwards compatibility

Ads exist in the real world, but why haven't they made much of an impression in games? We also talk about ARGs and backwards compatibility trends.

November 12, 2015

Episode 8: Dione & Keegan (1UP Gaming Marathon) "Crowd" Multiplayer & Gaming Urban Legends

Spending hours playing games with friends to raise money for charity, that's what Dione and Keegan of 1Up Gaming Marathon have been doing now for years, and they join us this week.

November 5, 2015

Episode 7: Paul Turbett (Starhammer: The Vanguard Prophecy) King purchased, 2015 PAXAUS GCAP recap

Paul Turbett of Perth's Black Lab Games joins us this week to talk all about his tactical space game Starhammer: The Vanguard Prophecy!

October 29, 2015

Episode 6: Seasonal Events, Self identity in games, and fan backlash

Is gaming the reason for the season for you? We talk all about seasonal events in Destiny and other games and when developers introduce microtransactions after promising not to.

October 22, 2015

Episode 5: Liam Hunt & Sam Zeid (Bramblelash), Episodic content & glitching out

Sam Zeid and Liam Hunt of Perth's ByteSprite Games are our first guests on the podcast and they've been working on spritely multplayer game Bramblelash!

October 15, 2015

Episode 4: Split-screen multiplayer, Remakes & Remasters, and storytelling in games

The days of the splitscreen multiplayer game might be numbered with Halo 5, a series that traditionally championed split-screen, dropping it from the game.

October 8, 2015

Episode 3: SAG-AFTRA Strike and eSport Unions, DLC subscriptions, & Twisted Pixel leaving Microsoft

We've got an update on the SAG-AFTRA voice actor strike and esports players creating unions, we talk about how DLC has changed over the years and Twisted Pixel leaving Microsoft.

October 1, 2015

Episode 2: Alpha & Beta Expectations, Should you pre-order, and #Performancematters

This week join us as we talk all about #performancematters the video game voice actors strike and how it'll impact upcoming games. We're also talking about player expectations when it comes to playable alphas and betas as well as whether or not you should pre-order.

September 24, 2015

Episode 1: Old School replays, Destiny Year Two, eSports, and Video game adaptations

It's the very first episode of Pixel Sift (cough High Score) and we try this whole video game podcast thing on for size!