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Dev Diary is the interview series where the host, Paul James, sits down with some of the brightest minds in the gaming industry and goes through their history, the highs, the lows and everywhere in between.

Popular episodes

Episode 76: Siobhan Reddy (Burnout 3, LittleBigPlanet, Dreams)

Nov 30 • 29:04

With a love of games that began early, and a creative flair that few can rival, Siobhan Reddy was always made for the game development scene, and having made a huge impact at some of the industry's biggest studios like Criterion and Media Molecule, Siobhan has become one of the most important names in the business. Siobhan joins Dev Diary to discuss the journey through gam...

Episode 75: Steve Stamatiadis & Lindsay Parmenter (Ty The Tasmanian Tiger, Star Wars The Force Unleashed)

Nov 17 • 00:00

As rusted on Kromers, both Steve Stamatiadis and Linsday Parmenter have seen the highest and lowest moments of the local scene, but their love of a certain Tasmanian Tiger has seen them through all of it. Both Steve and Linsday join Paul for a new Dev Diary where they share the journey so far and how their work has touched the lives of so many Aussies....

Episode 74: Winston Tang (ScreenCheat, Trios, Justice Sucks Recharged)

Nov 3 • 01:46:06

Though not having the most supportive parents when it comes to his love of gaming, Winston Tang's interests remained, and years on he's the co-founder of one of Australia's most beloved studios in Samurai Punk. Winston joins Paul for a new episode of Dev Diary to discuss the journey into the industry, the diverse Samurai Punk portfolio of titles and a whole lot more in a n...

Episode 73: Michael Mumbauer (Uncharted, God Of War, Resistance, The Last Of Us)

Oct 20 • 02:16:08

Michael Mumbauer is one of the industry's modern pioneers, but that didn't mean it's been an easy ride throughout? Michael toughed it out, and took some calculated risks to get established in the gaming industry, but the impact of his work is enormous and makes PlayStation Studios what it is today. In 2021 Michael has formed a new studio, That's No Moon, and joins Paul to ...

Episode 72: Masao Kobayashi (Far Cry 3, Assassin's Creed, Rainbow Six Siege)

Oct 6 • 01:27:52

With his career trajectory heading one way, but his passions directed toward games, it was only a matter of time before Masao Kobayashi would find his way into gamedev. Sure enough the opportunity came, and his star began to rise. Masao joins Paul in this newest episode to discuss his time at Ubisoft, some of the production chaos he survived early on, and what he learnt th...

Episode 71: Kaitlin Tremblay (Watch Dogs Legion, GrindStone)

Sep 22 • 01:02:53

From an early love of Shining Force, Kaitlin Tremblay has always had a love of games. From there she's achieved the dream, merging her love of games with a love of writing and now, stands as one of the premiere up-and-coming writers in the industry. Kait joins Dev Diary to discuss the road to this point, high profile titles like Watch Dogs: Legion and Grindstone, as well a...

Episode 70: Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone, Volume, John Wick Hex)

Sep 8 • 00:00

After a sudden rise up the ranks of the industry, Mike Bithell has remained an industry force and a huge influence to legions of people looking to replicate his successes. Mike joins Paul in a new Dev Diary to discuss how that explosion of success occurred, managing his own team, and how to slow things down....

Episode 69: Dean Longmore (L.A. Noire, Badiya, Teach Tomorrow)

Aug 25 • 01:16:35

Dean Longmore's first jump into the video game development business was a big one! Working on a Rockstar published title in L.A. Noire is no small first step, but since then Dean hasn't looked back, and now focuses much of his work on educational gaming software. Dean joins Paul for Dev Diary to discuss the road to this point....

Episode 68: Jono Pech (Trigger Witch)

Aug 11 • 01:57:04

Having dabbled in journalism, politics, and even communications and PR in the health system, Jono Pech has years of writing experience. Writing pieces of fiction is a whole other beast however, but as the years have progressed Jono has written published books, and now his first game, Rainbite's Trigger Witch. Jono joins Paul to discuss the writing journey, his podcasting w...

Episode 67: Stephen Danton (Unto The End)

Jul 28 • 01:11:15

Having been a high-roller at Microsoft for many years, it was quite a risk for Stephen Danton to leave the scene to pursue game development. He has though, and with his wonderful wife Sara, the duo produced one of 2020's finest games in Unto The End. Stephen joins Paul in this new Dev Diary to discuss departing Microsoft, learning the craft, and how nature inspires more....

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