GMTalk Game Maker Podcast – Episode 5: Jesse Venbrux

GMTalk LogoSince the last episode of GMTalk we have seen some major developments at YoYo Games with the release of their first three iPhone and iPad games.

They Need to Be Fed author Jesse Venbrux guests alongside usual presenters Andrew McCluskey, Jack Brockley and myself in this 35 minute show (recorded Saturday).

Jesse talks about his recent blog post on converting games for use on iPhone and iPad, his new job in Japan and beating Andrew at bowling.

We also briefly discuss a few other topics such as iPad gaming, the Game Maker’s Companion and (possibly) the next game YoYo Games will be releasing.

If there is anyone in particular you would like to hear on a future show please let us know in the comments.

Direct Link (32MB)

Show Links

Jesse’s blog post
They Need to Be Fed iPhone Review
Q Games
Karoshi (has links to versions in both Game Maker and Flash)
Andrew’s unfinished games that are at a playable stage
Game Maker decompiler

AppSpy: They Need to be Fed
Rhys Andrews’ Teka Teki (PC version on
YoYo’s description of the game

Interview with Dustforce creators

Innoquous 4 screenshots on GMC

100,000 games at YoYo Games
Grabeorama game play stats

Game Maker’s Companion review

YoYo polishing 18 games
YoYo Games: 50 Employees and £18M turnover in 2012?

My post on the resources section of YoYoGames

Previous shows: GMTalk 4, GMTalk 3GMTalk 2GMTalk 1

Music: Define Happy by ushenkopo

3 Replies to “GMTalk Game Maker Podcast – Episode 5: Jesse Venbrux”

  • Very nice. I do agree with True, though. Jesse’s mic could have used some adjustment, but all-in-all I think it was his accent.

    And yes, some senior YYG members on the show would be interesting. I look forward to more of these.

  • Not bad. I found Jesse’s accent very difficult to understand but in general I understood him ;D

    What I would really love is if you could get some senior YYG members on, even if only for a short section.

    Keep up the good work.

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