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80 Level Podcast

80 Level Podcast is an episodic show for game developers, digital artists, animators, video game enthusiasts, CGI and VFX specialists. Join us to learn about new workflows, discuss new tools and share your work.

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Houdini in Action - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Ian Smith, CG Supervisor at SideFX walks us through Project Pegasus (learning tech demo showcasing Houdini workflows with Unreal Engine 5). Explore non-destructive, procedural content generation in gamedev and how different tools can be used to create detailed open-world environments. Ian talks about software strengths and emphasizes how indie developers can leverage Houdini for fast and dynamic world-building that doesn't require lots of manpower.Check out Project Pegasus and improve your Houdini skills: https://www.sidefx.com/pegasus/ Read the article on 80.lv: https://80.lv/articles/ian-smith-on-becoming-an-artist-houdini-s-new-project-pegasus/ Ian’s socials:https://www.artstation.com/iansmithartist https://www.youtube.com/@iansmithartist/videos https://twitter.com/iansmithartist Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalent Get your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
26:33 2/14/24
Cooking Food in 3D - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Designated digital chef Patrick Foley (PATRICK_4D) takes us to his kitchen. He shares interesting facts about a unique niche in digital art - photorealistic food renders, and delves into the importance of lighting, texture, and why choosing a specialty can supercharge your career. Patrick also discusses how he builds his brand with social media and its impact on attracting big clients. You better not watch it hungry cause this guy cooks! More from Patrick:https://www.instagram.com/patrick_4d/?hl=en https://www.tiktok.com/@patrick_4d?lang=en https://www.patrick4d.com/ Get industry-ready 3D assets designed by Patrick 4D:https://p4d.store/Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalent Get your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
28:33 1/31/24
Time Travel with VFX - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Trent Claus, VFX supervisor from Lola Visual Effects joined our podcast. Learn about the complex process of creating realistic aging effects for characters in major films: from the challenges of preserving actors' unique features to the intricacies of the facial anatomy. Trent shares fascinating insights into the evolution of VFX and how AI is shaping its future, as well as behind-the-scenes stories from top-tier movie projects, including Marvel Cinematic Universe. Check out Lola Visual Effects projects: https://lolavfx.com/ The episode was recorded at VIEW Conference 2023: https://www.viewconference.it/ Episode cover image copyright: © 2019 MarvelOther images used in the episode:  © The Walt Disney Company © Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. © Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
27:38 1/17/24
Art vs. Technology? - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Scott Eaton, multi-disciplinary artist & creative technologist, joins 80 Level Podcast. We discuss machine learning, its impact on human creativity, and the limitations & potentials of AI-generated content in gamedev. Scott shares his thoughts on future changes and possibilities for artists in the gaming world and tries to find a balance between art and technology.The episode was recorded at the VIEW Conference 2023: https://www.viewconference.it/ Scott’s website:https://www.scott-eaton.com/ Scott’s Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/_ScottEaton_  Check out Scott's online courses (Winter session starts in January): https://www.scott-eaton.com/courses Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
31:39 12/20/23
Rules of Open World Game Design - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Join 80 Level Podcast for a deep dive into game design with Jamie Smith, Principal Game Designer at People Can Fly. We discuss the core principles that make open world games stand out. Jamie shares how to design captivating gameplay mechanics, maintain player engagement, and balance form and function. If you're a game developer or simply fascinated by the world of video games, this episode uncovers the creative and technical aspects that drive the industry forward.More about Jamie: https://linktr.ee/smithstock Some examples in the video used by JamieYakuzahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKiFfCE949s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k71rZSh0ipM Fallout: New Vegas Maphttp://www.gamemapscout.com/falloutnewvegas_interactive.htmlThe player starts at Goodsprings (to the left of the map), meaning they can only go up, right, or downElden Ringhttps://mapgenie.io/elden-ring/maps/the-lands-between Super Mariohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLl7lbbpjig Destiny 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLpD4KH6kwI Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for digital artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
47:53 12/6/23
Mastering Unreal Engine with YouTube Tutorials - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.William Faucher, 3D Generalist & Unreal Engine Mentor joined 80 Level Podcast. We discuss all-things Unreal Engine and the best ways to master it. William talks about his career journey & YouTube experience, and gives valuable advice for aspiring 3D artists on honing skills, choosing the right software, and understanding the evolving gamedev landscape.Watch William’s tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/c/williamfaucher Check out the EasyFog tool for UE: https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplace/en-US/product/easyfog William’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/williamfaucher.vfx/  William’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/WillFaucherVFX  Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalent Get your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
44:07 11/22/23
Revolutionizing VFX - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Nick Seavert, Founder & CEO of JangaFX Software joined 80 Level Podcast. Explore the art and science of visual effects in game development and learn how Nick turned his love for games into building software aimed at empowering game artists and making VFX easier. Stay tuned for an inside look at JangaFX's future plans, where they're venturing into real-time terrain and environment generation, promising to revolutionize game development.Janga VFX website: https://jangafx.com/Janga VFX tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@jangafx/videos  Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
37:53 11/1/23
All about Gamedev Outsourcing - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Join us for another episode of 80 Level Podcast. Anna Kozlova, CEO at Room 8 Group, shares her expertise on why outsourcing can be a game-changer, how to retain top talent, and the potential impact of AI on game development. Find out how studios handle workloads and strike a balance between creativity and efficiency.Room 8 website: https://room8studio.com/ Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalent Get your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
36:15 10/18/23
Mastering Blender for Epic 3D Modeling - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Dive into the world of 3D modeling and video game development as we chat with Josh Gambrell from Blender Bros. Discover how he went from a beginner to an expert in Blender and how you can too. Learn how AI is shaking things up in the industry and how to embrace these changes for success.Check out Josh’s tutorials on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JoshGambrell/featuredMore online courses by Blender Bros: https://www.blenderbros.com/Artstation: https://www.artstation.com/blenderbros Instagram: http://instagram.com/blenderbros3d Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
37:18 10/4/23
Developer’s Journey to Japan and Elden Ring - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Join us for an exciting peek behind the scenes of Japan's gamedev world with Ben Roach, ex-Level Designer at FromSoftware and now Founder of Upsurge Studios. Ben talks about his experience working on the Elden Ring. We also delve into the magic of Japanese game design, discuss the role of cultural influences, and reveal the secrets that make Japanese game development unique.Official Upsurge Website: https://www.upsurgestudios.com/  Artstation: https://www.artstation.com/upsurge_studios  Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/StudiosUpsurge Revisit Ben’s Dark Souls tutorial on 80 Level: https://80.lv/articles/dark-souls-3-in-ue4-production-interview/ Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
42:10 9/20/23
The Art of Lighting - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Jasmine Katatikarn, 3D Lighting Artist and CEO of the Academy of Animated Art joined 80 Level. Jasmine talks about learning lighting art, technologies, software, and storytelling through light in movies & games. She delves into the job opportunities for artists: what companies are looking for, and how to overcome the stigmatization of art careers among older generations. We also discuss the difference between animation and VFX and the dynamic interplay between human creativity and AI-powered tools.Check out the Academy of Animated Art if you want to learn lightning: https://academyofanimatedart.com/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/academyofanimatedart/Jasmine’s review and critique of students' works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6a5ibb24LY Jasmine’s socials:  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasmine-katatikarn/ Instagram (personal): https://www.instagram.com/jazzkatat/ Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
40:14 9/6/23
The Power of Music in Games. Unlocking the Secrets of Sound Design - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Elliot Callighan (CEO and Composer at Unlock Audio) and Krzysztof Chodkiewiczd (Sound Designer and Music Producer at TSHASK) joined 80 Level podcast. Discover why sound design is a crucial element in gaming, enhancing immersion and gameplay satisfaction. Gain insights into the process of creating unique sounds, overcoming challenges, and tailoring audio to elevate your games to new heights.Unlock Audio: https://www.unlockaudio.com/  TSHASK: https://www.tshask.com/ Sound examples used in the podcast:Sewing a Musical Patchwork: The Music of 'Sackboy: A Big Adventure': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9J9A7EwFpc&t=1722s Returnal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV4XwWEBLEA&t=122s Halo sound design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wgx4E_21D4&t=395s Cuphead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnEv-WgfjpAElite Dangerous: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5GiG-AqAXYINSIDE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd4w_XFFOsk   Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
67:54 8/9/23
Inside Atari's VR Journey: Nostalgia Meets Innovation - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.In this podcast episode, we join Ethan Stearns (Head of Publishing at Atari) and Ana Ribeiro (Creator of Pixel Ripped), as they delve into the world of VR gaming and their exciting collaboration on Pixel Ripped. Discover the behind-the-scenes insights into Pixel Ripped development, Atari’s partnership with VR creators, and their vision for bringing retro nostalgia into the modern gaming landscape. Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities of VR distribution, and explore the future of VR gaming.Learn more about Atari’s collaboration with Pixel Ripped: https://atari.com/products/pixel-ripped-1978 Check out Pixel Ripped on STEAM, OCULUS and PSVR: https://pixelripped.com/ Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
24:25 7/24/23
From Passion Project to Hit Game: Lessons Learned from Darkest Dungeon - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.In this podcast, Tyler Sigman and Chris Bourassa, Сo-founders of Red Hook Studios, talk about their experience building the sequel to the popular Darkest Dungeon game, and the success behind it. Guests dive into the process of creating DD2, communicating with team members and players, navigating the challenges of crowdfunding & early access, and maintaining financial sustainability to turn another dream game into reality.DD2 on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1940340/Darkest_Dungeon_II/ DD website: https://www.darkestdungeon.com/ Check out Darkest Dungeon on socialsTwitter: https://twitter.com/DarkestDungeon Discord: https://www.discord.gg/darkestdungeon/Instagram: https://instagram.com/redhookstudios Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalent Get your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
48:23 7/12/23
Building a Strong Brand for Indie Games - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.80 Level talked with Alx Preston, Founder and Director of Heart Machine studio (does “Hyper Light Breaker” ring any bells?). Alx talks about games, shares his experience running an indie game studio, and offers insights on community-building efforts, staying true to the core values, and the practical nature of entrepreneurship. He also gives practical advice to developers who are planning to start their own company.Hyper Light Breaker on Steam:  https://store.steampowered.com/app/1534840/Hyper_Light_Breaker/ Check out Heart Machine website: https://www.heartmachine.com/ You can also find @HeartMachineHQ on IG, TW, TikTok for more info!Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
40:25 6/28/23
Developing VR Shooter - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.80 Level talked with Masaru Ohnogi and Dax Berg, Co-founder and VP at Thirdverse studio. We dive into the development of their latest VR shooter game X8 and talk about engines, mechanics, interactivity, and design. Masaru and Dax also share their insights on the future of the VR game market and what developers should focus on to make a game successful.Get early access to X8Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1763510/X8/ Meta App Lab: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/4518172508241377/ Learn more about Thirdverse: https://www.thirdverse.io/en/ Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
23:58 6/14/23
The Role of Technical Artists in Game Design - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.In this podcast, 80 Level talked with Iacopo Antonelli, Senior Technical Artist at Rockstar Games. We discuss the role of technical artists in game design, the challenges and opportunities facing the industry, and the impact of cutting-edge technologies like AI and virtual reality. Iacopo also shares valuable advice for aspiring game developers and emphasizes the importance of staying adaptable and continuously learning.Check out Iacopo’s works: https://www.artstation.com/iacopoantonelliProcedural Northern Lights by Iacopo: https://unrealengine.com/marketplace/en-US/product/procedural-northern-lights  This video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalent Get your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
47:07 5/31/23
Navigating Mental Health in Gaming Industry - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.In this podcast, 80LV talked with Eve Crevoshay, Executive Director at Take This (mental health advocacy organization with a focus on the game industry and community). Eve delves into the complex issue of mental health in the gaming industry and provides valuable insights for both employers and employees. She explores the importance of self-care practices, work-life separation, and setting clear boundaries in the workplace.Check out Take This website to learn more: https://www.takethis.org/Another good news for our UK audience. Mental health charity Safe in Our World has partnered with BAFTA to host the UK's first-ever Games Industry Mental Health Summit. The event aims to promote mental health awareness in the gaming industry and discuss practical solutions for supporting employees' well-being. It will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and workshops, with the goal of creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone in the gaming community. This summit is open to everyone in the games industry regardless of your experience level. The Games Industry Mental Health Summit will take place on May 22, 2023, at BAFTA's headquarters in London. Learn more and book your tickets here: https://safeinourworld.org/news/safe-in-our-world-partners-with-bafta-to-host-uks-first-ever-games-industry-mental-health-summit/ This video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: https://xsolla.com/Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80Level We are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
25:04 5/17/23
Remastering Classic Video Games - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.On the GDC 2023 80LV had a chance to chat with Stephen Kick and Larry Kuperman from Nightdive Studios which specializes in remastering old classic video games. Steven and Larry discuss the upcoming release of System Shock game and take us behind the scenes of the Nightdive Studios. They talk about why it makes sense to remake the old games and spill the tea on the business side of things.Pre-order System ShockSteam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/482400/System_Shock/ GOG: https://www.gog.com/en/game/system_shock Epic Games Store: https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/system-shock Check out other Nightdive’s games: https://www.nightdivestudios.com/ Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalent Get your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
24:00 5/3/23
The World of AR Technology - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.80LV had a talk with creative technologist Lauren Cason and multi-media artist Ehren Natay. Lauren and Ehren share their insights on various aspects of Augmented Reality and how it could transform the way we experience the world around us: from the available tools to the future outlook of technology. Guests also discuss the idea of the metaverse and how AR might connect with it and share some details about their newest project Ojos Diferentes.OJOS DIFERENTES AR PROJECT8 New Mexican Indigenous, Norteño, and Chicana Artists reinterpreted monuments, tourist sites, and hidden historic locations throughout Santa Fe using Snap AR. Ojos Diferentes brings contemporary local art, rigorously researched history, and engaging discourse on topics such as tourism, colonization, manifest destiny, resilience, and conservation to anyone walking through downtown.Learn more about Ojos Diferentes: https://www.ojosdiferentes.com/ Check out Lauren’s website: https://www.laurencason.com/Check out Ehren’s website: http://www.ehrenkeenatay.com/Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80Level We are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalent Get your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
39:10 4/20/23
Exploring Creativity: Advice for Aspiring Artists - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.80LV talked with Ran Manolov (Visual Effects Supervisor, Sculptor & Character Art Director), who worked on such projects as Diablo II, Love Death + Robots and many more. Ran shares his journey from being a classically trained artist to the digital realm and provides insights into the art industry. He also discusses the impact of technology on creativity, and the importance of developing skills & staying curious.Check out Ran’s portfolio: https://www.ranmanolov.art/Learn from the tutorials: https://www.patreon.com/ranmanolovOther social media: https://taplink.cc/ranmanolov   Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/ https://twitter.com/80Level We are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
51:34 3/29/23
Present and Future of Game Studios - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.80LV talked with Vadim Kraevoy, Head of Room 8 Studio. Vadim discusses how the company adapted to the new post-pandemic work style and the importance of flexibility and organizational structure in a complex, changing environment. He also offers insights into the current state of the gaming industry and predicts trends that may shape its future, specifically the potential impact of AI.Visit Room 8 Studio website: https://room8studio.com/ Check out the portfolio: https://room8studio.com/portfolio/ Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/ https://twitter.com/80Level We are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
45:51 3/15/23
How to Teach Game Development in a Rapidly Changing World? - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.On the new podcast episode, 80LV talked to Matthew Board (developer, artist, Unreal authorized instructor partner for Epic Games). We discuss how evolving technologies, myriad tools, and students’ backgrounds turn gamedev courses creation & teaching into a real puzzle. Matthew also shared an insight, uncovering the most lucrative skills and specialties in the modern market that everybody should look into!Sign up for Unreal Engine Gamedev Program: https://www.vertexschool.com/game-development-program  Learn more about Vertex School: https://www.vertexschool.com/ Sign up for Game Artist Program: https://www.vertexschool.com/game-arts-program Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/  https://twitter.com/80Level We are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
43:17 3/1/23
Gamedev Education and Future Trends with Jacob Claussen - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.80LV talked with Jacob Claussen, Lead Environment Artist at Fall Damage & Environment Art Teacher at Vertex School. Jacob and Kirill make predictions on how new technologies will change development workflows in 2023, discuss the best ways to learn gamedev, and what crucial skills every environment artist should have. Jacob also explains the phenomena of Sweden’s game industry and how a relatively small country became a hub for many great studios.Learn more about Vertex School: https://www.vertexschool.com/  Sign up for Game Artist Program: https://www.vertexschool.com/game-arts-program Sign up for Unreal Engine Gamedev Program: https://www.vertexschool.com/game-development-program Check out Jacob’s works: https://www.artstation.com/jacobclaussen Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/ https://twitter.com/80Level We are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalent Get your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
42:26 2/15/23
The Art of Being an Artist in the Age of AI with Laura from Outgang - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Laura Gallagher and Kirill Tokarev discuss how to use your artistic value as a way to stand out in the age of AI tools, the current state of the game industry, and the importance of keeping track of your emotional and physical state as a developer. Laura has 13 years of experience in gamedev: she was Lead Character Artist on games like Deus Ex and Horizon. She’s also creating courses and YT tutorials on character art, helping 3D artists improve their skills.Check out Laura’s tutorials on Outgang YT channel: https://www.youtube.com/@outgang Visit Outgang website and browse classes: https://outgang.studio/ Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty  https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/ https://twitter.com/80Level We are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
60:56 2/1/23
How to Make VFX for Big-Budget Films - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Greg Teegarden, Emmy-nominated VFX Artist from Digital Domain takes us behind the scene of producing high-quality visual effects for DC’s Black Adam and other big-budget movies. Greg also talks about the future of VFX and the place of AI & real-time rendering tools in it.Greg Teegarden is a Digital Effects Supervisor for Black Adam movieVisit Digital Domain’s website: https://digitaldomain.com/Check out other Greg’s works: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0853811/?ref_=fn_al_nm_0Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Publish your portfolio on 80 Level Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
44:38 1/11/23
The Challenges of Building Mixed Reality Games - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.The founder of Synodic Arc Michael Pulis talked about his experience working on mixed reality titles and the future of the metaverse. Check out Synodic Arc’s new Mixed Reality game Zombies Noir: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/4745920782133500/Visit Synodic Arc website: https://synodicarc.com/Michael Pulis a Lead Programmer and Founder at Synodic ArcFollow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
26:38 12/21/22
Growing Demand for VFX Artists in Games - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Together with Jason Keyser from VFX Apprentice we've talked about stylized VFX production and the importance of learning visual effects for game developers these days. We’ve also dived into Jason’s experience at Riot Games and he shared what is it like to work for a big studio.Check out VFX Apprentice website and learn from professionals: https://www.vfxapprentice.com/Check out VFX Apprentice YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@VFX_Apprentice/featuredJason Keyser is a Founder & CEO of VFX ApprenticeFollow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
60:25 12/7/22
Becoming a Screenwriter with Simon Racioppa - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Simon Racioppa, one of the screenwriters and executive producers behind Emmy-Nominated animated anthology, The Boys Presents: Diabolical, talked with 80 Level about scriptwriting, making it in Hollywood, and building your career in this tough business we call show.Watch a full trailer of The Boys Presents: Diabolical on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO8mSkbppE4&ab_channel=PrimeVideoStream The Boys Presents: Diabolical on Amazon Prime:https://www.amazon.com/Boys-Presents-Diabolical-Season/dp/B09KKHYXMNCheck out other Simon’s projects: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1115022/Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
38:04 11/23/22
Visual Language in Games with Massive Black - 80 Level Podcast
Send us a Text Message.Melissa Lee, President of Massive Black (one of the leading art outsourcing studios) has joined the 80 Level Podcast. We’ve talked about the creative challenges, the changes visual art in video games has undergone throughout the years, and its influence on the game’s perception.Massive Black Website: https://massiveblack.com/Melissa Lee is a President at Massive BlackLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissalee3/Follow 80 LEVEL on social media:https://www.facebook.com/LevelEighty https://www.instagram.com/eighty_level/https://twitter.com/80LevelWe are looking for more artists!Join 80 LEVEL Talent for free: https://80lv.pro/join-80lvTalentGet your work noticed by some of the biggest and best developers, publishers, and studios in video games today.The Gaming BlenderCould you design a video game?Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyThis video is sponsored by Xsolla, a global video game commerce company with a robust and powerful set of tools and services designed specifically for the video game industry: http://xsolla.pro/8023
42:45 11/9/22

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