On this episode of Eat Sleep Code, guests Alex Bezuska and Eric Lathrop talk about game development, the Ludum Dare game jam and how they started Two Scoop Games. Later, Jen Looper joins the show to talk about gaming with the internet of things (IoT).
Ever since Alex’s first game system, the Super NES, he always dreamed of not just playing games, but creating them. After hearing stories of the industry, and realizing that the average game developer works on a huge team and has no say in the direction of the project, he became discouraged and forgot this dream. In 2012 Alex watched the film ‘Indie Game: The Movie’ and realized that making games is possible after all, as an indie developer! Alex now creates all the art for Two Scoop Games, and is very happy to be living his dream.
Eric is the main programmer for Two Scoop Games. Eric’s first programming experiences involved modifying BASIC games on a TRS-80. Always a gamer, Eric has been playing and creating games since he was a child. Passionate about the web, Eric has been developing Splat, a HTML5 game engine that aims to make it easier to make cross-platform games with web technologies.
Jen is a web and mobile developer and founder of Ladeez First Media, a small indie mobile development studio. In her spare time, she is a dancer, teacher and multiculturalist who is always learning.