20 Best Game Development Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about game development ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best game development podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Game Development Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

The Spawn Chunks – A Minecraft Podcast

  • Publisher: Joel Duggan & Pixlriffs
  • Total Episodes: 142

The Spawn Chunks is a podcast all about Minecraft. We dig into Minecraft related news and development snapshots, explore game content and the Minecraft community, and craft our personal thoughts and experiences about the game we love.

Eberron Renewed

  • Publisher: The Geek Pantheon
  • Total Episodes: 215

A podcast focused on long-form storytelling and character development set in the Eberron D&D game setting.

Nice Games Club – a gamedev podcast!

  • Publisher: Ellen, Stephen, and Mark
  • Total Episodes: 430

The podcast where nice gamedevs talk gaming and game development. Nice!

Patrick Jones Baseball

  • Publisher: Patrick Jones
  • Total Episodes: 210

This baseball podcast will be centered around player and coach development. We will discuss everything from mechanics, the mental game, practice design, and even college recruiting. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Youth Soccer Coaching Player Development Podcast

  • Publisher: MyFootballCoach
  • Total Episodes: 66

Join Saul Isaksson-Hurst, 10 years experience as a Technical Football Coach in the Premier League with Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC, as he chats to some of the words leaders in Youth Soccer Development. A podcast aimed at Soccer Players, Coaches and parents interested in the beautiful game and youth soccer player development.

The Misplay

  • Publisher: The Misplay
  • Total Episodes: 68

The Misplay is an Eternal Card Game podcast that is half NPR “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me” and half a growth mindset professional development opportunity.

Play Ball Kid Baseball Podcast

  • Publisher: Sammy & Bryan Eisenberg
  • Total Episodes: 56

Share in the development of a 15 year old baseball player and athlete as he interviews current & former professionals around the game of baseball. From MLB, Milb to leading coaches & thinkers in the game. The goal of the show is to help give you “bite size” episodes to improve your skills & knowledge of the game of baseball.

Let’s Go! Hockey Podcast

  • Publisher: letsgohockey
  • Total Episodes: 54

Coach Pete Kamman and Coach Danny Heath bring their love for the game off the ice. Weekly episodes include guest interviews, hockey insights, training tips, practice strategies, and advice to help improve your game. This is the best podcast for aspiring or experienced hockey players and coaches. Hit the subscribe button to get your weekly source of hockey development, inspiration, and education. Let’s gooooooo!

LEGO® Bits N’ Bricks

  • Publisher: The LEGO Group
  • Total Episodes: 21

An official LEGO® Games podcast dedicated to digging out and exploring some of the many fascinating stories and lessons learned from a quarter century of game development. The podcast will feature the most memorable games and, importantly, some of those dedicated developers who helped bring them to life.

Good Will Hunters

  • Publisher: Good Will Hunters
  • Total Episodes: 114

Join us as Rachel Mason Nunn explores the nuanced world of international development by talking to experts and game-changers whose voices and work are critical to radically transforming the sector and our communities for the better. Listen in and be prepared to hear from incredible people who push us to rethink international development, and how we can create meaningful and long-lasting change.

GameDev.tv Community Podcast

  • Publisher: Learn Game Development Online
  • Total Episodes: 121

Game development podcast brought to you by the GameDev.tv community. Insightful and important advice from 90+ game industry experts. Listen to interviews with game designers, programmers, producers, artists, writers, sound designers, animators, music producers, video game composers, games journalists, CEOs and a host of others from the game development industry. On our community game dev podcast we’ve been lucky enough to talk with indie devs through to those working with AAA studios like Naughty Dog, and people involved with games such as Last of Us Part II, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Uncharted 2, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Rainbow Six Siege, Pac-Man World, the Maximo series, God of War, Drawn to Life series, Darksiders and Warhammer 40K. Kevin-Brandon, an avid gamer for the last decade, teams up with co-hosts and generally awesome community members: Ricardo Alvares Pereira Junior, Bryant Schaper, Aaron Stackpole and Zoe Anderson. Challenging all game dev students to go after their game development dreams! Join them weekly on the best game development podcast as they find out how to break into the industry (and stay motivated when you don’t!), as well as what it’s really like working in game development. Plus tips for improving your skills and great learning strategies.

Behind The Game – Countdown to Camp!

  • Publisher: Behind The Game
  • Total Episodes: 22

Welcome to Behind the Game, the Kids in the Game official podcast. We cover the intersection of youth development, sports, education and technology in the New York City landscape.

Beyond The Blox

  • Publisher: BanTech Systems
  • Total Episodes: 17

A podcast all about the Roblox platform and game development. Whether you’re just starting out or have been developing for a while, this is the podcast for you. Each episode focuses on a different influential member of the development community, exploring their motivations and their projects on the platform. #BeyondTheBlox

Pixel Sift

  • Publisher: Pixel Sift
  • Total Episodes: 195

Pixel Sift is an Australian Podcast Award winning fortnightly video games show that breaks down the complex topics so you can stay informed. Each episode explores the biggest news in gaming and features a game development industry guest from Australasia and the world. Learn what it takes to make video games. Winner of 2019 Australian Podcast Awards gaming category and finalist for the 2018 Australian Games Awards.

Fire and Soul Podcast with Michelle Sorro | Real Talks on Self Development, Self-Love, Success, Entrepreneurship, Mindset + more

  • Publisher: Michelle Sorro | 7 Figure Heart Centered Digital CEO
  • Total Episodes: 126

A Top 10 in Self-Development, Fire and Soul is a weekly show of personal and professional principles to elevate your mindset, empower you to take inspired action, and help you cultivate an epically aligned life and business. Host Michelle Sorro, former TV Retail Host turned 7-figure Digital CEO, shares real talks with global game changers, thought leaders, and high-performance experts in this unfiltered and transformational podcast. Michelle believes the Universe rewards the brave and is here to awaken you to your infinite potential without the hustle, grit and grind – only ease, grace and flow! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Royals Weekly

  • Publisher: Royals Weekly
  • Total Episodes: 11

A weekly podcast dedicated to the Kansas City Royals. Get in-depth commentary and analysis on team and player performance, prospect development, team signings, and so much more. Royals Weekly is a podcast meant to help all fans increase their knowledge of the game and stay informed about the state of the Royals organization.

Dorothy and the Dealer Podcast

  • Publisher: Dorothy and the Dealer Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 96

Dorothy and the Dealer What’s the meaning of life? Why do we think the way we do? Is our perception of reality real? What influence do our thoughts and actions really have over our reality?  If life was one big game and you were handed the ultimate cheat sheet, would you use it to win? Or, would you take a chance on the roll of a dice? Dorothy and the Dealer take you on a joy-ride down life’s many rabbit holes. Discover what makes you and the universe tick. Get inspired by fresh takes on how to win at life: in relationships, career, finances, and overall health and wellbeing. Hear from the greatest minds and leading experts in human development and relationship psychology, neuroscience and neurobiology, quantum physics and ancient mysticism. Hosted by Mitch Behan and Emilia Tomeo, self-proclaimed life hack junkies, human development specialists to everyone else.  “We’re serious about human development, but we don’t take ourselves to seriously” MJB Seminars  Inspiring lives since 2000

Knox Game Design

  • Publisher: Knox Game Design
  • Total Episodes: 65

Knox Game Design is a monthly discussion by game creators in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. We share our ideas, show off projects, and discuss current topics related to video game development. Our group explores the many facets of the game design process, such as coding, graphics, modeling, animation, story, and promotion. You can find out more information on the group including future meeting dates at knoxgamedesign.org

SmartBug on Tap

  • Publisher: Jen Spencer
  • Total Episodes: 100

This is digital marketing, whenever you want it. SmartBug on Tap delivers weekly conversations and thought leadership from SmartBug Media on demand generation, marketing automation, brand loyalty, and digital strategy. If you’re looking for expert, game-changing thoughts on digital marketing, you’ve found your home. Each episode will feature topics such as lead generation, account engagement, brand loyalty, inbound marketing, sales enablement, PR, demand generation, marketing automation, paid media, web design and development, sales enablement, revenue growth, digital strategy, ROI, and more.

Coaching U Podcast with Coach Brendan Suhr presented by Hudl & Hudl Assist

  • Publisher: Coaching U
  • Total Episodes: 217

Weekly podcast featuring the best coaches in the world hosted by 2-Time NBA World Champion, Brendan Suhr. Each episode Coach Suhr and his guests give you insight into some of the best and newest trends, techniques, philosophies and lessons from not only the game of basketball; but also in leadership, culture, professional development and life. Subscribe and share!

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