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Videos By Joe


My Favorite Game-Dev Talks

How To Succeed At Anything -
If Oprah, Deepak and Tony were Game Devs.
KSU - 9/26/2019


Without a doubt, this is my best video ever.
Given at KSU in front of 80-100 Game-Dev Students.

Camera work improves a few minutes into it
by switching to the other display.
If I Could Turn Back Time
A Game Developer's Ultimate Quest
CIMFest - 7/17/2018


A close second for GOAT.
This answers the question of what I would do
if I had to start over again from scratch.
Puzzles By Joe
The Knob Theory of Puzzle Variations
CIMFest - 7/19/2017


Each year CIMFest let me pick my own topic
and then allocate an hour to talk about whatever I picked.

I really enjoyed this one as it weaved my love for
Rubik's Cube-like puzzles throughout the entire talk.

Game Dev Interviews

Puzzles By Joe
AMA Interview with GameDevHQ
Jonathan Wienberger
12/27/2017


Jonathan does a phenomenal job educating new Game-Devs.
His program teaches them Unity, and he has an
excellent track record for getting students that have
gone through his courses, jobs in the industry.
Puzzles By Joe
Follow-Up Interview with GameDevHQ
Jonathan Wienberger
4/1/2022


Jonathan does a phenomenal job educating new Game-Devs.
His program teaches them Unity, and he has an
excellent track record for getting students that have
gone through his courses, jobs in the industry.

The Rants in Joe's Favorites Order

Whose Rant Is It Anyway?
SIEGE - 10/8/2018


Has to be seen to be believed.
This is the 4th Rants and I took the advice of
Mr. Wes Wilson and tried to
"Put On A Show!!!"

Restricted due to an
overabundance of profanity!!!
Indie Rants Part Duh!!!
Game Studios Vs. Indies
SIEGE - 10/8/2016


Much better than the first Indie Rants
and lots of valuable information doled out
by the industry veterans.
Not just funny, but useful.

Restricted due to an
overabundance of profanity!!!
Zoom Rants 2020!!!
With Extra-Covid-Kindness!!!
SIEGE - 11/14/2020


Best of the Zoom Rants
2020, Covid still here, but
that wasn't going to stop us.

Restricted due to an
overabundance of profanity!!!
Indie Rants III!!!
SIEGE - 10/31/2017


Much better than the first Indie Rants
and lots of valuable information doled out
by the mostly indie veterans.
Not just funny, but useful.

Restricted due to an
overabundance of profanity!!!
Motivational Rants!!!
CIMFest - 7/14/2020


CIMFest + Rants + Zoom
Good or Bad -- You Be the Judge!!!

Not Restricted but Rated PG-13!!!
Hangover Cure: Indie Rants!!!
SIEGE 2015
11/12/2015


The Very First Indie Rants!!!

A Mixed-Bag of Fun & Information.

Not Restricted but Rated PG-13!!!

Lesser Talks, Interviews and Rants

Game Dev. Secrets of
Massively Good Level Design
for the Clutter Games
CIMFEst - 6/1/2022


This was my most recent CIMFest talk.

Not a great talk, but has some nice tidbits
on how to constantly refactor your own techniques.
Unfortunately, This Video is only avaialbe on Facebook.

How to Become a Solo Indie Developer
Blue Scorpion Management Interview
5/17/2020


Nice Interview with Kimberly Starks
of Blue Scorpion Management.
Secrets of a Moderate Success:
An Indie's Tale of the Long Tail!!!
Casual Connect - 8/27/2013


My very first industry Talk at
Casual Connect in San Francisco 2013.

I was also part of their Indie Showcase
with Clutter III: Who is the Void?
Building a Thriving Franchise Model
In a Shrinking PC Games Market
The Business of Indie Games
12/10/2019


Interview format with Simon Bailey
of The Business of Indie Game.
If I Could Turn Back Time
The Panel Version I Moderated
SIEGE - 11/19/2018


A Panel I suggested and Moderated
as a Follow-up to the talk
I gave at CIMFest that year.
Narative Design for Puzzle Games:
The Stories of Clutter
CIMFest 2022
6/27/2022


Compainion talk to my "Knob Theory"
that outlines all the Stories I've done
in Clutter games over the years and how
Strange and Meta they've become.

Takeaway, is to always try to
push the boundaries of conventional wisdom.