New GAME DEV UNCHAINED Podcast Episode: Josh BakkenJanuary 31, 2019
Video Games, Comic Books, and Manga all in one!
Tapas Media is an indie digital comic book company who has just expanded their business to co-develop and publish some of their biggest titles into mobile games. Tapas has around 2.1 Million active users on its platform, and I think this is a very interesting and unique brand that bridges comics and manga, to indie gaming. Their newest game is called ‘Dungeon Construction Co.’ and it is an adventure puzzle game based on a best-selling indie comic book. We talked to Josh’s career across toys, edutainment, comics and video games. Cross-development of IPs, how indie comics are being made into indie games and vice versa. Why Tapas decided to invest in games in 2018 and beyond. How indie game creators can think beyond the game, and explore comics and films or digital content as a way to build their brand. This episode is brought to you by Quixel Megascans. Megascans is the definitive standardized content resource, with everything fully PBR calibrated, and all 3D scans consistently topologized, UV-mapped and LOD:ed. Because of this, it has already been adopted by all major AAA and VFX studios Goto megascans.se and enter code GDU for 30% off for the first three months! Give us a rating on iTunes: apple.co/2IKxTmU