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KakeBytes is an adventure through gaming history. Join your host, KatyKakes, on a journey to uncover gaming's long history and talk to industry professionals on their role in the past, present, and future of an industry that is continuously evolving.
||CleanEpisode 17 — GoldenEye 007, TimeSplitters||Joining me on today's episode is video game designer David Doak, most famously attributed to his work developing AI for GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 (and inserting himself into the game!). David is also know for his role in starting Free Radical De||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 — Dwarf Fortress||In the newest episode of the show I chat with Tarn Adams, the programmer behind the cult-classic PC colony simulator Dwarf Fortress. We discuss how Dwarf Fortress sprang to life unexpectedly at Bay 12 Games, the company that Tarn and his brother Zach h||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 — The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler||In today's episode, Tim McVey shares how a single quarter changed his life. We discuss how he became the first to achieve one billion points and on the little-known title Nibbler. In addition to his billion point game, we discuss the documentary that co||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 — FATAL1TY||I felt like there was no better person to bring on the show to discuss eSports than one of the best professional gamers in the world: Fatal1ty. Johnathan Wendel joins me in this week's episode to discuss 25 years worth of experience in the competitive g||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 — REEF||Billy Joe Cain is back at it again. And this time, it is the finale. BJC was the first interview I conducted for the show and it was dynamic because he had a lot of personal experiences to share with me throughout his long relationship with games. I'm e||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 — Neversoft, Infinity Ward||This week's guest is Simon Ko, an artist who has done concept art for the Guitar Hero and Call of Duty franchises. We discuss his leap from art school into working in the game industry as well as his plunge into virtual reality with Vrainiac Studio.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 — King of (the long) Kon||Twin Galaxies has flexed the almighty ban hammer against cheating for the second time in just a few months and this time it's against the self-proclaimed video game player of the century: Billy Mitchell. I have had the great fortune of having Scott as a||4/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 — The Simulation Football League (SFL)||What is the Simulation Football League you ask? It's a football league that YOU could play in. You, as in the universal you. And with me today to school us on the game is the Commissioner of the League himself: Cameron Irvine. The SFL currently boasts||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 — What do Madden and Medici have in common?||The answer is this weeks guest: André Thomas. André has spent more than 20 years in CGI production, heading projects in both the film and game industries. Credited to him are titles such as Men in Black, Independence Day, and the Madden Football serie||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 — Do video games cause violence?||I think most of us know the answer to that question, but for this week's episode I brought back Patrick Scott Patterson to talk about the "why." The correlation between violence in society and violence in video games has been a pervasive argument that||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 — Origin - EA||In today's episode of the show I sit down with Billy Joe Cain to talk today about his time working as a level designer for Origin, around the time that they got bought by Electronic Arts, and other companies, along with the general experience of devel||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 — The National Videogame Museum||In the newest episode of KakeBytes, I sit down with John Hardie! John is one of the co-founders of the National Videogame Museum which is located in Frisco, Texas. Be sure to find KakeBytes all over the web: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 — Newgrounds.com||In the newest episode of KakeBytes, I sit down with Tom Fulp! He talks with me about the many iterations of Newgrounds that existed until he found himself with a top 500 website as a college student prior to the dot-com crash. He goes on to talk about t||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 — Rampage||In the newest episode of KakeBytes, I sit down with Brian Colin! Brian is most often recognized because his unique art style captured gamers in 1986 with the release of the arcade game Rampage. In today's interview Brian and I discuss his time working i||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 — Q*bert||In today's episode, I sit down with 35-year development veteran Warren Davis! He's most well known in gaming for his role as the programmer for the arcade classic Q*bert, but we talk about so much more! Warren regaled me with tales of answering a newsp||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 — The Texas Video Game Championships||In today's episode of the show I sit down with Billy Joe Cain, a seasoned video game champion and game developer, to talk today about his experience competing in the 1982 Texas Video Game Championships. You can find notes on today's show at kakebyte||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 — The Importance of Preservation||In the first episode of the show I sit down with Patrick Scott Patterson, video game advocate and historian, to talk about his experiences in preserving physical artifacts of video game history (uncovering unreleased game prototypes on Facebook Live is||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Stories from the industry
Katy keeps a casual conversation atmosphere with her guests that leads to some great stories told by those who worked on video games.
Awesome podcast! Really fun to learn about how Fata1ity started and how esports really became such a huge phenomenon. KatyKakes is a wonderful host and interviewer! I'll definitely be back for more!