KakeBytes

KakeBytes

KakeBytes is an adventure through gaming history. Join your host, Katy, 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.

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February 25, 2021 71 min
BrolyLegs is a grand master Street Fighter pro player that is known for playing differently than most. He was born with arthrogryposis, a condition that inhibits muscle growth and joint movement, and has adapted to learn how to play games without the use of his hands. BrolyLegs joins me to chat about the last 15 years of competing in fighting game tournaments, including the first two seasons of Street Fighter League, and about how ...
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I wanted to bring Connor Rush onto KakeBytes to talk about teaching himself how to program in Java as an 11 year old and how he jumpstarted the development of his very own video game studio Fyre Games.

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April 17, 2020 71 min

BrolyLegs is a grand master Street Fighter pro player that is known for playing differently than most. He was born with arthrogryposis, a condition that inhibits muscle growth and joint movement, and has adapted to learn how to play games without the use of his hands.

BrolyLegs joins me to chat about the last 15 years of competing in fighting game tournaments, including the first two seasons of Street Fighter League, and about how ...

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Blizzard turned the page back in history this summer with the release of Classic World of Warcraft in lieu of a traditional expansion and John Staats, the first 3D level designer at Blizzard, recently published The World of Warcraft Diary.

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August 20, 2019 49 min

E3 was jam packed this year and I was starstruck the whole week I attended. In my journeys, I had the pleasure of meeting Carlos Rocha, the founder of Dreams Uncoporated and SYCK games.

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June 20, 2019 56 min

Ed Annunziata joined me on the latest episode of the show to discuss the Sega Genesis classic Ecco the Dolphin as well as discuss Space War Area, which launched earlier this year on the Nintendo Switch.

We delve into his love of programming that kickstarted his career, starting with Pyramid Run in 1984. He has stuck with the same team since Ecco, modernizing the development approach that has stuck with them for the last three deca...

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May 2, 2019 38 min
Tarn Adams joins me on the show (again!) to talk about the full launch of Dwarf Fortress coming soon to Steam and itch.io. In our first conversation on episode 16 of the show, the full launch of the game seemed literally eons away so I wanted to bring him on to discuss the news, which broke in mid-March, and other development updates. He is joined periodically by his feline companion, Scamps. You can read more about Bay 12 Games...
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March 16, 2019 49 min

Gracie Arenas Strittmatter, who currently serves as the technical art director over BioWare’s latest IP, Anthem, joins me on the show to discuss it!

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February 2, 2019 40 min

Rachel Quirico, also known online as Seltzer, is an esports host and interviewer for games like Pokémon GO, Overwatch, Hearthstone, CSGO, Starcraft, Street Fighter, and others.

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January 18, 2019 43 min

Tim Fogarty has been competing in various first person shooters for more than a decade. Most recently, he has been competing with Team Liquid on their Quake Champions Team Death Match squad and previously played on their Overwatch Contenders team as well as previous Quake titles.

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January 4, 2019 40 min

On today’s episode of KakeBytes, Andrew Reiner talks about his early love of games and how he vaulted that admiration into a career in gaming journalism.

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October 27, 2018 47 min
The newest guest on the show is Dr. Mick, a therapist and streamer. He joins me to discuss the intersection of mental health and gaming, and how he has created a community where he can share his expertise with others.  You can find the show on SpotifyiTunesGooglePlayStitcherOvercast, Podcast Addict, TunerFM, and literally most of these million podcatchers. If you’re having trouble finding the show on your preferred app ple...
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The next guest on the show is Chris Hopper, the head of Esports for North America at Riot Games.

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September 30, 2018 36 min
This week's guest is Gus Martin, an AI developer at Capcom has worked for other companies such as EA and Square Enix. Gus has worked on games from the EA Sports franchises as well as iconic series such as Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Dragon Quest, and more. You can find the show on SpotifyiTunesGooglePlayStitcherOvercast, Podcast Addict, TunerFM, and literally most of these million podcatchers. If you’re having tro...
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September 14, 2018 141 min

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!).

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August 22, 2018 108 min

In the newest episode of the show I chat with Tarn Adams, the programmer behind the cult-classic PC colony simulator Dwarf Fortress.

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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.

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June 6, 2018 77 min
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 gaming scene as a twelve time world champion in title such as Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament 2003, Painkiller, and more. He also talks about the Fatal1ty brand and what he&#...
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Billy Joe Cain is back at it again. And this time, it is the finale.

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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

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