This episode featuring Christina Nguyen (Guilded, Twitch, Blizzard) and Jason Cashdollar (Facebook) discusses Fortnite, a multiplayer online battle royale shooter from Epic Games. We dig into how this game came to be, its development cycle, and the UI elements that stand out to us.
0:00 Intros 2:00 What is Fortnite? 4:30 Difficulty and matchmaking 5:37 What is novel about Fortnite? 11:00 Game development cycle 17:29 Cross platform play 20:34 Inventory system 25:45 Input and key bindings 31:16 Damage UI 33:57 Colorblind mode 36:52 Sound effects 39:35 Replay mode 44:00 Competitive and wrap-up
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