Unity ECS and Data Oriented Design

January 3, 2019

Jay and Matt take a deep dive into Unity's upcoming ECS and why its data oriented design is important.

Breakdown

  • 2:06 - Personal experiences with mice and bats in the home
  • 8:31 - Discord server
  • 13:02 - Optimized code vs easy to use code
  • 20:06 - Reactive vs Pure ECS
  • 25:45 - Benefits of data oriented design and caching
  • 32:13 - Unity job system
  • 37:14 - C# managed memory and blittable types
  • 42:54 - limitations you must follow when using Unity ECS and job system
  • 50:51 - Jay's tips for Unity ECS hybrid mode
  • 55:51 - Matt's thoughts on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • 1:04:22 - Jay's thoughts on Marvel's Spider-Man
  • 1:13:47 - Matt recommends playing Total Chaos

Links

Super Mario Crosses Over to WebGL

November 20, 2018

We talk about the experimental preview for Super Mario Bros. Crossover released for WebGL, and then Jay and Matt debate The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Breakdown

  • 2:55 - Super Mario Bros. Crossover 4.0
  • 17:00 - Emulated music and Game Music Emu
  • 22:55 - Why the flash version could not be salvaged
  • 26:53 - Foundational code and the EcsRx framework
  • 34:40 - Rebuilding the Exploding Rabbit Community
  • 40:13 - What does this mean for Glitch Strikers?
  • 43:35 - Debate about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • 1:05:15 - Jay's experience with Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • 1:12:22 - Broaching the tense subject of politics and morality

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The Crypto Plague

July 18, 2018

In this completely different episode of the Exploding Rabbit Podcast, Jay Pavlina and Matt Gyure talk about technologies unrelated to games, like cryptocurrencies. Game development will return next episode.

  • 0:01:01 - Matt's Job
  • 0:06:42 - Bike Accidents and Injuries
  • 0:12:46 - Mac v. Windows
  • 0:17:11 - Crypto-rabbit hole Part 1
  • 0:22:06 - FPGA and Electronics Tangent
  • 0:28:11 - Crypto-rabbit hole Part 2
  • 1:05:01 - Jobs, work, and new opportunities
  • 1:18:01 - Web technologies
  • 1:26:35 - What We've Been Playing, Fortnite, Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker, God of War

The Exploding Rabbit Hole of Code Architecture

May 18, 2018

Jay Pavlina and Matt Gyure dive into an Exploding Rabbit Hole full of code architecture. We also talk about making levels in Super Mario Bros. Crossover, what we've been playing, and quantum computing.

  • 2:28 - ECS Architecture (Entity Component Sytem)
  • 11:00 - Thoughts on Unity and the Godot Engine
  • 19:54 - Engine Agnostic Code Design with Entitas
  • 26:07 - View abstraction
  • 31:06 - How levels were made in Super Mario Bros. Crossover
  • 41:31 - Matt's been playing Super Meat Boy
  • 44:56 - Jay's been playing Assassin's Creed Origins
  • 54:24 - Interesting thing: Quantum Computing

References

The Early Days of Super Mario Bros. Crossover

April 1, 2018

Jay Pavlina and Matt Gyure discuss how development for Super Mario Bros. Crossover began and what it was like working on it early on. Other topics include Jay's upcoming game development editor, what games they've been playing, and a few non-gaming topics like intermittent fasting and timeboxing.

Features music from the Castle in the Darkness Soundtrack by Matt Kap.