Todd Mitchellis creating Podcasts, Games, and Creative Projects
Select a membership level
At this tier, you get full access to The Feed, a nonstop flow of project and podcast updates, and more importantly, you become part of our Patreon community! We routinely discuss what everyone's working on, share knowledge, and support one another on a wide variety of creative endeavors.
You'll also hear one Patreon-exclusive podcast episode per month!
You help decide the direction.
Not only do you get full access to The Feed, but once a month, YOU choose the topic! Curious about a game engine? Want to talk music? Want to know how I write outlines for writing projects? This will need to stay relatively broad, but I will definitely dig for answers in the direction of your choosing. My knowledge is your knowledge. This may include podcast topics, guest questions, or exclusive articles as best fits the format.
One monthly podcast plug for your team or your project. It's that easy. You'll also get full access to The Feed!
Note: If you also want to choose the topic of a post each month, you'll need to move up to the Producer tier.
Hi, I'm Todd MitchellI run a small indie game studio, I host the GameDev Breakdown Podcast, I operate industry shop talk blog, Code Write Play, and I even contributed a chapter to The Ultimate Freelancer's Guidebook. I'm here on Patreon to share the technical side of creativity, and how I bring my favorite ideas to life.
(Here's some of my VR work on display at the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona)
What do I know?I'm a professional software developer of about 15 years, an independent game developer, and a published writer with game industry journalism experience. In short, I had to start teaching myself loads of technical skills at about age 14, and I never stopped. Here are just some of the skills I've been responsible for in my journey as a creator:
- Software design and programming
- Web design and development
- Writing for the workplace, games, non-fiction for publication, and screenplays
- Game design and development
- Music composition
- 3D modeling
- 2D illustration and graphic design - even as a particularly ungifted artist
- Video editing
- High-quality audio recording on a budget
- Marketing and search engine development
But can I teach?Try me! Since becoming an indie creator myself, I've written a ton about my processes, both in tutorial and high-level formats. Since launching my first educational app for kids, I've spoken to hundreds of elementary and middle school students during Hour of Code events, and have participated in Q&A events with parents, educators, and child development professionals. I launched and host the GameDev Breakdown Podcast, which was selected to partner with Microsoft at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in 2018 to highlight special guests and distribute exclusive interviews. I'm always working on putting together great teaching resources, highlighting the best of the indie scene, and relaying wisdom from the professional industry and beyond.
(Me at right, with friends from Microsoft at GDC 2018)
If we reach the point that the GameDev Breakdown Podcast hosting is covered each month, I will commit to releasing a regular weekly show without the irregular gaps we have now, barring emergencies and other legitimate excuses. Basically, we won't keep skipping a week just because we didn't happen to record one.