The Rustacean Station Podcast

Fish Folk with Erlend Sogge Heggen

Posted Mon, 26 Jun 2023 06:25:00 +0000

Allen Wyma talks with Erlend Sogge Heggen, Founder of Fish Folk. Fish Folk is a collection of open source games written in Rust.

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  • [@00:00] - Introduction to Fish Folk.
  • [@2:17] - Initial concerns about using Rust in a game development project and how it worked out.
  • [@5:46] - The inspiration behind Fish Folk.
  • [@8:05] - The importance of modding and building an open and community-oriented environment.
  • [@10:52] - Protection and licensing of the project.
  • [@14:38] - The process of finding developers and contributors to the project.
  • [@18:24] - Initial funding for the project and financing contributors.
  • [@22:19] - Legalization and registration.
  • [@23:37] - Fish Folk’s Kickstarter campaign.
  • [@25:16] - Fish Folk’s several iterations and transitions and how they affected the development of the game.
  • [@25:50] - The decision to switch from Macroquad to Bevy.
  • [@31:40] - The overall experience and result of switching from Macroquad to Bevy.
  • [@32:49] - Experimenting with different approaches and models for multiplayer implementation.
  • [@35:22] - Plans on monetization.
  • [@40:57] - Timelines and deadlines for the release of the game.
  • [@44:39] - How to get involved with the project.


Intro Theme: Aerocity

Audio Editing: Plangora

Hosting Infrastructure: Jon Gjengset

Show Notes: Plangora

Hosts: Allen Wyma