I’ve stumbled across this course that Warren Spector is teaching at the University of Texas. He is very articulate and I respect his perspective a lot, although don’t frequently share his view of game development. Well worth watching, and more can be found here.
This is an excellent indie game design/development lecture by Nicklas Nygren. I totally relate to starting off on a huge game but not at all realizing how big the scope actually was. The methodologies that he’s developed seem very practical for those of us that are a team of one.
Rod Humble, who wrote the game The Marriage, has some really interesting things to say about games. Rod has aparently done a lot of work in the mainstream game industry also (Linden Lab and Electronic Arts).
This lecture was taken from Inventing the Future of Games,” a day-long symposium on April 15, 2011 – and was not at all what I expected it to be.