Joe Houston is a programmer/engineer who is most well known for his tenure at Bluepoint Games working on games such as Shadow Of The Colossus, Titanfall, Uncharted, Demon Souls etc.

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TWITTER - @pandamittens

 

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 - Intro

00:00 - Joe Hasn’t Been To Houston Despite His Surname

01:20 - Bluepoint Games Like Hard Problems

03:13 - Memory Stomp Bug On Titanfall 

04:50 - Code Drops On Titanfall/Co-Development With Respawn Titanfall

06:40 - Optimisation Problems With Titanfall

09:10 - Bluepoint Games Reputation, Professionalism & Transparency 

11:40 - Bluepoint Engine

12:20 - Extracting Data From Older Games/Process Of Making Remakes

14:14 - Joe’s Skillset/Workflow & Bug Tracking For SOTC

17:25 - Parity Issues Were A Problem On SOTC/Japanese Source Code

20:40 - Japanese Source  Code Issues That Ended Up Accumulating Over Time

22:17 - Joe Knows Basic Japanese/Localization

23:30 - Maintaining Culture In Localisation/Arabic Compared To English

27:00 - The Problems With The Original SOTC/Dishonored Being Compared To Thief

30:40 - Modernising Uncharted 1 For PS4

34:40 - Getting Uncharted Collection To Maintain 60FPS

36:40 - Working On Uncharted Games Simultaneously/Bluepoints QA

37:45 - Uncharted 2 Was The Starting Point For Development Of The Collection/Keeping Bugs

40:20 - Remakes & Remasters Vs Original IP

42:17 - Playing Uncharted 3 To Prepare For Development On The Remake

43:25 - Joe Never Played SOTC Until He Started Developing The Remake/Studying SOTC

45:33 - How Japanese Coders Operate/Birds In SOTC

47:00 - Working With Andy O’Neil

49:03 - Bluepoint Games Motto”Working Smarter,Not Harder”/Avoiding Crunch

51:07 - Bluepoint Is A Great Studio For Engineers

51:58 - Pros & Cons Of Bluepoint Games

53:45 - Breaking Into The Game Industry/Artistry/Flexing His Other Skillset/Working At Discord

56:49 - Where To Follow Joe Houston

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