Episodes

Building Empathy & Emotion into Your Game, with Robin Hunicke

June 2, 2017

Robin Hunicke is an innovative American video game artist. She's also a professor of game design at UC Santa Cruz and the co-founder of Funomena. Hunicke is recognized in the industry for her support of independent game dev…

Game Design as a Way of Being, with Eric Zimmerman

May 25, 2017

Eric Zimmerman is a game designer the co-author of four books including Rules of Play with Katie Salen, which was published in November 2004. Eric Zimmerman has written at least 24 essays and white-papers since 1996, mostly …

The Secret Sauce of Video Game Story Design, with Ed Kuehnel

May 17, 2017

Ed Kuehnel, a screenwriter (Lumberjack Man) and game writer who has worked on over fifty video games for publishers such as Disney Interactive, Paramount Digital, Vivendi/Universal and Ubisoft.

Hacking Kickstarter to Fund Your Game, with Lorne Lanning Part 2 of 2

May 10, 2017

Lorne Lanning is an American game designer, director, writer and voice actor. He is also co-founder of Oddworld Inhabitants. He is best known for creating the Oddworld series including Abe's Abe's Exoddus, Munch's Oddysee, S…

Designing Games that Stand the Test of Time, with Lorne Lanning Part 1 of 2

May 9, 2017

Lorne Lanning is an American game designer, director, writer and voice actor. He is the co-founder of Oddworld Inhabitants and is best known for creating the Oddworld series including Abe's Oddysee, Abe's Exoddus, Munch's Od…

How to Use Hollywood Talent in your Game, with Lev Chapelsky

May 6, 2017

Lev Chapelsky is a founding partner and general manager for Blindlight, a Hollywood-based production company that has been operating at the nexus of the videogame and Hollywood industries for the past 12 years. Leading game…

One Million Downloads in One Week: The Power of Rapid Prototyping, with Mike Mika

May 6, 2017

Mike Mika has 20+ years game development experience. He helped launch NGMoco, pioneering some of the first free-to-play games for iPhone. He's run studios and played a major role in the shift to digital content distribution …

An Introduction from Your Host Jordan Blackman

May 6, 2017

In this short intro, host Jordan Blackman explains the genesis of the podcast, discusses who will get the most out its programming, and briefly outlines his own game industry experience.

Venture Funding for Game Studios, with Jason Della Rocca

May 5, 2017

Jason Della Rocca is the co-founder of Execution Labs, a hands-on early stage investor for independent game developers. Prior, he served as the executive director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) for …

Playmakers Trailer

May 5, 2017

A quick intro to what this show is all about.