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Indie Game Lunch Hour

  • Becoming a Unicorn, Anyone Can Do It

    19 JUN. 2024 · Join us for an engaging conversation with Josh Hirshfield, an award-winning game developer with a rich background in AAA, indie, and educational games. Josh's innovative work has been showcased at GDC, PAX, Games for Change, and more. Currently an Adjunct Professor at NYU and Pratt Institute, Josh shares his insights into the gaming industry and his experiences shaping the next generation of game designers. https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-hirshfield/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    Escuchado 1h 9m 21s
  • Careers in Gaming

    12 JUN. 2024 · In this week's episode, we feature Aïda Figuerola, a major influence in the gaming world and the #1 European Gaming Voice on LinkedIn. Aïda has been instrumental in establishing Bandai Namco Mobile in Barcelona, bringing beloved titles like Dragon Ball Z and Pac-Man to Europe. Currently, she leads the People and Culture strategy for New Games at King (Activision Blizzard). Listen as she shares her journey from Barcelona to Boston, her dedication to empowering the gaming community, and insights from her Gaming Backstage events. https://www.linkedin.com/in/afiguerola/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    Escuchado 58m 49s
  • Gamejams As A Tool To Develop Game Markets Outside US and Europe

    5 JUN. 2024 · In this episode, we sit down with Juliana Brito, CEO and co-founder of Indie Hero and GJ+, and a seasoned entrepreneur with a rich background in global organizations and accelerator programs. Juliana shares her insights on leveraging gamejams as a strategic tool to develop gaming markets outside of the US and Europe. With experience in high-profile events like NASA talks and Startup Weekend, Juliana provides valuable perspectives on fostering innovation and growth in the gaming industry. Join us to explore how gamejams can transform emerging markets and empower local talent. https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianasilvabrito/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    Escuchado 51m 50s
  • How to Become an Irresistible Games Job Candidate

    29 MAY. 2024 · In this week's episode, we dive deep with Tim Wood, a dynamic headhunter and master copywriter with a unique blend of talents. From leading recruitment teams and headhunting top talent in the gaming industry to crafting compelling recruitment campaigns, Tim shares his insider tips on becoming an irresistible candidate for games jobs. Beyond recruitment, Tim's passion for writing, gaming, and martial arts brings a fresh perspective to the discussion. Tune in to uncover the secrets of standing out in the competitive world of game development! https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwood4134/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    Escuchado 59m 45s
  • How To Start An Indie Dev Studio With Nothing

    22 MAY. 2024 · Join us for an inspiring conversation with an indie game developer from the small town of Kohima, Nagaland in north-east India. Starting as a solo developer in 2017, Pekru has been passionately working on their debut title, "Sojourn Past," a 2D pixel action-adventure with lite bullet-hell elements. "Sojourn Past" won the Upcoming Game of the Year award at the Indian Game Developer Conference 2023 and has garnered significant community support. Learn about the challenges and triumphs of game development in a remote region and the exciting journey of ReDimension Games, now a part of the Krafton India Gaming Incubator. https://www.linkedin.com/in/pekru-pienyu-abb100298/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    Escuchado 1h 7m 50s
  • Forge & Flourish: Crafting Resilience in Game Development

    15 MAY. 2024 · Join us as we chat with George, the visionary behind Juggernaut Games. Founded in 2011 with a team of passionate indie devs, George has embraced the ups and downs of game development, finding success through resilience and innovation. Discover his journey of "failing forward" and learn valuable insights into thriving in the indie game industry. Tune in for an inspiring conversation on creativity, perseverance, and the art of game creation. https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-cochrane-b1bb79280/ https://juggernaut-games.com/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    Escuchado 55m 22s
  • How You Can Achieve Your Games Dreams

    8 MAY. 2024 · Join us in this episode as we delve into the dynamic world of gaming and professional development with Amir Satvat, Business Development Director at Tencent Games in North America. With nearly two decades of experience across industry giants like Amazon, Amir is a seasoned leader with academic prowess from institutions like Wharton and NYU. Discover how he fosters career growth through LinkedIn's largest Top Voice games community, facilitating over 1,600 job placements and 27,000 career coaching conversations via amirsatvat.com. Explore his commitment to positive change in gaming and beyond through advisory roles at PlaySide Studios and the Zero Abuse Project. https://www.linkedin.com/in/amirsatvat/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    Escuchado 1h 1m 31s
  • How to Game Jam Right: A Beginner's Guide

    1 MAY. 2024 · In this special community episode, join us as we dive into the world of game jams! Whether you're a seasoned developer or just starting out, this beginner's guide will provide you with valuable insights, and tips to make the most out of your next game jam experience. Tune in to discover how to unleash your creativity, manage your time effectively, and collaborate efficiently to create memorable games! https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    Escuchado 1h 5m 7s
  • We Ran a 40-Person, AA-Sized Game Jam

    24 ABR. 2024 · In this special episode, we delve into the magic behind the making of "Child of Ruin," an enchanting narrative RPG born from the collaborative efforts of 40 wizards from the Indie Game Academy. Discover the story behind the game's creation, the challenges faced by the team, and the journey from concept to reality. We also explored the unique voice acting contributions that breathe life into this enchanting adventure. Whether you're a gamer, developer, or simply curious about the creative process, this episode offers insights and inspiration aplenty. https://trensharo.itch.io/child-of-ruin https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    Escuchado 1h 1m 30s
  • Importance of Understanding Your Audience

    17 ABR. 2024 · Explore the world of indie game marketing with guest Andrew Pappas, founder of Rengen Marketing and host of the Indie Game Movement podcast. In this episode, Andrew shares his expertise on understanding your audience, drawing from his experiences speaking at renowned events like GDC and PAX. Gain valuable insights into the importance of audience analysis for indie game developers and how it can shape effective marketing strategies. https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewpappas-rengen/ https://indiegamemovement.libsyn.com/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    Escuchado 1h 1m 34s

Real stories from real game developers about breaking into the video game industry. Welcome to the Indie Game Lunch Hour, hosted by the Indie Game Academy! Listen in or join...

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Real stories from real game developers about breaking into the video game industry. Welcome to the Indie Game Lunch Hour, hosted by the Indie Game Academy! Listen in or join live.

Our podcast is hosted and recorded live on our Discord. Each Wednesday at 12pm EST we interview experts in the game industry and give community members like YOU a chance to ask them questions. We cover breaking into the indie game industry, publishing games, game design and so much more.

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