44 episodes

Joakim Achren from Elite Game Developers talks to founders and investors on how to start, run and grow a games company. In a nutshell, this is a podcast about the founders and investors who are building the games companies of the future. What are their success stories, failures, what they’ve learned from them and how more people will be able to get into creating games through successful games companies.

Elite Game Developers Podcast Joakim Achren

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Joakim Achren from Elite Game Developers talks to founders and investors on how to start, run and grow a games company. In a nutshell, this is a podcast about the founders and investors who are building the games companies of the future. What are their success stories, failures, what they’ve learned from them and how more people will be able to get into creating games through successful games companies.

    EGD 044: Game Entrepreneur's Journey with Teemu Mäki-Patola, COO & CMO of Frogmind

    EGD 044: Game Entrepreneur's Journey with Teemu Mäki-Patola, COO & CMO of Frogmind

    Today I’m talking with Teemu Mäki-Patola, who is the COO and CMO of Frogmind, a Helsinki based mobile games company.
    Teemu’s entrepreneurial career in gaming started at the same time as mine when he founded the Virtual Air Guitar Company in 2006. We talk about his experiences, a journey which took him to join Frogmind in the early days and to eventually getting a majority stake acquired by Supercell.
    I have much admiration for Teemu. In all the dire moments in his career, he never gave up.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    EGD 043: Founder stress and burnout prevention with Anders Leicht Rohde the Co-Founder and CCO of Funday Factory

    EGD 043: Founder stress and burnout prevention with Anders Leicht Rohde the Co-Founder and CCO of Funday Factory

    Today I’m talking with Anders Leicht Rohde, the co-founder and chief creative officer of Funday Factory, a mobile games company from Aarhus Denmark. Anders and I have been chatting about work-life balance, mental health, stress and burnout for a while now. We decided that it’s time to bring these discussions to the forefront, in the form of a podcast episode.

    • 59 min
    EGD 042: Game Designer's Journey with Florian Steinhoff

    EGD 042: Game Designer's Journey with Florian Steinhoff

    Today I chatting with Florian Steinhoff, a games entrepreneur and game maker from Berlin Germany. I remember seeing Florian on stage at GDC 2015 when he was presenting their learnings from developing Jelly Splash at Wooga. Already then, I noticed that he’s a really interesting game dev. Will now hear more about Florian and how he approaches making games.

    • 59 min
    EGD 041: Investor Insights with David Gardner, General Partner at London Venture Partners

    EGD 041: Investor Insights with David Gardner, General Partner at London Venture Partners

    Today I’m talking to David Gardner, general partner at London Venture Partners. On their website, they say that "We've done our 2-guys-in-a-garage start-up. We've helped companies transition from back-of-an-envelope vision to multi-billion-dollar powerhouse. It isn't a mystery to us, and our passion is to help you strategically and operationally.” We’ll now hear the lay of the land from David himself.

    • 49 min
    EGD 040: Highlights from the Top Ten Episodes of 2019

    EGD 040: Highlights from the Top Ten Episodes of 2019

    This is an episode that highlights all the best of the Elite Game Developers podcast, with clips from the top ten episodes of 2019. If you don't listen to any other episodes from 2019, I definitely suggest you choose from these! They cover everything from physical products, to mindset, to developing powerful habits that set you up for success.
    I have a lot of big goals in the works for 2020, and if you're listening to this podcast I know you do too, so hit play, put that phone in your pocket, and let's get ready to crush it next year!

    • 47 min
    EGD 039: Understand your game through playtesting with Christian Ress Co-Founder and CEO of Playtestcloud

    EGD 039: Understand your game through playtesting with Christian Ress Co-Founder and CEO of Playtestcloud

    Today I’m talking Christian Ress, who is the co-founder and CEO of Playtestcloud, a playtesting service startup from Berlin, Germany. I’m fascinated about why playtests, surveys and focus group, have always been in the shadow of metrics, as a decision making tool. You can learn so much from reading player sentiment and observing their behavior. Will now cover this and more with Christian.

    • 48 min

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