56 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.

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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 055: Understanding ad creatives in mobile gaming with Dan Greenberg, Chief Design Officer at ironSource

    EGD 055: Understanding ad creatives in mobile gaming with Dan Greenberg, Chief Design Officer at ironSource

    Today I’m talking with Dan Greenberg, Chief Design Officer at ironSource, an app distribution and advertising company based out of Tel Aviv, Israel. Dan shares insights into ad monetization, ad creatives, the future of hyper-casual and why ironSource is getting into mobile games publishing.

    • 38 min
    EGD 054: How To Develop Games Differently with Simon Hill, General Manager of Voodoo UK

    EGD 054: How To Develop Games Differently with Simon Hill, General Manager of Voodoo UK

    Today I’m talking with Simon Hill, the General Manager of Voodoo's UK studios. Just a few months ago, Simon's company Gumbug merged with Voodoo and his company became their UK studios. In this episode, Simon shares his learnings from game development. What short game development cycles and getting out of the door quickly has meant for his efforts, and what he's learned from hyper casual.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    EGD 053: Having Confidence to Invest in Gaming with Paul Murphy, General Partner at Northzone VC

    EGD 053: Having Confidence to Invest in Gaming with Paul Murphy, General Partner at Northzone VC

    Today I’m talking with Paul Murphy, who is a General Partner at Northzone VC, a venture capital firm from London UK. Paul was previously the Co-founder & CEO of Dots, the company behind the casual hit Two Dots. Paul left the company to join Northzone in 2018 and has invested into companies like Bunch and Klang Games. Will now discuss about investing into gaming with Paul himself.

    • 44 min
    Bonus Episode: Deconstructor of Fun VS Elite Game Developers

    Bonus Episode: Deconstructor of Fun VS Elite Game Developers

    Today I’m talking with Miska Katkoff who is the founder of Deconstructor of Fun, a game development blog and a podcast. We’ve known each other for a while, and I’m super thilled to share this light hearted conversation with you.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    EGD 052: Learning to build a games company with Seth Sivak, Co-Founder and CEO Proletariat

    EGD 052: Learning to build a games company with Seth Sivak, Co-Founder and CEO Proletariat

    Today I’m talking with Seth Sivak, the Co-Founder and CEO of Proletariat, a games company based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Seth started the company with his co-founders in 2012. They started with free-to-play mobile, with games like World Zombienation, but pivoted to PC and console, and are getting closer to launching their Battle Royale game Spellbreak.

    • 59 min
    EGD 051: Learning to build a games company with Callum Brighting, Co-Founder and CEO Netspeak Games

    EGD 051: Learning to build a games company with Callum Brighting, Co-Founder and CEO Netspeak Games

    Today I’m talking with Callum Brighting, the Co-Founder and CEO of Netspeak Games, a MMO games company based out of London, UK. Callum is a phenominal first-time founder, who's been taking measures of learning how a games company should be built, what the culture should be like and how you can bring on investors to help grow the company.

    • 53 min

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