36 episodes

Video games are amazing! Whether you want to learn more about the amazing studios and initiatives within the industry, or you dream of breaking into this career and need some pointers from experienced devs; we've got something for everyone.

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Video games are amazing! Whether you want to learn more about the amazing studios and initiatives within the industry, or you dream of breaking into this career and need some pointers from experienced devs; we've got something for everyone.

    #26 - Game Dev Podcast with Aardvark Swift - Games Graduates

    #26 - Game Dev Podcast with Aardvark Swift - Games Graduates

    As we approach grad season, Aardvark Swift invited some of the post-graduates we've helped placed over the last couple of years to join us in conversation and catch up on what they've been up to since.
     
    We talked to Shomair Hanuk (Associate Technical Artist at Stellar Entertainment), Ewan Tennant (Junior Environment Artist at Airship Interactive), and Andrew Patton (Programmer at d3t) about some of the most crucial things you can do while at university to put your best foot forward when stepping into the industry, landing your first role and working with a recruitment agency, what to expect when you first start at your new position, and more! 
     
    Be sure to follow us across Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up to date on industry news and the most exciting roles within video games! 
     
    Visit us for the latest industry vacancies at aswift.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #10 Aardvark Asks - 505 Games - Antonela Pounder

    #10 Aardvark Asks - 505 Games - Antonela Pounder

    This week, Aardvark Swift chats to Director of Global Community, Antonela Pounder to talk about her journey so far at 505 Games, what came before, and the lessons she’s learned throughout her time in the industry.
    Powerhouse publisher 505 Games continues to go from strength to strength with every release. With mammoth titles including Control, Death Stranding, Terraria, Assetto Corsa, and Ghost Runner being just a handful of their expansive arsenal, the studio shows no sign of slowing in their upward trajectory.
    Be sure to follow us across Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up to date on industry news and the most exciting roles within video games! 
    Visit us for the latest industry vacancies at aswift.com

    • 25 min
    #25 - Game Dev Podcast With Aardvark Swift - Antonela Pounder - 505 Games

    #25 - Game Dev Podcast With Aardvark Swift - Antonela Pounder - 505 Games

    Aardvark Swift caught up with 505 Games’ Director of Global Community Antonela Pounder to shine a light on the studio’s forward-thinking culture, the growth of the company in recent years, and what they’ve got in store for the foreseeable future.  Powerhouse publisher 505 Games continues to go from strength to strength with every release. With mammoth titles including Control, Death Stranding, Terraria, Assetto Corsa, and Ghost Runner being just a handful of their expansive arsenal, the studio shows no sign of slowing in their upward trajectory. Be sure to follow us across Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up to date on industry news and the most exciting roles within video games! 
    Visit us for the latest industry vacancies at aswift.com

    • 18 min
    #9 Aardvark Asks - Blackbird Interactive - Rory McGuire

    #9 Aardvark Asks - Blackbird Interactive - Rory McGuire

    This week, Aardvark Swift chats to CCO Rory McGuire to talk about his journey so far at Blackbird Interactive, what came before, and the lessons he’s learned throughout his time in the industry.

     “The best games inspiration for game design come from outside of videogames”, says Rory. “Consume other experiences, consume art, consume music; all of that is food for game design”

    Art-fueled and future-driven; Blackbird Interactive are an independent developer unwavering in their goal to provide stylised and engaging experiences to their player-base. With a signature and distinctive artistic flair, collaborations with the likes of NASA and Minecraft, as well as innovative and technically advanced IPs of their own released and in development, Blackbird Interactive are far from flying under-the-radar like their namesake spy plane counterpart. 
    Be sure to follow us across Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up to date on industry news and the most exciting roles within video games! 
    Visit us for the latest industry vacancies at aswift.com

    • 13 min
    #24 - Game Dev Podcast With Aardvark Swift - Pam Lee, Yggy King, Rory McGuire - Blackbird Interactive

    #24 - Game Dev Podcast With Aardvark Swift - Pam Lee, Yggy King, Rory McGuire - Blackbird Interactive

    Aardvark Swift sat down with Blackbird Interactive’s HR Director Pam Lee, CTO Yggy King, and CCO Rory McGuire to take a deep dive into the studio's industry-leading culture and initiatives, projects in the works, as well as a glimpse into the company’s trajectory and what’s to come. Art-fueled and future-driven; Blackbird Interactive are an independent developer unwavering in their goal to provide stylised and engaging experiences to their player-base. With a signature and distinctive artistic flair, collaborations with the likes of NASA and Minecraft, as well as innovative and technically advanced IPs of their own released and in development, Blackbird Interactive are far from flying under-the-radar like their namesake spy plane counterpart.  Listen to find out how Blackbird Interactive went from a small team working out of the CEO’s garage to a world class, 300 person, independent studio, how they’ve implemented a four day work week, their development process, and more!

    • 45 min
    #8 Aardvark Asks - Dovetail Games - Rob O'Farrell

    #8 Aardvark Asks - Dovetail Games - Rob O'Farrell

    Aardvark Swift speaks to Rob O'Farrell, Chief Development Officer at Dovetail Games about his journey in the video games industry, from his beginnings over 30 years ago to his current role at Dovetail Games! Be sure to follow us across Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up to date on industry news and the most exciting roles within video games!  Visit us for the latest industry vacancies at aswift.com

    • 14 min

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