'What else do you do?' is an interview podcast where Masao, an indie game producer, talks to various game developers about what they do when they're not making games.
Ep. 59 Forging tiny knives out of nails
In this episode, I spoke to Jsajm Quino, Senior Brand Manager at Behaviour Interactive, about forging tiny knives during the lockdown, our shared love of dancing, and being a brand manager in a room full of white peers.
Ep. 58 Flying gets you out of the house
In this episode, I spoke to Rami Ismail about his love of aviation. We talk about the beauty of defying gravity, how you can fly with glasses, and the inability of the games industry to maintain institutional knowledge.
Ep. 57 Ballet dancer to game publisher
In this episode, I spoke to Vladislav Tsypljak, Co-founder & CCO of Neon Doctrine, about his previous career as a professional ballet dancer with a little bonus story about how he found out he was part Japanese when he was 16.
Ep. 56 Do you choose to live near your fellow diaspora?
We continue the Asian game dev interview series with Diandra Lasrado, Senior Narrative Designer for World of Warcraft. We talk about immigrant parents' pressure to succeed, not wanting to live around your fellow diaspora, and being part of a Catholic Indian minority!
EP. 55 Being a visible Asian Woman in Games
This week I had, Stella Chung, Host/Producer at IGN, on the pod to talk about, learning to embrace being Asian, having mixed feelings about Kpop, and the challenge of being a visible Asian woman in games.
EP. 54 Identity as tags not categories
Continuing the Asian game devs in the west interview series, I spoke to Raj Patel, Senior Brand Manager at Relic Entertainment, about watching Bollywood movies on discord, racial identity as a tag rather than a category, and convincing people with memes.