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Learn from Leaders 30 min Podcast series focus on SaaS & Game industry leaders. Challenges from real-world experiences and how some of the best studios and companies in the world have overcome them.

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Learn from Leaders 30 min Podcast series focus on SaaS & Game industry leaders. Challenges from real-world experiences and how some of the best studios and companies in the world have overcome them.

    #52: Games industry talent market today and moving forward

    #52: Games industry talent market today and moving forward

    What are the insights regarding the game industry's talent cycles, remote work challenges, and the impact of layoffs on studios?
    Jenny discusses historical trends in talent acquisition, the challenges larger studios face in embracing external talent, and the impact of COVID-19 on remote work acceptance.
    During the talk, our guest covered how Game Boost faces remote contractors and the increasing trend of individuals wanting remote work flexibility. The discussion delves deeper into industry layoffs, attributing them to various factors, including studio closures, canceled projects, and potential cost-cutting strategies by larger companies.
    Jenny provides excellent insights into the evolving dynamics of talent management and remote work in the game development industry.
    Guest: Jenny’s career has been a journey of diverse experiences, from entrepreneurship in web development and home renovation to her pivotal role at Paradox Interactive, where she spent over six years as a Studio Manager, contributing significantly to the gaming industry. Her current venture at Game Boost Sweden as a Game Contractor Supplier reflects her dedication to fostering talent and matching the right expertise with projects that shine through in her work, reflecting her passion for driving success within the gaming ecosystem. Simultaneously, she fosters leadership qualities in her leadership role at GREAT LEADERS.
    Host: Patric Palm – Favro ceo and founder. Serial entrepreneur and tech investor. Mostly games, SaaS, AI, and deep tech. Passionate about hyper-performing teams and business agility. Learn from Leaders podcast 🎙️ series focus on SaaS & Game industry leaders. Challenges from real-world experiences and how some of the best studios and companies have overcome them.

    • 36 min
    #51: The future of games marketing

    #51: The future of games marketing

    Past, present, and future: what are the significant changes in marketing strategies in the gaming industry?
    Matthew talks about the transformative journey of games marketing, a decade's shift from skepticism toward influencer culture to fostering authentic collaborations. The conversation delves into the widening divide between indie and AAA games due to faster marketing cycles, balancing creativity with the potential of AI to augment creative workflows rather than replace human input.
    Listen and learn more about the crucial role of marketing in embodying a game's fundamental essence amidst the dynamic evolution of game development approaches.
    Guest:As the founder and CEO of NoodleHaus, Matthew Stainner is responsible for the small army of writers, art directors, animators, editors, and artists required to light up screens around the world. Over the past 30 years, Matthew has consistently created entertaining visual content. His credits and awards span a vast array of games, marketing, and events. The brands that have benefitted from his contributions include some of the most successful video games and franchises in the world, like Call of Duty, World of Tanks, Tony Hawk’s Pro-Skater, Assassin’s Creed, Rocket League, and Fortnite to name a few. His work has been an integral part of countless events and shows, from Comicon, to GamesCom, from LA Live to Liverpool he’s literally traveled the globe to produce the content our audiences love.

    Host: Patric Palm – Favro ceo and founder. Serial entrepreneur and tech investor. Mostly games, SaaS, AI, and deep tech. Passionate about hyper-performing teams and business agility. Learn from Leaders podcast 🎙️ series focus on SaaS & Game industry leaders. Challenges from real-world experiences and how some of the best studios and companies have overcome them.

    • 37 min
    #50: The state of production practices in the gaming industry

    #50: The state of production practices in the gaming industry

    Why does the games industry still have big issues in production management and what can be done about it?
    Ben and Aaron discuss typical issues related to how game companies are managed today, specifically leadership in production.
    They advocate for how a paradigm shift in leadership can help studios bring better games faster to the market at a lower cost.
    Listen to learn more about how to embrace uncertainty, encourage a more adaptive, collaborative approach, and how producers can go from being stuck with task management to being facilitators of alignment.
    The discussion also addresses why studios get stuck in old practices at a time when increased live services make the evolution of management more needed than ever.

    This episode is truly great for both new and senior game industry leaders who want to take their production practices, team leadership, and studio management to the next level.

    Guests:
    Benjamin Carcich has spent the last few years helping leaders at studios of all sizes, and recently led the creation of training for game producers called "Succeeding in Game Production: What You Aren't Taught". Before that, he spent almost a decade at Riot Games shipping champions, tools, maps, and various platform and backend systems, and ended up leading discipline efforts around hiring and the role of production while teaching agile fundamentals around the world. His first job after college was as a Combat Arms officer in the U.S. Army.

    Aaron Smith got his film degree in southern California and started doing production work, only to realize this wasn't his tribe. He joined a tiny company called "Riot Games" and worked his way from intern to director over a decade- shipping dozens of products small and large. Now, he's a Co-Founder of Building Better Games - a company focused on helping studios scale and ship unique products by instilling leadership and quality production practices. BBG also serves game leaders looking to build their game production skill set.

    Building Better Games Newsletter: https://www.buildingbettergames.gg/newsletter

    Building Better Games Podcast: https://www.buildingbettergames.gg/podcast

    "Succeeding in Game Production: What You Aren't Taught" course link: https://www.buildingbettergames.gg/succeeding-in-game-production

    • 1 tim. 7 min
    #49: Empowering game developers culturally and technologically

    #49: Empowering game developers culturally and technologically

    Guests:
    Josiah Kiehl, with a background in software engineering, started his career at Oracle, focusing on business software, before transitioning to Riot Games. There, he played a crucial role in scaling the delivery of the viral game League of Legends to a global audience, working extensively on automation and infrastructure software. After a successful stint at Riot, Josiah briefly worked at Google on large-scale distributed systems before realizing his passion for game development once again, leading him to co-found Sprocket Games.
    Andrew Woo, Head of Production at Sprocket Games, began as a software engineer in financial services at companies like Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Seeking a more fulfilling path, he transitioned to game development at Obsidian Entertainment, working on titles like Neverwinter Nights 2. After continuing at Riot Games, Andrew's experience as a C++ gameplay engineer and game producer brought him valuable insights into the industry. His decision to join Sprocket Games after 15 years at Riot was motivated by the exciting opportunity and innovative project presented by the studio.

    • 31 min
    #48: Why SAFe 6.0 is actually great

    #48: Why SAFe 6.0 is actually great

    Guest: Carl is a Leadership/Agile Development Expert, having decades of hands-on experience as an entrepreneur, manager & leaders across a diverse range of industries. He is also as one of the global SAFe Fellows an official contributor to the SAFe Framework and one of the key people behind the Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification course.litator. The founder of leadership & agile advisory firm We Are Movement and one of the people behind the sustainability firm Naturgruppen and the biodiversity foundation Rädda En Art.

    • 36 min
    #47: Internal studio leadership vs. external business leadership, a relationship in change?

    #47: Internal studio leadership vs. external business leadership, a relationship in change?

    Guest: Jon Lawrence has been in the games industry since 1998 after joining Bullfrog Productions. A career in games for 25 years spent at Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Natural Motion, Digit Games studios, and now at Tencent games. Have managed a mixture of internal and external projects on PC, Console, and mobile and worked on many successful titles, including Harry Potter, Formula 1, Need For Speed, and Crysis. Now part of the Nexus team based out of Liverpool and working with 5 second party studios, Inflexion, Sumo, Splash Damage, Sharkmob, and Tequila Works.

    • 25 min

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