306 episodes

Deconstructor of Fun podcast is created by games professionals for games professionals. We explore the business side of games industry with the goal of bringing listeners content that is relevant, insightful and entertaining.

The podcast has two forms​ of episodes:
1. This Week in Games (TWIG), which discusses the latest news
2. The in-depth conversations with guests from various gaming companies

The podcast is a long-form conversation hosted by (Twitter):
Michail "Mishka" Katkoff: @m_katkoff
Eric Seufert @eric_seufert
Eric Kress: @ekress
Adam Telfer: @adamwtelfer
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deconstructoroffun/support

Deconstructor of Fun Deconstructor of Fun

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    • 4.7 • 59 Ratings

Deconstructor of Fun podcast is created by games professionals for games professionals. We explore the business side of games industry with the goal of bringing listeners content that is relevant, insightful and entertaining.

The podcast has two forms​ of episodes:
1. This Week in Games (TWIG), which discusses the latest news
2. The in-depth conversations with guests from various gaming companies

The podcast is a long-form conversation hosted by (Twitter):
Michail "Mishka" Katkoff: @m_katkoff
Eric Seufert @eric_seufert
Eric Kress: @ekress
Adam Telfer: @adamwtelfer
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deconstructoroffun/support

    TWIG #166 Why Microsoft Bought Activision and What Will Sony do Next?

    TWIG #166 Why Microsoft Bought Activision and What Will Sony do Next?

    Links:

    Microsoft to Acquire Activision

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    Hosts:

    Mishka Katkoff, Eric Kress, Adam Telfer and Eric Seufert

    Sponsors:

    Google, ironSource, Appsflyer, PlayerWon, Xsolla

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Clash Mini - Contender or Pretender?

    Clash Mini - Contender or Pretender?

    Supercell seeks third brand extensions for its Clash franchise after the massive success of Clans and Royale. Clash Mini ventures into perhaps the most unattractive genre on mobile known as Autochess. The genre is plagued by low installs, poor monetization, and a graveyard of games from top publishers. Can Supercell breakthrough or was this just another good try? All above discussed by the powerful Hadrian Semroud and Javier Barnes

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    Host:

    Mishka Katkoff

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    Google, ironSource, Appsflyer, PlayerWon, Xsolla


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    • 1 hr 29 min
    TWIG #165 Did Take-Two overpay for Zynga?

    TWIG #165 Did Take-Two overpay for Zynga?

    Links:

    Take-Two Interactive to acquire social game developer Zynga in $12.7 billion deal

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    Mishka Katkoff, Eric Kress, Adam Telfer and Eric Seufert

    Sponsors:

    Google, ironSource, Appsflyer, PlayerWon, Xsolla




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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Tokenomics #2 Crypto Raiders Explained

    Tokenomics #2 Crypto Raiders Explained

    Tokenomics is a segment focusing on all aspects of blockchain gaming. In this episode we discuss how to make a pitch for your blockchain game, cover the latest blockchain headlines and answer fan questions.

    Topics:

    Crypto Raiders Explained, Splinterlands $SPS Roadmap

    Crypto Hit Aurory Has Already Raised $100m.

    Polygon is paying out a $2.2m bug bounty 

    Polygon Under Accidental Attack

    Most People Won't Know Web3 Exists

    Square Enix promises ‘decentralized games’ in 2022

    Why Gaming NFTs Are Not Oblivion Horse Armor 2.0

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    Famous Aspects

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    Host: Mishka Katkoff, Ethan Levy, Anton Backman


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    TWIG #164 The Year 2021 in Numbers

    TWIG #164 The Year 2021 in Numbers

    In this episode also: mobile publishers open up blockchain divisions, new SPAC from ex-Sony exec, Madden passes away and both Erics catch the COVID.

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    Mishka Katkoff, Eric Kress, Adam Telfer and Eric Seufert

    Sponsors:

    ironSource, Appsflyer, PlayerWon, Xsolla

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    In-Game Audio Ads - the New Frontier of Ad Monetization

    In-Game Audio Ads - the New Frontier of Ad Monetization

    Audio ads. It's not a new thing. In fact, audio ads is the oldest way to deliver an ad from one human to another. So in this podcast we discuss the thesis behind audio ads on mobile in the post IDFA era, go into the weeds on how audio ads work and of course discuss the monetization potential they offer.

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    AudioMob

    Christian Facey

    Wilfrid Obeng

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    Michail Katkoff (twitter) 

    Sponsors: Facebook Gaming, ironSource, Appsflyer, Beamable


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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

maddie@podcastingyou ,

Great podcast!

Very insightful, relevant information in each podcast! Highly recommend for game developers or anyone involved in the gaming industry for fresh perspectives and updates!

LeftSiliconValleyForRedAmerica ,

A must listen

If you work in mobile game development, this podcast is an essential listen to stay up to date on the latest trends.

Anita Blasey Ford ,

High-fiving white guys culture on display

This podcast, while informative is painful to listen to. Sound is terrible, and I could live with it if they weren’t so “bro” in their approach. Good info, terrible sound, distasteful “high fiving white guys” tone. :(

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