Hosted by Lars Janssen, Studio Relations Director at Koch Media / Deep Silver, the devcom Podcast airs on a weekly basis on multiple audio platforms. Each episode features interviews or fireside chats with renowned guests from the global games industry.
Empowering Your Viewers - Chris Cataldi
In this episode of the devcom podcast, our host Lars speaks with Chris Cataldi, Co-Founder and COO at Genvid Technologies. Chris offers us a view into the techniques and development of interactive streaming. He also shares some insights into their massive interactive live event "Rival Peak" that just finished its first season on Facebook. So, let's dive into an interesting conversation about viewer participation and AI-driven games.
00:00:15 Welcome00:00:50 Introduction Chris Cataldi00:03:13 Talking about Genvid the importance of interactive streaming00:06:55 The Level of interaction for players00:12:29 The possibilties and challenges of the live play experience00:17:55 Influence into the game00:26:10 Talking about the technology00:38:40 Rival Peak and the next steps01:02:02 The connection between AI driven games and classic games01:14:25 Goodbye
Leadership and the role of a CEO - Matias Myllyrinne
In this episode of "devcom podcast", Lars talks to Matias Myllyrinne, CEO at Redhill Games. Matias originally started in the games industry with little experience at Remedy in 1999, moving on to Wargaming and then, in 2018, founded his own studio. He talks about his journey, why you would risk a safe job and move to video games, and how to lead through difficult situations like, for instance, a global pandemic.
00:01:03 Introduction and spelling the Name Myllyrin
00:03:05 How to get in the videogame business and founding Red Hill Games
00:08:30 Why risk a safe job and how to convince Remedy to get this job with no experience
00:14:10 Treat a team fair as a leader
00:20:05 Did the pandemic change your way to lead?
00:30:20 How to handle the loss of direct human to human interaction
00:35:14 The role of a CEO in a shaping culture 00:43:00 Create a safe space for everyone
00:48:49 The role of diversity and different backgrounds in a team
01:00:15 Finding the right talent for the company
Mental Health Awareness - Elle Osili-Wood, Samantha Ebelthite and Matt Murphy
Safe in our World is an organisation that creates and foster worldwide mental health awareness within the video game industry. About this important topic our host Lars Janssen speaks with Ellie Osili-Wood, a video games presenter and journalist, and has been named as one of the most influential women in gaming. She is one of the patrons. Patrons are vital to the charity, and help define our output and leverage support from within the industry. And Samantha Ebelthite, country manager for UK&I at Electronic Arts.
Also part of this cast is Matt Murphy, CEO of Genba Digital and one of the nine trustees of Safe in our World. The Trustees of Safe in Our World are a responsible group of leaders dedicated to management and administration.
Decades of managing diverse communities - Felicia Prehn
Devcom podcast presents you a special episode with our host Lars Janssen. Today we welcome Felicia Prehn to talk about "decades of managing divers communities". With over 17 years of experience Felicia gives as a lot of insights into community management. Felicia is also the keynote speaker of the "call for change conferece".
00:00:15 - Welcome00:01:11 - Introduction Felica Prehn00:02:49 - Becoming as a non-estonian a estonian radio host00:07:53 - What did you learned as beeing a community manager00:10:05 - Managing different communities00:14:20 - How to: don´t loose your sanity - Part 100:16:51 - Several ways of handling toxic community members00:21:41 - How to: don´t loose your sanity - Part 200:24:47 - Recognizing warning signs00:30:10 - The right time to intervine00:40:02 - The difference of games communities00:46:05 - Mixing the parts of a producer and a community manager in a project00:47:42 - The imporatance of community management as a part of the game developing00:53:45 - Building up a international community management team 01:01:47 - The pace of change01:05:08 - Good bye
A healthy company culture - Jens Begemann
Jens Begemann is the co-founder of Wooga. In this episode of "devcom podcast" he gives us an overview of the importance of a healthy company culture and creating a safe working environment for everyone.
00:00:23 Introduction of Jens Begemann and Wooga
00:02:11 Why did you sell your successful company?
00:11:26 Looking for new roles
00:13:05 The importance of company culture
00:15:50 Handing over the culture
00:19:06 How do you deal with a crisis like covid-19
00:23:51 Cotribute to climate change as a company
00:28:40 A welcoming and safe environment for minorities
00:32:25 Creating social responsibilty
00:42:02 Success factors in F2P
00:53:28 Trends in the Market
00:59:38 The importance of community and events
Voice Acting - David Bateson and Mark Estdale
In todays episode of "devcom podcast" our hosts Lars and Nico speaks to David Bateson and Mark Estdale. Mark is a british sound engineer and voice director and David
is the legendary voice of Agent47 from the Hitman Series. Both give us a deep overview in the voice and sound production for a videogame. With a longtime experience in the business they share some imporant informations for young developers. So listen carefully.
00:00:52 Introduction David Bates
00:03:12 Introduction Mark Estdale
00:08:35 The perfect way to record lines
00:20:55 They Journey as Agent47
00:26:39 The impressive amount of dialog in a videogame
00:29:05 Did the process of recording changed?
00:39:15 A missing dog!
00:39:42 Moving wit the process of recording
00:44:59 Finding new sounds
00:50:04 Difference between voice acting for games or films
01:01:13 The appriaction of a game
01:04:00 Tips for recording and voice acting
01:08:57 Quote Trivia (Put that cookie down!)
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Lars asks super insightful questions, the conversations flow naturally, and his responses add incredible value to the discussion. He knows what he’s talking about and it shows! It’s a podcast you want to put on your regular rotation.