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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.

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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

    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 

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Leadership and the role of a CEO - Matias Myllyrinne

    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.
    00:00:00 Welcome 
    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    
    01:07:26 Goodbye

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Mental Health Awareness - Elle Osili-Wood, Samantha Ebelthite and Matt Murphy

    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.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Decades of managing diverse communities - Felicia Prehn

    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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    A healthy company culture - Jens Begemann

    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. 
    00:00:00 Welcome
    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
    01:02:44 Goodbye

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Voice Acting - David Bateson and Mark Estdale

    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.
    00:00:00 Welcome
    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!)
    01:33:58 Goodbye




     

    • 1 hr 35 min

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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.

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