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The GameMakers podcast publishes current, entertaining, and in-depth discussions on F2P game development. Topics that we cover include the business of games, F2P monetization, liveops, game design, game development processes, team structure, and more.

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The GameMakers podcast publishes current, entertaining, and in-depth discussions on F2P game development. Topics that we cover include the business of games, F2P monetization, liveops, game design, game development processes, team structure, and more.

    Breaking the Meta in The Game of Life! with Moritz Baier-Lentz (Lightspeed Venture Partners)

    Breaking the Meta in The Game of Life! with Moritz Baier-Lentz (Lightspeed Venture Partners)

    Moritz Baier-Lentz is a partner at Lightspeed Gaming, heading up their gaming investment practice.

    Today we discuss viewing life as a game and how to optimize your own goals towards life by thinking about life as a game and how to break the meta.

    You won't want to miss this unique and interesting discussion, so check it out!

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    OUTLINE:

    0:00 Introduction, the concept of life as a meta game

    1:16 Explanation of "meta" and viewing life as a game

    6:32 Moritz's background, career history

    12:15 What are current metas for success in life? Breaking the meta

    15:26 Breaking conventional wisdom, play as experimentation: work vs. play

    23:00 Cross-combining different skills or industries to build a new meta

    29:20 Approaching life as quest objectives, Moritz's framework for life

    34:00 Details on Moritz's life framework

    37:10 Examples of interesting life initiatives from Moritz, achievement by discipline

    41:55 Using being "extreme" to accomplish goals, how to stand out

    45:34 JK's weird dating example

    46:45 How does someone pursue extremism?

    52:30 The next chapter at Lightspeed Gaming for Moritz

    55:55 What will become of Moritz's LA gaming parties?

    👇 EPISODE LINKS:

    - Moritz Baier-Lentz: https://www.linkedin.com/in/moritzbaierlentz/

    😃 —CONNECT WITH ME! —

    • MY INSTAGRAM → @jokim1

    • TWITTER → @jokim1

    • LINKEDIN → https://www.linkedin.com/in/jokim/

    — POPULAR CONTENT —

    🤑 Economy of the Metaverse with Tim Sweeney https://youtu.be/h6ClJxjuRvw

    ℹ️ How to Build the Amazon of Game Companies https://youtu.be/bkd2TOpKt4I

    🔮 Gaming Trends | A Look Ahead at 2021 https://youtu.be/NejFzHtpiZI

    🖥️ The Future of PC Gaming https://youtu.be/_QT7O3Wxi2s

    🔴 Games Industry M&A https://youtu.be/65nyPk6WNrs

    🔴 Netcode for Multiplayer Games https://youtu.be/tHq3PzmjhLw

    🔴 IDFA Deprecation Product Impact https://youtu.be/Ojec4wGKpso

    🔴 Trip Hawkins on the New High Score https://youtu.be/5egTSQ6AiRA

    🔴 LiveOps F2P Best Practices https://youtu.be/tmzqqnYbjNY


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    • 56 min
    Grateful for Opportunity | JK Vlog #6

    Grateful for Opportunity | JK Vlog #6

    Happy Thanksgiving! 

    I'm in India this year and had a Mexican burrito bowl in the office by myself. Lol.

    As I sat in the office late at night, I recorded another cringe and weird video for my kids.

    Too many people undervalue opportunity! I just wanted to let you know that I'm grateful this Thanksgiving for the opportunity to try to build something meaningful. It's not looking good right now, but that's what entrepreneurship is all about: how do we take a low-probability scenario and turn it into a high-probability outcome? 

    LFG!


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    • 2 min
    Future of eSports ft. Ilaria Caputo (EA), Hugo Tristao (Newzoo), & Matt Kanterman (Ball Metaverse)

    Future of eSports ft. Ilaria Caputo (EA), Hugo Tristao (Newzoo), & Matt Kanterman (Ball Metaverse)

    We deep dive on eSports. Current market and growth projections, what kinds of games do well, business model, structure, prize pools, key trends, geographic differences, and more! Join us with our esteemed group of speakers: Ilaria Caputo (EA), Matthew Kanterman (Ball Metaverse Research Partners), and Hugo Tristao (Newzoo). Speaker links below.

    👇 EPISODE LINKS:

    Ilaria Caputo, https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilaria-caputo/

    Matthew Kanterman, https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-kanterman-cfa-b6345133/

    Hugo Tristao, https://www.linkedin.com/in/tristaohugo/


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    • 48 min
    How to Install Company Values & Culture | Philosophy Friday #21

    How to Install Company Values & Culture | Philosophy Friday #21

    Stoffer Touborg was a lead game designer on Eve Online at CCP, led Wild Rift at Riot, and currently acts as Executive Producer on Bitcraft Online for Clockwork Labs.  

    Stoffer is one of the most thoughtful game industry executives I know, and I regularly ask Stoffer for advice on leadership, organizational principles, and recruiting.  

    Today we talk about not just about coming up with a desired set of company values and culture, but how to actually implement or install these within a company.   

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    - Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/34hfOtv

    - Spotify Podcast: https://spoti.fi/3Cpyq7i

    - Newsletter: https://gamemakers.substack.com/

    - Don't miss an episode on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GameMakersStudio 

    OUTLINE: 

    0:00 Intro 

    2:13 Stoffer Touborg Background 

    3:07 Definition of Company Culture and Warning for New Employees 

    6:06 Values vs. Culture Definition 

    9:10 Employees Need to Confirm Cultural Fit, Values Need to be Good, Given Context, and Fair 

    14:16 Installing Values/Culture in a Company, Communication vs. Implementation 

    16:47 Values Manifestation Board 20:45 Why is Company Culture Critical? Sometimes Values Don't Matter 

    25:40 How to Deal with Employee Cultural Misalignment 

    31:34 Executive Accountability for Culture Mismatches 

    32:15 Recruiting for Culture Fit 36:30 How to Deal with Culture Exceptions for a Specific Need - "The Dennis Rodman Rule"   

    👇 EPISODE LINKS:  

    Stoffer Touborg: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristoffertouborg/

    The Game Stoffer is Working on, Bitcraft Online: https://bitcraftonline.com/ 

    😃 —CONNECT WITH ME! —  

    • MY INSTAGRAM → @jokim1 

    • TWITTER      → @jokim1 

    • LINKEDIN      → https://www.linkedin.com/in/jokim/   


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    • 42 min
    Stellaris Venture Partners on Game Investing in India | ft. Rahul Chowdhri

    Stellaris Venture Partners on Game Investing in India | ft. Rahul Chowdhri

    I speak to Rahul Chowdhri, an investor at Stellaris Venture Partners, about the venture capital market in India, the current state of investment here, and his outlook on investments in gaming in India.  

    OUTLINE: 

    0:00 General landscape of venture capital in India 

    2:20 Specialist vs. generalist VCs, the definition of micro-VC 

    3:35 Sudden investment interest in gaming in India 

    4:48 Should investors invest early in gaming or wait for talent to emerge? 

    5:17 Info on Stellaris and what they look for from a pitch? 

    6:25 Typical funding for Seed vs. Series A in India 

    7:13 Expectations for Series A 

    8:09 What do you look for in an entrepreneur/CEO? 

    12:11 How should entrepreneurs consider the global economy in their fundraising? 

    14:36 Advice for entrepreneurs who want to pitch Stellaris   

    👇 EPISODE LINKS:  

    - Stellaris Venture Partners: https://www.stellarisvp.com/

    - Rahul Chowdhri: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahulchowdhri/ 

    SUBSCRIBE TO GAMEMAKERS: 

    - Newsletter: https://gamemakers.substack.com/

    - Don't miss an episode on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GameMakersStudio


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    • 17 min
    Predicting Game Success + Corporate Nonsense (Philosophy Friday #19)

    Predicting Game Success + Corporate Nonsense (Philosophy Friday #19)

    Predicting a game's success during concept or development is an incredibly difficult problem. What are typical ways companies, especially big companies think about and manage their green light process?  

    What kinds of corporate nonsense occurs that hurts game outcomes?

    SUBSCRIBE TO GAMEMAKERS:

    - Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/34hfOtv

    - Spotify Podcast: https://spoti.fi/3Cpyq7i

    - Newsletter: https://gamemakers.substack.com/

    - Don't miss an episode on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GameMakersStudio 😃

    —CONNECT WITH ME! —

    • MY INSTAGRAM → @jokim1

    • TWITTER      → @jokim1

    • LINKEDIN      → https://www.linkedin.com/in/jokim/

    — POPULAR CONTENT —

    🤑 Economy of the Metaverse with Tim Sweeney

    https://youtu.be/h6ClJxjuRvw

    ℹ️ How to Build the Amazon of Game Companies

    https://youtu.be/bkd2TOpKt4I

    🔮 Gaming Trends | A Look Ahead at 2021

    https://youtu.be/NejFzHtpiZI

    🖥️ The Future of PC Gaming

    https://youtu.be/_QT7O3Wxi2s

    🔴 Games Industry M&A

    https://youtu.be/65nyPk6WNrs

    🔴 Netcode for Multiplayer Games

    https://youtu.be/tHq3PzmjhLw

    🔴 IDFA Deprecation Product Impact

    https://youtu.be/Ojec4wGKpso

    🔴 Trip Hawkins on the New High Score

    https://youtu.be/5egTSQ6AiRA

    🔴 LiveOps F2P Best Practices

    https://youtu.be/tmzqqnYbjNY


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    • 1 hr 16 min

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