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We help students and aspiring game developers break into the video game industry! We are volunteers who run the student program at the International Game Developers Association, and we've put together this podcast filled with dozens of interviews with industry professionals, as well as recordings of other events that we've organized with our community.



Not all of our AMA events are over voice chat. For the full archive, visit: https://students.igda.org/category/amas/



Join our community and learn more about us at: https://students.igda.org/about

IGDA Students Podcast: Games Industry Career Advice & Resources for Aspiring Game Developers International Game Developers Association

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We help students and aspiring game developers break into the video game industry! We are volunteers who run the student program at the International Game Developers Association, and we've put together this podcast filled with dozens of interviews with industry professionals, as well as recordings of other events that we've organized with our community.



Not all of our AMA events are over voice chat. For the full archive, visit: https://students.igda.org/category/amas/



Join our community and learn more about us at: https://students.igda.org/about

    AMA #37: John Smith (Slide20xl), Composer & Sound Designer

    AMA #37: John Smith (Slide20xl), Composer & Sound Designer

    John Smith is a composer and sound designer based in Seattle who works under the name Slide20xl. His credits include music and sound design for the VR title Rec Room, the neuroscience game EyeWire, and an upcoming rhythm game which will feature music from Grant Kirkhope and other big-name composers. Check out his website and ... Read more

    • 1 hr 2 min
    AMA #36: Gideon Gyabaah, President and Technical Director at Illuminia Studios

    AMA #36: Gideon Gyabaah, President and Technical Director at Illuminia Studios

    Gideon Gyabaah is an indie game developer who grew up in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. He currently lives in Canada where he attended university, then worked as a web developer, a game development instructor, a developer at GameTronics (they make electronic slot machines), a localization engineer at THQ. Today he runs his own indie company ... Read more

    • 1 hr 1 min
    AMA #35: Coraly Rosario, Senior UX Designer at Scopely

    AMA #35: Coraly Rosario, Senior UX Designer at Scopely

    Hailing from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, Coraly’s adventure started over 12 years ago when she first took interest in graphic design and teaching. Later, her innate interests naturally evolved into a love-affair with UI/UX in games, working at startups like Beyond Games, Fingerprintplay, and continuing to teach others about user research and experience ... Read more

    • 1 hr 2 min
    AMA #34: Mike Sellers, Director of the Game Design Program at Indiana University

    AMA #34: Mike Sellers, Director of the Game Design Program at Indiana University

    Mike Sellers has been in the games industry for decades. He was the lead designer for Meridian 59, the first 3D MMO game. He’s also worked on The Sims 2, Ultima Online, a mix of indie, AAA, retail, and F2P games, and he once worked on AI for DARPA. He is currently teaching at Indiana University, where he is ... Read more

    • 1 hr 7 min
    AMA #33: Elaine Gomez, Game Designer & Content Developer at E-Line Media

    AMA #33: Elaine Gomez, Game Designer & Content Developer at E-Line Media

    “I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I love story-driven, adventure, puzzle, and platformer games. I’m a big horror fan. My Twitter handle is @chulatastic, and my company’s website is elinemedia.com.” Elaine works at E-Line Media, the company that created Gamestar Mechanic and they worked with Upper One Games to publish Never Alone. Elaine works as a game designer/content developer, ... Read more

    • 1 hr
    AMA #32: Taro Omiya & Frederika Edgington-Giordano of Tech Valley Game Space

    AMA #32: Taro Omiya & Frederika Edgington-Giordano of Tech Valley Game Space

    Taro Omiya and Frederika Edgington-Giordano run the Tech Valley Game Space. TVGS is one of the largest non-profit gamedev communities in the Capital Region of New York founded on the principle that games and game-making are for everyone. Taro and Frederika are the directors who handle the co-working office and the educational hub of TVGS respectively. ... Read more

    • 1 hr

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