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Get inspired to get a job in video games, by hearing the stories on how others did it.

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Player Characters Janus Hasseriis

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Get inspired to get a job in video games, by hearing the stories on how others did it.

https://flattr.com/podcast/playercharacters

    How Do We Make This Game Fun | Programmer and 3D Artist Jordan Heaton

    How Do We Make This Game Fun | Programmer and 3D Artist Jordan Heaton

    Jordan has a fascinating story about growing up in less than ideal circumstances, and even though he's always loved games, he was kinda guided away from a career in games.
    But of course, it crept into his life anyway.
    I talk to Jordan about Lord of the Rings, Elder Scrolls, modding, running a remote team, what having construction company can do for your game studio and much more.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Make sure your demo works | Game developer Mark Gregory

    Make sure your demo works | Game developer Mark Gregory

    I talk to Mark about all the areas of the game industry that he has touched so far.
    Writing about the technical qualities of ports for Mac, developing games, seeking funding for games, and organizing talks for game developers.
    That leads to topics like how to combat Imposter Syndrome, how to seek funding as a creative person, and what Fortnite has done for game development.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    It's about the art | Solo game developer Paul Bradish

    It's about the art | Solo game developer Paul Bradish

    Paul recently started a journey as a solo game developer. We talk about how his background as a web designer and in digital marketing fits into that journey.
    We also get around topics like how to manage your time and priorities, where to find help with Unity and programming, analytics and feedback, and Twin Peaks.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    How do you build a community | Tastygraph the Viking solo game developer and streamer

    How do you build a community | Tastygraph the Viking solo game developer and streamer

    In this episode, I talk to Tastygraph the Viking, a streamer and solo game developer.
    Making games has always been a hobby project for Tastygraph, but he has plans to change that.
    He's put a lot of thought into what it takes to make sure that when you release a game, it has a chance to be seen and discovered by players.
    We talked about how he's building his community on Discord and Twitter.
    But we started with his obsession with MMO's and also got into how he uses the social interaction around games in his daily work with kids.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Your Doubt is Not Uncommon | Solo developer Davis Bickford - Studio Sploot

    Your Doubt is Not Uncommon | Solo developer Davis Bickford - Studio Sploot

    In this episode, I talk to the solo developer behind Studio Sploot.
    We get into how to structure your work, Impostor Syndrome, asking for help, getting feedback and the whole mentality of working on something on your own.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    It's better to be yourself | Twitch streamer Virtute

    It's better to be yourself | Twitch streamer Virtute

    Virtute tells the story of how he started streaming from his PlayStation 4. Broadcasts that he himself now labels as not good.
    But he kept at it and began thinking about ways to improve his stream.
    We get into his thought process behind the changes he made and how he keeps changing.
    We also talk about how you can prepare something to talk about on stream so that you're not just sitting in silence waiting for viewers to start a conversation.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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