The Art of LiveOps podcast provides an in-depth perspective on modern game development and shares stories behind some of the most successful LiveOps strategies. Join our hosts, James Gwertzman and Crystin Cox, as they interview a variety of game development professionals in the industry. Presented by Azure PlayFab, if you are interested in learning more about LiveOps visit PlayFab.com. Download the latest episode transcript at aka.ms/LiveOpsPodcast.
Create Win-Win Scenarios w/ Bryan Mashinter: The Art of LiveOps S2E11
Bryan Mashinter, a true LiveOps expert, packs so much actionable wisdom into this episode it’s practically bursting at the seams. Listen to learn why you should be focused on creating win-win scenarios, why you need more content than you think you do,...
Empowering Collaborative Creators w/ Jay Jodway: The Art of LiveOps S2E10
When you think about the top game platforms in the world, though Roblox may not immediately spring to mind, it should. With over 15 million games and 150 million players, Roblox is the #1 gaming site for kids and teens, and is growing in popularity...
Tried and Tested Tactics - The Future of Games-as-a-Service w/ Ben Cousins: The Art of LiveOps S2E9
Today we are joined by Ben Cousins, an expert with 21 years experience in the Free-To-Play and Games-as-a-Service space. Listen as Ben offers a sneak preview into the future of games as services.
The LiveOps Console Commandments w/ Hamish Young: The Art of LiveOps S2E8
LiveOps isn’t just for mobile games and MMOs, it’s an essential part of the console design process as well, and has been for a very long time. Hamish Young, Sr. Technical Designer at Avalanche Studios, has been a producer and designer in the games...
Ridiculous Ideas are Innovative Ideas w/ Brett Nowak: The Art of LiveOps S2E7
Are you nourishing innovation? Or are you killing creativity by shutting down out-there ideas? Brett Nowak, creator of Liquid and Grit, the leading product research company in mobile gaming, is here to inspire you to up-level your studio through a...
Keys to Killer Community Management w/ Rich Vogel: The Art of LiveOps S2E6
Today we’re talking with Rich Vogel, who coined the term “live operations” to let his team know they weren’t just doing “maintenance” any more, and who, in addition to writing the first Community Manager job description, discovered the secret to great...
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Great podcast, listen to every episode. But...
One of the recent guests said, “Stop thinking about yourself. I wouldn’t spend too much time thinking about yourself.” 09/22 episode.
This is not correct. Here’s what Shigeru Miyamoto says:
“That’s the point,” he said, “not to make something sell, something very popular, but to love something, and make something that we creators can love. It’s the very core feeling we should have in making games.”
Miyamoto is right. You love his games because he loves his games. And as good and experienced as your guest was... um, I’m going to listen to Miyamoto instead. I think we all should.
That said, great program, thanks for continuing to produce this!
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