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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.

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.

Location:

Germany

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@Devcom_conf

Language:

English


Episodes

The Fireside Cast - Survive as an Indie-Team - Johanna Janiszewski

1/12/2021
In this Episode of "The Fireside Cast" our host Lars Janssen speaks with Johanna Janiszewski. Together with her husband she founded in 2016 her studio Tiny Crocodile Studios in Berlin. Their debut game "Monkey Swag" received the "Best Kid Award" at the "Deutscher Computerspiel Preis" in 2018. Johanna talks about founding a Indie-Studio, creating games and offer other services like coaching to survive as a small studio.

Duration:01:01:26

The Fireside Cast - F2P Market - Teut Weidemann

1/5/2021
With Teut Weidemann we welcome a real veteran of the German games industry. He was part of one of the first German game studios, Rainbow Arts, and worked for companies like Microsoft and Ubisoft. For more than a decade he has been the expert in F2P Games. In this episode of "The Fireside Cast" he gives us some insights into the F2P Market.

Duration:01:04:09

The Fireside Cast - Build up a studio - Astrid Mie Refstrup

12/29/2020
With Astrid Mie Refstrup we speak to the co-founder of Triple Topping Games studio Astrid shares with us her stories about building up a small studio and finding the perfect team, providing everyone with a safe working environment. We also take a closer look at Kowloon Nights, a worldwide video game fund for developers.

Duration:00:33:21

The Fireside Cast - Alignment and Remote - Christopher Schmitz

12/22/2020
Christopher Schmitz has a long time experience in the video games industry. Starting in the Demoscene his history looks like the who is who of the business like Blue Byte, Quantic Dream, IO Interactive, EA Ghost Games and now Remedy. As a COO (Chief Operating Officer) his last project was the well received title Control. In our newest epsiode of "The Fireside Cast" our host Lars Janssen speaks with Christopher about alignment of teams and also how to change from office work to remote. Not...

Duration:01:01:35

The Fireside Cast - Diversity and inclusion - Reneé Gittins

12/18/2020
We proudly welcome Reneé Gittins. Reneé is the Executive Director of the IGDA (the International Game Developers Association) and CEO of Stumbling Cat, creator of “Potions: A Curious Tale”. Our host, Lars Janssen, chats with Reneé about the importance of diversity and inclusion. She shares her experience in what companies can do to create a safe environment for everyone, and also how to handle difficult situations.

Duration:00:59:56

The Fireside Cast - Game development behind the iron curtain - Szilárd Matusik

12/15/2020
Moleman 4 is a documentary about game developement in hungary right within the cold war. An unknown fact is that many ames for the Commodore 64 were developed by Novatrade in Hungary. Szilárd Matusik made a documentary about this time and revealed some interesting facts. In this podcast our host Lars Janssen talks about the documentary and how it was to develop a game behind the iron curtain.

Duration:00:53:57

The Fireside Cast - Culturalization - Kate Edwards

12/11/2020
In our newest episode of "The Fireside Cast" our host Lars Janssen welcomes Kate Edwards (Executive Director of the Global Game Jam). With Kate we speak about her career and how to start as a geographer for Microsoft Encarta and becoming an expert for culturalization, cartography and cultural sensitivities in video games. Also we get some special insights about the different markets and how to success in an unkown territory.

Duration:01:15:16

The Fireside Cast - Developing for multiple plattforms - Mikka Luotio

12/7/2020
In this new episode of our "The Fireside Cast" our host Lars Janssen speaks to Mikka Luotio. Mikka has over 15 years exeperience in building and leading teams in Business development, Game production, Marketing, Product management & Partnership relations and is now Senior Business Development Manager at Xsolla in Berlin. Mika talks about the challenges and opportunities of developing games for different platforms. 00:00:00 Welcome00:01:22 Introduction Mikka Luotio00:05:05 How does the...

Duration:01:41:50

The Fireside Cast - Power of community management - Philomena Schwab

12/4/2020
In our latest episode of "The Fireside Cast" our host Lars Janssen welcomes Philomena Schwab. Philomena is a Swiss game developer, co-founder of Stray Fawn game studio and a board member of the Swiss Game Developers Association. She tells us about her experiences in founding a small studio in Switzerland as well as the power of good community management. You can take a closer look at the studio in their dev diary.

Duration:01:09:47

The Fireside Cast - Music Composing - Gareth Coker

12/3/2020
Right from the outset, music has been a vital part of video games. From chiptunes to the first orchestral recording, music has always enhanced the entire feel of games. A soundtrack can make the difference between a good game and an epic experience. In this episode of "The Fireside Cast", our hosts Lars Janssen and Nico Balletta welcome composer Gareth Coker. He is well known for his scores for Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Gareth gives us some insights into...

Duration:01:43:07

The Fireside Cast - Intellivision - With Tommy Tallarico, David Perry, J Allard and Hans Ippisch

12/2/2020
This is the rerelease of the first episode of the "The Fireside Cast". Our host Lars Janssen welcomes the top management tier of Intellivision Entertainment: legendary videogames composer and CEO, Tommy Tallarico; renowned game developer and board member David Perry; Xbox veteran and the company’s global MD, J Allard, and their President of European Operations, Hans Ippisch. They talk about how they pooled their experience to release the new family home video game console Amico (Italian for...

Duration:01:49:52

The Fireside Cast - Gaming behind the Iron Curtain - with Andrada Fiscutean and Jarsolav Svelch

12/1/2020
Growing up in the 80s was almost fantastic in western europe. Access to new electronic devices and growing up with computers and consoles. But behind the iron curtain that is a different story. Lars speaks with Andrada Fiscutean and Jaroslav Švelch how it was to design games and get access to computers in eastern europe. They speak about building computer clones and creating games against the regime. 00:00:15 Welcome00:01:28 Introduction Andrada Fiscutean00:03:11 Introduction Jaroslav...

Duration:00:40:36