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Building Better Games
Building Better Games
Benjamin Carcich & Aaron Smith

Building Better Games is about helping leaders create better video games through holistic leadership. If you’re a leader in games and game... more

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E62: What Leadership Skills Matter Most in Game Development?

Are you leveraging the full potential of your leadership role in game development? Or are you stuck in the traditional... more

07 May 2024 · 47 minutes
EP61: How to Get Promoted in Game Dev

Titles and seniority impact your ability to drive positive change. It’s worth knowing what promotion looks like so you can... more

23 Apr 2024 · 48 minutes
EP60: Breaking Down GDC 2024 - Upcoming Trends, Triumphs, and Tribulations

In this episode of the Building Better Games podcast, join hosts Ben and Aaron as they recap GDC 2024, diving... more

09 Apr 2024 · 44 minutes
EP59: Should You Be a Servant Leader in Game Development?

Is true leadership about wielding power, or is it the art of empowering others? In this episode, Ben and Aaron... more

26 Mar 2024 · 47 minutes
EP58 Why Your Favorite Games Are Getting More Expensive to Make

Why are your favorite games getting more expensive to make? In this episode, Ben and Aaron dive into the... more

12 Mar 2024 · 42 minutes
EP57 Addressing the Real Issues of Today's Games Industry

In this episode, Ben and Aaron navigate the intricate landscape of leadership within the gaming industry. They tackle the dichotomy... more

27 Feb 2024 · 42 minutes
E56 Solving Despair and Burnout in Game Development with Greg Street

Despair and burnout are commonplace in game development. As leaders, what can we do about that, both to prevent it... more

13 Feb 2024 · 46 minutes
E55 How to fix the Friction Between Creative Directors & Producers

In this episode, Ben and Aaron delve into the complex interplay between creative direction and executive production in game development.... more

06 Feb 2024 · 53 minutes
E54 How to Design for Live Service Games w/ Head of League of Legends Andrei Van Roon

In this episode, Andrei Van Roon, the Head of League Studio at Riot Games joined Ben and Aaron to discuss... more

16 Jan 2024 · 44 minutes
E53 How Often Should You Release in Game Dev with Josh Thaler

In this episode, Josh Thaler discusses the mindset and skills required to build successful live service games. He emphasizes the... more

02 Jan 2024 · 44 minutes
Building Better Games
E62: What Leadership Skills Matter Most in Game Development?
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