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Building Better Games
Building Better Games
Valarin Inc

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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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
E52 How to do User Research in Game Dev with Steve Bromley

Steve Bromley, a games user research consultant, joins Ben and Aaron to discuss the importance of user research in game... more

19 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
E51 How to Spot a Great Product Manager with Paul Gebel

Paul Gebel, a product leader with over 20 years of experience, joins Aaron and Ben to discuss the importance of... more

05 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
E50 How to Launch a Live Service Game with Serge Knystautas

Join us in this enlightening episode where Serge Knystautas, a seasoned technologist with extensive experience in the gaming industry, dives... more

21 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
E49 How to Solve Communication Problems at Your Game Studio

Communication challenges are a common concern in game development studios, but are they the real root issue? In this episode,... more

07 Nov 2023 · 42 minutes
E48 Why Agility in Game Dev Is Failing Your Team

In this episode, Aaron and Ben address the prevailing frustration and cynicism within the game development industry concerning Agile methodologies.... more

24 Oct 2023 · 42 minutes
E47 The 3 Skills You Need to be a World-Class Game Producer

In this episode, Aaron and Ben delve into their winning model for exceptional game production, highlighting the skills that define... more

10 Oct 2023 · 41 minutes
Building Better Games
E56 Solving Despair and Burnout in Game Development with Greg Street
Building Better Games