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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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E45 How to Become an S-Tier Manager in Games

Aaron and Ben discuss the challenges of poor management practices in the gaming industry. They explore the lack of transparency,... more

12 Sep 2023 · 45 minutes
E44 How to Build Your Game Better in a Live Service World

Ben and Aaron discuss the importance of understanding where your game falls on the live service spectrum and how that... more

29 Aug 2023 · 40 minutes
E43 Why You're Struggling with Collaboration with Jim Benson

“Most of the failures in any project that I've ever been on have been due to lack of communication, lack... more

14 Aug 2023 · 43 minutes
E42 Why You Should (And Shouldn't) Use Unreal, Unity, or Something Else for Game Dev with Jean-Eric Khalife

When it comes to saving money, working efficiently or creating value for players, what should take priority in game dev?... more

01 Aug 2023 · 41 minutes
E41 How a Toxic Relationship Between Publishing and Game Dev is Hurting Us All with Joel McGinnis

There was an unusually high number of low-quality games released in 2022, and we think we know why.   The... more

17 Jul 2023 · 40 minutes
E40 How to Make Tough Decisions Fast in Game Dev with Linda Fane

Is your organization struggling with making decisions, from a lack of consensus or clarity on who the key decision makers... more

04 Jul 2023 · 38 minutes
E39 How to Drive Real Change as a Game Producer with Leslee Sullivant

Having opposing views from your team or struggling to communicate with senior leaders and stakeholders are just a couple of... more

20 Jun 2023 · 40 minutes
E38 How AI Can Help You Lead Game Dev with Bill Frischling

AI is on the tip of everyone’s tongue right now. You’ve probably seen headlines in the news, on social media,... more

06 Jun 2023 · 38 minutes
E37 How to Stop Cheaters in Video Games with Paul Chamberlain

What defines cheating in games? Is it exploiting existing bugs, using automation or macro tools? What about installing third-party mods... more

23 May 2023 · 35 minutes
E36 Work Systems: How to Build Process that Leads to Better Results

Things like meetings, reports and team structure are in place to help the game dev process go smoother, and create... more

09 May 2023 · 41 minutes
Building Better Games
E45 How to Become an S-Tier Manager in Games
Building Better Games