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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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Episodes

E32 How to Convince The Leaders Above You to Support Your Change

What does it mean to really drive change? How do you effectively bring up problems with leadership? How do you... more

14 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
E31 How to Keep an Open Mind During Difficult Times with Joseph Kim

Choose any issue, and you'll find people with differing perspectives. This is inevitable but yet, in the gaming industry, having... more

28 Feb 2023 · 40 minutes
E30 How to Estimate Accurately Without Burning Trust or Your Team

Game development is defined by creative work, and for leaders, sometimes that means ditching the old framework and coming up... more

14 Feb 2023 · 39 minutes
E29 Ideation, pre-production, and production: How to lead during the different phases of game development

If you’ve listened to episode 21, How not to Lose Your Game Vision on the Altar of “Getting Shit Done,”... more

31 Jan 2023 · 45 minutes
E28 How to Lead and Collaborate in a Remote World

Remote work has completely transformed the way we work on teams and communicate with each other. Leadership still has many... more

10 Jan 2023 · 40 minutes
E27 Remote Work Exposed: A Deep Dive into the Pros, Cons, and Controversies

If you’re like the hosts of Building Better Games, then you thought the proliferation of remote work was temporary. The... more

03 Jan 2023 · 37 minutes
E26 How to Build Trust as a Leader w/ Zach Blitz

Does likeability have a lot of value in leadership? How much does setting and enforcing boundaries help you and the... more

13 Dec 2022 · 44 minutes
E25 How to Build a Games Studio That Delivers the Promise of the "Dream Job" w/ Josiah Kiehl

“I believe that we will make better games by treating game developers better. Game development should be a dream job,... more

06 Dec 2022 · 43 minutes
E24 How to Get a Job in Game Development

Dreaming of a career in game development? In the gaming industry, relevant skills and real experience delivering outcomes matter more... more

22 Nov 2022 · 46 minutes
E23 How to Handle Layoffs as a Leader with Sophie Vo Part 2: The Breakdown

During Part 1 of our conversation, our leader in game dev shared the tough layoff decision she was unexpectedly forced... more

08 Nov 2022 · 43 minutes
Building Better Games
E32 How to Convince The Leaders Above You to Support Your Change
Building Better Games