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Gamecraft
Gamecraft
Mitch Lasky / Blake Robbins

Gamecraft is a limited series about the modern history of the video game business. Beginning in the early 1990's, the video game business... more

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Episodes

Going Global (Ep. 13)

Mitch and Blake discuss the massive expansion of gaming in emerging markets around the world. The begin with a discussion... more

21 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Independent Intervention (Ep. 12)

Mitch and Blake explore the idea of independent game development. They attempt to define "indie" in the video game context... more

14 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
A Changing of the Guard (Ep. 11)

Mitch and Blake expand on last season's discussion of platform-based publishers by introducing a new kind of company: the game-enabling... more

07 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Choose Your (ad)Venture (Ep. 10)

Mitch and Blake discuss the nuances of game financing. They begin by explaining how the publishing model of advances against... more

31 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
The State of Play: 2024 (Ep. 9)

They're back! Season 2 of the GameCraft podcast kicks off with Mitch and Blake introducing the new 8-episode season, followed... more

24 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
The New Gold Rush (Ep. 8)

Mitch and Blake take on the complex topic of in-game economies. They discuss how the endemic problems of trust and... more

22 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Failures and Futures of Virtual Reality (Ep. 7)

Mitch and Blake discuss the recurring industry obsession with the idea of virtual reality, beginning in the mid-1980s. Mitch recounts... more

15 Feb 2023 · 53 minutes
Console Castles (Ep. 6)

Mitch and Blake debate the continuing relevance of dedicated gaming consoles to the video game business. They begin with a... more

08 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Playground and the Stage (Ep. 5)

Mitch and Blake propose a framework for understanding user-generated content in games based on two central metaphors -- the playground... more

01 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
The Forever Games (Ep. 4)

Mitch and Blake discuss how the rise of games-as-services has privileged durable, long-duration play-patterns -- leading to the modern idea... more

25 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
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Choose Your (ad)Venture (Ep. 10)
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Mitch and Blake discuss the nuances of game financing. They begin by explaining how the publishing model of advances against royalties functions,... more