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Indie Game Lunch Hour

  • How To Start An Indie Dev Studio With Nothing

    22 MAY 2024 · Join us for an inspiring conversation with an indie game developer from the small town of Kohima, Nagaland in north-east India. Starting as a solo developer in 2017, Pekru has been passionately working on their debut title, "Sojourn Past," a 2D pixel action-adventure with lite bullet-hell elements. "Sojourn Past" won the Upcoming Game of the Year award at the Indian Game Developer Conference 2023 and has garnered significant community support. Learn about the challenges and triumphs of game development in a remote region and the exciting journey of ReDimension Games, now a part of the Krafton India Gaming Incubator. https://www.linkedin.com/in/pekru-pienyu-abb100298/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    1h 7m 50s
  • Forge & Flourish: Crafting Resilience in Game Development

    15 MAY 2024 · Join us as we chat with George, the visionary behind Juggernaut Games. Founded in 2011 with a team of passionate indie devs, George has embraced the ups and downs of game development, finding success through resilience and innovation. Discover his journey of "failing forward" and learn valuable insights into thriving in the indie game industry. Tune in for an inspiring conversation on creativity, perseverance, and the art of game creation. https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-cochrane-b1bb79280/ https://juggernaut-games.com/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    55m 22s
  • How You Can Achieve Your Games Dreams

    8 MAY 2024 · Join us in this episode as we delve into the dynamic world of gaming and professional development with Amir Satvat, Business Development Director at Tencent Games in North America. With nearly two decades of experience across industry giants like Amazon, Amir is a seasoned leader with academic prowess from institutions like Wharton and NYU. Discover how he fosters career growth through LinkedIn's largest Top Voice games community, facilitating over 1,600 job placements and 27,000 career coaching conversations via amirsatvat.com. Explore his commitment to positive change in gaming and beyond through advisory roles at PlaySide Studios and the Zero Abuse Project. https://www.linkedin.com/in/amirsatvat/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    1h 1m 31s
  • How to Game Jam Right: A Beginner's Guide

    1 MAY 2024 · In this special community episode, join us as we dive into the world of game jams! Whether you're a seasoned developer or just starting out, this beginner's guide will provide you with valuable insights, and tips to make the most out of your next game jam experience. Tune in to discover how to unleash your creativity, manage your time effectively, and collaborate efficiently to create memorable games! https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    1h 5m 7s
  • We Ran a 40-Person, AA-Sized Game Jam

    24 APR 2024 · In this special episode, we delve into the magic behind the making of "Child of Ruin," an enchanting narrative RPG born from the collaborative efforts of 40 wizards from the Indie Game Academy. Discover the story behind the game's creation, the challenges faced by the team, and the journey from concept to reality. We also explored the unique voice acting contributions that breathe life into this enchanting adventure. Whether you're a gamer, developer, or simply curious about the creative process, this episode offers insights and inspiration aplenty. https://trensharo.itch.io/child-of-ruin https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    1h 1m 30s
  • Importance of Understanding Your Audience

    17 APR 2024 · Explore the world of indie game marketing with guest Andrew Pappas, founder of Rengen Marketing and host of the Indie Game Movement podcast. In this episode, Andrew shares his expertise on understanding your audience, drawing from his experiences speaking at renowned events like GDC and PAX. Gain valuable insights into the importance of audience analysis for indie game developers and how it can shape effective marketing strategies. https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewpappas-rengen/ https://indiegamemovement.libsyn.com/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    1h 1m 34s
  • What Does It Take To Be a Combat Designer?

    10 APR 2024 · Join us in this episode as we delve into the world of combat design with Bader AlQahtani, a graduate of the NYU Game Center and Combat Designer at Studio Pixanoh. We explore what it takes to craft engaging combat experiences, drawing from Bader's experience working alongside industry veterans from Riot Games, Blizzard, and Bethesda. Discover the intricacies behind his notable project, Dragon Ball Demon Breaker, hailed as one of the best fan-games in the Dragon Ball universe by GameInformer, GameRant, and TheGamer. https://www.linkedin.com/in/baderkq/ https://studiopixanoh.com/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    51m 53s
  • Resilience In The Job Hunt

    3 APR 2024 · Join us in this episode as we delve into the world of job hunting with Tim Wood, a seasoned headhunter, copywriter, and multi-talented individual. From his experiences in recruiting top talent in the gaming industry to his passion for martial arts and writing, Tim shares insights on resilience and adaptability in navigating the competitive job market. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your career journey, this episode promises valuable tips and inspiration for staying resilient in your job hunt. https://www.linkedin.com/in/timwood4134/ https://www.writefinder.com/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    1h 14m 50s
  • All about Independent Games

    27 MAR 2024 · Explore the world of independent games with our guest, a seasoned professional in the gaming industry. Starting as a QA tester at Bethesda Softworks, he transitioned into a successful career as a game developer and engineer, releasing his own projects along the way. Now, as a Game Director at Kongregate, he balances his time between leading major projects and pursuing his passion for independent games. Join us as we delve into his journey and insights into the vibrant world of indie gaming. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-clayman-23ba8525/ https://www.kongregate.com/ https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    56m 57s
  • About Communities... ?

    20 MAR 2024 · Join us for a special community-focused episode as we dive into the world of building communities in the gaming industry. In this episode, we chat with members of the Indie Game Academy community, comprised of passionate game developers and enthusiasts. Discover firsthand insights and strategies on how to cultivate a thriving community straight from those who are actively shaping it. Whether you're a seasoned developer or a gaming aficionado, this episode offers valuable takeaways on fostering engagement, collaboration, and success within gaming communities. https://indiegameacademy.com/ Join the next episode of the Indie Game Lunch Hour LIVE every Wednesday at 12pm EST on our https://discord.gg/gFGAG54WK7 to answer your own burning questions and be immortalized in the recordings.
    49m 6s

Real stories from real game developers about breaking into the video game industry. Welcome to the Indie Game Lunch Hour, hosted by the Indie Game Academy! Listen in or join...

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Real stories from real game developers about breaking into the video game industry. Welcome to the Indie Game Lunch Hour, hosted by the Indie Game Academy! Listen in or join live.

Our podcast is hosted and recorded live on our Discord. Each Wednesday at 12pm EST we interview experts in the game industry and give community members like YOU a chance to ask them questions. We cover breaking into the indie game industry, publishing games, game design and so much more.

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