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Forging a Studio of the Future – Interview with Matt Schembari, CEO of Lightforge Games

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Lead by a veteran team and backed by top partnerships, Lightforge Games was founded recently on an amazing bedrock of core values. Matt Schembari, Co-Founder and CEO, talks with us about how they’ve gone a step beyond in creating a studio modeled for the future. Open Salary, all-remote, and flexible work are just some of the bold policies that put these values into action. Thanks, Matt!

Keep an eye on Lightforge Games at https://www.lightforge.gg/

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Indie Games In Warsaw – Behind The Games Podcast interviews Joanna Keler

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CD Projekt Red and a couple other bigger studios have spawned a growing indie games scene across Poland. Joanna Keler has been in the middle of it working on a game called Moonshine Inc. and showing it off at places like PAX West where we met. She tells us all about it and also talks about the transition from corporate business to the games industry and her work with the Women In Games International. Thanks, Joanna!

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Making Salt and Sacrifice – Interview with Ska Studios on the New Overlords Behind The Games Podcast

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Ska Studios has been ahead of the curve making stylish indie games for many years now. We talk with the studio core, James Silva and Shane Lynch, about their latest souls-like game Salt and Sacrifice, how it’s made, how they got to this point, and what might be next for gaming like this. Thanks James and Shane!

Check out Salt and Sacrifice here: https://ska-studios.com/games/salt-and-sacrifice/

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 438: Ashley Ruhl Interview Notes

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast-Artwork We got a chance to interview Ashley Ruhl, the new Narrative Director for SWTOR to hear her views on narrative design and what it means for us as players. We follow-up on that and more on this episode of The Escape Pod Cast for Star Wars The Old Republic with @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-438. If you’d like to come join us in AIE, our multi-game guild is always looking for new members. Catch us for an invite on our guild Discord which you can find along with other good guild information at https://aie-guild.org/swtor/

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Leading From The Front – Behind The Games chat with Chris Schmidt of Infinity Ward

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As Game Director at Infinity Ward’s new Austin studio, Chris builds on his vast AAA game creator and leadership experience at Bioware, where we first met Chris years ago. We talk about what a Game Director does, what games and design principles inspire him, how useful and less useful feedback comes across, and what’s on his shelves. Thanks, Chris!

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 393: Chris Schmidt Interview!

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast-Artwork This week we talked Combat Styles in an interview with Chris Schmidt, Bioware’s Game Design Director for SWTOR. That and more on this episode of The Escape Pod Cast for Star Wars The Old Republic with @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-393. If you’d like to come join us in AIE, our multi-game guild is always looking for new members. Catch us for an invite on our guild Discord which you can find along with other good guild information at https://aie-guild.org/swtor/

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 350: Master of Disguise With Thaan

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast-Artwork This episode we talk with Thaan, guild member and master of pop-culture character design. We get the design tips and show over a dozen of his best designs including Spiderman, Thor, Wonder Woman and others. That and more on this episode of The Escape Pod Cast for Star Wars The Old Republic with @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-350. If you’d like to come join us in AIE, our multi-game guild is always looking for new members. Catch us for an invite on our guild Discord which you can find along with other good guild information at https://aie-guild.org/swtor/

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SWTOR Escape Pod Cast 349: Live with Daniel Steed of Bioware

SWTOR Escape Pod Cast-Artwork We catch up live with Daniel Steed, a key part of the Bioware SWTOR Community Team, in a late night interview to learn more about what he does, what he plays, and what he wants for SWTOR. That and more on this episode of The Escape Pod Cast for Star Wars The Old Republic with @AIESema, @MaxTheGrey and Astromech EPC-349. If you’d like to come join us in AIE, our multi-game guild is always looking for new members. Catch us for an invite on our guild Discord which you can find along with other good guild information at https://aie-guild.org/swtor/

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