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Deconstructor of Fun

By Deconstructor of Fun
Deconstructor of Fun podcast explores the business side of games. The content is aimed to help developers, publishers, and platforms to understand what makes the game not only fun but also commercially successful.

The podcast has two forms​ of episodes:
1. This Week in Games (TWIG), which analyses the latest news
2. The Series, which focuses on one specific topic through multiple episodes.

The podcast is a long-form conversation hosted by (Twitter):
Michail "Mishka" Katkoff: @m_katkoff
Joseph "Joe" "JK" Kim: @jokim1
Eric Kress: @ekress
Adam Telfer: @adamwtelfer
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TWIG #132: Zynga Acquires Chartboost, Metacore's $150M Credit Line and Division Aims at Mobile
Welcome everybody to This Week In Games! News for today: #1 Metacore secures €150m credit line from Supercell #2 Ubisoft Reveals Free Tom Clancy’s The Division Game with Heartland #3 Zynga Buys chartboost to drive online ads, reports record quarterly revenue LINKS: Level Up 2021
01:05:18
May 11, 2021
Newzoo’s 2021 Trends to Watch in Games
Newzoo is the world's most trusted source for games and esports analytics and market research. They have a fantastic team of experts providing insights and expertise that helps developers, publishers, and platforms around the World. In this episode, we discuss Newzoo's services and dive deep into their latest cloud gaming and mobile gaming reports.  Kudos to Candice Mudrick and Tom Wijman for joining the podcast. 👉Newzoo's latest trend reports
01:02:07
May 7, 2021
TWIG #121: APEX Mobile, Fortnite Made $9B, Call of Duty Gets a New General Manager
Welcome everybody to This Week In Games! News for today: #1. Respawn reveals details on Apex Legends Mobile #2. Fortnite made more than $9 billion in revenue in its first two years #3. Johanna Faries named new Call of Duty general manager LINKS: Level Up Academy Modern Mobile Marketing at Scale
52:16
May 6, 2021
Facebook's Games Marketing Insights for 2021
2020 was a monumental year for mobile gaming. Facebook's Games Marketing Insights for 2021 report provides several new and unique insights that will help you plan for the year ahead. The report dives into changing player behavior, demographics, motivations, preferences, and spending habits. To save you time, we recorded a podcast episode with Stephen Gray, Ph.D., Consumer Research Manager at Facebook, and went through the report in detail. Some of the fascinating takeaways from the podcast: Core gamers adopted mobile. The major new audience getting into mobile games are core gamers who flocked especially into shooter games. Familiarity is becoming vital. Three out of four games downloaded in the Western markets were familiar to the player in advance. In South Korea, a more mature mobile gaming market, 9 out of 10 games downloaded were familiar to the players in advance. The top is evolving. 42 new games entered the top 100 grossing charts. This is nearly double that in 2019. This changes the perception that the top is never changing but it also speaks of the diminished staying power of top-grossing games. Download the report.
25:35
May 2, 2021
Growth Triggers #9 iOS 14, the Creative Paralysis and the Android Safe Havens
In this episode, we discuss iOS 14, whether Android can provide safe havens, and the future of creatives post-ATT. Check out the latest growth strategy course: ios14strategy.com code: DT50 Your hosts: Michail Katkoff (twitter) and Eric Seufert (twitter)
49:54
April 29, 2021
TWIG 130: EA's New Battlefield Game, Epic vs. Apple, New Leadership for Overwatch
Welcome everybody to This Week In Games! News for today: #1. EA announced its new Battlefield game #2. Fortnite’s Mastermind Goes to Battle With Apple #3. New Leadership for Overwatch LINKS: - LILA Games Job Opportunities: https://www.lilagames.com/jobs/ - JK's New Investment Podcast: SUPER STONK BROS: APPLOVIN IPO BREAKDOWN - Get Notified of GameMakers Events!
56:38
April 27, 2021
TWIG 129: Applovin Falls 19%, Playstation IP to Mobile, Square Enix M&A Rumors, JK Retiring!
Welcome everybody to This Week In Games! News for today: #1. AppLovin Shares Fall 19% in Market Debut #2. Sony wants to bring its top PlayStation franchises to mobile #3. Multiple potential buyers interested in Square Enix reporting JK's NEW INVESTMENT PODCAST: - SUPER STONK BROS: APPLOVIN IPO BREAKDOWN SPONSOR: - Betahat: Reading the pulse of the consumer is at the heart of everything we do. With each engagement, we combine industry expertise with the research and analytical methodologies targeted to your specific needs. From research surveys to ethnographies, market segmentations to predictive modeling, we offer a full suite of services. Your hosts: - Miska Katkoff (@m_katkoff) - Joe Kim (@jokim1) - Eric Kress (@ekress) - Adam Telfer (@adamwtelfer) As always, pls feel free to send us feedback!
57:29
April 20, 2021
Games That Last a Decade with Ken Go, CEO & Founder of DECA Games
Which one is more important - to ship a good game or to grow a good game? DECA Games founded by Ken Go is a truly unique gaming company. They became highly successful by reversing the steps to success. Instead of developing new games, the company started off by first growing live games. Only after proving successful in operating decade-old titles have they taken a step towards developing and one-day shipping games of their own. I encourage all to listen to this episode whether you're interest in live services, company building, or both.
56:38
April 19, 2021
Blockchain Basics In Gaming Explained | Upland's Dirk Lueth
Dirk Lueth Co-founder of Upland Explains Blockchain Basics and How It's Used in Games SPONSOR: - XSOLLA: Xsolla Funding Club is a complimentary matching service that puts video games like yours in front of multiple publishers and investors. Join Xsolla Funding Club today at Xsolla.com/funding. Your host: - Joe Kim (@jokim1) Speaker: - Dirk Lueth, Co-founder Uplandme UPLAND: Upland Website
32:39
April 17, 2021
TWIG 128: Epic Will Lose $300M on Epic Games Store, Epic Raises $1B for Metaverse, Could Apple/Google Kill F2P?
Welcome everybody to This Week In Games! News for today: #1. Epic will lose over $300M on Epic Games Store exclusives, is fine with that #2. EPIC Games raises $1B for long-term metaverse plans, with $200M from Sony #3. Could Apple and Google pull the plug on mobile game monetisation? #4. Wild Rift is League of Legends predictions SPONSOR: - XSOLLA: Xsolla Funding Club is a complimentary matching service that puts video games like yours in front of multiple publishers and investors. Join Xsolla Funding Club today at Xsolla.com/funding. Your hosts: - Miska Katkoff (@m_katkoff) - Joe Kim (@jokim1) - Eric Kress (@ekress) - Adam Telfer (@adamwtelfer) As always, pls feel free to send us feedback!
01:08:24
April 15, 2021
How War Robots Grossed $500M with Vladimir Krasilnikov, CPO at Pixonic
War Robots is the largest tactical shooter on mobile having grossed $500M since launch.  Despite the massive success, the beginning of the game's journey was very rough. The game launched as a barebone version boasting KPIs that were unimpressive at best. Yet with hard work, smart decisions, determination, and having their back against the wall the team at Pixonic was able to not only turn the game around but turn it into a massive success. Guest: Vladimir Krasilnikov Host: Mishka Katkoff
01:07:07
April 12, 2021
The Dos and Don'ts of Cross-Platform Development with Maxwell Zierath
Cross-platform makes all the sense on the paper. More platforms increase your games' reach and will limit your dependency on a single platform. Yet despite all the tools, cross-platform development remains extremely difficult and thus incredibly risky. In this episode, we discuss the following questions: How do you approach cross-platform development? Do you focus on one platform? If so, which one? Do you start with the hardest or the easiest? Do you do it all internally or so use partners to make ports? Do you have a dedicated team to work on tools for cross-platform development? What happens when your game goes live. How do you make updates? Shoutout to Maxwell Zierath for joining the podcast.
55:53
April 8, 2021
TWIG 127: Clash of Clans 3 New Games, Tencent Timi $10B in 2020, Manticore Raises $100M
Welcome everybody to This Week In Games #127. News for today: #1. Exclusive: Tencent's Timi gaming studio generated $10 billion in 2020, sources say #2. Manticore Games raises $100M for user-generated games in the ‘multiverse’ #3. Clash Of Clans Reveals Three New Games: Clash Quest, Mini, & Heroes #4. Wild Rift is League of Legends for everyone (We didn't really cover this) SPONSOR: - The Industry's Best Market Research Firm: Beta Hat Your hosts: - Miska Katkoff (@m_katkoff) - Joe Kim (@jokim1) - Eric Kress (@ekress) - Adam Telfer (@adamwtelfer) As always, pls feel free to send us feedback!
01:00:56
April 7, 2021
Growth Triggers #8 Latest ATT Drama, Digital Turbine's Shopping Spree, Working with Celebrities and the Most Expensive Ad
Growth Triggers is a segment focusing on all matters of growth.  In this episode, we discuss Digital Turbine's shopping spree, the latest in ATT, Warpath's launch trailer, and working with celebrities. Your hosts: Michail Katkoff (twitter) and Eric Seufert (twitter) + Christian Calderon
01:03:27
April 2, 2021
TWIG #126: Rocket League Mobile, League of Legends Wild Rift, & Tencent Regulatory Compliance
Welcome everybody to This Week In Games #126. News for today: #1. Rocket League Coming to Mobile #2. The 'League of Legends: Wild Rift' Open Beta Is Out Now in the Americas on iOS and Android alongside Version 2.2 #3. Tencent Stresses Regulatory Compliance as Profits From Gaming, Payments Surge News that Triggered Eric: #1. Qualcomm is reportedly developing a Switch-like Android gaming device #2. EA developing new PGA Tour game, its first golf title in six years #3. The Global Cloud Gaming Market Is on Track to Generate Revenues of $3.2 Billion by 2023 | Newzoo #4. Nexon invests $874 million in Hasbro, Bandai Namco, Konami, and Sega Sammy LINKS: - Creators at Work Podcast & Brett Nowak's Liquid & Grit Gaming Market Research Company Your hosts: - Miska Katkoff (@m_katkoff) - Joe Kim (@jokim1) - Eric Kress (@ekress) - Adam Telfer (@adamwtelfer) As always, pls feel free to send us feedback!
01:02:43
March 31, 2021
Game Publishing on Roblox | Gamefam CEO Joe Ferencz
The creator community on Roblox to date has consisted of many younger former players that have advanced from playing to building games on the platform.  Many have wondered when and if the platform would start bringing in more professional developers and publishers.  ' Here with us today to talk about Roblox’s development platform and opportunity space for devs is Joe Ferencz, CEO of GameFam. Gamefam is a recent venture backed startup specifically targeting Roblox and aiming to become the first big gaming company focused on the platform   The company was founded in 2019, currently lists 37 full time employees and 8 live games on Roblox including Ultimate Driving and Hot Wheels Open World. Host: Joe Kim, CEO LILA Games: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jokim/ Guest: Joe Ferencz, CEO Gamefam: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-ferencz-ba76b78/ LINKS: https://gamefam.com/ Interview on GameMakers Youtube: https://youtu.be/ym4Xluf6P4Y
54:49
March 29, 2021
Scaling So Far with Savage Game Studios
CEO & Co-Founder of Savage Game Studios, Michail Katkoff, joins Matthew Ellis for a chat in the latest episode of Scaling So Far 🎙 Having led and built teams at the like of Supercell, Rovio & Zynga in the past, Michail shares advice on hiring awesome studio talent, the impact of having leaders who listen, & keeping your culture alive & evolving 👾 ... oh & he answers the question on everyone's lips - what being a "Savage" means to them 🤔 Listen in & follow Deconstructor of Fun for more #freetoplay insights from Michail 👌 Scaling So Far podcast: 🎧 https://lnkd.in/dYZsyXq 🎧
57:39
March 29, 2021
TWIG #125: Mr. Beast VC Fund, IronSource SPAC, 2K Tiger Woods, Discord $10B+, NYT Games Biz ft. Dean Takahashi from GamesBeat
Welcome to TWIG #125! Today we cover: #1. MrBeast’s management company, Night Media, has a new venture fund that’s backed by creators #2 2k Sports Acqures HB Studios, signs PGA Tour 2k deal with Tiger Woods #3. Thoma Bravo SPAC Agrees to Take IronSource Public #4. Facing Post-Trump Slowdown, New York Times Eyes $100 Billion Games Market #5. Discord exploring sale that could be worth more than $10 billion LINKS: #1. AdTech + Game Studios | The big DANGER from Applovin and Zynga #2. Consumer Insights In Gaming Guest: - Dean Takahashi, Lead Writer VentureBeat & GamesBeat Hosts: - Miska Katkoff (@m_katkoff) - Joe Kim (@jokim1) - Eric Kress (@ekress) - Adam Telfer (@adamwtelfer) As always, pls feel free to send us feedback! Check out TWIG on the GameMakers YouTube Channel!
01:06:57
March 24, 2021
Danger of Integrated Studios + Ad Networks: Applovin and Zynga
Recently Applovin a major ad network and games studio - announced the acquisition of Adjust which is a company known as an MMP or mobile measurement partner. Zynga recently announced its intentions of acquiring an ad network including supply and demand side tech, mediation, and an MMP We discuss the potential implications of these kinds of vertically integrated acquisitions with a games studio business pose a number of conflicts and dangers to potential customers of the ad networks. Speakers: Josh Chandley - COO of WildCard Games and current customer of AL Josh Burns -  Founder of DigitalDevConnect, A games industry veteran and neutral party Filippo De Rose - Head of Growth at Trap Light, also previously at Pixelberry and a former customer of AL Aviad Dadon - Chief Strategy Officer at Bidshake Moderator: Joe Kim - CEO LILA Games
01:16:57
March 22, 2021
Growth Triggers #7 China's Tech Giants' Attempt to Circumvent IDFA, Our take on AppLovin's S1, Is Clubhouse a Fad?
Growth Triggers is a segment focusing on all matters of growth. In this episode, we discuss AppLovin's S1, the future of Clubhouse, and how China's tech giants are exploring ways to skirt Apple's privacy changes. Your hosts: Michail Katkoff (twitter) and Eric Seufert (twitter)
45:15
March 18, 2021
TWIG #124: Star Wars to Marvel -> Licensed IP, Applovin S1, Roblox: Dawn of the Metaverse
Welcome to TWIG #124! Today we cover: #1. From Star Wars to Marvel, licensed video games are becoming more ambitious. Here’s why. #2. AppLovin S1 (our take on the MTM take)  #3. Roblox: Dawn of the Metaverse LINKS: AdTech + Game Studios: The BIG Danger Creators at Work Podcast (Liquid & Grit) Hosts: - Miska Katkoff (@m_katkoff) - Joe Kim (@jokim1) - Eric Kress (@ekress) - Adam Telfer (@adamwtelfer) As always, pls feel free to send us feedback! Check out TWIG on the GameMakers YouTube Channel!
56:35
March 16, 2021
Building Games For A Female Audience | Ft. Renata Caldani, Joana Marques, and Maryna Iaremenko
How do you design mobile games for a female audience? In this talk, we cover genres, motivations, mechanics, and much more! Speakers: Maryna Iaremenko, Lead Game Designer, GameHouse Joana Marques, Sr. Product Manager Renata Caldani, Brand Manager, Square Enix Montreal Moderator: Joseph Kim, CEO LILA Games SPONSOR: This podcast is sponsored by Square Enix Montreal.  Check out a ton of open listings right: *** HERE *** Also, check out some of the open positions below: Senior VFX Artist Game Designer Lead Game Designer UA Marketing Artist Data Analyst Executive Producer Development Director Bi Developer Software Development Manager Release Management Supervisor User Researcher
37:31
March 12, 2021
Game Biz #1: Future of Game Industry M&A Ft. Chris Petrovic, Eric Kress, J Kim
Game Biz is a new segment discussing big game industry trends, strategy, and public company movements. Catch us on Clubhouse this Friday for an after discussion on this topic: Clubhouse Friday 3/12/21 at 12PM PST Your hosts: Joseph Kim Eric Kress Chris Petrovic
53:37
March 10, 2021
TWIG 123: Fortnite Acquires Fall Guys Dev Mediatonic, Ubisoft NFT Game, and Dream Games Secures $50M
Welcome to TWIG #123! Today we cover: #1. Fortnite developer Epic buys Fall Guys studio Mediatonic #2. Gaming Giant Ubisoft Partners With Ethereum-based NFT Platform Sorare #3. Dream Games secures $50m Series A round LINKS: Join us on Clubhouse this Friday 3/12/2021 at 12PM PST to discuss the Future of Games Industry M&A https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/MRQ1Z7pE Hosts: - Miska Katkoff (@m_katkoff) - Joe Kim (@jokim1) - Eric Kress (@ekress) - Adam Telfer (@adamwtelfer) As always, pls feel free to send us feedback! Check out TWIG on the GameMakers YouTube Channel!
01:01:41
March 10, 2021
How to Turnaround a Company with Offer Yehudai, President of Fyber
Let's be honest, leading a winning team is easy. Success breeds success and you're rolling from one victory to another with the momentum growing day-by-day.  What is hard is taking over a team that is failing and turning it around. What is even harder is turning around a declining public company, whose numbers are scrutinized every single quarter by shareholders and analysts. I'm joined by Offer Yehudai, President of Fyber, who shares his experience in spearheading Fyber's 3-year turnaround.
48:56
March 8, 2021
Growth Triggers #6 The Right Way to Build Your Game Marketing Team
Growth Triggers is a segment focusing on all matters of growth. In this episode, we discuss: Whether to embed UA staff or not? Who do you count in a UA team What are the vital UA functions for a game team? Who/what do you need for the best chances of success in SL? Your hosts Michail Katkoff and Eric Seufert
53:05
March 4, 2021
TWIG #122: PUBG New State, Genshin Impact Dev Costs, Google Stadia Problem?, & Spotify Remote Work
Welcome to TWIG #122! Today we cover: #1. PUBG: New State is a futuristic new battle royale game for Android and iOS #2. Genshin Impact Dev Costs #3. Google Stadia Problem?  A Video Game Unit That’s Not Googley Enough #4. Spotify says it's letting employees work from anywhere, while still paying San Francisco and New York salaries Hosts: - Miska Katkoff (@m_katkoff) - Joe Kim (@jokim1) - Eric Kress (@ekress) - Adam Telfer (@adamwtelfer) As always, pls feel free to send us feedback! Check out TWIG on the GameMakers YouTube Channel!
58:31
March 3, 2021
How to Market Mobile Games in 2021 with Kieran O’Leary, VP Marketing at Rovio
ATT will handicap ad platforms’ abilities to target specific users throwing a wrench in the growth strategies of most top mobile game publishers. The three key changes will be: Resurrection of Product Marketing  The Role of an IP in performance marketing  The Broadening of Media Mix In this episode I'm joined by Kieran O'Leary, VP of Marketing at Rovio, to discuss mobile games marketing in 2021. We focus on the topics above and discuss what's the best way for the game and marketing team to work together.
40:58
March 1, 2021
TWIG #121: BlizzCon, Zynga accelerates, Rovio's financials and VALHEIM!
Welcome to TWIG #120! Today we cover: #1. Zynga’s plan to accelerate growth in 2021 #2. BlizzCon Online 2021 #3. Valheim: How a 5-Person Team Created the Most Popular Game on Steam #4. Rovio 2020 Financial Statement  Hosts: - Miska Katkoff (@m_katkoff) - Joe Kim (@jokim1) - Eric Kress (@ekress) As always, pls feel free to send us feedback! Check out TWIG on the GameMakers YouTube Channel!
57:50
February 24, 2021
Growth Triggers #5 Why AppLovin and Zynga are Building Content Fortresses
Growth Triggers is a segment focusing on all matters of growth. In this episode, we discuss AppLovin's acquisition of an attribution platform Adjust, and Zynga's intention to invest in ad tech. Your hosts Michail Katkoff and Eric Seufert
47:07
February 22, 2021
Embracer Group: Strategy, Outlook, and Focus on the Long-term | Kenshi Arasaki (ATA), Ken Go (DECA), and Randy Pitchford (Gearbox), Lars Wingefors (Embracer),
We get a comprehensive and in-depth discussion talking about industry consolidation/consolidators and more specifically about the Embracer Group.  In a unique discussion, we get a very holistic perspective on Embracer speaking to:       - Kenshi Arasaki, CEO, A Thinking Ape, One of the best in the industry at long-tail and forever franchise games with titles from the early days of IOS like Kingdoms at War.          - Ken Go, CEO, DECA Games, Who specialize in live operations having taken over and successfully managed live titles such as former gree titles like Knights & Dragons and Modern War.       - Randy Pitchford, President and Co-founder Gearbox, I think everyone knows Gearbox games most notably Borderlands.       - Lars Wingefors, Co-founder and Group CEO, Embracer Group, Quickly becoming famous for a lot of the recent industry acquisitions they have been making.  Host:    - Joe Kim, CEO LILA Games
56:22
February 19, 2021
TWIG #120: Supercell on 2nd Decade, Zynga Ad Network, Bad Robot Entering Games, Microsoft on Future of Games
Welcome to TWIG #120! Today we cover: #1. Zynga Is Building Its Own Ad Network, Mulling M&A #2. Bad Robot looking to be the rare Hollywood-and-games success story #3. Microsoft's Head of Cloud Gaming James Gwertzman Talks Past, Present, and Future of Gaming Tech #4. MY TAKE ON SUPERCELL IN 2020 AS WE BEGIN OUR SECOND DECADE Hosts: - Miska Katkoff (@m_katkoff) - Joe Kim (@jokim1) - Eric Kress (@ekress) As always, pls feel free to send us feedback! Check out TWIG on the GameMakers YouTube Channel! CLUBHOUSE EVENT  This Friday 2/19/2021 at 12PM PST https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/xob8aNOK Sponsors Square ENIX Montreal. Check out their open job positions here: semmtl.com/dof
01:01:16
February 18, 2021
Learnings from Building My Dream Team with Sophie Vo, Studio Lead at Voodoo
How do you build a dream team from scratch? In this episode Sophie Vo, Studio Lead at Voodoo, details her journey of building a game team. We discuss how to craft a team culture, hire according to set values and lead through lockdowns. Sophie has a true passion towards leadership. Her approach is very methodical and constantly improving as she analyses, plans, executes and recalibrates based on learnings. Don't miss Sophie's original article "A Dream Team is All You Need".
01:07:32
February 15, 2021
Future of PC Games | David Brevik (OG!), Sean Haran (Gearbox), Tim Morten (Frost Giant)
Today we will be speaking about the future of PC Gaming.    Here with us to talk about this are 3 incredible speakers     - David Brevik, Famous of course for founding Blizzard North and for Diablo but then also founding other game studios including Gazillion and now as President of Skystone Games      - Sean Haran who’s held senior executive roles at 20th Century Fox, Marvel, Riot, and now as Chief Business Officer at Gearbox      - Tim Morten who was at Activision, was CEO of Savage Entertainment, held exec positions at EA, Santa Monica and Blizzard before starting Frost Giant as CEO. Host:    - Joseph Kim, CEO of LILA Games
01:20:40
February 12, 2021
TWIG #119: EA Buys Glu, AppLovin Buys Adjust, Embracer Buys Gearbox, and Predictions (Shooters, Marketing)
Welcome to TWIG #119! Today we cover: #1. Why Did AL Buy Adjust #2. EA buys GLU #3. Embracer Group acquires Borderlands maker Gearbox Entertainment for $1.3B Predictions: Shooters and Marketing Hosts: - Miska Katkoff (@m_katkoff) - Joe Kim (@jokim1) - Eric Kress (@ekress) - Adam Telfer (@adamwtelfer) As always, pls feel free to send us feedback! Check out TWIG on the GameMakers YouTube Channel!
58:04
February 10, 2021
Seriosly Unconventional Growth with Philp Hickey, EVP of Brand & Marketing
Originally Seriosly's first game was launched in mid-2014. Since then the game has grown quarter after quarter with the latest growth spurs coming after the acquisition by Playtika.  In this episode I'm joined by Phil Hickey, EVP of Brand & Marketing at Seriosly, to discuss:  How has Best Fiends been able to continue to grow ever since the game was launched? Why did they take this unconventional/methodical approach of building a brand first.  How much pressure has there been to follow the latest performance marketing trends from shockvertaising to extremely misleading ads? How to build and run an effective and lean marketing team in games that is sitting far away from the game team? What's the best way for the game and marketing team to work together? 
43:42
February 9, 2021
Hit Roblox Developers Share Their Secrets!
Hear from real game developers on Roblox who have created hit games! What does it take to be successful? How is dev on Roblox different from other platforms? What is a day in the life like? What is their view on Roblox monetization? What is the future outlook for the platform? Roblox developer speakers:     - Andrew Bereza aka "Berezaa", Toybox Development - Vesteria, 2PGFT, Miner's Haven, Azure Mines, War Games, Build Island     - Josh DeBoer, aka "Artemis" Summit Studios Games - Vehicle Simulator     - Anne Shoemaker aka "Myzta", Fullflower Studio - Mermaid Life, My Droplets    - Arthur Trusov aka "Trus" - Tropics Paradise, Tycoon Hospital  SPONSOR: This podcast is sponsored by Square Enix Montreal! Check out open positions to work there at: semmtl.com/dof Your host:    - Joe Kim aka "DJ Mac Daddy" CEO of LILA Games
01:05:27
February 5, 2021
TWIG #118: Epic Games Store Review, Google Stadia Shuts down Internal Studios, & Gambling Apps on Google Play
Welcome to TWIG #118! Today we cover: #1. Gambling apps are coming to Google’s Play Store in the US and 14 other countries, The Verge #2. Reviewing Epic Games Store’s 2020, MasterTheMeta #3. Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Studios, Changing Business Focus, Kotaku Hosts: - Joe Kim (@jokim1) - Eric Kress (@ekress) - Adam Telfer (@adamwtelfer) Guest Host: - Ninel (Gryuner) Anderson, Check out Devoted Studios Youtube Channel As always, pls feel free to send us feedback!
47:45
February 3, 2021
Going Public with Anton Gauffin, CEO of Huuuge Games
In this episode, I'm joined by Anton Gauffin, CEO of soon to be public Huuuge Games.  We discuss why Anton has decided to take his company public, dive deeper into their Build & Buy strategy, talk about their M&A approach, and what sets Huuuge different from the other consolidators in the market. We also discuss the effects of IDFA depreciation on the company's M&A strategy. your host Mishka Katkoff
01:00:23
February 1, 2021