Released April 21st, 2022
Justin Waldron - The Past, Present, and Future of Game Companies
Justin Waldron is the co-founder and President of Playco. We cover the industry’s evolution from web to mobile to blockchain, the unique opportunities crypto offers game creators, and how Playco’s Web3 project, Storyverse, is creating a game engine for communities.
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Web3 Breakdowns: Storyverse
Learn about Storyverse through our research prepared ahead of Eric's conversation with Justin.
Justin Waldron - The Future of Social Gaming
Justin Waldron is the co-founder and President of Playco. We cover how Justin sees the future of gaming as social platforms evolve, how gaming may be the next tool for content creation, and how Playco has approached aligning incentives for game creators and players.
Gabriel Leydon - Designing Digital Economies
Gabe Leydon is the co-founder and CEO of MZ, the company behind hit games such as Mobile Strike and Game of War. We cover why great design can actually be a bad sign, why he believes NFTs will create billionaire influencers, and how different cultures design games.
Blake Robbins - Investing in Gaming
Blake Robbins is a partner at Ludlow Ventures. We cover the state of the video game industry, how video game economics work, and the future of investing in e-sports and the creator economy.
Ilkka Paananen - Superpowering Teams
Ilkka Paananen is the Founder and CEO of Supercell, a mobile game developer based in Finland. We cover how Supercell hires and designs teams, why they incorporate as little process as possible, and the rise of global, social games.
Jiho - Sustaining a Play-to-Earn Economy
Jeff "Jiho" Zirlin is the co-founder of Axie Infinity. We cover his involvement with the Axie ecosystem, the game's economic model, and why they developed a sidechain.
Zynga & Storyverse Co-Founder on NFT Social Gaming | Overpriced JPEGs #13
Justin shares insights from his days at Zynga, and how those experiences shaped his current venture in NFT-based gaming.
Is the future of games Instant? (Lars Doucet, Emily Greer)
A conversation with Lars Doucet, and Emily Greer focussing on the history and future opportunities for Instant Games.
Key Challenges for Blockchain Gaming ft. Lars Doucet
An exploration of the key challenges in blockchain gaming.
The Future of Games Is Instant
A detailed look at the resurgence of instant games and some of the players competing to own this space.
The Future of Games is an Instant Flash to the Past
Lars Doucet's thought-provoking rebuttal against the potential of Instant Games, revisiting the history and evolution of the space.
The Next Frontier in Storytelling Universes and the Never Ending Desire for More
Matthew Ball tells the history of storytelling in movies and the evolution of fictional worlds.
Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made
Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development.
The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses
An excellent resource for learning the principles and frameworks required to design a game.