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The Zero to Play Podcast

A Weekly Podcast on a mission to deconstruct the process and definition of what a game is and where the future of games is going. Every episode features an interview with a different game developer or someone making an impact in the games industry. Hosted by Carl Leducq (Twitter @CarlsContent)

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Jason Schklar, Founder & Game/UX Consultant at UX Is Fine! | S3E6

In this conversation, Jason pulls back the curtain on what it's like running his UX consultancy business 'UX is Fine!" and recounts some of the stories and experiences he has faced over the last 20 years of being in the industry. Mentioned Links: Jason's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jschklar/ Jason's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jackalshorns UX is Fine: https://uxisfine.com/ Resources: https://uxif.link/grux Zero To Play Links: Tw: www.twitter.com/zerotoplay IG: www.instagram.com/zerotoplayig FB: www.facebook.com/zerotoplay Web: www.zerotoplay.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOtarAj6sVJvv0GnSPtAVJQ RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/zerotoplay/feed.xml Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/zerotoplay

52mins

26 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Naphtali Faulkner, Creator of Umurangi Generation | S3E5

In this conversation, Tali brings to the surface his passion for game design and explains some of the thought that goes into the design and choices that the player makes in Umurangi Generation. Tali shares some advice for Indie Game Devs and talks a bit about his story and his inspirations in the games industry. Mentioned Links: https://twitter.com/Veselekov https://twitter.com/umurangigame https://store.steampowered.com/app/1223500/Umurangi_Generation/ Zero To Play Links: Tw: www.twitter.com/zerotoplayIG: www.instagram.com/zerotoplayigFB: www.facebook.com/zerotoplayYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOtarAj6sVJvv0GnSPtAVJQ/featuredWeb: www.zerotoplay.comRSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/zerotoplay/feed.xmlNewsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/zerotoplay

1hr

21 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Logan Dwight, Co-Founder & CEO of Role | S3E4

In this conversation, Logan shared the journey of a corner of the games industry that we don't shed enough light on, table-top RPG games. There's a resurgence happening in this space with innovation and evolution into a digital and online future. Companies like Role are developing this new Narrative online play category with tools and features that not only mimic the physical table-top experience, but enhance and create an even more immersive style of gameplay and interactivity. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did, let me know what your main take away was in the comments below! Guest Links: https://twitter.com/LoganDwight www.playrole.com https://twitter.com/roleapp Zero To Play Links: Tw: www.twitter.com/zerotoplay IG: www.instagram.com/zerotoplayig FB: www.facebook.com/zerotoplay Web: www.zerotoplay.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/13V48s0adPvEQRHHKPUU13?si=37suNPd4RaKtj8x0syZb-w RSS Feed: https://feed.podbean.com/zerotoplay/feed.xml

57mins

12 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Jair McBain, Producer at Land & Sea Games | S3E3

Jair has many active roles in the games industry, most notably as the Producer at Land & Sea Games, creators of the critically acclaimed Alto's Adventure game and series. In this episode I talk to Jair about his experience with burnout, what it has been like working remotely (and on a night shift!), how he maintains a balanced lifestyle and advice for Producers hiring and growing their team (among other things too!). I hope you enjoy the chat. Follow him on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/JairMcBain Zero to Play Links: Tw: www.twitter.com/zerotoplay IG: www.instagram.com/zerotoplayig FB: www.facebook.com/zerotoplay Web: www.zerotoplay.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/13V48s0adPvEQRHHKPUU13?si=37suNPd4RaKtj8x0syZb-w Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/zerotoplay RSS Feed : https://feed.podbean.com/zerotoplay/feed.xml

54mins

5 Jul 2021

Rank #4

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Kathy Dongo, Area Sales Manager at Capcom USA | S3E2

In this Episode I sit down with Kathy Dongo to talk about her role as an Area Sales Manager for Capcom, what it's like being a Women in Game Dev, Advice for Networking and connecting with like-minded people & different types of jobs that you can find in the industry that aren't directly related to the studios or developers that you might think you need to be. Follow her on Twitter here: www.Twitter.com/ladycuttlefish Zero to Play Links: Tw: www.twitter.com/zerotoplay Web: www.zerotoplay.com Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/zerotoplay IG: www.instagram.com/zerotoplayig FB: www.facebook.com/zerotoplay YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOtarAj6sVJvv0GnSPtAVJQ/featured

57mins

28 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Recap, News And Season Update | S3E1

In this episode I go over some of the new things to expect in this season, my current state of mind on the show and and what's going on in my life and reminiscing on some of the conversations I had in last season. Zero to Play Links: Tw: www.twitter.com/zerotoplay IG: www.instagram.com/zerotoplayig FB: www.facebook.com/zerotoplay Web: www.zerotoplay.com Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/zerotoplay YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOtarAj6sVJvv0GnSPtAVJQ/featured

25mins

28 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Cordel Robbin-Coker, Co-Founder of Carry1st | S2E13

In this episode Cordel gives me break down of the innovations that are happening in the African games industry and how his company Carry1st hopes to be at the forefront of their adoption of technology through the art of games. Follow him on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cordelrc/ Zero to Play Links: Tw: www.twitter.com/zerotoplay IG: www.instagram.com/zerotoplayig FB: www.facebook.com/zerotoplay Web: www.zerotoplay.com Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/zerotoplay

47mins

20 Jun 2021

Rank #7

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Om Tandon, Director of UX at Wildlife Studios | S2E12

Om brings his decade-long experience of analyzing players and how they play to this conversation where he walks me through some of the biggest trends we're seeing in the Free to Play market today. You can follow Om on Linked at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omtandon/ Zero to Play Links: Tw: www.twitter.com/zerotoplay IG: www.instagram.com/zerotoplayig FB: www.facebook.com/zerotoplay Web: www.zerotoplay.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/13V48s0... Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/zerotoplay.

53mins

14 Jun 2021

Rank #8

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Elina Arponen, CEO & Co-Founder of QuickSave Interactive | S2E11

Elina tells her entrepreneurial journey that led to the founding of QuickSave Interactive, a company betting on the return of social games (developed on HTML-5). Facebook has recently launched a new platform called Facebook Instant Games and we discuss the importance of this new area for attention and why this is a great opportunity and market to invest in now. You can follow Elina on twitter at: @yonder_ Zero to Play Links: Tw: www.twitter.com/zerotoplay IG: www.instagram.com/zerotoplayig FB: www.facebook.com/zerotoplay Web: www.zerotoplay.com Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/zerotoplay

45mins

7 Jun 2021

Rank #9

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Jonny Jennings, Founder of Indie VR Studio 'Weird Kid Studios' | S2E10

Jonny opened up about his experience building his VR company "Weird Kid Studios" and his debut game "Galactic Bar FIght". He also shared advice for those wanting to get into the industry and spoke about his decade long experience being a Unity Contract Developer. Let us know what you enjoyed the most below in the comments! Follow him on Twitter @JonnyJ17 Zero to Play Links: Tw: www.twitter.com/zerotoplay IG: www.instagram.com/zerotoplayig FB: www.facebook.com/zerotoplay Web: www.zerotoplay.com Newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/zerotoplay

51mins

31 May 2021

Rank #10