Deconstructor of Fun

By Deconstructor of Fun

Deconstructor of Fun podcast is created by games professionals for games professionals. We explore the business side of games industry with the goal of bringing listeners content that is relevant, insightful and entertaining. The podcast has two forms​ of episodes: 1. This Week in Games (TWIG), which discusses the latest news 2. The in-depth conversations with guests from various gaming companies The podcast is a long-form conversation hosted by (Twitter): Michail "Mishka" Katkoff: @m_katkoff Eric Seufert @eric_seufert Eric Kress: @ekress Adam Telfer: @adamwtelfer Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deconstructoroffun/support

  1. 1.
    How to Build a Rocket Ship FAST with Michael Martinez, CEO of FunCraft
    50:59
  2. 2.
    TWIG #153 All Crypto Everything & how to be a great Product Manager in games
    1:12:26
  3. 3.
    Growth Triggers #10 Audio ads in the post IDFA landscape with a guest star, Amit Monheit from ODEOO
    51:27
  4. 4.
    Crypto Gaming 101 with Aleksander Leonard Larsen (COO, Sky Mavis) and Anton Backman (Play Ventures)
    1:25:02
  5. 5.
    Lets Talk: Netflix Games - Past, Present and Predictions
    1:07:26
  6. 6.
    Instant Games 2.0 with Justin Waldron, President of Playco
    47:53
  7. 7.
    TWIG #152 When you ‘Ask app not to track,’ some iPhone apps keep snooping anyway / UK Cracks Down On In-Game Microtransactions
    50:12
  8. 8.
    How to Scale a Merge Game with Antti Hattara, CEO of Starberry Games
    46:11
  1. 9.
    TWIG #151 Dapper Labs raises another $250 million, deep games for masses, and FIFA's updated loot pack strategy
    59:28
  2. 10.
    Here's How You Can Capitalize From the Apple vs. Epic Court Ruling
    59:30
  3. 11.
    TWIG #150 The App Store is the Games Store and Apple should recognize this / Can Supercell Boost Beatstar Into a Major Hit
    1:01:36
  4. 12.
    We just raised $100M - here's what's next with Ian Proulx, CEO of 1047 Games
    49:49
  5. 13.
    Creative optimization and Iteration in the Context of iOS 14 with Miri Growth
    55:32
  6. 14.
    TWIG #149 Supercell's Everdale / Nifty Games raises $38M / Axie Infinity’s $1.2 Billion Annualized Revenue
    1:01:34
  7. 15.
    Secrets to Successful Cross Promotion with Playtika's Yuval Yosefi
    34:19
  8. 16.
    TWIG #148 Apple concedes amid antitrust pressure / Facebook undercounts installs on iOS14 / Miska's internet evaporates
    41:11
  9. 17.
    How to Hire the Perfect Art Director for Games
    1:18:00
  10. 18.
    TWIG #147 Hot takes on new game releases / Liftoff ❤️ Vungle / LILA Games value deck / Riot Games on mobile
    1:06:39
  11. 19.
    TWIG #146 The Problem with VR / Mobile Games to Surpass $120B in 2021 / App Store Regulations
    1:06:29
  12. 20.
    Metaverse, NFTs and Creator Economies with Jon Radoff, CEO of Beamable
    1:27:37
  13. 21.
    TWIG #145 Why did Zynga plummet despite record earnings, Golf Rivals vs. Golf Clash and how FIFA Ultimate Team boosted its sales
    1:08:58
  14. 22.
    TWIG #144 Tencent tanks as regulatory concerns mount, Blizzard president gets booted and Riot generates $100M on mobile
    54:40
  15. 23.
    TWIG #143 Tilting Point Raises $235M, Blizzard Sued over Frat Boy Culture, Facebook Talks Metaverse
    58:53
  16. 24.
    TWIG #142: No IDFA? No Problem! Netflix Hires Facebook Gaming Exec and Peloton Makes a Game
    1:03:45
  17. 25.
    Call of Duty Mobile - Past, Present & Future with Chris Plummer (Head of Mobile) and Matthew Lewis (GM, CoDM)
    39:55
  18. 26.
    TWIG #141: Google expands ad targeting in mobile games, WoW update dissapoints, NoPixel and Grand Theft Auto
    54:36
  19. 27.
    How to Navigate Through a Soft Launch with a Mid-Core Game in 2021
    1:36:02
  20. 28.
    TWIG #140 Secret for growing Brawl Stars, Game deals surpassed $60B, next Assassin’s Creed will be a live service game
    51:20
  21. 29.
    No Rules Rules - the merits and pitfalls of a ruthless culture
    1:16:17
  22. 30.
    TWIG #139: EA spends big on Playdemic, self-publishing equals VC money, Duolingo's S1
    1:01:31
  23. 31.
    How MTG is Building a Family One Acquisition at a Time
    47:37
  24. 32.
    TWIG #138: Disney's resurgence into games & E3 Review
    58:10
  25. 33.
    How to Make a Hyper Successful Idle Game
    48:24
  26. 34.
    TWIG #137: Deep Dive into NFT and Netflix Games + Special Guest Star!
    1:12:31
  27. 35.
    Making the Business Case for VR Games with Chris Pruett (Oculus)
    45:43
  28. 36.
    TWIG #136: Apple's WWDC, Valorant goes Mobile, Space Ape snags Boom Beach from Supercell
    49:54
  29. 37.
    TWIG #135: EA Mobile breakdown, Apple's battle against Microsoft and Epic
    1:00:21
  30. 38.
    TWIG #134: Netflix Goes Games, Garena Free Fire Financials and Jam City SPAC
    53:57
  31. 39.
    Life Post Acquisition with Lou Fasulo, CEO of Starform (previosly Z2)
    1:11:17
  32. 40.
    TWIG #133: Scopely's Game Acquisition Approach, Our Analysis of Zynga, Ubisoft goes F2P, Xbox Partners with Timi
    1:00:34
  33. 41.
    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
    1:15:08
  34. 42.
    TWIG #132: Zynga Acquires Chartboost, Metacore's $150M Credit Line and Division Aims at Mobile
    1:05:17
  35. 43.
    Newzoo’s 2021 Trends to Watch in Games
    1:02:06
  36. 44.
    TWIG #121: APEX Mobile, Fortnite Made $9B, Call of Duty Gets a New General Manager
    52:15
  37. 45.
    Facebook's Games Marketing Insights for 2021
    25:35
  38. 46.
    Growth Triggers #9 iOS 14, the Creative Paralysis and the Android Safe Havens
    49:54
  39. 47.
    TWIG 130: EA's New Battlefield Game, Epic vs. Apple, New Leadership for Overwatch
    56:38
  40. 48.
    TWIG 129: Applovin Falls 19%, Playstation IP to Mobile, Square Enix M&A Rumors, JK Retiring!
    57:29
  41. 49.
    Games That Last a Decade with Ken Go, CEO & Founder of DECA Games
    56:38
  42. 50.
    Blockchain Basics In Gaming Explained | Upland's Dirk Lueth
    32:39

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