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Elite Game Developers Podcast

By Joakim Achren

How would you start and grow a games company? This is a podcast about the founders and investors who are building the games companies of the future. What are their success stories, failures, what they’ve learned from them and how more people will be able to get into creating games through successful games companies.

  1. 1.
    EGD 078: Herdjie Zhou, Lucky Kat Games01/18/2021
    51:13
  2. 2.
    EGD Special: Lessons About Cap Tables01/11/2021
    27:31
  3. 3.
    EGD 077: Shanti Bergel, Transcend Fund01/04/2021
    1:01:25
  4. 4.
    EGD Special: Podcast highlights from 202012/28/2020
    46:15
  5. 5.
    EGD 076: Uri Marchand, Overwolf12/21/2020
    42:30
  6. 6.
    EGD Special: How to raise from angel investors12/14/2020
    30:00
  7. 7.
    EGD 075: Lars Jörnow, EQT Ventures12/07/2020
    50:07
  8. 8.
    EGD Special: Early-Stage Success in Mobile Gaming11/30/2020
    1:01:35
  1. 9.
    EGD 074: Vladimir Funtikov, Creative Mobile11/23/2020
    1:03:14
  2. 10.
    EGD Special: Tales From Playtesting11/16/2020
    56:54
  3. 11.
    EGD 073: Sean Kauppinen, Hiber World11/09/2020
    51:31
  4. 12.
    EGD Special: Keynote on Leadership11/02/2020
    55:04
  5. 13.
    EGD 072: Jason Chapman, Konvoy Ventures10/26/2020
    58:43
  6. 14.
    EGD Special: Deep Dive In Gaming Investments and M&A10/19/2020
    1:04:29
  7. 15.
    EGD 071: Salone Sehgal, Lumikai10/12/2020
    47:49
  8. 16.
    EGD Special: Raising a seed round in gaming10/05/2020
    1:02:28
  9. 17.
    EGD 070: Jörgen Larsson, Stillfront Group09/28/2020
    1:05:30
  10. 18.
    EGD Special: Pitching over video calls09/21/2020
    46:37
  11. 19.
    EGD 069: Thor Gunnarsson, Mainframe Industries09/14/2020
    1:01:03
  12. 20.
    EGD Special: Audience-first game development09/07/2020
    58:21
  13. 21.
    EGD 068: Jens Hilgers, BITKRAFT08/31/2020
    1:11:19
  14. 22.
    EGD Special: Teams and Team Building In Gaming08/24/2020
    46:29
  15. 23.
    EGD 067: Gigi Levy-Weiss, NFX08/17/2020
    54:06
  16. 24.
    EGD Special: Company Culture In Gaming08/10/2020
    46:47
  17. 25.
    EGD 066: Shaun Rutland, Hutch08/03/2020
    53:02
  18. 26.
    EGD Special: Sales Projections For Premium PC Games07/27/2020
    1:02:03
  19. 27.
    EGD 065: Matt Frenchman, Sugar07/20/2020
    27:28
  20. 28.
    EGD Special - Long Term Engagement in Hybrid Casual07/13/2020
    1:02:10
  21. 29.
    EGD 064: Celine Pasula, Fingersoft07/06/2020
    30:37
  22. 30.
    EGD Special: How To Minimize Risks In Games Business06/29/2020
    1:37:56
  23. 31.
    EGD 063: Richard Kim and Sam Englebardt, Galaxy Interactive06/22/2020
    52:51
  24. 32.
    EGD Special: Long Term Game first chapter06/15/2020
    33:10
  25. 33.
    EGD 062: Kristian Segerstrale, Super Evil Megacorp06/08/2020
    1:24:36
  26. 34.
    EGD Special: Work From Home For Game Teams06/01/2020
    1:02:13
  27. 35.
    EGD 061: Culture and People in Gaming with Daniel McLaren, ArenaNet05/25/2020
    1:22:58
  28. 36.
    Inside the Gaming VCs brain05/18/2020
    41:42
  29. 37.
    EGD 060: Michael Cheung, General Partner at Makers Fund05/11/2020
    46:41
  30. 38.
    How To Get Investor Money For Gaming Startup05/04/2020
    1:02:18
  31. 39.
    EGD 059: Starting Something New with Emily Greer, Co-Founder and CEO of Double Loop04/27/2020
    52:51
  32. 40.
    EGD 058: Investing in PC and console games with Bertrand Vernizeau, Investment Partner and CEO of Game Seer04/20/2020
    37:14
  33. 41.
    EGD 057: Taking Over A Live Game with Ken Go, DECA Games04/13/2020
    48:08
  34. 42.
    EGD 056: VC by founders with Eric Lagier, Managing Parter at byFounders04/06/2020
    55:33
  35. 43.
    EGD 055: Understanding ad creatives in mobile gaming with Dan Greenberg, Chief Design Officer at ironSource04/03/2020
    38:43
  36. 44.
    EGD 054: How To Develop Games Differently with Simon Hill, General Manager of Voodoo UK03/30/2020
    1:08:31
  37. 45.
    EGD 053: Having Confidence to Invest in Gaming with Paul Murphy, General Partner at Northzone VC03/23/2020
    44:26
  38. 46.
    Bonus Episode: Deconstructor of Fun VS Elite Game Developers03/17/2020
    1:10:36
  39. 47.
    EGD 052: Learning to build a games company with Seth Sivak, Co-Founder and CEO Proletariat03/16/2020
    59:54
  40. 48.
    EGD 051: Learning to build a games company with Callum Brighting, Co-Founder and CEO Netspeak Games03/09/2020
    53:50
  41. 49.
    EGD 050: Growing a Games Company with Daniel Hasselberg, Co-Founder and CEO MAG Interactive03/02/2020
    46:26
  42. 50.
    EGD 049: Game Development Evolution with Reko Ukko, Co-Founder at Seriously02/28/2020
    1:26:02
  43. 51.
    EGD 048: Learning From Serial Entrepreneurship with Jani Penttinen, Co-Founder & CEO, Utopos Games02/17/2020
    1:05:06
  44. 52.
    EGD 047: Game Design and Player Career Goals with Minwoo Lee, Head of Product at Dodreams02/14/2020
    47:50
  45. 53.
    EGD 046: Big Opportunity In Educational Games with Natasha Skult02/10/2020
    59:01
  46. 54.
    EGD 045: Investing At The Early Stage with Harri Manninen, Founder Partner at Play Ventures02/03/2020
    55:43
  47. 55.
    EGD 044: Game Entrepreneur's Journey with Teemu Mäki-Patola, COO & CMO of Frogmind01/27/2020
    1:11:08
  48. 56.
    EGD 043: Founder stress and burnout prevention with Anders Leicht Rohde the Co-Founder and CCO of Funday Factory01/20/2020
    59:16
  49. 57.
    EGD 042: Game Designer's Journey with Florian Steinhoff01/13/2020
    59:18
  50. 58.
    EGD 041: Investor Insights with David Gardner, General Partner at London Venture Partners01/06/2020
    49:10
  51. 59.
    EGD 040: Highlights from the Top Ten Episodes of 201912/30/2019
    47:36
  52. 60.
    EGD 039: Understand your game through playtesting with Christian Ress Co-Founder and CEO of Playtestcloud12/23/2019
    48:07
  53. 61.
    EGD 038: Working With Publishers Teppo Soininen Co-Founder and CEO Ministry of Games12/16/2019
    51:31
  54. 62.
    EGD 037: Unlocking creativity with Erik Pöntiskoski CEO Dodreams12/09/2019
    53:27
  55. 63.
    EGD 036: Powering the future of player centricity with 12traits Co-Founders Joe and Bastian12/06/2019
    58:34
  56. 64.
    EGD 035: What A Games Startup Is All About with Adam Schaub Co-Founder and CEO Strange Quest12/02/2019
    1:00:17
  57. 65.
    EGD 034: The Role Of Analytics In Free-To-Play With Joakim Achren11/29/2019
    1:03:02
  58. 66.
    EGD 033: On A Mission To Do Something Good with Steffen Kabbelgaard Co-Founder and CEO of BetaDwarf11/25/2019
    50:34
  59. 67.
    EGD 032: Advising Gaming Startups In Legal Matters With Ilkka Perheentupa11/22/2019
    1:11:49
  60. 68.
    EGD 031: Bootstrapping a Hyper Casual Startup with Riley Andersen Co-Founder CEO Umami Games11/18/2019
    50:25
  61. 69.
    EGD 030: Learning From Successful Teams With Will Luton11/15/2019
    54:00
  62. 70.
    EGD 029: Founding Success Through Idle Games with Tim Reiter Co-Founder Kolibri Games11/11/2019
    51:21
  63. 71.
    EGD 028: Every CEO Needs a Coach with Laurent Notin11/08/2019
    50:09
  64. 72.
    EGD 027: Find Your Voice with Jeferson Valadares Co-Founder and CEO Doppio11/04/2019
    58:47
  65. 73.
    EGD 026: Investing Into Games with Matteo Vallone Principal at Initial Capital11/01/2019
    47:24
  66. 74.
    EGD 025: Bootstrapping a Games Company Kristian Metzger Co-Founder and CEO Stratosphere Games10/28/2019
    39:51
  67. 75.
    EGD 024: Friday Episodes Kickoff with Joakim10/25/2019
    10:18
  68. 76.
    EGD 023: Learning From Building a Games Company with Josh Buckley Co-Founder and CEO Mino Games10/21/2019
    45:32
  69. 77.
    EGD 022: Embarking on the Founder Journey with Matias Myllyrinne Co-Founder and CEO Redhill Games10/14/2019
    46:02
  70. 78.
    EGD 021: Operating a Mobile Games Company as a First-Time Founder with Simon Davis Co-Founder and CEO Mighty Bear Games10/07/2019
    56:39
  71. 79.
    EGD 020: How Getting Acquired Changes Things Mika Kuusisto Co-Founder and CEO Kopla Games09/30/2019
    46:19
  72. 80.
    EGD 019: Defining a Strong Mission and Principles with Martial Valery Co-Founder and COO Oh BiBi09/23/2019
    41:53
  73. 81.
    EGD 018: Solo Entrepreneur Game Development with Tuomas Erikoinen the Part Time Monkey09/16/2019
    45:36
  74. 82.
    EGD 017: Rapid Gamedev and Validation with Riku Rakkola Co-Founder and CEO of Traplight09/09/2019
    47:34
  75. 83.
    EGD 016: Building Games Companies with Aron Beierschmitt CEO of Beyond Games09/02/2019
    1:02:09
  76. 84.
    EGD 015: Setting Expectations As A Games Entrepreneur with Antti Hattara Co-Founder and CEO of Starberry Games08/26/2019
    46:56
  77. 85.
    EGD 014: The Serial Entrepreneur Story with Elina Arponen Co-Founder and CEO of Quicksave08/19/2019
    29:32
  78. 86.
    EGD 013: How to Approach Company Building with James Gwertzman Co-Founder of PlayFab08/12/2019
    42:17
  79. 87.
    EGD 012: Growing a Profitable Games Company with Mariina Hallikainen CEO of Colossal Order08/05/2019
    44:50
  80. 88.
    EGD 011: How Venture Capital Works For Games with Carl Fritjofsson Partner at Creandum07/29/2019
    41:18
  81. 89.
    EGD 010: Building a Diverse Games Company with Nikolina Zidar Co-Founder and CEO of Unicorn Pirates07/22/2019
    43:29
  82. 90.
    EGD 009: Life Goes On with Lasse Seppanen, former Co-Founder and CEO of PlayRaven07/15/2019
    48:59
  83. 91.
    EGD 008: Learning as a First Time Founder with Olesja Marjalaakso Co-Founder and CEO of Polka Dot Studio07/08/2019
    56:12
  84. 92.
    EGD 007: Staying fiercely independent with Josh Nilson, Co-Founder and CEO of East Side Games06/30/2019
    53:28
  85. 93.
    EGD 006: Building a Successful Games Company with Kalle Makinen and Aarni Linnakangas06/24/2019
    42:20
  86. 94.
    EGD 005: Flat organization in a games company with Jami Laes Founder and CEO of Futureplay Games06/17/2019
    1:08:18
  87. 95.
    EGD 004: Robin Squire and Paul Kurowski, Co-Founders of Black Block06/10/2019
    1:03:19
  88. 96.
    EGD 003: Derk de Geus, Co-Founder of Paladin Studios05/28/2019
    48:44
  89. 97.
    EGD 002: Samuli Syvähuoko and Kalle Kaivola, Partners at Sisu Game Ventures05/28/2019
    50:58
  90. 98.
    EGD 001 - Stella Wang Co-Founder & CEO of Dazzle Rocks05/15/2019
    42:16

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