The Business of Cloud and Game Servers

The Business of Cloud and Game Servers

Apex Legends is known for having one of the most “boring” game launches in history in the best of ways. Jokingly called Uptime Legends, Apex pursued a multi-tiered cloud infrastructure that helped EA deliver one of the smoothest PvP launches in history. Sid Dhulipalla, CEO and Co-Founder of Hathora, and Steven Hartland, VP of Engineering at Rocket Science, join our host, Alex…

Creator Generated Content

Creator Generated Content

As the world of gaming matures, the influence of content creators and influencers on game development and marketing is increasingly important. In this episode host Devin Becker sits down with Justin Sacks, CEO of Nexus, and Bryan Herren, Director of Partnerships for Off Brand, to delve into the pivotal role of content creators in shaping the gaming ecosystem. The conversation kicks…

The Next Era of Modding – with Overwolf, Studio Wildcard, and Look North World

The Next Era of Modding – with Overwolf, Studio Wildcard, and Look North World

Modding has long been a force of innovation and creativity in the games industry, but the emergence of cross-platform, premium mods is set to take modding to another level. Thanks to platforms like Overwolf’s CurseForge, studios and publishers can now enable all sorts of creators — even other professional studios — to build on top…

AI-Powered Quality Assurance

AI-Powered Quality Assurance

Quality assurance is one of the most crucial aspects of game development to ensure the game functions as intended and to provide a positive player experience. Around $300M in funding has been directed towards AI “efficiency tools for creators” and Christoffer Holmgard, Founder of Modl.AI, and Nathan Martz, Founder of Agentic, are pushing the frontier of how AI can enhance and…

Unpacking Krafton’s Strategy: PUBG, New IPs, Investments & More!

Unpacking Krafton’s Strategy: PUBG, New IPs, Investments & More!

Krafton is one of the world’s premier video game publishers. After experiencing the explosive success of PUBG in the late 2010s, Krafton rebranded in 2018, went public in 2021, and has since been working to not just extend the PUBG brand to new games, platforms, and regions but also kickstart new IPs with innovative playstyles…

Mastering Crowdfunding Campaigns

Mastering Crowdfunding Campaigns

In an era of games where the financing sources are slim and marketing and community can make or break your game launch, your host Alexandra Takei, Director at Ruckus Games, welcomes Tim Morten and Cara LaForge, CEO and Director of Business Operations respectively at Frost Giant Studios, to discuss their experiences in running a widely successful crowd financing campaign on Kickstarter…

Guild of Guardians, Immutable’s Next Web3 Flagship Game?

Guild of Guardians, Immutable’s Next Web3 Flagship Game?

Guild of Guardians is Immutable’s second major game after Gods Unchained, and is one of the most anticipated web3 games of 2024 – Immutable has called it their new “flagship game” and has been preparing for a global May 15th launch. After starting out as a real-time RPG, the game pivoted to a more casual…