EGD Special: Valuations for early-stage startups

EGD Special: Valuations for early-stage startups

Photo by energepic.com on Pexels.com I’ve got Ethan Levy back on the podcast and he wanted to ask me about startup valuations, what’s all the terminology around the topic, how to prepare for a fundraise with a valuation in mind, and how investors and...
EGD 086: Salla Niemelä, Futureplay

EGD 086: Salla Niemelä, Futureplay

Today I’m talking with Salla Niemelä, who is responsible for Employee Experience at FuturePlay, a mobile game studio in Helsinki. With Salla, we talk about how game studios approach the employee and employer relationship, throughout the full lifecycle of the...
EGD Special: The Merge Genre On Mobile

EGD Special: The Merge Genre On Mobile

I recently did a webinar with Collin Foss, the Co-Founder and CPO of Skunkworks, a Helsinki-based mobile games startup and makers of the wildly popular MergeFriends. With Collin, we talked about how the casual merge category has recently been blowing up with more and...
EGD 084: Celia Hodent, Game UX

EGD 084: Celia Hodent, Game UX

In this episode, I talk with Celia Hodent, game user experience expert and former Director of UX at Epic Games. We talk about adapting the game UX mindset, breaking down how players learn and retain information, and how players are motivated to return to the games...
EGD Special: Tower of Want

EGD Special: Tower of Want

I recently invited Ethan Levy from N3twork back on the show, to talk about an interesting concept called the “Tower of Want”. The concept of “Tower of Want” is something that Ethan created some six years ago, to help free-to-play game designers...
EGD 083: Sebastiaan Heijne and Elmer Bulthuis, Gameye

EGD 083: Sebastiaan Heijne and Elmer Bulthuis, Gameye

In this episode, I’m talking with Sebastiaan Heijne and Elmer Bulthuis, from game scaling solution company Gameye. Both Seb and Elmer are long-time entrepreneurs and in this episode, we chat about their experiences on learning so many things the hard way,...