Elite Game Developers podcast

This is the ultimate game development podcast, where your host Joakim Achrén, the co-founder of Next Games, talks to founders of games companies, and together they explore the aspects of creating successful games companies.

You don’t want to miss out on these, as you’ll uncover the timeless ideas, game development processes, stories, and life lessons that will help you master the best of what other people have already figured out.

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or access the episodes below and listen to them on our site.

Kelly Wallick — 1Up Venture’s Community of Founders

Kelly Wallick has worked in the tech and video game industry for over ten years. She’s the founder of the Indie MEGABOOTH and is now a Partner at the 1Up Ventures. She has also been the longest sitting Chair of the Independent Games Festival and the first woman to hold the title. In addition, Kelly is proud to serve on the GLAAD Media Award Advisory Board. Kelly is a passionate believer in the strength and impact of community and implementing long term change to support creative, unique and diverse voices.

Tom Hammond — On entrepreneurship and doing a startup

Tom Hammond is the co-founder and CEO of Userwise, a company that is shaping up live-ops in gaming, and they call themselves the world’s first player experience management platform trusted by teams to power their liveops all-in-one place. Tom is an entrepreneur who shares a lot about his founder journey on social media and also on his podcasts.

Sophie Vo — How to share feedback

I invited Sophie Vo on my podcast. Sophie has an extensive background in gaming and she’s most recently been managing the Voodoo Berlin studio. You might have also been listening to her podcast Rise & Play, where she talks with guests about leadership in gaming.

Ask Me Anything #9 — Investing questions

This is the ninth Ask Me Anything episode, where I answer questions on how I look at investing. I had a session with a team from one VC firm and they were asking me questions. And then I also picked up another interesting question about angel investing.

Kelly Wallick — 1Up Venture’s Community of Founders

Kelly Wallick has worked in the tech and video game industry for over ten years. She’s the founder of the Indie MEGABOOTH and is now a Partner at the 1Up Ventures. She has also been the longest sitting Chair of the Independent Games Festival and the first woman to hold the title. In addition, Kelly is proud to serve on the GLAAD Media Award Advisory Board. Kelly is a passionate believer in the strength and impact of community and implementing long term change to support creative, unique and diverse voices.

Tom Hammond — On entrepreneurship and doing a startup

Tom Hammond is the co-founder and CEO of Userwise, a company that is shaping up live-ops in gaming, and they call themselves the world’s first player experience management platform trusted by teams to power their liveops all-in-one place. Tom is an entrepreneur who shares a lot about his founder journey on social media and also on his podcasts.

Sophie Vo — How to share feedback

I invited Sophie Vo on my podcast. Sophie has an extensive background in gaming and she’s most recently been managing the Voodoo Berlin studio. You might have also been listening to her podcast Rise & Play, where she talks with guests about leadership in gaming.

Ask Me Anything #9 — Investing questions

This is the ninth Ask Me Anything episode, where I answer questions on how I look at investing. I had a session with a team from one VC firm and they were asking me questions. And then I also picked up another interesting question about angel investing.