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.

Ask Me Anything #4

This is my fourth Ask Me Anything podcast episode, where I answer people’s questions related to game studios, fundraising, and all other entrepreneurship-related stuff.

Games industry numbers for H1 of 2021

This week I did a webinar with Anton Gorodetsky from InvestGame and Micha Katz from Aream & Co and we talked about the numbers from H1 of 2021 for the games industry. The industry saw explosive growth in terms of volume and size of M&As, private investments and IPOs.

EGD 098: Klaas Kersting, Phoenix Games

I’m talking with Klaas Kersting, who is the Founder and CEO of Phoenix Games, a new kind of European gaming conglomerate, with six games studios under its belt. In this discussion with Klaas, we talk about luck and taking advantage of lucky moments, how the mobile games industry has evolved, what characterizes teams that can go from broke to hugely profitable, and what well-done mergers and acquisitions look like in gaming.

EGD 095: Cordel Robbin-Coker, Carry1st

Cordel Robbin-Coker is the co-founder and CEO of Carry1st, a mobile games publisher that is focusing on the content of Africa. Africa is the last frontier for basically anything. Mobile gaming is no exception. For a continent that is home to more than 1 billion millennials and Gen Zers, mobile gaming has never really picked up, despite the continent witnessing rapid economic growth and smartphone adoption. Carry1st is changing that with it’s new approach for distribution and payments, custom made for Africa. In this episode, we talk about mobile gaming in Africa and about Cordel’s entrepreneur journey.

EGD 094: Jon Hook, Boombit

Today I’m talking with Jon Hook, who is an angel investor and VP of Publishing at Boombit. With Jon, we talk about the current state of mobile gaming, what is happening to hyper-casual and how Jon looks at angel investing in gaming.

Ask Me Anything #4

This is my fourth Ask Me Anything podcast episode, where I answer people’s questions related to game studios, fundraising, and all other entrepreneurship-related stuff.

Games industry numbers for H1 of 2021

This week I did a webinar with Anton Gorodetsky from InvestGame and Micha Katz from Aream & Co and we talked about the numbers from H1 of 2021 for the games industry. The industry saw explosive growth in terms of volume and size of M&As, private investments and IPOs.

EGD 098: Klaas Kersting, Phoenix Games

I’m talking with Klaas Kersting, who is the Founder and CEO of Phoenix Games, a new kind of European gaming conglomerate, with six games studios under its belt. In this discussion with Klaas, we talk about luck and taking advantage of lucky moments, how the mobile games industry has evolved, what characterizes teams that can go from broke to hugely profitable, and what well-done mergers and acquisitions look like in gaming.

EGD 095: Cordel Robbin-Coker, Carry1st

Cordel Robbin-Coker is the co-founder and CEO of Carry1st, a mobile games publisher that is focusing on the content of Africa. Africa is the last frontier for basically anything. Mobile gaming is no exception. For a continent that is home to more than 1 billion millennials and Gen Zers, mobile gaming has never really picked up, despite the continent witnessing rapid economic growth and smartphone adoption. Carry1st is changing that with it’s new approach for distribution and payments, custom made for Africa. In this episode, we talk about mobile gaming in Africa and about Cordel’s entrepreneur journey.

EGD 094: Jon Hook, Boombit

Today I’m talking with Jon Hook, who is an angel investor and VP of Publishing at Boombit. With Jon, we talk about the current state of mobile gaming, what is happening to hyper-casual and how Jon looks at angel investing in gaming.