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Producing Fun #13: Matthew Dunstan - Game Designer

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective.Matthew Dunstan is a Prague-based game designer with more than 30 published titles to his name, including Elysium, Monumental, and the Adventure Games series from Kosmos. In this episode, we talk about how Matthew uses product thinking to make better games, the power of long-term collaborations, and the rise of “detailed familiar” themes. Listen on Youtube: https://youtu.be/3_qBVGJBXiA Listen on podcasting platforms:https://anchor.fm/naylorgames/episodes/Matthew-Dunstan---Game-Designer-e1hpvij Transcription   James 00:00Hi I'm James, and this is producing fun, a podcast about making games from a product perspective. Welcome to Producing fun. My guest this week is Matthew Dunston, a product based Australian Game Designer with more than 30 published titles to his name. Believe it or...

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Producing Fun #12: Gaetan Beaujannot - Game Agent

Producing Fun returns with Gaëtan Beaujannot, CEO of ForgeNext: a game agency where he and his team act as a literary agent for board games and their designers. It's a nearly unique business that draws heavily on Gaetan’s extensive experience as a true game industry veteran,: with experience as a game designer, publisher and even creator of the first digital tabletop game platform: Vassal. In this episode we talk about how the modern game market came to be, how publishers can select the right games to publish and the man he believes is the Steve Jobs of Boardgames.

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Producing Fun #11: Andrew Navaro - Creative Director

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Andrew Navaro is the former Head of Studio for Fantasy Flight Games where he was responsible for leading the aesthetic execution (illustration, graphic design, even story) of their famously gorgeous looking titles. Now he runs Earthborne Games, a new studio setting out to Kickstart Earthborne Rangers: a sci-fi, environmentally themed card game in the mould of Arkham Horror that embodies its sustainable values in its physical production and manufacturing. In this episode we talk art direction, licensed artwork, building story rich card games and the business challenges of creating environmentally sustainable products. Listen on podcasting platforms: https://anchor.fm/naylorgames/episodes/Andrew-Navaro—Creative-Director-e14rlqi Listen on Youtube: Earthborne Games: https://earthbornegames.com/ Earthborne Rangers Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/earthbornegames/earthborne-rangers...

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Producing Fun #10: David Digby - Solo Mode Developer

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. David Digby is a game designer and developer based in the UK. As a developer, he specialises in developing solo modes for existing game designs. Within only a few years he’s established a very strong reputation for his work, collaborating with a string of famous names (including Martin Wallace and Reiner Knizia) to create 1 player versions of their games. In this conversation we do our best to cover all the critical elements of creating a compelling solo game product. Listen on podcasting platforms: https://anchor.fm/naylorgames/episodes/David-Digby—Solo-Mode-Developer-e14cuqc Listen on Youtube: Twitter: https://twitter.com/boarddigby Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DavidDigbyBoardGames     Transcription I'm James, and this is producing fun, a podcast about making games...

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Producing Fun #9: Sophie Williams and James Hewitt - Game Studio

Producing Fun is a podcast about making tabletop games from a product perspective. Sophie and James run Needy Cat Games – a tabletop game studio based in Nottingham, UK. As a studio they have a nearly unique model – designing games on demand for clients with IPs, miniatures and other assets rather than pitching their work to publishers. In this conversation we talk about how the studio model works, the so-called Kickstarter treadmill, how creativity arises from well constructed project briefs and the future of the game market. Listen on podcasting platforms: https://anchor.fm/naylorgames/episodes/Sophie-Williams–James-Hewitt—Game-Studio-e13kq4l Listen on Youtube: Needy Cat Games website: http://www.needycatgames.com Indian-made games YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ53LAVUXT-lFeQWSGJYKea8ZOwAzKXBX     Transcription I'm James, and this is producing fun, a podcast about making...

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