„I Play, Therefore I Am“ Podcast: Jasmin OestreicherWhat better way to decide things than ask oneself: What would Commander Shepard do? Like the main character in Mass Effect, Jasmin Oestreicher chose different paths along the way of her career, leading her from the Shire to Mordor and back, meeting different kinds of leaders and learning from them what counts: empathy, listening, and putting your team first. How she implements these traits in her role as CEO of the successful influencer marketing agency Instinct3 while overcoming her introvert and overthinking tendencies, she tells Simon and Florian in this episode.
„I Play, Therefore I Am“ Podcast: Patrick “PJ” EstevesPatrick „PJ“ Esteves‘ long journey to Berlin took him from almost being a rockstar, over wanting to be a Jedi to asking himself how the hell he ended up in Villingen-Schwenningen. The CEO and Co-Founder of Fire and Forge Studios paints a vivid picture of his life in the games industry which is captivating and, most importantly, has a lot to do with the Roman Empire.
„I Play, Therefore I Am“ Podcast: Ata Sergey NowakBoris Johnson hasn’t played Suzerain, otherwise he would have been a better prime minister. This is only one thing you will learn from this podcast with Ata Sergey Nowak, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Torpor Games. Other things include: how the formation of Torpor Games depended on a lottery ticket, why Ata advises you not to take advice, and what advantages it has to be born “in the middle”.
„I Play, Therefore I Am“ Podcast: Arthur ProtasioIf you’re not hyped, something’s not right – Founder and Creative Director of Fableware Narrative Design, Arthur Protasio, knows that you need to be in the right vibe to get things done. But how do we establish a good vibe? And how do you go from studying Law to being the narrative designer and multiplatform director of Emmy-nominated content? And what does that have to do with cheese? Listen to this #IPTIApodcast episode and follow the cheese crumbs into the world of storytelling and -you guessed it – a real good vibe.
„I Play, Therefore I Am“ Podcast: Kate EdwardsFrom the moon landing to Age of Empires 4 in under two hours: with Kate Edwards everything seems possible. We welcome you to the first episode of our second season of our renamed podcast I Play, Therefore I Am. And what an episode it is! Listen to Kate, an award-winning 30+ year veteran of the game industry, principal consultant of Geogrify and the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). With her, we talk about the geopolitical strategy at Microsoft, why we don’t have to fix everything now, and what all this has to do with Steve Buscemi and his skateboard.
games:net Berlin Europe Podcast: Sophie VoIn our final episode for now, we spoke with Sophie Vo, founder of Rise and Play and CEO of Savage Game Studios, about playfulness, clear communication, and self-awareness. From her own podcast through her view on leadership to her desire to influence those around her as positively as possible, Sophie gives us insight into her work and the way she approaches life.
games:net Berlin Europe Podcast: Derk de GeusGive yourself the chance to have chances! Derk de Geus, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Paladin Studios, believes that persistency is the key to success. Take full ownershop of what you can control, but have the trust in your team that they will do the rest. In this episode, he talks about his way in and out of burnout and how spirituality drives him to find both himself and the best way to lead his studio.
games:net Berlin Europe Podcast: Daniel Stammler#GNBEPodcast guest Daniel Stammler, Co-CEO of BLN Capital, will tell you: Don’t be naive! And his success proves him right. With the money he earned by selling Kolibri Games, he and his co-founders support Germany’s startup ecosystem and implement their motto into other companies. Have a listen if you want to know where the money goes and his tips for a successful startup.
games:net Berlin Europe Podcast: Stephen LeeSometimes, all we need is to breathe. This holds true to DECA Games, a publisher that breathes new life into old video games, but also to its Head of Business Development, Stephen Lee, who tries to live his life consciously from one breath to the next. With Simon and Florian, he talks about cultural differences, true partnerships and health. As if this weren’t enough already, we solve Florian’s childhood trauma along the way.