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  • EP 74 //

    Shang Lun Lee (李尚倫)

    PlayReactive

    Our guest this week is Shang Lun Lee (李尚倫), one of the directors of PlayReactive, a “play-making” collective based in Melbourne, producing video games, interactive theatre, and installation pieces. Shang Lun is also a former director of the long-running Freeplay independent games festival, and most importantly to this episode, an incredible thinker. Join our host Jason Imms as he chats with Shang ...

    On June 27, 2018 / By
  • Liam Routt

    Liam Routt leads the Games and Digital Media team at Victorian Government screen agency Film Victoria, and is the very special guest joining us on Game Hugs this week! Film Victoria has played a big part in the re-establishment of the Australian games industry since its crash began back in 2011. Liam started his career in games as a developer, and now ...

    On June 4, 2018 / By
  • EP 72 //

    Meghann O’Neil

    PC PowerPlay, PC Gamer

    On this week’s show, Australian freelance games journalist Meghann O’Neil joins our host Jason Imms to discuss her decade of writing for PC PowerPlay Magazine, her belief that all games deserve a chance to be covered, and the challenges of going back to pitching now that the magazine has dropped to quarterly publishing. Meghann is the intersection of all things indie games, just ask ...

    On May 7, 2018 / By
  • Vee Pendergrast

    Vee Pendergrast is a co-founder of Stirfire Studios, but has something of a different perspective on launching and running games studios in Australia. Her background is in business management and finance, meaning she has chosen the games industry not just because making games was her passion, but because she saw it as a highly capable industry. Vee co-founded Stirfire Studios in 2010 ...

    On April 9, 2018 / By
  • Angharad “Rad” Yeo

    Hello and welcome to… Dog Hugs? Joining us this week is Angharad “Rad” Yeo, one of the hosts of ABC Me’s Spawn Point! Spawn Point is a (hugely popular in its own right) kids’ spin-off of the hugely popular video games coverage show Good Game, which celebrated its tenth and final year of airtime in 2017. Rad is one of three hosts ...

    On March 27, 2018 / By
  • EP 69 //

    Will Smith

    FOO VR, Tested.com, Maximum PC

    Will Smith is the CEO of FOO VR (they make cartoons in real-time using virtual reality), the host of The FOO Show (a VR talk show), co-host of the Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project podcast, and a former editor of Tested.com. Will was also the first editor to ever hire our host Jason Imms as a freelance writer! Join the pair to hear them ...

    On March 5, 2018 / By
  • EP 68 //

    Liam Esler

    Game Connect Asia Pacific, GX Australia

    This week brings to a close our episodes recorded during Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) 2017, with none other than the departing organiser of the event, Liam Esler. Liam is a bizdev, narrative, and production specialist about to dive into the terrifying world of entrepreneurship. He was formerly the Event Manager for GCAP, and co-founder of GX Australia. Join our host Jason ...

    On February 19, 2018 / By
  • EP 67 //

    Patrick Stafford

    This week, our host Jason Imms is joined (in a Melbourne French cafe for breakfast) by digital copywriter, freelance journalist and professional writer, Patrick Stafford. Patrick is currently a digital copywriter for MYOB, as well as providing his services on contract under his own brand Stafford Content, and working as a freelance journalist for The Atlantic, Polygon, Eurogamer, Kotaku, and more. Join Jason ...

    On January 29, 2018 / By
  • EP 66 //

    Matt Trobbiani

    Team Fractal Alligator

    Matt Trobbiani is an indie game designer and developer, and head at Team Fractal Alligator. Matt created Hacknet, a critically received and popular game released in 2015, which saw players taking on the role of a hacker, penetrating systems, avoiding detection, and madly typing realistic commands in to a virtual console interface. Join Matt and our host Jason Imms as they took ...

    On January 15, 2018 / By
  • EP 65 //

    Rami Ismail

    Vlambeer

    Rami Ismail is the globe-trotting business and development half of Vlambeer, the indie studio responsible for hits like LUFTRAUSERS, Ridiculous Fishing, Nuclear Throne, and more. He’s also well known for supporting the growth of independent game development by travelling the world, speaking at events, and working with and promoting communities in underrepresented regions. Rami sat with our host Jason Imms during Game Connect Asia ...

    On December 11, 2017 / By