EP 78 //
Surprise Attack, Fellow Traveller, Treasure Hunters Fan Club
Chris Wright is a 17 year veteran of the games industry and the founder and Managing Director of three companies: indie games label, Fellow Traveller, games marketing agency, Double Jump Communications, and indie games investment vehicle The Treasure Hunters Fanclub. After a decade working in the AAA games industry including senior marketing roles at THQ, Chris found himself out of a job in 2011 when THQ ...
EP 77 //
Louis Roots is the proprietor, owner, and curator of Bar SK, the first gallery space dedicated to interactive art in Australia. Louis has previously curated and run events in South Africa, England, the USA, and all around Australia. His interest lies in the social aspect of videogames, and he is known for quickly creating bespoke controllers that add tactility and accessiblity to ...
EP 76 //
Wadjet Eye Games founder Dave Gilbert has been interested in adventure games since 1986, when his mother made the mistake of buying him a copy of Infocom’s Wishbringer. Fifteen years later, he discovered the Adventure Game Studio engine and began making his own ever since. Dave joins our host Jason Imms this week to discuss how he moved from a career in the ...
EP 75 //
NYU Game Center
Robert Yang is an assistant arts professor at NYU Game Center, and makes “surprisingly popular 3D video games about gay culture and sexuality.” Known best for his work on The Tearoom, Rinse and Repeat, and Cobra Club, Yang believes that it’s important for game creators to include sexuality in their games, despite the fact that it’s not always easy to do so. Join ...
EP 74 //
Shang Lun Lee (李尚倫)
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 ...
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 ...
EP 72 //
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
EP 69 //
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 ...
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