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Breaking Into Board Games

Breaking into Board Games is a podcast about breaking into the hobby game industry. Every week, we interview a person of note, and give tips and tricks to make your way into the business of games. Hosts: Dan Letzring -- Publisher -- @letimangames Dan Letzring has been publishing games through his company Letiman Games since 2014 and is also the co-owner of Galactic Raptor Games. A designer, publisher, and father, Dan lives in Rochester, NY with his family. Ian Zang -- Developer -- @ianzangdesign Ian Zang is the lead developer with Deepwater Games. He has been making games since an early age with his most recent work being in the realms of corporate and educational game design. Ian lives with his wife in Pittsburgh, PA. Tony Miller -- Designer -- @beardedroguegames Tony Miller is the designer of Fire in the Library and is currently pitching other designs that you may see soon. He lives in the Portland, OR area where he continues to furiously get his designs ready for publishers while working at his IT job and taking care of his family.
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May 18, 2020

We talked to Shawn, Molly, and Robb of Flatout Games, publishers of Calico and designers of Point Salad. They explain how their co-lab works, and provide tips for new folks to try out their methods!

You can reach out to them on all social media: @flatoutgames

Their website is: flatout.games

 

Please support our Patreon! 

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

Hosts of Breaking into Board Games:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org

May 4, 2020

We talk to John Brieger, who quit his job designing multimedia experiences at Apple to become a full-time game developer. He's since grown a small company of development specialists who work with many companies to improve their games to top-notch quality. 

 

You can reach out to John on twitter: @dasbrieger

You can find out more about Mike's work on www.briegerdevelopment.com

 

Please support our Patreon! 

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

Hosts of Breaking into Board Games:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org

Apr 19, 2020

Hello all! Due to COVID-19, we have had issues recording. Ian took this opportunity to share some information on the different types of experience in game design. 

 

Please support our Patreon! 

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

Hosts of Breaking into Board Games:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org

Mar 29, 2020

The hosts talk to Mike Selinker, founder of Lone Shark Games about his work in the industry. He has been involved in major companies like Wizards of the Coast and Paizo Publishing, working primarily in production and writing. 

You can reach out to Mike on twitter: @mikeselinker

You can find out more about Mike's work on www.lonesharkgames.com

Mike also writes quite a bit on Medium. His blog is here: https://medium.com/@mikeselinker

 

Please support our Patreon! 

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

Hosts of Breaking into Board Games:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org

Mar 16, 2020

Dan and Tony talk with Jeremy Howard, of Jambalaya Plays Games and Man vs. Meeple talks about his work in the content creation realm of board gaming. Take a listen to his journey!

You can reach out to Jeremy on twitter:

@jambapg

@manvsmeeple

 

Please support our Patreon! 

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

Hosts of Breaking into Board Games:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org

Feb 26, 2020

Tony talks to four fantastic playtest group organizers about how they formed their groups, and how they have continued to maintain the health of them. Each has some great input into how best to manage a large group of people, all wanting to playtest their own games. If you're interested in setting up a group like it, listen in!

You can reach out to our guests on twitter:

Daniel Newman: @dnlnwmn

Emma Larkins: @emmalarkins

John Brieger: @dasbrieger

Matt Wolfe: @mattwolfe

 

Please support our Patreon! 

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

Hosts of Breaking into Board Games:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org

Feb 12, 2020

Dan moderates a roundtable amongst a great group of rulebook editors. Listen in as they discuss how their work helps make a great game shine.

All of these editors are looking for new work, feel free to contact them via twitter!

Calvin Wong - @ithayla

Travis Hill - @travisdhill

Sam Hillier - @Philosocopter

Dustin Schwartz - @dustinbschwartz

 

Please support our Patreon! 

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org

Jan 29, 2020

The hosts talk to Victoria Caña and Alex Uboldi, the team behind an upcoming game Gladius. They have taken a different approach to creating a game themselves from scratch. Listen in to hear their tips and tricks, and what to watch out for!

You can reach out to them at the links below:

Victoria - @victoriacana

Alex - @alexuboldi

Gladius - @gladiuscardgame

 

Please support our Patreon! 

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org

Jan 15, 2020

The hosts review their predictions from 2019, and look forward to 2020. Let's see if they're right!

 

Please support our Patreon! 

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org

Jan 1, 2020

Ian and Dan talk to Banana Chan, the founder of the publishing company Game and a Curry (gameandacurry.com) about her work in the industry. She has been a prolific creator, making board games, live action role play, online role play, and has written content for many other companies. 

You can reach her on twitter, facebook, and instagram: @bananachangames

 

Please support our Patreon! 

https://www.patreon.com/breakingintoboardgames

Hosts:

Tony - Designer - @beardedrogue

Ian - Developer - @ianzangdesign

Dan - Publisher - @letimangames

"There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org

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