The games:net Berlin Europe Podcast
By Anne Autenrieb
games:net Berlin Europe is an initiative of the company network media:net berlinbrandenburg. The project is financed by the EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND and the State of Berlin, Senate Department of Economics, Energy, and Public Enterprises through its Program for Internationalization.
The games:net Berlin Europe PodcastFeb 27, 2023
Episode 22 - Sophie Vo
In 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.
Where you can find Sophie: MasterClass, LinkedIn, Website Rise and Play, Podcast
Games mentioned: Harvest Moon, Diamond Dash, Elden Ring, Final Fantasy VII, Life is Strange, Zelda Breath of the Wild
Other media mentioned: Erin Meyer - The Culture Map, Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselmann - The Daily Stoic, Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman and Kaley Warner Klemp - The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership
Companies mentioned: Rise and Play, Savage Game Studios, Voodoo, Rovio, Wooga, Gameloft, Goldman Sachs, Ubisoft, Fein Games, medianet berlinbrandenburg e.V.
Other interesting stuff and people: IGDA, Esther Perel
Episode 21 - Derk de Geus
Give yourself the chance to have chances! Derk de Geus, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Paladin Studios, believes that persistency is the key for 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.
Where you can find Derk: LinkedIn], Facebook, Spotify, Website, Paladin Studios
Games mentioned: Cut the Rope Remastered, Nailed it! Baking Batch, Good job!, Stormbound, Momonga Pinball Adventures, Civilization, Dune II, Dune Legacy, Assassin's Creed, Fez, Stardew Valley, Mario Kart, Deliver us Mars
Other media mentioned: Meditations - Marcus Aurelius, Siddharta - Hermann Hesse, Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink
Companies mentioned: Paladin Studios, Dutch Game Association, Quest3D Engine, Nintendo, Netflix, Bandai Namco, Midgame Fund, KeokeN Interactive
People from the games industry mentioned: Fedor van Herpen, Adriaan de Jongh, Koen Deetman
Other interesting stuff: Nondualism, Ayahuasca, Founder's Syndrome, Shockwave, Indie Arena Booth, Develop:Brighton, gamescom
Find out more about Berlin's games industry at gamescapital.berlin.