In our newest episode of "The Fireside Cast" our host Lars Janssen welcomes Kate Edwards (Executive Director of the Global Game Jam). With Kate we speak about her career and how to start as a geographer for Microsoft Encarta and becoming an expert for culturalization, cartography and cultural sensitivities in video games. Also we get some special insights about the different markets and how to success in an unkown territory. 

  • 00:00:00 Welcome
  • 00:00:43 Introduction Kate Edwards
  • 00:05:13 The state of the industry
  • 00:12:39 What other industries can learn from us
  • 00:17:10 Feeling empathy in Video Games
  • 00:20:28 Bringing games to different markets
  • 00:29:58 Working with local teams
  • 00:36:00 Inclusion in a company
  • 00:40:20 Tranformation of the gaming industry
  • 00:45:05 The passion of making games
  • 00:50:22 What do we all need to learn to lead this industry to a better future
  • 00:56:22 How to discover und set up structures against toxic behaviors
  • 01:04:10 Talk about the online harassment hotline
  • 01:08:26 Handle the different political stands
  • 01:16:30 Goodbye
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