The Art of LiveOps

The Art of LiveOps

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The Art of LiveOps podcast provides an in-depth perspective on modern game development and shares stories behind some of the most successful LiveOps strategies. Join our hosts, James Gwertzman and Crystin Cox, as they interview a variety of game develo…


Double Loop Games: Emily Greer
Nov 14 • 49 min
Today we are joined by Emily Greer. She is the founder and CEO of Double Loop Games, a new mobile studio currently in stealth mode, and also the former CEO of Kongregate. She will share some insights into how to build a successful LiveOp…
Veteran MMO Creator: Scott Hartsman
Nov 7 • 27 min
In today’s episode we hear from Scott Hartsman, an industry veteran at launching online games and platforms. He has worked on nothing but live games for his whole career and has a wealth of knowledge to share on those experiences.
Big Huge Games: Tim Train
Oct 31 • 52 min
Today we are joined by Tim Train, CEO of Big Huge Games 2.0. Tune in to hear about his experiences as a developer before and after his adoption of a LiveOps mentality.
Kolibri Games: Oliver Loffler
Oct 24 • 23 min
In today’s episode we hear from Oliver Loffler, co-founder and CTO of Kolibri Games. Kolibri Games was founded 3 year ago and is considered one of the ultimate LiveOps success stories. We will hear about how he and his studio subscribed …
Mobile Game Doctor: Dave Rohrl
Oct 17 • 18 min
Today we are joined by Dave Rohrl. Dave has over 25 years of experience in the games industry and currently runs a small mobile game consultancy called Mobile Game Doctor. In today’s episode we will learn about the rise in the adoption of a Li…
Kongregate: Peter Eykemans and Tammy Levy
Oct 10 • 59 min
Peter Eykemans and Tammy Levy join us from Kongregate where they both work in the monetization space. In today’s episode we will hear how game monetization has changed over the years with the rise of ads and hear a bit about Kongregate’s journ…
Free-to-play expert: Steve Meretzky
Sep 26 • 37 min
Steve Merezky is a creative leader and free-to-play expert. He has worked as a game designer since 1982 and has been involved in almost every aspect of game development from design to production to box design. In this week’s episode, he …
Zynga: Scott Koenigsberg
Sep 9 • 35 min
Scott Koenigsberg is the head of product and ad monetization at Zygna where he has worked for over 10 years. In this episodes he talks about Zynga’s culture of experimentation and shares his experiences on how games are more about the players …
Production Consultant: Mike Pagano Doom
Aug 21 • 46 min
In this episode we talk with Mike Pagano, an early pioneer in the LiveOps mobile space. He will share with us some lessons about LiveOps, talk about how LiveOps differs around the world, and finally will talk about his new studio and some of the pro…
Game Designer: Raph Koster
Aug 2 • 63 min
In our first episode, we talk with Raph Koster, a legendary game designer who has worked in online games since 1993 and was the lead designer behind Ultima Online as well as the creative director for Star Wars Galaxies. Raph was there at the birth o…