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September 12, 2021 83 min

On Episode 17 of the Game Developer's Podcast Out of Play Area hosted by John R. Diaz we sit down with Lead Producer at Brass Lion Entertainment Yesenia Cisneros a Queens New York City Native with Chinese - Ecuadorian roots and we talk about what's it like breaking into games, working in eSports, transitioning into QA, and finally as a Producer at a place that she's so relieved she gets to bring her authentic self to work every day.

  • (00:00) Who is Yesenia Cisneros
  • (08:29) Welcome First Producer
  • (16:44) Code-Switching & Sneaker Shopping
  • (19:54) Day in the Life of a Producer
  • (33:12) How Did You Get Into Games?
  • (36:40) Halo 2 & PAX Throwback
  • (42:41) Xbox Live Enforcement Team Op
  • (48:07) Working in QA
  • (52:50) Pokemon Producer
  • (01:01:25) Production Tips & Networking
  • (01:07:21) Books, Games, Office & WFH Life
  • (01:19:58) John's Final Thoughts
  • More Info:

    John's Twitter- 

    Yesenia's Twitter -

    Yesenia's LinkedIn -

    Brass Lion Entertainment Careers in NYC & Montreal -

    Book: Think Like a Game Designer by Justin Gary -

    How to grow your gaming community - #71 - Game Dev London Podcast

    Unidos 2020: Building Features: How to Get it Done and Make it Fun!

    Interview with Yesenia Cisneros!

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