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August 30, 2021 79 min

Episode 16 features Stephan Carmignani Creative Director at Rovio in Montreal.

We discuss diversity, hiring in the pandemic, VR arcade design at Minority Media, UGC in the metaverse, and more.



  • (00:00) Who is Stephan Carmignani
  • (01:47) A Toast
  • (15:03) Hiring Practices in the Pandemic
  • (26:02) VR Arcade Design
  • (38:29) Level Design Roots
  • (43:10) User-Generated Content in the Metaverse
  • (45:30) The End Game
  • (58:35) The Lightning Round
  • (01:14:37) John's Closing Thoughts
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    Stephan's Moby Games:,43883/ 

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