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June 7, 2021 98 min

In milestone episode 10, Danny Bulla, a co-founder and Design Director at Polyarc Games in Seattle, WA shares what it takes to leave the comfort of Bungie to open your own VR game dev studio with trusted friends.

We talk about the power of empathy to be the best designer, giving objective feedback, and the hub for game development and music that Seattle has become.

 

Chapters:

(00:00) Who is Danny Bulla?

(10:29) Convey Your Vision

(22:04) Leaving Bungie to Open Polyarc

(34:04) Breaking Down Design Direction

(46:53) Trust Your Teammates

(55:59) Seattle The Hollywood of Game Dev

(01:06:47) Merging Music & Game Dev

(01:18:16) Old Lessons from Midway Austin & Mookie

(01:27:19) Remember Mega Ran

(01:32:40) John's Final Thoughts

 

Episode External Resources:

Connect with Danny Bulla on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dannybulla/

Follow Danny Bulla on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DBulla

Danny's Moby Games Credits - https://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,295310/

Follow John Diaz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elkingpin

To be a guest book a meeting here: https://calendly.com/outofplayarea/preshow

Connect with us http://outofplayarea.com

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