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March 1, 2021 72 min

In episode 3, Mayling Tan, a Senior Game Designer at Google Stadia in Montreal falls Out of Play Area and talks about the bombshell news that Google Stadia announced to their game studios. She candidly walks through her mindset to move forward, while reaffirming her passion for what she does as a Social Designer and everything that entails. Of course, we also get her to open up on how she broke into the industry.

 

Chapters:

(00:00) Who is Mayling?

(01:08) Intro Theme

(01:35) Talking Shop over tea

(03:24) Working at Google Stadia

(06:17) Social Design

(10:48) Power of Community

(19:53) Stream-Sniping & ChatPlay

(27:52) Gameplay Implications

(35:39) Team Dynamics while WFH

(42:05) Prioritizing Accessibility & Inclusion

(47:03) When Did May fall for games?

(50:11) Breaking into the Games Industry

(57:06) Game Dev Roadmap

(01:02:40) Game Dev Organizations

(01:08:48) John's Recap

(01:10:20) Next Episode Teaser: Jameson Durall

(01:11:22) John's Outro

Links:

Mayling Tan on LinkedIn Mayling Tan's Mobygames Credits

IGDA Accessibility Committee

Pixelles Group

MSGY Allies FB Group

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 https://solo.to/opa 
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