Join Daniel Voth and guests Matt Woelk, Rebecca Harrison, Julian Beutel and Albertine Watson as they discuss their favorite video games, game development and more on this week's Interactive Indies Podcast! This episode originally recorded on October 21st, 2018. Join our PATREON to watch episodes early: http://bit.ly/InteractiveIndiePatreon About Interactive Indies Podcast: A bi-weekly community podcast featuring the stories from the people that make up our interactive, game development and creative communities both locally and abroad.
Justin Ladia is a Winnipeg-based graphic designer and illustrator; a volunteer staff illustrator and 2017’s Volunteer of the Year at The Uniter; and a graphics assistant at Ai-Kon Winnipeg, Manitoba's largest anime convention. Justin is also the City Host and Organizer of PechaKucha Night Winnipeg.
Corey King is an International award-winning story-teller, game developer & producer with experience in building mobile, augmented reality and virtual reality games through his company ZenFri which he co-founded with his wife Danielle.
His expertise is in writing, designing and producing unique and original story experiences across mediums ranging from short fiction and film to video games. These experiences have lead to Corey participating in talks and panels all over the world and allowed his company to raise over 3 million dollars in funding, without giving up any creative control.
Based in Winnipeg, Corey was the 2016 recipient of the Future Leaders of Manitoba Award and named one of CBC Manitoba's Future 40. ZenFri's most recent game was nominated for 2 Canadian Video Game Awards.
Educator, musician, and gamer. His career as an educator came naturally and practically from his passions as a musician, and his love of music career arguably came from dissecting the songs from the games he grew up on.
Besides being the editor of this(Interactive Indies) podcast Daniel also hosts a video game music theory podcast called Overtune Warpzone. He is also involved with the YouTube channel Games Explained, where they host videos covering board game rules, podcasts and editorials.
Noah is the CEO & Creative Director of Complex Games, Winnipeg's first video game development company (as far as we know), which he co-founded in 2001. During his tenure at Complex he has been involved in some capacity with pitching, designing, developing and launching over 20 games.
He's served on the Executive of the Board of New Media Manitoba, has served on the boards of On Screen Manitoba and North Forge, and was a co-founder and co-organizer of the Winnipeg Game Development Meetup Group, later formalizing it as the Winnipeg Chapter of the International Game Development Association in 2008, and coordinating it until 2015.
Before he got too old he played a lot of Soccer and Ultimate, speaks 3 languages (though none of them particularly well), and outside of being born in Manitoba has been lucky enough to have lived and studied in both Japan and Sweden.