In this episode, Greg Posner chats with Patrick Jesseman, founder of Alkemi Labz. They discuss the intricacies of indie game development, the importance of a small, dedicated team, and the innovative techniques used to create high-quality games. Patrick shares his journey from film to game development and highlights the tools and strategies that make Alkemi Labz’ projects stand out.

Main Topics and Timestamps:

  • 01:00: Transition from film to game development
  • 02:30: Innovative techniques in indie game development
  • 11:00: Importance of a small, agile team
  • 20:00: The impact of new tools and technologies
  • 30:00: Overcoming industry challenges

Key Topics:

  1. Efficient Use of Small Teams: Leveraging a small, focused team for maximum impact Balancing roles and responsibilities among team members
  2. Utilizing Advanced Tools: Implementing tools like Unreal Engine, Nanite, and Lumen Benefits of using high-quality assets and AI-driven tools
  3. Story-Driven Game Development: Combining cinematic storytelling with interactive gameplay Creating immersive narratives and engaging player experiences
  4. Overcoming Industry Challenges: Navigating the complexities of indie game production Strategies for maintaining creativity and innovation under constraints
  5. Community and Collaboration: Building a supportive indie game development community Collaborating with other developers and tech innovators
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Guest Bio:

Patrick Jesseman is the founder of Alkemi Labz, a cutting-edge indie game studio known for its innovative use of technology and cinematic storytelling. With a background in film and extensive experience in game development, Patrick brings a unique perspective to the industry.

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Greg Posner

Avid gamer with a passion for storytelling. My goal is to unpack the narratives of customers, partners and others to better understand how industry-leaders tackle today's challenges.

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