From Edge Magazine to Angry Birds 2 | Author, designer, and product manager Will Luton

Title:

From Edge Magazine to Angry Birds 2 | Author, designer, and product manager Will Luton

Guest:

Will Luton | will-luton.co.uk

Twitter: @will_luton

Book: Free 2 Play – Making Money From Games You Give Away

Advice:

Be kind to others and be kind to yourself in that you have to be driven to go to places and do interesting things in games. Nobody’s going to hand you an opportunity. You have to get out there and hustle for it.

Highlights:

Will tells the story of how he first got introduced to video games via a very early console, that his father used to test TVs as a TV engineer.

Later Will got a job at Sega in the QA department, and from there he worked his way into producing games.

And his expertise and view on games have given him the chance to write for Edge Magazine and PocketGamer.biz.

Among many topics, we talk going to school to get a job in video games, why Agile development is such a good fit for games development, and crunch plus how to avoid it.

Games:

Half Life 2

Pong

Pac-Man

Galaga

Moon Patrol

Fortnite (Battle Royale)

Magic the Gathering

Hearthstone

Subway Surfers

Blades of Brim (The game I couldn’t remember)

Game of War

Angry Birds 2

Pixel Miner

Links:

Edge Magazine

New Statesman

gamesindustry.biz

PocketGamer.biz

Develop Magazine

[Atari 2600](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_2600 )

Headspace app

Mindfulness Practices

WearGa

People

Ian Bogost

Dave Perry

Hunter S. Thompson


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