How many lawyers do you know that are also game designers? After this episode the answer will be 1! My guest Vanessa Briceño spent time as a corporate lawyer who moved into the gaming space achieving her Master’s in Game design from NYU! She is also a philanthropist who started an amazing full tuition scholarship through her family foundation, the Barlavento Foundation, for women in the gaming industry! We get down to business and talk about things like story games, board games, mega man 2, woman in gaming and the challenges she faced losing her father and brother. Can Vanessa utilize her judicial prowess to defeat this week’s boss, The Flood from Halo?
What’s the first game you give your 3-year old to play? I’ll give you a hint, it’s really bloody, you kill a lot of Nazis and ultimately defeat Mecha-Hitler! That’s right, this week’s guest, Scott Fine, Creative Director of Diamond Raven Games started his gaming journey with Wolfenstein 3D at age 3. Scott is a successful game designer and talks about his path into the industry. We also chat about things like Destiny, band, the Tuba, grandmas gaming, how to design a game, and The Ace of Snakes? Can Scott creatively find of way to defeat Pyramid Head in the Boss Battle?