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Our guest this week is Ismail Maiyegun, Co-Founder and CEO at Big Wolf Games. Big Wolf Games is a game developer, publisher, and live operator. Their leadership team has over 40 years of combined experience in making AAA titles and operating free-to-play games. Big Wolf Games also works extensively with intellectual property (IP).

In this week’s podcast we take a dive into game development throughout the years. Ismail details his history in games and how the industry has changed over time – including the recent impact of remote work. He also shares his insights on the advantages and disadvantages of working with IP holders – and the power of IP in games. Web3 also takes the stage as he discusses the future of the industry.

Plus, we discuss the breaking news around Unity’s merger with ironSource – along with news on GameStop’s NFT marketplace launch and the Nothing Phone.

Guest: Ismail Maiyegun

Industry Insights
Unity Announces Merger Agreement with ironSource
Unity is merging with Ironsource in an all-stock deal valuing Ironsource at $4.4B
GameStop NFT Marketplace (storefront)
Analysis: GameStop’s NFT marketplace earns the company just $45K in first day
Nothing Phone comes with a Web3 twist, thanks to Polygon partnership

App of the Week
The Scrapyard
AFK Arena


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