This week’s guest: Kate Edwards, the Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association

Topics discussed:

  1. What it is like working for Microsoft and instructing Bill Gates on how to avoid a major international incident
  2. How game fraud and illegal resale is hurting the industry
  3. The best ways to avoid crunch time in the development process
  4. The future of the indie video game industry, including the Steam marketplace and virtual reality
  5. …and much more! ​

Hey everyone,

I have never spoken to someone quite like Kate Edwards. After our interview, I walked away feeling so energetic and inspired. There’s something about the way she shares her stories, her insight, and the way she speaks that just lights this fire in you. She knows her facts, and they motivate her. Kate’s drive is simply infectious. It’s probably what makes her such a successful Executive Director.

I’m often asked by new listeners which episode they should start with. While all of our guests have been fantastic, and I honestly believe every episode has some value to share, I have no doubt that I’ll point to this one first. It has a bit of everything: drama, thrills, insight, advice, virtual reality, crime, and more, all presented by one of the 10 most powerful women in gaming, as listed in Fortune.

Sincerely, listen to this week’s episode. You won’t be disappointed.

Keep challenging yourself,

– Logan Schultz, Indie Insider Host


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