This week’s guest: YouTube personality and game development tutor, Anne McLaughlin (AKA The Happie Cat)!

Topics discussed:

  1. Managing a YouTube Channel
  2. The pros and cons of Patreon
  3. Building and maintaining a community around your content
  4. The future of artificial intelligence in video games
  5. …and much more! ​

I first learned about Anne and her work because a fan of the show, Simon, recommended her to me as a potential guest. After just a couple of minutes of talking with her, it’s easy to see why her YouTube channel and game development videos have been so successful. Anne is a phenomenally charismatic and empathetic person with tons of knowledge about game development and design.

We’re lucky that she came on the show, because her interview is full of fantastic and useful information. I hope many of you, after listening to this episode, will go and check out her YouTube channel – her and I only begin to scratch the surface of her knowledge this week. If you’re looking to become a better game developer, no matter what your experience level, I guarantee The Happie Cat can impart some new knowledge and ideas onto you.

– Logan Schultz, Indie Insider Host


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Indie Insider, presented by Black Shell M​edia, is the podcast that dives into the independent video game scene by speaking with indie developers, publishers, and industry professionals about their projects, stories, and thoughts on the hottest current topics! Indie Insider airs every Monday on BlackShellMedia.com and podcast hosting sites everywhere.

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