On the seventeenth episode of Indie Insider (and the first of 2017!), host Logan Schultz sits down with James Gwertzman, CEO of PlayFab. PlayFab is a company that offers a complete backend experience built exclusively for live games. James and I talk about how he got started and his time at PopCap, the differences between Free-to-Play and Games-as-a-Service and, as always, his advice for aspiring professionals.

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