On the twenty-seventh episode of Indie Insider, host Logan Schultz sits down with Paul Hellquist, an industry professional who has worked as Lead Designer and Creative Director of BioShock and Borderlands 2, respectively. Since working in the AAA space, however, Paul has gone indie and is currently working with Robot Entertainment. The two chat about how to keep a vision for a game unified throughout a team, how to approach a sequel the correct way, how you can jump into the industry no matter your background (even with a degree in Anthropology), and Paul’s advice for aspiring game makers.

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