Episode 107

Jordan Blackman

Learn In-Demand Skills that Companies Need to Get Hired

Jordan Blackman has been writing, producing, and designing video games for over a decade. He is a mobile game design expert and an accomplished producer. He has designed, produced, and consulted on several 9-figure franchises for companies like Zynga, EA, and Ubisoft. Mr. Blackman brought CSI to Facebook with the smash hit, CSI: Crime City. He went on to Zynga where he led the design team on FrontierVille. Jordan has collaborated with top studios worldwide including Telltale games, Area/Code, Other Ocean, Zynga SF, Nickelodeon, EA Sports, Beeline, Facebook, Digit Games, AMC, and The Pokemon Company.

You will learn:

  1. You have to focus on the core loop of your game. Prioritize working on the repetitive activity that players do the most and make it meaningful.
  2.  If you want to land a job at a company, research what they need and learn the skills to be their solutions.
  3. Why you need to invest time into people who are better than you.

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