The games:net Berlin Europe Podcast

The games:net Berlin Europe Podcast

Episode 13 - Prof. Dr. Steffen P. Walz

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Steffen is an explorer - a title he has given himself for his current position at Volkswagen Group’s digital transformation subsidiary diconium but that holds also true for the rest of his life. We talk about the strange turns of Steffen's career, travel in all it forms and how health and mobility have always played a role in his life since the very beginning.

Games Steffen mentions: Ultima, Minecraft, Fortnite, Roblox, Get Bad News, Go Viral, Breaking Harmony Square, Boulder Dash, Unreal Tournament, God of War, Gran Turismo, Katamari Damacy, Rez, Destiny 2, Pokemon Go, Untitled Goose Game, Heavenly Bodies

Books/TV/Music Steffen mentions: The Avalon Project – Wolfgang Hohlbein, J.R.R. Tolkien, Einstein's Dreams - Alan Lightman, Locke & Key, HP Lovecraft, Leon Fast Vegan Cookbook, Polylux, RBB, ARD, ORB, Arabella, Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, Beasty Boys, Green Day, From Outer Space, Angie, The Rolling Stones

People from the games industry: Sebastian Stamm, Notch, Jesse Shell, Heather Kelly, Uli Götz, Adam Moravanszky, Benedict Morschheuser

Companies/Associations/Universities: diconium, Volkswagen, CARIAD, audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, Mercedes Benz and Daimler, SLK, Schwalbe, ZKM - Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Nokia, Compaq, HP, GDC - Game Developer's Conference, LucasArts, Black Pants Game Studio, GDC Showcase, ZHdK, SGDA, novodex, nvidia, Omniverse, Epic Games, G-LAB, SXSW, holoride, Tesla, WHO, Carnegie Mellon University, A MAZE./Berlin, Indie Arena Booth

Other interesting stuff and people: RPG, Serious Games, Grunge photographer Charles Peterson, Palm Pilot, Gamification, Antifragility, Homo ludens


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About this podcast

On this podcast, co-hosts Simon Ohler and Florian Masuth interview interesting and inspiring people and want to learn more about their contribution to the games industry, while also shining a spotlight on the person behind the career.

games:net Berlin Europe is an initiative of the company network media:net berlinbrandenburg. The project is financed by the EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND and the State of Berlin, Senate Department of Economics, Energy, and Public Enterprises through its Program for Internationalization.

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