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The Game Design Dojo Podcast - A New Podcast Dedicated to Indie Game Design, Production, and Publishing

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There's a lot of information out there about free to play, but not a whole lot about actually designing great games. I wanted to change this by compiling a body of work centering around the practice of designing and publishing video games.”    -Brian McRae, CEO of Fenix Fire

Los Angeles, CA - October 31 st, 2013 – The Game Design Dojo Podcast is now available for download on the iTunes Podcast Store.

Join developers turned podcasters Brian McRae and Ike Herman as they explore a vast ocean of video game design and publishing topics on The Game Design Dojo Podcast. In each feature packed episode , Brian and Ike go straight to the source by drawing from their collective 26 years of experience in the video game industry. Recorded in a high quality format, Brian and Ike share a casual and humorous banter that is as entertaining as it is informative.

Geared for everyone from students and hobbyists to industry veterans looking to branch out on their own, The Game Design Dojo Podcast should be a freshly loaded podcast on every game developer's mobile device.

I think we've done a good job of focusing on the fun part of making games, the part that drew most of us into the industry in the first place. Our hope is to share our love of the industry and encourage the next generation of game developers.”    -Ike Herman, CEO of One Room Schoolhouse

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The Game Design Dojo Podcast topics include:

  • Self Publishing for Indie Developers
  • Starting and Running a Successful Indie Studio
  • In-Depth Discussions on Game Design, Concepts and Methods
  • An Inside Look at the Podcaster's Studios
For any additional information about The Game Design Dojo Podcast please visit http://gamedesigndojo.com/ or follow us at:  Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gamedesigndojo

About Fenix Fire

Fenix Fire is an independent game studio founded by husband-wife team Brian McRae and Anna Gambal-McRae; two ex AAA console developers who rose up from insurmountable odds in order to craft the kinds of worlds that they've always wanted to explore. With an extensive background in console game production at companies such as Midway, Blizzard, The Collective, and High Voltage, Fenix Fire fully understands how to execute at the highest quality level. Since forming in 2010, Fenix Fire has created highly successful self published titles along with visually stunning, successful projects for major brands such as Red Bull, Oculus VR, Wow Wee, John Deere and Chevron.

Fenix Fire Media Contact:

Brian McRae

CEO – Fenix Fire



twitter: @BrianCMcRae

About One Room Schoolhouse

One Room Schoolhouse is a fledgling studio started on the premise that games can be entertaining and nutritious. This concept has been a longtime passion of founder, Ike Herman, and the company eagerly anticipates the release of its first games on mobile devices in early 2014. Ike has 13 years of experience in the industry working in programming, game design, and development strategy at companies including Treyarch, Blue Shift, Planet Moon Studios, and Flashman Studios. This experience has included working on PS2, Xbox, PSP, and iOS titles.

One Room Schoolhouse Media Contact:

Ike Herman

CEO – One Room Schoolhouse



twitter: @1keHerman


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