Episode 6: Running a Game Company. With Uwe Eickert

Episode 6: Running a Game Company. With Uwe Eickert

 

Contact Information

Jon Shafer – @JonShaferDesignwww.JonShaferOnDesign.comJon.Shafer@Comcast.net

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer www.artana.comDirk@Knemeyer.com

Uwe Eickert – www.Academy-Games.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:34 – Uwe’s Background & Design Work
  • 0:15:10 – Thoughts on What We’ve Been Playing
  • 0:36:00 – What We’ve Been Working On
  • 0:57:20 – What’s It Like to Run a Game Company?

Episode Outline (Detailed)

  • 0:00:34 – The History of Academy Games
  • 0:06:20 – Uwe on his Design Process
  • 0:12:40 – Uwe on ‘Awakening the Bear’
  • 0:15:10 – What Jon’s Played (Unity of Command, Command & Colors)
  • 0:24:30 – What Dirk’s Played (Command & Colors)
  • 0:33:30 – What Uwe’s Played (Imperial)
  • 0:36:00 – Uwe’s Work (1775, Gettysburg, Guadalcanal)
  • 0:57:20 – Challenges of Running a Tabletop Game Company
  • 1:00:50 – How Do You Make Money?
  • 1:08:40 – Kickstarter VS Retail
  • 1:16:40 – The Evolution of Academy Games
  • 1:24:45 – How and Why Does Uwe Work Alone?


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