In this episode…
We are joined by Matt and Stephanie from Shark and Shark Games! Matt and Stephanie recently launched their strategic game of survival and migration, Flocks and Flyways on Kickstarter. Being introduced to Matt and Stephanie through our mutual friend Dan Hsu, we discovered we share a love of board games, cheese, and had plenty we could pick their brains about in regards to how elements of the video game space could translate into the board game space. Behold, the fortieth episode of the Happy Mitten Podcast!
Welcome to the Happy Mitten Podcast! We are proud members of the Dice Tower Network and today we welcome the lovely people at Shark and Shark Games and hear about what they’ve been up to lately.
Feature: Shark and Shark Games Interview
When not doing work for Shark and Shark Games, Matt works as a video game developer and Stephanie works in Capcom PR. We ask the pair to talk a little about themselves and the work they do.
How does Stephanie and Matt spend time with friends?
What board games do they play?
Matt and Stephanie’s company is called Shark & Shark Games. How did they come up with this name?
Before anyone can get to work on some of the more exciting aspects of running a company, they have to make sure the proper paperwork is filed with the state. Did Matt and Stephanie hit any roadblocks during the formation of Shark and Shark Games?
Going back to Stephanie’s work experience in Capcom PR, how has her experience there translated into the board game space?
How are video game consumers and board game consumers both similar and different?
Flocks & Flyways allows players to build up flocks of birds, navigate crowded flyways and migrate south for the winter. What about this theme grabbed their attention for a game design?
Don’t get discouraged about the amount of Kickstarters and board games out there. People will “flock” to your passion and if you keep building things, people will sense that passion and be drawn to that.
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