Episode 23 - Kate Edwards

I Play, Therefore I Am

Jul 3 2023 • 1 hr 44 mins

Of Relentlessness, Slow Disruption and Finding Confluence

From the moon landing to Age of Empires 4 in under two hours: with Kate Edwards everything seems possible. We welcome you to the first episode of our second season of our renamed podcast I Play, Therefore I Am. And what an episode it is!

Listen to Kate, an award-winning 30+ year veteran of the game industry, principal consultant of Geogrify and the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). With her, we talk about the geopolitical strategy at Microsoft, why we don’t have to fix everything now, and what all this has to do with Steve Buscemi and his skateboard.


Where to find Kate:LinkedIn, Twitter, SetJetters Twitter, SetJetters Instagram

Mentioned Companies: IGDA, Geogrify, SetJetters, GameOn, Encarta, Ensemble Studios, ENIAC, GDC, E3, Takethis.org

Mentioned People: Paul Maritz, Roberta Williams, Nolan Bushnell, Alexey Pajitnov, Shannon Loftis, Kiki Wolfkill

Mentioned Media: Age of Empires, Halo, Fable, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Dune – Frank Herbert, Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien, Musashi - Eiji Yoshikawa, Foundation Trilogy – Isaac Asimov, Assassin’s Creed, The Elder Scrolls, Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom, Diablo IV

How do you do, fellow kids?

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