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Out of Play Area

26 EpisodesProduced by John R. DiazWebsite

A bi-weekly video game development podcast by John R. Diaz, a veteran game designer who goes 1:1 in candid conversations with the developers behind today‘s hit games where we discuss their journey and learnings in this wild industry with no punches pulled. John is a kid born to emigrants from the D… read more


Come Correct if You Want to Design Free to Play Mobile Games | Jeff Junio - Lead Game Designer @ Jam City | Ep 7

In episode 7, Jeff Junio, a Lead Game Designer for Jam City in Carlsbad, CA, talks about what's it like building major free to play mobile games, how he approaches hiring and managing, how to sustain for over 30 years in this industry, and working at Rockstar San Diego on Midnight Club L.A, and more.



(00:00) Who is Jeff Junio?

(04:07) Studying in Seattle

(07:42) The Marathon Runner

(15:06) Longevity & Mobile Game Development

(32:25) Being a Lead Designer

(46:23) Living Your Best Life

(53:15) Interviewing & Hiring Advice

(01:01:23) Working at Rockstar Games

(01:24:04) Jeff Junio Part 2

(01:28:20) John's Final Thoughts

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