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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


Ryan Paradis | Game Design Director @ Bungie | Ep 20

Ryan Paradis, Design Director at Bungie working on Destiny talks about his journey through Full Sail University, working at Rockstar Games in San Diego, to Bungie on Destiny, to 343 on Halo Infinite and more. 



  1. (00:00) Who is Ryan Paradis?
  2. (10:39) Full Sail University Alliances
  3. (16:49) Live Design Director Life
  4. (26:30) Personal Sustainability
  5. (33:40) Power of Cutting Content
  6. (49:02) Wearing the Producer Hat
  7. (1:01:31) Game Release Windows
  8. (01:22:33) Team Play
  9. (01:30:07) Minimum Viable Product
  10. (01:40:43) John's Final Thoughts & Next Episode Teaser

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Ryan's Moby Games:,92531/

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