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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


Being Authentic with Yesenia Cisneros | Lead Producer @ Brass Lion Entertainment | Ep 17

On Episode 17 of the Game Developer's Podcast Out of Play Area hosted by John R. Diaz we sit down with Lead Producer at Brass Lion Entertainment Yesenia Cisneros a Queens New York City Native with Chinese - Ecuadorian roots and we talk about what's it like breaking into games, working in eSports, transitioning into QA, and finally as a Producer at a place that she's so relieved she gets to bring her authentic self to work every day.

  1. (00:00) Who is Yesenia Cisneros
  2. (08:29) Welcome First Producer
  3. (16:44) Code-Switching & Sneaker Shopping
  4. (19:54) Day in the Life of a Producer
  5. (33:12) How Did You Get Into Games?
  6. (36:40) Halo 2 & PAX Throwback
  7. (42:41) Xbox Live Enforcement Team Op
  8. (48:07) Working in QA
  9. (52:50) Pokemon Producer
  10. (01:01:25) Production Tips & Networking
  11. (01:07:21) Books, Games, Office & WFH Life
  12. (01:19:58) John's Final Thoughts
More Info:

John's Twitter- 

Yesenia's Twitter -

Yesenia's LinkedIn -

Brass Lion Entertainment Careers in NYC & Montreal -

Book: Think Like a Game Designer by Justin Gary -

How to grow your gaming community - #71 - Game Dev London Podcast

Unidos 2020: Building Features: How to Get it Done and Make it Fun!

Interview with Yesenia Cisneros!

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