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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


Going Full Circle in the Video Game Development Industry | Jameson Durall - Director of Esports Operations @ Full Sail University | Ep 4

In episode 4, Jameson Durall, Director of eSports for Full Sail University's Team Armada in Winter Park FL falls Out of Play Area and talks about studying game design & development at Full Sail University, playing D&D with Dave Arneson, breaking into the industry thanks to Gamasutra, working at Oddworld, EA, Volition, and coming back to return the favor to Full Sail University. He also explains why he became a Twitch Affiliate and started his own game dev podcast Game Dev with a Shot of Jameson and more.



(00:00) Who is Jameson Durall?

(01:08) Intro Theme

(01:35) Esports Team Management

(05:08) Kentucky Mule Toast

(07:05) I want to make games

(22:26) Dungeons & Dragons

(35:00) Breaking In Via Gamasutra & Karma

(40:49) It's an Oddworld

(01:10:10) Fellow Electronic Artist

(01:11:10) Design Direction @ Volition

(01:16:47) Giving Back to Full Sail

(01:28:30) John's Final Thoughts

(01:30:20) Next Episode Teaser: John Geiger

(01:31:02) John's Outro


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Jameson's Moby Games Credits -,182216/

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