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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


Elaine Gomez | Game Designer @ Brass Lion Entertainment | Ep 22

Episode 22 of the game dev's podcast features Elaine Gomez a Game Designer at Brass Lion Entertainment based out of New York City. 

Elaine Gómez is an award-winning game designer currently working at Brass Lion Entertainment with 5 years of experience in gameplay and systems design. She is one of the six co-founders of Latinx in Gaming and supports the non-profit organization with game development-related initiatives and resources. Elaine is passionate about mentorship and often lends her design knowledge and resources to serve young game developers across the globe.



  1. (00:00) Episode Origin Notes
  2. (02:57) Homeland Talk
  3. (09:17) Elaine’s Roots & Hustling to Get On
  4. (17:28) Design Portfolio
  5. (26:03) Designing In The Pandemic
  6. (32:57) Being Your Authentic Self
  7. (45:16) Soft Skills Are Essential
  8. (51:46) Emotional Intelligence & Self-Advocating
  9. (01:08:14) Founding a Family in Latinx in Gaming
  10. (01:14:42) Representation & Women in Design
  11. (01:28:27) Academics & Graduate Programs
  12. (01:39:09) Final Round Games
  13. (01:52:26) UX in Beyond Blue



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