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Baldur's Gate 3 Actor Neil Newbon
TEKKEN Series Producer Katsuhiro Harada
Spider-Man, Miles Morales Actor Nadji Jeter
Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Director Gabe Amatangelo
Remaking Dead Space with Roman Campos-Oriola, Eric Baptizat, and Philippe Ducharme
Actor Samantha Beart
Composer Oleksa Lozowchuk
Narrative Designer Meghna Jayanth talks Thirsty Suitors
Composing and Publishing Music with Ninja Track's Kaveh Cohen and Michael Nielsen
Scouring the depths of Dredge with Alex Ritchie and Joel Mason
GoldenEye, Banjo-Kazooie and more with Composer Grant Kirkhope
Painting, Fine Art and Games with Composer Cris Velasco
Building Final Fantasy XVI with Producer Naoki Yoshida
Navigating Sea of Stars with Sabotage Studio's Thierry Boulanger
Cocoon Audio Director and Geometric Interactive Co-founder, Jakob Schmid
Bryan Intihar on directing Marvel's Spider-Man 2
The Game Kitchen's Enrique Cabeza and David Erosa talk the Blasphemous series
From Darksiders to Remnant II with David Adams and Ben Gabbard
Super Evil Megacorp's Kristian Segerstrale
Double Fine's Kevin Johnson
Remedy's Sam Lake talks Alan Wake II
Naughty Dog's Arne Meyer talks community and game dev culture
20 Years of EVE Online with CCP's Hilmar Veigar Petursson
Bioshock Creator Ken Levine
Navigating Starfield with Bethesda's Todd Howard
Exploring Humanity with Enhance's Mark MacDonald
Night School Studio talks Oxenfree II
Dave the Diver with Mintrocket
Final Fantasy XVI Lead Actor, Ben Starr
BattleBit Remastered with Max Larry Fink
Actor Laura Bailey
Star Wars series composer Gordy Haab
Creating a Rhythm-Action Game with Hi-Fi Rush Director John Johanas
From Metal Gear to Star Wars Jedi: Survivor with Composer Stephen Barton
Sarah and Colin Northway Discuss I Was a Teenage Exocolonist
Diablo IV Game Director Joe Shely
Neon White with Ben Esposito
From Blizzard to Vox Machina with Composer Neal Acree
Procedural Music Composition with Composer Chance Thomas
Shiny Shoe's Mark Cooke talks Monster Train and Inkbound
The Last Spell with Ishtar Games' Benjamin Coquelle and Bruno Laverny
Real World Inspirations in Tchia with Awaceb's Phil Grifo
The History of Dwarf Fortress with Zach and Tarn Adams - Part 1
The History of Dwarf Fortress with Zach and Tarn Adams - Part 1
Music, Actors, and the Sound of Rats in A Plague Tale: Requiem
Pearl Abyss America CEO, Jeonghee JJ Jin
Grammy winner Stephanie Economou
Eric Williams, Director, God of War
Scott Chen, Sigono
IMMORTALITY Composer Nainita Desai
A NieR Retrospective with YOKO TARO, Yosuke Saito, and Keiichi Okabe
Marvel Snap with Ben Brode
Development Under Siege with tinyBuild's Alex Nichiporchik
Pentiment with Obsidian Entertainment's Josh Sawyer
Escape Academy with Mike Salyh and Wyatt Bushnell of Coin Crew Games
Gotham Knights and Horizon Forbidden West Composers, The Flight aka Joe Henson and Alexis Smith
Cult of the Lamb with Julian Wilton
Ron Gilbern and Dave Grossman Return to Monkey Island
From Silent Hill to Immortality with Sam Barlow
From Silent Hill to Immortality with Sam Barlow
Co-Running a studio with Iron Galaxy's Chelsea Blasko and Adam Boyes
The History of Housemarque with Ilari Kuittinen
Arcane with Riot Games' Christian Linke and Alex Yee
Weird West with Raphael Colantonio
Horizon Forbidden West with Guerrilla's Mathijs de Jonge
Moss Book II with Polyarc's Chris Alderson and Josh Stiksma
Halo Infinite with Joseph Staten
Deathloop Composer Tom Salta
The Artful Escape Game Director, Johnny Galvatron (Beethoven and Dinosaur)
New World Game Director Scot Lane
Sable with Gregorios Kythreotis and Martin Kvale
Exploring the Destiny Universe with Luke Smith
Exploring Tunic with Andrew Shouldice
Writer and Content Creator Alanah Pearce
Rainbow Billy with Christopher Chancey
Before Your Eyes with Oliver Lewin and Graham Parkes
Unpacking Composer and Sound Designer, Witch Beam's Jeff van Dyck
Guild Wars 2 Composer Maclaine Diemer
Unpacking with Wren Brier and Tim Dawson
Resident Evil Village Actor Maggie Robertson
It Takes Two Sound Designer Philip Eriksson
Age of Empires IV and World's Edge Studio with Shannon Loftis
Darkest Dungeon with Tyler Sigman
Deathloop with Dinga Bakaba
MARVEL's Guardians of the Galaxy with Jean-François Dugas and Mary DeMarle
Studio Pixel Punk with Tiani Pixel and Fernanda Dias
Audio Architect Buzz Burrowes
Double Fine Art Director Lisette Titre-Montgomery
Composer and sound designer, Martin Stig Andersen
Kena Bridge of Spirits with Mike and Josh Grier
Far Cry 6 Audio Director Eduardo Vaisman
Composer Peter McConnell
Twelve Minutes with Luis Antonio
Flight School Studio with Adam Volker and Bohdon Sayre
Peanut Button with Asaf and Eyal Geva
Neon Giant with Arcade Berg and Tor Frick
PlayStation Studios Sr. Audio Director, Phillip Kovats
Guha Bala and Karthik Bala, Velan Studios
Matt Firor, ZeniMax Online Studios
Composer Mark Mothersbaugh
Harvey Smith, Arkane Studios
Insomniac Games Founder, Ted Price
Blizzard's J. Allen Brack
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart with Marcus Smith
Returnal with Harry Krueger
Composer Brian D'Oliveira
Josef Fares, Hazelight
Composer Lena Raine
Composer Lena Raine
Moon Studios with Thomas Mahler and Gennadiy Korol
Chelsea Blasko
David Cage
Jonathan Blow
Dr. Mitu Khandaker
Lorne Lanning
Kimberly Voll
Evan Wells
Randy Pitchford
Writer Erik Wolpaw
Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator
Composer Jesper Kyd
Matt Nava, Giant Squid
Clint Hocking, Ubisoft
Derek Yu, Mossmouth
Jesse Schell, Schell Games
Composer Jack Wall
Philip Tibitoski, Young Horses Games
Supergiant Games' Amir Rao and Greg Kasavin
Composer Marcin Przybylowicz
Narrative Director, Xalavier Nelson Jr
Composer Borislav Slavov
TJ Hughes, Terrifying Jellyfish
Fall Guys with Mediatonic
Spiritfarer with Thunder Lotus Games
The Last of Us Composer Gustavo Santaolalla
Respawn's Tim Lewinson
Sucker Punch's Brian Fleming
Game Developer Ben Wilson
Ghost of Tsushima Composer Ilan Eshkeri
Sweet Baby Inc.'s Kim Belair
Nico Disseldorp and Jake Strausser, Untitled Goose Game with House House
Hugo Martin and Marty Stratton, Doom Eternal
Composer Jesse Harlin
Klei's Jamie Cheng
Baba is You creator Arvi Teikari
Composer Olivier Deriviere
Remedy's Mikael Kasurinen
Valve's Robin Walker
Highwire Games' Marty O'Donnell
Double Loop Games' Emily Greer
Epic Games' Tim Sweeney
Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Director Stig Asmussen
Life is Strange with Michel Koch and Raoul Barbet
Actor Troy Baker
Composer Wilbert Roget, II
Composer Bear McCreary
Abbie Heppe, Media Molecule
Maria Sayans, ustwo games
Chris Charla, ID Productions at Microsoft
Greg Street, Riot Games
Greg Street, Riot Games
Shannon Studstill, Santa Monica Studio
Darren Korb, Supergiant Games
Gwen Frey and Jennifer Schneidereit
Danny Baranowsky
Chandana Ekanayake
Gareth Coker
Austin Wintory
Intel's Kim Pallister
Subnautica Creator Charlie Cleveland
Dead Space Composer Jason Graves
Bioshock Composer Garry Schyman
Kiki Wolfkill and the Halo Universe
Legend, Amy Hennig (Uncharted, Legacy of Kain)
Lucas Pope's Return of the Obra Dinn
Shuhei Yoshida of Sony Interactive Entertainment
Into the Breach with Justin Ma
Bryan Intihar of Marvel's Spider-Man
Vince Zampella of Respawn Entertainment
Mike Bithell of Bithell Games
Kelly Wallick of Indie MEGABOOTH
Jenova Chen from thatgamecompany
Jason Rubin of Oculus
Ashraf Ismail of Assassin's Creed
Tim Schafer of Double Fine Productions
Ghost of Tsushima Artist Romain Jouandeau
Media Molecule's Siobhan Reddy
Ready at Dawn's Ru Weerasuriya
God of War's Cory Barlog
Jeff Kaplan of Blizzard Entertainment
Mortal Kombat Creator, Ed Boon
Giant Sparrow's Ian Dallas (The Unfinished Swan, What Remains of Edith Finch)
Sean Vanaman (Valve, Firewatch) and Amir Rao (Supergiant Games, Bastion, Transistor, Hades, Pyre)
Elder Scrolls Legend, Todd Howard
Below with Capy Games' Nathan Vella
Riot Games Christina Norman
Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann
Guerrilla Games Hermen Hulst
Funomena Robin Hunicke
Brendan Greene AKA PlayerUnknown