a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: Tech Trends Changing Gaming

Justin Bailey, Herman Narula, Tim Schafer, and Sonal Chokshi

Posted June 3, 2015

We know that the gaming industry — in some ways like but in other ways unlike the music industry — has been changing due to the internet and especially technologies around crowdfunding, online discovery, and direct fan interaction. But how does this affect the creative process and studio model … especially when it comes virtual reality (the ability to craft more immersive experiences); systems tech (is there a tension between content-focused games there?); and the ease with which users — not just a few rarified developers — can mod the games themselves?

In this episode of the a16z Podcast, hosted by Sonal Chokshi, listen in on the conversation between Tim Schafer, founder and CEO of Double Fine Productions (and designer of LucasArts’ Grim Fandango); Justin Bailey, COO of Double Fine; and Herman Narula (CEO of Improbable).