Valentin Briukhanov Makes a Coding Game out of Anything | Episode 273

Listen to this episode on your phone! Devoted video gamer with 30+ years experience and started playing on ZX Spectrum. Worked 10 years as a telecommunication and software engineer before making a pivot to game development and education. Worked at CheckiO and created a ton of coding mini-games and puzzles for programmers. For the last 7 years, we have been working at CodeCombat in different roles from level designer to Continue Reading →

Adam Collins Has Boardgames for Lunch, at Work! | Episode 272

Listen to this episode on your phone! What started off as playing games with some coworkers to pass the lunch hour has spun into so much more. Adam started playing The Settlers of Catan with about 4 or 5 coworkers from his division. Word got out that games were being played and within a few months, the group had grown to about 10 people. More games were introduced to the Continue Reading →

Valeria Arellano Focuses on Who Your Game is for | Episode 271

Listen to this episode on your phone! Valeria Arellano has a degree in Education, a Master’s in Family Studies and a Master’s in Economics and Business. She was associate director of Financial Education at BBVA in Mexico. And she is currently the founder of AfortunadaMente where she creates financial education tools and strategies such as the AfortunadaMente board game with which she has reached more than 50,000 families in Mexico Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays 2022-23! | Episode 270

Listen to this episode on your phone! Photo by Ian Schneider on Unsplash As we wrap up 2022 and dive right into 2023 we made this quick episode to look back and be thankful, and look forward and be excited!   There are many ways to get in touch with Professor Game: Subscribe to Professor Game E-mail Newsletter LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Instagram Ask a question Looking forward to reading or Continue Reading →

Yu-kai Chou Bringing Gamification Balance for Kids | Episode 269

Listen to this episode on your phone! In this episode, we bring Yu-kai Chou back! At the time of the recording, my newborn daughter wasn’t still around, so you might hear a reference here and there about me saying “when I become a parent” or similar. Because this episode is all about what we can learn and apply from gamification with our own kids. Yu-kai’s perspective is that of a Continue Reading →

Lincoln Stoller is Prepared for Exploration and Failure | Episode 268

Listen to this episode on your phone! Lincoln Stoller, Ph.D., CHt, CCPCPr From a family of artists and architects he became a scientist, finding inspiration in a succession of extraordinary mentors. A Caribbean fisherman and prophet, a tribal elder in the jungles of Panama, one physicist who invented quantum mechanics, another who invented the laser, and a dirt-bag mountaineer, to name a few. He spent a decade climbing mountains and Continue Reading →

Alexander Vilinskyy Because Design is a Practice | Episode 267

Listen to this episode on your phone! Alexander Vilinskyy. Right now Co-Founder at, Head of Design at Decipad, running Super Clear design studio in London. ex-designer at Spark, Grammarly, Documents (iOS) and other productivity startups.   Guest Links and Info Website Find Alexander on LinkedIn Twitter @vilinskyy   Links to episode mentions: Recommended book: Jules Verne Favorite game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild   There are Continue Reading →

Geoffrey Golden Creating Games for the Right Medium | Episode 266

Listen to this episode on your phone! Geoffrey Golden is a narrative designer and game writer. Past clients include Capcom, Disney, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and indie studios around the world. He’s written interactive stories and games in many mediums, from consoles to comic books. Adventure Snack, his email newsletter RPG, has been featured by IndieCade, Narrascope, HyperRPG, and Substack. Geoffrey is based in Los Angeles and has a growing library Continue Reading →

Nisha Lehmann Helps Others Through Games | Episode 265

Listen to this episode on your phone! Nisha Lehmann is a mobile developer by day. By night, she is a staunch advocate for better mental health and a firm believer that the answer to better mental health lies in advancements in gaming and games that are specifically tailored to mental health issues.   Guest Links and Info Website Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest:  @confidconvos   Links to episode mentions: Continue Reading →

With Ron Kerbs We Learn Cybersecurity While Playing Videogames | Episode 264

Listen to this episode on your phone! Ron is the founder and CEO of Kidas, a company that creates an AI-based solution that helps parents to protect their kids from bullying, scams, and online predators in more than 200 online multiplayer games like Fortnite, Roblox, and Call of duty. Ron holds an MSc in information system engineering and machine learning from the Technion, Israel Institue of technology, an MBA from Continue Reading →