June 07, 2020

MSS with Omar Guendeli

In this episode of GeeksBlabla, we discuss a success story of a Moroccan Gameplay Programmer who used to work in different games in Morocco, while being a med student, and made it to a big firm.

Guests

Omar Guendeli

Notes

0:00 - Introduction

0:03 - Can you give us a brief look into what inspired you when you were young?

0:05 - Did family or friends influence your decision to get into games or was this something you became interested in on your own?

0:09 - What was the first game you worked on?

0:13 - And how was your experience working on games in morocco?

0:16 - Did you work with companies who are 100% into gaming products?

0:20 - Did you have a mentor ?

0:23 - Are there any classic or current games/films that changed your creative vision or that stand out to you as must play/watch and why

0:24 - Have you been impressed or surprised by any recently?

0:26 -Is there a favorite project or game title you’ve worked on recently and what made it fun for you personally?

1:04 - Is working with an international team a game changer in your career and your learning path?

1:05 - and how is it to work in a very well known company?

1:07 - What is your favorite part of game development, and the worst parts?

1:13 - What were your hardest problems during the development of the game and how did you solve them?

1:17 - What are the skills that an optimum newbie should possess in order to work efficiently and effectively in this domain?

1:23 - What would be the best advice you would give to someone who wants to take a video game idea from the paper and develop it into a full game?

1:28 - What’s the deal with cheat codes?

1:58 - Wrap up and Goodbye.

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