About Robotoki

This week I’m joined by Robert Bowling, President and Creative Strategist of Robotoki and former Creative Strategist at Infinity Ward. We spend the hour talking about his life before the video game industry, his work at Infinity Ward including how his roles and responsibilities grew and expanded year after year. Robert also opens up about his time after leaving Infinity Ward and why starting his own studio was the only choice that made sense for him. Finally we talk about Robotoki, what it means to run an independent development studio, and the importance of fostering creativity in multiple projects. Enjoy.

Follow Robert on Twitter at @fourzerotwo.

And keep up with the latest from Robotoki at robotoki.com and their latest Kickstarter campaign adventuresofdash.com.

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On Emergencies and Broadcasts

After taking a week off from these gaming posts and still trying to get the smile off of my face, it’s only natural that I still have PAX on the brain. Of all the fantastic experiences and stories that came from Penny Arcade Expo’s debut in Boston, I’m still soaking in the information I received from the many panels I attended. My favorite panel was, “Traversing the Twitterverse, and Beyond!”, which focused on how social media is used to listen and respond to communities. Points addressed in this panel didn’t just apply to someone as prominent as Major Nelson, but to anyone with a Twitter account. What I found particularly interesting was how some of the concepts and theories discussed in the panel would be evident in the recent fiasco with Modern Warfare 2’s Stimulus Package Map Pack.
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