A Conversation with… Jonathan Falkowski

This time A Conversation with… tracked down Jonathan Falkowski, from our 10th graduating class, who is the CEO at Whitebox Games.

 

  • Tell me about what you are doing now in the Games Industry

I have my own company called Whitebox Interactive.  It consists of 25 individuals mainly VFS grads. Being the CEO, you must be able to wear several hats.  One moment you could be in a marketing meeting, then right after that dealing with Game Design issues and customer support.

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VFS life: Game Theory Practical (A.K.A. play-board-games-class)

Warning: this blog post contains very little educational content.

A little introduction: I am an Australian-Malaysian-Macanese singing-acting-dancing-book-loving-raging-feminist who is a moody optimist. I like cats. Cool. Done. Let’s move on. SCHOOL.

Here’s my summary of student life thus far:

  • Average of 6 hours of class a day, with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 9
  • We get around 2-5 assignments per week
  • Everybody in my class is a crazy kid with a huge variety of game ideas
  • You put in a butt-load of work, you get out a butt-load of work to fuel your launch into the industry

In this post, I’m going to chronicle one of my favourite classes thus far: Game Theory Practical. Schmancy name for ‘Play board games for 3 hours and discuss what you liked and didn’t like about them’.

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