Branching Narratives With Jeff Green

Branching Narratives With Jeff Green

Latest Episodes

Brenda Romero: Making Empire of Sin and Being a Gaming Pioneer
August 05, 2020

For the final episode of Season 1 of Branching Narratives, Jeff welcomes Brenda Romero, a pioneering developer in the games industry with a long resume that includes Jagged Alliance, a BAFTA award, an

Jeff Green: The Early Days of Games Journalism, GFW Radio Memories, and Getting Older in the Games Industry
July 29, 2020

USgamer's Kat Bailey turns the tables and interviews Jeff Green this week, so it's his turn to share how he got his first job in the games industry in 1996, days spent rolling into the office at 10:30

Kelley Gilmore: Rebooting BioShock, Leading a Studio, And The One Thing You Don't Know About Sid Meier
July 22, 2020

This week's guest is Cloud Chamber Studio Head Kelley Gilmore, who spent nearly 20 years at Firaxis before moving on to run the studio tasked with rebooting BioShock. She talks about the enormous resp

Gary Whitta: Rogue One, Animal Talking, and the Game Magazine Wars of the 90s
July 15, 2020

GaryWhittascreenwriter (Star Wars: Rogue One, The Book of Eli), comic book writer, and novelisttalks about what it's like to go from being a video game magazine editor to being the guy who wrote a

Kahlief Adams: Black Voices in Games, Breaking Into the Industry Bit by Bit, and More
July 08, 2020

Jeff is joined by Kahlief Adams, host of the Spawn on Me podcast, to discuss the long fight to get more Black voices in the games industry; what it's like to be on the other side of a negative game re

Pete Hines: The Early Days of Bethesda, Lessons From Fallout 76, and Why He Won't Even Tell His Kids About Starfield
June 24, 2020

In this week's episode of Branching Narratives, we're joined by Bethesda's Pete Hines, who talks about his early days at Bethesda "bullshitting ad copy" with Todd Howard [10:00]; how Morrowind helped keep the company in business [20:00]; the Fallout...

Samantha Kalman: The Influence of Rock Band, Why She Didn't Think She'd Make It as a Game Developer, and Her Next Game
June 17, 2020

In the second episode the newly-renamed Branching Narratives, Jeff welcomes Samantha Kalman, the indie developer, musician, and technologist behind the unique rhythm game Sentris. She talks about why she never thought she'd make it as a game...

Austin Walker: From Giant Bomb to Waypoint, How to be a Good GM, And Working With the WWE
June 10, 2020

For our first episode, we're joined by Austin Walker, host of the popular podcasts and Waypoint Radio and formerly of Giant Bomb. He's here to talk about his journey from academia to the games industry, the rise of D&D, editorial battles with...

A Special Preview of Branching Narratives With Jeff Green
June 07, 2020

We're launching a brand new podcast at USgamer! In this special preview of Branching Narratives, Jeff and Kat sit down to talk about Jeff's journey through the industry; why they're launching a conversational podcast, and how it's all going to work....