Hello everyone! We hosted an AMA with Buddy Sola****, Community Manager at Akupara Games. Listen to him talk about topics ranging from company culture, interviewing tips, and their closed Marketing Strategist & Game Publishing Producer roles!****

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<aside> 💡 You can listen to the full audio recording above! We’ve broken down all the questions and topics below so you can get a nice feel for what was discussed, and also included some memorable quotes from Richard!


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  1. 0:00:00 A bit of an introduction from Buddy!
  2. 0:01:00 A little bit about the roles they had open, and why.
  3. 0:02:30 How Akupara works as a publishing company, and what kind of clients do they take on.
  4. 0:06:50 How did he go from Square Enix to Akupara Games.
  5. 0:10:10 Some key differences between Square Enix and Akupara, going from AAA to indie.
  6. 0:13:40 What kind of things they were looking for for both open roles.
  7. 0:17:00 Buddy describes Akupara and its culture in his own words.
  8. 0:19:00 How he went from a place that already had an established process (typically AAA) versus having less/none (typically Indie).
  9. 0:22:05 Problem solvers - what every job app is looking for.
  10. 0:26:00 How has the company changed since Buddy joined.
  11. 0:27:50 How big are the teams/company?
  12. 0:29:20 So this is a backfill for a role, not a new one? Why is that?