Adda on “Trolls and Toxicity: The Unwanted Fundamentals Of Online Gaming”

As the newly founded Indian Chapter of Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA), we would like to begin with an “Adda” (Podcast) session.The topic for the podcast will be “Trolls and Toxicity: The Unwanted Fundamentals Of Online Gaming”. As the name suggests, we will be having a friendly, detailed, and open discussion about various toxic elementsContinue reading “Adda on “Trolls and Toxicity: The Unwanted Fundamentals Of Online Gaming””

Interview with Rishi Alwani

Dr Souvik Mukherjee and Mr. Riko Banerjee had the wonderful opportunity to interview Mr. Rishi Alwani, a veteran gaming journalist who is currently an Editor at IGN India. The interview was a part of a series of podcasts, named First Person Encounters, hosted by Game Studies India, where we talk with veterans of the gamingContinue reading “Interview with Rishi Alwani”

First Person Encounters: Adda on Ludonomics

The topic of this discussion session was titled ‘ludonomics’ which mostly focused on the various economic and other hurdles, like not owning a graphics card, that most gamers have had to face while growing up in India and how it has defined their experience. For Prabhash, such economics did not matter because he grew upContinue reading “First Person Encounters: Adda on Ludonomics”

First Person Encounters: Dhruv Jani

This podcast has Souvik Kar and Aritro Bhattacharya of Games Studies India Adda in conversation with Dhruv Jani, game maker and founder of Studio Oleomingus, a small, independent game and arts studio, based in Chala, India. Studio Oleomingus’ Somewhere Franchise of games, involving interactive digital storytelling and postmodernist graphic art, declares its goal as anContinue reading “First Person Encounters: Dhruv Jani”

First Person Encounters: Satyajit Chakraborty

In this podcast, Poonam and Aniket talk with Satyajit Chakraborty of Flying Robot Studios to discuss his long journey from playing cloned Nintendo games as a kid to learning coding and eventually becoming a game designer himself with his own studio. Satyajit reminisces about how, in spite of being the rebellious child of a bigContinue reading “First Person Encounters: Satyajit Chakraborty”

Interview with Poornima Seetharaman

For this podcast, we sat down with Poornima Seetharaman who has been part of the gaming industry since 2006 and has worked with some of the best names in the Indian gaming industry. She is currently the Director of Design at Zynga. She is a ‘Women in Games’ Ambassador at WIGJ and also in theContinue reading “Interview with Poornima Seetharaman”

First Person Encounters: A Game Studies India Adda Podcast

Having a Games Studies discussion in India had been a longtime dream for me and it took me two decades to get it started. As a Bengali from North Calcutta, I have grown with the adda being a major part of my life. Yes, adda – that aimless and meandering confabulation between random people ofContinue reading “First Person Encounters: A Game Studies India Adda Podcast”