Getting Creative after a World-Changing Event with Dave Mervik

by Brandon Pham
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When it happens elsewhere, it barely makes the paper. Suddenly now ‘Oh, it’s here in real countries.’ It just really shows how spoiled we are.” -Dave Mervik

Dave Mervik is currently a Senior Narrative Designer for Little Nightmares II at Tarsier Studios. We dived deep into the current climate and limitations of being a creative, and what are the possible benefits for game developers are.

Topics discussed in this episode:
0:00 About Dave Mervik
3:50 Missing working in the office
5:51 The ‘We’ mentality versus the ‘I’ perspective
9:34 Mental Toll on being locked in
14:16 Benefits and cons with only online interaction
18:53 Work from home infracture will always be an option
22:57 Appfigures
24:31 The six-hour work day
26:58 Consideration of leaving the United States
30:25 Gabe Newell moving to New Zealand
37:40 redefining a new generation of developers
46:22 The real timeline after getting vaccinated
48:55 Essential workers and Door Dash reality
54:34 Mecca Game Dev hub cities are changing
1:06:00 Shoutout

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