Building Gaming Communities & the Role of Community Managers | ft. Victoria Tran & Ryan Rigney
- Jan 26, 2023
- #GameDevelopment #Gamedesign
As the Games Industry has evolved into the Games as a Service (GaaS) model, the role of "Community Management" has never been more important. a16z Partners Tom and Lester discuss this topic with Victoria Tran (Innersloth, AmongUs) and Ryan Rigney (Odyssey Interactive, Omega Strikers). CHAPTERS: 00... Show More
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As the Games Industry has evolved into the Games as a Service (GaaS) model, the role of "Community Management" has never been more important.
a16z Partners Tom and Lester discuss this topic with Victoria Tran (Innersloth, AmongUs) and Ryan Rigney (Odyssey Interactive, Omega Strikers).
00:00 - Intro
01:50 - The Role of Community Manager
05:50 - Skills of a Community Manager
07:45 - Being Malleable & Adaptive
09:30 - Social Media
12:20 - Trust
13:45 - The process of building EARLY communities
18:20 - Building alongside your community
21:15 - Find your audience
24:30 - MEMES
34:15 - Thinking about metrics
35:33 - Advice to new community managers
40:51 - Setting Expectations when being hired
47:27 - What kinds of signals should a CEO look for when hiring a CM?
53:33 - Hiring a CM from within an existing community?
Resources & Links!
- Victoria on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheVTran
- Victoria's Community Management Newsletter: https://www.victoriatran.com/newsletter
- Ryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RKRigney
- Lester on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Chen
- Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tmhammer
- Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/a16zgames
- Find us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a16z
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