Patrick Jon ‚PJ‘ Esteves

Episode 26

Of Lightsabers, RPGs and Looking Through the Right Lense

Patrick „PJ“ Esteves‘ long journey to Berlin took him from almost being a rockstar, over wanting to be a Jedi to asking himself how the hell he ended up in Villingen-Schwenningen. The CEO and Co-Founder of Fire and Forge Studios paints a vivid picture of his life in the games industry which is captivating and, most importantly, has a lot to do with the Roman Empire.

Patrick Jon ‚PJ‘ Esteves

CEO and Co-Founder of Fire and Forge Studios ·

Patrick Jon Esteves, known in the gaming industry as „P.J.,“ has had a career spanning 23 years, characterized by a commitment to creativity and innovation. His journey has spanned across various facets of game development, including game design, level design, creative direction, and concept development.

Throughout his career, P.J. has had the privilege of working at esteemed studios that have left an indelible mark on the gaming landscape. His journey has taken him to Midway Entertainment, Sony, Microsoft Games Studios, Pyro Studios, and Crytek. His groundbreaking VR experiences, such as „The Climb“ and „Robinson: The Journey,“ have not only earned critical acclaim but also garnered prestigious awards, solidifying his status as a visionary in the field.

Beyond his work at established studios and a few indies, P.J. has demonstrated his entrepreneurial spirit as a Co-Founder of two game studios, a games consultancy, and an AI startup. His dedication to pushing the boundaries of technology to entertain people underscores his role as a serial entrepreneur committed to shaping the future of interactive entertainment.

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