This is an official CD PROJEKT RED podcast dedicated to like-minded individuals interested in game development, providing a unique platform for them to gain knowledge from our team representatives’ insights, experiences, and cutting-edge expertise. In the future, we plan to extend invitations to game developers worldwide to establish a platform that fosters inspiring discussions and diverse viewpoints. Let’s begin!
#004: How Voice Actors Bring Characters to Life?
1:08:55In the fourth episode of the AnsweRED Podcast, our hosts Sebastian Kalemba and Paweł Burza are joined by two special guests: Jane Perry, the voice of Rogue, and Minji Chang, who brings Songbird to life in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. Our hosts sat down with Jane and Minji to discover how they got their start in the industry, what makes voice acting for games different from acting in other projects, and which characters they feel the most connected to. Our guests also shared insights into their time recording lines for Cyberpunk 2077, how they developed the characters, and much more!
#003: Does Business Hamper Creativity?
51:54In the third episode of the AnsweRED Podcast, our hosts, Sebastian Kalemba and Paweł Burza, are joined by Comic Book and Animation Narrative Director Bartosz Sztybor and VP of Business Development Jan Rosner to venture into the land of business development and franchises! This episode is packed with inspiring thoughts on collaborations of all kinds. Hear about how we choose who we want to partner up with and how dream collaborations, like with Dawid Podsiadło, turn into a reality. This episode also draws from our work on Cyberpunk: Edgerunners to explore the role of business development in game dev — and why taking risks is so important. And last but not least, get to know all about what it feels like to win a prestigious Hugo Award!
#002: What Makes a Great Quest Great?
1:33:31In the second episode of the AnsweRED Podcast, our hosts Sebastian Kalemba and Paweł Burza are joined by Lead Quest Designer Błażej Augustynek and Narrative Director Philipp Weber to talk about great quests and how to make them! Tune into an insightful discussion about designing morally gray choices, the process of iterating a quest from pen-and-paper into the game engine, whether our devs think of male or female V as the “real” V, and much more!
#001: Creating Captivating Stories
1:02:17In the first episode, Story Directors Marcin Blacha & Tomasz Marchewka join hosts Sebastian and Paweł to talk about creating captivating stories in our games! Together, they will discuss the role of story in the game development process, collaborating between writers and other developers, and the importance of narrative. Have you ever wanted to learn more about the people behind Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher games, or about the culture inside CD PROJEKT RED itself? Then you’re in the right place. Welcome to the AnsweRED Podcast — hosted by Sebastian Kalemba, VP and Game Director of the upcoming game set in the world of The Witcher, and Paweł Burza, Senior Communication Manager. Together with guests, they will unveil the secrets of game development and dive deep into our day-to-day tasks — as well as things that inspire us as creators! Meet the minds behind the things that define us: storytelling ingenuity, technical innovation, and absolute quality. Expect unique and honest discussions about our projects, game development processes, culture, and the unique way we operate. In each episode, our top experts from different fields will share their insight into their roles and strategies, discussing the challenges they've overcome and the experience they gained along the way — all of which has contributed to the company's success over the years. In the future, we aim to extend invitations to game developers from all around the world, with the intention of establishing a platform that fosters inspiring discussions and diverse viewpoints, while also facilitating collaborations within the game developer space. Let’s get started!
#000: Welcome to the AnsweRED Podcast
1:20This is an official CD PROJEKT RED podcast dedicated to like-minded individuals interested in game development, providing a unique platform for them to gain knowledge from our team representatives’ insights, experiences, and cutting-edge expertise. In the future, we plan to extend invitations to game developers worldwide to establish a platform that fosters inspiring discussions and diverse viewpoints. Let’s begin!