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Candid conversations with game creators that dive deep into the art, craft, and process of making games.

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Jun 20, 2020

Soren Johnson (Offworld Trading Company) joins us to discuss his new historical strategy game Old World, as we dive into playing by feel in a numbers-driven game, the problematic themes inherent to the 4X genre, and personalizing games through narrative scale.

Some things we discussed:

Soren Johnson

Mohawk Games

Civilization IV

Spore

Offworld Trading Company

Old World

4X genre

Designer Notes podcast

Heroes of Might and Magic

Guns versus butter

Guns, Germs, and Steel

Battle Line

Lost Cities