Episode #53: Mohawks & Martians. With Soren Johnson

Contact Information

Jon Shafer - @JonShaferDesign,www.JonShaferOnDesign.com, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.com

Dirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com

Soren Johnson – @SorenJohnson, www.Designer-Notes.com, www.MohawkGames.com

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:01:00 – The story behind Mohawk

  • 0:08:12 – ‘Core’ strategy games

  • 0:14:50 – Kickstarter & Steam Early Access

  • 0:35:44 – Mohawk’s first game: ‘Mars’

  • 0:48:40 – The ups and downs of economic competition

  • 0:54:22 – Real-time VS turn-based

  • 1:02:48 – M.U.L.E.

  • 1:14:50 – The tech behind strategy games

  • 1:22:20 – Past lessons applied

  • 1:27:05 – The first game to make Soren cry

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  1. [...] Episode #53 is live! Jon and Dirk are paid a visit by regular guest Soren Johnson, who stops by to talk about his brand-new studio ‘Mohawk Games’ and their first project, ‘Mars’, an economic RTS built out of the legacy of Dani Bunten’s venerable M.U.L.E. They discuss the challenges of and goals behind Soren setting up his own shop, and what he hopes the unique game will achieve. Soren also reveals the first game to ever make him cry. And trust us, it’s fitting. [...]

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