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Episode #146: Soren Johnson and Offworld Trading Company

Episode #146: Soren Johnson and Offworld Trading Company

Description
Soren Johnson is back to talk to Dirk and David about his new game, Offworld Trading Company. Offworld is the product of Soren’s own game development studio, Mohawk Games. He dives deep into the development process and the early access model and shares how the game has evolved over time.

Contact Info
Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, Dirk@Knemeyer.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Soren Johnson – @sorenjohnson, designer-notes.com, offworldgame.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:02:20 – The development process
  • 0:16:48 – Tutorials and concepts
  • 0:21:01 – The campaign
  • 0:33:04 – The daily challenge
  • 0:37:15 – Black markets and goon squads
  • 0:45:25 – Refining the campaign
  • 0:47:05 – Early access and launch
  • 0:55:47 – “Lessons learned”
Episode #104: Trading Mission to Mars with Julian Murdoch and Dr. Bruce Geryk

Episode #104: Trading Mission to Mars with Julian Murdoch and Dr. Bruce Geryk

Contact Information

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com

Soren Johnson – @sorenjohnson, designer-notes.com, offworldgame.com

Bruce Geryk – @spacerumsfeld, www.wargamespace.com

Julian Murdoch – @GWJRabbit

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:33 – The latest changes in OTC

  • 0:03:44 – Impressions from Bruce and Julian

  • 0:11:31 – Competition and fun

  • 0:21:44 – The wargamer’s perspective

  • 0:27:13 – New influences

  • 0:31:34 – Belter

  • 0:40:38 – Speed and the endgame

  • 0:47:44 – Early access

  • 0:50:39 – Innovative games

  • 1:06:19 – Dates

Episode #94: Offworld Trading Company with Soren Johnson and Jon Shafer

Episode #94: Offworld Trading Company with Soren Johnson and Jon Shafer

Description

Jon and Dirk talk to game designer and TGDRT regular Soren Johnson about his upcoming game, Offworld Trading Company. His real time strategy economic game is currently in beta. Soren talks about the state of the game and the challenges he has in front of him.

 

Contact Information

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

Soren Johnson – @sorenjohnson, designer-notes.com, offworldgame.com

Jon Shafer – atthegatesgame.com, contact@conifergames.com, @jonshaferdesign

Episode Outline

  • 0:02:56 – “The Sid Way”

  • 0:08:59 – The inspiration for OTC

  • 0:20:41 – Gameplay

  • 0:35:35 – Sound design

  • 0:39:15 – The exploration phase

  • 0:47:04 – Current challenges

Episode #93: Dynamic Campaigns with Ananda Gupta

Episode #93: Dynamic Campaigns with Ananda Gupta

Description

Ananda Gupta joins Dirk and Soren to talk about Dynamic campaigns. Series like Total War and XCOM merge tactical battles with larger strategic campaigns – what do these games do well, and what challenges seem to be omnipresent?

 

Contact Information

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

Soren Johnson – @sorenjohnson, designer-notes.com, offworldgame.com

Ananda Gupta – @agauntpanda

 

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:28 – Ananda’s background

  • 0:04:38 – Dynamic Campaigns

  • 0:08:05 – Crusader Kings II

  • 0:10:35 – Pacing

  • 0:15:40 – XCOM

  • 0:31:54 – Wargame

  • 0:35:57 – Rise of Nations

  • 0:46:49 – Offworld Trading Company

  • 0:52:11 – Rise of Legends

  • 1:06:34 – Imperial Struggle