Episode #138: Checking in with Harrison Pink


Return guest Harrison Pink stops by to catch up with Dirk and David and let us know what he’s been up to. Harrison recently moved to a new studio and is working as a world designer on the next Mafia game. He also had the opportunity to travel to China to talk at their GDC conference. He talks about designing for open world games, lessons he’s learned about what players want, and his international travels.

Contact Info

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Harrison Pink – @colonialpink, harrisonpink@gmail.com, blog.harrisonpink.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:37 – Harrison’s new digs

  • 0:02:56 – World designing

  • 0:08:10 – Team culture

  • 0:14:47 – The Mafia series

  • 0:27:42 – Lessons learned

  • 0:30:20 – Other activities

  • 0:36:51 – Talking at GDC China

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