The Asia Tech Podcast really enjoyed its conversation with Swapna and Nirmal David, the co-founders of Hobo Interactive. In an era where digital interactivity redefines our narrative experiences, Hobo Interactive focuses on bringing high quality visuals and appealing storytelling to games and other interactive experiences. Their journey, woven with the threads of world-building, storytelling, and a risk-taking entrepreneurial spirit, offers a captivating insight into the transformative power of gaming as a storytelling medium.
Some of the topics that Swapna and Nirmal spoke about in detail include:
The Power of Storytelling in Gaming
Gaming's Expansion Beyond Traditional Audiences
The Evolution of Gaming as a Community Experience
Building and Integrating Rich Worlds and IP Development in Gaming
Fearlessness and Creativity in Entrepreneurship
Some other titles we considered for this episode:
It’s Less about the Game and More About the Community
The Medium of Games Can Have Way More Powerful Storytelling Tools Than Films
I Had Civilizations to Build and Empires to Destroy and Create
We’ve Always Been Storytellers
We’re All Gamers, Naturally
Two cool quotes I just had to share:
Nirmal David: "For me, world building is the first thing when it comes to any storytelling... I think games are the most powerful medium for that."
Swapna David: "We've always been storytellers...everything's a story for us. Funny story, engaging stories. That's been where we've always been. So I think was organic for us to get into this industry."