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Why do we make games? Every designer has a different and very personal answer to that question. Soren Johnson, founder of Mohawk Games, sits down with noted designers to find out by examining their careers as a whole.

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    • 4.8, 70 Ratings

Why do we make games? Every designer has a different and very personal answer to that question. Soren Johnson, founder of Mohawk Games, sits down with noted designers to find out by examining their careers as a whole.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

__EricS ,

👍👍

I always find this podcast super interesting with how the business works, the theory behind games, the various ways people have come up in the business, etc. It’s also good to learn about games I might have missed back when they were knew and check out now.

Coffee Jones ,

Just about every episode is worth a second or third listen

I’d probably never work in game dev but I love hearing about the business and all the trade offs that have to be made to get a game out the door

lightswitch11 ,

Probably my favorite podcast

This is a great podcast. You don’t even really need to be very interested in game design to enjoy it. Soren might have missed his true calling as an interviewer. He gets really interesting people to discuss at-length and in-depth things they are deeply passionate about in a delightfully ad hoc and visceral manner. You will not find cutely named canned show segments here, but instead real designers deep diving on their childhoods, careers, and defining moments.

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