Video Games

Designer Notes

Idle Thumbs

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.

Episodes

Designer Notes 31: Margaret Robertson
01:32:16
2017-09-22 19:45:13 UTC 01:32:16
Designer Notes 31: Margaret Robertson

Designer Notes 30: Steve Gaynor - Part 2
01:52:14
2017-09-22 19:45:13 UTC 01:52:14
Designer Notes 30: Steve Gaynor - Part 2

Designer Notes 29: Steve Gaynor - Part 1
02:03:51
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Designer Notes 29: Steve Gaynor - Part 1

Designer Notes 28: George Fan
02:52:29
2017-09-22 19:45:13 UTC 02:52:29
Designer Notes 28: George Fan

Designer Notes 27: Lucas Pope
01:04:06
2017-09-22 19:45:13 UTC 01:04:06
Designer Notes 27: Lucas Pope

Designer Notes 26: Sid Meier - Part 4
01:43:07
2017-09-22 19:45:13 UTC 01:43:07
Designer Notes 26: Sid Meier - Part 4

Designer Notes 25: Sid Meier - Part 3
01:50:39
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:50:39
Designer Notes 25: Sid Meier - Part 3

Designer Notes 24: Sid Meier - Part 2
01:46:48
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:46:48
Designer Notes 24: Sid Meier - Part 2

Designer Notes 23: Sid Meier - Part 1
01:24:50
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:24:50
Designer Notes 23: Sid Meier - Part 1

Designer Notes 22: Amy Hennig - Part 2
01:38:37
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:38:37
Designer Notes 22: Amy Hennig - Part 2

Designer Notes 21: Amy Hennig - Part 1
01:43:56
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:43:56
Designer Notes 21: Amy Hennig - Part 1

Designer Notes 20: Liz Ryerson
01:21:55
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:21:55
Designer Notes 20: Liz Ryerson

Designer Notes 19: Louis Castle
02:36:35
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 02:36:35
Designer Notes 19: Louis Castle

Designer Notes 18: Offworld Trading Company
01:27:16
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:27:16
Designer Notes 18: Offworld Trading Company

Designer Notes 17: Ananda Gupta
02:15:52
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 02:15:52
Designer Notes 17: Ananda Gupta

Designer Notes 16: Tyriq Plummer
01:14:45
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:14:45
Designer Notes 16: Tyriq Plummer

Designer Notes 15: Nels Anderson
01:31:20
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:31:20
Designer Notes 15: Nels Anderson

Designer Notes 14: Mark Herman
02:12:17
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 02:12:17
Designer Notes 14: Mark Herman

Designer Notes 13: Jamie Cheng
02:20:38
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 02:20:38
Designer Notes 13: Jamie Cheng

Designer Notes 12: Davey Wreden
02:00:08
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 02:00:08
Designer Notes 12: Davey Wreden

Designer Notes 11: Chris Avellone
01:38:59
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:38:59
Designer Notes 11: Chris Avellone

Designer Notes 10: Nina Freeman
01:12:56
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:12:56
Designer Notes 10: Nina Freeman

Designer Notes 9: Bruce Shelley
02:03:53
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 02:03:53
Designer Notes 9: Bruce Shelley

Designer Notes 8: Daniel Benmergui
01:45:28
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:45:28
Designer Notes 8: Daniel Benmergui

Designer Notes 7: Brad Muir
02:55:45
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 02:55:45
Designer Notes 7: Brad Muir

Designer Notes 6: Chelsea Howe
01:39:01
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:39:01
Designer Notes 6: Chelsea Howe

Designer Notes 5: Daniel Cook
02:14:34
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 02:14:34
Designer Notes 5: Daniel Cook

Designer Notes 4: Henrik Fahraeus
01:36:21
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:36:21
Designer Notes 4: Henrik Fahraeus

Designer Notes 3: Frank Lantz
01:41:29
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 01:41:29
Designer Notes 3: Frank Lantz

Designer Notes 2: Rob Pardo - Part 2
02:06:55
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 02:06:55
Designer Notes 2: Rob Pardo - Part 2

Designer Notes 1: Rob Pardo - Part 1
02:04:07
2017-09-22 19:45:14 UTC 02:04:07
Designer Notes 1: Rob Pardo - Part 1