Interviews

What’s New in Vermintide 2?

A few days ago we caught up with the Fatshark team and chatted with them about Vermintide 2, the latest iteration in this Warhammer world. With expectations running high who would have the mettle to run us through the Skaven hordes? Who is carrying me through this run and what else do you do in Vermintide? My name is Mats Anderson.  I am a game designer heading up the action team. So I focus on we...[Read More]

An interview With Titan Comics’ Writer Ales Kot

Titan Publishing has been a publisher of comics, graphic novels, fiction, and licensed based publishing for over thirty years. Since 1981, they have delivered content for many big licensed film and television properties, including The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Transformers, and Star Trek. They have also become the de facto leader in the industry for comics related to video game properties including...[Read More]

Ballistix’ Patrick F Soulliere on the Emergence of Esports as a Western Phenom

During Blizzcon 2017, I had a chance to chat with one of the nicest guys in esports – Patrick Soulliere, the Global Esports and Gaming Marketing Manager for Micron (and Ballistix ergo). We followed up after the show, and as this new season of major esports begins (OWL anyone?) to check in with Ballistix, and Patrick’s opinion on the state of esports as a whole. Q: Hey Patrick. So it...[Read More]

An interview With Titan Comics’ Writer George Mann

Titan Publishing has been a publisher of comics, graphic novels, fiction, and licensed based publishing for over thirty years. Since 1981, they have delivered content for many big licensed film and television properties, including The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Transformers, and Star Trek. They have also become the de facto leader in the industry for comics related to video game properties including...[Read More]

Total War Warhammer 2 Mortal Empires Interview

Total War Warhammer 2 was released recently for PC. It came with a new map, new objectives and access to two new races; the Skaven and the Lizardmen. Following that Creative Assembly recently released the free DLC to those who own both Total War: Warhammer I & II. The Mortal Empires campaign seeks to have all of the races from both games fighting it out over a massive land mass. At Twitchcon I...[Read More]

8-Bit Anthology – Why Zojoi’s Dave Marsh and Abstraction Games Want to Revive the Past

It’s always interesting to me when a classic game gets remade, or when a style of game finds life from a new studio. Take, for example, the point and click adventure of the 80s and early 90s. Titles like Shadowgate, Leisure Suit Larry, and King’s Quest sold by the truckload, and then one day – they were gone. Action-based games took their place, until one day a studio like Tellta...[Read More]

Wargaming and Creative Assembly Want Total War to Go Full On Competitive

While at the Wargaming office in San Francisco, I met with Creative Assembly’s Developer Communications Joshua Williams to get some insight behind Total War’s first free-to-play PvP title: Total War Arena. Total War Arena is being developed by Creative Assembly and being published by Wargaming as part of the Wargaming Alliance, which helps publish free-to-play games. The game is currently in close...[Read More]

Suda51, Videogame Auteur, On What Excites Him in Gaming Today

Goichi Suda, the man known as Suda51, has made a lot of iconic games in his time in this crazy industry. His studio, Grasshopper Manufacture, is responsible for cult classics like The Silver Case, No More Heroes, Let It Die, and Killer7. He’s an auteur of videogames, and just recently it was announced that Grasshopper Manufacture will be making the Switch exclusive Travis Strikes Again: No More He...[Read More]

ECHO Wants to Change the Way We Think About Ourselves

ECHO is a forthcoming action game set in a futuristic reality where the main character, En, is being hunted by different sentient versions of herself. We caught up with developer Ultra Ultra’s Martin Emborg (CEO and Lead Designer) to talk about the game’s unique approach to action and enemy AI. Read on to find out what makes ECHO worth watching. GS: What or who is the inspiration behind En and doe...[Read More]

Children of Zodiarcs – How a Small Team Made a Tactical RPG Revival

Children of Zodiarcs is the new tactical turn-based RPG from Square Enix and indie studio Cardboard Utopia. A sublime mix of storytelling and table top RPGs, Children of Zodiarcs has quickly found a home in the hearts of many RPG fans. We met up with Jason Kim, the Creative Director at Cardboard Utopia, to talk about the game. Read on for insight on how this indie studio is one of the leading reas...[Read More]

From Words with Friends to Lucky’s Tale to Creativerse – An Interview with Playful Corp.

You may not be familiar with Playful Corp., but you’ll be familiar with their games. Many of their staff helped make Words with Friends the worldwide sensation it became. But when the team left to form Playful Corp., David Calkins (Chief Communications Officer) and the devs decided to take things in a different direction. First, there was the Rift launch title, Lucky’s Tale, and then t...[Read More]

Exclusive Interview – Red Hook & Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court

We got the chance for an exclusive interview with Tyler Sigman and Chris Bourassa over at Red Hook Games this week about their latest DLC, The Crimson Court for the hit Steam game Darkest Dungeon. This DLC introduces some new elements to the game with a new area dungeon, character class, and bosses. Taking a turn into the vampiric, the guys explained their motivations and philosophy behind the upd...[Read More]

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