This week I'm joined by distinguished designer and id co-founder Tom Hall. In this first 20 mins or so of a 60+ minute interview, we chat about Tom's Kickstarter project Worlds of Wander. An ambitious platform game creator tool, WoW has unfortunately not done well, raising only $45,000 of a $400,000 goal. Tom's obviously disappointed and bit disheartened, but we still have a good chat about platform gaming in general and some of Tom's picks for exemplars that aspiring designers should study.
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In other news, I see that 7 people have disliked this video, and I have some comments about how people are tired of my covering Kickstarter projects. What do you think? It's been a good opportunity for me, since it gives folks like Tom a natural incentive to want to appear (for free, I might add) on the show. It wouldn't be right for me to avoid talking about their project. At any rate, I don't want to upset the fans too much, so I'd like to hear your opinion on it.
It's probably a moot point anyway, since I'll be covering Neal, Billings, and the rest of Tom's interviews for the next few weeks.
Doesn't bother me, but in my opinion any interview is interesting if interesting questions are asked.
Kickstarter is where a lot of game news is happening, and where a lot of industry names are doing stuff.
I thought the Wildman interview was one of the most interesting and real interviews I have seen in a long time.