Designer Notes

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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Designer Notes 11: Chris Avellone


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 09 September 2015  1h38m
 
 

Designer Notes 10: Nina Freeman


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 05 August 2015  1h12m
 
 

Designer Notes 9: Bruce Shelley


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 26 June 2015  2h3m
 
 

Designer Notes 8: Daniel Benmergui


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 08 June 2015  1h45m
 
 

Designer Notes 7: Brad Muir


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 04 May 2015  2h55m
 
 

Designer Notes 6: Chelsea Howe


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 20 April 2015  1h39m
 
 

Designer Notes 5: Daniel Cook


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 09 March 2015  2h14m
 
 

Designer Notes 4: Henrik Fahraeus


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