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PCG: Soren Johnson

And the remaining fragments of my interview with Ex-Civ4-er Soren Johnson interview emerge as PCG republishes it online. Here he talks about influences, the future of games, Why Guns, Germs and Steel would make a rubbish strategy game and why he was attracted to work on Spore. He says stuff like...

"It's a field where you're writing the rules right now. Some day 100 years from now, they're going to writing about the stuff we do now, because this is the crucial moment for games. Beyond that... well, 100 years ago, if I'd been born, I think I might be making board games. It's not just games for me - I come from a real board game, strategy game backdrop.

This is what I'm about. I feel that games are such a broad category. You can do so much with games. People put it up and compare it to... well, are games like music or movies or books? I see games not like a new medium, but a new way of communicating - a new language, so much broader than a specific artistic medium."

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