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Interview with Johan Andersson

May 3rd, 2008 by Troy Goodfellow · No Comments · Crispy Gamer, Interview, Paradox

My interview with Paradox boss Johan Andersson is now up at CG.

I tend to like interviews where you give the subject enough room to just ramble, and Johan was happy to do that on this occasion. He took time to call Hearts of Iron a “buggy piece of shit” and to deem the development of Crusader Kings “cursed”.

Though the interview was conducted just before the release of EU:Rome, I knew that it would take a while for the interview to hit anywhere I might get paid for it, so I thought it best to talk a little bit about Rome, but mostly about how Andersson sees development and the Paradox model.

I wish that EU:R had turned out better than it did, since that would give this interview a little more importance, I think. The finished product is probably the weakest Paradox game since Victoria, mostly because Diplomacy doesn’t count.

(By the way, there are a lot of great interviews at Crispy Gamer. I tend to focus on the strategy related ones, but Paul Semel seemed to have a new one published every day last month.)


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