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« on: December 22, 2007, 06:05:43 AM »

I haven't seen any one place collect these, so I thought I would try to do so. They're in alphabetical order by the interviewee. If there are any I've forgotten (I probably only have a fraction of them) let me know and I'll add them.

2d Boy (World of Goo)
- http://tigsource.com/articles/2007/11/26/tiger-sauce-interview-2d-boy

Max Abernethy
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/5/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Binary Zoo (Echoes)
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/10/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Ben & Aaron Bishop
- http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2003/03/27/egoboo_interview.html

Jon Blow (Braid)
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/12/jon-blow-interview.html
- http://www.northcountrynotes.org/jason-rohrer/arthouseGames/seedBlogs.php?action=display_post&post_id=jcr13_1171986643_0&show_author=1&show_date=1
- http://www.gamedev.net/reference/business/features/jblow/jblow.asp
- http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2007/08/08/a-higher-standard-game-designer-jonathan-blow-challenges-super-marios-gold-coins-unethical-mmo-design-and-everything-else-you-may-hold-dear-about-video-games/

Brade Borne
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/14/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Cactus
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/11/cactus-interview.html
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/17/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Kenta Cho
- http://tigsource.com/articles/2007/07/24/siliconera-interview-kenta-cho
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- http://littlemathletics.com/?p=18
- http://www.giantrobeast.com/strafingrun/kenta_cho.html
- http://tomus.bloguje.cz/176870_item.php

Mr. Chubigans
- http://gminsider.blogspot.com/2006/06/interview-with-mr-chubigans-by.html

Rebecca Clements
- http://www.reloaded.org/interview.php?IntID=1&Page=1&SortOrder=1

Clysm (Seiklus)
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/12/clysm-interview.html
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/22/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Guillaume Cottenceau
- http://www.reloaded.org/interview.php?IntID=18&Page=1&SortOrder=1

Adam Dawes
- http://www.reloaded.org/interview.php?IntID=4&Page=1&SortOrder=1

Chris Delay
- http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=76938&page=1
- http://www.siliconera.com/2006/10/27/chris-delay-talks-about-designing-defcon-everybody-dies/

Nic DeStefano
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/13/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Greg Costikyan
- http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2007/02/an_interview_with_greg_costikyan_the_maverick_of_manifesto_games.html

Mat Dickie
- http://www.mdickie.com/q&a.htm

Emily Enough
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/23/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Paul Eres (Immortal Defense)
- http://www.tigsource.com/articles/2007/06/20/tigs-loves-the-coc-immortals
- http://kingludic.blogspot.com/2007/06/interview-with-paul-eres.html
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/11/paul-eres-interview.html

Robert Fearon (aka OddBob)
- http://www.arsecast.com/index.php?page=015

Phil Fish (Fez)
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/11/interview-phil-fish.html

Frictional Games
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/12/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Dave Gilbert
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/12/dave-gilbert-interview.html

Graham Goring
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/11/graham-goring-interview.html

Matt Hammill
- http://tigsource.com/articles/2007/12/21/tigsource-interview-matt-hammill

Johan Hargne
- http://www.reloaded.org/interview.php?IntID=24&Page=1&SortOrder=1

Erik Hermansen
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/12/caravel-games-interview.html

Rod Humble (The Marriage)
- http://www.northcountrynotes.org/jason-rohrer/arthouseGames/seedBlogs.php?action=display_post&post_id=jcr13_1175084349_0&show_author=1&show_date=1

Insert Coin
- http://www.gamedev.net/columns/interviews/insertcoin.asp

Tomaz Kac
- http://www.reloaded.org/interview.php?IntID=9&Page=1&SortOrder=1

Kairos
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/11/kairos-interview.html

Thorsten Kohnhorst
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/3/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Konjak (Noitu Love series, Legend of Princess)
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/11/konjak-interview.html

Robert Kooima
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/2/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Jetro Lauha
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/7/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d
- http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/7041

Danny Ledonne and Ryan Lambourn (Super Columbine Massacre RPG)
- http://www.destructoid.com/virtual-school-shootings-interviewing-two-of-the-most-hated-game-creators-alive-31610.phtml

Arthur Lee
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/12/arthur-lee-interview.html
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/16/

Jonathan Mak (Everyday Shooter)
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/11/jonathan-mak-interview.html
- http://tigsource.com/articles/2007/07/13/weekend-videos
- http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/levelup/archive/2007/07/11/everyday-shooter-wunderkind-jonathan-mak-interview.aspx

Michal Marcinkowski
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/8/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Alex May (Dyson)
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/11/alex-may-interview.html

Messhof
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/12/messhof-interview.html

Metanet Software
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/11/metanet-interview.html
- http://www.tigsource.com/features/interview_metanet.html
- http://www.gamedev.net/columns/interviews/metanet.asp

Nifflas (Within a Deep Forest, Night Game, Knytt series)
- http://tigsource.com/articles/2007/06/22/gamekult-interview-nifflas
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/15/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Shawn Noel
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/6/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Hizoka T Ohkubo
- http://littlemathletics.com/2006/05/23/hizoka-t-ohkuba-interview/

Ominous Development
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/11/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d
- http://www.gamedev.net/columns/interviews/ominous.asp

Pixel (Cave Story)
- http://www.tigsource.com/features/interview_pixel.html

Pixeljam
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/20/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Poke53280
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/18/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Petri Purho (Crayon Physics)
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/11/crayon-physics-interview.html
- http://tigsource.com/articles/2007/09/27/interview-petri-purho

Seth Robinson
- http://www.reloaded.org/interview.php?IntID=5&Page=1&SortOrder=1

Kellee Santiago
- http://tigsource.com/articles/2007/07/08/thatgamecompanys-kellee-santiago

Senile Team
- http://www.destructoid.com/interview-with-senile-team-rage-and-beatings-ensue-27998.phtml

Emily Short
- http://emshort.wordpress.com/

Alexandre Szybiak
- http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interview/21/?pfp=340bc7a447f3db2a591b40418b0c759d

Tale-of-Tales (Endless Forest, The Path, The Graveyard)
- http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=8885529

John Thornton (Immortal Defense, Rhygar, Chocolate Sauce)
- http://kingludic.blogspot.com/2007/06/q-with-immortal-defense-writer.html

Nick Tipping
- http://www.arsecast.com/index.php?page=006
- http://tigsource.com/articles/2006/12/13/the-robots-seek-to-destroy-us

Vince D. Weller
- http://rpgvault.ign.com/articles/714/714762p1.html
- http://rpgvault.ign.com/articles/716/716455p1.html

Joseph White
- http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2006/09/gamesetinterview_lexaloffles_j.php

Yahtzee (Trilby games)
- http://www.reloaded.org/interview.php?IntID=3&Page=1&SortOrder=1

Derek Yu & Alec Holowka & Chris Hanson (I'm OK)
- http://www.4colorrebellion.com/archives/2006/02/16/4cr-interview-thompsonsoft/

Derek Yu & Alec Holowka (Aquaria)
- http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=11362

Derek Yu (Aquaria, Eternal Daughter)
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/12/1up-interviews-derek-yu.html
- http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/11/derek-yu-interview.html
- http://www.tigsource.com/features/interview_blackeye.html
- http://www.4colorrebellion.com/archives/2005/09/30/4cr-interview-derek-yu/
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007, 07:50:24 AM »

It's Hikoza T. Ohkubo, unless the readme of Warning Forever lies.

Age of Decadence interview with Vince D. Weller, parts one and two:
http://rpgvault.ign.com/articles/714/714762p1.html
http://rpgvault.ign.com/articles/716/716455p1.html
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2007, 02:36:10 PM »

I did start put a whole bunch of links to other interview on my own interview page.. but I haven't updated in in an awfully long time. A lot are the ones you have in the first post.. some aren't. Only covers freeware developers ofcourse

http://www.planetfreeplay.com/interviews/
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2007, 03:34:01 PM »

It might help if you put the developer's best known work next to their name.
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2007, 04:10:06 PM »

Very nice list, found quite a few things I'd be interested in reading Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2007, 04:45:09 PM »

@pkt-zer0: added and fixed, thanks!

@moshboy: yep, that page is where I found a lot of these.

@godspeed: it's hard to decide what someone's best-known work is in a lot of cases, and I kind of like the idea of learning everyone's name too. And clicking on their interview usually gives you a good idea within the first few sentences anyway. But if someone wants to go through all of them and decide which work is which author's best known game I'll add them I'll edit that in.

@cactus: happy to be useful!
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2007, 10:43:14 PM »

http://www.gametunnel.com/cat_nav.php?cat_c=16

I need to integrate those in, there's tons there I missed.
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2007, 02:40:05 AM »

Hmmm... Dev.Mag (http://www.devmag.org.za) has done several notable indie interviews. I can't remember each specific issue, but Introversion, Nifflas and Bit-Blot have been interviewed.
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2007, 05:12:29 AM »

Great list, there's one more interview with Phil Fish and Renaud Bedard about Fez on Gamasutra: http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=16698  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2007, 05:23:50 AM »

Here's some more:

http://www.freehare.com/forum/index.php/board,15.0.html

And another with Nic DeStefano of Cube Sector fame:

http://www.total-klik.net/feature.asp?id=4

Former Fallen Angel Hamish Mcleod:

http://www.total-klik.net/feature.asp?id=2

Nifflas again:

http://almostmonumental.com/2007/11/06/an-almost-monumental-interview-with-nifflas-the-creator-of-knytt/

Michal Marcinkowski again:

http://news.soldatcentral.net/e107/news.php?extend.28

Shitload of Game Maker developer 'profiles' on clsyms' site that are essentially small interviews (includes some fairly notable developers too):

http://autofish.net/creation/video_games/game_maker/gmprofiles.html

Another couple with Konjak:

http://www.thegamechair.com/2007/05/29/interview-with-chalk-creator-joakim-sandberg/
http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=16054

Cactus again (very short):

http://www.gamestm.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=107895&sid=6eeb8b410ef6754f25ce1e9baf72c208

The guys who created Peasant's Quest:

http://www.adventuregamers.com/article/id,416

Skinflake (Jetro of Truck Dismount fame + other person):

http://www.gamedev.net/columns/interviews/skinflake.asp

And another (Jetro only):

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=12289

In fact using the seatch term 'Road to the IGF' on Gamasutra will also bring up a shitload of interviews.

Q&As with a bunch of remakers:

http://www.auld-games.co.uk/auldbl0g/?cat=7

Chris Roper (Pug Fugly Games):

http://switchgaming.blogspot.com/2006/12/interview-with-chris-roper.html

Unmm there are probably others I've forgotten about.. maybe later..

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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2007, 06:50:35 AM »

Derek Yu in 1 Up show about Aquaria: http://gamevideos.com/video/id/16812

This is a nice list. Perhaps everyone should post interviews with themselves that they liked.
Here's some more with us ( Tale of Tales ):
http://we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/008674.php
http://gamer.nl/doc/43492/Interview-met-ontwikkelaar-Tale-of-Tales (in Dutch)
http://gamespot.com/pc/adventure/thepath/news.html?sid=6183619&mode=news
In two parts: http://furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=283 & http://furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=287
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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2007, 04:49:08 PM »

Thanks for all the replies -- I'll get to adding these in soon!
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2007, 04:29:51 PM »

More Pixeljam

http://www.gamedev.net/columns/interviews/pixeljam.asp
http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=10968
http://www.shacknews.com/featuredarticle.x?id=667

Nifflas again

http://www.klik-union.com/feature.php

Here's another short one with Cactus on some guys' Myspace blog (scroll right down to the bottom)

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=38584623
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2007, 07:37:28 PM »

Not to promote myself too much (oh, who am I kidding), but here's an interview with a certain Chris Pelling:

http://www.generationgamerz.com/v2/insight/interview-with-chris-pelling-of-inventive-dingo-games-pa.php
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« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2007, 05:26:05 AM »

General Games interviews Farbs, A.K.A me:
http://generalgames.ca/?p=113
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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2007, 07:46:58 PM »

This is shameless.  Especially for my first post here.  I need to spend less time being interviewed and more time making games.  Or taking baths.  Anything really.

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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2007, 02:28:26 AM »

Glad to meet you here, Andy. I love your work! Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2007, 09:43:14 AM »

Glad to meet you here, Andy. I love your work! Smiley
Thanks!  Congrats on the IGF nom, btw, very well deserved!
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2008, 05:10:11 AM »

Andy is a true gentleman. Kiss
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2008, 05:32:53 AM »

More here: http://indiegamepod.com/
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