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Humans of Gaming 161 | GenCon 2019 Interviews Part 1


About This Episode

Drew and April-Lyn were at GenCon 2019 this week to play games and interview the developers of said games. This week is part 1 of our interviews featuring some returning guests from GenCon 2018 as well as new developers. Michael Fox gives us an update on the success of Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr as well as the new game Oceana Megacities from Hub Games. Tiffany Caires also shares her passion with Habba Games of bettering the lives of those who play by teaching social and emotional skills to players. Zain Memon had an ambitious goal of making a game that allowed players to talk about politics while avoiding the toxicity and anger tied to those discussion in todays culture.

Interview Times:

2:22 | Eric Slausen – Bicycle Games – Tatoo Stories

10:15 | Michael Fox – Hub Games – Oceana Megacities

25:01 | Rob Daviau – Game Designer – Heist, Pandemic Legacy

34:16 | Tiffany Caires – Habba Games

44:00 | Nick Little – Indie Game Studios – Aeons End and Potemkin Empire

51:07 | Peter McPhersonTiny Towns – Designer

55:17 | Jeff Beck – Uproarious Games  – Getaway Driver, Word Domination, and Intrepid 

1:01:52 | Tim Fowers – Fowers Games – Burgle Bros 2 and Sabotage

1:15:00 | Zain Memon – designer – SHASN





Episode Hosts

Drew Dixon
Drew is the Chief Content Nerd for Love Thy Nerd and the co-host of Humans of Gaming. He is also the editor of Explore the Bible: Students and co-hosts the weekly CaPC Digest podcast for Christ and Pop Culture. Drew has written for Paste Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, and Think Christian. He lives in the Nashville, TN area with his wife and their three children.
April-Lyn Caouette
April-Lyn is Chief Resource Nerd and a co-founder at Love Thy Nerd. Her passion is to help both nerds and church leaders alike learn to love their nerdy neighbors the way Jesus does—unconditionally, personally, and without reservation. She writes, edits, and solicits articles and training materials for Love Thy Nerd, and has also written for the UYWI blog, GROW Curriculum, and Explore the Bible for Students. She lives in Southern California where, in addition to her work with Love Thy Nerd, she is a freelance editor, tabletop gamer, avid reader, and gashapon collector.

Episode Producer

Jonathan Clauson
Chief Audio Nerd
Starting with Clear Channel Radio in the '90s, Jonathan has worked in audio and marketing for 20 years. Credits include stints at EA Tiburon, Christianity Today, Christ and Pop Culture, and freelancing as voice talent for audiobooks and podcast production services.

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