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Humans of Gaming 124 | Mike Sellers of “Sims 2” on Community and Real Life Faith

Mike Sellers has a “career swamp” that flows through nearly every game genre. Starting off with a desire to be a neurosurgeon, Mike’s career path would instead lead him to be a software engineer and interface designer. In the 90’s he founded, along with his brother, Archetype Interactive which would develop the first 3D MMO Meridian 59. He would go on to work with Will Wright on The Sims 2, do extensive work with DARPA on AI, and finally settle down to be head of the University of Indiana’s Game Design program.

Mike also is our first guest who is part of the Latter Day Saints. Drew and Chris ask about the tenants of the LDS church for those who may not be familiar and find common ground about how the Gospel is not about “Here is where you are wrong and we can now be friends if you accept that,” but about the living Gospel as the best witness.

Listen in for dialogue on questions like these, then continue the conversation on Twitter @lovethynerd or in the LTN Community community on Facebook.

Humans of Gaming 124 Resources & Links

Mike Sellers: Twitter

Online Alchemy

Meridian 59 Official Site





Episode Hosts

Chris Gwaltney
Co-founder | Chief Executive Nerd
Chris is the Chief Executive Nerd of LTN and co-host of Humans of Gaming. He loves his wife and games. He lives in Ventura, California with his wife and his games.
Drew Dixon
Co-founder | Chief Content Nerd
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.

Episode Producer

Jonathan Clauson
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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