Matt Chat 186: Tom Hall on his Worlds of Wander Kickstarter

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This week I'm joined by distinguished designer and id co-founder Tom Hall. In this first 20 mins or so of a 60+ minute interview, we chat about Tom's Kickstarter project Worlds of Wander. An ambitious platform game creator tool, WoW has unfortunately not done well, raising only $45,000 of a $400,000 goal. Tom's obviously disappointed and bit disheartened, but we still have a good chat about platform gaming in general and some of Tom's picks for exemplars that aspiring designers should study.

Download the mp4.

In other news, I see that 7 people have disliked this video, and I have some comments about how people are tired of my covering Kickstarter projects. What do you think? It's been a good opportunity for me, since it gives folks like Tom a natural incentive to want to appear (for free, I might add) on the show. It wouldn't be right for me to avoid talking about their project. At any rate, I don't want to upset the fans too much, so I'd like to hear your opinion on it.

It's probably a moot point anyway, since I'll be covering Neal, Billings, and the rest of Tom's interviews for the next few weeks.


Joined: 11/05/2012
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Doesn't bother me, but in my opinion any interview is interesting if interesting questions are asked.

Kickstarter is where a lot of game news is happening, and where a lot of industry names are doing stuff.

I thought the Wildman interview was one of the most interesting and real interviews I have seen in a long time.


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