I am Soren Johnson, designer/programmer of Offworld Trading Company and Civilization 4. AMA!
I have been designing video games for 16 years. I got my start at Firaxis Games in 2000, working as a designer/programmer on Civilization 3. I was the lead designer of Civilization 4 and also wrote most of the game and AI code. I founded Mohawk Games in 2013 as a studio dedicated to making high-quality and innovative strategy games. Our first game, Offworld Trading Company, is an economic RTS set on Mars and released on April 28th. You can buy it here: [http://offworldgame.com/store]
- My Twitter is [https://twitter.com/SorenJohnson]
- My Twitch is [http://www.twitch.tv/SorenJohnson] and [http://www.twitch.tv/SorenJohnson]
- My game design blog is at [http://www.designer-notes.com/]
- My designer interview podcast is at [https://www.idlethumbs.net/designernotes]
- The Mohawk company blog is at [http://www.mohawkgames.com/blog/]
Username being used for AMA: SorenJohnsonMohawk
Offworld Trading Company giveaway thread: [https://www.reddit.com/r/Offworld/comments/4h78l7/soren_johnson_ama_giveaway/]
Christopher Tin will be having an AMA tomorrow at 11am ET/2pm PT!