GamerGate Interviews

GamerGate Interviews

"Royale" is a celebrity game developer with over 15 years of experience working within AAA, console, mobile, and casual gaming. The Escapist was privately provided with evidence that confirms Royale's biography. We interviewed Royale over email.

GamerGate Interviews

Tadhg Kelly is a game design consultant and creator of leading design blog What Games Are. He has previously written extensively about GamerGate for Gamasutra, TechCrunch and on his own tiedtiger.com site. We interviewed Mr. Kelly over email.

GamerGate Interviews

Kyle McConaughey is an indie game developer working on Project Assembly, A game inspired by retro classics like Zelda and Megaman, but in a very unique setting. Follow him on twitter @AssemblyProj3ct. Mr. McConaughey sent The Escapist an essay.

GamerGate Interviews

Crowned Daemon Studios is composed of four friends with a passion for story-telling, video games, and smooth jazz. With origins based in machinima, they are now working on their first game, Freak. We interviewed Crowned Daemon Studios over email.

GamerGate Interviews

Daniel Vávra is a Czech video game writer, director, designer and co-founder of Warhorse Studios. He is best known for being the author of Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven. As of 2011, he works on role-playing game Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Follow him on Twitter @DanielVavra. We interviewed Mr. Vávra over email.

GamerGate Interviews

Scion runs an iOS development company. He has developed various mobile titles, including well-known titles, and his published work on mobile web apps has been read by more than 500,000 readers. We interviewed Scion over email.

GamerGate Interviews

James Covenant is a video editor and game developer. He is most famous for his viral YouTube videos "Star Wars Call Me Maybe" and "Captain Picard sings Let it Snow!" James is currently developing a puzzle game called Black-White. Black-White features a unique color-inverting mechanic. Check out the Facebook page for Black-White to learn more. We interviewed Mr. Covenant over email.

GamerGate Interviews

Brad Wardell is founder, president, and CEO of Stardock, a software entertainment and computer games company. His specialty is the design and programming of AI and game mechanics for turn-based strategy games. (Source: Wikipedia). Follow him on Twitter @draginol. We interviewed Mr. Wardell over a series of emails.

GamerGate Interviews

Dave Rickey has worked in the game industry for 15 years, with stints at Verant Interactive, Mythic Entertainment, Mutable Realms, and Sony Online Entertainment. We interviewed Mr. Rickey over email.

GamerGate Interviews

Oakheart is a developer with 19 years of experience working at AAA game studios. The Escapist was privately provided with evidence that confirms Oakheart's biography. We interviewed Oakheart over email.

GamerGate Interviews

Roo is a developer from Pizza Games. Follow him on Twitter @roo_core. We interviewed Roo over email.

GamerGate Interviews

Greg Costikyan is an American game designer and science fiction writer. Costikyan's career spans nearly all extant genres of gaming, including hex-based wargames, role-playing games, boardgames, card games, computer games, online games and mobile games. Several of his games have won Origins Awards. His company Manifesto Games, founded in 2005, helped spark the indie game scene. We interviewed Mr. Costikyan over email.

GamerGate Interviews

Glaive has worked in the game industry for 12 years, with a career that spans publishers, AAA development studios, and game consulting houses. The Escapist was privately provided with evidence that confirms Glaive's biography. We interviewed Glaive through a series of emails. At his request, his emails have been partly redacted to protect his identity.

GamerGate Interviews

Damion Schubert is a 20-year industry veteran focusing on AAA games, particularly MMOs, with a blog he really should update more often. The Escapist was privately provided with evidence that confirms Damion Schubert's biography. We interviewed Damion Schubert over email.

GamerGate Interviews

"Xbro" is a Microsoft Xbox developer that announced his support for the #GamerGate movement over 4chan's /v/ board. He has been part of Xbox for 2 years, and previously worked at another console manufacturer and games company before that. The Escapist was privately provided with evidence that confirms XBro is in fact an Xbox developer. We interviewed Xbro over Skype and followed up over email.