Blue Manchu

Phil Cordaro and Adam Ames talk with Jonathan Chey about developing System Shock 2, Bioshock, Thief and his new venture, Card Hunter.  Jonathan discusses the struggles and successes in creating some of the greatest PC games released.  Adam asks about Card Hunter and how the free-to-play model works.  Phil chimes in with questions about the motivation for Jonathan to go indie and much more.

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  • Adam Ames

    Jonathan was an awesome guest and we hope to have in on for future episodes. Looking forward to playing SS2 when it becomes available.

    • Philski

      You mean IF it ever becomes available again! BWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA hey wait a minute, that’s not funny, it’s really sad. :(

      • Steven S

        I propose a Kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to buy the rights to these “lost” games. You just need enough money to get the first 3-4 titles now and all proceeds from sales go to buying up more games.

        • Adam Ames

          That is not a half-bad idea, but I am sure those in the suits will not budge.

  • Anonymous

    I’m actually kind of disappointed to hear him say that Bioshock was “what they would have made originally if they had the budget”. Bioshock has always been nothing more than a severely watered down System Shock 2. As a fan of System Shock 2, I found Bioshock offensive in how dumbed down for the mainstream it was.

    • Adam Ames

      This was a question I had in my head and just ended up forgetting about as the conversation progressed. We do not have set scripted questions because we feel conducting an interview in a scripted form is less organic. I suppose I could have at least written the question down. I was very upset after we were done. Very similar to a job interview where you remember something after the fact.

  • Russell S

    I’m 5 minutes in to the cast, but before I listen to the rest I do have to say that System Shock 2 is the BEST game I’ve ever played (and played numerous times). I also bought it twice after I loaned it to someone and never saw it again (I know, I’m bad). I will also buy it again when it comes out on GOG… Soon™

    OK, on to the rest of the cast, brb

    • Adam Ames

      I am with you. SS2 is easily in my Top 5. The fact that an entire generation of PC gamers is not able to play is a shame.