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On Top of the World

Dec 28, 2018

Matt and Dave are joined by special guests Henrik Lohmander and Peter Nicholson, computer game designers and historians with Paradox Interactive. We discuss their fascinating jobs working on the historical strategy games, how to break into historical game development, and the challenge of balancing history and player fun. 


All - Imperator: Rome

Henrik - A Social History of the Deccan, 1300–1761: Eight Indian Lives, Richard M. Eaton

Dave - Empires of Ancient Eurasia: The First Silk Roads Era, 100 BCE – 250 CE, Craig Benjamin

Matt - Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century, Geoffrey Parker



Angkor, Eric Jones

Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Tears for Fears 

Caesar, Ty Seagull 

Personal Jesus, Depeche Mode