Combo Maker Interview Madness!
Jason Begy (aka Slartibartfast on SRK) recently conducted two interviews with combo video authors as part of a GAMBIT media studies research project focusing on unconventional ways of interacting with games.
The first one is an interview with jchensor in which they talk about how he got started making videos, what his primary considerations are, who he makes videos for, and his influences. Retrospective stories are always fun to read, and he also makes some insightful comments about 538/kysg‘s outstanding 3rd Strike video series. (Ignore the stuff he says about me though – unnecessary and way too flattering.)
The second one is actually an interview with me, comprised of basically the same questions. Different answers though. Except for the parts where we both talk about how long we’ve been official members of the TZW fanclub and how we’re excited about preordering special edition gold-plated 20th anniversary membership cards coming out in 2011.
It was a lot of fun (and a little bit surreal) participating in this study. I’m definitely looking forward to future installments with other combo authors! It’s always cool to see how other active participants view this hobby of ours.
The Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the government of Singapore created to explore new directions for the development of games as a medium. GAMBIT sets itself apart by emphasizing the creation of video game prototypes to demonstrate their research as a complement to traditional academic publishing.