May 9, 2017

Designing Games that Stand the Test of Time, with Lorne Lanning Part 1 of 2

Designing Games that Stand the Test of Time, with Lorne Lanning Part 1 of 2

Lorne Lanning is an American game designer, director, writer and voice actor. He is the co-founder of Oddworld Inhabitants and is best known for creating the Oddworld series including Abe's Oddysee, Abe's Exoddus, Munch's Oddysee, Stranger's Wrath and Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty!. He is currently working on Oddworld: Soulstorm.





Lorne Lanning is an American game designer, director, writer and voice actor. He is the co-founder of Oddworld Inhabitants and is best known for creating the Oddworld series including Abe's Oddysee, Abe's Exoddus, Munch's Oddysee, Stranger's Wrath and Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty!. He is currently working on Oddworld: Soulstorm. In part 1 of our 2 part interview, Lorne presents his path growing into the role of an artist as a social critic and lays out the specifics of how he weaves an artistic message into his games. He also reveals secrets for creating game worlds that have lasting fan cultures and stand the test of time. **Jordan here, I just wanted to add that this interview was very inspiring to me personally, and helped me reconnect with why I make games, and what I would like to achieve in coming years. I feel that the way Lorne expressed his point of view up in this interview was an incredible gift to our community. I hope you'll accept his challenge to make great entertainment that is also great art! Visit www.playmakerspodcast.com to get access to the full blog post for this episode and much more!