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Transistor - Interview @ Paste Magazine

by Couchpotato, 2014-03-07 05:08:58

Paste Magazine has a new interview about Supergiant’s upcoming game Transistor.

Steve Gaynor, Amir Rao and Greg Kasavin share similar backstories. All three worked on big budget games for massive publishers—Gaynor on Bioshock 2 for 2K, Rao and Kasavin on Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 for Electronic Arts—before opening their own small studios. Rao cofounded Supergiant Games, where he was later joined by Kasavin. Supergiant’s first release, Bastion, was a critical and commercial hit, and topped Paste’s list of the best games of 2011. Gaynor is a cofounder of the Fullbright Company, whose first game Gone Home was named by Paste as the best game of 2013. Both games seamlessly weave well-written, emotionally powerful narratives into traditional game structures.

Gaynor recently talked to Rao and Kasavin about Bastion and Supergiant’s upcoming game Transistor for the Tone Control podcast. In this excerpt the three designers talk about the early days of their studios and the significance of design documents.

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SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released