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The Game Design Round Table

Oct 9, 2013

Jon and Dirk are joined by Julian Gollop, designer of X-COM: UFO Defense (aka UFO: Enemy Unknown) and a game development veteran with 30 years of experience. They discuss Julian’s distinguished career, how the design discipline is special and what made X-COM stand above so many games over the decades.---------------------------Contact InformationJon Shafer - @JonShaferDesign,, Jon.Shafer@ConiferGames.comDirk Knemeyer - @DKnemeyer,, Dirk@Knemeyer.comJulian Gollop - @Julian_Gollop,, ---------------------------Episode Outline0:00:50 - Julian’s early career0:09:50 - The history of X-COM0:23:00 - Life after X-COM0:34:16 - Julian’s evolution as a designer0:42:20 - What makes a designer?0:48:38 - Choosing a development platform0:53:06 - What makes X-COM special?1:01:30 - Julian’s 'favorite child'