Apr 27, 2018
This week I talk to Ben Lee of Blue Manchu games. You may remember in episode 63 I spoke to Jon Chey the owner of Blue Manchu, well Ben works there as an art director.
Blue Manchu is most renowned for its free to download and play video game called Card Hunter, a dungeon exploring game with lots of interesting twists and takes on. One such idea is that you are not just playing the game, you are playing someone who is playing the game, and it is a tongue in cheek hark back to all the positive recollections of D&D.
It was interesting hearing more about Card Hunter but also more about the role of art direction and what this entails, especially in a smaller company. It was also fun to hear about Ben’s journey about working at a GW store, for Disney, and also on the Wren and Stimpy cartoon which I used to love back in the day.
A great guest and some really cool insight, I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!