Podcast

Interview with Anais Lingle, Lead QA

Meet The Team is a podcast series to introduce the people behind Old World, the historical strategy game by Mohawk Games. Rob Honaker, the host, sits with members of the team to discuss their journey.

In this episode, you’ll meet Anais Lingle, our QA Lead. Anais crushes any bug that crosses her and is very loved by Old World’s community.

Anais Lingle

Lead Quality Assurance

My name is Anais Lingle, I am a Baltimorian.
I am known around Old World communities as the Patch Notes Santa. I am a pet wrangler and conqueror of bugs.
With a background in Engineering, I now find myself as a QA Lead. I have experience under my belt working on the bugs of Lord of the Rings: War in the North, and there are no boundaries to my might from Zynga to Zenimax’s Fallout Shelter.

I strive to improve and change the world around me, and I will look after the people around making sure everyone is well, including myself, whether it is near my home in Baltimore or throughout the gaming industry.

Nothing bugs me!

Interview with Mark Shahan, Lead Artist

Meet The Team is a podcast series to introduce the people behind Old World, the historical strategy game by Mohawk Games. Rob Honaker, the host, sits with members of the team to discuss their journey.

In this episode, you’ll meet Mark Shahan, who works as a lead Artist at Mohawk Games. Mark is a 3D modeler and art director for 3D art.

Mark Shahan

Lead Artist

My name is Shahan, Mark Shahan. I am not one to be crossed. I lead with determination and vigilance, and in my spare time I sharpen my blades and cut my spears. I was involved in the making of Pirates, Civilizations, and in years past I created wonders.
 From West Virginia to Pennsylvania, I conquer the lands I travel.
 Today, my home is where my tribe is. I am the Lead Artist at Mohawk.  

If you do not know how to manipulate your Leader-heads, you might want to follow my advice. I am an expert. I will craft a whole army for you. Stand aside and be in awe of my might.

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Interview with Tom Whittaker, Senior Engineer

Meet The Team is a podcast series to introduce the people behind Old World, the historical strategy game by Mohawk Games. Rob Honaker, the host, sits with members of the team to discuss their journey.

In this episode, you’ll meet Tom Whittaker, who works as a senior engineer at Mohawk Games, solving our more difficult programming challenges.

Tom Whittaker

Senior Engineer

I am Thomas of the Whittakers, who has many times rerun the tale of Marathon.
From Microprose through Firaxis and all the way to Mohawk, there is nothing that my eyes have not seen. I leveled up at each turn, and today I stand indefatigable.

In years past, I belonged to many great empires, but today I reside in the Old World.

Fear me not, for I will win you over with kindness. Fear only my mad ability to make everything work before you wake in the morning.

Let’s Chipotle sometimes, Call me Tom!

Interview with Soren Johnson, Design Director

Meet The Team is a podcast series to introduce the people behind Old World, the historical strategy game by Mohawk Games. Rob Honaker, the host, sits with members of the team to discuss their journey.

In this episode, you’ll meet Soren Johnson, who led the design of Civilization IV, Offworld Trading Company, and now Old World.

Soren Johnson

Design Director

The world was not prepared for my power, so I had to go Offworld. When I realized the extent of my might, I traveled through time and founded Empires to recreate the Old World. I am Soren (Thor) of the Johansons.

I am a scholar of Stanford. My Viking roots spread to Firaxis, which resulted in Civ III and Civ IV. I had to expand my reach wider to Electronic Arts and, somehow, Zynga. Eventually, I became an uncontainable force, and I had to start Mohawk Games in 2013. Now, I do what I want, and I am the ultimate leader of the entire universe, unleashing my designs to all humankind for centuries to come.

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Interview with Ky Nguyen, 3D Animator

Meet The Team is a podcast series to introduce the people behind Old World, the historical strategy game by Mohawk Games. Rob Honaker, the host, sits with members of the team to discuss their journey.

In this episode you’ll meet Ky Nguyen from our animation team. He is wonderful to work with and we’re happy to introduce him.

Ky Nguyen

3D Animator

I am Ky of clan Nguyen, dweller of Texas. If you think we have chemistry, you are not wrong. I appeared upon Survios and apprenticed in Virtual Reality, then improved my skills before wearing the Funken Hosen of Sparkypants. I am one of a kind, while my clan are masters of the culinaries, I venture towards the arts. Check out my abilities in bringing to life animals, machines, and humans. I impressed all humankind, glad Mohawk was wise enough to seek me.

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Interview with Nathan Glemboski, Animator

Meet The Team is a podcast series to introduce the people behind Old World, the historical strategy game by Mohawk Games. Rob Honaker, the host, sits with members of the team to discuss their journey.

We start the series with Nathan Glemboski, our lead animator, who joined Mohawk in 2019. He took the game from zero movement to full life.

Nathan Glemboski

Nathan Glemboski

Lead Animator

I am Nathan Glemboski, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. King of Animation and creator of life in all inanimate objects of the 3D world. I graduated from Animation Mentor in 2009. I was hired as a full time character animator & 3D generalist at Steelehouse Productions. There I became the Lead Animator. For 10 years I had endless opportunities from short films, to 3D animated cartoon series, to VR and AR experiences, to games. I’ve also expanded to VFX and compositing work on several feature films while at Steelehouse. Find me bringing to life all that is lifeless in Old World, Mohawk Games needs my counsel.

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