Interview with Alex Mantzaris, AI Programmer

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 Alex Mantzaris, Senior Engineer and AI Programmer. Alex is a veteran in the genre and has worked with this team before on Civilization IV.

Alex Mantzaris

AI Programmer

Make way for Alexander!

Born in the English Capital of London and raised among the ruins of Greece, I spent much of my youth sailing across the shimmering waters that surrounded me. I have conquered various academic institutions, adding to my impressive arsenal of qualifications including Engineering, Naval Architecture, and Hydrodynamics.

Through each conquest, the art of Programming called out to me with its siren song and I could not resist but to train myself in its complex ways – a fruitful endeavor.

As an active member of the Civilization community, I reverse engineered game mechanics to discover optimal strategies and tactics. Through a fortunate invitation from a friend, I joined the elite ranks of Programmers on Civilization IV.

Though our paths split momentarily, I was reunited with the veterans when I joined Mohawk Games to once again lend my support, this time developing systems and AI on Old World.

I am not just Greek but I am Great!

No code shall escape my gaze.