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Episode 81 – Jon Hare


In this episode Matt interviews Jon Hare, industry legend, game designer and of course once a part of the mighty Sensible Software. In a similar vain to Matt’s interview with Dino Dini, they just chew the fat about where Jon started, the culture at the Sensible offices in the good old days with fair smattering of what has happened to the games industry in the eyes of Jon.

Of course there is mention about rising sea levels, no interview is complete without such discuss along with stealing chocolates from Chris’s dad when they worked out of his house.

In true Jon Hare fashion it’s a very honest chat, so cover your ears if you’re protective about Sensible Software’s old IPs and what has happened to them! The failures of Cannon Fodder in the recent times, the lack of 3D games from them in the 90s and many other cancelled projects.

Finally Jon chats about his first new game and new IP in around 20 years.

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Episode 81 – Jon Hare

9 thoughts on “Episode 81 – Jon Hare

  1. wizball1973 says:

    Really enjoyed this. Thought Jon’s comments about intelligence were spot on.

  2. stelios says:

    Have I mentioned before that I really like these longer interview podcasts with luminaries of the gaming era, especially the not often recognised UK gaming scene people?
    Excellent work.

  3. Andy says:

    Great Ep, that not only covers his past but really show cases Jon hare the person..

    Loved this Ep….best podcast with Jon hare in it ever!!!

    Well done Matt for a superb interviews

  4. den.aris says:

    Thanks Gents – stelios, apologies I got your name wrong 😉

    Really enjoyable interview to do. Jon was a gent and happy to talk until I’d had enough!

  5. TEOL says:

    Thanks for bringing us some more AMIGA goodness. AMIGA Forever.

  6. TEOL says:

    About to plug on the Facebook Commodore AMIGA group again.

  7. Dean Swain says:

    Well done Matt, another superb interview!

  8. den.aris says:

    Thanks TEOL and Swain. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Pleasure doing this!

  9. scopie says:

    Great interview, absolutely fascinating. I also wonder what the world would be like if the amiga had gone on to become the dominant computer in the world…

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