Interview with the Merchant Empires creatorI came across a Linux Gazette interview with Bryan Brunton, who was the creator of the Merchant Empires browser strategy game, and I found it very interesting and of course on-topic for this forum section.
Excerpt: [...] a browser based gaming environment has advantages that I value. I looked at a number of similarly directed projects before writing ME. Many of them had stalled or the developers had spent six months time writing a server and client with no playable game to show for their efforts. I wanted to spend my time immediately writing game code. [...] As far as what makes a good game, I have always enjoyed intelligent turn-based game play, not frames per second.
Read the full text at http://linuxgazette.net/issue63/brunton.html.