Jonathan H. Liu’s probably best known for his GeekDad columns over on wired.com, but I don’t think anyone ever thought that him launching a simple Kickstarter campaign would cause such a stir. What originally started as something of an experiment (admittedly with the overtones of seeing how many people would come in on the joke) became a rather major cause of rage in certain quarters. The Emperor’s New Clothes was purported to have been developed using a new technology called ROOS – if you couldn’t see it, you obviously weren’t a “proper” gamer. Though it was all meant in jest, some took umbrage, and in this interview we talk about the project’s development and what Jonathan’s thoughts are on the reactions…
This episode’s links!
Direct Download: http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/45n6s9/LMD_Episode55.mp3
The Emperor’s New Clothes on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/springboard/emperors-new-clothes?ref=live
The Emperor’s New Clothes on BGG: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/139388/emperors-new-clothes
Jonathan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonathanhliu
And thanks to the good folks at Magic Madhouse who sponsored the episode: http://www.magicmadhouse.co.uk/