Portal Writer Erik Wolpaw Interviewed

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun interviews Erik Wolpaw, writer of Portal (and perhaps the one person I can point to who most inspired and influenced my writing “style.”)

Also, there is cake. Why’s that?
Well, there are lots of message games coming out now. Like they’ve got something really important to get off their chest about the war in Iraq or the player is forced to make some dicey underwater moral choices. Really, just a whole heck of a lot of stuff to think about. With that in mind, at the beginning of the Portal development process, we sat down as a group to decide what philosopher or school of philosophy our game would be based on. That was followed by about fifteen minutes of silence and then someone mentioned that a lot of people like cake.

RPS Interview: Valve’s Erik Wolpaw [Rock, Paper, Shotgun]

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5 Responses to Portal Writer Erik Wolpaw Interviewed

  1. hemidemisemiquaver says:

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    (the first blogspam I’ve seen on BB)

  2. hemidemisemiquaver says:

    also, to stay OT, one of my favorite quotes from portal goes

    “Didn’t we have some fun, though? Remember when the platform was sliding into the fire pit and i said ‘Goodbye’ and you were like ‘NNOO WWAAYY’, and then I was all ‘We pretended we were going to murder you’, that was great.”

  3. Halloween Jack says:

    The two things that I remember best about Old Man Murray are that 1) they were linked on Slashdot’s front page long after they stopped updating and 2) even though their early posts were pretty good, the last two had to do with how lame the end boss in Return to Castle Wolfenstein was, which was one to two times too many. Glad to see that one of the lads is moving up in the world.

  4. Scypher says:

    Blogspam? Are you serious? What Halloween Jack said was perfectly relevant to an article on Erik Wolpaw, you just need to lurk moar.

  5. Joel Johnson says:

    Don’t be so hard on hemidemisemiquaver. There was a bit of blogspam in there that I deleted, but didn’t want to delete his comment.

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