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Interview with Creator of Chainsaw Warrior, Stephen Hand #ChainsawWarrior

February 12, 2014

One of the great things about making games is that you can re-visit things from your youth. When we got the chance to work with Games Workshop on a game I loved as a kid, Chainsaw Warrior, I was over the moon.

Then I got to interview it’s creator, Stephen Hand, about the game! Geek overload!

Part 1 is here.

I was really interested to find out that another interest of mine, Cthulhu, crossed over with this game too!

Tomas: One of the things fans seem to like is the 80s vibe about the game; what other media and games at the time influenced your creative process?

Stephen: …Providing a full list of influences on Chainsaw Warrior is impossible. Books, comics, movies, games — they all went into the soup: “Alien”, John Carpenter’s remake of “The Thing”, the original “Dawn of the Dead” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, the books of HP Lovecraft and Michael Moorcock and many more. I’ll take full credit for The Meat Machine and the Slime. The violent tone of the game was fuelled by the quite brilliant “Action” comic, though there are also a few hints of “2000 AD” in there — thanks to Chainsaw Warrior, I got to meet Brett Ewins whose work I greatly admired. We were slated to work on a Chainsaw Warrior comic together.

Part 2 is here – check it out!

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