Interview with Erika Svanoe and Erik Evensen



In this episode, game designer Erika Svanoe and illustrator Erik Evensen join hosts Eduard Gafton and Hannah Weaver to talk Marrying Mr. Darcy and the process of adapting Jane Austen’s most beloved novel.



Time Stamps

  • 00:00:00 – Start
  • 00:02:29 – How does a game like Marrying Mr. Darcy come to be?
  • 00:05:22 – Adapting Pride &Prejudice to a card game
  • 00:27:50 – The art design for the game
  • 00:34:23 – The demographic for the game
  • 00:43:20 – Producing and (crowd)funding Marrying Mr. Darcy
  • 00:55:15 – What do you strive for in your game(s)? Beyond having fun?


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