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Interview with Michael Bok, developer of The Zod Engine

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Today I had the pleasure of chatting with Michael Bok of The Zod Engine via google talk. This is the most fun I've had chatting to developer so far.

GOL: I will start off easy on you...Okay so the first question to get us started, let's have a little introduction shall we, so introduce yourself, who exactly are you?

MB: My name is Michael Bok and I am the owner of Nighsoft which is currently a game cloning company. I have been cloning games since I was 15 with my first game being a clone of Diaspora which was one of the first free MMORPGs. Other then that I have a career in computer science and computer engineering.

MB: Correction, diaspora was one of the first free space mmorpgs

GOL: Interesting, so how exactly did you get into programming?

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