Greg Lesky Lead Designer Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition Drinkbox Games

Greg Lesky

Interview: How to make a great game with Greg Lesky, Drinkbox Games

Greg Lesky Lead Designer at Drinkbox Games always tinkered with things to figure out how they worked.  We talk about his career making big budget games at EA, Ubisoft, and break down Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition.


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Below is a summary of our interview:

Quote

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new

No one else knows what they are doing either – Ricky Gervais

His Journey

Greg talks about his journey from a video game tester than working for big companies like EA and Ubisoft and finally Lead Designer at Drinkbox Studios. We veer off and discuss the development of Skate for EA.

Low Point

Greg was working on Resident Evil for Slant 6 studios and the project was very challenging. He fell out of love with the game.

Aha Moment

Greg was really excited by the games being made at Drinkbox which reignited his interest in making games.

Greg’s work now  

We chat about the development of Guacamelee, the latest game from Drinkbox Games. An action platformer with exploration elements based in a fantastic Luchador world.

What’s exciting Greg now

Greg details Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition, the new, updated, and premium version of the game. One of the new levels Pico de Gallo is detailed.

Lightning Round

Book Greg Recommends: Iggy Peck, ArchitectRosie Revere, Engineer

Helpful Habit: Making lists

Helpful Person: Art director from Hollywood who consulted at EA 

Internet Resource: Gamasutra

What’s Your Purpose: Creating games that could be teaching tools

Where to follow Greg 

LinkedIn: Greg Lesky 

Drinkbox Twitter: @DrinkboxStudios

Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition will be available on X360, PS3, PC and WiiU

Parting Words

Go and do it. If you have an idea get out there and make something.

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