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Wednesday, January 11, 2006
New Crayon Games Founder Interviewed
8:49 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Gamecloud recently interviewed Phil Steinmeyer the founder of PopTop Software, creators of such titles as Tropico and Railroad Tycoon 2 and 3. Steinmeyer left the company in 2004 to found New Crayon Games. The interview covers Steinmeyer's time with Poptop and his new puzzle game Bonnie's Bookstore.

Gamecloud - You were the head of a critically acclaimed developer owned by a large publisher. Why did you decide to leave?

Phil Steinmeyer - Running a developer is a big, stressful job. For the 'crunch time' of each project, I was working roughly 6 months straight, 7 days a week. That works, barely, when you're single or married without kids. But as my family grew and my interests outside of work grew, I was looking to throttle down and try some different things. I can happily say that in the time since I left PopTop, I haven't worked a single Sunday, and not more than 2 or 3 Saturdays - very nice by comparison.
Steimeyer is currently working on a Mac version of Bonnie's Bookstore which should be released soon. For more information click the links below.

Gamecloud: New Crayon Games Interview
Bonnie's Bookstore
New Crayon Games
PopTop Software

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