Andy created a sexy trailer of Monaco, which readers can see along with the kinky interview after the break.
What was your initial reaction to being accepted as a PlayNerd Centerfold model?
I laughed and called my wife. She asked me if there was anything that we needed to talk about.
What game(s) have gotten you the most worked up?
I've been playing Neptune's Pride lately. It's like a real-time multiplayer Alpha Centauri, except it's super slow. It takes hours or even days for your ships to travel between stars, which means the game puts a huge emphasis on diplomacy and backstabbing. I've been waking up in the middle of the night lately, sweating, feeling like someone probably launched a probe at me in the middle of the night. I'm not joking. I also dreamed the other night that my ally backstabbed me, I ended up sending him a missive calling him space-scum.
What's the wildest reaction you've had playing a video game? working on something?
The game B.U.T.T.O.N. was released on XBLIG recently (also a finalist in this year's IGF). It's a blast to play with friends, even better to play with significant others. It quite often involves cheating, wrestling, physical danger, and eventually make-up sex. It's also a charming little game that's amazing for parties. I'll leave the "wildest reaction" to your imagination, it's probably more fun that way anyways. :D
Nerd, geek, fanboy, otaku. What name do you prefer and why?
Whatever. I call myself a nerd and a geek all the time. I generally hate fanboys, but that's because I'm a spock-like geek and I believe that fanboyism is irrational. You should see pictures of me from fifth grade, though. Big glasses, braces, tucked in shirt. I was a NERD. Then I started swimming and lifeguarding and I ended up growing out of the nerd skin. I was still a total dork, though. I won the California State Science Fair back in the day, and was obsessed with Ultimate Frisbee in college. Still am, in fact.
World of Warcraft night elves. I could stare at that booty for hours. I have, in fact.
What's the secret behind your presentable package?
Hahaha. I'm 32 and married, so it's becoming less presentable by the year. I'm like Brad Pitt. I can still pull it together with a crash diet and a lot of effort, but it won't be long before I start getting cast as the old and wise cop rather than the young and eager one.
Do you have any toys you enjoyed playing with?
I loved Robostrux and Muscle Men when I was a kid. I also painted D&D figures back when they were still made from lead.
Add one to the Kama Sutra book: If sex were done Monaco-style, how would it happen?
Top-down, in the dark, and with four players on a couch, obviously. Everyone would be trying to get the job done as quickly as possible, but something would inevitably go wrong, and a huge mess would be made.
[Andy, thanks for the photos and thank your wife for letting us share you. I loved Muscle Men when I was a kid and still do. Nice to know we have something else in common! By the way, is that a Pocketwatch you have there or are you just happy to have been interviewed by me? Gaymers, if you like what you've seen, follow Andy's company for the latest in Monaco updates.]