Gamasutra Interview: Meretzky Talks Casual Games' Evolution

Steve Meretzky began creating games for Infocom with landmark titles such as Planetfall and Leather Goddesses of Phobos, as well as working with Douglas Adams on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. As the creative director at WorldWinner he was an early innovator in the casual games space and is currently designing games for Playdom.

In this new interview, Meretzky reminisces on his first experiences with what we'd today call casual gaming -- back in the early nineties -- and shares insights from the progression of the casual game space over the course of his career.

He explains how having a "house style" may help distinguish casual titles in a crowded space, and opines on the role of the writer in games today

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