Dan P interviews Hilary Craven, co-founder of Pure Mana Studios. They are creating Solar Crusaders, which looks like a cross between FTL, Civilizations, Eve Online, and a questing system. It is definitely ambitious and looks very intriguing. Hilary also is a big fan of Total War! Check out their homepage to learn more about the game and their upcoming Kickstarter.
Also, we chat a lot about charity and giving back to the community. Pure Mana Studios is planning on giving 15% of their profits to non-profit programs to help people learn how to code. It is awesome to see developers thinking of how to give back to their communities.