World of Goo co-creator Ron Carmel on indie success, patent infringers, and "saving gamemakers from publishers."

Earlier this year, the fine organizers at Portland’s XOXO Festival asked me to interview Ron Carmel, principal of the Indie Fund and co-creator of World of Goo. Ron was a lovely intervieweee and the piece above is a great overview/origin story from start to finish of a successful indie title. We talked about his life at EA, the untraditional roots of Goopatent infringement, and the future of independent game. If you want a primer on a exciting slice of games, this should be it.