Soren Johnson is a video game designer and programmer. He was employed
Firaxis Games from 2000 to 2007, where he co-designed several of
their most popular games. In 2013 he co-founded Mohawk Games.
Prior to his work at Firaxis, Johnson obtained a BA in history and a
master's degree in computer science from Stanford University. Johnson
has also been employed at
Electronic Arts as part of an internship,
where he worked on
Knockout Kings 2000.
With Firaxis, Johnson helped in programming the popular strategy game
Civilization III, also writing the entire artificial intelligence
(AI). He was also the lead designer of Civilization IV, once again
writing all of the AI.
On April 17, 2007, it was announced that Johnson had left Firaxis to
Electronic Arts to work on Spore.
Johnson left EA in September 2011 to join the social network game
development company Zynga.
He was a bi-monthly design columnist for
Game Developer magazine
Game Developer magazine and
also on the Advisory Board of the Game Developer's Conference.
He also runs the game design blog Designer Notes and hosts the game
designer interview podcast Designer Notes.
Johnson formed Mohawk Studios in 2013. Their first video game is
Offworld Trading Company, an economic real-time strategy game for
Microsoft Windows and OS X. 
^ "About the team". Mohawk Games. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
Soren Johnson Leaves Firaxis Games". Apolyton Civilization Site.
2007-04-17. Retrieved 2007-04-19.
^ "Soren Johnson:Why I Left EA for Zynga". gamesindustry
international. 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
^ Eddie Makuch (2015-02-16). "Civ 4 Designer's Next Game Available
Now". GameSpot. Retrieved 2015-02-16.
Soren Johnson's profile at MobyGames
www.designer-notes.com Soren Johnson's game design blog
Soren Johnson at CVG
Soren Johnson about social gaming at gamesindustry
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