CD Projekt on its early days: "We had no idea about making games"
The creators of The Witcher series explore their first steps in the video game industry.
The Glixel portal has an interesting interview with Marcin Iwiński , the co-founder of CD Projekt, in which one of those responsible for the witcher saga talks about how the company started in Poland.
"I started with a friend from university, Michał Kiciński. We did it as video game distributors but, honestly, we were not good at doing that. We were good at the games themselves, and at catching them and locating them for Poland before anyone else," he acknowledged. Iwiński. "Initially, a large part of our motivation to start as a company was to have access to the video games themselves. It may sound stupid, but it made us feel like gods. We were the ones who decided what was distributed in Poland and what was not."
"So we started to have access to all these titles.We were fascinated by RPGs, and that's how we met Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk from BioWare, who were our heroes. We play all the Baldur’s Gate. We had a dream, to make our own video games. We were passionate players who knew how to set up a distribution business but were starting to develop games, and in that new field we had no idea what we were doing. And that's where the first The Witcher came out, "he continued." That came straight out of Andrzej Sapkowski's books, there wasn't a clear distraction between good and evil and you always had to make your decisions but you never knew what was going to happen next. It's just like in real life and it's what we loved. It's like deconstructing a hero and making different versions of him. "