Interview with Mustafa Thamer, Technical Director

Meet The Team is a podcast series to introduce the people behind Old World, the historical strategy game by Mohawk Games. Rob Honaker, the host, sits with members of the team to discuss their journey.

In this episode, you’ll meet Mustafa Thamer, Technology Director at Mohawk Games.

Mustafa Thamer

Technical Director

Salutations! I am Mustafa Thamer.

Born in the cradle of civilization, I moved from the capital city of Baghdad to the foreign lands of Baltimore at a very young age.

Growing up, I pursued my interest in dirt bikes, much to the chagrin of my parents who feared for my safety. Receiving my first Atari, I developed an interest in computers and fuelled by curiosity, I explored programming and enjoyed playing games like Star Raiders and Adventure. This instrument was the catalyst for my eventual career in videogame programming and engineering and game engine development.

Studying Computer Science, I’ve worked on various projects including VR, Civilization 4, Scaleform and DomiNations mobile. This journey has led me to Mohawk Games where I direct across the business, from programming to integration. Verily, I am fortunate to have a rich history of work with varied skills.

I hone my combat ability through fitness and martial arts, in particular, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. I also relish time spent with my kin.

As a veteran of my field, I have much wisdom to share.