I love these kinds of interviews, no marketing pitches because the cgame is already out, and some insight into the thoughts of the men and women behind the scenes.
RPS: What’s the key of the game? Why do you think people were so into them?
Lennart Sas: Looking back I think the multiplayer, solid strategic core, and modding tools are what made the Age of Wonders games stand out. There is a community of players still active today. For people new to the series, check out the community site http://aow2.heavengames.com for tons of user created materials, extensive manuals, background info, and people to challenge online.