Do you play games yourself?
Pajitnov: I got very much hooked on World of Warcraft. I spent a lot of time on that. The experience itself was great. I'd never played those MMOs before. I tried multiplayer RTS but never anything on this scale. I want to know use this kind of game in my own designs. Some of its parts were very interesting.
Is there anything in the games industry that annoys you?
Pajitnov: Not really. Every industry should serve the customer. I'm very much against games that try to educate the customer. You know, designers should make the games the customer wants. Also, if people don't like a certain game they should not play it.
What's a great thing about the industry?
Pajitnov: I like that it is much more suitable for people than say other activities. It keeps you active and it fires the imagination.
Is Hexic something you'd want to expand on?
Pajitnov: I designed Hexic because the guys who made Bejewelled did a bad job. It made me angry so I thought I would do a better job and made Bejewelled how it should have been made. With Hexic 2 the two-player mode is just great. The original game was very good and I was proud of it but this new version is excellent. So far Hexic 2 is doing good and maybe I would return to it later if I felt I had a new idea or direction for it.