Show Us Your Rig: Offworld Trading Company's Soren Johnson

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Show us your rig

Each week on Show Us Your Rig, we feature PC gaming's best and brightest as they show us the systems they use to work and play.

Soren Johnson, CEO and Founder of Mohawk Games currently working on Offworld Trading Company, was previously the Lead Designer of Civilization 4. Needless to say, he's a man who knows his strategy games. With a three monitor setup and laptops on hand, Johnson has made sure he always has the screen space he needs to skype, code, and test at the same time with room to spare. He was kind enough to take some time and tell us about his PC.

What's in your PC?

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 @ 3.40 GHz
  • Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate
  • GPU: MSI Nvidia Geforce GTX 760
  • RAM: 32GB
  • Storage: Corsair Neutron GTX 480GB SSD & WD My Passport HDD
  • PSU: Corsair HX650
  • Monitors: One Dell U3014 and two Dell U2412M
  • OS: Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Keyboard: Steel Series mechanical keyboard
  • Mouse: Logitech G9X
  • Webcam: Logitech C270

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What's the most interesting/unique part of your setup?

I love having a three monitor setup with the huge monitor in the middle and two vertical monitors on the side. I'm always optimizing where exactly I should put my IDE and my browser and my Skype and my Unity editor so that I can see everything at once.

What's always within arm's reach on your desk?

Within arm's reach, I've got my mic and headset for streaming and various power cords for my other laptops in case I need to test multiplayer.

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Upright view

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What are you playing right now?

Besides Offworld, I'm playing a lot of Darkest Dungeon, which has a wonderful combat system, which places a great deal of emphasis on character placement, coupled with an interesting metagame that keeps challenging you to balance your party because half of them might be too stressed to head out right now.

What's your favorite game and why?

My favorite game is the original Sid Meier's Pirates! which I played mostly on my Amiga 500. That game had an amazing blend of fun mini-games, dynamic narrative, and strategic planning that made playing a pirate's life meaningful and compelling.

Tom Marks
Tom is PC Gamer’s Associate Editor. He enjoys platformers, puzzles and puzzle-platformers. He also enjoys talking about PC games, which he now no longer does alone. Tune in every Wednesday at 1pm Pacific on to see Tom host The PC Gamer Show.