Interview with Teuthis

Been awhile since interview, so time to make a new one with ET Mapper Teuthis mostly know for ET maps like, Teuthonia Final and Siwa Teuthonia.


Q. Thanks Teuthis for taking time for this interview. How are you?
Thanks a lot for inviting me, I’m doing very well.
Q. Can you tell our readers a bit about yourself?
Sure thing. I’m German and will turn 40 this year. I ´m working as a scientist in a leading position at a large Research Institute. I am actually the vice director of this institute. I am married and have a 9 months old son.
Q. How did you come up with the name Teuthis?
The name originates from the giant squid Architeuthis. With his 10 arms he reminded me a bit on myself playing ET. And I love scuba diving and have seen lots of squids and think they are awesome creatures.
Q. Haven’t seen you for a while with mapping. Been busy elsewhere?
Yes, very busy. We recently bought a house and together with my work and the family this keeps me very busy.
Q. Any new maps in the making? 
Well, I do have some unfinished projects on my desk. There is an unfinished pirate-style map called Tortuga and also a 3rd teuthonia map (port_Teuthonia).
Q. Teuthonia Final and Siwa Teuthonia were 2 maps out of 3 you had planned and they were all connected togheter somehow? What was the third map?
Correct, the third map is called port_teuthonia. The basic idea behind this trilogy is that the story starts with siwa_teuthonia, in which the allies have to get access into the village of teuthonia. In the second map of this trilogy, teuthonia, the allies have to break into the bank to steal some gold bars (just like in Goldrush). In the third map, port_teuthonia, the allies start the map with owning the gold already and and need to bring the gold to a ship. The map then ends when the gold is loaded on the ship and after the anker has been lifted. So one story going over three maps.
Q. Do you make all maps by yourself or are you in coop with someone?
The three maps I published so far have been done essentially by myself. Of course, I had tons of questions down the line and received great technical help from various TWT members, most notable Acqu, Thunder and Mateos.