For many years, anthologies had largely disappeared from modern entertainment, only recently coming back to prominence with shows like True Detective and American Horror Story. Now, we are getting an anthology in the gaming world, and fittingly it is called Anthology.
Our Five for Five series continues today with our Q&A with the two man development team behind Hevn. My hands on preview went live earlier in week, and I thought it was one of the most fascinating blends of sci-fi and survival gameplay I had seen. I was left eager for more, but for now we have the Five for Five Q&A with Larry Johnson and Mat Matthews from developers Miga where they reveal more about their unique take on agile development and the inspiration…
Welcome to the second week of our Five for Five feature. This week, we have a Q&A and Kevin is delivering some hands on impressions of Odyssey, self-described as “The Next Generation Science Game” by developers, The Young Socratics on their Kickstarter page. Today’s Q&A is with Omkar Deshpande, a co-founder of The Young Socratics and co-creator of Odyssey where he tells us a bit about himself, what Odyssey is all about and his influences. Expect to see a few Enid Blyton references appear. We…
I introduced our new concept for covering a handful of indie games over the weekend, and as promised, we have our first Q&A right here, right now with Francesco and Maurizio De Angelis the duo behind Detective Gallo developers, FootPrints. Hit the break to check out the five questions these guys have answered for us.
If you’ve read much of my work over the years, you’ll know that I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to horror games. As such, it was with trepidation that I started up the preview build for Iron Fish the deep-sea thriller from Dean Edwards and Beefjack Create.
Yesterday, our massive preview of Behold the Kickmen was published. Today, you can read the full Q&A I had with indie developer and brains behind Kickmen, Dan Marshall. Hit the break to find out more about what inspired Dan to make the game, how the Story mode works, and what advice he has for other indies out there. Enjoy!
What happens when someone who professes not to have looked at anything football related since the Panini sticker album for Mexico 86, decides to make a football game? You get Behold The Kickmen, the upcoming game from Dan Marshall, the brains behind Ben There, Dan That!, Gun Monkeys and The Swindle.
After I recently took a look at the Art of War expansion for Europa Universalis IV and revisited Knights of Pen and Paper, I thought about when we last spoke with someone from Paradox. That someone was Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester who we spoke with back in June 2011. I came up with some questions for Fredrik about Paradox, Pillars of Eternity and their work with Sony on Magicka 2. Hit the break to check out the Q&A.
I’ve touched on the upcoming work from Dovetail Games a few times in recent months as they transition towards releasing Train Simulator 2015, establishing links with Microsoft and their flight simulator games while also spreading their wings into the fishing game scene. It has been a big change in focus for a company who used to hone in solely on the Train Simulator franchise, and I wanted to find out more about what was going on. I was able to have a chat with Doug McConkey, the brand director at Dovetail Games, about the new games and the change in focus of the company. Hit the break to find out more.
If you haven’t heard of Fictiorama Studios yet then I don’t blame you. They are a very discreet and hard working literal band of brothers based in Madrid, who’s debut adventure game Dead Synchronicity has just been successfully funded via Kickstarter. The passion behind this small team is almost immeasurable and I recently had some of their drive directed my way when I was lucky enough to ask them a few questions.
I brought word the other day that the developers of Train Simulator had undergone a transformation. They were no longer Railsimulator.com focused on the Train Sim franchise as the company had transitioned to become Dovetail Games with a broader simulation remit. You can find more details after the break where I speak to Jon Rissik, VP Brand & Acquisition at Dovetail Games.
The summer, does anyone remember that time of the year? A time when it was warm and the sun lit up the world past half-four in the afternoon? I do, and I have located an interview I did at the Wales Games Conference which took place back in June. There was a stand for Kodu, a product from Microsoft Research which is in effect the forerunner to Project SPARK. I had the chance to speak to Stuart Ball from Microsoft Partners in Learning about what Kodu is, how Microsoft is helping with IT education in Britain and more. Hit the jump if you wish to find out more.
Regular readers of the site will know that I am a big fan of Euro Truck Simulator 2 which surely ranks alongside Farming Simulator and Train Simulator as one of the hits of the simulation game genre. With the new Train Simulator title coming out later this month, the 26th to be exact, I thought it was the ideal time to find out more. My hunt led me to Simon Saunston of developers RailSimulator.com. Simon is brand manager at the company and was perfectly placed to answer my questions about what to expect in the new game, resolve my concerns over the amount of DLC with his titles and more. Hit the break and enter the world of trains.
I’ve only ever done a handful of face-to-face interviews in my adventures here on The Reticule and most of them have gone ok, but certainly not great. At the Rezzed show in June I was taking a peak at the Democracy 3 and RedShirt stand and happened to see a face I recognised from Twitter and his blog, it was Cliff Harris, the man behind Positech Interactive.
Daedalic Entertainment have been producing distinctive and high quality adventure games since their first production in 2008. Titles such as Deponia, The Whispered World and Dark Eye: The Chains of Satinav have been praised by critics for their imaginative stories, strong characters and well developed worlds. Daedalic’s latest game, The Night of the Rabbit is no different and you can read my full thoughts in the Verdict I wrote earlier in the month.
Magically I have managed to corner Matt Kempke, author of The Night of the Rabbit and have convinced him to answer a few of my questions about the game and his thoughts on future projects. Matt is no stranger when it comes to making games and has written and created his own in the past, most notably What Makes You Tick: A Stitch In Time.